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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Job Growth

There were 67,700 jobs in Auburn, Alabama in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,207 employed persons for the month. Auburn added 200 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 476 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Auburn job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,700 +200 +1,300
CPS 76,207 +476 +1,904

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 January 2020 at 67,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Auburn according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,900 in April 2020, Auburn has gained 10,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2022 for Auburn is at a new high of 76,207.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Auburn, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 67,700 200 76,207 476
February 2022 67,500 100 75,731 504
January 2022 67,400 300 75,227 387
December 2021 67,100 200 74,840 0
November 2021 66,900 100 74,840 75
October 2021 66,800 200 74,765 203
September 2021 66,600 -100 74,562 217
August 2021 66,700 -200 74,345 143
July 2021 66,900 400 74,202 50
June 2021 66,500 -100 74,152 -32
May 2021 66,600 400 74,184 -49
April 2021 66,200 -200 74,233 -70