Alabama Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 127,186 employed workers
  • 2,135,084 unemployed workers
  • 5.6% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Alabama is 1,994,000, which is 21,100 greater than last month, an increase of 1.07%. The total employment a year ago was 2,087,500, which is -93,500 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 4.48% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 1,973 from 1,973.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Alabama. There are 388,000 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 381,100 employees last month, an increase of 6,900 (1.81%). Last year the sector had 386,400 employees last year, an increase of 1,600 (0.41%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 7.9% to this months' 5.6%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.1%, 2.5% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 2,262,270, which is 1.4% higher than last months 2,230,709 and is 1.4% higher than last years 2,255,088. The total number of unemployed in Alabama is 2,135,084 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 2,054,153 and 2,184,480 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Alabama:

Data Sources

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