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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in April 2020 at 16.2% and is now 12.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Florence 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
Florence 3.4% -0.3 +0.3
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: 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 10,638. There are now 8,410 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 2,228 -165 +223

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.4% 2,228
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 3.7% 2,393
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.0% 2,557
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.1% 2,657
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 5.1% 3,314
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 6.1% 4,004
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 5.0% 3,322
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 7.3% 4,696
June
2020
11.1% 7.7% 7.5% 4,714
May
2020
13.3% 7.9% 10.8% 7,039
April
2020
14.8% 13.2% 16.2% 10,638

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.