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Dothan, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dothan fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Dothan peaked in October 2009 at 10.6% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Dothan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Alabama 3.7% -0.1 -0.3
Dothan 3.9% -0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 2010 at 6,833. There are now 4,385 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 177. Dothan employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dothan, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Dothan 2,448 -174 -4

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dothan, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployment Rate
Dothan
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.7%
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 2,448
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.1% 2,622
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.9% 2,436
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.9% 2,445
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.2% 2,621
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.1% 2,582
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 2,594
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.3% 2,697
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.5% 2,825
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 4.1% 2,556
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.0% 2,496

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.