Alabama Unemployment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

According to Phyllis Kennedy, director of the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, the figure represents approximately 127,600 unemployed Alabamians.

Nationally the unemployment rate in March also increased to 5.7-percent, that's compared to 5.6-percent in February.

Washington County recorded the highest jobless rate at 15-percent.

Wilcox and Lowndes counties were second and third, respectively, with each recording unemployment rates in excess of 13-percent.

Shelby County's rate of 2.2-percent was the lowest among the 67 counties.

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