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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Job Growth

There were 56,700 jobs in Florence, Alabama in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,657 employed persons for the month. Florence added 700 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,400 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,700 +700 +1,300
CPS 63,657 +1,400 +114

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 1,600 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,200 in April 2020, Florence has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,503 for Florence in April 2000. 2,846 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,934, Florence has added 8,723 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Florence, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 56,700 700 63,657 1,400
October 2021 56,000 0 62,257 129
September 2021 56,000 900 62,128 90
August 2021 55,100 200 62,038 -166
July 2021 54,900 -300 62,204 -233
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