Rocky Mount, North Carolina Job Growth
There were 55,300 jobs in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,317 employed persons for the month. Rocky Mount added 300 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 331 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rocky Mount job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 13,700 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,400 in May 2020, Rocky Mount has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,797 for Rocky Mount in March 2007. 7,480 jobs have been lost in Rocky Mount since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,568, Rocky Mount has added 7,749 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rocky Mount, North Carolina Employment History