Ala. Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 9 Percent

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's unemployment has increased slightly to 9 percent.

State Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees said Friday the November rate compares to 8.9 percent in October and is better than the 10.9 percent recorded a year ago.

Surtees said Alabama's rate remains well below the national unemployment figure of 9.8 percent.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in November were Wilcox at 20.7 percent, Greene at 18.3 percent, and Dallas at 16.8 percent.

Counties with the lowest rates were Shelby at 6.7 percent, Coffee at 7.0 percent, and Madison at 7.1 percent.

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