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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 53,700 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,234 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 155 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,700 +100 -2,300
CPS 58,234 +155 -3,401

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 15,300 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 2,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,824 for Rocky Mount in March 2007. 8,590 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,747, Rocky Mount has added 6,487 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 53,700 100 58,234 155
January 2021 53,600 400 58,079 158
December 2020 53,200 400 57,921 44
November 2020 52,800 0 57,877 2
October 2020 52,800 200 57,875 1,157
September 2020 52,600 100 56,718 94
August 2020 52,500 200 56,624 114
July 2020 52,300 300 56,510 1,315
June 2020 52,000 1,200 55,195 1,743
May 2020 50,800 -600 53,452 1,705
April 2020 51,400 -4,200 51,747 -7,215
March 2020 55,600 -400 58,962 -2,673