Alabama’s unemployment rate is up slightly from a month ago.
Labor statistics released Friday show the state’s jobless rate rose one-10th of a percent to 6 percent in November.
A statement from Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington says the increase isn’t necessarily bad news because it indicates more people are entering the workforce.
The state’s jobless rate is the same as a year ago at 6 percent. But the state unemployment rate is still 1 percentage point above the national rate of 5 percent.