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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 51,400 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,797 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount lost 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 78 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,400 -400 -4,400
CPS 57,797 -78 -3,681

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

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Rocky Mount peaked in August 2000 at 69,000. Since then 17,600 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount according to the employer survey. From a trough of 49,800 in April 2020, Rocky Mount has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,824 for Rocky Mount in March 2007. 9,027 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,747, Rocky Mount has added 6,050 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 51,400 -400 57,797 -78
October 2020 51,800 -300 57,875 1,157
September 2020 52,100 -300 56,718 94
August 2020 52,400 -300 56,624 114
July 2020 52,700 1,400 56,510 1,315
June 2020 51,300 800 55,195 1,743
May 2020 50,500 700 53,452 1,705
April 2020 49,800 -5,900 51,747 -7,215
March 2020 55,700 -400 58,962 -2,673
February 2020 56,100 -500 61,635 53
January 2020 56,600 600 61,582 48
December 2019 56,000 200 61,534 56