unemployment

Unemployment rate remains a record low

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s unemployment rate remained at a record 2.6% in July. The rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from May and represents 59,419 people without jobs statewide. More than 2.2 million people were working in the…

U.S. jobless claims rise to 235k, most in nearly six months

WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, and while layoffs remain low, it’s the fifth straight week claims have topped the 230,000 mark. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 2 rose to 235,000,…

Now hiring: Stagnant unemployment rate a positive in Alabama

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Karris Harmon For the past five months, Alabama's unemployment rate has been holding steady at 3.1%. That's great news, said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. "In fact, for 13 months in a row,…

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…