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Selected City Year-to-Date Labor Force Estimates for 2019


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ALABASTER CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 18,095 18,210 18,367 18,400 18,547 18,534 18,588 18,534 18,524 18,610 18,441
Employment 17,550 17,698 17,855 17,969 18,166 18,082 18,215 18,165 18,194 18,304 18,020
Unemployment 545 512 512 431 381 452 373 369 330 306 421
Unemployment Rate 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.6 2.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
ANNISTON CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 8,135 8,164 8,216 8,264 8,260 8,279 8,284 8,302 8,200 8,275 8,238
Employment 7,641 7,732 7,784 7,845 7,920 7,875 7,903 7,956 7,907 7,977 7,854
Unemployment 494 432 432 419 340 404 381 346 293 298 384
Unemployment Rate 6.1 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.1 4.9 4.6 4.2 3.6 3.6 4.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
ATHENS CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 11,998 12,191 12,536 12,740 12,947 13,150 13,133 12,958 12,715 12,701 12,707
Employment 11,555 11,772 12,111 12,363 12,623 12,769 12,818 12,652 12,441 12,429 12,353
Unemployment 443 419 425 377 324 381 315 306 274 272 354
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.0 2.5 2.9 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
AUBURN CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 30,012 30,323 30,468 30,548 30,703 30,020 29,914 30,527 30,932 31,202 30,465
Employment 28,821 29,228 29,320 29,646 29,873 28,971 29,061 29,731 30,224 30,506 29,538
Unemployment 1,191 1,095 1,148 902 830 1,049 853 796 708 696 927
Unemployment Rate 4.0 3.6 3.8 3.0 2.7 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.2 3.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
BESSEMER CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 9,810 9,836 9,901 9,900 9,923 9,997 10,013 9,961 9,962 10,028 9,933
Employment 9,263 9,341 9,421 9,481 9,581 9,536 9,605 9,582 9,599 9,658 9,507
Unemployment 547 495 480 419 342 461 408 379 363 370 426
Unemployment Rate 5.6 5.0 4.8 4.2 3.4 4.6 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.7 4.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
BIRMINGHAM CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 92,956 93,345 93,881 94,028 94,601 94,836 95,122 94,632 94,437 94,884 94,272
Employment 88,354 89,096 89,866 90,433 91,393 90,963 91,621 91,403 91,562 92,128 90,682
Unemployment 4,602 4,249 4,015 3,595 3,208 3,873 3,501 3,229 2,875 2,756 3,590
Unemployment Rate 5.0 4.6 4.3 3.8 3.4 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.0 2.9 3.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
DAPHNE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 11,998 12,191 12,536 12,740 12,947 13,150 13,133 12,958 12,715 12,701 12,707
Employment 11,555 11,772 12,111 12,363 12,623 12,769 12,818 12,652 12,441 12,429 12,353
Unemployment 443 419 425 377 324 381 315 306 274 272 354
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.0 2.5 2.9 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
DECATUR CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 26,814 26,907 27,028 27,151 27,461 27,693 27,682 27,680 27,603 27,643 27,366
Employment 25,807 25,995 26,168 26,364 26,791 26,819 26,922 26,988 27,002 27,024 26,588
Unemployment 1,007 912 860 787 670 874 760 692 601 619 778
Unemployment Rate 3.8 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.4 3.2 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.

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DOTHAN CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 29,428 29,611 29,854 29,979 30,075 30,152 30,228 30,129 29,893 30,055 29,941
Employment 28,087 28,386 28,667 28,930 29,166 29,068 29,296 29,263 29,146 29,328 28,934
Unemployment 1,341 1,225 1,187 1,049 909 1,084 932 866 747 727 1,007
Unemployment Rate 4.6 4.1 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.6 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.4 3.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
ENTERPRISE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 10,751 10,955 11,139 11,269 11,246 11,295 11,326 11,354 11,433 11,335 11,211
Employment 10,221 10,466 10,699 10,852 10,924 10,922 11,020 11,044 11,141 11,048 10,834
Unemployment 530 489 440 417 322 373 306 310 292 287 377
Unemployment Rate 4.9 4.5 4.0 3.7 2.9 3.3 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.5 3.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
FLORENCE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 17,892 18,089 18,262 18,318 18,445 18,370 18,388 18,520 18,611 18,689 18,359
Employment 17,069 17,323 17,503 17,672 17,861 17,651 17,748 17,944 18,116 18,202 17,709
Unemployment 823 766 759 646 584 719 640 576 495 487 650
Unemployment Rate 4.6 4.2 4.2 3.5 3.2 3.9 3.5 3.1 2.7 2.6 3.5
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
GADSDEN CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 13,575 13,638 13,785 13,841 13,846 13,913 13,815 13,802 13,823 13,857 13,789
Employment 12,820 12,926 13,082 13,208 13,320 13,253 13,240 13,275 13,348 13,359 13,183
Unemployment 755 712 703 633 526 660 575 527 475 498 606
Unemployment Rate 5.6 5.2 5.1 4.6 3.8 4.7 4.2 3.8 3.4 3.6 4.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
HOMEWOOD CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 14,171 14,288 14,393 14,425 14,536 14,526 14,576 14,527 14,530 14,601 14,457
Employment 13,782 13,898 14,018 14,106 14,256 14,189 14,291 14,258 14,282 14,371 14,145
Unemployment 389 390 375 319 280 337 285 269 248 230 312
Unemployment Rate 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.2 1.9 2.3 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.6 2.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.

