Department of Numbers

Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 179,600 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 168,779 employed persons for the month. Montgomery lost 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 361 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,600 -500 +600
CPS 168,779 +361 +2,670

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 3,000 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 167,400 in May 2011, Montgomery has gained 12,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Montgomery is at a new high of 168,779.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 179,600 -500 168,779 361
September 2018 180,100 1,700 168,418 459
August 2018 178,400 0 167,959 -54
July 2018 178,400 400 168,013 1,181
June 2018 178,000 100 166,832 1,106
May 2018 177,900 400 165,726 232
April 2018 177,500 -400 165,494 254
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