Department of Numbers

Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 179,800 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 209,754 employed persons for the month. Asheville added 800 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 818 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,800 +800 -19,900
CPS 209,754 +818 -22,922

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 November 2019 at 199,700. Since then 19,900 jobs have been lost in Asheville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 160,000 in April 2020, Asheville has gained 19,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 233,077 for Asheville in February 2020. 23,323 jobs have been lost in Asheville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 178,823, Asheville has added 30,931 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Asheville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 179,800 800 209,754 818
October 2020 179,000 1,000 208,936 3,952
September 2020 178,000 -300 204,984 590
August 2020 178,300 1,000 204,394 607
July 2020 177,300 3,000 203,787 3,344
June 2020 174,300 6,300 200,443 10,709
May 2020 168,000 8,000 189,734 10,911
April 2020 160,000 -38,300 178,823 -44,299
March 2020 198,300 -300 223,122 -9,955
February 2020 198,600 -700 233,077 599
January 2020 199,300 500 232,478 -576
December 2019 198,800 -900 233,054 378