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Decatur, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,800 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,934 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 208 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,800 +100 +1,200
CPS 72,934 +208 +1,317

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 1,600 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,600 in January 2010, Decatur has gained 5,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Decatur is at a new high of 72,934.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Decatur, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 57,800 100 72,934 208
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
September 2021 57,000 -200 71,582 81
August 2021 57,200 -300 71,501 35
July 2021 57,500 400 71,466 -18
June 2021 57,100 100 71,484 -63
May 2021 57,000 400 71,547 -70