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Huntsville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 235,300 jobs in Huntsville, Alabama in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 216,590 employed persons for the month. Huntsville added 3,300 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,033 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Huntsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 235,300 +3,300 -11,000
CPS 216,590 +8,033 -7,467

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 peaked in February 2020 at 247,400. Since then 12,100 jobs have been lost in Huntsville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 223,500 in April 2020, Huntsville has gained 11,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 224,861 for Huntsville in December 2019. 8,271 jobs have been lost in Huntsville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 195,554, Huntsville has added 21,036 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Huntsville, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 235,300 3,300 216,590 8,033
July 2020 232,000 -500 208,557 428
June 2020 232,500 4,200 208,129 110
May 2020 228,300 4,800 208,019 12,465
April 2020 223,500 -23,100 195,554 -27,350
March 2020 246,600 -800 222,904 -1,945
February 2020 247,400 100 224,849 212
January 2020 247,300 1,800 224,637 -224
December 2019 245,500 300 224,861 74
November 2019 245,200 100 224,787 141
October 2019 245,100 -1,000 224,646 238
September 2019 246,100 -200 224,408 351