Alabama’s December unemployment rate has been released

Alabama’s December unemployment rate has been released

Gov. Kay Ivey announced that the unemployment rate rose slightly in December from November. “Concluding our 2022 economic coverage, I am pleased to say that Alabama has recovered well from the pandemic and has maintained positive momentum throughout the year,” Ivey said. During the year wage and salary employment increased by 55,900 to 2,120,500 with the lowest unemployment rates being Shelby County at 1.5%, Cullman County at 1.6% and Morgan and Marshall at 1.7%. The counties with the highest unemployment rates are Wilcox County at 9.1%, Clarke County at 6.6% and Dallas County at 1.7% 5.3%. The largest cities with the lowest unemployment rates are Vestavia Hills and Homewood at 1.3%, Trussville, Madison, Hoover and Alabaster at 1.4%, and Athens and Northport at 1.7%. Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are Selma at 6.3%, Prichard at 5.2% and Bessemer at 3.5%.

Gov. Kay Ivey announced that the unemployment rate rose slightly in December from November.

“As we finalize our 2022 economic coverage, I am pleased to say that Alabama has recovered well from the pandemic and has maintained positive momentum throughout the year,” Ivey said.

Wage and salary employment increased over the year by 55,900 to 2,120,500.

“Our economy supports more jobs than ever before, adding nearly 56,000 new jobs since last year,” said Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington.

The counties with the lowest unemployment rates are Shelby County at 1.5%, Cullman County at 1.6%, and Morgan and Marshall Counties at 1.7%.

Counties with the highest unemployment rates are Wilcox County at 9.1%, Clarke County at 6.6% and Dallas County at 5.3%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are Vestavia Hills and Homewood at 1.3%, Trussville, Madison, Hoover and Alabaster at 1.4%, and Athens and Northport at 1.7%.

Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are Selma at 6.3%, Prichard at 5.2% and Bessemer at 3.5%.

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