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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 46,500 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,440 employed persons for the month. Anniston added 200 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 174 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,500 +200 +800
CPS 43,440 -174 +933

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Anniston, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Anniston 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 Anniston, Alabama

CES employment for Anniston peaked in March 2007 at 53,700. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Anniston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,700 in September 2013, Anniston has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,314 for Anniston in January 2007. 9,874 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 42,476, Anniston has added 964 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 46,500 200 43,440 -174
October 2016 46,300 0 43,614 -29
September 2016 46,300 -200 43,643 -1
August 2016 46,500 100 43,644 228
July 2016 46,400 200 43,416 120
June 2016 46,200 0 43,296 176
May 2016 46,200 -100 43,120 170
April 2016 46,300 200 42,950 10
March 2016 46,100 -300 42,940 13
February 2016 46,400 400 42,927 102
January 2016 46,000 0 42,825 217
December 2015 46,000 300 42,608 101