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Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Montgomery fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Montgomery peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Montgomery unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Alabama 3.2% -0.1 -4.2
Montgomery 4.1% -0.1 -5.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 23,683. There are now 16,733 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Montgomery employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Montgomery, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Montgomery 6,950 -139 -9,632

Number of Unemployed Persons

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.2% 4.1% 6,950
June
2021
5.9% 3.3% 4.2% 7,089
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 4.2% 7,238
April
2021
6.1% 3.6% 4.3% 7,433
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 4.4% 7,623
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.6% 7,915
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 4.6% 8,077
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.8% 8,475
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 5.1% 9,015
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 5.6% 9,799
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 8.6% 14,958

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.