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Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 189,700 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 220,214 employed persons for the month. Asheville added 1,900 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,974 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 189,700 +1,900 +3,500
CPS 220,214 +1,974 +5,510

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 in February 2017 is at a new high of 189,700.

CPS employment in February 2017 for Asheville is at a new high of 220,214.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Asheville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 189,700 1,900 220,214 1,974
January 2017 187,800 -300 218,240 865
December 2016 188,100 -200 217,375 286
November 2016 188,300 -300 217,089 804
October 2016 188,600 100 216,285 1,637
September 2016 188,500 500 214,648 2,510
August 2016 188,000 100 212,138 185
July 2016 187,900 600 211,953 -1,296
June 2016 187,300 500 213,249 -1,514
May 2016 186,800 100 214,763 -680
April 2016 186,700 0 215,443 -369
March 2016 186,700 500 215,812 1,108