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Decatur, Alabama Job Growth

There were 58,100 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,442 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 0 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,100 0 +1,100
CPS 73,442 -24 +1,860

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,600 in January 2010, Decatur has gained 5,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 73,466 for Decatur in August 2022. 24 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Decatur, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 58,100 0 73,442 -24
August 2022 58,100 -100 73,466 113
July 2022 58,200 200 73,353 118
June 2022 58,000 200 73,235 95
May 2022 57,800 -100 73,140 210
April 2022 57,900 200 72,930 204
March 2022 57,700 300 72,726 334
February 2022 57,400 200 72,392 417
January 2022 57,200 -100 71,975 245
December 2021 57,300 200 71,730 11
November 2021 57,100 300 71,719 50
October 2021 56,800 -200 71,669 87