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Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 174,100 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 168,631 employed persons for the month. Mobile added 1,400 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,388 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,100 +1,400 -12,400
CPS 168,631 +1,388 -13,197

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Mobile, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Mobile 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 Mobile, Alabama

CES employment for Mobile peaked in April 2008 at 189,700. Since then 15,600 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 167,200 in April 2020, Mobile has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 182,916 for Mobile in December 2019. 14,285 jobs have been lost in Mobile since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 159,002, Mobile has added 9,629 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 174,100 1,400 168,631 1,388
June 2020 172,700 2,900 167,243 -520
May 2020 169,800 2,600 167,763 8,761
April 2020 167,200 -18,800 159,002 -22,911
March 2020 186,000 -500 181,913 -531
February 2020 186,500 -200 182,444 -147
January 2020 186,700 500 182,591 -325
December 2019 186,200 -200 182,916 33
November 2019 186,400 0 182,883 112
October 2019 186,400 -600 182,771 218
September 2019 187,000 -200 182,553 335
August 2019 187,200 700 182,218 390