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Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 175,400 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 170,104 employed persons for the month. Montgomery added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 311 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 175,400 +200 +3,000
CPS 170,104 +311 +4,033

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 7,200 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 157,400 in April 2020, Montgomery has gained 18,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 170,937 for Montgomery in September 2019. 833 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 145,686, Montgomery has added 24,418 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 175,400 200 170,104 311
March 2022 175,200 -100 169,793 647
February 2022 175,300 200 169,146 755
January 2022 175,100 -200 168,391 625
December 2021 175,300 100 167,766 -51
November 2021 175,200 300 167,817 56
October 2021 174,900 1,200 167,761 366
September 2021 173,700 -500 167,395 510
August 2021 174,200 1,000 166,885 464
July 2021 173,200 1,200 166,421 311
June 2021 172,000 0 166,110 89
May 2021 172,000 -400 166,021 -50