Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.4% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL market declined by 1,891 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 2.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL unemployment rate is 92 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 10 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in September versus prior month by -2.0% 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 September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 3.9% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 10,700; +400
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.