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Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Daphne rose 0.7 percentage points in September 2020 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Daphne peaked in April 2020 at 16.3% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Daphne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 7.9% -0.5 +4.4
Alabama 6.7% +1.1 +4.0
Daphne 5.5% +0.7 +3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2020 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Daphne, Alabama, National

Daphne, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Daphne, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Daphne peaked in April 2020 at 15,262. There are now 9,897 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,625 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 740.

Unemployed Persons September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Daphne 5,365 +740 +2,938

Number of Unemployed Persons

Daphne, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployed
October
2020
6.9% 5.8%
September
2020
7.9% 6.7% 5.5% 5,365
August
2020
8.4% 5.6% 4.8% 4,625
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 7.3% 6,970
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 7.3% 6,940
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 10.2% 9,696
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 16.3% 15,262
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.0% 2,870
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.3% 2,294
January
2020
3.6% 2.7% 2.4% 2,394
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.4% 2,366
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.4% 2,381

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.