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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 109,700 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,858 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa added 600 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 349 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,700 +600 +3,500
CPS 113,858 +349 +3,856

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa, Alabama

CES employment for Tuscaloosa peaked in November 2019 at 114,800. Since then 5,100 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 91,800 in April 2020, Tuscaloosa has gained 17,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,228 for Tuscaloosa in October 2019. 4,370 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 92,467, Tuscaloosa has added 21,391 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 109,700 600 113,858 349
June 2022 109,100 200 113,509 463
May 2022 108,900 500 113,046 523
April 2022 108,400 600 112,523 351
March 2022 107,800 300 112,172 585
February 2022 107,500 0 111,587 491
January 2022 107,500 300 111,096 469
December 2021 107,200 100 110,627 7
November 2021 107,100 800 110,620 90
October 2021 106,300 600 110,530 212
September 2021 105,700 0 110,318 211
August 2021 105,700 -500 110,107 105