Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth
There were 521,299 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 524,115 employed persons for the month. Birmingham added 1,699 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17,356 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Birmingham job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 December 2019 at 551,300. Since then 30,000 jobs have been lost in Birmingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 499,800 in April 2020, Birmingham has gained 21,499 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 544,991 for Birmingham in December 2019. 20,876 jobs have been lost in Birmingham since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 478,103, Birmingham has added 46,012 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Birmingham, Alabama Employment History