Department of Numbers

Alabama Job Growth

There were 2,090,600 jobs in Alabama in September 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,194,158 employed persons for the month. Alabama added 3,100 jobs in September 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,678 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alabama job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,090,600 +3,100 +44,900
CPS 2,194,158 +9,678 +75,426

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 September 2019 for Alabama is at a new high of 2,090,600.

CPS employment in Alabama for September 2019 is at a new high of 2,194,158.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2019

Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2019 2,090,600 3,100 2,194,158 9,678
August 2019 2,087,500 3,000 2,184,480 12,726
July 2019 2,084,500 6,100 2,171,754 11,277
June 2019 2,078,400 3,500 2,160,477 10,002
May 2019 2,074,900 4,900 2,150,475 11,068
April 2019 2,070,000 1,000 2,139,407 6,767
March 2019 2,069,000 3,199 2,132,640 4,964
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