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Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Daphne rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Daphne peaked in January 2010 at 11.3% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Daphne 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
Daphne 3.5% +0.3 -2.1
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: Daphne, Alabama, National

Daphne, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Daphne, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Daphne peaked in January 2010 at 9,275. There are now 6,015 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,972 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 288.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Daphne 3,260 +274 -1,816

Number of Unemployed Persons

Daphne, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.5% 3.5% 3,260
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.2% 2,986
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.2% 2,972
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 3.8% 3,437
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.1% 3,737
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.3% 3,884
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.2% 3,817
April
2017
4.4% 5.4% 4.6% 4,235
March
2017
4.5% 5.8% 4.8% 4,407
February
2017
4.7% 6.2% 5.2% 4,702
January
2017
4.8% 6.4% 5.7% 5,149

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.