Department of Numbers

Dothan, Alabama Job Growth

There were 59,300 jobs in Dothan, Alabama in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,208 employed persons for the month. Dothan added 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 79 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dothan job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,300 +200 +600
CPS 62,208 +79 +2,012

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 4,300 jobs have been lost in Dothan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,000 in June 2014, Dothan has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,484 for Dothan in February 2007. 2,276 jobs have been lost in Dothan since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 56,870, Dothan has added 5,338 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Dothan, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 59,300 200 62,208 79
September 2019 59,100 -400 62,129 152
August 2019 59,500 -200 61,977 283
July 2019 59,700 400 61,694 317
June 2019 59,300 200 61,377 271
May 2019 59,100 0 61,106 317
April 2019 59,100 -400 60,789 226
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