DEC 2014
Unemployment Rates
Seasonally Adjusted Prel.
DEC 2014
Rev.
NOV 2014
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
:
5.7%
6.0%
National
Unemployment Rate:
5.6%
5.8%
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Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 5.7%, down from November’s rate of 6.0%, and below December 2013’s rate of 6.1%. December’s rate represents 119,777 unemployed persons, compared to 125,836 in November and 129,633 in December 2013.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 31,800, with gains in the leisure and hospitality sector (+8,800), the construction sector (+7,200), and the manufacturing sector (+7,100), among others. Employment in the construction sector is at its highest point since November 2010, when employment was 85,100. Current employment in the construction sector stands at 84,100.

Wage and salary employment decreased in December by 3,900. Monthly gains were seen in the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+3,300), the financial activities sector (+500), and the construction sector (+400).

The annual average percent of job growth in 2014 was 1.13%. The last time the annual average rate of job growth was higher was in 2007, when it was 1.32%.

JobLink, the state’s online free jobs database (www.joblink.alabama.gov), registered 18,054 active job orders in December.  
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