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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 45,800 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,819 employed persons for the month. Anniston added 100 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 119 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,800 +100 -100
CPS 42,819 +119 -108

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 7,900 jobs have been lost in Anniston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,600 in December 2016, Anniston has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,314 for Anniston in January 2007. 10,495 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 42,476, Anniston has added 343 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 45,800 100 42,819 119
January 2017 45,700 100 42,700 -419
December 2016 45,600 -400 43,119 -381
November 2016 46,000 100 43,500 -114
October 2016 45,900 -300 43,614 -29
September 2016 46,200 0 43,643 -1
August 2016 46,200 -300 43,644 228
July 2016 46,500 100 43,416 120
June 2016 46,400 300 43,296 176
May 2016 46,100 -100 43,120 170
April 2016 46,200 0 42,950 10
March 2016 46,200 300 42,940 13