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Selected City Year-to-Date Labor Force Estimates for 2017


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ALABASTER CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 17,454 17,549 17,547 17,556 17,495 17,652 17,609 17,360 17,355 17,402 17,498
Employment 16,594 16,757 16,843 16,990 16,955 16,959 17,007 16,843 16,954 16,983 16,889
Unemployment 860 792 704 566 540 693 602 517 401 419 609
Unemployment Rate 4.9 4.5 4.0 3.2 3.1 3.9 3.4 3.0 2.3 2.4 3.5
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
ANNISTON CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 8,351 8,292 8,281 8,260 8,226 8,282 8,269 8,170 8,151 8,283 8,257
Employment 7,559 7,647 7,719 7,778 7,765 7,706 7,736 7,725 7,779 7,875 7,729
Unemployment 792 645 562 482 461 576 533 445 372 408 528
Unemployment Rate 9.5 7.8 6.8 5.8 5.6 7.0 6.4 5.4 4.6 4.9 6.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
AUBURN CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 29,302 29,670 29,838 29,676 29,568 29,873 29,508 29,372 29,928 30,079 29,681
Employment 27,519 28,082 28,268 28,505 28,415 28,333 28,130 28,195 29,067 29,178 28,369
Unemployment 1,783 1,588 1,570 1,171 1,153 1,540 1,378 1,177 861 901 1,312
Unemployment Rate 6.1 5.4 5.3 3.9 3.9 5.2 4.7 4.0 2.9 3.0 4.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
BESSEMER CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 10,000 9,939 9,871 9,822 9,730 9,833 9,843 9,676 9,642 9,674 9,803
Employment 9,009 9,095 9,139 9,217 9,199 9,199 9,225 9,135 9,194 9,211 9,162
Unemployment 991 844 732 605 531 634 618 541 448 463 641
Unemployment Rate 9.9 8.5 7.4 6.2 5.5 6.4 6.3 5.6 4.6 4.8 6.5
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
BIRMINGHAM CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 92,935 93,090 92,748 92,493 92,114 93,215 93,158 91,403 90,937 91,284 92,338
Employment 85,585 86,403 86,813 87,561 87,387 87,386 87,639 86,775 87,338 87,503 87,039
Unemployment 7,350 6,687 5,935 4,932 4,727 5,829 5,519 4,628 3,599 3,781 5,299
Unemployment Rate 7.9 7.2 6.4 5.3 5.1 6.3 5.9 5.1 4.0 4.1 5.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
DECATUR CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 26,354 26,538 26,588 26,438 26,403 26,581 26,327 26,158 26,256 26,371 26,402
Employment 24,770 25,039 25,299 25,364 25,342 25,292 25,137 25,098 25,414 25,513 25,227
Unemployment 1,584 1,499 1,289 1,074 1,061 1,289 1,190 1,060 842 858 1,175
Unemployment Rate 6.0 5.6 4.8 4.1 4.0 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.2 3.3 4.5
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.

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DOTHAN CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 29,503 29,601 29,601 29,615 29,455 29,480 29,329 29,122 29,275 29,417 29,440
Employment 27,554 27,842 28,040 28,344 28,235 28,018 27,980 27,893 28,274 28,367 28,055
Unemployment 1,949 1,759 1,561 1,271 1,220 1,462 1,349 1,229 1,001 1,050 1,385
Unemployment Rate 6.6 5.9 5.3 4.3 4.1 5.0 4.6 4.2 3.4 3.6 4.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
ENTERPRISE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 10,669 10,853 10,826 10,786 10,799 10,807 10,844 10,815 10,887 10,842 10,813
Employment 9,941 10,172 10,232 10,301 10,325 10,255 10,320 10,366 10,560 10,483 10,296
Unemployment 728 681 594 485 474 552 524 449 327 359 517
Unemployment Rate 6.8 6.3 5.5 4.5 4.4 5.1 4.8 4.2 3.0 3.3 4.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
FLORENCE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 18,360 18,483 18,542 18,592 18,375 18,496 18,406 18,366 18,404 18,525 18,455
Employment 17,134 17,362 17,567 17,733 17,625 17,510 17,456 17,548 17,789 17,846 17,557
Unemployment 1,226 1,121 975 859 750 986 950 818 615 679 898
Unemployment Rate 6.7 6.1 5.3 4.6 4.1 5.3 5.2 4.5 3.3 3.7 4.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
GADSDEN CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 14,064 14,179 14,228 14,128 14,079 14,212 14,023 13,878 13,913 14,002 14,071
Employment 12,964 13,168 13,303 13,404 13,407 13,336 13,201 13,178 13,323 13,386 13,267
Unemployment 1,100 1,011 925 724 672 876 822 700 590 616 804
Unemployment Rate 7.8 7.1 6.5 5.1 4.8 6.2 5.9 5.0 4.2 4.4 5.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
HOMEWOOD CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 13,969 14,049 14,067 14,072 14,024 14,149 14,133 13,939 13,950 13,984 14,034
Employment 13,352 13,480 13,544 13,660 13,633 13,633 13,673 13,538 13,626 13,651 13,579
Unemployment 617 569 523 412 391 516 460 401 324 333 455
Unemployment Rate 4.4 4.1 3.7 2.9 2.8 3.6 3.3 2.9 2.3 2.4 3.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.

