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Decatur, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Decatur fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Decatur peaked in January 2010 at 11.8% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Decatur unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Alabama 2.6% 0.0 -0.6
Decatur 2.3% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 6,637 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,570 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 154. Decatur employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Decatur, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Decatur 1,724 +12 -113

Number of Unemployed Persons

Decatur, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.3% 1,724
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 2.3% 1,712
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.3% 1,689
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.2% 1,661
May
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.1% 1,605
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.1% 1,570
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

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.