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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.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 170,000 +200 +2,400
CPS 161,784 +413 +2,758

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

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 170,000 200 161,784 413
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
November 2020 170,600 1,200 166,126 364
October 2020 169,400 900 165,762 6,351
September 2020 168,500 900 159,411 385