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Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 38,000 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,188 employed persons for the month. Gadsden lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 192 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,000 0 +100
CPS 41,188 -192 -870

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 2,600 jobs have been lost in Gadsden according to the employer survey. From a trough of 34,900 in September 2009, Gadsden has gained 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,244 for Gadsden in April 2000. 5,056 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 37,851, Gadsden has added 3,337 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 38,000 0 41,188 -192
January 2018 38,000 -300 41,380 -1,038
December 2017 38,300 200 42,418 130
November 2017 38,100 -100 42,288 -49
October 2017 38,200 500 42,337 66
September 2017 37,700 0 42,271 283
August 2017 37,700 -100 41,988 -51
July 2017 37,800 -100 42,039 -212
June 2017 37,900 -100 42,251 -111
May 2017 38,000 200 42,362 -75
April 2017 37,800 -200 42,437 109
March 2017 38,000 100 42,328 270