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Mobile, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mobile fell 1.9 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Mobile peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Mobile unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Alabama 4.4% -1.3 +1.7
Mobile 6.2% -1.9 +2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 17,293 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Mobile employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mobile, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Mobile 11,657 -3,652 +5,216

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mobile, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployment Rate
Mobile
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 3.9%
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 6.2% 11,657
October
2020
6.9% 5.7% 8.1% 15,309
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 9.6% 18,381
August
2020
8.4% 5.6% 8.0% 15,078
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 11.7% 22,340
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 10.7% 20,071
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 12.4% 23,753
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.7% 3.4% 6,464

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.