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Mobile, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mobile fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Mobile peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Mobile unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Alabama 3.2% -0.1 -4.2
Mobile 4.6% -0.2 -6.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 27,922. There are now 19,302 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Mobile 8,620 -245 -13,383

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mobile, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.2% 4.6% 8,620
June
2021
5.9% 3.3% 4.8% 8,865
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 4.8% 9,055
April
2021
6.1% 3.6% 5.0% 9,323
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 5.1% 9,586
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 5.3% 9,936
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 5.3% 10,142
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 5.5% 10,463
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 5.8% 11,030
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 6.1% 11,835
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 9.6% 18,363

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.