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Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Daphne fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2019 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Daphne peaked in January 2010 at 11.3% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Daphne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Alabama 2.8% -0.2 -1.0
Daphne 2.5% -0.2 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 January 2010 at 9,218. There are now 6,758 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Daphne 2,460 -145 -838

Number of Unemployed Persons

Daphne, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 2,460
September
2019
3.5% 3.0% 2.7% 2,605
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 2.8% 2,745
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.0% 2,910
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.2% 3,081
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.3% 3,202
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.4% 3,261
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.4% 3,188
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.4% 3,179
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.5% 3,272
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.5% 3,300

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.