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HOOVER CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 44,107 44,410 44,392 44,466 44,303 44,593 44,578 44,071 44,032 44,187 44,314
Employment 42,095 42,501 42,706 43,075 42,989 42,991 43,114 42,693 42,970 43,050 42,818
Unemployment 2,012 1,909 1,686 1,391 1,314 1,602 1,464 1,378 1,062 1,137 1,496
Unemployment Rate 4.6 4.3 3.8 3.1 3.0 3.6 3.3 3.1 2.4 2.6 3.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
HUNTSVILLE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 93,982 94,540 95,224 94,666 94,138 94,432 94,040 93,810 94,222 95,119 94,417
Employment 88,330 89,384 90,432 90,947 90,551 89,886 89,829 90,163 91,325 92,082 90,293
Unemployment 5,652 5,156 4,792 3,719 3,587 4,546 4,211 3,647 2,897 3,037 4,124
Unemployment Rate 6.0 5.5 5.0 3.9 3.8 4.8 4.5 3.9 3.1 3.2 4.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
MADISON CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 24,206 24,357 24,527 24,479 24,323 24,357 24,269 24,258 24,355 24,573 24,370
Employment 22,934 23,208 23,481 23,613 23,512 23,339 23,329 23,417 23,722 23,916 23,447
Unemployment 1,272 1,149 1,046 866 811 1,018 940 841 633 657 923
Unemployment Rate 5.3 4.7 4.3 3.5 3.3 4.2 3.9 3.5 2.6 2.7 3.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
MOBILE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 86,032 86,413 86,410 85,761 85,290 85,806 85,157 84,191 84,407 84,718 85,419
Employment 78,991 80,126 80,824 81,092 80,816 80,290 79,992 79,686 80,853 81,007 80,368
Unemployment 7,041 6,287 5,586 4,669 4,474 5,516 5,165 4,505 3,554 3,711 5,051
Unemployment Rate 8.2 7.3 6.5 5.4 5.2 6.4 6.1 5.4 4.2 4.4 5.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
MONTGOMERY CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 92,380 92,782 92,745 92,418 92,425 93,038 92,699 91,304 90,888 91,631 92,231
Employment 86,182 87,233 87,810 88,373 88,564 88,196 87,800 87,336 87,709 88,338 87,754
Unemployment 6,198 5,549 4,935 4,045 3,861 4,842 4,899 3,968 3,179 3,293 4,477
Unemployment Rate 6.7 6.0 5.3 4.4 4.2 5.2 5.3 4.3 3.5 3.6 4.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
OPELIKA CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 13,956 14,151 14,178 14,148 14,092 14,155 13,999 13,995 14,278 14,397 14,135
Employment 13,123 13,391 13,480 13,593 13,550 13,511 13,414 13,445 13,861 13,914 13,528
Unemployment 833 760 698 555 542 644 585 550 417 483 607
Unemployment Rate 6.0 5.4 4.9 3.9 3.8 4.5 4.2 3.9 2.9 3.4 4.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.

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PHENIX CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 15,428 15,487 15,415 15,378 15,266 15,317 15,330 15,237 15,286 15,404 15,355
Employment 14,520 14,645 14,703 14,780 14,709 14,627 14,687 14,628 14,819 14,895 14,701
Unemployment 908 842 712 598 557 690 643 609 467 509 654
Unemployment Rate 5.9 5.4 4.6 3.9 3.6 4.5 4.2 4.0 3.1 3.3 4.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
PRATTVILLE CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 16,758 16,896 16,946 16,891 16,899 17,023 16,932 16,776 16,740 16,866 16,873
Employment 15,827 16,042 16,182 16,283 16,317 16,275 16,222 16,160 16,255 16,343 16,191
Unemployment 931 854 764 608 582 748 710 616 485 523 682
Unemployment Rate 5.6 5.1 4.5 3.6 3.4 4.4 4.2 3.7 2.9 3.1 4.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
PRICHARD CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 8,224 8,193 8,190 8,104 8,005 8,191 8,130 7,939 7,918 7,946 8,084
Employment 7,247 7,351 7,415 7,439 7,414 7,366 7,338 7,310 7,417 7,431 7,373
Unemployment 977 842 775 665 591 825 792 629 501 515 711
Unemployment Rate 11.9 10.3 9.5 8.2 7.4 10.1 9.7 7.9 6.3 6.5 8.8
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
SELMA CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 6,526 6,656 6,724 6,636 6,476 6,546 6,580 6,345 6,391 6,309 6,519
Employment 5,778 5,958 6,089 6,122 5,997 5,884 5,864 5,813 5,946 5,902 5,935
Unemployment 748 698 635 514 479 662 716 532 445 407 584
Unemployment Rate 11.5 10.5 9.4 7.7 7.4 10.1 10.9 8.4 7.0 6.5 9.0
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
TUSCALOOSA CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,497 45,638 45,744 45,377 45,288 45,762 45,698 45,507 45,810 45,889 45,622
Employment 42,199 42,771 43,067 43,263 43,183 42,845 42,917 43,376 44,248 44,266 43,214
Unemployment 3,298 2,867 2,677 2,114 2,105 2,917 2,781 2,131 1,562 1,623 2,408
Unemployment Rate 7.2 6.3 5.9 4.7 4.6 6.4 6.1 4.7 3.4 3.5 5.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
VESTAVIA HILLS CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 17,369 17,487 17,474 17,527 17,462 17,537 17,545 17,346 17,360 17,428 17,454
Employment 16,634 16,793 16,873 17,018 16,984 16,984 17,033 16,866 16,975 17,007 16,917
Unemployment 735 694 601 509 478 553 512 480 385 421 537
Unemployment Rate 4.2 4.0 3.4 2.9 2.7 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.2 2.4 3.1
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.

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