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Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Daphne fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Daphne peaked in April 2020 at 16.3% and is now 13.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Daphne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Alabama 4.0% -0.3 +1.4
Daphne 3.3% -0.2 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 12,080 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Daphne 3,182 -219 +888

Number of Unemployed Persons

Daphne, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.3% 3,182
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 3.5% 3,401
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.9% 3,596
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.0% 3,703
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 4.9% 4,690
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 5.7% 5,526
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 4.8% 4,625
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 7.3% 6,970
June
2020
11.1% 7.7% 7.3% 6,940
May
2020
13.3% 7.9% 10.2% 9,696
April
2020
14.8% 13.2% 16.3% 15,262

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.