Department of Numbers

Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 619,900 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 669,655 employed persons for the month. Raleigh added 5,400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,740 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 619,900 +5,400 -34,400
CPS 669,655 +8,740 -44,716

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 42,800 jobs have been lost in Raleigh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 563,400 in May 2020, Raleigh has gained 56,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 716,352 for Raleigh in February 2020. 46,697 jobs have been lost in Raleigh since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 582,901, Raleigh has added 86,754 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 619,900 5,400 669,655 8,740
October 2020 614,500 9,800 660,915 16,370
September 2020 604,700 9,200 644,545 3,308
August 2020 595,500 4,600 641,237 2,460
July 2020 590,900 4,100 638,777 9,275
June 2020 586,800 23,400 629,502 35,960
May 2020 563,400 -600 593,542 10,641
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