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Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 38,900 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in September 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,796 employed persons for the month. Gadsden added 100 jobs in September 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 115 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,900 +100 +1,000
CPS 42,796 +115 +1,443

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 1,700 jobs have been lost in Gadsden according to the employer survey. From a trough of 34,900 in September 2009, Gadsden has gained 4,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,143 for Gadsden in April 2000. 3,347 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 37,819, Gadsden has added 4,977 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2019

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2019 38,900 100 42,796 115
August 2019 38,800 -100 42,681 169
July 2019 38,900 200 42,512 139
June 2019 38,700 200 42,373 153
May 2019 38,500 100 42,220 203
April 2019 38,400 -300 42,017 173
March 2019 38,700 400 41,844 155
February 2019 38,300 -100 41,689 135
January 2019 38,400 0 41,554 119
December 2018 38,400 300 41,435 -3
November 2018 38,100 -300 41,438 17
October 2018 38,400 500 41,421 68