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Huntsville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Huntsville fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Huntsville peaked in April 2020 at 10.7% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Huntsville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Alabama 2.8% -0.1 -0.8
Huntsville 2.1% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Huntsville, Alabama, National

Huntsville, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Huntsville, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Huntsville peaked in April 2020 at 24,112. There are now 18,902 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Huntsville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Huntsville, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Huntsville 5,210 -134 -1,463

Number of Unemployed Persons

Huntsville, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Huntsville
Unemployment Rate
Huntsville
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.1% 5,210
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.2% 5,344
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 2.3% 5,540
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 2.3% 5,606
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.4% 5,679
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.4% 5,656
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.4% 5,662
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 2.4% 5,798
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 2.5% 6,016
July
2021
5.4% 3.4% 2.6% 6,276
June
2021
5.9% 3.5% 2.7% 6,492

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.