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Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Daphne fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Daphne peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 12.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Daphne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Alabama 2.7% 0.0 -0.4
Daphne 2.5% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 14,472. There are now 11,950 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,314 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 208.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Daphne 2,522 -30 -25

Number of Unemployed Persons

Daphne, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.5% 2,522
October
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.5% 2,552
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.5% 2,546
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 2.5% 2,544
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.5% 2,537
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.4% 2,464
May
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.3% 2,380
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 2,314
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.3% 2,341
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 2.4% 2,416
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 2.5% 2,479

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.