JUL 2014
Unemployment Rates
Seasonally Adjusted Prel.
JUL 2014
Rev.
JUN 2014
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
:
7.0%
6.8%
National
Unemployment Rate:
6.2%
6.1%
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Alabama's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, at 7.0 percent in July, was up from June’s rate of 6.8 percent and was above the 6.5 percent recorded a year ago.  July’s rate represented 148,791 unemployed persons, compared to 144,868 in June and 138,612 in July of 2013.

The comparable national rate for July, at 6.2 percent, up from June’s rate of 6.1 percent and was below the year-ago rate of 7.3 percent.

Wage and salary employment, totaling 1,916,000 in July, decreased 7,400 over the month.  Monthly gains were seen in construction (+2,600); leisure and hospitality (+1,500); trade, transportation, and utilities (+1,400); manufacturing (+1,200); education and health services (+700); natural resources and mining (+100); and information (+100).  Monthly losses were seen in government (-13,300), professional and business services (-1,000), financial activities (-400), and other services (-300).

Over the past twelve months, total nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 19,400.  The annual gains were due to increases leisure and hospitality (+7,800); manufacturing (+5,700); education and health services (+5,000); professional and business services (+3,300); construction (+2,300); trade, transportation, and utilities (+2,300); and natural resources and mining (+400).  Annual declines were recorded in government (-5,900), other services (-1,000), financial activities (-300), and information (-200).
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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.

Occupational Statistics
Information relating to the changing workforce in the state. Data include estimated and projected employment with annual average job openings, occupational wages for both the state and metropolitan areas, and a synopsis of information on selected occupations relevant to the state.

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Comprehensive employment and wage data by industry and county and state for workers covered by unemployment insurance laws.

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Information relating to covered employment, unemployment compensation and employment service activities. Data include quarterly and annual covered employment and wages, benefit payments and contributions by industry and county, and applicant and placement data. Select most recent month or historical months.

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