Department of Numbers

Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 190,700 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 219,335 employed persons for the month. Asheville lost 100 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,346 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 190,700 -100 +3,900
CPS 219,335 -1,346 +4,186

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 March 2017 at 190,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Asheville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 221,697 for Asheville in March 2017. 2,362 jobs have been lost in Asheville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Asheville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 190,700 -100 219,335 -1,346
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
November 2016 188,300 -300 217,974 377
October 2016 188,600 100 217,597 733
September 2016 188,500 500 216,864 401
August 2016 188,000 100 216,463 442
July 2016 187,900 600 216,021 609
June 2016 187,300 500 215,412 263