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Alabama unemployment rate remains stable at 3.1%

Alabama’s monthly unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.1%, holding steady for the fifth...
Alabama’s monthly unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.1%, holding steady for the fifth straight month.(Source: WBRC)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 11:36 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s monthly unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.1%, holding steady for the fifth straight month.

The state says the December rate was below the level of a year before, 4.7%. And it was better than the national jobless rate of 3.9%.

Total weekly wages from private employers were $973.14 for the month, representing a yearly hike of $26.65.

Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington says most of the challenges facing the state workforce were related to the COVID-19 pandemic. He says an additional 7,000 people were employed compared to the month before.

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