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Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Daphne fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Daphne peaked in January 2010 at 11.3% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Daphne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Alabama 3.8% +0.1 -0.3
Daphne 3.4% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 5,955 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,179 in February 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 84.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Daphne 3,263 +75 -225

Number of Unemployed Persons

Daphne, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.4% 3,263
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
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.5% 3,293
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.5% 3,298
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.6% 3,347
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 3,413
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.7% 3,476
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 3.7% 3,514

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.