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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 109,500 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 112,799 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa added 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,029 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,500 +100 -4,600
CPS 112,799 +2,029 -4,170

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 February 2020 at 114,900. Since then 5,400 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,000 in April 2020, Tuscaloosa has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 117,208 for Tuscaloosa in December 2019. 4,409 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 100,954, Tuscaloosa has added 11,845 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 109,500 100 112,799 2,029
October 2020 109,400 700 110,770 24
September 2020 108,700 100 110,746 -1,973
August 2020 108,600 1,600 112,719 4,470
July 2020 107,000 1,500 108,249 2,040
June 2020 105,500 400 106,209 -1,883
May 2020 105,100 3,100 108,092 7,138
April 2020 102,000 -12,300 100,954 -15,772
March 2020 114,300 -600 116,726 -137
February 2020 114,900 700 116,863 13
January 2020 114,200 0 116,850 -358
December 2019 114,200 100 117,208 239