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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Anniston fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Anniston peaked in April 2020 at 19.8% and is now 16.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Anniston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Alabama 2.6% 0.0 -0.6
Anniston 3.1% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Anniston, Alabama, National

Anniston, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Anniston, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Anniston peaked in April 2020 at 9,452. There are now 7,982 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Anniston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Anniston, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Anniston 1,470 -9 -313

Number of Unemployed Persons

Anniston, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 3.1% 1,470
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 3.2% 1,479
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 3.2% 1,501
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 3.3% 1,516
May
2022
3.6% 2.7% 3.3% 1,527
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.3% 1,548
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.4% 1,594
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 3.6% 1,658
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 3.7% 1,691
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 3.8% 1,726
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 3.7% 1,718

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.