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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 56,500 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,136 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 171 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,500 -100 -600
CPS 62,136 +171 +291

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

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Rocky Mount peaked in August 2000 at 69,000. Since then 12,500 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,100 in April 2016, Rocky Mount has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,803 for Rocky Mount in January 2007. 4,667 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 61,049, Rocky Mount has added 1,087 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 56,500 -100 62,136 171
November 2016 56,600 100 61,965 136
October 2016 56,500 -800 61,829 159
September 2016 57,300 800 61,670 621
August 2016 56,500 0 61,049 -408
July 2016 56,500 0 61,457 86
June 2016 56,500 400 61,371 -52
May 2016 56,100 0 61,423 -325
April 2016 56,100 -200 61,748 -475
March 2016 56,300 -400 62,223 397
February 2016 56,700 200 61,826 292
January 2016 56,500 -600 61,534 -311