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Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 58,300 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,010 employed persons for the month. Dothan lost 400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 146 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,300 -400 +2,400
CPS 62,010 -146 +2,336

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Dothan, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Dothan 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 Dothan, Alabama

CES employment for Dothan peaked in January 2007 at 63,600. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,400 in April 2020, Dothan has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,670 for Dothan in February 2007. 2,660 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,279, Dothan has added 6,731 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 58,300 -400 62,010 -146
April 2021 58,700 200 62,156 -52
March 2021 58,500 -200 62,208 -185
February 2021 58,700 100 62,393 -41
January 2021 58,600 0 62,434 65
December 2020 58,600 300 62,369 3
November 2020 58,300 -200 62,366 12
October 2020 58,500 500 62,354 2,464
September 2020 58,000 400 59,890 33
August 2020 57,600 300 59,857 35
July 2020 57,300 500 59,822 62
June 2020 56,800 900 59,760 86