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Metropolitan Year-to-Date Labor Force Estimates for 2017


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ANNISTON-OXFORD MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 45,626 45,759 45,836 45,693 45,497 45,691 45,663 45,305 45,123 45,763 45,596
Employment 42,183 42,675 43,073 43,405 43,329 43,001 43,168 43,108 43,408 43,947 43,130
Unemployment 3,443 3,084 2,763 2,288 2,168 2,690 2,495 2,197 1,715 1,816 2,466
Unemployment Rate 7.5 6.7 6.0 5.0 4.8 5.9 5.5 4.8 3.8 4.0 5.4
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
AUBURN-OPELIKA MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 73,511 74,584 74,841 74,587 74,275 74,825 74,011 73,840 75,333 75,738 74,554
Employment 69,299 70,717 71,186 71,782 71,555 71,350 70,838 71,001 73,198 73,477 71,440
Unemployment 4,212 3,867 3,655 2,805 2,720 3,475 3,173 2,839 2,135 2,261 3,114
Unemployment Rate 5.7 5.2 4.9 3.8 3.7 4.6 4.3 3.8 2.8 3.0 4.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 536,638 538,732 537,697 537,236 535,044 539,905 540,050 532,348 531,442 533,103 536,220
Employment 503,339 508,333 511,029 515,340 514,323 514,550 516,384 511,519 515,190 515,882 512,589
Unemployment 33,299 30,399 26,668 21,896 20,721 25,355 23,666 20,829 16,252 17,221 23,631
Unemployment Rate 6.2 5.6 5.0 4.1 3.9 4.7 4.4 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.
DAPHNE-FAIRHOPE-FOLEY MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 87,883 89,409 91,464 91,686 92,308 94,241 93,777 92,250 92,653 92,617 91,828
Employment 82,254 84,237 87,070 88,146 88,977 90,150 90,008 88,781 89,907 89,684 87,921
Unemployment 5,629 5,172 4,394 3,540 3,331 4,091 3,769 3,469 2,746 2,933 3,907
Unemployment Rate 6.4 5.8 4.8 4.0 4.0 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.0 3.2 4.3
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
DECATUR MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 69,273 69,622 69,761 69,336 69,099 69,652 69,058 68,598 68,880 69,197 69,248
Employment 64,770 65,495 66,209 66,366 66,310 66,210 65,858 65,780 66,654 66,873 66,053
Unemployment 4,503 4,127 3,552 2,970 2,789 3,442 3,200 2,818 2,226 2,324 3,195
Unemployment Rate 6.5 5.9 5.1 4.3 4.0 4.9 4.6 4.1 3.2 3.4 4.6
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
DOTHAN MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 62,534 62,771 62,800 62,794 62,474 62,683 62,557 62,158 62,604 62,781 62,615
Employment 58,334 59,006 59,520 60,118 59,891 59,533 59,642 59,516 60,494 60,570 59,662
Unemployment 4,200 3,765 3,280 2,676 2,583 3,150 2,915 2,642 2,110 2,211 2,953
Unemployment Rate 6.7 6.0 5.2 4.3 4.1 5.0 4.7 4.3 3.4 3.5 4.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.

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FLORENCE-MUSCLE SHOALS MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 66,465 66,627 66,770 66,768 66,152 66,534 66,079 65,969 66,174 66,496 66,404
Employment 61,512 62,305 63,001 63,584 63,201 62,768 62,606 62,918 63,791 64,009 62,970
Unemployment 4,953 4,322 3,769 3,184 2,951 3,766 3,473 3,051 2,383 2,487 3,434
Unemployment Rate 7.5 6.5 5.6 4.8 4.5 5.7 5.3 4.6 3.6 3.7 5.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
GADSDEN MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 44,189 44,582 44,727 44,594 44,485 44,698 44,088 43,752 43,825 44,115 44,306
Employment 41,190 41,838 42,269 42,587 42,597 42,373 41,943 41,869 42,332 42,531 42,153
Unemployment 2,999 2,744 2,458 2,007 1,888 2,325 2,145 1,883 1,493 1,584 2,153
Unemployment Rate 6.8 6.2 5.5 4.5 4.2 5.2 4.9 4.3 3.4 3.6 4.9
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
HUNTSVILLE MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 216,069 217,457 218,847 217,931 216,683 217,162 216,336 216,011 217,075 219,122 217,270
Employment 203,554 206,000 208,440 209,599 208,693 207,197 207,177 207,968 210,735 212,424 208,179
Unemployment 12,515 11,457 10,407 8,332 7,990 9,965 9,159 8,043 6,340 6,698 9,091
Unemployment Rate 5.8 5.3 4.8 3.8 3.7 4.6 4.2 3.7 2.9 3.1 4.2
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
MOBILE MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 185,048 185,796 185,753 184,389 183,252 184,299 183,004 180,900 181,389 181,999 183,583
Employment 170,080 172,524 174,027 174,604 174,010 172,878 172,236 171,576 174,089 174,421 173,045
Unemployment 14,968 13,272 11,726 9,785 9,242 11,421 10,768 9,324 7,300 7,578 10,538
Unemployment Rate 8.1 7.1 6.3 5.3 5.0 6.2 5.9 5.2 4.0 4.2 5.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
MONTGOMERY MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 171,217 172,094 172,215 171,682 171,659 172,787 172,060 169,855 169,157 170,562 171,329
Employment 160,286 162,319 163,513 164,555 164,905 164,306 163,615 162,828 163,601 164,680 163,461
Unemployment 10,931 9,775 8,702 7,127 6,754 8,481 8,445 7,027 5,556 5,882 7,868
Unemployment Rate 6.4 5.7 5.1 4.2 3.9 4.9 4.9 4.1 3.3 3.4 4.6
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.
TUSCALOOSA MSA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT AVG
Civilian Labor Force 112,964 113,612 113,767 112,980 112,672 113,325 113,567 113,582 114,781 114,882 113,614
Employment 105,533 106,991 107,785 108,213 108,025 107,258 107,676 108,867 111,231 111,166 108,275
Unemployment 7,431 6,621 5,982 4,767 4,647 6,067 5,891 4,715 3,550 3,716 5,339
Unemployment Rate 6.6 5.8 5.3 4.2 4.1 5.4 5.2 4.2 3.1 3.2 4.7
Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in Cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2016 benchmark.

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