Mecklenburg County Employment

Our map shows the change, in percent, of the latest available annual employment estimates. As of August 2014, there were 472,122 employed people in Mecklenburg County. This is down 1.2% from 477,690 employed people in the previous month.6

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Annual Changes in Mecklenburg County

This graph shows changes, in percent, of the number of average monthly employed people in Mecklenburg County over the past 10 years. Each point represents the change in the percent of employed people from the baseline year.

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Monthly Changes in Mecklenburg County

This is a more detailed look, showing monthly changes in the number of employed people in Mecklenburg County over the past 10 years.

YearMonthEmployment% Change
2014 August1 472,122 -1.2%
2014 July 477,690 +0.8%
2014 June 473,755 -1.4%
2014 May 480,341 +1.0%
2014 April 475,375 +0.1%
2014 March 474,913 +1.4%
2014 February 468,418 -0.5%
2014 January 470,763 +0.4%
2013 December 468,885 -0.7%
2013 November 472,325 +0.2%
2013 October 471,279 +0.6%
2013 September 468,580 +0.6%
2013 August 465,876 -0.3%
2013 July 467,254 +0.7%
2013 June 464,079 -1.0%
2013 May 468,628 +0.5%
2013 April 466,430 +0.4%
2013 March 464,470 +0.8%
2013 February 460,916 +0.4%
2013 January 458,993 -0.6%
2012 December 461,642 -0.5%
2012 November 464,169 -0.6%
2012 October 466,773 +1.2%
2012 September 461,451 +1.2%
2012 August 455,846 -0.1%
2012 July 456,189 +0.5%
2012 June 453,866 -0.8%
2012 May 457,399 +0.7%
2012 April 454,375 +0.1%
2012 March 453,845 +1.0%
2012 February 449,229 +0.3%
2012 January 447,889 +0.9%
2011 December 443,889 -0.5%
2011 November 445,955 +0.4%
2011 October 444,289 +0.4%
2011 September 442,472 +0.9%
2011 August 438,315 +0.4%
2011 July 436,496 +0.6%
2011 June 433,832 -0.7%
2011 May 436,696 0.0%
2011 April 436,500 +0.3%
2011 March 435,090 +0.8%
2011 February 431,652 +0.6%
2011 January 428,968 -0.2%
2010 December 429,990 -0.1%
2010 November 430,481 -0.2%
2010 October 431,556 +1.1%
2010 September 426,744 +0.2%
2010 August 425,718 +0.4%
2010 July 423,820 -0.1%
2010 June 424,179 -0.9%
2010 May 427,917 +0.6%
2010 April 425,319 +1.1%
2010 March 420,675 +1.2%
2010 February 415,653 +0.1%
2010 January 415,195 +0.6%
2009 December 412,714 -1.0%
2009 November 416,695 -0.2%
2009 October 417,647 -0.1%
2009 September 418,093 -0.3%
2009 August 419,288 +0.3%
2009 July 418,140 +0.2%
2009 June 417,360 -0.3%
2009 May 418,447 -0.4%
2009 April 420,126 -0.1%
2009 March 420,412 -0.1%
2009 February 421,015 -0.5%
2009 January 423,060 -2.1%
2008 December 432,328 -0.9%
2008 November 436,258 -1.6%
2008 October 443,487 +0.6%
2008 September 441,053 +0.3%
2008 August 439,924 +0.1%
2008 July 439,436 -0.0%
2008 June 439,491 -0.3%
2008 May 440,929 -0.0%
2008 April 441,092 +0.2%
2008 March 440,130 +0.4%
2008 February 438,290 +0.4%
2008 January 436,727 -0.2%
2007 December 437,402 -0.5%
2007 November 439,434 -0.2%
2007 October 440,253 +0.7%
2007 September 437,285 +0.5%
2007 August 435,151 +0.1%
2007 July 434,516 +0.2%
2007 June 433,777 -0.1%
2007 May 434,095 +0.4%
2007 April 432,202 -0.3%
2007 March 433,331 +1.1%
2007 February 428,486 +0.4%
2007 January 426,669 -2.1%
2006 December 436,010 -0.4%
2006 November 437,587 -0.2%
2006 October 438,353 +1.2%
2006 September 433,184 +0.4%
2006 August 431,248 +0.7%
2006 July 428,418 +0.5%
2006 June 426,122 -0.1%
2006 May 426,690 +0.4%
2006 April 425,131 +0.8%
2006 March 421,747 +1.0%
2006 February 417,482 +0.2%
2006 January 416,542 +0.2%
2005 December 415,834 -0.1%
2005 November 416,429 -0.7%
2005 October 419,241 +1.6%
2005 September 412,502 +0.6%
2005 August 409,867 +0.3%
2005 July 408,563 +0.2%
2005 June 407,834 +0.1%
2005 May 407,300 +0.5%
2005 April 405,118 +0.7%
2005 March 402,396 +0.6%
2005 February 400,040 +0.4%
2005 January 398,307 -0.2%
2004 December 399,139 -0.6%
2004 November 401,640 -0.3%
2004 October 402,995 +0.9%
2004 September 399,311 +0.5%
2004 August 397,360 -0.0%
2004 July 397,512 +0.2%
2004 June 396,812 +0.6%
2004 May 394,638 +0.3%
2004 April 393,374 -0.2%
2004 March 394,036 +0.4%
2004 February 392,428 +0.2%
2004 January 391,831 0.0%