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Huntsville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 241,400 jobs in Huntsville, Alabama in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 218,169 employed persons for the month. Huntsville added 600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,099 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Huntsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 241,400 +600 +4,100
CPS 218,169 +1,099 +6,669

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 February 2019 is at a new high of 241,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 219,423 for Huntsville in November 2018. 1,254 jobs have been lost in Huntsville since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 217,070, Huntsville has added 1,099 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Huntsville, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 241,400 600 218,169 1,099
January 2019 240,800 1,200 217,070 -1,505
December 2018 239,600 0 218,575 -848
November 2018 239,600 200 219,423 955
October 2018 239,400 1,700 218,468 1,807
September 2018 237,700 -500 216,661 -412
August 2018 238,200 -600 217,073 975
July 2018 238,800 1,000 216,098 1,979
June 2018 237,800 200 214,119 702
May 2018 237,600 500 213,417 -649
April 2018 237,100 100 214,066 1,189
March 2018 237,000 -300 212,877 1,377