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Decatur, Alabama Job Growth

There were 54,900 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,150 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 400 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 295 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,900 +400 +700
CPS 67,150 +295 +1,643

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 4,500 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,300 in February 2010, Decatur has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 70,395 for Decatur in November 2007. 3,245 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 61,616, Decatur has added 5,534 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Decatur, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 54,900 400 67,150 295
April 2018 54,500 100 66,855 422
March 2018 54,400 0 66,433 388
February 2018 54,400 0 66,045 403
January 2018 54,400 100 65,642 -105
December 2017 54,300 0 65,747 -15
November 2017 54,300 0 65,762 -3
October 2017 54,300 300 65,765 12
September 2017 54,000 -300 65,753 27
August 2017 54,300 0 65,726 52
July 2017 54,300 200 65,674 89
June 2017 54,100 -100 65,585 78