Alabama’s unemployment rate

Alabama’s September Unemployment Rate Jumps a Full Percentage Point from August

Alabama’s unemployment rate is now 6.6% in September as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to damage the state’s economy. The unemployment rate for September is a full percentage point higher than August’s unemployment rate of 5.6%. In September of 2019 the unemployment rate for Alabama was 2.7%. The state’s labor secretary, Fitzgerald Washington, says fluctuations in the unemployment rate will likely…

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Rising Slightly

Alabama’s unemployment rate rose slightly in July as the state continues to feel the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alabama Department of Labor reported Friday that the state’s preliminary July unemployment rate is 7.9%, up from June’s rate of 7.6%. The number represents 176,637 unemployed people. By comparison, the rate was under 3% last July before the pandemic….