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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Job Growth

There were 65,800 jobs in Auburn, Alabama in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,991 employed persons for the month. Auburn lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 125 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Auburn job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,800 0 -1,900
CPS 73,991 +125 -1,407

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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Auburn according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,600 in April 2020, Auburn has gained 9,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,806 for Auburn in December 2019. 1,815 jobs have been lost in Auburn since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 64,718, Auburn has added 9,273 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Auburn, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 65,800 0 73,991 125
January 2021 65,800 -200 73,866 1,590
December 2020 66,000 200 72,276 174
November 2020 65,800 600 72,102 167
October 2020 65,200 500 71,935 58
September 2020 64,700 800 71,877 -17
August 2020 63,900 1,300 71,894 3,576
July 2020 62,600 1,400 68,318 1,193
June 2020 61,200 2,100 67,125 -2,401
May 2020 59,100 2,500 69,526 4,808
April 2020 56,600 -10,100 64,718 -9,833
March 2020 66,700 -1,000 74,551 -847