Department of Numbers

Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 38,000 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,552 employed persons for the month. Gadsden lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 75 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,000 -100 +100
CPS 41,552 -75 +774

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

Gadsden, Alabama Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Gadsden peaked in May 2000 at 40,900. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in Gadsden according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,200 in July 2009, Gadsden has gained 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,244 for Gadsden in April 2000. 4,692 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 37,851, Gadsden has added 3,701 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 38,000 -100 41,552 -75
November 2016 38,100 100 41,627 64
October 2016 38,000 0 41,563 188
September 2016 38,000 -300 41,375 -117
August 2016 38,300 200 41,492 14
July 2016 38,100 -100 41,478 -108
June 2016 38,200 -300 41,586 -58
May 2016 38,500 -100 41,644 99
April 2016 38,600 400 41,545 164
March 2016 38,200 100 41,381 18
February 2016 38,100 100 41,363 277
January 2016 38,000 100 41,086 308