Alabama jobless rate http://apr.org en Ala. Jobless Rate Drops To 6.2 percent http://apr.org/post/ala-jobless-rate-drops-62-percent <p></p><p>Alabama's unemployment rate is once again down to a five-year low of 6.2 percent.</p><p>The governor's office said Friday that the state's jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percent in November, down from October's revised rate of 6.4 percent.</p><p>The 6.2 percent rate matches a five-year low that was also achieved in July and August. It's also below the U.S. unemployment rate of 7 percent.</p><p>The November rate represents 132,381 people without jobs in Alabama, compared to 148,956 a year ago.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:08:35 +0000 The Associated Press 43671 at http://apr.org Ala. Jobless Rate Drops To 6.2 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