Department of Numbers

Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth

There were 539,700 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in November 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 528,753 employed persons for the month. Birmingham added 400 jobs in November 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,632 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Birmingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 539,700 +400 +9,400
CPS 528,753 +1,632 +15,351

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 November 2018 is at a new high of 539,700.

CPS employment in November 2018 for Birmingham is at a new high of 528,753.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2018

Birmingham, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2018 539,700 400 528,753 1,632
October 2018 539,300 800 527,121 1,962
September 2018 538,500 1,600 525,159 -673
August 2018 536,900 200 525,832 -454
July 2018 536,700 900 526,286 2,293
June 2018 535,800 -2,100 523,993 1,759
May 2018 537,900 2,600 522,234 1,219
April 2018 535,300 -600 521,015 2,320
March 2018 535,900 100 518,695 1,687
February 2018 535,800 2,100 517,008 2,701
January 2018 533,700 3,500 514,307 834
December 2017 530,200 -100 513,473 71