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Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 55,100 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,289 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount added 800 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 514 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,100 +800 0
CPS 60,289 +514 -499

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 54,300 in September 2018, Rocky Mount has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,803 for Rocky Mount in January 2007. 6,514 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 59,775, Rocky Mount has added 514 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 55,100 800 60,289 514
September 2018 54,300 -1,500 59,775 -700
August 2018 55,800 -100 60,475 -363
July 2018 55,900 300 60,838 24
June 2018 55,600 -200 60,814 -256
May 2018 55,800 -200 61,070 125
April 2018 56,000 400 60,945 172
March 2018 55,600 200 60,773 -269
February 2018 55,400 300 61,042 343
January 2018 55,100 -100 60,699 236
December 2017 55,200 100 60,463 -76
November 2017 55,100 0 60,539 -249