State Unemployment Rate Rose Slightly Last Month

Alabama’s unemployment rate rose slightly last month as a continued impact from the pandemic according to numbers released earlier today from the state Department of Labor. The reports read that July’s unemployment rate is 7.9%, that’s up from June’s 7.6%. Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington says the economy is recovering but the state will continue to have fluctuations as the state continues to learn how to navigate in this new pandemic-related reality.


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