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Dothan, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dothan fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Dothan peaked in April 2020 at 10.8% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dothan 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
Dothan 2.6% -0.1 -1.0
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: 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 April 2020 at 6,654. There are now 4,941 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dothan employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dothan, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Dothan 1,713 -23 -599

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dothan, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.6% 1,713
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.7% 1,736
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 2.8% 1,801
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 2.8% 1,845
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.9% 1,881
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.9% 1,868
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.9% 1,874
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.0% 1,956
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 3.2% 2,075
July
2021
5.4% 3.4% 3.4% 2,200
June
2021
5.9% 3.5% 3.5% 2,287

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.