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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 56,000 jobs in Florence, Alabama in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,883 employed persons for the month. Florence lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 621 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,000 -400 -200
CPS 61,883 -621 +775

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 1,800 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,800 in October 2009, Florence has gained 2,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,050 for Florence in March 2007. 4,167 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 58,283, Florence has added 3,600 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 56,000 -400 61,883 -621
November 2016 56,400 -100 62,504 -244
October 2016 56,500 -200 62,748 -4
September 2016 56,700 -500 62,752 -315
August 2016 57,200 -100 63,067 37
July 2016 57,300 200 63,030 313
June 2016 57,100 -100 62,717 -41
May 2016 57,200 400 62,758 231
April 2016 56,800 200 62,527 464
March 2016 56,600 100 62,063 208
February 2016 56,500 200 61,855 431
January 2016 56,300 100 61,424 316