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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Auburn fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Auburn peaked in December 2009 at 10.3% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Auburn 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
Auburn 3.4% -0.1 -0.1
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: 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 January 2010 at 6,708. There are now 4,131 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,420 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 157. Auburn employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Auburn, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Auburn 2,577 -107 -10

Number of Unemployed Persons

Auburn, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.7%
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.4% 2,577
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.5% 2,684
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.4% 2,548
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.4% 2,568
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.6% 2,708
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 2,745
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 2,697
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.8% 2,831
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.1% 3,040
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.8% 2,810
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2,752

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.