From the West Alabama Newsroom: Black Belt counties in west Alabama consistently have the highest unemployment numbers in the state. There’s a need for jobs to bring those numbers in line with the state average. “It’s not much work here. I haven’t seen many jobs in this area. They need jobs here,” said Tragus Palmer. Jobs — jobs — jobs….
Alabama’s unemployment rate has dropped to a record 2.8%. A statement released Friday by the state labor agency says the preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was down two-tenths of a percent from 3% in September. That’s 1 percentage point better than the jobless rate from a year ago, and it’s well below the national employment rate of 3.6%….