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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 106,000 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 111,025 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 167 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,000 +300 -8,200
CPS 111,025 -167 -5,838

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 117,208 for Tuscaloosa in December 2019. 6,183 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 100,954, Tuscaloosa has added 10,071 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 106,000 300 111,025 -167
January 2021 105,700 600 111,192 -85
December 2020 105,100 300 111,277 -1,041
November 2020 104,800 0 112,318 1,548
October 2020 104,800 600 110,770 24
September 2020 104,200 700 110,746 -1,973
August 2020 103,500 1,100 112,719 4,470
July 2020 102,400 1,900 108,249 2,040
June 2020 100,500 3,700 106,209 -1,883
May 2020 96,800 5,000 108,092 7,138
April 2020 91,800 -22,300 100,954 -15,772
March 2020 114,100 -100 116,726 -137