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 state, an increase of about 65,475 from a year earlier. Alabama’s rate was lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 3.6% for the month.
Shelby County, located just south of Birmingham, had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.1%, followed by Cullman and Marshall counties at 2.4%.
Located in rural western Alabama, Wilcox County had the state’s highest jobless rate, 11.3%.
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8/19/2022 5:26:25 PM (GMT -5:00)