Department of Numbers

Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth

There were 545,400 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 543,270 employed persons for the month. Birmingham lost 100 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,370 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Birmingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 545,400 -100 +19,800
CPS 543,270 +7,370 +12,441

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 548,700. Since then 3,300 jobs have been lost in Birmingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 486,300 in April 2020, Birmingham has gained 59,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2021 for Birmingham is at a new high of 543,270.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Birmingham, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 545,400 -100 543,270 7,370
October 2021 545,500 4,800 535,900 -239
September 2021 540,700 1,900 536,139 315
August 2021 538,800 800 535,824 -729
July 2021 538,000 3,000 536,553 8,718
June 2021 535,000 3,900 527,835 -6,136
May 2021 531,100 2,000 533,971 67
April 2021 529,100 -2,400 533,904 327
March 2021 531,500 -300 533,577 206
February 2021 531,800 1,900 533,371 1,180
January 2021 529,900 2,100 532,191 1,479
December 2020 527,800 2,200 530,712 -117