Alabama's unemployment rate for January is 6.9 percent.
That's up slightly from December's revised rate of 6.8 percent. December's preliminary rate had been 7.1 percent, but it was revised downward.
Montgomery County increased from 6.9 percent in December 2012, to 8 percent in January.
Governor Robert Bentley said Alabama now has three consecutive months with unemployment below 7 percent. November's rate was revised to 6.9 percent.
State Labor Commissioner Tom Surtees said Alabama is seeing a positive trend, but officials must remain focused on the more than 148,000 Alabamians still looking for work.
Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are: Shelby at 5.4 percent, Blount at 6.4 percent and Madison at 6.6 percent. Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox at 17.4 percent, Lowndes at 14.5 percent, and Bullock, Perry, and Dallas at 13.9 percent.