Alabama Job Growth
There were 2,034,700 jobs in Alabama in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,091,439 employed persons for the month. Alabama added 3,600 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,081 (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 in May 2018 for Alabama is at a new high of 2,034,700.
CPS employment in Alabama reached a maximum of 2,095,516 in February 2007. 4,077 jobs have been lost in Alabama since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 1,891,907, Alabama has added 199,532 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alabama Employment History