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Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 199,500 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 236,642 employed persons for the month. Asheville added 700 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 783 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 199,500 +700 +1,300
CPS 236,642 -783 +8,205

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 200 jobs have been lost in Asheville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 198,800 in December 2019, Asheville has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 237,425 for Asheville in December 2019. 783 jobs have been lost in Asheville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Asheville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 199,500 700 236,642 -783
December 2019 198,800 -900 237,425 195
November 2019 199,700 300 237,230 374
October 2019 199,400 200 236,856 715
September 2019 199,200 300 236,141 651
August 2019 198,900 -100 235,490 466
July 2019 199,000 300 235,024 728
June 2019 198,700 800 234,296 1,015
May 2019 197,900 -600 233,281 1,144
April 2019 198,500 -200 232,137 1,237
March 2019 198,700 300 230,900 973
February 2019 198,400 200 229,927 1,490