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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 46,300 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,404 employed persons for the month. Anniston added 500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 120 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,300 +500 +1,000
CPS 43,404 +120 +783

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 7,500 jobs have been lost in Anniston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 41,400 in April 2020, Anniston has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,393 for Anniston in January 2007. 9,989 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,122, Anniston has added 5,282 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 46,300 500 43,404 120
July 2021 45,800 100 43,284 97
June 2021 45,700 -200 43,187 -1,021
May 2021 45,900 0 44,208 -70
April 2021 45,900 -200 44,278 -29
March 2021 46,100 -100 44,307 -117
February 2021 46,200 200 44,424 -35
January 2021 46,000 100 44,459 37
December 2020 45,900 100 44,422 129
November 2020 45,800 400 44,293 154
October 2020 45,400 0 44,139 1,385
September 2020 45,400 100 42,754 133