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Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Montgomery fell 1.8 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Montgomery peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Montgomery unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Alabama 4.4% -1.3 +1.7
Montgomery 5.4% -1.8 +2.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 25,232. There are now 15,885 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Montgomery employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Montgomery, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Montgomery 9,347 -3,001 +4,624

Number of Unemployed Persons

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 5.4% 9,347
October
2020
6.9% 5.7% 7.2% 12,348
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 8.4% 14,725
August
2020
8.4% 5.6% 6.8% 11,783
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 9.8% 16,890
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 9.1% 15,327
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 10.8% 18,813
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.7% 2.8% 4,792

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.