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Mobile, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mobile fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Mobile peaked in April 2020 at 15.0% and is now 11.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Mobile unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Alabama 2.6% 0.0 -0.8
Mobile 3.5% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 28,569. There are now 21,776 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Mobile 6,793 -3 -2,430

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mobile, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 3.5% 6,793
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 3.5% 6,796
May
2022
3.6% 2.7% 3.6% 6,885
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.6% 6,975
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.7% 7,225
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 3.9% 7,581
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 4.1% 7,810
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 4.2% 8,093
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 4.2% 8,010
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 4.2% 7,998
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 4.3% 8,300

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.