Department of Numbers

Fayetteville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 130,400 jobs in Fayetteville, North Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 140,527 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville added 500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,170 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 130,400 +500 +2,800
CPS 140,527 +1,170 +4,784

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

Fayetteville, North Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Fayetteville peaked in September 2016 at 130,800. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 128,900 in October 2016, Fayetteville has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 144,850 for Fayetteville in November 2008. 4,323 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 132,932, Fayetteville has added 7,595 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Fayetteville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 130,400 500 140,527 1,170
November 2016 129,900 1,000 139,357 831
October 2016 128,900 -1,900 138,526 122
September 2016 130,800 500 138,404 395
August 2016 130,300 600 138,009 -25
July 2016 129,699 99 138,034 248
June 2016 129,600 500 137,786 23
May 2016 129,100 -99 137,763 -195
April 2016 129,199 799 137,958 196
March 2016 128,400 200 137,762 761
February 2016 128,199 -300 137,001 607
January 2016 128,500 900 136,394 651