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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 107,600 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 109,774 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa lost 500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 336 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 107,600 -500 +2,000
CPS 109,774 -336 +3,247

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 August 2017 at 108,500. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,179 for Tuscaloosa in September 2017. 405 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 107,600 -500 109,774 -336
October 2017 108,100 -100 110,110 -69
September 2017 108,200 -300 110,179 1,116
August 2017 108,500 600 109,063 480
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