Department of Numbers

Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 39,000 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,301 employed persons for the month. Gadsden lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 36 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,000 -200 +500
CPS 42,301 -36 +987

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 1,900 jobs have been lost in Gadsden according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,200 in July 2009, Gadsden has gained 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,244 for Gadsden in April 2000. 3,943 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 37,851, Gadsden has added 4,450 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 39,000 -200 42,301 -36
October 2017 39,200 100 42,337 66
September 2017 39,100 100 42,271 283
August 2017 39,000 100 41,988 -51
July 2017 38,900 -200 42,039 -212
June 2017 39,100 100 42,251 -111
May 2017 39,000 200 42,362 -75
April 2017 38,800 -300 42,437 109
March 2017 39,100 500 42,328 270
February 2017 38,600 -200 42,058 473
January 2017 38,800 600 41,585 190
December 2016 38,200 -300 41,395 81