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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 155,400 jobs in Hickory, North Carolina in June 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 169,177 employed persons for the month. Hickory added 200 jobs in June 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 174 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hickory job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey June 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 155,400 +200 +1,700
CPS 169,177 +174 +2,721

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 August 2000 at 186,900. Since then 31,500 jobs have been lost in Hickory according to the employer survey. From a trough of 141,500 in February 2010, Hickory has gained 13,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 184,155 for Hickory in July 2000. 14,978 jobs have been lost in Hickory since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 146,535, Hickory has added 22,642 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2018

Hickory, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2018 155,400 200 169,177 174
May 2018 155,200 500 169,003 1,077
April 2018 154,700 500 167,926 -124
March 2018 154,200 -200 168,050 -96
February 2018 154,400 -100 168,146 1,053
January 2018 154,500 700 167,093 675
December 2017 153,800 500 166,418 26
November 2017 153,300 200 166,392 -229
October 2017 153,100 -500 166,621 -203
September 2017 153,600 200 166,824 359
August 2017 153,400 100 166,465 158
July 2017 153,300 -400 166,307 -149