Department of Numbers

Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 186,600 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 180,709 employed persons for the month. Mobile added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,040 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 186,600 +200 +1,600
CPS 180,709 +1,040 +3,454

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 3,100 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 176,400 in September 2009, Mobile has gained 10,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Mobile is at a new high of 180,709.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 186,600 200 180,709 1,040
September 2018 186,400 600 179,669 549
August 2018 185,800 300 179,120 51
July 2018 185,500 100 179,069 54
June 2018 185,400 0 179,015 -28
May 2018 185,400 0 179,043 -183
April 2018 185,400 900 179,226 1,740
March 2018 184,500 -400 177,486 166
February 2018 184,900 -1,100 177,320 234
January 2018 186,000 600 177,086 379
December 2017 185,400 700 176,707 -126
November 2017 184,700 -300 176,833 -422