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Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 180,200 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 177,408 employed persons for the month. Mobile added 200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 209 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 180,200 +200 +5,500
CPS 177,408 -209 +6,627

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 9,500 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 168,500 in April 2020, Mobile has gained 11,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,421 for Mobile in November 2019. 6,013 jobs have been lost in Mobile since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 161,252, Mobile has added 16,156 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 180,200 200 177,408 -209
June 2021 180,000 700 177,617 -661
May 2021 179,300 -100 178,278 -354
April 2021 179,400 -900 178,632 -127
March 2021 180,300 600 178,759 -510
February 2021 179,700 -100 179,269 -378
January 2021 179,800 -500 179,647 -218
December 2020 180,300 500 179,865 -593
November 2020 179,800 -200 180,458 -794
October 2020 180,000 3,200 181,252 9,210
September 2020 176,800 600 172,042 -989
August 2020 176,200 1,500 173,031 2,250