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Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 33,800 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 38,257 employed persons for the month. Gadsden added 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 33,800 +200 +2,800
CPS 38,257 -137 +3,465

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Gadsden, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Gadsden 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 Gadsden, Alabama

CES employment for Gadsden peaked in May 2000 at 40,600. Since then 6,800 jobs have been lost in Gadsden according to the employer survey. From a trough of 30,400 in April 2020, Gadsden has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,451 for Gadsden in April 2000. 8,194 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 32,944, Gadsden has added 5,313 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 33,800 200 38,257 -137
April 2021 33,600 -100 38,394 -117
March 2021 33,700 -400 38,511 -162
February 2021 34,100 200 38,673 -25
January 2021 33,900 -400 38,698 55
December 2020 34,300 200 38,643 199
November 2020 34,100 200 38,444 280
October 2020 33,900 400 38,164 1,362
September 2020 33,500 0 36,802 -591
August 2020 33,500 700 37,393 565
July 2020 32,800 400 36,828 816
June 2020 32,400 1,400 36,012 1,220