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.
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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
Montgomery, Alabama Employment History