Department of Numbers

Alabama Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Alabama fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Alabama peaked in April 2020 at 13.7% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Alabama unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Alabama 2.6% 0.0 -0.8

Note: All comparisons are made with July data as August state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Alabama, National

Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Alabama peaked in April 2020 at 298,920. There are now 239,501 fewer people unemployed in the state. Alabama job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Alabama 59,419 -888 -17,657

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Alabama from 1990 to July 2022

Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 2.6% 59,419
June 2022 3.6% 2.6% 60,307
May 2022 3.6% 2.7% 61,585
April 2022 3.6% 2.8% 63,184
March 2022 3.6% 2.9% 65,441
February 2022 3.8% 3.0% 68,663
January 2022 4.0% 3.1% 69,125
December 2021 3.9% 3.1% 69,434
November 2021 4.2% 3.1% 69,688
October 2021 4.6% 3.1% 70,569
September 2021 4.7% 3.2% 71,989