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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 47,200 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,520 employed persons for the month. Anniston lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 194 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 47,200 -100 +200
CPS 44,520 +194 +588

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 6,600 jobs have been lost in Anniston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,800 in September 2013, Anniston has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,271 for Anniston in January 2007. 8,751 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey. From a November 2015 low of 42,315, Anniston has added 2,205 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 47,200 -100 44,520 194
June 2019 47,300 0 44,326 165
May 2019 47,300 300 44,161 200
April 2019 47,000 -100 43,961 95
March 2019 47,100 0 43,866 40
February 2019 47,100 0 43,826 39
January 2019 47,100 100 43,787 -7
December 2018 47,000 100 43,794 9
November 2018 46,900 200 43,785 -6
October 2018 46,700 -300 43,791 -40
September 2018 47,000 -300 43,831 -53
August 2018 47,300 300 43,884 -48