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Huntsville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Huntsville fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Huntsville peaked in April 2020 at 10.7% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Huntsville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Alabama 2.6% 0.0 -0.6
Huntsville 2.2% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 18,748 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,208 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 156. Huntsville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Huntsville, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Huntsville 5,364 +79 -434

Number of Unemployed Persons

Huntsville, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Huntsville
Unemployment Rate
Huntsville
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.2% 5,364
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 2.2% 5,285
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.2% 5,286
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.1% 5,244
May
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.1% 5,216
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.1% 5,208
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

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.