Local Area Unemployment Statistics

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program is a federal-state cooperative effort that develops monthly estimates of the labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment for the state, metropolitan areas, counties, selected cities, and regions.

Current Civilian Labor Force Data - August 2023

Unemployment Situation 
Seasonally Adjusted August 2023
July 2023
United States:

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Estimates prepared by the Alabama Department of Labor in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on 2022 benchmark.

For more information on how the rate is compiled using Bureau of Labor Statistics methodology, click here.

Tabular month-ago, year-ago data for civilian labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate estimates:

Year-to-date Labor Force Estimates for 2023:

Maps and Graphs Year-to-date Estimates for 2023:

  • Alabama Counties   (pdf)
  • Workforce Development Regions  (pdf)
  • Southeastern States   (pdf)  
  • Metropolitan Areas (Month-Ago, Year-Ago)   (pdf)

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) Estimates:

  • LFPR County Rankings   (pdf)   
  • LFPR County Map   (pdf)   
  • LFPR WIOA Region Map   (pdf)   

Historical Civilian Labor Force Data (PDF)

2022      2021      2020      2019      2018     

Alabama 1976-2022, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Alabama 1976-2022, Seasonally Adjusted

Statistical Bulletin through December 2009 - 2019

LAUS Contact Information

The Labor Market Information Division is dedicated to publishing statistics that enumerate workforce conditions throughout the state.
Staff in this division do not have access to individual claimant files or information.
For the correct claimant contacts, please visit the UC Telephone Numbers for Claimants page.

Shemekia Foster
Phone/Fax: (334) 956-7485 or
Greta Williams
Phone/Fax: (334) 956-7432

Alabama Department of Labor
Labor Market Information Division
649 Monroe Street #4427
Montgomery, AL 36131