Department of Numbers

Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 186,000 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 185,756 employed persons for the month. Mobile added 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 199 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 186,000 +100 +2,900
CPS 185,756 +199 +4,033

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 3,700 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 169,100 in April 2020, Mobile has gained 16,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Mobile is at a new high of 185,756.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 186,000 100 185,756 199
March 2022 185,900 -200 185,557 595
February 2022 186,100 700 184,962 794
January 2022 185,400 0 184,168 448
December 2021 185,400 -400 183,720 -41
November 2021 185,800 100 183,761 28
October 2021 185,700 300 183,733 261
September 2021 185,400 100 183,472 367
August 2021 185,300 -1,500 183,105 388
July 2021 186,800 1,900 182,717 364
June 2021 184,900 1,200 182,353 301
May 2021 183,700 600 182,052 329