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Dothan, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dothan rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Dothan peaked in October 2009 at 10.6% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Dothan 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
Dothan 3.9% +0.3 -2.3
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: Dothan, Alabama, National

Dothan, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dothan, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dothan peaked in April 2010 at 6,842. There are now 4,433 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,226 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 183. Dothan employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dothan, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Dothan 2,409 +166 -1,456

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dothan, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.5% 3.9% 2,409
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.6% 2,243
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.6% 2,226
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.1% 2,576
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.5% 2,826
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.7% 2,933
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.5% 2,841
April
2017
4.4% 5.4% 5.0% 3,124
March
2017
4.5% 5.8% 5.4% 3,378
February
2017
4.7% 6.2% 5.8% 3,639
January
2017
4.8% 6.4% 6.3% 3,992

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.