Alabama’s unemployment rate lowest in the southeast
ALABAMA (WCBI) – More people have joined Alabama’s workforce, keeping the state with the lowest unemployment rate in the southeast.
Governor Kay Ivey announced today Alabama’s May unemployment rate is 2.7%. That’s down from April’s rate of 2.8%.
Ivey says the state’s average weekly wages have risen by 20% since May 2019.
In our area, Lamar County’s unemployment rate is lower than the state’s rate at 2.3%. Pickens County is slightly higher at 3%.
Shelby County has the lowest rate in the state at 1.6%.