Department of Numbers

Huntsville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 225,000 jobs in Huntsville, Alabama in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,469 employed persons for the month. Huntsville added 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 964 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Huntsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 225,000 +300 +2,400
CPS 202,469 -964 +4,084

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Huntsville, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Huntsville 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 Huntsville, Alabama

CES employment for Huntsville in December 2016 is at a new high of 225,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 203,433 for Huntsville in November 2016. 964 jobs have been lost in Huntsville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Huntsville, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 225,000 300 202,469 -964
November 2016 224,700 700 203,433 168
October 2016 224,000 1,100 203,265 1,002
September 2016 222,900 200 202,263 581
August 2016 222,700 1,500 201,682 608
July 2016 221,200 -200 201,074 -88
June 2016 221,400 0 201,162 311
May 2016 221,400 -700 200,851 872
April 2016 222,100 200 199,979 577
March 2016 221,900 800 199,402 876
February 2016 221,100 200 198,526 950
January 2016 220,900 -1,700 197,576 -809