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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Anniston fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.3%. 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 16.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Anniston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Alabama 2.8% -0.1 -0.8
Anniston 3.3% -0.1 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 7,904 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Anniston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Anniston, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Anniston 1,548 -46 -490

Number of Unemployed Persons

Anniston, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 3.8% 1,725
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.9% 1,783
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 4.1% 1,866
July
2021
5.4% 3.4% 4.2% 1,951
June
2021
5.9% 3.5% 4.4% 2,012

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.