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Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Daphne fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 2.8%. 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 April 2020 at 15.1% and is now 12.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in May 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Daphne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Alabama 3.2% -0.1 -4.2
Daphne 2.8% 0.0 -4.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 14,059. There are now 11,313 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Daphne 2,746 -9 -4,330

Number of Unemployed Persons

Daphne, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployment Rate
Daphne
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.2% 2.8% 2,746
June
2021
5.9% 3.3% 2.8% 2,755
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 2.8% 2,753
April
2021
6.1% 3.6% 2.9% 2,779
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 2.9% 2,787
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.0% 2,876
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 3.1% 3,030
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.3% 3,226
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.5% 3,423
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 3.8% 3,708
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 5.9% 5,728

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.