Department of Numbers

Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth

There were 547,500 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 551,129 employed persons for the month. Birmingham added 1,100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,928 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Birmingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 547,500 +1,100 +14,200
CPS 551,129 +1,928 +15,486

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Birmingham, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Birmingham 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 for Birmingham, Alabama

CES employment for Birmingham peaked in February 2020 at 550,800. Since then 3,300 jobs have been lost in Birmingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 488,900 in April 2020, Birmingham has gained 58,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Birmingham is at a new high of 551,129.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Birmingham, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 547,500 1,100 551,129 1,928
March 2022 546,400 1,500 549,201 2,977
February 2022 544,900 1,400 546,224 3,082
January 2022 543,500 600 543,142 2,261
December 2021 542,900 -1,300 540,881 -68
November 2021 544,200 800 540,949 409
October 2021 543,400 8,100 540,540 1,392
September 2021 535,300 -1,300 539,148 1,537
August 2021 536,600 -300 537,611 1,133
July 2021 536,900 2,000 536,478 659
June 2021 534,900 200 535,819 134
May 2021 534,700 1,400 535,685 42