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Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Montgomery fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 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 3.0% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Montgomery unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Alabama 2.7% 0.0 -0.4
Montgomery 3.1% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 18,944 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,410 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 20. Montgomery employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Montgomery, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Montgomery 5,430 -39 -987

Number of Unemployed Persons

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 2.7% 3.1% 5,430
October
2022
3.7% 2.7% 3.1% 5,469
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 3.0% 5,412
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 3.0% 5,410
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 3.1% 5,457
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

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.