Department of Numbers

Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth

There were 543,900 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 532,147 employed persons for the month. Birmingham lost 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,475 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Birmingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 543,900 -400 +7,400
CPS 532,147 +1,475 +15,139

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 January 2019 at 544,300. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Birmingham according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Birmingham is at a new high of 532,147.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Birmingham, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 543,900 -400 532,147 1,475
January 2019 544,300 1,100 530,672 3,410
December 2018 543,200 1,400 527,262 -1,168
November 2018 541,800 300 528,430 1,309
October 2018 541,500 2,600 527,121 1,962
September 2018 538,900 -400 525,159 -673
August 2018 539,300 1,000 525,832 -454
July 2018 538,300 100 526,286 2,293
June 2018 538,200 1,600 523,993 1,759
May 2018 536,600 -200 522,234 1,219
April 2018 536,800 -300 521,015 2,320
March 2018 537,100 600 518,695 1,687