U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics http://apr.org en 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