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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 12.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Florence unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Alabama 2.6% 0.0 -0.6
Florence 2.9% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Florence, Alabama, National

Florence, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Florence, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Florence peaked in April 2020 at 10,114. There are now 8,186 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,876 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 52. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 1,928 -1 -213

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.9% 1,928
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 2.9% 1,929
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.9% 1,928
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.9% 1,917
May
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.9% 1,901
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.8% 1,876
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.9% 1,906
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 3.0% 1,975
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 3.1% 2,026
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 3.2% 2,080
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 3.2% 2,072

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.