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Fayetteville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 129,000 jobs in Fayetteville, North Carolina in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 138,306 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville lost 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 257 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 129,000 -400 -1,000
CPS 138,306 -257 -204

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 2008 at 130,500. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 126,400 in January 2015, Fayetteville has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 144,850 for Fayetteville in November 2008. 6,544 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 132,932, Fayetteville has added 5,374 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Fayetteville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 129,000 -400 138,306 -257
February 2017 129,400 -500 138,563 -421
January 2017 129,900 -100 138,984 -20
December 2016 130,000 100 139,004 263
November 2016 129,900 1,000 138,741 287
October 2016 128,900 -1,600 138,454 34
September 2016 130,500 300 138,420 54
August 2016 130,199 99 138,366 150
July 2016 130,100 400 138,216 3
June 2016 129,699 -100 138,213 -70
May 2016 129,800 -399 138,283 -104
April 2016 130,199 199 138,387 -123