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Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 38,500 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,740 employed persons for the month. Gadsden lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 249 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,500 0 +300
CPS 41,740 +249 +751

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,244 for Gadsden in April 2000. 4,504 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 37,805, Gadsden has added 3,935 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 38,500 0 41,740 249
September 2018 38,500 500 41,491 140
August 2018 38,000 -400 41,351 -263
July 2018 38,400 200 41,614 113
June 2018 38,200 100 41,501 59
May 2018 38,100 -100 41,442 -96
April 2018 38,200 100 41,538 154
March 2018 38,100 -100 41,384 206
February 2018 38,200 200 41,178 180
January 2018 38,000 -300 40,998 -104
December 2017 38,300 200 41,102 60
November 2017 38,100 -100 41,042 53