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Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 169,300 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 162,779 employed persons for the month. Montgomery added 700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,479 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 169,300 +700 -7,200
CPS 162,779 +2,479 -5,554

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 13,300 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,800 in April 2020, Montgomery has gained 9,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 168,340 for Montgomery in October 2019. 5,561 jobs have been lost in Montgomery since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 146,871, Montgomery has added 15,908 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 169,300 700 162,779 2,479
October 2020 168,600 1,200 160,300 -535
September 2020 167,400 600 160,835 189
August 2020 166,800 600 160,646 4,785
July 2020 166,200 1,000 155,861 2,151
June 2020 165,200 2,700 153,710 -1,950
May 2020 162,500 2,700 155,660 8,789
April 2020 159,800 -16,500 146,871 -20,311
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