Unemployment Statistics
Current Civilian Labor Force Data - MAY 2015
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MAY 2015
Unemployment Rates
Seasonally Adjusted Prel.
MAY 2015
Rev.
APR 2015
Alabama
Unemployment Rate:
6.1%
5.8%

National
Unemployment Rate:
5.5%
5.4%

Alabama Labor Market Newsletter

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Tabular data for civilian laborforce, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate for the U.S., State, and CountyMetropolitan Areas , and Selected Cities.
The Monthly (2015) 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.

Maps and Graphs
Current unemployment rates for Alabama counties: Alabama Counties Map

Southeastern States current unemployment rates: Southeastern States Map

Current, previous, and year ago MA unemployment rates: Metro Graph
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Historical Civilian Labor Force Data (PDF)
All areas by year:  2014       2013      2012      2011      2010     

Alabama 1976-2014, Not Seasonally Adjusted
Alabama 1976-2014, 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.