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Huntsville, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Huntsville fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Huntsville peaked in January 2010 at 9.4% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Huntsville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Alabama 3.3% -0.2 -0.7
Huntsville 2.8% -0.2 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 January 2010 at 18,855. There are now 12,430 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Huntsville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Huntsville, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Huntsville 6,425 -414 -1,380

Number of Unemployed Persons

Huntsville, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Huntsville
Unemployment Rate
Huntsville
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 2.8% 6,425
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.0% 6,839
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.2% 7,177
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.3% 7,382
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.3% 7,326
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.3% 7,385
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.4% 7,590
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.4% 7,593
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.4% 7,588
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.4% 7,597

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.