Alabama jobless rate at 4.3%, lowest of pandemic

Mar 16, 2021


Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

It hit 4.3 percent in January, lower than the rate of 4.7 percent in December.

Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said the drop is encouraging.

Shelby County has the lowest rate at 2.3 percent, and Wilcox County is highest at 12.4 percent.