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HOOVER CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,343 45,546 45,884 46,025 46,356 46,322 46,470 46,340 46,322 46,587 46,120
Employment 43,881 44,251 44,635 44,918 45,399 45,186 45,514 45,403 45,479 45,759 45,043
Unemployment 1,462 1,295 1,249 1,107 957 1,136 956 937 843 828 1,077
Unemployment Rate 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.1 2.5 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
HUNTSVILLE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 96,971 97,610 98,207 98,574 98,857 99,517 99,753 100,016 99,821 100,674 99,001
Employment 93,125 94,191 94,823 95,572 96,279 96,289 96,939 97,597 97,646 98,474 96,094
Unemployment 3,846 3,419 3,384 3,002 2,578 3,228 2,814 2,419 2,175 2,200 2,907
Unemployment Rate 4.0 3.5 3.4 3.0 2.6 3.2 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
MADISON CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 25,471 25,653 25,818 25,963 26,025 26,162 26,225 26,359 26,300 26,511 26,049
Employment 24,623 24,909 25,076 25,274 25,459 25,464 25,639 25,810 25,827 26,041 25,412
Unemployment 848 744 742 689 566 698 586 549 473 470 637
Unemployment Rate 3.3 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.2 2.7 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.8 2.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
MOBILE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 86,060 86,806 86,948 87,665 87,731 87,686 87,458 87,586 87,940 88,111 87,399
Employment 81,361 82,116 82,672 83,621 84,278 83,663 83,869 84,280 84,970 85,212 83,604
Unemployment 4,699 4,690 4,276 4,044 3,453 4,023 3,589 3,306 2,970 2,899 3,795
Unemployment Rate 5.5 5.4 4.9 4.6 3.9 4.6 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.3 4.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
MONTGOMERY CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 91,992 92,877 93,280 93,861 94,420 94,259 94,388 94,392 94,200 94,502 93,817
Employment 87,882 89,046 89,672 90,527 91,609 90,936 91,423 91,624 91,683 92,070 90,647
Unemployment 4,110 3,831 3,608 3,334 2,811 3,323 2,965 2,768 2,517 2,432 3,170
Unemployment Rate 4.5 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.0 3.5 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.6 3.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
NORTHPORT CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 13,289 13,417 13,444 13,519 13,534 13,438 13,449 13,581 13,683 13,811 13,516
Employment 12,879 13,054 13,090 13,202 13,238 13,084 13,144 13,323 13,473 13,585 13,207
Unemployment 410 363 354 317 296 354 305 258 210 226 309
Unemployment Rate 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.6 2.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
OPELIKA CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 14,280 14,402 14,447 14,539 14,597 14,248 14,232 14,473 14,678 14,789 14,469
Employment 13,653 13,846 13,890 14,044 14,152 13,724 13,767 14,084 14,318 14,452 13,993
Unemployment 627 556 557 495 445 524 465 389 360 337 476
Unemployment Rate 4.4 3.9 3.9 3.4 3.0 3.7 3.3 2.7 2.5 2.3 3.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.

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PHENIX CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 15,289 15,392 15,379 15,451 15,462 15,369 15,277 15,390 15,346 15,494 15,385
Employment 14,678 14,832 14,844 14,948 15,044 14,863 14,854 14,970 14,997 15,151 14,918
Unemployment 611 560 535 503 418 506 423 420 349 343 467
Unemployment Rate 4.0 3.6 3.5 3.3 2.7 3.3 2.8 2.7 2.3 2.2 3.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
PRATTVILLE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 16,935 17,123 17,248 17,341 17,473 17,448 17,497 17,462 17,457 17,487 17,347
Employment 16,293 16,529 16,664 16,829 17,042 16,935 17,058 17,050 17,071 17,111 16,858
Unemployment 642 594 584 512 431 513 439 412 386 376 489
Unemployment Rate 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.0 2.5 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
PRICHARD CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 8,011 8,022 8,017 8,081 8,110 8,161 8,142 8,121 8,141 8,176 8,098
Employment 7,411 7,480 7,530 7,617 7,677 7,621 7,639 7,677 7,740 7,762 7,615
Unemployment 600 542 487 464 433 540 503 444 401 414 483
Unemployment Rate 7.5 6.8 6.1 5.7 5.3 6.6 6.2 5.5 4.9 5.1 6.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
SELMA CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 6,202 6,313 6,264 6,316 6,277 6,189 6,179 6,114 6,066 6,002 6,192
Employment 5,655 5,779 5,791 5,865 5,890 5,739 5,731 5,716 5,704 5,690 5,756
Unemployment 547 534 473 451 387 450 448 398 362 312 436
Unemployment Rate 8.8 8.5 7.6 7.1 6.2 7.3 7.3 6.5 6.0 5.2 7.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
TUSCALOOSA CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 47,267 47,682 47,797 47,889 47,979 47,783 47,757 48,161 48,533 48,877 47,973
Employment 45,181 45,795 45,921 46,312 46,438 45,900 46,109 46,738 47,265 47,656 46,332
Unemployment 2,086 1,887 1,876 1,577 1,541 1,883 1,648 1,423 1,268 1,221 1,641
Unemployment Rate 4.4 4.0 3.9 3.3 3.2 3.9 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.5 3.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.
VESTAVIA HILLS CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 17,901 11,795 18,159 18,234 18,303 18,297 18,340 18,307 18,302 18,398 18,224
Employment 17,380 11,380 17,678 17,789 17,978 17,893 18,023 17,980 18,011 18,123 17,838
Unemployment 521 415 481 445 325 404 317 327 291 275 386
Unemployment Rate 2.9 3.5 2.6 2.4 1.8 2.2 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.5 2.1
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2018 benchmark.

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