Department of Numbers

Decatur, Alabama Job Growth

There were 55,900 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,559 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,207 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,900 -300 -1,600
CPS 69,559 +1,207 -1,563

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,200 in April 2020, Decatur has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 71,194 for Decatur in December 2019. 1,635 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 61,111, Decatur has added 8,448 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Decatur, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 55,900 -300 69,559 1,207
October 2020 56,200 1,000 68,352 -40
September 2020 55,200 900 68,392 -26
August 2020 54,300 500 68,418 2,709
July 2020 53,800 1,300 65,709 1,583
June 2020 52,500 1,300 64,126 44
May 2020 51,200 0 64,082 2,971
April 2020 51,200 -6,100 61,111 -9,023
March 2020 57,300 -100 70,134 -878
February 2020 57,400 0 71,012 -21
January 2020 57,400 -100 71,033 -161
December 2019 57,500 0 71,194 72