Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth
There were 170,000 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 161,784 employed persons for the month. Montgomery added 200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 413 (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 12,600 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 157,400 in April 2020, Montgomery has gained 12,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 168,734 for Montgomery in October 2019. 6,950 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 145,658, Montgomery has added 16,126 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Montgomery, Alabama Employment History