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Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 169,400 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 165,739 employed persons for the month. Montgomery lost 700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 955 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 169,400 -700 -8,300
CPS 165,739 -955 -1,990

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 13,200 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 157,400 in April 2020, Montgomery has gained 12,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 168,340 for Montgomery in October 2019. 2,601 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 146,871, Montgomery has added 18,868 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 169,400 -700 165,739 -955
January 2021 170,100 500 166,694 5,294
December 2020 169,600 -1,000 161,400 -750
November 2020 170,600 1,200 162,150 1,850
October 2020 169,400 900 160,300 -535
September 2020 168,500 900 160,835 189
August 2020 167,600 1,600 160,646 4,785
July 2020 166,000 2,400 155,861 2,151
June 2020 163,600 2,800 153,710 -1,950
May 2020 160,800 3,400 155,660 8,789
April 2020 157,400 -20,200 146,871 -20,311
March 2020 177,600 -100 167,182 -547