Department of Numbers

Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 58,500 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,644 employed persons for the month. Dothan added 300 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 84 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,500 +300 +600
CPS 59,644 +84 +837

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 5,100 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,000 in June 2014, Dothan has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,457 for Dothan in March 2007. 4,813 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 56,792, Dothan has added 2,852 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 58,500 300 59,644 84
June 2017 58,200 0 59,560 -207
May 2017 58,200 0 59,767 -2
April 2017 58,200 400 59,769 213
March 2017 57,800 0 59,556 46
February 2017 57,800 0 59,510 433
January 2017 57,800 0 59,077 201
December 2016 57,800 100 58,876 -34
November 2016 57,700 0 58,910 -37
October 2016 57,700 -200 58,947 -59
September 2016 57,900 -100 59,006 7
August 2016 58,000 100 58,999 192