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Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Montgomery fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Montgomery peaked in September 2009 at 10.9% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Montgomery unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Alabama 4.1% 0.0 +0.3
Montgomery 3.8% 0.0 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 18,521. There are now 11,832 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,160 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 529. Montgomery employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Montgomery, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Montgomery 6,689 +18 +486

Number of Unemployed Persons

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.8% 6,689
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.8% 6,671
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.8% 6,618
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.0% 7,006
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.2% 7,383
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 7,131
April
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.1% 7,084
March
2018
4.1% 3.8% 3.9% 6,702
February
2018
4.1% 3.7% 3.8% 6,519
January
2018
4.1% 3.7% 3.6% 6,160
December
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.6% 6,216

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.