Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,000,500 +1,800 -74,500
CPS 2,106,356 -32,012 -77,915

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

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2020

Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2020 2,000,500 1,800 2,106,356 -32,012
August 2020 1,998,700 25,800 2,138,368 84,215
July 2020 1,972,900 19,500 2,054,153 28,394
June 2020 1,953,400 44,500 2,025,759 2,194
May 2020 1,908,900 43,100 2,023,565 127,615
April 2020 1,865,800 -210,800 1,895,950 -255,636
March 2020 2,076,600 -8,400 2,151,586 -32,719
February 2020 2,085,000 2,300 2,184,305 -2,347
January 2020 2,082,699 -2,600 2,186,652 296
December 2019 2,085,300 5,800 2,186,356 -453
November 2019 2,079,500 3,300 2,186,809 38
October 2019 2,076,199 1,199 2,186,771 2,500