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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Anniston fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.9%. 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 January 2010 at 12.7% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Anniston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Alabama 3.3% -0.2 -0.7
Anniston 3.9% -0.2 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 December 2009 at 6,443. There are now 4,632 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Anniston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Anniston, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Anniston 1,811 -104 -361

Number of Unemployed Persons

Anniston, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.9% 1,811
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 4.1% 1,915
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 4.3% 1,989
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.5% 2,060
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.5% 2,063
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.5% 2,076
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.6% 2,099
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.5% 2,063
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.5% 2,058
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.5% 2,063

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.