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Selected City Year-to-Date Labor Force Estimates for 2018


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ALABASTER CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 17,431 17,643 17,718 17,833 17,865 18,048 18,019 17,853 17,791 17,948 17,815
Employment 16,915 17,126 17,216 17,393 17,398 17,414 17,472 17,321 17,314 17,470 17,304
Unemployment 516 517 502 440 467 634 547 532 477 478 511
Unemployment Rate 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.6 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
ANNISTON CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 8,162 8,303 8,331 8,361 8,359 8,490 8,449 8,342 8,294 8,356 8,345
Employment 7,689 7,770 7,857 7,925 7,898 7,921 7,939 7,888 7,864 7,925 7,868
Unemployment 473 533 474 436 461 569 510 454 430 431 477
Unemployment Rate 5.8 6.4 5.7 5.2 5.5 6.7 6.0 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
ATHENS CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 11,784 12,000 12,332 12,548 12,661 13,066 13,016 12,761 12,546 12,488 12,520
Employment 11,361 11,578 11,944 12,202 12,284 12,546 12,561 12,332 12,141 12,091 12,104
Unemployment 423 422 388 346 377 520 455 429 405 397 416
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.5 3.1 2.8 3.0 4.0 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
AUBURN CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 29,026 29,585 29,706 29,863 29,678 29,645 29,246 29,531 29,890 30,235 29,641
Employment 27,910 28,438 28,580 28,919 28,631 28,109 27,976 28,294 28,828 29,192 28,488
Unemployment 1,116 1,147 1,126 944 1,047 1,536 1,270 1,237 1,062 1,043 1,153
Unemployment Rate 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.2 3.5 5.2 4.3 4.2 3.6 3.4 3.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
BESSEMER CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 9,558 9,670 9,683 9,740 9,781 9,938 9,907 9,783 9,750 9,841 9,766
Employment 9,041 9,151 9,197 9,293 9,294 9,301 9,331 9,249 9,246 9,333 9,244
Unemployment 517 519 486 447 487 637 576 534 504 508 522
Unemployment Rate 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.6 5.0 6.4 5.8 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
BIRMINGHAM CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 90,818 91,986 92,065 92,741 92,947 94,419 94,210 92,947 92,593 93,444 92,817
Employment 86,467 87,521 87,961 88,877 88,881 88,954 89,238 88,455 88,426 89,257 88,404
Unemployment 4,351 4,465 4,104 3,864 4,066 5,465 4,972 4,492 4,167 4,187 4,413
Unemployment Rate 4.8 4.9 4.5 4.2 4.4 5.8 5.3 4.8 4.5 4.5 4.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
DAPHNE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 11,784 12,000 12,332 12,548 12,661 13,066 13,016 12,761 12,546 12,488 12,520
Employment 11,361 11,578 11,944 12,202 12,284 12,546 12,561 12,332 12,141 12,091 12,104
Unemployment 423 422 388 346 377 520 455 429 405 397 416
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.5 3.1 2.8 3.0 4.0 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
DECATUR CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 25,856 26,127 26,284 26,396 26,480 26,982 26,856 26,672 26,579 26,913 26,515
Employment 24,836 25,053 25,325 25,508 25,523 25,727 25,747 25,630 25,626 25,964 25,494
Unemployment 1,020 1,074 959 888 957 1,255 1,109 1,042 953 949 1,021
Unemployment Rate 3.9 4.1 3.6 3.4 3.6 4.7 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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DOTHAN CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 28,587 29,037 29,211 29,464 29,455 29,900 29,730 29,474 29,593 29,500 29,395
Employment 27,395 27,761 28,066 28,379 28,308 28,427 28,399 28,214 28,392 28,287 28,163
Unemployment 1,192 1,276 1,145 1,085 1,147 1,473 1,331 1,260 1,201 1,213 1,232
Unemployment Rate 4.2 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.9 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
ENTERPRISE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 10,648 10,675 10,676 10,784 10,781 10,953 10,945 10,957 11,056 11,037 10,851
Employment 10,216 10,219 10,261 10,402 10,357 10,368 10,438 10,465 10,611 10,574 10,391
Unemployment 432 456 415 382 424 585 507 492 445 463 460
Unemployment Rate 4.1 4.3 3.9 3.5 3.9 5.3 4.6 4.5 4.0 4.2 4.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
FLORENCE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 17,646 17,918 18,053 18,193 18,111 18,437 18,298 18,224 18,393 18,595 18,187
Employment 16,854 17,100 17,314 17,542 17,408 17,433 17,389 17,392 17,643 17,865 17,394
Unemployment 792 818 739 651 703 1,004 909 832 750 730 793
Unemployment Rate 4.5 4.6 4.1 3.6 3.9 5.4 5.0 4.6 4.1 3.9 4.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
GADSDEN CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 13,380 13,561 13,669 13,718 13,739 13,948 13,809 13,624 13,668 13,803 13,692
Employment 12,709 12,848 12,999 13,122 13,100 13,098 13,063 12,903 13,045 13,168 13,006
Unemployment 671 713 670 596 639 850 746 721 623 635 686
Unemployment Rate 5.0 5.3 4.9 4.3 4.7 6.1 5.4 5.3 4.6 4.6 5.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
HOMEWOOD CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 13,841 14,023 14,055 14,149 14,186 14,354 14,328 14,189 14,125 14,257 14,151
Employment 13,459 13,623 13,692 13,834 13,835 13,846 13,890 13,769 13,764 13,893 13,761
Unemployment 382 400 363 315 351 508 438 420 361 364 390
Unemployment Rate 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.2 2.5 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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HOOVER CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 43,884 44,502 44,636 45,014 45,074 45,502 45,411 45,000 44,884 45,350 44,925
