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Decatur, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Decatur fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Decatur peaked in January 2010 at 11.8% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Decatur unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Alabama 2.8% -0.1 -0.8
Decatur 2.1% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Decatur, Alabama, National

Decatur, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Decatur, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Decatur peaked in January 2010 at 8,361. There are now 6,790 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Decatur employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Decatur, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Decatur 1,571 -8 -544

Number of Unemployed Persons

Decatur, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.1% 1,571
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.1% 1,579
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 2.2% 1,653
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 2.3% 1,720
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.4% 1,785
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.4% 1,775
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.4% 1,778
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 2.5% 1,837
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 2.6% 1,934
July
2021
5.4% 3.4% 2.8% 2,042
June
2021
5.9% 3.5% 2.9% 2,115

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.