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Dothan, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dothan fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Dothan peaked in April 2020 at 10.2% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dothan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Alabama 3.2% -0.1 -4.2
Dothan 3.1% -0.1 -3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 February 2010 at 6,373. There are now 4,361 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,655 in March 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 357. Dothan employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dothan, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Dothan 2,012 -34 -2,108

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dothan, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.2% 3.1% 2,012
June
2021
5.9% 3.3% 3.2% 2,046
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 3.2% 2,072
April
2021
6.1% 3.6% 3.3% 2,114
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 3.4% 2,173
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.5% 2,285
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 3.7% 2,419
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.9% 2,506
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.9% 2,512
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 3.9% 2,539
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 6.2% 3,941

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.