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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 55,100 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,859 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,100 0 -1,600
CPS 60,859 -3 -1,562

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 13,900 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,100 in October 2017, Rocky Mount has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,803 for Rocky Mount in January 2007. 5,944 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 55,100 0 60,859 -3
January 2018 55,100 -100 60,862 -307
December 2017 55,200 100 61,169 -187
November 2017 55,100 0 61,356 -434
October 2017 55,100 -600 61,790 41
September 2017 55,700 100 61,749 630
August 2017 55,600 -400 61,119 -281
July 2017 56,000 -200 61,400 225
June 2017 56,200 100 61,175 78
May 2017 56,100 -200 61,097 -691
April 2017 56,300 -200 61,788 -594
March 2017 56,500 -200 62,382 -39