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Decatur, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,500 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,058 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 0 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 447 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,500 0 +1,700
CPS 71,058 +447 +3,020

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Decatur, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Decatur 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 Decatur, Alabama

CES employment for Decatur peaked in September 2000 at 59,400. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,300 in February 2010, Decatur has gained 5,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Decatur is at a new high of 71,058.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Decatur, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 57,500 0 71,058 447
July 2019 57,500 200 70,611 475
June 2019 57,300 400 70,136 403
May 2019 56,900 100 69,733 455
April 2019 56,800 300 69,278 263
March 2019 56,500 100 69,015 211
February 2019 56,400 -300 68,804 248
January 2019 56,700 100 68,556 188
December 2018 56,600 200 68,368 -26
November 2018 56,400 -100 68,394 11
October 2018 56,500 300 68,383 143
September 2018 56,200 400 68,240 202