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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,400 jobs in Florence, Alabama in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,778 employed persons for the month. Florence added 500 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 319 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,400 +500 +400
CPS 63,778 +319 +1,087

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 900 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,000 in October 2009, Florence has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,067 for Florence in April 2000. 2,289 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 57,935, Florence has added 5,843 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 57,400 500 63,778 319
June 2019 56,900 -100 63,459 189
May 2019 57,000 200 63,270 330
April 2019 56,800 -100 62,940 201
March 2019 56,900 100 62,739 88
February 2019 56,800 -200 62,651 70
January 2019 57,000 200 62,581 -91
December 2018 56,800 -300 62,672 -15
November 2018 57,100 -100 62,687 -32
October 2018 57,200 200 62,719 -18
September 2018 57,000 200 62,737 12
August 2018 56,800 -200 62,725 34