Alabama Job Growth
There were 2,000,500 jobs in Alabama in September 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,106,356 employed persons for the month. Alabama added 1,800 jobs in September 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 32,012 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alabama job growth compared to other states.
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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 December 2019 for Alabama at 2,085,300. Since then 84,800 jobs have been lost in Alabama according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,865,800 in April 2020, Alabama has gained 134,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Alabama reached a maximum of 2,186,809 in November 2019. 80,453 jobs have been lost in Alabama since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,895,950, Alabama has added 210,406 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alabama Employment History