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Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 563,400 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 596,603 employed persons for the month. Raleigh lost 600 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 13,702 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 563,400 -600 -85,300
CPS 596,603 +13,702 -107,785

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 662,700. Since then 99,300 jobs have been lost in Raleigh according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 716,352 for Raleigh in February 2020. 119,749 jobs have been lost in Raleigh since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 582,901, Raleigh has added 13,702 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 563,400 -600 596,603 13,702
April 2020 564,000 -95,000 582,901 -106,910
March 2020 659,000 -3,700 689,811 -26,541
February 2020 662,700 2,800 716,352 2,038
January 2020 659,900 5,400 714,314 -621
December 2019 654,500 200 714,935 564
November 2019 654,300 400 714,371 977
October 2019 653,900 2,700 713,394 1,340
September 2019 651,200 -900 712,054 1,754
August 2019 652,100 700 710,300 2,046
July 2019 651,400 600 708,254 2,040
June 2019 650,800 2,100 706,214 1,826