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Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 199,100 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 227,575 employed persons for the month. Asheville lost 1,400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,157 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 199,100 -1,400 +8,700
CPS 227,575 +1,157 +12,704

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 March 2022 at 200,500. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Asheville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 228,401 for Asheville in January 2020. 826 jobs have been lost in Asheville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 173,570, Asheville has added 54,005 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Asheville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 199,100 -1,400 227,575 1,157
March 2022 200,500 2,400 226,418 1,534
February 2022 198,100 1,800 224,884 1,321
January 2022 196,300 -100 223,563 1,348
December 2021 196,400 1,100 222,215 -144
November 2021 195,300 100 222,359 166
October 2021 195,200 900 222,193 1,078
September 2021 194,300 -1,000 221,115 1,508
August 2021 195,300 -500 219,607 1,599
July 2021 195,800 4,400 218,008 1,398
June 2021 191,400 600 216,610 1,006
May 2021 190,800 400 215,604 733