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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2021 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 12.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in February 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Florence unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Alabama 3.4% -0.2 -4.5
Florence 3.2% 0.0 -5.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 9,945. There are now 7,845 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,014 in February 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 86. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 2,100 +37 -3,624

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 3.2% 2,100
April
2021
6.1% 3.6% 3.2% 2,063
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 3.1% 2,014
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.1% 2,014
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 3.2% 2,114
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.4% 2,248
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.6% 2,389
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 3.9% 2,584
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 6.1% 3,948
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 6.5% 4,261
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 7.2% 4,709

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.