Alabama jobless rate down to record 2.7%

November was the seventh straight month for the state to reach a record low for unemployment.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019 11:01 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate is down to a record-low 2.7%.

A statement from the governor's office on Friday said the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for November was one-tenth of a percent better than the October rate of 2.8%. It was also well below the national unemployment rate of 3.5%.

November was the seventh straight month for the state to reach a record low for unemployment.

Shelby County in metro Birmingham had the lowest jobless rate at 1.8%. Wilcox County in rural west Alabama was highest at 6.3%.

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