Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.6% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL market declined by 125 jobs in April and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 2.6%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL unemployment rate is 74 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 140 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 18.8% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 12,700; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,300; no change
  • Manufacturing: 6,600; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,100; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 4,500; +100
  • Business Services: 4,200; no change
  • Other Jobs: 1,900; no change
  • Financial Services: 1,300; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 1,100; no change
  • IT & Development: 300; no change
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.