Historical View of Economic Downturn

July 2008 - February 2009

July 2008 – February 2009

Blount County ’08 Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec ’09 Jan Feb  
Unemployed* 1174 1140 1156 1134 1314 1523 1827 2132  
Unemp.% rate 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.3 5.0 5.6 7.1 8.2  
Alabama                
Unemployed* 119,896 121,861 115,479 120,394 127,837 139,443 167,106 180,547
Unemp.% rate 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.6 5.9 6.5 7.8 8.4
United States (in thousands)            
Unemployed* 9433 9479 9199 9469 10,015 10,999 12,467  
Unemp.% rate 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.5 7.1 8.1  

*represents number of workers drawing unemployment compensation.