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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 57,200 jobs in Florence, Alabama in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,719 employed persons for the month. Florence added 500 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 73 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,200 +500 +1,400
CPS 64,719 -73 +1,489

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 1,100 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,300 in April 2020, Florence has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,503 for Florence in April 2000. 1,784 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,007, Florence has added 9,712 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 57,200 500 64,719 -73
August 2022 56,700 -200 64,792 3
July 2022 56,900 100 64,789 67
June 2022 56,800 0 64,722 16
May 2022 56,800 400 64,706 154
April 2022 56,400 -100 64,552 170
March 2022 56,500 0 64,382 317
February 2022 56,500 300 64,065 448
January 2022 56,200 200 63,617 273
December 2021 56,000 -300 63,344 -6
November 2021 56,300 400 63,350 24
October 2021 55,900 100 63,326 96