Department of Numbers

Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 56,900 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,667 employed persons for the month. Dothan added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 427 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,900 +100 0
CPS 58,667 -427 +758

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

Dothan, Alabama Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Dothan peaked in January 2007 at 63,600. Since then 6,700 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,000 in June 2014, Dothan has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,457 for Dothan in March 2007. 5,790 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 56,792, Dothan has added 1,875 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 56,900 100 58,667 -427
November 2016 56,800 -300 59,094 -328
October 2016 57,100 -100 59,422 -16
September 2016 57,200 -300 59,438 67
August 2016 57,500 500 59,371 677
July 2016 57,000 -300 58,694 106
June 2016 57,300 -200 58,588 -74
May 2016 57,500 -100 58,662 -23
April 2016 57,600 100 58,685 184
March 2016 57,500 -100 58,501 68
February 2016 57,600 300 58,433 269
January 2016 57,300 400 58,164 255