Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth
There were 177,900 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 167,075 employed persons for the month. Montgomery added 600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 511 (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 4,700 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 167,400 in May 2011, Montgomery has gained 10,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 168,643 for Montgomery in October 2018. 1,568 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 166,564, Montgomery has added 511 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Montgomery, Alabama Employment History