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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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,094 45,700 45,998 46,226 46,221 47,029 46,808 46,354 46,056 46,382 46,187
Employment 42,983 43,432 43,919 44,301 44,150 44,279 44,378 44,093 43,961 44,304 43,980
Unemployment 2,111 2,268 2,079 1,925 2,071 2,750 2,430 2,261 2,095 2,078 2,207
Unemployment Rate 4.7 5.0 4.5 4.2 4.5 5.8 5.2 4.9 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.
AUBURN-OPELIKA MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 72,685 74,098 74,342 74,832 74,319 74,006 73,175 73,830 74,918 75,810 74,201
Employment 69,981 71,305 71,662 72,513 71,790 70,480 70,147 70,944 72,285 73,197 71,430
Unemployment 2,704 2,793 2,680 2,319 2,529 3,526 3,028 2,886 2,633 2,613 2,771
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.1 3.4 4.8 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.7
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 529,794 537,036 538,033 541,806 543,101 550,129 548,960 543,210 541,863 546,447 542,038
Employment 510,239 516,767 519,396 524,731 524,926 525,606 527,636 522,769 522,989 527,304 522,236
Unemployment 19,555 20,269 18,637 17,075 18,175 24,523 21,324 20,441 18,874 19,143 19,802
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.3 4.5 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.5 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 SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 88,942 90,682 93,054 94,607 95,399 98,459 98,009 96,201 94,469 94,177 94,400
Employment 85,381 87,014 89,763 91,701 92,316 94,288 94,402 92,677 91,241 90,869 90,965
Unemployment 3,561 3,668 3,291 2,906 3,083 4,171 3,607 3,524 3,228 3,308 3,435
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.2 4.2 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.5 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 67,911 68,641 69,080 69,311 69,518 70,896 70,535 70,054 69,875 70,687 69,651
Employment 65,192 65,802 66,515 66,988 67,049 67,617 67,718 67,370 67,418 68,227 66,990
Unemployment 2,719 2,839 2,565 2,323 2,469 3,279 2,817 2,684 2,457 2,460 2,661
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.6 4.6 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.8
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 60,599 61,575 61,948 62,401 62,469 63,622 63,375 62,733 63,111 62,681 62,451
Employment 57,994 58,883 59,515 60,161 60,077 60,445 60,548 60,006 60,592 60,120 59,834
Unemployment 2,605 2,692 2,433 2,240 2,392 3,177 2,827 2,727 2,519 2,561 2,617
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.8 5.0 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.1 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 SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 63,407 64,249 64,707 65,342 64,974 66,046 65,568 65,318 65,929 66,718 65,226
Employment 60,416 61,273 62,008 62,844 62,338 62,426 62,267 62,251 63,190 64,007 62,302
Unemployment 2,991 2,976 2,699 2,498 2,636 3,620 3,301 3,067 2,739 2,711 2,924
Unemployment Rate 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.8 4.1 5.5 5.0 4.7 4.2 4.1 4.5
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 42,272 42,813 43,120 43,349 43,378 43,931 43,545 42,944 43,229 43,653 43,223
Employment 40,460 40,904 41,385 41,777 41,705 41,700 41,590 41,079 41,531 41,922 41,405
Unemployment 1,812 1,909 1,735 1,572 1,673 2,231 1,955 1,865 1,698 1,731 1,818
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.5 4.0 3.6 3.9 5.1 4.5 4.3 3.9 4.0 4.2
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 215,251 219,821 220,191 221,779 220,327 223,941 224,494 224,494 223,539 228,155 222,199
Employment 207,445 211,688 212,745 215,043 213,162 214,189 215,807 216,318 216,004 220,493 214,289
Unemployment 7,806 8,133 7,446 6,736 7,165 9,752 8,687 8,176 7,535 7,662 7,910
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.0 3.3 4.4 3.9 3.6 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.
MOBILE MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 184,627 186,007 186,454 188,708 187,778 190,233 188,967 187,395 188,009 190,214 187,839
Employment 175,446 176,516 177,803 180,761 179,520 179,353 178,836 178,120 179,422 181,737 178,751
Unemployment 9,181 9,491 8,651 7,947 8,258 10,880 10,131 9,275 8,587 8,477 9,088
Unemployment Rate 5.0 5.1 4.6 4.2 4.4 5.7 5.4 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.8
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 170,257 172,088 172,142 172,700 173,357 176,068 175,477 173,925 174,231 175,753 173,599
Employment 163,510 165,015 165,629 166,748 167,075 167,690 167,969 166,701 167,631 169,076 166,704
Unemployment 6,747 7,073 6,513 5,952 6,282 8,378 7,508 7,224 6,600 6,677 6,895
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.6 4.8 4.3 4.2 3.8 3.8 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 SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 112,586 114,163 114,919 115,286 115,082 113,408 112,259 114,313 115,238 117,134 114,439
Employment 108,170 109,624 110,728 111,565 110,542 107,517 107,027 109,736 111,157 113,042 109,911
Unemployment 4,416 4,539 4,191 3,721 4,540 5,891 5,232 4,577 4,081 4,092 4,528
Unemployment Rate 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.2 3.9 5.2 4.7 4.0 3.5 3.5 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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