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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 110,100 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 111,562 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,164 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 110,100 +700 +2,200
CPS 111,562 +1,164 +2,632

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 110,100.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Tuscaloosa is at a new high of 111,562.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 110,100 700 111,562 1,164
September 2018 109,400 200 110,398 398
August 2018 109,200 2,200 110,000 1,273
July 2018 107,000 -300 108,727 -541
June 2018 107,300 -2,700 109,268 -1,346
May 2018 110,000 0 110,614 63
April 2018 110,000 200 110,551 497
March 2018 109,800 400 110,054 639
February 2018 109,400 300 109,415 432
January 2018 109,100 700 108,983 42
December 2017 108,400 600 108,941 49
November 2017 107,800 -100 108,892 -38