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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.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 177,900 +600 +1,000
CPS 167,075 +511 +1,917

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 177,900 600 167,075 511
January 2019 177,300 1,000 166,564 -1,265
December 2018 176,300 -100 167,829 -621
November 2018 176,400 100 168,450 -193
October 2018 176,300 -800 168,643 225
September 2018 177,100 -400 168,418 459
August 2018 177,500 -600 167,959 -54
July 2018 178,100 800 168,013 1,181
June 2018 177,300 300 166,832 1,106
May 2018 177,000 -100 165,726 232
April 2018 177,100 200 165,494 254
March 2018 176,900 0 165,240 82