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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Job Growth

There were 100,900 jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 99,594 employed persons for the month. Tuscaloosa lost 13,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 17,132 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tuscaloosa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,900 -13,400 -12,100
CPS 99,594 -17,132 -15,361

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 14,000 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 117,208 for Tuscaloosa in December 2019. 17,614 jobs have been lost in Tuscaloosa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 100,900 -13,400 99,594 -17,132
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
November 2019 114,100 300 116,969 303
October 2019 113,800 600 116,666 343
September 2019 113,200 400 116,323 357
August 2019 112,800 -100 115,966 330
July 2019 112,900 100 115,636 268
June 2019 112,800 0 115,368 224
May 2019 112,800 -200 115,144 189