NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.
Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth
There were 517,400 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 493,065 employed persons for the month. Birmingham added 1,900 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 90 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Birmingham job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Birmingham, Alabama Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Birmingham 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 Birmingham, Alabama
CES employment for Birmingham peaked in March 2007 at 536,300. Since then 18,900 jobs have been lost in Birmingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 489,800 in September 2010, Birmingham has gained 27,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 525,038 for Birmingham in December 2006. 31,973 jobs have been lost in Birmingham since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 462,799, Birmingham has added 30,266 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Birmingham, Alabama Employment History