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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Job Growth

There were 66,700 jobs in Auburn, Alabama in September 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,952 employed persons for the month. Auburn lost 200 jobs in September 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 412 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Auburn job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,700 -200 +2,000
CPS 72,952 +412 +1,319

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 October 2019 at 67,900. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Auburn according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,600 in April 2020, Auburn has gained 10,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,189 for Auburn in November 2019. 2,237 jobs have been lost in Auburn since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 62,058, Auburn has added 10,894 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2021

Auburn, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2021 66,700 -200 72,952 412
August 2021 66,900 100 72,540 344
July 2021 66,800 400 72,196 190
June 2021 66,400 400 72,006 -1,902
May 2021 66,000 0 73,908 -65
April 2021 66,000 0 73,973 54
March 2021 66,000 -100 73,919 -80
February 2021 66,100 300 73,999 -19
January 2021 65,800 -200 74,018 -111
December 2020 66,000 200 74,129 -382
November 2020 65,800 600 74,511 -497
October 2020 65,200 500 75,008 3,375