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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 56,100 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,669 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 19 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,100 -100 0
CPS 61,669 +19 +326

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 12,900 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 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,824 for Rocky Mount in March 2007. 5,155 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 60,944, Rocky Mount has added 725 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 56,100 -100 61,669 19
June 2019 56,200 200 61,650 2
May 2019 56,000 100 61,648 70
April 2019 55,900 -100 61,578 39
March 2019 56,000 0 61,539 -16
February 2019 56,000 -300 61,555 134
January 2019 56,300 100 61,421 91
December 2018 56,200 200 61,330 14
November 2018 56,000 0 61,316 22
October 2018 56,000 300 61,294 1
September 2018 55,700 -800 61,293 -15
August 2018 56,500 400 61,308 -35