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Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program is a federal-state cooperative effort that develops monthly estimates of the labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates for the state, metropolitan areas, counties, and selected cities.



Current Civilian Labor Force Data - August 2021

Unemployment Situation 
Seasonally Adjusted August 2021
Preliminary
July 2021
Revised
Alabama:
3.1%
3.2%
United States:
5.2%
5.4%


Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2020 benchmark.

For more information on how the rate is compiled using Bureau of Labor Statistics methodology, click here.

Tabular month-ago, year-ago data for civilian labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate estimates:

Year-to-date Labor Force estimates for 2021:


Historical Civilian Labor Force Data (PDF)

2020      2019      2018      2017      2016     

Alabama 1976-2020, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Alabama 1976-2020, Seasonally Adjusted


LAUS Contact Information

The Labor Market Information Division is dedicated to publishing statistics that enumerate workforce conditions throughout the state.
Staff in this division do not have access to individual claimant files or information.
For the correct claimant contacts, please visit the UC Telephone Numbers for Claimants page.


Greta.Williams@labor.alabama.gov Phone/Fax: (334) 956-7432 or
Denise.Norris@labor.alabama.gov Phone/Fax: (334) 956-7430

Alabama Department of Labor
Labor Market Information Division
649 Monroe Street #4427
Montgomery, AL 36131