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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 56,900 jobs in Florence, Alabama in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,954 employed persons for the month. Florence lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 275 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,900 -200 -200
CPS 62,954 +275 +636

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 900 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,800 in October 2009, Florence has gained 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,050 for Florence in March 2007. 3,096 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 58,283, Florence has added 4,671 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 56,900 -200 62,954 275
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
July 2016 56,900 100 62,269 67
June 2016 56,800 -100 62,202 -19
May 2016 56,900 0 62,221 -63
April 2016 56,900 -200 62,284 -34