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Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 179,800 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 179,602 employed persons for the month. Mobile lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 340 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,800 0 -7,400
CPS 179,602 -340 -2,842

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 9,900 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 168,500 in April 2020, Mobile has gained 11,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 182,916 for Mobile in December 2019. 3,314 jobs have been lost in Mobile since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 159,002, Mobile has added 20,600 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 179,800 0 179,602 -340
January 2021 179,800 -500 179,942 6,302
December 2020 180,300 500 173,640 -89
November 2020 179,800 -200 173,729 174
October 2020 180,000 3,200 173,555 -225
September 2020 176,800 600 173,780 -492
August 2020 176,200 1,500 174,272 5,516
July 2020 174,700 1,400 168,756 1,513
June 2020 173,300 2,900 167,243 -520
May 2020 170,400 1,900 167,763 8,761
April 2020 168,500 -18,100 159,002 -22,911
March 2020 186,600 -600 181,913 -531