Department of Numbers

Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 38,200 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,981 employed persons for the month. Gadsden lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 150 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,200 -200 +100
CPS 41,981 +150 +803

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 2,400 jobs have been lost in Gadsden according to the employer survey. From a trough of 34,900 in September 2009, Gadsden has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,244 for Gadsden in April 2000. 4,263 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 37,805, Gadsden has added 4,176 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 38,200 -200 41,981 150
January 2019 38,400 0 41,831 261
December 2018 38,400 300 41,570 15
November 2018 38,100 -300 41,555 -125
October 2018 38,400 500 41,680 189
September 2018 37,900 100 41,491 140
August 2018 37,800 -400 41,351 -263
July 2018 38,200 200 41,614 113
June 2018 38,000 500 41,501 59
May 2018 37,500 -400 41,442 -96
April 2018 37,900 -300 41,538 154
March 2018 38,200 100 41,384 206