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Alabama in 10 worst states for unemployment

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has moved into a Top Ten list it
didn't want.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Alabama's 10.7 percent
unemployment rate for September ranks 10th worst among the 50
states. Alabama was about in the middle of the states a year ago
when its jobless rate was 5.4 percent.

Alabama's change of 5.3 percentage points during the last year
is the third highest in the country. The director of the Center for
Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama, Sam
Addy, says the recession hit Alabama later than many states, but
the impact has been great because of the loss of manufacturing
jobs.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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