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Alabama Unemployment Rate Drops to New Record Low of 2.8%

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%….

Eight Counties with State’s Highest Unemployment All Located in West Alabama

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 Unemployment Rises Slightly

Alabama’s unemployment rate is up slightly despite what officials are calling record employment in the state. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April is 3.8%. That’s up one-tenth of a percent from March, but it’s still below the rate from a year before of 4.1%. The April rate represents 83,565 unemployed people in the state. But a news release…

Graduating Students Preparing For Real World

Graduations are happening across the state. Thousands are getting ready to walk across the stage to get their degree. “I’m pretty excited,” graduating Troy University student Matthew Anderson said. “I’m ready for it to come,” Troy University senior Margaret Wright told us. For some graduates, it can be stressful. Some are finding it hard to land jobs in their career…

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly in November

Alabama’s unemployment rate dipped slightly last month. State officials said Friday the jobless rate was 4 percent of the workforce in November. That’s down from 4.1 percent in October. The national jobless rate in November was 3.7 percent. The November 2017 rate in Alabama was 3.8 percent. State officials say the jobless rate last month represented about 87,800 unemployed persons….

Alabama Unemployment Stays Above National Average

National rate is 3.7. Alabama rate is 4.1%

“The preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 4.1%, unchanged from September’s rate, and above October 2017’s rate of 3.8%.” The Alabama Department of Labor reports no change in the unemployment rate in October. It remains above the national average at 4.1% Selma has one of the highest rates for cities—7.2%.   Categories: Montgomery, News, Statewide, West Alabama Tags: Alabama,…

State Unemployment Rate Up from Last Month

Alabama’s unemployment rate is up slightly from a month ago. The state says the May jobless rate was 3.9 percent, up one-tenth of a percent from a month earlier. That rate is far below the rate of 4.6 percent from a year earlier, but it’s one-tenth of a percent higher than the national unemployment rate. Despite the increase, the state…

Alabama Unemployment Rate Has Slight Rise

Alabama’s unemployment rate rose slightly last month. The state said Friday that Alabama’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.9 percent in November. That’s up from 5.7 percent in October. Alabama’s jobless rate is better than it was a year ago, but the state still trails the nation. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in November. Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington says…

Alabama Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate is 5.7%, down from June’s rate of 6.0%, and below July 2015’s rate of 6.1%. July’s rate represents 123,095 unemployed persons, compared to 130,298 in June and 130,098 in July 2015. “We continue to see decreases in Alabama’s unemployment rate, and increases in both of our…