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Alabama jobless rate drops to all-time low of 2.8%

The state says the rate in April was down slightly from a month earlier and well below the...
The state says the rate in April was down slightly from a month earlier and well below the national rate.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 9:34 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s unemployment rate has dropped to an all-time low of 2.8%. The state says the rate in April was down slightly from a month earlier and well below the national rate.

The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate was 0.1% better than the rate in March. And it compares favorably to the U.S. jobless rate of 3.6% for April.

Shelby County in metro Birmingham had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 1.4%, followed by Marshall County at 1.5%. Wilcox County in rural west Alabama was worst in the state at 7.7% unemployment.

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