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Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 171,600 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 162,846 employed persons for the month. Montgomery added 500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 138 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 171,600 +500 +1,000
CPS 162,846 +138 -3,280

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 11,000 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 157,400 in April 2020, Montgomery has gained 14,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 168,734 for Montgomery in October 2019. 5,888 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 145,658, Montgomery has added 17,188 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 171,600 500 162,846 138
October 2021 171,100 800 162,708 -309
September 2021 170,300 400 163,017 1,246
August 2021 169,900 100 161,771 400
July 2021 169,800 -200 161,371 230
June 2021 170,000 700 161,141 -3,020
May 2021 169,300 -100 164,161 -363
April 2021 169,400 -600 164,524 -345
March 2021 170,000 400 164,869 -712
February 2021 169,600 -500 165,581 -563
January 2021 170,100 500 166,144 -371
December 2020 169,600 -1,000 166,515 389