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Jacksonville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 49,800 jobs in Jacksonville, North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,665 employed persons for the month. Jacksonville added 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 210 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jacksonville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,800 +500 -400
CPS 60,665 +210 -2,498

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Jacksonville, North Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, North Carolina

CES employment for Jacksonville peaked in January 2020 at 50,200. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,400 in April 2020, Jacksonville has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 63,199 for Jacksonville in December 2019. 2,534 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 53,359, Jacksonville has added 7,306 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Jacksonville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 49,800 500 60,665 210
January 2021 49,300 -300 60,455 -974
December 2020 49,600 -100 61,429 167
November 2020 49,700 300 61,262 188
October 2020 49,400 200 61,074 1,794
September 2020 49,200 500 59,280 131
August 2020 48,700 300 59,149 149
July 2020 48,400 900 59,000 1,889
June 2020 47,500 2,100 57,111 2,111
May 2020 45,400 1,000 55,000 1,641
April 2020 44,400 -5,500 53,359 -7,304
March 2020 49,900 -300 60,663 -2,500