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Tue February 17, 2009
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Alabama County with Highest Unemployment Rate Loses Jobs

Montgomery, Alabama – For Wilcox County, an already bad situation is worsening. Wilcox County has Alabama's highest unemployment rate, and recently the Wilcox County Community of Pine Hill lost 300 jobs with the closing of a mill.

Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, the only member of Alabama's congressional delegation to vote in favor of the economic stimulus bill, says the measure will offer some immediate help by extending unemployment benefits for the nation's jobless. Davis says long-term benefits include the creation of jobs around the nation.