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Unemployment rate remains at record low 2.2%

Alabama’s unemployment rate held steady at 2.2% for June, remaining at a record low.

Back in June of 2022, the rate was 2.6%

Over the last year, wage and salary employment has increased by 55,700 to 2,163,600 total jobs, also a record.

“I am proud to continue to celebrate the gains we are making month after month with our economic metrics,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “The number of jobs our economy is supporting also rose to its highest level ever. This is certainly great news. Employers are continuing to add jobs and more and more people are joining the labor force each month.”

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are: Shelby County at 2.0%, Morgan County at 2.1%, and Madison and Cullman Counties at 2.2%. Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 7.5%, Perry County at 6.2%, and Dallas County at 5.7%.


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