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Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 644,400 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 697,136 employed persons for the month. Raleigh lost 0 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 268 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 644,400 0 +59,600
CPS 697,136 +268 +94,023

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 14,400 jobs have been lost in Raleigh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 575,400 in April 2020, Raleigh has gained 69,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 717,596 for Raleigh in February 2020. 20,460 jobs have been lost in Raleigh since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 588,738, Raleigh has added 108,398 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 644,400 0 697,136 268
April 2021 644,400 1,600 696,868 1,561
March 2021 642,800 4,200 695,307 1,892
February 2021 638,600 800 693,415 1,851
January 2021 637,800 1,100 691,564 2,895
December 2020 636,700 4,100 688,669 2,010
November 2020 632,600 5,400 686,659 3,464
October 2020 627,200 1,700 683,195 6,488
September 2020 625,500 5,100 676,707 9,209
August 2020 620,400 8,900 667,498 12,161
July 2020 611,500 10,300 655,337 15,982
June 2020 601,200 16,400 639,355 36,242