Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Job Growth
There were 529,100 jobs in Birmingham, Alabama in April 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 533,781 employed persons for the month. Birmingham lost 2,400 jobs in April 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 204 (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 February 2020 at 548,700. Since then 19,600 jobs have been lost in Birmingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 486,300 in April 2020, Birmingham has gained 42,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 541,032 for Birmingham in November 2019. 7,251 jobs have been lost in Birmingham since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 469,843, Birmingham has added 63,938 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Birmingham, Alabama Employment History