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Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 179,300 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 169,329 employed persons for the month. Montgomery added 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 914 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,300 +200 +1,200
CPS 169,329 +914 +3,350

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 3,300 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 167,400 in May 2011, Montgomery has gained 11,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Montgomery is at a new high of 169,329.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 179,300 200 169,329 914
June 2019 179,100 0 168,415 644
May 2019 179,100 300 167,771 872
April 2019 178,800 300 166,899 486
March 2019 178,500 400 166,413 391
February 2019 178,100 800 166,022 193
January 2019 177,300 1,000 165,829 22
December 2018 176,300 -100 165,807 0
November 2018 176,400 100 165,807 -44
October 2018 176,300 -800 165,851 -75
September 2018 177,100 -400 165,926 -51
August 2018 177,500 -600 165,977 -2