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Fayetteville, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 126,300 jobs in Fayetteville, North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 133,280 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville added 1,100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 857 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 126,300 +1,100 -5,800
CPS 133,280 +857 -8,427

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 6,600 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,500 in May 2020, Fayetteville has gained 8,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 144,835 for Fayetteville in October 2008. 11,555 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 116,684, Fayetteville has added 16,596 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Fayetteville, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 126,300 1,100 133,280 857
January 2021 125,200 -700 132,423 781
December 2020 125,900 200 131,642 771
November 2020 125,700 0 130,871 710
October 2020 125,700 -600 130,161 2,277
September 2020 126,300 600 127,884 430
August 2020 125,700 1,400 127,454 331
July 2020 124,300 1,400 127,123 2,343
June 2020 122,900 5,400 124,780 5,287
May 2020 117,500 -400 119,493 2,809
April 2020 117,900 -13,500 116,684 -19,806
March 2020 131,400 -700 136,490 -5,217