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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 46,000 jobs in Anniston, Alabama in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,388 employed persons for the month. Anniston lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 17 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anniston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,000 0 -1,700
CPS 44,388 -17 -370

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 7,800 jobs have been lost in Anniston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 41,400 in April 2020, Anniston has gained 4,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,271 for Anniston in January 2007. 8,883 jobs have been lost in Anniston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 39,042, Anniston has added 5,346 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Anniston, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 46,000 0 44,388 -17
January 2021 46,000 100 44,405 2,366
December 2020 45,900 100 42,039 66
November 2020 45,800 400 41,973 27
October 2020 45,400 0 41,946 -75
September 2020 45,400 100 42,021 114
August 2020 45,300 400 41,907 1,303
July 2020 44,900 700 40,604 767
June 2020 44,200 1,500 39,837 33
May 2020 42,700 1,300 39,804 762
April 2020 41,400 -5,700 39,042 -4,988
March 2020 47,100 -600 44,030 -728