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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence fell 1.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in April 2020 at 16.2% and is now 12.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Florence unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Alabama 4.4% -1.3 +1.7
Florence 4.1% -1.0 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 7,963 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 2,675 -639 +599

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 4.1% 2,675
October
2020
6.9% 5.7% 5.1% 3,314
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 6.1% 4,004
August
2020
8.4% 5.6% 5.0% 3,322
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 7.3% 4,696
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 7.5% 4,714
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 10.8% 7,039
April
2020
14.8% 13.8% 16.2% 10,638
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.6% 2,392
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 3.1% 2,005
January
2020
3.5% 2.7% 3.1% 2,065

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.