Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina Job Growth
There were 150,500 jobs in Hickory, North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 163,108 employed persons for the month. Hickory lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 623 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hickory job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Hickory, North Carolina Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hickory as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total Employment for Hickory, North Carolina
CES employment for Hickory peaked in June 2000 at 187,100. Since then 36,600 jobs have been lost in Hickory according to the employer survey. From a trough of 133,200 in April 2020, Hickory has gained 17,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,802 for Hickory in July 2000. 20,694 jobs have been lost in Hickory since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 131,945, Hickory has added 31,163 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Hickory, North Carolina Employment History