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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 51,300 jobs in Florence, Alabama in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,517 employed persons for the month. Florence lost 6,100 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,037 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,300 -6,100 -6,300
CPS 55,517 -8,037 -8,331

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 7,000 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,067 for Florence in April 2000. 10,550 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 51,300 -6,100 55,517 -8,037
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
November 2019 57,500 100 63,963 -80
October 2019 57,400 -100 64,043 -54
September 2019 57,500 0 64,097 -13
August 2019 57,500 -200 64,110 40
July 2019 57,700 300 64,070 74
June 2019 57,400 0 63,996 84
May 2019 57,400 -200 63,912 64