Department of Numbers

Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 160,800 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 147,277 employed persons for the month. Montgomery lost 15,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 19,905 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 160,800 -15,500 -16,600
CPS 147,277 -19,905 -20,347

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 21,800 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 168,340 for Montgomery in October 2019. 21,063 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 160,800 -15,500 147,277 -19,905
March 2020 176,300 0 167,182 -547
February 2020 176,300 -200 167,729 -407
January 2020 176,500 100 168,136 -197
December 2019 176,400 -100 168,333 0
November 2019 176,500 100 168,333 -7
October 2019 176,400 -500 168,340 25
September 2019 176,900 -300 168,315 74
August 2019 177,200 -400 168,241 134
July 2019 177,600 1,000 168,107 175
June 2019 176,600 -800 167,932 177
May 2019 177,400 0 167,755 131