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Dothan, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dothan fell 2.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Dothan peaked in April 2020 at 11.2% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dothan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Alabama 9.6% -4.2 +6.6
Dothan 8.6% -2.6 +5.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 6,842. There are now 1,403 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dothan employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dothan, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Dothan 5,439 -1,403 +3,462

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dothan, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 7.5%
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 8.6% 5,439
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 11.2% 6,842
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.3% 2,104
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 1,754
January
2020
3.6% 2.7% 2.7% 1,736
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 1,653
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 1,684
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 2.7% 1,717
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 1,758
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.8% 1,799
July
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.9% 1,841

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.