Department of Numbers

Dothan, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dothan rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.2%. 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 October 2009 at 10.6% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Dothan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Alabama 4.1% 0.0 +0.3
Dothan 4.2% +0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 2010 at 6,833. There are now 4,212 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,271 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 350. Dothan employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dothan, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Dothan 2,621 +39 +288

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dothan, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.2% 2,621
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.1% 2,582
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.1% 2,594
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.3% 2,697
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.5% 2,825
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 2,556
April
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.0% 2,496
March
2018
4.1% 3.8% 3.9% 2,429
February
2018
4.1% 3.7% 4.0% 2,452
January
2018
4.1% 3.7% 3.9% 2,380
December
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.7% 2,271

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.