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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 46,800 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,787 employed persons for the month. Anniston added 100 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 248 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,800 +100 +700
CPS 44,787 +248 +508

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

Anniston, Alabama Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Anniston peaked in January 2007 at 53,800. Since then 7,000 jobs have been lost in Anniston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 41,400 in April 2020, Anniston has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,393 for Anniston in January 2007. 8,606 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,193, Anniston has added 6,594 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 46,800 100 44,787 248
February 2022 46,700 400 44,539 230
January 2022 46,300 200 44,309 135
December 2021 46,100 -200 44,174 2
November 2021 46,300 0 44,172 10
October 2021 46,300 -100 44,162 12
September 2021 46,400 0 44,150 16
August 2021 46,400 200 44,134 6
July 2021 46,200 100 44,128 -10
June 2021 46,100 300 44,138 -30
May 2021 45,800 -200 44,168 -44
April 2021 46,000 -100 44,212 -67