Department of Numbers

Mobile, Alabama Job Growth

There were 179,100 jobs in Mobile, Alabama in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 176,337 employed persons for the month. Mobile added 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,782 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mobile job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,100 +400 -7,300
CPS 176,337 +2,782 -6,546

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 10,600 jobs have been lost in Mobile according to the employer survey. From a trough of 167,200 in April 2020, Mobile has gained 11,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 182,916 for Mobile in December 2019. 6,579 jobs have been lost in Mobile since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 159,002, Mobile has added 17,335 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Mobile, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 179,100 400 176,337 2,782
October 2020 178,700 2,900 173,555 -225
September 2020 175,800 400 173,780 -492
August 2020 175,400 900 174,272 5,516
July 2020 174,500 1,800 168,756 1,513
June 2020 172,700 2,900 167,243 -520
May 2020 169,800 2,600 167,763 8,761
April 2020 167,200 -18,800 159,002 -22,911
March 2020 186,000 -500 181,913 -531
February 2020 186,500 -200 182,444 -147
January 2020 186,700 500 182,591 -325
December 2019 186,200 -200 182,916 33