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Mobile, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mobile fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Mobile peaked in January 2010 at 12.6% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Mobile 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
Mobile 4.0% -0.3 -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: 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 January 2010 at 23,445. There are now 15,740 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Mobile employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mobile, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Mobile 7,705 -477 -1,069

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mobile, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 4.0% 7,705
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 4.3% 8,182
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 4.5% 8,565
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.6% 8,751
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.6% 8,591
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.5% 8,557
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.6% 8,551
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.5% 8,491
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.5% 8,475
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.5% 8,468

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.