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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,700 jobs in Florence, Alabama in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,163 employed persons for the month. Florence added 300 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 111 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,700 +300 +800
CPS 63,163 +111 +894

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

Florence, Alabama Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Florence peaked in March 2007 at 57,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,800 in October 2009, Florence has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,050 for Florence in March 2007. 2,887 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 58,283, Florence has added 4,880 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 57,700 300 63,163 111
June 2017 57,400 300 63,052 -243
May 2017 57,100 -300 63,295 -115
April 2017 57,400 300 63,410 450
March 2017 57,100 0 62,960 281
February 2017 57,100 200 62,679 423
January 2017 56,900 -300 62,256 46
December 2016 57,200 -200 62,210 -108
November 2016 57,400 200 62,318 -65
October 2016 57,200 200 62,383 -1
September 2016 57,000 -300 62,384 31
August 2016 57,300 400 62,353 84