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Unemployment Snapshot
OCT 2016
Unemployment Situation
Seasonally Adjusted OCT 2016
Preliminary
SEP 2016
Revised
Alabama:
5.7%
5.4%
United States:
4.9%
5.0%

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 5.7%, up from September’s rate of 5.4%, and well below October 2015’s rate of 6.1%. October’s rate represents 123,892 unemployed persons, compared to 117,100 in September and 131,421 in October 2015.

The number of people in the Civilian Labor Force (CLF) increased in October to 2,182,384, representing an increase of 16,755 over the month. Over the year, the CLF increased by 39,805.

The number of people who were counted as employed increased 9,963 over the month. Over the year, the number of people counted as employed increased 47,334.

Wage and salary employment measured 1,982,400 in October, representing an increase of 11,900 over the month. Monthly gains were seen in the government sector (+5,000), the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+4,100), and the professional and business services sector (+2,300), among others.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased 24,500, with gains in the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+8,200), the manufacturing sector (+6,500), and the government sector (+5,300), among others.


HWOL The Help Wanted Online Data Series™ fills a critical gap in the current U.S. economic indicators by providing timely monthly measures of labor demand (advertised vacancies) at the national, regional, State and metropolitan area levels. These monthly measures are comparable in timing and geographic detail to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly measures of labor supply (unemployment).  Technical Notes



Descriptions of various products and reports can be found in the 2012 Labor Market Information Users Guide.

The Catalogue of Workforce Information Sources, formerly the Environmental Scan, has been finalized by the Employment and Training Administration.  You can find it at the following link:  Click here.

Click here for information about job terminations in Alabama.
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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.

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

Statistical Bulletin
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.

Unemployment Statistics
Information relating to the labor force, employment, and unemployment for the State of Alabama, metropolitan areas, counties, and cities.

Workforce Development
Information relating to workforce development and reports published in co-operation with our Workforce Development Unit. Census Local Area Dynamics, and Alabama Labor Supply are just some of the options.