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The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.The newly expanded facility isMore >>
The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.More >>
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The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.More >>
"Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO...More >>
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The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...More >>
Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new...More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:47:14 GMT
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened. Bobby Ray McCombs brothersMore >>
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened.
New numbers released by the Alabama Department of Labor show the state's unemployment rate sits at 6.3%. That number is up from 6.2% in July.
The Alabama Department of Labor said the number of people who are able and looking for work, was 2,149,716 in August 2013, compared to 2,159,298 in July and 2,157,965 last year.
The number of people employed was 2,015,349 compared to 2,024,451 and 1,996,530 last year.
The department also reported the counties with the lowest unemployment rates are: Shelby County at 4.5%, Lee County at 5.5%, and Cullman and Baldwin Counties at 5.6%.
The counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 16.0%, Dallas County at 14.1%, and Perry County at 14.0%.
A state spokesperson did release a statement on why they had to make revisions to the unemployment rate:
"The numbers released each month
are preliminary estimates prepared by the Bureau of Labor Services, which is a
division of the U.S. Dept. of Labor. BLS estimates the unemployment
numbers each month based on population surveys and predictions regarding seasonal
employment factors. Occasionally, there are things that happen in the
economy that affect these estimates. If and when this happens, BLS will revise
their estimates. This is not uncommon, and happens throughout the year.
Additionally, at the end of the year, BLS will review the estimates for all
twelve months and make necessary adjustments. This is known as