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Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gadsden rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Gadsden peaked in January 2010 at 12.3% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Gadsden 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
Gadsden 3.8% +0.1 -2.4
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: Gadsden, Alabama, National

Gadsden, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gadsden peaked in May 2009 at 5,501. There are now 3,826 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,560 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 115. Gadsden employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gadsden, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Gadsden 1,675 +68 -1,054

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.5% 3.8% 1,675
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.7% 1,607
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.6% 1,560
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.2% 1,837
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 2,057
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.8% 2,147
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.7% 2,090
April
2017
4.4% 5.4% 5.1% 2,290
March
2017
4.5% 5.8% 5.5% 2,464
February
2017
4.7% 6.2% 5.7% 2,561
January
2017
4.8% 6.4% 6.3% 2,784

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.