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Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence fell 5.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in April 2020 at 16.2% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Florence unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Alabama 9.6% -4.2 +6.6
Florence 11.0% -5.2 +7.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 10,638. There are now 3,409 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 7,229 -3,409 +4,918

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 7.5%
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 11.0% 7,229
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 2.7% 3.1% 2,065
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.1% 2,076
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.1% 2,076
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 3.1% 2,082
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.2% 2,092
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 2,111

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.