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Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 33,600 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 37,889 employed persons for the month. Gadsden lost 300 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 86 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 33,600 -300 +100
CPS 37,889 -86 +496

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 7,000 jobs have been lost in Gadsden according to the employer survey. From a trough of 30,400 in April 2020, Gadsden has gained 3,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,451 for Gadsden in April 2000. 8,562 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 32,944, Gadsden has added 4,945 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 33,600 -300 37,889 -86
July 2021 33,900 -100 37,975 -82
June 2021 34,000 100 38,057 -222
May 2021 33,900 300 38,279 -115
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