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Dothan, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dothan fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Dothan peaked in April 2020 at 11.2% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dothan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Alabama 4.0% -0.3 +1.4
Dothan 3.6% -0.3 +0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 4,502 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dothan employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dothan, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Dothan 2,340 -158 +586

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dothan, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.6% 2,340
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 3.9% 2,498
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.1% 2,594
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.2% 2,654
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 5.1% 3,190
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 5.9% 3,776
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 4.7% 2,952
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 6.6% 4,160
June
2020
11.1% 7.7% 6.7% 4,134
May
2020
13.3% 7.9% 8.5% 5,299
April
2020
14.8% 13.2% 11.2% 6,842

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.