Department of Numbers

Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 178,600 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 172,416 employed persons for the month. Mobile added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,044 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 178,600 +100 +1,200
CPS 172,416 -1,044 +2,697

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

Mobile, Alabama Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Mobile peaked in April 2008 at 185,800. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 172,400 in September 2009, Mobile has gained 6,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 178,339 for Mobile in January 2008. 5,923 jobs have been lost in Mobile since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 162,986, Mobile has added 9,430 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 178,600 100 172,416 -1,044
November 2016 178,500 -300 173,460 -324
October 2016 178,800 1,000 173,784 728
September 2016 177,800 -900 173,056 177
August 2016 178,700 100 172,879 822
July 2016 178,600 900 172,057 46
June 2016 177,700 -500 172,011 -866
May 2016 178,200 -300 172,877 490
April 2016 178,500 1,500 172,387 1,295
March 2016 177,000 800 171,092 599
February 2016 176,200 -100 170,493 749
January 2016 176,300 -1,100 169,744 25