Winston-Salem Shows Promising Job Growth Numbers

Winston-Salem Shows Promising Job Growth Numbers

5:00am Nov 06, 2019
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in Winston-Salem is outpacing some other metro areas across the state. WFDD File Photo.

Numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Winston-Salem has higher job growth than some surrounding metro areas.

Winston-Salem nonfarm jobs grew by just over three percent from August 2018 to August of this year. That's growth at a higher rate than Charlotte, Raleigh, or neighbors Greensboro and High Point.

In fact, nonfarm jobs in those areas grew by just under half a percent during the same period.

In terms of jobs in the professional services, and leisure and hospitality fields, the growth was even more robust in Winston-Salem, approaching six percent.

Mining, logging, and construction also saw a significant bump. The agency says based on preliminary numbers for next month, growth is expected to continue in many sectors.

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