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Fayetteville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 112,700 jobs in Fayetteville, North Carolina in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,316 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville lost 17,999 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 20,174 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 112,700 -17,999 -19,200
CPS 116,316 -20,174 -24,925

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Fayetteville, North Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville, North Carolina

CES employment for Fayetteville peaked in September 2019 at 132,300. Since then 19,600 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 144,835 for Fayetteville in October 2008. 28,519 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Fayetteville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 112,700 -17,999 116,316 -20,174
March 2020 130,699 -300 136,490 -5,217
February 2020 131,000 300 141,707 -126
January 2020 130,699 -300 141,833 -231
December 2019 131,000 -300 142,064 -18
November 2019 131,300 400 142,082 4
October 2019 130,900 -1,400 142,078 40
September 2019 132,300 300 142,038 94
August 2019 132,000 0 141,944 152
July 2019 132,000 200 141,792 186
June 2019 131,800 0 141,606 199
May 2019 131,800 -100 141,407 166