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Huntsville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 245,200 jobs in Huntsville, Alabama in January 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 229,403 employed persons for the month. Huntsville lost 0 jobs in January 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12,468 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Huntsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 245,200 0 -4,100
CPS 229,403 +12,468 +4,766

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 249,400. Since then 4,200 jobs have been lost in Huntsville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 223,700 in April 2020, Huntsville has gained 21,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in January 2021 for Huntsville is at a new high of 229,403.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2021

Huntsville, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2021 245,200 0 229,403 12,468
December 2020 245,200 1,000 216,935 -1,602
November 2020 244,200 1,000 218,537 2,318
October 2020 243,200 600 216,219 373
September 2020 242,600 1,900 215,846 -1,881
August 2020 240,700 2,500 217,727 9,170
July 2020 238,200 3,400 208,557 428
June 2020 234,800 4,900 208,129 110
May 2020 229,900 6,200 208,019 12,465
April 2020 223,700 -25,300 195,554 -27,350
March 2020 249,000 -400 222,904 -1,945
February 2020 249,400 100 224,849 212