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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Anniston rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Anniston peaked in January 2010 at 12.6% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Anniston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Alabama 3.5% -0.1 -2.7
Anniston 4.2% +0.2 -2.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Anniston, Alabama, National

Anniston, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Anniston, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Anniston peaked in October 2009 at 6,532. There are now 4,615 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,826 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 91. Anniston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Anniston, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Anniston 1,917 +91 -1,222

Number of Unemployed Persons

Anniston, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.5% 4.2% 1,917
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.0% 1,826
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 4.1% 1,864
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.8% 2,183
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.2% 2,386
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 5.4% 2,469
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.2% 2,385
April
2017
4.4% 5.4% 5.8% 2,649
March
2017
4.5% 5.8% 6.2% 2,846
February
2017
4.7% 6.2% 6.7% 3,048
January
2017
4.8% 6.4% 7.2% 3,297

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.