Alabama unemployment rate remains stable at 3.1%
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s monthly unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.1%, holding steady for the fifth straight month.
The state says the December rate was below the level of a year before, 4.7%. And it was better than the national jobless rate of 3.9%.
Total weekly wages from private employers were $973.14 for the month, representing a yearly hike of $26.65.
Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington says most of the challenges facing the state workforce were related to the COVID-19 pandemic. He says an additional 7,000 people were employed compared to the month before.
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1/21/2022 9:27:47 AM (GMT -6:00)