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Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 60,100 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,784 employed persons for the month. Dothan lost 200 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 227 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,100 -200 +900
CPS 63,784 +227 +1,344

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,700 in April 2020, Dothan has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,670 for Dothan in February 2007. 886 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,218, Dothan has added 8,566 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 60,100 -200 63,784 227
February 2022 60,300 200 63,557 301
January 2022 60,100 -100 63,256 311
December 2021 60,200 200 62,945 -2
November 2021 60,000 100 62,947 48
October 2021 59,900 200 62,899 157
September 2021 59,700 0 62,742 181
August 2021 59,700 200 62,561 153
July 2021 59,500 300 62,408 89
June 2021 59,200 -100 62,319 11
May 2021 59,300 300 62,308 -35
April 2021 59,000 -200 62,343 -97