Department of Numbers

Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 58,800 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,056 employed persons for the month. Dothan added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 126 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,800 +200 -1,700
CPS 62,056 +126 -467

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 4,800 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,400 in April 2020, Dothan has gained 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,484 for Dothan in February 2007. 2,428 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,061, Dothan has added 7,995 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 58,800 200 62,056 126
January 2021 58,600 0 61,930 1,522
December 2020 58,600 300 60,408 244
November 2020 58,300 -200 60,164 253
October 2020 58,500 500 59,911 165
September 2020 58,000 400 59,746 -780
August 2020 57,600 300 60,526 1,991
July 2020 57,300 500 58,535 1,087
June 2020 56,800 900 57,448 123
May 2020 55,900 1,500 57,325 3,264
April 2020 54,400 -5,600 54,061 -7,600
March 2020 60,000 -500 61,661 -862