Department of Numbers

Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 188,000 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 185,169 employed persons for the month. Mobile lost 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 585 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 188,000 -200 +2,500
CPS 185,169 +585 +6,147

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 1,700 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 176,400 in September 2009, Mobile has gained 11,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Mobile is at a new high of 185,169.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 188,000 -200 185,169 585
September 2019 188,200 400 184,584 924
August 2019 187,800 200 183,660 904
July 2019 187,600 600 182,756 664
June 2019 187,000 200 182,092 572
May 2019 186,800 400 181,520 859
April 2019 186,400 200 180,661 562
March 2019 186,200 200 180,099 355
February 2019 186,000 -200 179,744 388
January 2019 186,200 500 179,356 285
December 2018 185,700 100 179,071 -10
November 2018 185,600 100 179,081 59