New details about Alabama's unemployment rate

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama's unemployment rate is holding steady but there is a bit of good news.

While our rate remains at a high 11.1%, the number of jobs being filled inched upward for the first time in three months.

Right now, over 227,000 Alabamians are out of work but our overall employment rose to 11,000.

Another positive sign of relief comes with the news that the state's new unemployment benefit claims have fallen by 61%.

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