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Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,300 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,472 employed persons for the month. Dothan added 800 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,024 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,300 +800 -3,300
CPS 58,472 +1,024 -3,880

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 6,300 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,000 in April 2020, Dothan has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,484 for Dothan in February 2007. 6,012 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,061, Dothan has added 4,411 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 57,300 800 58,472 1,024
June 2020 56,500 1,600 57,448 123
May 2020 54,900 900 57,325 3,264
April 2020 54,000 -5,900 54,061 -7,600
March 2020 59,900 -400 61,661 -862
February 2020 60,300 0 62,523 -23
January 2020 60,300 100 62,546 -28
December 2019 60,200 0 62,574 23
November 2019 60,200 100 62,551 34
October 2019 60,100 -100 62,517 38
September 2019 60,200 100 62,479 54
August 2019 60,100 -500 62,425 73