12:05pm

Fri December 18, 2009
WVAS Local

Ala jobless rate declines in Nov, first since Sept 2007

Montgomery, AL – - Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped
for the first time in more than two years.
The state Department of Industrial Relations announced Friday
that Alabama's rate declined from 10.9 percent in October to 10.5
percent in November. The last time Alabama saw a drop was in
September 2007.
State Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees said he's glad
to see a decrease, but one month is not a trend.
Counties with the lowest unemployment in November were Shelby
and Madison at 7.3 percent, Coffee at 7.8 percent, and Pike at 8.2
percent. Counties with the highest rates were Wilcox at 24.3
percent, Monroe at 21.1 percent, and Dallas at 20.3 percent.