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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 108,100 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 112,523 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa added 300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 351 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 108,100 +300 +2,600
CPS 112,523 +351 +2,329

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 6,700 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 91,800 in April 2020, Tuscaloosa has gained 16,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,228 for Tuscaloosa in October 2019. 5,705 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 92,467, Tuscaloosa has added 20,056 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 108,100 300 112,523 351
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
July 2021 106,200 700 110,002 -11
June 2021 105,500 -100 110,013 -101
May 2021 105,600 100 110,114 -80