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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Auburn fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Auburn peaked in April 2020 at 13.2% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Auburn unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Alabama 2.6% 0.0 -0.8
Auburn 2.4% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 9,506. There are now 7,574 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,831 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 101. Auburn employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Auburn, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Auburn 1,932 +48 -296

Number of Unemployed Persons

Auburn, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 1,932
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.4% 1,884
May
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.3% 1,848
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,831
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.4% 1,871
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 2.5% 1,944
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 2.5% 1,966
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.6% 2,009
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.6% 2,005
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.6% 2,016
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 2.7% 2,073

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.