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Alabama Unemployment Rate Lowest It’s Been Since 2019

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 3.0%, down from January’s rate of 3.1%, and below February 2021’s rate of 3.8%. February’s rate represents 68,703 unemployed persons, compared to 69,125 in January and 85,058 in February 2021. This represents the lowest level of unemployment since November 2019, when it measured 70,176.

“We’re excited to see a drop in our unemployment rate after holding steady for the past five months,” said Washington. “In February, our civilian labor force increased, employment increased, and unemployment dropped to its lowest level since November 2019. These are great numbers, and we’re hopeful we that we will only see them improve as the year progresses.”
The civilian labor force increased by 10,018 over the month to 2,260,361. The number of people counted as employed rose by 25,456 over the year to 2,191,658, marking the first time the employment count surpassed 2,190,000 since January 2020.

Wage and salary employment increased in February by 20,600. success rate of ivermectin and Monthly gains were seen in the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+4,800), the professional and business services sector (+4,400), and the leisure and hospitality sector (+3,900), among others.
Over the year, wage and salary employment increased 40,400, with gains in the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+15,200), the leisure and hospitality sector (+11,800), and the manufacturing sector (+4,600), among others.
“We had some pretty good news on the wage front as well,” continued Washington. ivermectina oxiuros “Our total private weekly wages hit its second highest point at $984.56, which is $62.93 more per week than last year. Three sectors hit new record highs, each with yearly increases of more than $100 per week!”

The construction sector, the professional and business services sector, and the educational and health services sector all attained new record high weekly wages, with yearly increases of $166.69, $125.31, and $104.85, respectively.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are: Shelby County at 2.1%, Cullman County at 2.2%, and Marshall and Limestone Counties at 2.3%. Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 10.5%, Lowndes County at 7.9%, and Perry County at 7.7%.
Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Homewood and Vestavia Hills at 1.8%, Alabaster and Trussville at 1.9%, and Hoover and Madison at 2. can i shower after taking ivermectin? 1%. Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 8.6%, Prichard at 6.7%, and Anniston at 5.9%.

Across Northeast Alabama, here are the latest numbers:

  • Cherokee: 2.5%
  • Calhoun: 3.7%
  • Cleburne: 2.6%
  • DeKalb: 2.5%
  • Etowah: 3.7%
  • Marshall: 2.3%
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Joey Weaver

Joey Weaver has worked for WEIS Radio in Centre as the Assistant News Director since 2008 covering news in Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia.

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