Alabama Unemployment Rate

Saturday, September 19, 2015

 

The governor's office says the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for August was the same as the July rate of 6.2-percent. The number is a slight improvement from the same time last year, when Alabama's unemployment rate was 6.5-percent. But it's still well above the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.1-percent. Calhoun County’s unemployment rate is 7.4-percent, Etowah County’s unemployment rate is 6.5-percent, Cherokee County’s unemployment rate is 5.8-percent, Cleburne County’s unemployment rate is 6.4-percent, Talladega County’s unemployment rate is 6.9-percent, St. Clair County’s unemployment rate is 5.5-percent, and DeKalb County’s unemployment rate is 6.5-percent. Wage and salary employment increased only slightly in August, by 900 jobs. The largest gains came in employment by government, education and health services, and the leisure and hospitality sector. Unemployment is lowest in Shelby County, which had an August jobless rate of 4.7-percent. Wilcox County is worst in the state with an unemployment rate of 16 

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