Department of Numbers

Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Job Growth

There were 66,200 jobs in Auburn, Alabama in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,932 employed persons for the month. Auburn lost 300 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 Auburn job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,200 -300 +2,600
CPS 72,932 -110 +3,152

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

Auburn, Alabama Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Auburn peaked in October 2017 at 66,500. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Auburn according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 73,042 for Auburn in October 2017. 110 jobs have been lost in Auburn since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Auburn, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 66,200 -300 72,932 -110
October 2017 66,500 200 73,042 505
September 2017 66,300 1,399 72,537 1,304
August 2017 64,900 -299 71,233 -148
July 2017 65,200 -400 71,381 -235
June 2017 65,600 199 71,616 143
May 2017 65,400 300 71,473 34
April 2017 65,099 199 71,439 188
March 2017 64,900 200 71,251 452
February 2017 64,700 1,000 70,799 797
January 2017 63,700 0 70,002 6
December 2016 63,700 100 69,996 216