Alabama's unemployment rate is tenth worst in the nation

Posted by: Sherri Burnett-James- bio | email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama's  10-point-7 unemployment figure is the worst among the 50 states. That means 223-thousand Alabamians are out oof work. A year ago, the state's 5-point-4 percent unemployment rate ranked about middle to the pack.

Currently, Michigan has the highest uneployment rate of all states in September at 15.3 percent. For a  current listing of uneployment rates state-by-state check out this website:

In efforts to beef our state's workforce, Governor Bob Riley will speak at the Alabama Workforce Development Conference at 1:00 p.m. to discuss new contracts in the works to promote jobs in the region. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention and will continue through Friday.


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