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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2023 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 12.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in April 2023, 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 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 +0.3
Alabama 2.2% +0.1 -0.4
Florence 2.4% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2023 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 10,033. There are now 8,407 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,550 in July 2023, the number of unemployed has now grown by 76. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 1,626 +57 -258

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
October
2023
3.9% 2.3%
September
2023
3.8% 2.2% 2.4% 1,626
August
2023
3.8% 2.1% 2.3% 1,569
July
2023
3.5% 2.1% 2.3% 1,550
June
2023
3.6% 2.2% 2.4% 1,596
May
2023
3.7% 2.2% 2.4% 1,597
April
2023
3.4% 2.2% 2.3% 1,565
March
2023
3.5% 2.3% 2.4% 1,584
February
2023
3.6% 2.5% 2.5% 1,679
January
2023
3.4% 2.6% 2.7% 1,771
December
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.8% 1,848
November
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.8% 1,847

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.