Unemployment Statistics
Current Civilian Labor Force Data - APR 2016
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APR 2016
Unemployment Situation
Seasonally Adjusted APR 2016
Preliminary
MAR 2016
Revised
Alabama:
6.1%
6.2%
United States:
5.0%
5.0%


Tabular data for civilian laborforce, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate for the U.S., State, and CountyMetropolitan Areas , and Selected Cities.

The Monthly (2016) Civilian Labor Force Data contains current Labor Force data for the U.S., State, Counties, Metropolitan Areas, and Selected Cities for all months in the year.

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Maps and Graphs
Current unemployment rates for: Alabama Counties (Map)

Alabama Workforce Development Regions (Map)

Southeastern States (Map)

Current and previous months, and year ago metropolitan unemployment rates: Metro (Graph)
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Historical Civilian Labor Force Data (PDF)

All areas by year:  2015      2014      2013      2012      2011      2010     


Alabama 1976-2015, Not Seasonally Adjusted
Alabama 1976-2015, Seasonally Adjusted

Mass Layoff Statistics
On March 1, 2013, President Obama ordered into effect the across‐the-board spending cuts (commonly referred to as sequestration) required by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended. Under the order, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cut its budget by more than $30 million. To achieve these savings and protect core programs, the BLS eliminated the Mass Layoff Statistics program. The final release of Mass Layoff Statistics data occurred on May 17th, with publication of 1st quarter 2013 data.
Unemployment Insurance Claims
The UC claims activities   table furnishes initial claims, weeks claimed, new claims, and additional claims on a monthly basis.
Statistical Bulletin
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2015 benchmark.  For more information on how the rate is compiled, using Bureau of Labor Statistics methodology, click here.