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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 54,800 jobs in Florence, Alabama in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,175 employed persons for the month. Florence lost 400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 262 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,800 -400 +600
CPS 62,175 -262 +1,507

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,200 in April 2020, Florence has gained 4,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,503 for Florence in April 2000. 4,328 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,934, Florence has added 7,241 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 54,800 -400 62,175 -262
June 2021 55,200 -100 62,437 -392
May 2021 55,300 -100 62,829 -152
April 2021 55,400 -200 62,981 42
March 2021 55,600 -300 62,939 -68
February 2021 55,900 300 63,007 29
January 2021 55,600 0 62,978 -222
December 2020 55,600 200 63,200 -343
November 2020 55,400 -200 63,543 -519
October 2020 55,600 600 64,062 2,804
September 2020 55,000 0 61,258 242
August 2020 55,000 800 61,016 348