Department of Numbers

Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 172,100 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 161,753 employed persons for the month. Montgomery lost 600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 630 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 172,100 -600 +1,200
CPS 161,753 -630 +2,618

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

Montgomery, Alabama Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Montgomery peaked in January 2008 at 179,900. Since then 7,800 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 164,700 in May 2011, Montgomery has gained 7,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 164,734 for Montgomery in January 2008. 2,981 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 149,814, Montgomery has added 11,939 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 172,100 -600 161,753 -630
November 2016 172,700 -500 162,383 -410
October 2016 173,200 700 162,793 448
September 2016 172,500 -100 162,345 -281
August 2016 172,600 800 162,626 890
July 2016 171,800 200 161,736 840
June 2016 171,600 800 160,896 92
May 2016 170,800 100 160,804 1,054
April 2016 170,700 600 159,750 154
March 2016 170,100 0 159,596 103
February 2016 170,100 -1,300 159,493 -244
January 2016 171,400 500 159,737 602