Alabama unemployment rate http://apr.org en Alabama Unemployment Rises To 6.9 Percent http://apr.org/post/alabama-unemployment-rises-69-percent <p></p><p>Alabama's unemployment rate has risen for the third month.</p><p>State Commerce Secretary Tom Surtees says April's rate of 6.9 percent is up from 6.7 percent in March. That's higher than the rate a year ago of 6.5 percent.</p><p>Alabama began the year at 6.1 percent unemployment in January and then increased to 6.4 percent in February.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:30:39 +0000 The Associated Press 52103 at http://apr.org Alabama Unemployment Rises To 6.9 Percent Ala. Jobless Rate Unchanged At 6.1 Percent http://apr.org/post/ala-jobless-rate-unchanged-61-percent <p></p><p>Alabama's latest unemployment rate is unchanged at 6.1 percent.</p><p>The Department of Labor says the preliminary jobless rate for January was the same as the December 2013 rate. The unemployment rate of 6.1 percent represents 130,444 people without jobs.</p><p>The rate is down considerably from a year earlier. The jobless rate for January 2013 was 6.7 percent.</p><p>The number of people working in the state in January increased from 1.98 million in December to 1.99 million in January.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:46:14 +0000 The Associated Press 48585 at http://apr.org Ala. Jobless Rate Unchanged At 6.1 Percent Alabama Unemployment Down To 6.1 Percent http://apr.org/post/alabama-unemployment-down-61-percent <p></p><p>Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped to 6.1 percent.</p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley says that's a five-year low. The last time Alabama has a rate at or below 6.1 percent was October 2008, when the rate was 5.9 percent.</p><p>The state Labor Department says December's rate of 6.1 percent compares to 6.2 percent in November and 6.8 percent a year ago. Alabama's rate is below the national average of 6.7 percent. Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are Shelby at 3.8 percent, Lee at 4.7 percent and St. Clair and Cullman at 4.8 percent.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:54:31 +0000 The Associated Press 45569 at http://apr.org Alabama Unemployment Down To 6.1 Percent Alabama 2nd Lowest in SE in Unemployment http://apr.org/post/alabama-2nd-lowest-se-unemployment <p>Alabama had the second lowest unemployment rate in the Southeast in July.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Virginia's rate of 5.7 percent was lower than Alabama's rate of 6.3 percent. The bureau also reports that Alabama had one of the nation's biggest drops in unemployment from a year ago, when Alabama's rate measured 7.6 percent. Only seven states exceeded Alabama's drop of 1.3 percentage points over the last year.<br> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:16:59 +0000 The Associated Press 36337 at http://apr.org Alabama 2nd Lowest in SE in Unemployment Alabama Unemployment Drops To 6.5 percent http://apr.org/post/alabama-unemployment-drops-65-percent <P>Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in June, which is lowest rate in more than four years.</P> <P>The state Department of Labor said the June rate was down from 6.8 percent in May, and it was the lowest rate recorded since Alabama hit the same figure in November 2008. It was also below the national figure of 7.6 percent.</P> <P>The rate was supposed to be announced Friday, but the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics inadvertently released it early. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:18:00 +0000 The Associated Press 34412 at http://apr.org Alabama Unemployment Drops To 6.5 percent Alabama Unemployment Drops to 6.9 Percent http://apr.org/post/alabama-unemployment-drops-69-percent <p>Alabama's unemployment rate has dipped to 6.9 percent.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 13:56:05 +0000 The Associated Press 30575 at http://apr.org Alabama Unemployment Drops to 6.9 Percent Alabama Losing 9 Weeks of Unemployment Benefits http://apr.org/post/alabama-losing-9-weeks-unemployment-benefits <P>Unemployment benefits for some Alabamians who have been out of work a long time are changing.</P> <P>Alabamians have been able to qualify for 63 weeks of benefits, but that is being reduced by nine weeks to 54 weeks. Alabama Labor Commissioner Tom Surtees said the state is no longer eligible for the extra nine weeks of federally funded benefits because the state's unemployment rate fell below 7 percent in November, December and January.</P> <P>The unemployed who are currently between 54 weeks and 63 weeks can collect their remaining benefits as long as they meet eligibility requirements. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:58:37 +0000 The Associated Press 28254 at http://apr.org Alabama Losing 9 Weeks of Unemployment Benefits Alabama's Unemployment at 6.9 Percent http://apr.org/post/alabamas-unemployment-69-percent <P>Alabama's unemployment rate for January is 6.9 percent.</P> <DIV> <P>That's up slightly from December's revised rate of 6.8 percent. December's preliminary rate had been 7.1 percent, but it was revised downward.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley said Alabama now has two consecutive months with unemployment below 7 percent. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:34:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26902 at http://apr.org Alabama's Unemployment at 6.9 Percent Alabama Unemployment Drops to 7.1 Percent http://apr.org/post/alabama-unemployment-drops-71-percent <DIV> <P>Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped again.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that December's rate of 7.1 percent is down from 7.5 percent in November. It's the fourth month for a decline since measuring 8.5 percent in August. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:42:22 +0000 The Associated Press 23387 at http://apr.org Alabama Unemployment Drops to 7.1 Percent