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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 43,000 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 38,803 employed persons for the month. Anniston lost 4,200 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,227 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,000 -4,200 -4,100
CPS 38,803 -5,227 -5,548

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 10,800 jobs have been lost in Anniston according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,271 for Anniston in January 2007. 14,468 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 43,000 -4,200 38,803 -5,227
March 2020 47,200 -400 44,030 -728
February 2020 47,600 100 44,758 -59
January 2020 47,500 0 44,817 -75
December 2019 47,500 100 44,892 24
November 2019 47,400 -100 44,868 32
October 2019 47,500 100 44,836 43
September 2019 47,400 300 44,793 59
August 2019 47,100 -300 44,734 81
July 2019 47,400 200 44,653 100
June 2019 47,200 -100 44,553 106
May 2019 47,300 200 44,447 96