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.
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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
Mobile, Alabama Employment History