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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 106,300 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,171 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 655 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,300 -100 +700
CPS 108,171 -655 +2,442

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 June 2016 at 107,400. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 106,000 in July 2016, Tuscaloosa has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,122 for Tuscaloosa in October 2016. 951 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 106,300 -100 108,171 -655
November 2016 106,400 -500 108,826 -296
October 2016 106,900 300 109,122 191
September 2016 106,600 -300 108,931 813
August 2016 106,900 900 108,118 561
July 2016 106,000 -1,400 107,557 44
June 2016 107,400 1,300 107,513 183
May 2016 106,100 300 107,330 488
April 2016 105,800 -300 106,842 -22
March 2016 106,100 300 106,864 185
February 2016 105,800 500 106,679 853
January 2016 105,300 -300 105,826 97