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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Anniston fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Anniston peaked in January 2010 at 12.6% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Anniston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Alabama 3.7% -0.1 -0.3
Anniston 4.5% -0.4 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 October 2009 at 6,532. There are now 4,459 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,825 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 248. Anniston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Anniston, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Anniston 2,073 -179 +4

Number of Unemployed Persons

Anniston, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.7%
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.5% 2,073
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.9% 2,252
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.4% 2,052
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.4% 2,039
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.6% 2,138
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.7% 2,175
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.7% 2,183
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.9% 2,286
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 5.1% 2,392
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 4.7% 2,171
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.6% 2,108

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.