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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 105,900 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 107,763 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa added 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 587 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,900 +400 +1,300
CPS 107,763 +587 +2,394

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 in March 2017 is at a new high of 105,900.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Tuscaloosa is at a new high of 107,763.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 105,900 400 107,763 587
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
August 2016 105,200 -400 106,085 136
July 2016 105,600 800 105,949 232
June 2016 104,800 -100 105,717 152
May 2016 104,900 0 105,565 72
April 2016 104,900 300 105,493 124