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Dothan, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dothan fell 0.2 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Dothan peaked in January 2010 at 10.6% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dothan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Alabama 3.1% -0.2 -0.8
Dothan 3.2% -0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dothan, Alabama, National

Dothan, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dothan, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dothan peaked in January 2010 at 6,719. There are now 4,650 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dothan employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dothan, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Dothan 2,069 -122 -487

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dothan, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.0%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.2% 2,069
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.4% 2,191
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.6% 2,314
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.8% 2,394
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.9% 2,472
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 2,465
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 2,467
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.0% 2,495
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.0% 2,476
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.9% 2,473
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.0% 2,482

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.