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Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Anniston fell 1.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.2%. 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 April 2020 at 18.7% and is now 13.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Anniston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Alabama 4.4% -1.3 +1.7
Anniston 5.2% -1.4 +2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 6,629 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Anniston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Anniston, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Anniston 2,327 -633 +891

Number of Unemployed Persons

Anniston, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployment Rate
Anniston
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 5.2% 2,327
October
2020
6.9% 5.7% 6.6% 2,960
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 7.7% 3,517
August
2020
8.4% 5.6% 6.4% 2,843
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 8.7% 3,889
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 8.8% 3,847
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 12.0% 5,419
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.7% 3.2% 1,473

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.