Alabama's jobless rate unchanged

MGN Online

Alabama's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.7 percent.

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 9:38 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.7 percent.

The governor's office says the state's preliminary, seasonally adjusted jobless rate for February was unchanged from the January number.

The rate represents 80,865 unemployed people in the state, while nearly 2.1 million are working.

The state's unemployment rate is well below last February's rate of 5.3 percent, and it's also below the national jobless rate of 4.1 percent.

Shelby County in metro Birmingham has the state's lowest unemployment rate at 3.1 percent. Cullman County is second at 3.6 percent.

Wilcox County in rural west Alabama has Alabama's highest jobless rate, 10.5 percent. Clarke County is next at 8 percent.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 75°
Columbus
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 74°
Oxford
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 70°
Starkville
70° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 70°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather

Latest Video

Image

Matt - A record breaker for our Tuesday and Wednesday

Image

The Pitch

Image

Jeb Bush to raise money for Tate Reeves near Tupelo

Image

Leading gubernatorial candidates deliberate over debate invitations

Image

Ole Miss fans play name that Rebel

Image

Oxford Middle school team makes history

Image

Chickasaw County residents complain about road

Image

Hot Weather Continues

Image

Matt - Still staying hot down the line

Image

Skilled to Work: Information Systems Technology