After enjoying a slight decline in unemployment during August, Alabama's unemployment rate jumped in September. It's now hit a four year high.
Alabama's unemployment rate rose to over 5 percent in September. Alabama counties with the lowest unemployment rates were Shelby, Madison, Baldwin, Tuscaloosa and Blount counties. Counties with the highest unemployment numbers were Chambers, Wilcox, Bullock and Dallas.
The national jobless rate remained at 6.1 percent last month.