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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 54,500 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,485 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount added 900 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 57 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,500 +900 +500
CPS 58,485 -57 +1,315

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 14,500 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,100 in May 2020, Rocky Mount has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,797 for Rocky Mount in March 2007. 8,312 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,518, Rocky Mount has added 6,967 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 54,500 900 58,485 -57
February 2022 53,600 -1,100 58,542 -170
January 2022 54,700 -200 58,712 193
December 2021 54,900 0 58,519 -7
November 2021 54,900 200 58,526 17
October 2021 54,700 300 58,509 79
September 2021 54,400 -400 58,430 119
August 2021 54,800 -200 58,311 186
July 2021 55,000 400 58,125 239
June 2021 54,600 200 57,886 241
May 2021 54,400 300 57,645 252
April 2021 54,100 100 57,393 223