Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth
There were 509,800 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in May 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 496,712 employed persons for the month. Birmingham lost 1,600 jobs in May 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,296 (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 26,500 jobs have been lost in Birmingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 489,800 in September 2010, Birmingham has gained 20,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 525,038 for Birmingham in December 2006. 28,326 jobs have been lost in Birmingham since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 462,799, Birmingham has added 33,913 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Birmingham, Alabama Employment History