Department of Numbers

Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,800 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,634 employed persons for the month. Dothan lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 355 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,800 -200 +100
CPS 59,634 -355 +724

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 5,800 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,000 in June 2014, Dothan has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,457 for Dothan in March 2007. 4,823 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 56,792, Dothan has added 2,842 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 57,800 -200 59,634 -355
October 2017 58,000 -200 59,989 -145
September 2017 58,200 200 60,134 486
August 2017 58,000 -400 59,648 85
July 2017 58,400 200 59,563 3
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