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Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Montgomery rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Montgomery peaked in September 2009 at 10.9% and is now 7.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Montgomery 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
Montgomery 3.6% +0.2 -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: Montgomery, Alabama, National

Montgomery, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Montgomery peaked in January 2010 at 18,553. There are now 12,381 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,810 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 362. Montgomery employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Montgomery, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Montgomery 6,172 +362 -3,975

Number of Unemployed Persons

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.5% 3.6% 6,172
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.4% 5,810
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.4% 5,828
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 3.9% 6,694
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.5% 7,768
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.4% 7,610
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.5% 7,807
April
2017
4.4% 5.4% 5.0% 8,571
March
2017
4.5% 5.8% 5.2% 9,062
February
2017
4.7% 6.2% 5.6% 9,646
January
2017
4.8% 6.4% 6.0% 10,357

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.