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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Auburn fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Auburn peaked in April 2020 at 13.1% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Auburn unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Alabama 4.0% -0.3 +1.4
Auburn 3.2% -0.1 +0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Auburn, Alabama, National

Auburn, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Auburn, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Auburn peaked in April 2020 at 9,783. There are now 7,369 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Auburn employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Auburn, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Auburn 2,414 -141 +537

Number of Unemployed Persons

Auburn, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.2% 2,414
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 3.3% 2,555
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.6% 2,678
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.7% 2,737
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 4.7% 3,512
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 5.7% 4,312
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 4.6% 3,449
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 6.8% 4,981
June
2020
11.1% 7.7% 6.9% 4,971
May
2020
13.3% 7.9% 9.1% 6,957
April
2020
14.8% 13.2% 13.1% 9,783

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.