Unemployment numbers have risen in Alabama and throughout most of the country.
The labor department says this is the most states have shown a monthly increase in 3 years.
Rates have risen in 44 states, with only two states showing declining numbers.
9-key battleground states in the 2012 election are especially hurting, posing a threat for president Obama’s re-election.
Despite the bleak outlook, hiring’s have increased nationwide.
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