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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 53,800 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,874 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount lost 0 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 90 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,800 0 +3,000
CPS 58,874 +90 +6,721

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 15,200 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,800 in May 2020, Rocky Mount has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,797 for Rocky Mount in March 2007. 7,923 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 52,153, Rocky Mount has added 6,721 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 53,800 0 58,874 90
April 2021 53,800 -100 58,784 207
March 2021 53,900 0 58,577 53
February 2021 53,900 300 58,524 157
January 2021 53,600 400 58,367 244
December 2020 53,200 400 58,123 131
November 2020 52,800 0 57,992 225
October 2020 52,800 200 57,767 410
September 2020 52,600 100 57,357 580
August 2020 52,500 200 56,777 747
July 2020 52,300 300 56,030 950
June 2020 52,000 1,200 55,080 2,927