Department of Numbers

Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth

There were 546,600 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 540,015 employed persons for the month. Birmingham added 400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,421 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Birmingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 546,600 +400 +8,300
CPS 540,015 +2,421 +14,423

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 2019 is at a new high of 546,600.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Birmingham is at a new high of 540,015.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Birmingham, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 546,600 400 540,015 2,421
June 2019 546,200 -300 537,594 2,049
May 2019 546,500 600 535,545 2,556
April 2019 545,900 -500 532,989 1,466
March 2019 546,400 1,800 531,523 1,427
February 2019 544,600 300 530,096 898
January 2019 544,300 1,100 529,198 863
December 2018 543,200 1,400 528,335 -68
November 2018 541,800 300 528,403 138
October 2018 541,500 2,600 528,265 767
September 2018 538,900 -400 527,498 992
August 2018 539,300 1,000 526,506 914