Department of Numbers

Alabama Job Growth

There were 2,034,700 jobs in Alabama in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,091,439 employed persons for the month. Alabama added 3,600 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,081 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alabama job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,034,700 +3,600 +22,900
CPS 2,091,439 +5,081 +21,277

Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Alabama 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 in Alabama

CES employment in May 2018 for Alabama is at a new high of 2,034,700.

CPS employment in Alabama reached a maximum of 2,095,516 in February 2007. 4,077 jobs have been lost in Alabama since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 1,891,907, Alabama has added 199,532 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 2,034,700 3,600 2,091,439 5,081
April 2018 2,031,100 800 2,086,358 4,627
March 2018 2,030,300 600 2,081,731 1,385
February 2018 2,029,700 3,900 2,080,346 470
January 2018 2,025,800 5,600 2,079,876 -1,300
December 2017 2,020,200 200 2,081,176 -576
November 2017 2,020,000 1,500 2,081,752 -841
October 2017 2,018,500 100 2,082,593 508
September 2017 2,018,400 500 2,082,085 1,912
August 2017 2,017,900 3,100 2,080,173 2,767
July 2017 2,014,800 -700 2,077,406 3,611
June 2017 2,015,500 3,700 2,073,795 3,633