Rocky Mount non-farm payroll employees increase by 0.7% since April


The number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of May in the Rocky Mount metropolitan statistical area was 56,000, a 0.7 percent increase over the previous month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In April, Rocky Mount reported 55,600 workers on non-farm payrolls.

Statistics were compiled from reports from the civilian labor force and unemployment data, both of which heavily relied on household surveys. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment data is gleaned from an establishment survey that measures non-farm employment, hours and earnings by industry. The data is also based on payroll jobs and such factors as where the establishments are located.

Overall, North Carolina reported 4.585 million people employed on non-farm payrolls in May.

North Carolina Employees on Non-Farm Payrolls April 2019 vs. May 2019
April 2019 (In thousands)
May 2019 (In thousands)
Percent Change
55.6
56
0.7
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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