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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 56,200 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,194 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 780 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,200 -100 0
CPS 62,194 +780 +1,152

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 12,800 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,700 in September 2018, Rocky Mount has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,803 for Rocky Mount in January 2007. 4,609 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 59,775, Rocky Mount has added 2,419 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 56,200 -100 62,194 780
January 2019 56,300 100 61,414 873
December 2018 56,200 200 60,541 84
November 2018 56,000 0 60,457 218
October 2018 56,000 300 60,239 464
September 2018 55,700 -800 59,775 -700
August 2018 56,500 400 60,475 -363
July 2018 56,100 200 60,838 24
June 2018 55,900 0 60,814 -256
May 2018 55,900 -300 61,070 125
April 2018 56,200 -200 60,945 172
March 2018 56,400 200 60,773 -269