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Decatur, Alabama Job Growth

There were 55,400 jobs in Decatur, Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,686 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 58 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,400 +100 +1,100
CPS 67,686 +58 +1,921

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 4,000 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,300 in February 2010, Decatur has gained 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 70,395 for Decatur in November 2007. 2,709 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 61,616, Decatur has added 6,070 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Decatur, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 55,400 100 67,686 58
September 2018 55,300 100 67,628 -260
August 2018 55,200 100 67,888 120
July 2018 55,100 200 67,768 417
June 2018 54,900 100 67,351 316
May 2018 54,800 300 67,035 180
April 2018 54,500 100 66,855 422
March 2018 54,400 0 66,433 388
February 2018 54,400 0 66,045 403
January 2018 54,400 100 65,642 -105
December 2017 54,300 0 65,747 -15
November 2017 54,300 0 65,762 -3