Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in June, which is lowest rate in more than four years.
The state Department of Labor said the June rate was down from 6.8% in May, and it was the lowest rate recorded since Alabama hit the same figure in November 2008. It was also below the national figure of 7.6%.
Counties with the highest rates are still in our area. They are Wilcox at 15.8%, Perry at 14.0%, and Dallas at 13.4%.
Counties with the lowest unemployment were Shelby at 4.5%, Cullman at 5.6%, and Limestone and Baldwin at 5.7%.
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