Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth
There were 184,900 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 218,202 employed persons for the month. Asheville lost 1,300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 901 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in October 2019 at 199,700. Since then 14,800 jobs have been lost in Asheville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 162,000 in April 2020, Asheville has gained 22,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 233,007 for Asheville in February 2020. 14,805 jobs have been lost in Asheville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 176,485, Asheville has added 41,717 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Asheville, North Carolina Employment History