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Mobile, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mobile rose 1.0 percentage points in July 2020 to 11.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Mobile peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 10.7% in June 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Mobile unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Alabama 7.9% +0.3 +5.1
Mobile 11.7% +1.0 +8.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Mobile, Alabama, National

Mobile, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Mobile, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Mobile peaked in April 2020 at 28,950. There are now 6,657 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 20,071 in June 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,222. Mobile employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mobile, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Mobile 22,293 +2,222 +15,764

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mobile, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 5.6%
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 11.7% 22,293
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 10.7% 20,071
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 12.4% 23,753
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 15.4% 28,950
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.5% 6,548
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 3.4% 6,409
January
2020
3.6% 2.7% 3.4% 6,464
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.4% 6,459
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.4% 6,441
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 3.4% 6,431
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.4% 6,433

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.