MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate is down to what officials say is a record-low 3.5%.
A news release from the state Friday says the preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for June dropped two-tenths of a percent from the May rate of 3.7%.
It's the state's lowest jobless rate ever, and better than the most recent national unemployment rate of 3.7%.
The number represents a growth in employment of 10,456 jobs from last month. The number of people counted as unemployed dropped to 79,378.