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Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Montgomery fell 3.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Montgomery peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Montgomery unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Alabama 9.6% -4.2 +6.6
Montgomery 11.1% -3.6 +8.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 April 2020 at 25,232. There are now 5,885 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Montgomery employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Montgomery, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Montgomery 19,347 -5,885 +14,191

Number of Unemployed Persons

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 7.5%
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 11.1% 19,347
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 14.7% 25,232
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.2% 5,607
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.8% 4,762
January
2020
3.6% 2.7% 2.8% 4,792
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.8% 4,798
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 4,723
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 2.7% 4,659
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 4,610
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.7% 4,599

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.