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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 44,800 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,587 employed persons for the month. Anniston added 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 641 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,800 +300 -2,600
CPS 42,587 +641 -2,281

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 9,000 jobs have been lost in Anniston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 41,800 in May 2020, Anniston has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,271 for Anniston in January 2007. 10,684 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 39,042, Anniston has added 3,545 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 44,800 300 42,587 641
October 2020 44,500 0 41,946 -75
September 2020 44,500 900 42,021 114
August 2020 43,600 100 41,907 1,303
July 2020 43,500 600 40,604 767
June 2020 42,900 1,100 39,837 33
May 2020 41,800 -1,200 39,804 762
April 2020 43,000 -4,200 39,042 -4,988
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