Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina Job Growth
There were 159,500 jobs in Hickory, North Carolina in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 170,077 employed persons for the month. Hickory added 200 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 253 (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 27,600 jobs have been lost in Hickory according to the employer survey. From a trough of 132,800 in April 2020, Hickory has gained 26,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,416 for Hickory in August 2000. 13,339 jobs have been lost in Hickory since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 132,795, Hickory has added 37,282 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Hickory, North Carolina Employment History