Department of Numbers

Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 193,800 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in September 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 222,798 employed persons for the month. Asheville lost 300 jobs in September 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 149 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 193,800 -300 +2,500
CPS 222,798 -149 +916

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 July 2018 at 195,700. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Asheville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 225,492 for Asheville in February 2018. 2,694 jobs have been lost in Asheville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2018

Asheville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2018 193,800 -300 222,798 -149
August 2018 194,100 -1,600 222,947 -2,126
July 2018 195,700 900 225,073 -373
June 2018 194,800 1,400 225,446 440
May 2018 193,400 600 225,006 -69
April 2018 192,800 300 225,075 163
March 2018 192,500 -300 224,912 -580
February 2018 192,800 -400 225,492 1,125
January 2018 193,200 300 224,367 1,196
December 2017 192,900 500 223,171 417
November 2017 192,400 600 222,754 377
October 2017 191,800 500 222,377 495