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Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 34,000 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 37,146 employed persons for the month. Gadsden added 500 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 624 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 34,000 +500 -3,400
CPS 37,146 +624 -4,042

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 6,600 jobs have been lost in Gadsden according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,800 in May 2020, Gadsden has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,143 for Gadsden in April 2000. 8,997 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 35,278, Gadsden has added 1,868 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 34,000 500 37,146 624
June 2020 33,500 700 36,522 -35
May 2020 32,800 -100 36,557 1,279
April 2020 32,900 -4,800 35,278 -6,066
March 2020 37,700 -100 41,344 -54
February 2020 37,800 -100 41,398 32
January 2020 37,900 400 41,366 -10
December 2019 37,500 -100 41,376 39
November 2019 37,600 200 41,337 37
October 2019 37,400 100 41,300 41
September 2019 37,300 -100 41,259 41
August 2019 37,400 0 41,218 30