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Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program is a federal-state cooperative effort that develops monthly estimates of the labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment for the state, metropolitan areas, counties, selected cities, and AlabamaWorks regions.


Current Civilian Labor Force Data
August 2017

Unemployment Situation
Seasonally Adjusted August 2017
Preliminary
July 2017
Revised
Alabama:
4.2%
4.5%
United States:
4.4%
4.3%

Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.

For more information on how the rate is compiled using Bureau of Labor Statistics methodology, click here.

Tabular month-ago, year-ago data for civilian labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate estimates:

Year-to-date Labor Force estimates for 2017:


Historical Civilian Labor Force Data (PDF)


All areas by year:  2016      2015      2014      2013      2012      2011      2010     

Alabama 1976-2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Alabama 1976-2016, Seasonally Adjusted



Maps and Graphs

Current unemployment rates for: Alabama Counties (Map)

AlabamaWorks Regions (Map)  (Month-Ago, Year-Ago Graph)

Southeastern States (Map)

Current and previous months, and year ago metropolitan unemployment rates: Metro (Graph)

Unemployment Insurance Claims

The UC claims activities  table furnishes initial claims, weeks claimed, new claims, and additional claims on a monthly basis.

Statistical Bulletin

Contact Information

Greta.Williams@labor.alabama.gov (334) 242-8861 or
Denise.Norris@labor.alabama.gov (334) 242-8862

Alabama Department of Labor
Labor Market Information Division
649 Monroe Street #4427
Montgomery, AL 36131
Fax: (334) 353-1595