Alabama has broken its employment record for the third month in a row. According to the Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington, last month, more than 2.1 million people were counted as employed. That number is up from June’s count of just two million. Washington also says that workers in Alabama are earning more weekly than they have in the past 11 years.
In June, total private weekly earnings were roughly $816. July’s earnings rose to $830 on average. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July is 4.1%, which is unchanged from June’s rate. Anniston ranks number three for the highest unemployment rate in the state at 6%.