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.
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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
Montgomery, Alabama Employment History