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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Auburn fell 1.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 3.6%. 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 9.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Auburn 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
Auburn 3.6% -1.1 +1.1
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: 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 7,027 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Auburn employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Auburn, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Auburn 2,756 -756 +829

Number of Unemployed Persons

Auburn, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 3.6% 2,756
October
2020
6.9% 5.7% 4.7% 3,512
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 5.7% 4,312
August
2020
8.4% 5.6% 4.6% 3,449
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 6.8% 4,981
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 6.9% 4,971
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 9.1% 6,957
April
2020
14.8% 13.8% 13.1% 9,783
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 2.9% 2,216
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.4% 1,877
January
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 1,922

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.