APR 2015
Unemployment Rates
Seasonally Adjusted Prel.
APR 2015
Rev.
MAR 2015
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
:
5.8%
5.7%
National
Unemployment Rate:
5.4%
5.5%
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The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, at 5.8 percent in April, was up from March's rate of 5.7 percent and was below the 7.1 percent recorded a year ago. April’s rate represented 125,218 unemployed persons, compared to 123,023 in March and 151,827 in April of 2014.

The comparable national rate for April, at 5.4 percent, was down from March's rate of 5.5 percent and was below the year-ago rate of 6.2 percent.

Wage and salary employment, totaling 1,950,200 in April, rose 12,700 over the month. Monthly gains were seen in leisure and hospitality (+4,700); education and health services (+1,900); government (+1,500); construction (+1,300); trade, transportation, and utilities (+1,300); professional and business services (+1,100);  information (+600); manufacturing (+400); and other services (+400). Monthly losses were seen in financial activities (-500). Mining and logging was unchanged.

Over the past twelve months, total nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 27,800. The annual gains were due to increases in leisure and hospitality (+6,600); professional and business services (+5,300); education and health services (+5,300); trade, transportation, and utilities (+3,700); construction (+2,500); government (+1,800); manufacturing (+1,500); information (+1,000); and other services (+900). Annual declines were recorded in mining and logging (-800). Financial activities was unchanged.
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Employment Statistics

Information relating to employment, hours, and earnings estimates for the State of Alabama and employment estimates for the metropolitan areas by detailed industry.

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