unemployment rate http://apr.org en Alabama Unemployment Measures 6.3 Percent http://apr.org/post/alabama-unemployment-measures-63-percent <p></p><p>Alabama's unemployment rate measured 6.3 percent for August.</p><p>The state Department of Labor says the rate is up from July's revised figure of 6.2 percent, but it is well below the 7.5 percent rate from July 2012. It is also below the national rate of 7.3 percent.</p><p>The new figures show the number of unemployed Alabamians stayed about the same from July to August, but the number of people employed and the size of the labor force declined.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:53:56 +0000 The Associated Press 38294 at http://apr.org Alabama Unemployment Measures 6.3 Percent Alabama Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.5 Percent http://apr.org/post/alabama-unemployment-rate-rises-85-percent Alabama's unemployment rate has risen for the fourth consecutive month to 8.5 percent for August. The figure announced Friday by the state Department of Industrial Relations represents more than 183,000 unemployed people. Alabama's unemployment rate has been going up since measuring 7.2 percent in April. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 22:13:37 +0000 The Associated Press 18218 at http://apr.org Alabama Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.5 Percent