Monday, May 21, 2007
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Unemployment in Alabama at record low

From the B'ham News:

Alabama's jobless rate in April was 3.3 percent, matching the all-time low recorded in February.

Last month's figure dropped from 3.4 percent in March and from 3.5 percent in April 2006, the Department of Industrial Relations said Friday.

The number of unemployed Alabamians was 72,431 in April, down from 74,439 in March. The state created 30,800 jobs between April 2006 and April 2007, the agency said. ...

Alabama's April unemployment rate was eighth-lowest in the nation, tied with North Dakota, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Montana had the lowest rate last month, 2.2 percent, and Michigan had the worst, 7.1 percent.