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.
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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
Decatur, Alabama Employment History