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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Anniston fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Anniston peaked in April 2020 at 18.3% and is now 14.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in May 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Anniston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Alabama 3.2% -0.1 -4.2
Anniston 3.8% 0.0 -4.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 8,521. There are now 6,795 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,713 in June 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 13. Anniston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Anniston, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Anniston 1,726 +13 -2,241

Number of Unemployed Persons

Anniston, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.2% 3.8% 1,726
June
2021
5.9% 3.3% 3.8% 1,713
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 3.7% 1,716
April
2021
6.1% 3.6% 3.9% 1,779
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 4.2% 1,925
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.7% 2,209
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 5.6% 2,631
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.2% 1,963
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.6% 2,139
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 5.1% 2,385
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 7.9% 3,654

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.