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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 55,800 jobs in Florence, Alabama in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,888 employed persons for the month. Florence lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 235 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,800 -100 -1,700
CPS 61,888 +235 -2,075

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 2,500 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,800 in April 2020, Florence has gained 5,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,067 for Florence in April 2000. 4,179 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,078, Florence has added 6,810 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 55,800 -100 61,888 235
October 2020 55,900 500 61,653 48
September 2020 55,400 -300 61,605 -1,142
August 2020 55,700 1,500 62,747 2,804
July 2020 54,200 500 59,943 1,498
June 2020 53,700 1,800 58,445 112
May 2020 51,900 1,100 58,333 3,255
April 2020 50,800 -6,600 55,078 -8,476
March 2020 57,400 -300 63,554 -129
February 2020 57,700 500 63,683 -144
January 2020 57,200 300 63,827 -45
December 2019 56,900 -600 63,872 -91