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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Anniston fell 6.5 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.3 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Anniston peaked in April 2020 at 18.7% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Anniston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Alabama 9.9% -3.9 +6.9
Anniston 12.2% -6.5 +8.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 8,956. There are now 3,380 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Anniston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Anniston, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Anniston 5,576 -3,380 +3,957

Number of Unemployed Persons

Anniston, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.9% 12.2% 5,576
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 18.7% 8,956
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.3% 1,494
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 3.2% 1,465
January
2020
3.6% 2.7% 3.2% 1,473
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.1% 1,419
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.1% 1,436
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 3.1% 1,454
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.2% 1,477
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 1,499
July
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.3% 1,520

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.