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Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Daphne rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 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 July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Alabama 2.6% 0.0 -0.8
Daphne 2.5% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 11,934 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 224.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Daphne 2,538 +74 -556

Number of Unemployed Persons

Daphne, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.5% 2,538
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
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.6% 2,564
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.5% 2,547
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.6% 2,566
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 2.7% 2,704

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.