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Huntsville, Alabama Job Growth

There were 247,200 jobs in Huntsville, Alabama in April 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 229,187 employed persons for the month. Huntsville lost 2,200 jobs in April 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 360 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Huntsville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 247,200 -2,200 +23,500
CPS 229,187 +360 +28,937

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 2,200 jobs have been lost in Huntsville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 223,700 in April 2020, Huntsville has gained 23,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2021 for Huntsville is at a new high of 229,187.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2021

Huntsville, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2021 247,200 -2,200 229,187 360
March 2021 249,400 3,400 228,827 345
February 2021 246,000 700 228,482 219
January 2021 245,300 100 228,263 444
December 2020 245,200 1,000 227,819 -153
November 2020 244,200 1,000 227,972 -161
October 2020 243,200 600 228,133 8,867
September 2020 242,600 1,900 219,266 -1,237
August 2020 240,700 2,500 220,503 2,821
July 2020 238,200 3,400 217,682 1,734
June 2020 234,800 4,900 215,948 648
May 2020 229,900 6,200 215,300 15,050