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Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 638,900 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 688,678 employed persons for the month. Raleigh added 1,100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,607 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 638,900 +1,100 -19,900
CPS 688,678 +2,607 -27,674

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 19,900 jobs have been lost in Raleigh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 575,400 in April 2020, Raleigh has gained 63,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 716,352 for Raleigh in February 2020. 27,674 jobs have been lost in Raleigh since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 582,901, Raleigh has added 105,777 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 638,900 1,100 688,678 2,607
January 2021 637,800 1,100 686,071 10,253
December 2020 636,700 4,100 675,818 3,478
November 2020 632,600 5,400 672,340 11,425
October 2020 627,200 1,700 660,915 16,370
September 2020 625,500 5,100 644,545 3,308
August 2020 620,400 8,900 641,237 2,460
July 2020 611,500 10,300 638,777 9,275
June 2020 601,200 16,400 629,502 35,960
May 2020 584,800 9,400 593,542 10,641
April 2020 575,400 -80,000 582,901 -106,910
March 2020 655,400 -3,400 689,811 -26,541