Alabama's unemployment rate 24th in nation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's December unemployment rate of
6.7 percent ties the state with Pennsylvania for the 24th lowest
unemployment rate in the nation.

A national unemployment ranking released Tuesday shows Wyoming
has the No. 1 spot with 3.4 percent and Michigan is at the bottom
of the list with the worst, 10.6 percent.

Alabama's rate is better than all neighboring states. Tennessee
measures 7.9 percent, Mississippi 8 percent, and Florida and
Georgia 8.1 percent.


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