Department of Numbers

Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 185,100 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 177,502 employed persons for the month. Mobile lost 900 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,112 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 185,100 -900 +700
CPS 177,502 +1,112 +4,305

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 4,600 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 176,400 in September 2009, Mobile has gained 8,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 178,339 for Mobile in January 2008. 837 jobs have been lost in Mobile since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 162,986, Mobile has added 14,516 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 185,100 -900 177,502 1,112
January 2018 186,000 600 176,390 2,755
December 2017 185,400 700 173,635 86
November 2017 184,700 -300 173,549 -694
October 2017 185,000 600 174,243 271
September 2017 184,400 100 173,972 1,534
August 2017 184,300 200 172,438 1
July 2017 184,100 700 172,437 -351
June 2017 183,400 500 172,788 -786
May 2017 182,900 -500 173,574 -375
April 2017 183,400 -500 173,949 60
March 2017 183,900 -500 173,889 692