Department of Numbers

Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 641,800 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 695,075 employed persons for the month. Raleigh added 1,700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,715 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 641,800 +1,700 +20,300
CPS 695,075 +3,715 +19,990

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 641,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 695,087 for Raleigh in July 2018. 12 jobs have been lost in Raleigh since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 691,360, Raleigh has added 3,715 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 641,800 1,700 695,075 3,715
September 2018 640,100 1,000 691,360 -535
August 2018 639,100 900 691,895 -3,192
July 2018 638,200 2,800 695,087 3,399
June 2018 635,400 2,700 691,688 3,179
May 2018 632,700 4,200 688,509 5,161
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