Department of Numbers

Decatur, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,400 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,457 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 98 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,400 -200 +900
CPS 71,457 +98 +3,074

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 2,000 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,300 in February 2010, Decatur has gained 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Decatur is at a new high of 71,457.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Decatur, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 57,400 -200 71,457 98
September 2019 57,600 100 71,359 286
August 2019 57,500 0 71,073 462
July 2019 57,500 200 70,611 475
June 2019 57,300 400 70,136 403
May 2019 56,900 100 69,733 455
April 2019 56,800 300 69,278 263
March 2019 56,500 100 69,015 211
February 2019 56,400 -300 68,804 248
January 2019 56,700 100 68,556 188
December 2018 56,600 200 68,368 -26
November 2018 56,400 -100 68,394 11