Department of Numbers

Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 632,500 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 688,517 employed persons for the month. Raleigh added 4,000 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,169 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 632,500 +4,000 +18,200
CPS 688,517 +5,169 +21,339

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 in May 2018 is at a new high of 632,500.

CPS employment in May 2018 for Raleigh is at a new high of 688,517.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 632,500 4,000 688,517 5,169
April 2018 628,500 900 683,348 1,644
March 2018 627,600 1,200 681,704 1,509
February 2018 626,400 2,000 680,195 2,845
January 2018 624,400 4,600 677,350 2,215
December 2017 619,800 -1,700 675,135 234
November 2017 621,500 0 674,901 -184
October 2017 621,500 1,900 675,085 67
September 2017 619,600 -1,500 675,018 1,322
August 2017 621,100 3,000 673,696 1,814
July 2017 618,100 1,800 671,882 2,187
June 2017 616,300 2,000 669,695 2,517