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Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 179,000 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 173,980 employed persons for the month. Mobile added 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 783 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,000 +100 0
CPS 173,980 +783 +1,486

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 6,800 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 172,400 in September 2009, Mobile has gained 6,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 178,339 for Mobile in January 2008. 4,359 jobs have been lost in Mobile since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 162,986, Mobile has added 10,994 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 179,000 100 173,980 783
February 2017 178,900 -300 173,197 1,230
January 2017 179,200 -400 171,967 -350
December 2016 179,600 -300 172,317 -333
November 2016 179,900 0 172,650 27
October 2016 179,900 1,400 172,623 574
September 2016 178,500 -400 172,049 388
August 2016 178,900 -400 171,661 -186
July 2016 179,300 200 171,847 -551
June 2016 179,100 -200 172,398 -563
May 2016 179,300 -400 172,961 -3
April 2016 179,700 700 172,964 470