Decatur, Alabama Job Growth
There were 54,100 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,341 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 470 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Decatur, Alabama Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Decatur 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 Decatur, Alabama
CES employment for Decatur peaked in September 2000 at 59,600. Since then 5,500 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,700 in February 2010, Decatur has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 70,395 for Decatur in November 2007. 5,054 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 61,780, Decatur has added 3,561 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Decatur, Alabama Employment History