Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth
There were 521,500 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in May 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 511,014 employed persons for the month. Birmingham added 1,799 jobs in May 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,521 (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 14,800 jobs have been lost in Birmingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 488,800 in September 2010, Birmingham has gained 32,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 519,891 for Birmingham in March 2007. 8,877 jobs have been lost in Birmingham since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 461,128, Birmingham has added 49,886 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Birmingham, Alabama Employment History