Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.2% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL market rose by 589 jobs in March and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 2.2%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL unemployment rate is 155 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 100 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in March versus prior month by 2.6% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Unemployment March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.0% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 10,500; +100
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.