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ALABAMA COMPARED TO U.S.
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SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
ALABAMA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY
Civilian Labor Force 2,195,054 2,204,019 2,208,910 2,207,877 2,196,581
Employment 2,053,837 2,067,352 2,080,300 2,088,764 2,089,217
Unemployment 141,217 136,667 128,610 119,113 107,364
Unemployment Rate 6.4 6.2 5.8 5.4 4.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
ALABAMA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY AVG
Civilian Labor Force 2,168,848 2,180,410 2,186,598 2,179,071 2,172,302 2,177,445
Employment 2,022,360 2,048,344 2,069,803 2,083,499 2,081,326 2,061,066
Unemployment 146,488 132,066 116,795 95,572 90,976 116,379
Unemployment Rate 6.8 6.1 5.3 4.4 4.2 5.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
UNITED STATES JAN FEB MAR APR MAY
Civilian Labor Force 159,716,000 160,056,000 160,201,000 160,213,000 159,784,000
Employment 152,081,000 152,528,000 153,000,000 153,156,000 152,923,000
Unemployment 7,635,000 7,528,000 7,202,000 7,056,000 6,861,000
Unemployment Rate 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
UNITED STATES JAN FEB MAR APR MAY AVG
Civilian Labor Force 158,676,000 159,482,000 159,912,000 159,817,000 159,979,000 159,573,000
Employment 150,527,000 151,594,000 152,628,000 153,262,000 153,407,000 152,283,600
Unemployment 8,149,000 7,887,000 7,284,000 6,555,000 6,572,000 7,289,400
Unemployment Rate 5.1 4.9 4.6 4.1 4.1 4.6