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Decatur, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,300 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,287 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 127 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,300 0 -1,000
CPS 72,287 -127 +1,275

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 72,414 for Decatur in January 2021. 127 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Decatur, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 57,300 0 72,287 -127
January 2021 57,300 -100 72,414 3,442
December 2020 57,400 400 68,972 -113
November 2020 57,000 -100 69,085 733
October 2020 57,100 600 68,352 -40
September 2020 56,500 300 68,392 -26
August 2020 56,200 500 68,418 2,709
July 2020 55,700 500 65,709 1,583
June 2020 55,200 700 64,126 44
May 2020 54,500 900 64,082 2,971
April 2020 53,600 -4,600 61,111 -9,023
March 2020 58,200 -100 70,134 -878