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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,000 jobs in Florence, Alabama in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,722 employed persons for the month. Florence added 100 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 250 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,000 +100 +200
CPS 62,722 +250 +699

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,000 in October 2009, Florence has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,050 for Florence in March 2007. 3,328 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 58,005, Florence has added 4,717 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 57,000 100 62,722 250
April 2018 56,900 200 62,472 636
March 2018 56,700 0 61,836 325
February 2018 56,700 300 61,511 450
January 2018 56,400 100 61,061 -9
December 2017 56,300 -100 61,070 -274
November 2017 56,400 300 61,344 -268
October 2017 56,100 -200 61,612 -152
September 2017 56,300 -300 61,764 -63
August 2017 56,600 -100 61,827 -48
July 2017 56,700 200 61,875 -53
June 2017 56,500 -300 61,928 -95