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Huntsville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 228,300 jobs in Huntsville, Alabama in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 207,775 employed persons for the month. Huntsville added 4,800 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12,221 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Huntsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 228,300 +4,800 -16,100
CPS 207,775 +12,221 -14,932

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 19,100 jobs have been lost in Huntsville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 223,500 in April 2020, Huntsville has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 224,861 for Huntsville in December 2019. 17,086 jobs have been lost in Huntsville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 195,554, Huntsville has added 12,221 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Huntsville, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 228,300 4,800 207,775 12,221
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
August 2019 246,300 700 224,057 425
July 2019 245,600 1,000 223,632 455
June 2019 244,600 200 223,177 470