MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate in April remained unchanged at 9 percent.

The Alabama Department of Industrial Relations said Friday it was the first time the jobless rate has not increased in 18 months.

According ADIR Director Tom Surtees April's figure represents more 191,000 Alabamians out of work.

The department says the counties with the highest unemployment rates are Wilcox at 22.2 percent, Chambers at 17.3 percent and Lowndes at 17.1 percent.

The counties with the lowest rates are Shelby at 5.8 percent, Madison at 5.9 percent and Coffee at 6.2 percent.

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