Department of Numbers

Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth

There were 555,600 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 557,499 employed persons for the month. Birmingham added 1,100 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,809 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Birmingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 555,600 +1,100 +18,700
CPS 557,499 +1,809 +21,021

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 in July 2022 is at a new high of 555,600.

CPS employment in July 2022 for Birmingham is at a new high of 557,499.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Birmingham, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 555,600 1,100 557,499 1,809
June 2022 554,500 2,800 555,690 2,033
May 2022 551,700 3,400 553,657 2,496
April 2022 548,300 1,900 551,161 1,960
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