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Gadsden, Alabama Job Growth

There were 34,300 jobs in Gadsden, Alabama in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 38,438 employed persons for the month. Gadsden added 300 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 75 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gadsden job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 34,300 +300 +600
CPS 38,438 +75 +1,082

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 6,300 jobs have been lost in Gadsden according to the employer survey. From a trough of 30,800 in April 2020, Gadsden has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,451 for Gadsden in April 2000. 8,013 jobs have been lost in Gadsden since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 33,063, Gadsden has added 5,375 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Gadsden, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 34,300 300 38,438 75
June 2022 34,000 300 38,363 54
May 2022 33,700 0 38,309 85
April 2022 33,700 0 38,224 98
March 2022 33,700 -100 38,126 186
February 2022 33,800 0 37,940 242
January 2022 33,800 100 37,698 183
December 2021 33,700 100 37,515 6
November 2021 33,600 100 37,509 37
October 2021 33,500 300 37,472 63
September 2021 33,200 -100 37,409 54
August 2021 33,300 -400 37,355 -1