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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 109,200 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,496 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa added 100 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 270 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,200 +100 +2,100
CPS 113,496 -270 +2,876

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 5,600 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 91,800 in April 2020, Tuscaloosa has gained 17,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,228 for Tuscaloosa in October 2019. 4,732 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 92,467, Tuscaloosa has added 21,029 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 109,200 100 113,496 -270
October 2022 109,100 400 113,766 -248
September 2022 108,700 -100 114,014 -53
August 2022 108,800 -700 114,067 211
July 2022 109,500 400 113,856 347
June 2022 109,100 200 113,509 463
May 2022 108,900 500 113,046 523
April 2022 108,400 600 112,523 351
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