Low Unemployment In Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WCBI) – The number of people without jobs in Alabama is now below the national unemployment rate.
The governor’s office says the jobless rate for September is 3.8%. That matches the state’s lowest recorded unemployment rate, set in April 2007.
The national unemployment rate came in at 4.2% last month.
Alabama Labor Secretary, Fitzgerald Washington, says employers continue to add positions, and are beating job-growth projections.
In our area, Pickens County saw the same as statewide unemployment rate, 3.8% in September.
A month prior the county’s jobless rate, stood at 5%.
The unemployment rate in Lamar County is a little over 3%. In August, that number was 4%.