Overall unemployment rate moved up to 3.9% with the biggest shift in Construction, Mining, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL market declined by 271 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 100 bps to 3.9%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL unemployment rate is 6 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 130 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in June versus prior month by 17.4% 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 June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs stayed flat. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 12,800; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,100; -100
  • Manufacturing: 6,600; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,000; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 4,500; no change
  • Business Services: 4,200; no change
  • Other Jobs: 1,900; no change
  • Financial Services: 1,300; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 1,200; +100
  • IT & Development: 300; no change
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.