Alabama's Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.5%


By Alabama News Network

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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spaul said on Saturday, Jul 20 at 9:38 AM

Are these new jobs full time, part time, less than 40 hrs./week, temporary, with or with out benefits ? These details are important and need to be answered ? With 50% of the employed in this country working only part time, these employment figures may present a false image of a recovering economy.

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