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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 155,500 jobs in Hickory, North Carolina in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 165,790 employed persons for the month. Hickory lost 0 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 582 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hickory job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 155,500 0 +5,600
CPS 165,790 +582 +7,523

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 31,600 jobs have been lost in Hickory according to the employer survey. From a trough of 132,100 in April 2020, Hickory has gained 23,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,416 for Hickory in August 2000. 17,626 jobs have been lost in Hickory since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 132,722, Hickory has added 33,068 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Hickory, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 155,500 0 165,790 582
March 2022 155,500 500 165,208 625
February 2022 155,000 1,000 164,583 863
January 2022 154,000 400 163,720 976
December 2021 153,600 -100 162,744 -68
November 2021 153,700 1,400 162,812 178
October 2021 152,300 700 162,634 785
September 2021 151,600 -100 161,849 1,011
August 2021 151,700 -600 160,838 990
July 2021 152,300 1,900 159,848 779
June 2021 150,400 200 159,069 468
May 2021 150,200 300 158,601 334