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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Auburn fell 3.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Auburn peaked in April 2020 at 13.1% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Auburn unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Alabama 9.6% -4.2 +6.6
Auburn 9.2% -3.9 +6.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 2,736 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Auburn employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Auburn, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Auburn 7,047 -2,736 +4,997

Number of Unemployed Persons

Auburn, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 7.5%
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 9.2% 7,047
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 2.7% 2.5% 1,922
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 1,945
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 1,927
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 2.5% 1,910
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 1,889
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.4% 1,872

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.