Overall unemployment rate moved up to 2.9% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which lost 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL market rose by 49 jobs in May and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 2.9%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL unemployment rate is 48 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 110 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 17.3% and are down 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 May 2022

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

  • Government: 12,800; +100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,100; -200
  • Manufacturing: 6,600; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,000; -100
  • 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: 1,100; no change
  • IT & Development: 300; no change
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.