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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 50,100 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,132 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount lost 5,600 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,830 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,100 -5,600 -6,400
CPS 52,132 -6,830 -9,721

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 18,900 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,824 for Rocky Mount in March 2007. 14,692 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 50,100 -5,600 52,132 -6,830
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
November 2019 55,800 -400 61,478 46
October 2019 56,200 -100 61,432 30
September 2019 56,300 200 61,402 18
August 2019 56,100 -100 61,384 -3
July 2019 56,200 -200 61,387 -88
June 2019 56,400 -100 61,475 -177
May 2019 56,500 0 61,652 -201