Alabama Job Growth
There were 2,025,100 jobs in Alabama in January 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,079,871 employed persons for the month. Alabama added 4,900 jobs in January 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,305 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alabama job growth compared to other states.
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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 peaked in December 2007 for Alabama at 2,031,200. Since then 6,100 jobs have been lost in Alabama according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,881,300 in February 2010, Alabama has gained 143,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Alabama reached a maximum of 2,095,516 in February 2007. 15,645 jobs have been lost in Alabama since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 1,891,907, Alabama has added 187,964 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alabama Employment History