Alabama Monthly Employment Statistics
- 2,171,721 employed workers
- 75,157 unemployed workers
- 3.3% unemployment rate
The total employment for Alabama is 2,085,100, which is 6,700 greater than last month, an increase of 0.32%. The total employment a year ago was 2,044,800, which is 40,300 lower than today. Employment has increased by 1.97% in the last year. Last months' employment total was revised from 2,078,400 to 2,080,700. This revision is a change of 0.11% from the preliminary numbers.
The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Alabama. There are 385,300 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 383,800 employees last month, an increase of 1,500 (0.39%). Last year the sector had 380,600 employees last year, an increase of 4,700 (1.23%).
The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:
In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 43.0, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 44.1 hours. This represents a change of 2.5%. Average hourly wages for the month were $19.77 per hour, which translates to $850.11 per week. Hourly wages decreased over the last month from $19.96 per hour a decrease of 1.0%. Weekly wages decreased over the last month from $880.24 per week a decrease of 3.4%.
A year ago, the average hours worked was 43.2 hourse per week, which is a decrease of 0.5%. Hourly wages have decreased over the last year from $20.22 per hour, a decrease of 2.2%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $873.50 per week, an increase of 2.7%.
The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:
The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 3.5% to this months' 3.3%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 4.0%, 0.7% lower today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 2,246,878, which is 0.3% higher than last months 2,239,809 and is 0.3% higher than last years 2,202,226. The total number of unemployed in Alabama is 75,157 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 79,332 and 87,918 unemployed a year ago.
The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Alabama:
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