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Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 174,400 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 163,903 employed persons for the month. Montgomery added 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 947 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,400 +200 +2,300
CPS 163,903 +947 +3,121

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 5,500 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 164,700 in May 2011, Montgomery has gained 9,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 164,734 for Montgomery in January 2008. 831 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 149,814, Montgomery has added 14,089 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 174,400 200 163,903 947
February 2017 174,200 900 162,956 1,196
January 2017 173,300 -500 161,760 54
December 2016 173,800 100 161,706 -160
November 2016 173,700 -300 161,866 -37
October 2016 174,000 -200 161,903 178
September 2016 174,200 600 161,725 116
August 2016 173,600 -400 161,609 61
July 2016 174,000 700 161,548 235
June 2016 173,300 200 161,313 250
May 2016 173,100 200 161,063 159
April 2016 172,900 800 160,904 122