FEB 2014
Unemployment Rates
Seasonally Adjusted Prel.
FEB 2014
Rev.
JAN 2014
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
:
6.4%
6.1%
National
Unemployment Rate:
6.7%
6.6%
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Alabama’s preliminary seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 6.4%, up from January’s rate of 6.1% rate, and below the February 2013 rate of 6.6%. February’s rate represents 137,256 unemployed persons, compared to 130,456 in January, and 142,855 in February 2013.

The number of people working in Alabama in February increased to 1,996,720 from 1,990,938 in January (seasonally adjusted). The Civilian Labor Force, or people who are either working or actively seeking work, increased to 2,133,976 from 2,121,394 in January (seasonally adjusted).

Wage and salary employment, which is the measure of how many jobs Alabama’s economy supports and is reported by employers, increased 8,700 over the month. Gains were seen in the professional and business services sector (+3,000), the government sector (+2,700), the education and health services sector (+1,600), the leisure and hospitality sector (+1,200), among others.

There were 18,955 active job orders placed on JobLink in February. The Help Wanted Online (HWOL) data show that 48,213 total job ads were placed online in February.
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Information relating to employment, hours, and earnings estimates for the State of Alabama and employment estimates for the metropolitan areas by detailed industry.

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