Department of Numbers

Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 187,400 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 217,452 employed persons for the month. Asheville added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 795 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 187,400 +300 -11,200
CPS 217,452 +795 -15,625

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 12,300 jobs have been lost in Asheville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 162,000 in April 2020, Asheville has gained 25,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 233,077 for Asheville in February 2020. 15,625 jobs have been lost in Asheville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 178,823, Asheville has added 38,629 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Asheville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 187,400 300 217,452 795
January 2021 187,100 500 216,657 4,062
December 2020 186,600 700 212,595 715
November 2020 185,900 800 211,880 2,944
October 2020 185,100 600 208,936 3,952
September 2020 184,500 2,200 204,984 590
August 2020 182,300 4,400 204,394 607
July 2020 177,900 4,200 203,787 3,344
June 2020 173,700 7,000 200,443 10,709
May 2020 166,700 4,700 189,734 10,911
April 2020 162,000 -35,500 178,823 -44,299
March 2020 197,500 -1,100 223,122 -9,955