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Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Auburn fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Auburn peaked in December 2009 at 10.2% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Auburn unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Alabama 3.3% -0.2 -0.7
Auburn 3.0% -0.2 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 January 2010 at 6,652. There are now 4,375 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Auburn employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Auburn, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Auburn 2,277 -172 -441

Number of Unemployed Persons

Auburn, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployment Rate
Auburn
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.0% 2,277
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.2% 2,449
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.4% 2,578
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.5% 2,656
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.5% 2,647
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.5% 2,632
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.5% 2,667
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.5% 2,661
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.5% 2,660
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.5% 2,663

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.