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Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 177,500 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 165,397 employed persons for the month. Montgomery lost 400 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 157 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 177,500 -400 0
CPS 165,397 +157 +249

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Montgomery, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Montgomery 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 Montgomery, Alabama

CES employment for Montgomery peaked in January 2008 at 182,600. Since then 5,100 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 167,400 in May 2011, Montgomery has gained 10,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 166,109 for Montgomery in October 2017. 712 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 164,994, Montgomery has added 403 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 177,500 -400 165,397 157
March 2018 177,900 -700 165,240 82
February 2018 178,600 300 165,158 164
January 2018 178,300 100 164,994 -664
December 2017 178,200 -200 165,658 -222
November 2017 178,400 -600 165,880 -229
October 2017 179,000 1,100 166,109 228
September 2017 177,900 200 165,881 611
August 2017 177,700 500 165,270 335
July 2017 177,200 -600 164,935 -35
June 2017 177,800 0 164,970 -78
May 2017 177,800 300 165,048 -100