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Metropolitan Year-to-Date Labor Force Estimates for 2018


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ANNISTON-OXFORD MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,094 45,700 45,998 46,226 46,221 47,029 46,808 46,444 46,190
Employment 42,983 43,432 43,919 44,301 44,150 44,279 44,378 44,182 43,953
Unemployment 2,111 2,268 2,079 1,925 2,071 2,750 2,430 2,262 2,237
Unemployment Rate 4.7 5.0 4.5 4.2 4.5 5.8 5.2 4.9 4.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
AUBURN-OPELIKA MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 72,685 74,098 74,342 74,832 74,319 74,006 73,175 73,825 73,910
Employment 69,981 71,305 71,662 72,513 71,790 70,480 70,147 70,937 71,102
Unemployment 2,704 2,793 2,680 2,319 2,529 3,526 3,028 2,888 2,808
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.1 3.4 4.8 4.1 3.9 3.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 529,794 537,036 538,033 541,806 543,101 550,129 548,960 544,341 541,650
Employment 510,239 516,767 519,396 524,731 524,926 525,606 527,636 523,856 521,645
Unemployment 19,555 20,269 18,637 17,075 18,175 24,523 21,324 20,485 20,005
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.3 4.5 3.9 3.8 3.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
DAPHNE-FAIRHOPE-FOLEY MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 88,942 90,682 93,054 94,607 95,399 98,459 98,009 96,110 94,408
Employment 85,381 87,014 89,763 91,701 92,316 94,288 94,402 92,583 90,931
Unemployment 3,561 3,668 3,291 2,906 3,083 4,171 3,607 3,527 3,477
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.2 4.2 3.7 3.7 3.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
DECATUR MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 67,911 68,641 69,080 69,311 69,518 70,896 70,535 70,118 69,502
Employment 65,192 65,802 66,515 66,988 67,049 67,617 67,718 67,427 66,789
Unemployment 2,719 2,839 2,565 2,323 2,469 3,279 2,817 2,691 2,713
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.6 4.6 4.0 3.8 3.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
DOTHAN MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 60,599 61,575 61,948 62,401 62,469 63,622 63,375 62,694 62,335
Employment 57,994 58,883 59,515 60,161 60,077 60,445 60,548 59,962 59,698
Unemployment 2,605 2,692 2,433 2,240 2,392 3,177 2,827 2,732 2,637
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.8 5.0 4.5 4.4 4.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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FLORENCE-MUSCLE SHOALS MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 63,407 64,249 64,707 65,342 64,974 66,046 65,568 64,960 64,906
Employment 60,416 61,273 62,008 62,844 62,338 62,426 62,267 61,886 61,932
Unemployment 2,991 2,976 2,699 2,498 2,636 3,620 3,301 3,074 2,974
Unemployment Rate 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.8 4.1 5.5 5.0 4.7 4.6
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
GADSDEN MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 42,272 42,813 43,120 43,349 43,378 43,931 43,545 42,914 43,165
Employment 40,460 40,904 41,385 41,777 41,705 41,700 41,590 41,047 41,321
Unemployment 1,812 1,909 1,735 1,572 1,673 2,231 1,955 1,867 1,844
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.5 4.0 3.6 3.9 5.1 4.5 4.4 4.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
HUNTSVILLE MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 215,251 219,821 220,191 221,779 220,327 223,941 224,494 224,986 221,349
Employment 207,445 211,688 212,745 215,043 213,162 214,189 215,807 216,792 213,359
Unemployment 7,806 8,133 7,446 6,736 7,165 9,752 8,687 8,194 7,990
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.0 3.3 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.6
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
MOBILE MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 184,627 186,007 186,454 188,708 187,778 190,233 188,967 187,413 187,524
Employment 175,446 176,516 177,803 180,761 179,520 179,353 178,836 178,131 178,296
Unemployment 9,181 9,491 8,651 7,947 8,258 10,880 10,131 9,282 9,228
Unemployment Rate 5.0 5.1 4.6 4.2 4.4 5.7 5.4 5.0 4.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
MONTGOMERY MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 170,257 172,088 172,142 172,700 173,357 176,068 175,477 173,831 173,240
Employment 163,510 165,015 165,629 166,748 167,075 167,690 167,969 166,593 166,279
Unemployment 6,747 7,073 6,513 5,952 6,282 8,378 7,508 7,238 6,961
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.6 4.8 4.3 4.2 4.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.
TUSCALOOSA MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 112,586 114,163 114,919 115,286 115,082 113,408 112,259 114,217 113,990
Employment 108,170 109,624 110,728 111,565 110,542 107,517 107,027 109,630 109,350
Unemployment 4,416 4,539 4,191 3,721 4,540 5,891 5,232 4,587 4,640
Unemployment Rate 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.2 3.9 5.2 4.7 4.0 4.1
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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