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Fayetteville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 129,900 jobs in Fayetteville, North Carolina in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,305 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville added 3,200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 514 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 129,900 +3,200 +5,600
CPS 136,305 +514 +5,757

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 July 2019 at 132,900. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,500 in May 2020, Fayetteville has gained 12,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 145,721 for Fayetteville in October 2008. 9,416 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 118,906, Fayetteville has added 17,399 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Fayetteville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 129,900 3,200 136,305 514
June 2021 126,700 500 135,791 108
May 2021 126,200 0 135,683 -222
April 2021 126,200 -400 135,905 67
March 2021 126,600 300 135,838 2
February 2021 126,300 1,100 135,836 21
January 2021 125,200 -700 135,815 -43
December 2020 125,900 200 135,858 384
November 2020 125,700 0 135,474 542
October 2020 125,700 -600 134,932 918
September 2020 126,300 600 134,014 1,417
August 2020 125,700 1,400 132,597 2,049