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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Job Growth

There were 65,700 jobs in Auburn, Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,543 employed persons for the month. Auburn added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 560 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Auburn job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,700 +400 +900
CPS 72,543 +560 +1,605

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 March 2018 at 65,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Auburn according to the employer survey. From a trough of 64,099 in July 2018, Auburn has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Auburn is at a new high of 72,543.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Auburn, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 65,700 400 72,543 560
September 2018 65,300 1,000 71,983 736
August 2018 64,300 200 71,247 393
July 2018 64,099 -100 70,854 -341
June 2018 64,200 -1,400 71,195 -672
May 2018 65,600 -200 71,867 -96
April 2018 65,800 0 71,963 429
March 2018 65,800 100 71,534 316
February 2018 65,700 100 71,218 477
January 2018 65,600 400 70,741 -343
December 2017 65,200 500 71,084 103
November 2017 64,700 -100 70,981 43