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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 107,800 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,595 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa lost 100 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 107,800 -100 +2,600
CPS 108,595 +12 +2,510

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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Tuscaloosa peaked in July 2017 at 107,900. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Tuscaloosa is at a new high of 108,595.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 107,800 -100 108,595 12
July 2017 107,900 300 108,583 508
June 2017 107,600 1,000 108,075 38
May 2017 106,600 200 108,037 303
April 2017 106,400 300 107,734 55
March 2017 106,100 600 107,679 503
February 2017 105,500 100 107,176 784
January 2017 105,400 -300 106,392 -204
December 2016 105,700 100 106,596 69
November 2016 105,600 100 106,527 185
October 2016 105,500 100 106,342 159
September 2016 105,400 200 106,183 98