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Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Montgomery fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Montgomery peaked in April 2020 at 14.3% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Montgomery unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Alabama 2.6% 0.0 -0.8
Montgomery 3.1% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 24,374. There are now 18,910 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,446 in June 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 18. Montgomery employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Montgomery, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Montgomery 5,464 +18 -1,981

Number of Unemployed Persons

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 3.1% 5,464
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 3.1% 5,446
May
2022
3.6% 2.7% 3.1% 5,538
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.2% 5,612
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.3% 5,805
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 3.5% 6,064
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 3.6% 6,252
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 3.7% 6,482
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 3.7% 6,417
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 3.7% 6,414
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.8% 6,674

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.