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Metropolitan Year-to-Date Labor Force Estimates for 2018


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ANNISTON-OXFORD MSA JAN FEB MAR AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,094 45,700 45,947 45,581
Employment 42,983 43,432 43,859 43,425
Unemployment 2,111 2,268 2,088 2,156
Unemployment Rate 4.7 5.0 4.5 4.7
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 72,685 74,098 74,309 73,697
Employment 69,981 71,305 71,618 70,968
Unemployment 2,704 2,793 2,691 2,729
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.6 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 529,794 537,036 538,340 535,057
Employment 510,239 516,767 519,629 515,545
Unemployment 19,555 20,269 18,711 19,512
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.6
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 88,942 90,682 93,076 90,900
Employment 85,381 87,014 89,775 87,390
Unemployment 3,561 3,668 3,301 3,510
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.9
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 67,911 68,641 69,118 68,557
Employment 65,192 65,802 66,541 65,845
Unemployment 2,719 2,839 2,577 2,712
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.7 4.0
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 60,599 61,575 61,825 61,333
Employment 57,994 58,883 59,380 58,752
Unemployment 2,605 2,692 2,445 2,581
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.4 4.0 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 63,407 64,249 64,795 64,150
Employment 60,416 61,273 62,086 61,258
Unemployment 2,991 2,976 2,709 2,892
Unemployment Rate 4.7 4.6 4.2 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 42,272 42,813 43,174 42,753
Employment 40,460 40,904 41,431 40,932
Unemployment 1,812 1,909 1,743 1,821
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.5 4.0 4.3
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 215,251 219,821 220,352 218,474
Employment 207,445 211,688 212,875 210,669
Unemployment 7,806 8,133 7,477 7,805
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.7 3.4 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 184,627 186,007 186,848 185,828
Employment 175,446 176,516 178,161 176,708
Unemployment 9,181 9,491 8,687 9,120
Unemployment Rate 5.0 5.1 4.6 4.9
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 170,257 172,088 172,488 171,611
Employment 163,510 165,015 165,949 164,825
Unemployment 6,747 7,073 6,539 6,786
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.8 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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 112,586 114,163 115,091 113,947
Employment 108,170 109,624 110,882 109,559
Unemployment 4,416 4,539 4,209 4,388
Unemployment Rate 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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