Alabama Unemployment Rate Down to Record Low - 3/12/18
some good news for the state of alabama overall, but bad news for our local counties. the state's unemployment rate, is down to a record low--3 point 7 percent. the governor's office, released the latest job figures today, showing the unemployment rate declined in january, from 3 point 8 percent. in our area, pickens county's jobless rate jumped, from 3 point 7 percent in december, to 4 point 7 percent. lamar county also saw a spike in its jobless figure, from 3 point 4 to a little over 4 percent. statewide, alabama's unemployment rate, is better than the u.s.'s, of 4.1 percent.