Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth
There were 651,600 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 703,456 employed persons for the month. Raleigh added 1,500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,062 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh 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.
Raleigh, North Carolina Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Raleigh 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 Raleigh, North Carolina
CES employment for Raleigh peaked in February 2020 at 658,800. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Raleigh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 575,400 in April 2020, Raleigh has gained 76,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 717,596 for Raleigh in February 2020. 14,140 jobs have been lost in Raleigh since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 588,738, Raleigh has added 114,718 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History