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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 46,600 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,505 employed persons for the month. Anniston added 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 110 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,600 +200 +600
CPS 43,505 -110 +1,027

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 7,100 jobs have been lost in Anniston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,600 in December 2016, Anniston has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,314 for Anniston in January 2007. 9,809 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey. From a November 2015 low of 42,375, Anniston has added 1,130 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 46,600 200 43,505 -110
October 2017 46,400 100 43,615 44
September 2017 46,300 0 43,571 332
August 2017 46,300 -200 43,239 63
July 2017 46,500 300 43,176 178
June 2017 46,200 -200 42,998 -109
May 2017 46,400 100 43,107 18
April 2017 46,300 400 43,089 174
March 2017 45,900 200 42,915 163
February 2017 45,700 0 42,752 210
January 2017 45,700 100 42,542 84
December 2016 45,600 -400 42,458 -20