Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth
There were 538,000 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 526,309 employed persons for the month. Birmingham lost 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,150 (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 March 2007 at 539,500. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Birmingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 493,600 in September 2010, Birmingham has gained 44,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in October 2018 for Birmingham is at a new high of 526,309.
Employment: CES, CPS
Birmingham, Alabama Employment History