Department of Numbers

Alabama Job Growth

There were 2,016,900 jobs in Alabama in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,087,667 employed persons for the month. Alabama added 2,800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,947 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alabama job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,016,900 +2,800 +33,400
CPS 2,087,667 +7,947 +40,152

Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Alabama 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 in Alabama

CES employment in November 2017 for Alabama is at a new high of 2,016,900.

CPS employment in Alabama reached a maximum of 2,092,009 in January 2007. 4,342 jobs have been lost in Alabama since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 1,891,078, Alabama has added 196,589 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 2,016,900 2,800 2,087,667 7,947
October 2017 2,014,100 1,900 2,079,720 10,626
September 2017 2,012,200 6,900 2,069,094 11,734
August 2017 2,005,300 -2,400 2,057,360 -6,540
July 2017 2,007,700 -2,100 2,063,900 -13,185
June 2017 2,009,800 6,800 2,077,085 -11,417
May 2017 2,003,000 5,400 2,088,502 -262
April 2017 1,997,600 -100 2,088,764 8,464
March 2017 1,997,700 400 2,080,300 12,948
February 2017 1,997,300 2,300 2,067,352 13,515
January 2017 1,995,000 11,300 2,053,837 6,084
December 2016 1,983,700 200 2,047,753 238