Department of Numbers

Alabama Job Growth

There were 2,052,100 jobs in Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,122,970 employed persons for the month. Alabama added 5,900 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,611 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alabama job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,052,100 +5,900 +33,600
CPS 2,122,970 +5,611 +40,377

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 October 2018 for Alabama is at a new high of 2,052,100.

CPS employment in Alabama for October 2018 is at a new high of 2,122,970.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 2,052,100 5,900 2,122,970 5,611
September 2018 2,046,200 6,400 2,117,359 5,260
August 2018 2,039,800 800 2,112,099 6,522
July 2018 2,039,000 1,500 2,105,577 7,456
June 2018 2,037,500 1,300 2,098,121 6,616
May 2018 2,036,200 5,100 2,091,505 5,147
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