Employment 42,654 43,178 43,397 43,847 43,853 43,889 44,032 43,647 43,631 44,036 43,616
Unemployment 1,230 1,324 1,239 1,167 1,221 1,613 1,379 1,353 1,253 1,314 1,309
Unemployment Rate 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.7 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.9 2.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
HUNTSVILLE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 93,723 95,726 95,894 96,592 95,975 97,599 97,859 97,725 97,278 99,369 96,774
Employment 90,188 92,014 92,483 93,482 92,655 93,080 93,748 94,009 93,819 95,824 93,130
Unemployment 3,535 3,712 3,411 3,110 3,320 4,519 4,111 3,716 3,459 3,545 3,644
Unemployment Rate 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.2 3.5 4.6 4.2 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
MADISON CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 24,362 24,868 24,914 25,118 24,942 25,321 25,360 25,402 25,297 25,804 25,139
Employment 23,599 24,079 24,200 24,462 24,246 24,359 24,537 24,602 24,557 25,077 24,372
Unemployment 763 789 714 656 696 962 823 800 740 727 767
Unemployment Rate 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.8 3.8 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 3.1
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
MOBILE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 85,493 86,196 86,439 87,496 87,074 88,238 87,686 86,850 87,114 88,178 87,076
Employment 81,012 81,506 82,100 83,466 82,893 82,816 82,577 82,246 82,848 83,917 82,538
Unemployment 4,481 4,690 4,339 4,030 4,181 5,422 5,109 4,604 4,266 4,261 4,538
Unemployment Rate 5.2 5.4 5.0 4.6 4.8 6.1 5.8 5.3 4.9 4.8 5.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
MONTGOMERY CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 91,358 92,302 92,326 92,658 92,982 94,403 94,119 93,209 93,309 94,238 93,090
Employment 87,602 88,348 88,649 89,269 89,406 89,701 89,807 89,138 89,614 90,479 89,201
Unemployment 3,756 3,954 3,677 3,389 3,576 4,702 4,312 4,071 3,695 3,759 3,889
Unemployment Rate 4.1 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.8 5.0 4.6 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
NORTHPORT CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 12,836 13,025 13,124 13,187 13,120 12,876 12,771 13,047 13,120 13,378 13,048
Employment 12,463 12,619 12,753 12,849 12,726 12,362 12,285 12,621 12,755 13,001 12,643
Unemployment 373 406 371 338 394 514 486 426 365 377 405
Unemployment Rate 2.9 3.1 2.8 2.6 3.0 4.0 3.8 3.3 2.8 2.8 3.1
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
OPELIKA CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 13,794 14,053 14,076 14,191 14,104 14,011 13,902 14,004 14,223 14,389 14,075
Employment 13,237 13,487 13,555 13,716 13,579 13,331 13,268 13,419 13,673 13,845 13,511
Unemployment 557 566 521 475 525 680 634 585 550 544 564
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.7 4.9 4.6 4.2 3.9 3.8 4.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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PHENIX CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 15,045 15,227 15,270 15,354 15,350 15,528 15,529 15,432 15,485 15,695 15,391
Employment 14,466 14,602 14,704 14,847 14,805 14,770 14,860 14,805 14,917 15,106 14,788
Unemployment 579 625 566 507 545 758 669 627 568 589 603
Unemployment Rate 3.8 4.1 3.7 3.3 3.6 4.9 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.8 3.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
PRATTVILLE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 16,830 17,056 17,071 17,134 17,216 17,471 17,414 17,263 17,306 17,419 17,218
Employment 16,232 16,405 16,472 16,577 16,622 16,700 16,746 16,611 16,719 16,825 16,591
Unemployment 598 651 599 557 594 771 668 652 587 594 627
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.5 4.4 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.4 3.6
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
PRICHARD CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 8,048 8,082 8,082 8,149 8,101 8,337 8,302 8,144 8,185 8,261 8,170
Employment 7,430 7,475 7,529 7,655 7,602 7,595 7,573 7,543 7,598 7,696 7,570
Unemployment 618 607 553 494 499 742 729 601 587 565 600
Unemployment Rate 7.7 7.5 6.8 6.1 6.2 8.9 8.8 7.4 7.2 6.8 7.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
SELMA CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 6,056 6,172 6,167 6,216 6,164 6,265 6,279 6,232 6,311 6,292 6,216
Employment 5,631 5,734 5,777 5,844 5,778 5,709 5,700 5,726 5,829 5,840 5,757
Unemployment 425 438 390 372 386 556 579 506 482 452 459
Unemployment Rate 7.0 7.1 6.3 6.0 6.3 8.9 9.2 8.1 7.6 7.2 7.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
TUSCALOOSA CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,530 46,047 46,408 46,554 46,561 45,879 45,247 46,144 46,358 47,175 46,191
Employment 43,479 44,024 44,491 44,826 44,399 43,128 42,858 44,032 44,501 45,359 44,110
Unemployment 2,051 2,023 1,917 1,728 2,162 2,751 2,389 2,112 1,857 1,816 2,081
Unemployment Rate 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.7 4.6 6.0 5.3 4.6 4.0 3.8 4.5
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
VESTAVIA HILLS CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 17,512 11,534 17,810 17,955 17,991 18,162 18,107 17,971 17,906 18,105 17,928
Employment 17,080 11,098 17,375 17,556 17,557 17,571 17,627 17,473 17,467 17,631 17,463
Unemployment 432 436 435 399 434 591 480 498 439 474 465
Unemployment Rate 2.5 3.8 2.4 2.2 2.4 3.3 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.6 2.6
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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