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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Auburn fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.3%. 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 13.2% and is now 10.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Auburn unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Alabama 2.8% -0.1 -0.8
Auburn 2.3% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 7,674 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Auburn employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Auburn, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Auburn 1,832 -39 -460

Number of Unemployed Persons

Auburn, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,832
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
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 2.8% 2,149
July
2021
5.4% 3.4% 2.9% 2,228
June
2021
5.9% 3.5% 3.0% 2,280

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.