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Alabama cabinet maker to create 415 jobs with $17M expansion

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A family-owned Alabama cabinet company plans to invest nearly $17 million in an expansion project that will create 415 jobs over five years. The state Department of Commerce said Tuesday in a news release that Ashland-based…

Swiss company plans $80M upgrade at Alabama pulp mill

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The Swiss owners of a pulp mill in Alabama say they're investing $80 million to increase the amount of absorbent pulp it can produce. A news release says the second line at the GP Cellulose Alabama…

Alabama hits new unemployment low

Alabama's unemployment rate for May hit a new record low, the state announced Friday. The seasonally adjusted rate in May was 2.7%, down from April's 2.8% and May 2021's rate of 3.6%. “Once more, we are seeing the resiliency of…

Alabama jobless rate drops to all-time low of 2.8%

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s unemployment rate has dropped to an all-time low of 2.8%. The state says the rate in April was down slightly from a month earlier and well below the national rate. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate…

Novelis to build $2.5B aluminum plant near Alabama coast

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta-based company says it plans to build a $2.5 billion aluminum plant near the Gulf Coast in southwest Alabama. Novelis Inc. says the recycling and rolling plant in Bay Minette, Alabama, will use low-carbon processes. More…

Online job ads increase 51% from last March

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller The Alabama Department of Labor's Labor Market Information showed that as of March 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 105,241, which is up 51% from March 2021. The monthly total…

March unemployment rate in Alabama ties 2.9% historic low

Alabama is back to historic unemployment numbers, as March's seasonally adjusted rate of 2.9% is tied with the all-time low seen in September 2019. The numbers are down from February's 3% and nearly a percentage point below March 2021's 3.7%.…

Worlds of Work 2.0 offering seniors interviews, job opportunities

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller West AlabamaWorks and Shelton State Community College are bringing back the wildly successful Worlds of Work event this week, offering high-schoolers a chance at interviewing for a full-time post-school career. Worlds of Work…

Alabama’s unemployment numbers are dropping

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson It was recently announced by the Alabama Department of Labor that the state's unemployment rate is at 3.1%, just 1/5 of a percent away from where the…

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…