Department of Numbers

Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,900 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,810 employed persons for the month. Dothan lost 800 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 481 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,900 -800 -300
CPS 59,810 -481 +471

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 5,700 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,100 in July 2012, Dothan has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,457 for Dothan in March 2007. 4,647 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 56,792, Dothan has added 3,018 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 57,900 -800 59,810 -481
September 2018 58,700 0 60,291 140
August 2018 58,700 0 60,151 -191
July 2018 58,700 200 60,342 113
June 2018 58,500 0 60,229 369
May 2018 58,500 400 59,860 140
April 2018 58,100 -200 59,720 276
March 2018 58,300 200 59,444 113
February 2018 58,100 200 59,331 411
January 2018 57,900 100 58,920 -12
December 2017 57,800 -100 58,932 -171
November 2017 57,900 -300 59,103 -236