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Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 190,100 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 219,756 employed persons for the month. Asheville lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 374 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 190,100 -100 +1,800
CPS 219,756 -374 +1,782

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Asheville, North Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Asheville 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 Asheville, North Carolina

CES employment for Asheville peaked in June 2017 at 191,800. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Asheville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 189,100 in September 2017, Asheville has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 221,697 for Asheville in March 2017. 1,941 jobs have been lost in Asheville since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 218,314, Asheville has added 1,442 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Asheville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 190,100 -100 219,756 -374
October 2017 190,200 1,100 220,130 15
September 2017 189,100 -1,800 220,115 1,801
August 2017 190,900 -700 218,314 -367
July 2017 191,600 -200 218,681 -530
June 2017 191,800 900 219,211 -100
May 2017 190,900 100 219,311 -1,370
April 2017 190,800 0 220,681 -1,016
March 2017 190,800 900 221,697 1,395
February 2017 189,900 2,100 220,302 2,289
January 2017 187,800 -300 218,013 337
December 2016 188,100 -200 217,676 -298