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Decatur, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,300 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,858 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,246 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,300 +200 +1,600
CPS 71,858 +1,246 +3,131

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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,600 in January 2010, Decatur has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,089 for Decatur in February 2021. 231 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a June 2021 low of 70,612, Decatur has added 1,246 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Decatur, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 57,300 200 71,858 1,246
June 2021 57,100 100 70,612 -1,206
May 2021 57,000 0 71,818 -105
April 2021 57,000 -500 71,923 -64
March 2021 57,500 100 71,987 -102
February 2021 57,400 100 72,089 36
January 2021 57,300 -100 72,053 74
December 2020 57,400 400 71,979 -17
November 2020 57,000 -100 71,996 2
October 2020 57,100 600 71,994 2,973
September 2020 56,500 300 69,021 132
August 2020 56,200 500 68,889 162