Alabama unemployment rate unchanged in July

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Alabama’s unemployment rate is unchanged from last month.

State officials said Friday the July jobless rate was 4.1 percent, the same as it was in June.

That rate is also the same as it was in July of last year. It is higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.9 percent.

However, the Alabama Department of Labor says the number of people working is at a record high. More than 2.1 million people are now working in the state.

Shelby County in metro Birmingham has the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, followed by Cullman County at 3.5 percent.

Wilcox County had the highest unemployment rate at 11.2 percent. Clarke County followed at 9.1 percent.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.