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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