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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 56,600 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,360 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount added 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 61 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,600 +100 +100
CPS 62,360 -61 +463

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 12,400 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,200 in January 2017, 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. 4,443 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a November 2015 low of 60,958, Rocky Mount has added 1,402 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 56,600 100 62,360 -61
February 2017 56,500 300 62,421 362
January 2017 56,200 -700 62,059 -231
December 2016 56,900 0 62,290 23
November 2016 56,900 -300 62,267 46
October 2016 57,200 200 62,221 108
September 2016 57,000 0 62,113 -20
August 2016 57,000 -100 62,133 -164
July 2016 57,100 -100 62,297 115
June 2016 57,200 500 62,182 237
May 2016 56,700 -100 61,945 19
April 2016 56,800 300 61,926 29