Department of Numbers

Alabama Job Growth

There were 2,066,500 jobs in Alabama in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,204,978 employed persons for the month. Alabama added 2,400 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 13,079 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alabama job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,066,500 +2,400 +36,000
CPS 2,204,978 +13,079 +36,734

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 peaked in February 2020 for Alabama at 2,087,800. Since then 21,300 jobs have been lost in Alabama according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,843,500 in April 2020, Alabama has gained 223,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Alabama reached a maximum of 2,207,568 in October 2019. 2,590 jobs have been lost in Alabama since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,890,788, Alabama has added 314,190 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 2,066,500 2,400 2,204,978 13,079
February 2022 2,064,100 8,299 2,191,899 10,681
January 2022 2,055,800 3,000 2,181,218 8,377
December 2021 2,052,800 0 2,172,841 451
November 2021 2,052,800 -1,099 2,172,390 1,517
October 2021 2,053,900 14,100 2,170,873 2,509
September 2021 2,039,800 -5,900 2,168,364 1,576
August 2021 2,045,700 -2,600 2,166,788 -280
July 2021 2,048,300 8,600 2,167,068 -1,261
June 2021 2,039,700 5,400 2,168,329 -1,381
May 2021 2,034,300 6,000 2,169,710 115
April 2021 2,028,300 -2,200 2,169,595 1,351