Alabama Unemployment Rate Below National Average

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WCBI)- Alabama’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is below the national average for the first time since October 2013.

Governor Kay Ivey says the jobless numbers for August stands at 4.2%. It’s the lowest number of unemployed in a decade.

Last year, at the same time, it was 5.9%.

Wage and salary employment has increased this year.

Lamar County’s unemployment now stands at 4% unemployment, while Pickens is 5.1%.

The national average is four point 4%.

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