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Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 58,100 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,802 employed persons for the month. Dothan lost 200 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 358 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,100 -200 +500
CPS 59,802 +358 +719

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 5,500 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,100 in July 2012, Dothan has gained 2,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,457 for Dothan in March 2007. 4,655 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 56,792, Dothan has added 3,010 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 58,100 -200 59,802 358
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
October 2017 58,200 -100 59,339 -204
September 2017 58,300 -100 59,543 -46
August 2017 58,400 -100 59,589 134
July 2017 58,500 500 59,455 218
June 2017 58,000 -100 59,237 137
May 2017 58,100 500 59,100 17