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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Auburn fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Auburn peaked in April 2020 at 12.9% and is now 10.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in October 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Auburn unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Alabama 3.1% 0.0 -1.6
Auburn 2.6% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 9,211. There are now 7,251 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,936 in October 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 24. Auburn employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Auburn, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Auburn 1,960 +24 -718

Number of Unemployed Persons

Auburn, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.6% 1,960
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.6% 1,936
September
2021
4.7% 3.1% 2.7% 1,988
August
2021
5.2% 3.1% 2.7% 1,992
July
2021
5.4% 3.2% 2.7% 2,000
June
2021
5.9% 3.3% 2.8% 2,054
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 2.8% 2,107
April
2021
6.0% 3.6% 2.8% 2,160
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 2.9% 2,220
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.1% 2,333
January
2021
6.4% 4.3% 3.2% 2,463

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.