Department of Numbers

Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 636,000 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 693,672 employed persons for the month. Raleigh added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,201 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 636,000 +200 +6,200
CPS 693,672 +1,201 +13,477

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 June 2018 at 637,900. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Raleigh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 629,700 in September 2018, Raleigh has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 695,087 for Raleigh in July 2018. 1,415 jobs have been lost in Raleigh since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 691,360, Raleigh has added 2,312 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 636,000 200 693,672 1,201
January 2019 635,800 5,100 692,471 -2,527
December 2018 630,700 300 694,998 178
November 2018 630,400 -1,500 694,820 -140
October 2018 631,900 2,200 694,960 3,600
September 2018 629,700 -8,100 691,360 -535
August 2018 637,800 2,600 691,895 -3,192
July 2018 635,200 -2,700 695,087 3,399
June 2018 637,900 1,900 691,688 3,179
May 2018 636,000 2,100 688,509 5,161
April 2018 633,900 2,100 683,348 1,644
March 2018 631,800 2,000 681,704 1,509