Department of Numbers

Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 59,100 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,776 employed persons for the month. Dothan lost 400 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 213 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,100 -400 +500
CPS 60,776 +213 +526

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 4,500 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,000 in June 2014, Dothan has gained 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,484 for Dothan in February 2007. 3,708 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 56,870, Dothan has added 3,906 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 59,100 -400 60,776 213
March 2019 59,500 500 60,563 173
February 2019 59,000 0 60,390 149
January 2019 59,000 0 60,241 62
December 2018 59,000 400 60,179 6
November 2018 58,600 -100 60,173 -23
October 2018 58,700 -200 60,196 -73
September 2018 58,900 -100 60,269 -75
August 2018 59,000 -100 60,344 -46
July 2018 59,100 400 60,390 2
June 2018 58,700 -100 60,388 51
May 2018 58,800 200 60,337 87