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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Job Growth

There were 60,100 jobs in Auburn, Alabama in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,393 employed persons for the month. Auburn lost 7,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 10,158 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Auburn job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,100 -7,500 -6,600
CPS 64,393 -10,158 -9,459

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Auburn, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Auburn 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 Auburn, Alabama

CES employment for Auburn peaked in February 2020 at 67,900. Since then 7,800 jobs have been lost in Auburn according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,806 for Auburn in December 2019. 11,413 jobs have been lost in Auburn since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Auburn, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 60,100 -7,500 64,393 -10,158
March 2020 67,600 -300 74,551 -847
February 2020 67,900 100 75,398 11
January 2020 67,800 300 75,387 -419
December 2019 67,500 -300 75,806 196
November 2019 67,800 200 75,610 259
October 2019 67,600 300 75,351 303
September 2019 67,300 -100 75,048 328
August 2019 67,400 -300 74,720 317
July 2019 67,700 800 74,403 261
June 2019 66,900 400 74,142 180
May 2019 66,500 -200 73,962 110