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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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,094 45,700 45,998 46,226 46,221 46,940 46,030
Employment 42,983 43,432 43,919 44,301 44,150 44,182 43,828
Unemployment 2,111 2,268 2,079 1,925 2,071 2,758 2,202
Unemployment Rate 4.7 5.0 4.5 4.2 4.5 5.9 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 72,685 74,098 74,342 74,832 74,319 75,487 74,294
Employment 69,981 71,305 71,662 72,513 71,790 71,950 71,534
Unemployment 2,704 2,793 2,680 2,319 2,529 3,537 2,760
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.1 3.4 4.7 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 529,794 537,036 538,033 541,806 543,101 548,975 539,791
Employment 510,239 516,767 519,396 524,731 524,926 524,390 520,075
Unemployment 19,555 20,269 18,637 17,075 18,175 24,585 19,716
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.3 4.5 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 88,942 90,682 93,054 94,607 95,399 98,375 93,510
Employment 85,381 87,014 89,763 91,701 92,316 94,198 90,062
Unemployment 3,561 3,668 3,291 2,906 3,083 4,177 3,448
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.2 4.2 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 67,911 68,641 69,080 69,311 69,518 70,744 69,201
Employment 65,192 65,802 66,515 66,988 67,049 67,457 66,501
Unemployment 2,719 2,839 2,565 2,323 2,469 3,287 2,700
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.6 4.6 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 60,599 61,575 61,948 62,401 62,469 63,308 62,051
Employment 57,994 58,883 59,515 60,161 60,077 60,121 59,459
Unemployment 2,605 2,692 2,433 2,240 2,392 3,187 2,592
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.8 5.0 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 63,407 64,249 64,707 65,342 64,974 66,160 64,807
Employment 60,416 61,273 62,008 62,844 62,338 62,532 61,902
Unemployment 2,991 2,976 2,699 2,498 2,636 3,628 2,905
Unemployment Rate 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.8 4.1 5.5 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 42,272 42,813 43,120 43,349 43,378 43,898 43,138
Employment 40,460 40,904 41,385 41,777 41,705 41,661 41,315
Unemployment 1,812 1,909 1,735 1,572 1,673 2,237 1,823
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.5 4.0 3.6 3.9 5.1 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 215,251 219,821 220,191 221,779 220,327 224,174 220,257
Employment 207,445 211,688 212,745 215,043 213,162 214,397 212,413
Unemployment 7,806 8,133 7,446 6,736 7,165 9,777 7,844
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.0 3.3 4.4 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 184,627 186,007 186,454 188,708 187,778 189,962 187,257
Employment 175,446 176,516 177,803 180,761 179,520 179,061 178,185
Unemployment 9,181 9,491 8,651 7,947 8,258 10,901 9,072
Unemployment Rate 5.0 5.1 4.6 4.2 4.4 5.7 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 170,257 172,088 172,142 172,700 173,357 175,533 172,679
Employment 163,510 165,015 165,629 166,748 167,075 167,137 165,852
Unemployment 6,747 7,073 6,513 5,952 6,282 8,396 6,827
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.6 4.8 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 112,586 114,163 114,919 115,286 115,082 116,095 114,689
Employment 108,170 109,624 110,728 111,565 110,542 110,187 110,136
Unemployment 4,416 4,539 4,191 3,721 4,540 5,908 4,553
Unemployment Rate 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.2 3.9 5.1 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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