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Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Rises

Alabama’s unemployment rate is on the rise, partly because more people are out looking for jobs. The state said Friday that Alabama’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.7 percent in October. That’s three-tenths of a percent higher than September. And while the state jobless rate is better than it was a year ago, Alabama still trails the nation. The U.S. unemployment…

Alabama’s Unemployment Rates Remains at 6 Percent

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 6.0%, unchanged from May’s revised rate of 6.0%, and below June 2015’s rate of 6.1%. June’s rate represents 130,349 unemployed persons, compared to 132,019 in May and 130,604 in June 2015. “Our unemployment rate continues to hold steady,” said Washington. “Even though there was no change in…

Alabama’s April Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 6.1%, down from March’s rate of 6.2%. “Every aspect of this month’s jobs data reflects positively on Alabama’s economy,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “More people are working and more jobs are filled. In fact, we are supporting almost 100,000 more jobs now than we were…