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Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Montgomery fell 0.3 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Montgomery peaked in December 2009 at 11.0% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Montgomery unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Alabama 3.1% -0.2 -0.8
Montgomery 3.0% -0.3 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Montgomery, Alabama, National

Montgomery, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Montgomery peaked in September 2009 at 18,471. There are now 13,202 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Montgomery employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Montgomery, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Montgomery 5,269 -450 -1,296

Number of Unemployed Persons

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.0%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.0% 5,269
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.3% 5,719
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.5% 6,148
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.7% 6,496
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 6,662
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.8% 6,543
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.8% 6,517
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.8% 6,572
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.8% 6,527
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.8% 6,511
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 6,486

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.