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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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,094 45,700 45,998 46,226 46,221 47,029 46,808 46,354 46,056 46,275 46,366 46,191 46,193
Employment 42,983 43,432 43,919 44,301 44,150 44,279 44,378 44,093 43,961 44,199 44,500 44,277 44,039
Unemployment 2,111 2,268 2,079 1,925 2,071 2,750 2,430 2,261 2,095 2,076 1,866 1,914 2,154
Unemployment Rate 4.7 5.0 4.5 4.2 4.5 5.8 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.0 4.1 4.7
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 72,685 74,098 74,342 74,832 74,319 74,006 73,175 73,830 74,918 76,016 76,194 75,735 74,513
Employment 69,981 71,305 71,662 72,513 71,790 70,480 70,147 70,944 72,285 73,403 73,851 73,342 71,809
Unemployment 2,704 2,793 2,680 2,319 2,529 3,526 3,028 2,886 2,633 2,613 2,343 2,393 2,704
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.1 3.4 4.8 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.2 3.6
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 529,794 537,036 538,033 541,806 543,101 550,129 548,960 543,210 541,863 547,563 547,198 544,000 542,725
Employment 510,239 516,767 519,396 524,731 524,926 525,606 527,636 522,769 522,989 528,435 530,190 526,719 523,367
Unemployment 19,555 20,269 18,637 17,075 18,175 24,523 21,324 20,441 18,874 19,128 17,008 17,281 19,358
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.3 4.5 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.6
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 88,942 90,682 93,054 94,607 95,399 98,459 98,009 96,201 94,469 94,128 93,448 92,507 94,158
Employment 85,381 87,014 89,763 91,701 92,316 94,288 94,402 92,677 91,241 90,820 90,480 89,414 90,791
Unemployment 3,561 3,668 3,291 2,906 3,083 4,171 3,607 3,524 3,228 3,308 2,968 3,093 3,367
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.2 4.2 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.6
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 67,911 68,641 69,080 69,311 69,518 70,896 70,535 70,054 69,875 70,529 70,493 69,966 69,734
Employment 65,192 65,802 66,515 66,988 67,049 67,617 67,718 67,370 67,418 68,072 68,286 67,714 67,145
Unemployment 2,719 2,839 2,565 2,323 2,469 3,279 2,817 2,684 2,457 2,457 2,207 2,252 2,589
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.6 4.6 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.7
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 60,599 61,575 61,948 62,401 62,469 63,622 63,375 62,733 63,111 62,848 62,534 62,164 62,448
Employment 57,994 58,883 59,515 60,161 60,077 60,445 60,548 60,006 60,592 60,287 60,294 59,864 59,889
Unemployment 2,605 2,692 2,433 2,240 2,392 3,177 2,827 2,727 2,519 2,561 2,240 2,300 2,559
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.8 5.0 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.1 3.6 3.7 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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FLORENCE-MUSCLE SHOALS MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 63,407 64,249 64,707 65,342 64,974 66,046 65,568 65,318 65,929 66,614 66,365 65,738 65,355
Employment 60,416 61,273 62,008 62,844 62,338 62,426 62,267 62,251 63,190 63,903 63,963 63,133 62,501
Unemployment 2,991 2,976 2,699 2,498 2,636 3,620 3,301 3,067 2,739 2,711 2,402 2,605 2,854
Unemployment Rate 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.8 4.1 5.5 5.0 4.7 4.2 4.1 3.6 4.0 4.4
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 42,272 42,813 43,120 43,349 43,378 43,931 43,545 42,944 43,229 43,567 43,331 43,333 43,234
Employment 40,460 40,904 41,385 41,777 41,705 41,700 41,590 41,079 41,531 41,837 41,771 41,744 41,457
Unemployment 1,812 1,909 1,735 1,572 1,673 2,231 1,955 1,865 1,698 1,730 1,560 1,589 1,777
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.5 4.0 3.6 3.9 5.1 4.5 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.7 4.1
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 215,251 219,821 220,191 221,779 220,327 223,941 224,494 224,494 223,539 227,940 227,961 226,157 222,991
Employment 207,445 211,688 212,745 215,043 213,162 214,189 215,807 216,318 216,004 220,282 221,260 219,410 215,279
Unemployment 7,806 8,133 7,446 6,736 7,165 9,752 8,687 8,176 7,535 7,658 6,701 6,747 7,712
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.0 3.3 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.4 2.9 3.0 3.5
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 184,627 186,007 186,454 188,708 187,778 190,233 188,967 187,395 188,009 190,219 189,727 189,697 188,152
Employment 175,446 176,516 177,803 180,761 179,520 179,353 178,836 178,120 179,422 181,747 182,167 181,772 179,289
Unemployment 9,181 9,491 8,651 7,947 8,258 10,880 10,131 9,275 8,587 8,472 7,560 7,925 8,863
Unemployment Rate 5.0 5.1 4.6 4.2 4.4 5.7 5.4 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.0 4.2 4.7
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 170,257 172,088 172,142 172,700 173,357 176,068 175,477 173,925 174,231 175,570 174,876 174,116 173,734
Employment 163,510 165,015 165,629 166,748 167,075 167,690 167,969 166,701 167,631 168,896 168,965 168,040 166,989
Unemployment 6,747 7,073 6,513 5,952 6,282 8,378 7,508 7,224 6,600 6,674 5,911 6,076 6,745
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.6 4.8 4.3 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.5 3.9
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 SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG
Civilian Labor Force 112,586 114,163 114,919 115,286 115,082 113,408 112,259 114,313 115,238 116,257 115,979 115,196 114,558
Employment 108,170 109,624 110,728 111,565 110,542 107,517 107,027 109,736 111,157 112,169 112,258 111,457 110,163
Unemployment 4,416 4,539 4,191 3,721 4,540 5,891 5,232 4,577 4,081 4,088 3,721 3,739 4,395
Unemployment Rate 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.2 3.9 5.2 4.7 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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