Department of Numbers

Huntsville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 243,900 jobs in Huntsville, Alabama in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 218,575 employed persons for the month. Huntsville added 700 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 848 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Huntsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 243,900 +700 +9,500
CPS 218,575 -848 +9,444

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Huntsville, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Huntsville 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 Huntsville, Alabama

CES employment for Huntsville in December 2018 is at a new high of 243,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 219,423 for Huntsville in November 2018. 848 jobs have been lost in Huntsville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Huntsville, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 243,900 700 218,575 -848
November 2018 243,200 200 219,423 955
October 2018 243,000 2,300 218,468 1,807
September 2018 240,700 300 216,661 -412
August 2018 240,400 500 217,073 975
July 2018 239,900 2,000 216,098 1,979
June 2018 237,900 1,300 214,119 702
May 2018 236,600 -300 213,417 -649
April 2018 236,900 -100 214,066 1,189
March 2018 237,000 -900 212,877 1,377
February 2018 237,900 2,500 211,500 2,760
January 2018 235,400 1,000 208,740 -391