Alabama jobless rate matches all-time low of 2.9%
Alabama's unemployment rate is at the lowest it ever was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The March rate was 2.9%, much lower than the 3.7% it was in March of 2021. It also matches the state's previous record low rate from September 2019.
Shelby County in metro Birmingham had the state's lowest rate at 1.7% while Wilcox County in west Alabama had the highest rate at 8.8%.
The state said the preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate in March was a decline from the 3% rate in February.