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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 55,900 jobs in Florence, Alabama in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,339 employed persons for the month. Florence added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 190 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,900 +300 -1,600
CPS 63,339 +190 -344

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Florence, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Florence 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 Florence, Alabama

CES employment for Florence peaked in March 2007 at 58,300. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,200 in April 2020, Florence has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,067 for Florence in April 2000. 2,728 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,078, Florence has added 8,261 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 55,900 300 63,339 190
January 2021 55,600 0 63,149 2,157
December 2020 55,600 200 60,992 -852
November 2020 55,400 -200 61,844 191
October 2020 55,600 600 61,653 48
September 2020 55,000 0 61,605 -1,142
August 2020 55,000 800 62,747 2,804
July 2020 54,200 700 59,943 1,498
June 2020 53,500 2,200 58,445 112
May 2020 51,300 1,100 58,333 3,255
April 2020 50,200 -7,200 55,078 -8,476
March 2020 57,400 -100 63,554 -129