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Huntsville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Huntsville fell 0.9 percentage points in November 2020 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Huntsville peaked in April 2020 at 11.4% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Huntsville 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
Huntsville 3.4% -0.9 +1.1
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: 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 25,215. There are now 17,418 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Huntsville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Huntsville, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Huntsville 7,797 -1,982 +2,475

Number of Unemployed Persons

Huntsville, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Huntsville
Unemployment Rate
Huntsville
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 3.9%
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 3.4% 7,797
October
2020
6.9% 5.7% 4.3% 9,779
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 5.3% 12,003
August
2020
8.4% 5.6% 4.3% 9,749
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 6.0% 13,331
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 6.0% 13,365
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 8.0% 18,002
April
2020
14.8% 13.8% 11.4% 25,215
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 2.7% 6,139
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.2% 5,146
January
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.3% 5,324

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.