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Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Daphne fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Daphne peaked in January 2010 at 11.3% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Daphne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Alabama 4.1% 0.0 +0.3
Daphne 3.6% 0.0 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 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 9,277. There are now 5,887 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,026 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 364.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Daphne 3,390 -10 +228

Number of Unemployed Persons

Daphne, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.6% 3,390
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.6% 3,400
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.6% 3,428
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.7% 3,551
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.0% 3,837
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.7% 3,485
April
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.7% 3,447
March
2018
4.1% 3.8% 3.5% 3,214
February
2018
4.1% 3.7% 3.3% 3,068
January
2018
4.1% 3.7% 3.3% 3,026
December
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.3% 3,072

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.