Department of Numbers

Alabama Job Growth

There were 2,067,199 jobs in Alabama in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,132,578 employed persons for the month. Alabama added 1,399 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,902 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alabama job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,067,199 +1,399 +32,499
CPS 2,132,578 +4,902 +28,953

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 March 2019 for Alabama is at a new high of 2,067,199.

CPS employment in Alabama for March 2019 is at a new high of 2,132,578.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 2,067,199 1,399 2,132,578 4,902
February 2019 2,065,800 3,700 2,127,676 4,026
January 2019 2,062,100 4,500 2,123,650 2,881
December 2018 2,057,600 6,400 2,120,769 -117
November 2018 2,051,199 1,000 2,120,886 340
October 2018 2,050,199 4,499 2,120,546 1,814
September 2018 2,045,700 100 2,118,732 2,254
August 2018 2,045,600 800 2,116,478 2,170
July 2018 2,044,800 3,400 2,114,308 2,329
June 2018 2,041,400 5,900 2,111,979 2,218
May 2018 2,035,500 -600 2,109,761 2,717
April 2018 2,036,100 1,400 2,107,044 3,419