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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 106,700 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 107,872 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa added 200 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 444 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,700 +200 +1,900
CPS 107,872 +444 -1,467

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 114,900. Since then 8,200 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 91,800 in April 2020, Tuscaloosa has gained 14,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 116,795 for Tuscaloosa in November 2019. 8,923 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 92,782, Tuscaloosa has added 15,090 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 106,700 200 107,872 444
October 2021 106,500 0 107,428 -1,796
September 2021 106,500 300 109,224 200
August 2021 106,200 500 109,024 324
July 2021 105,700 -200 108,700 304
June 2021 105,900 300 108,396 -1,971
May 2021 105,600 300 110,367 -14
April 2021 105,300 -300 110,381 25
March 2021 105,600 -100 110,356 63
February 2021 105,700 0 110,293 272
January 2021 105,700 600 110,021 477
December 2020 105,100 300 109,544 205