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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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,094 45,700 45,998 46,226 46,203 45,844
Employment 42,983 43,432 43,919 44,301 44,126 43,752
Unemployment 2,111 2,268 2,079 1,925 2,077 2,092
Unemployment Rate 4.7 5.0 4.5 4.2 4.5 4.6
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 72,685 74,098 74,342 74,832 74,565 74,105
Employment 69,981 71,305 71,662 72,513 72,028 71,498
Unemployment 2,704 2,793 2,680 2,319 2,537 2,607
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.1 3.4 3.5
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 529,794 537,036 538,033 541,806 542,295 537,793
Employment 510,239 516,767 519,396 524,731 524,066 519,040
Unemployment 19,555 20,269 18,637 17,075 18,229 18,753
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.5
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 88,942 90,682 93,054 94,607 95,471 92,552
Employment 85,381 87,014 89,763 91,701 92,384 89,249
Unemployment 3,561 3,668 3,291 2,906 3,087 3,303
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.2 3.6
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 67,911 68,641 69,080 69,311 69,713 68,931
Employment 65,192 65,802 66,515 66,988 67,237 66,347
Unemployment 2,719 2,839 2,565 2,323 2,476 2,584
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.7
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 60,599 61,575 61,948 62,401 62,391 61,783
Employment 57,994 58,883 59,515 60,161 59,993 59,309
Unemployment 2,605 2,692 2,433 2,240 2,398 2,474
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.8 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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FLORENCE-MUSCLE SHOALS MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY AVG
Civilian Labor Force 63,407 64,249 64,707 65,342 65,522 64,645
Employment 60,416 61,273 62,008 62,844 62,876 61,883
Unemployment 2,991 2,976 2,699 2,498 2,646 2,762
Unemployment Rate 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.8 4.0 4.3
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 42,272 42,813 43,120 43,349 43,530 43,016
Employment 40,460 40,904 41,385 41,777 41,851 41,275
Unemployment 1,812 1,909 1,735 1,572 1,679 1,741
Unemployment Rate 4.3 4.5 4.0 3.6 3.9 4.0
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 215,251 219,821 220,191 221,779 220,353 219,479
Employment 207,445 211,688 212,745 215,043 213,167 212,018
Unemployment 7,806 8,133 7,446 6,736 7,186 7,461
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.0 3.3 3.4
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 184,627 186,007 186,454 188,708 188,320 186,823
Employment 175,446 176,516 177,803 180,761 180,039 178,113
Unemployment 9,181 9,491 8,651 7,947 8,281 8,710
Unemployment Rate 5.0 5.1 4.6 4.2 4.4 4.7
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 170,257 172,088 172,142 172,700 172,806 171,999
Employment 163,510 165,015 165,629 166,748 166,507 165,482
Unemployment 6,747 7,073 6,513 5,952 6,299 6,517
Unemployment Rate 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.6 3.8
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 AVG
Civilian Labor Force 112,586 114,163 114,919 115,286 115,528 114,496
Employment 108,170 109,624 110,728 111,565 110,973 110,212
Unemployment 4,416 4,539 4,191 3,721 4,555 4,284
Unemployment Rate 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.2 3.9 3.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2017 benchmark.

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