Department of Numbers

Montgomery, Alabama Job Growth

There were 178,300 jobs in Montgomery, Alabama in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 172,250 employed persons for the month. Montgomery lost 600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 135 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Montgomery job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 178,300 -600 +4,600
CPS 172,250 +135 +4,855

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 4,300 jobs have been lost in Montgomery according to the employer survey. From a trough of 157,400 in April 2020, Montgomery has gained 20,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Montgomery is at a new high of 172,250.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Montgomery, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 178,300 -600 172,250 135
August 2022 178,900 1,100 172,115 680
July 2022 177,800 400 171,435 457
June 2022 177,400 900 170,978 364
May 2022 176,500 800 170,614 483
April 2022 175,700 500 170,131 338
March 2022 175,200 -100 169,793 647
February 2022 175,300 200 169,146 755
January 2022 175,100 -200 168,391 625
December 2021 175,300 100 167,766 -51
November 2021 175,200 300 167,817 56
October 2021 174,900 1,200 167,761 366