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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 156,600 jobs in Hickory, North Carolina in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 166,873 employed persons for the month. Hickory added 400 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 80 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hickory job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 156,600 +400 +4,300
CPS 166,873 +80 +7,025

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 30,500 jobs have been lost in Hickory according to the employer survey. From a trough of 132,100 in April 2020, Hickory has gained 24,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,416 for Hickory in August 2000. 16,543 jobs have been lost in Hickory since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 132,722, Hickory has added 34,151 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Hickory, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 156,600 400 166,873 80
June 2022 156,200 300 166,793 239
May 2022 155,900 0 166,554 643
April 2022 155,900 400 165,911 703
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