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Asheville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 192,900 jobs in Asheville, North Carolina in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 224,849 employed persons for the month. Asheville added 400 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 63 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Asheville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 192,900 +400 +3,400
CPS 224,849 -63 +5,499

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 January 2018 at 193,200. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Asheville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 192,500 in March 2018, Asheville has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 225,492 for Asheville in February 2018. 643 jobs have been lost in Asheville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Asheville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 192,900 400 224,849 -63
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
September 2017 191,300 600 221,882 960
August 2017 190,700 200 220,922 757
July 2017 190,500 700 220,165 687
June 2017 189,800 200 219,478 516
May 2017 189,600 100 218,962 -388