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Metropolitan Year-to-Date Labor Force Estimates for 2018


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ANNISTON-OXFORD MSA JAN FEB MAR APR AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,094 45,700 45,998 46,217 45,753
Employment 42,983 43,432 43,919 44,284 43,655
Unemployment 2,111 2,268 2,079 1,933 2,098
Unemployment Rate 4.7 5.0 4.5 4.2 4.6
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 72,685 74,098 74,342 74,769 73,974
Employment 69,981 71,305 71,662 72,440 71,347
Unemployment 2,704 2,793 2,680 2,329 2,627
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.1 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 529,794 537,036 538,033 543,858 537,180
Employment 510,239 516,767 519,396 526,715 518,279
Unemployment 19,555 20,269 18,637 17,143 18,901
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.5
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 88,942 90,682 93,054 94,513 91,798
Employment 85,381 87,014 89,763 91,595 88,438
Unemployment 3,561 3,668 3,291 2,918 3,360
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 67,911 68,641 69,080 69,328 68,740
Employment 65,192 65,802 66,515 66,995 66,126
Unemployment 2,719 2,839 2,565 2,333 2,614
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.4 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 60,599 61,575 61,948 62,530 61,663
Employment 57,994 58,883 59,515 60,281 59,168
Unemployment 2,605 2,692 2,433 2,249 2,495
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.4 3.9 3.6 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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FLORENCE-MUSCLE SHOALS MSA JAN FEB MAR APR AVG
Civilian Labor Force 63,407 64,249 64,707 65,274 64,410
Employment 60,416 61,273 62,008 62,765 61,616
Unemployment 2,991 2,976 2,699 2,509 2,794
Unemployment Rate 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.8 4.3
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 42,272 42,813 43,120 43,305 42,878
Employment 40,460 40,904 41,385 41,726 41,119
Unemployment 1,812 1,909 1,735 1,579 1,759
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.5 4.0 3.6 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 215,251 219,821 220,191 222,029 219,323
Employment 207,445 211,688 212,745 215,266 211,786
Unemployment 7,806 8,133 7,446 6,763 7,537
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.0 3.4
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 184,627 186,007 186,454 188,745 186,459
Employment 175,446 176,516 177,803 180,769 177,634
Unemployment 9,181 9,491 8,651 7,976 8,825
Unemployment Rate 5.0 5.1 4.6 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 170,257 172,088 172,142 172,597 171,771
Employment 163,510 165,015 165,629 166,621 165,194
Unemployment 6,747 7,073 6,513 5,976 6,577
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.5 3.8
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 112,586 114,163 114,919 115,185 114,214
Employment 108,170 109,624 110,728 111,449 109,993
Unemployment 4,416 4,539 4,191 3,736 4,221
Unemployment Rate 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.2 3.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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