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Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Montgomery fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Montgomery peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in October 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Montgomery unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Alabama 3.1% 0.0 -1.6
Montgomery 3.8% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 23,683. There are now 17,260 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Montgomery 6,423 -47 -2,592

Number of Unemployed Persons

Montgomery, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployment Rate
Montgomery
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 3.8% 6,423
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 3.8% 6,470
September
2021
4.7% 3.1% 3.9% 6,689
August
2021
5.2% 3.1% 4.0% 6,820
July
2021
5.4% 3.2% 4.1% 6,952
June
2021
5.9% 3.3% 4.2% 7,089
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 4.2% 7,238
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 4.3% 4.6% 8,077

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.