Department of Numbers

Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 182,800 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 180,441 employed persons for the month. Mobile added 1,000 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,828 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 182,800 +1,000 +3,000
CPS 180,441 +2,828 -17

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 6,900 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 168,500 in April 2020, Mobile has gained 14,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,421 for Mobile in November 2019. 2,980 jobs have been lost in Mobile since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 161,252, Mobile has added 19,189 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 182,800 1,000 180,441 2,828
October 2021 181,800 600 177,613 68
September 2021 181,200 1,200 177,545 294
August 2021 180,000 -100 177,251 -205
July 2021 180,100 100 177,456 -161
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