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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 47,400 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,295 employed persons for the month. Anniston lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 22 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 47,400 -200 +200
CPS 44,295 -22 +928

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,314 for Anniston in January 2007. 9,019 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 42,212, Anniston has added 2,083 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 47,400 -200 44,295 -22
September 2018 47,600 0 44,317 -16
August 2018 47,600 200 44,333 -83
July 2018 47,400 -100 44,416 201
June 2018 47,500 100 44,215 270
May 2018 47,400 100 43,945 73
April 2018 47,300 0 43,872 250
March 2018 47,300 0 43,622 144
February 2018 47,300 100 43,478 109
January 2018 47,200 100 43,369 67
December 2017 47,100 -100 43,302 -17
November 2017 47,200 0 43,319 -48