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Metropolitan Year-to-Date Labor Force Estimates for 2017


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ANNISTON-OXFORD MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,626 45,759 45,836 45,693 45,497 45,691 45,663 45,393 45,644
Employment 42,183 42,675 43,073 43,405 43,329 43,001 43,168 43,185 43,002
Unemployment 3,443 3,084 2,763 2,288 2,168 2,690 2,495 2,208 2,642
Unemployment Rate 7.5 6.7 6.0 5.0 4.8 5.9 5.5 4.9 5.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
AUBURN-OPELIKA MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 73,511 74,584 74,841 74,587 74,275 74,825 74,011 73,784 74,302
Employment 69,299 70,717 71,186 71,782 71,555 71,350 70,838 70,931 70,957
Unemployment 4,212 3,867 3,655 2,805 2,720 3,475 3,173 2,853 3,345
Unemployment Rate 5.7 5.2 4.9 3.8 3.7 4.6 4.3 3.9 4.5
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 536,638 538,732 537,697 537,236 535,044 539,905 540,050 533,084 537,298
Employment 503,339 508,333 511,029 515,340 514,323 514,550 516,384 512,161 511,932
Unemployment 33,299 30,399 26,668 21,896 20,721 25,355 23,666 20,923 25,366
Unemployment Rate 6.2 5.6 5.0 4.1 3.9 4.7 4.4 3.9 4.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
DAPHNE-FAIRHOPE-FOLEY MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 87,883 89,409 91,464 91,686 92,308 94,241 93,777 92,291 91,632
Employment 82,254 84,237 87,070 88,146 88,977 90,150 90,008 88,808 87,456
Unemployment 5,629 5,172 4,394 3,540 3,331 4,091 3,769 3,483 4,176
Unemployment Rate 6.4 5.8 4.8 4.0 4.0 4.3 4.0 3.8 4.6
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
DECATUR MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 69,273 69,622 69,761 69,336 69,099 69,652 69,058 68,611 69,302
Employment 64,770 65,495 66,209 66,366 66,310 66,210 65,858 65,780 65,875
Unemployment 4,503 4,127 3,552 2,970 2,789 3,442 3,200 2,831 3,427
Unemployment Rate 6.5 5.9 5.1 4.3 4.0 4.9 4.6 4.1 4.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
DOTHAN MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 62,534 62,771 62,800 62,794 62,474 62,683 62,557 62,329 62,617
Employment 58,334 59,006 59,520 60,118 59,891 59,533 59,642 59,679 59,465
Unemployment 4,200 3,765 3,280 2,676 2,583 3,150 2,915 2,650 3,152
Unemployment Rate 6.7 6.0 5.2 4.3 4.1 5.0 4.7 4.3 5.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.

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FLORENCE-MUSCLE SHOALS MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 66,465 66,627 66,770 66,768 66,152 66,534 66,079 65,603 66,375
Employment 61,512 62,305 63,001 63,584 63,201 62,768 62,606 62,540 62,690
Unemployment 4,953 4,322 3,769 3,184 2,951 3,766 3,473 3,063 3,685
Unemployment Rate 7.5 6.5 5.6 4.8 4.5 5.7 5.3 4.7 5.6
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
GADSDEN MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 44,189 44,582 44,727 44,594 44,485 44,698 44,088 43,797 44,395
Employment 41,190 41,838 42,269 42,587 42,597 42,373 41,943 41,906 42,088
Unemployment 2,999 2,744 2,458 2,007 1,888 2,325 2,145 1,891 2,307
Unemployment Rate 6.8 6.2 5.5 4.5 4.2 5.2 4.9 4.3 5.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
HUNTSVILLE MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 216,069 217,457 218,847 217,931 216,683 217,162 216,336 216,081 217,070
Employment 203,554 206,000 208,440 209,599 208,693 207,197 207,177 207,999 207,332
Unemployment 12,515 11,457 10,407 8,332 7,990 9,965 9,159 8,082 9,738
Unemployment Rate 5.8 5.3 4.8 3.8 3.7 4.6 4.2 3.7 4.5
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
MOBILE MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 185,048 185,796 185,753 184,389 183,252 184,299 183,004 181,101 184,081
Employment 170,080 172,524 174,027 174,604 174,010 172,878 172,236 171,735 172,762
Unemployment 14,968 13,272 11,726 9,785 9,242 11,421 10,768 9,366 11,319
Unemployment Rate 8.1 7.1 6.3 5.3 5.0 6.2 5.9 5.2 6.1
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
MONTGOMERY MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 171,217 172,094 172,215 171,682 171,659 172,787 172,060 170,426 171,768
Employment 160,286 162,319 163,513 164,555 164,905 164,306 163,615 163,370 163,359
Unemployment 10,931 9,775 8,702 7,127 6,754 8,481 8,445 7,056 8,409
Unemployment Rate 6.4 5.7 5.1 4.2 3.9 4.9 4.9 4.1 4.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
TUSCALOOSA MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AVG
Civilian Labor Force 112,964 113,612 113,767 112,980 112,672 113,325 113,567 112,894 113,223
Employment 105,533 106,991 107,785 108,213 108,025 107,258 107,676 108,156 107,455
Unemployment 7,431 6,621 5,982 4,767 4,647 6,067 5,891 4,738 5,768
Unemployment Rate 6.6 5.8 5.3 4.2 4.1 5.4 5.2 4.2 5.1
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.

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