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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Job Growth

There were 65,500 jobs in Auburn, Alabama in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,796 employed persons for the month. Auburn lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 861 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Auburn job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,500 -100 -2,300
CPS 72,796 +861 -2,814

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 2,400 jobs have been lost in Auburn according to the employer survey. From a trough of 60,400 in April 2020, Auburn has gained 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,806 for Auburn in December 2019. 3,010 jobs have been lost in Auburn since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 64,718, Auburn has added 8,078 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Auburn, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 65,500 -100 72,796 861
October 2020 65,600 1,199 71,935 58
September 2020 64,400 -899 71,877 -17
August 2020 65,300 1,000 71,894 3,576
July 2020 64,300 1,600 68,318 1,193
June 2020 62,700 -200 67,125 -2,401
May 2020 62,900 2,500 69,526 4,808
April 2020 60,400 -7,200 64,718 -9,833
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