Ala's jobless rate remains at 11 percent, says state official

Montgomery, Al – - Alabama's unemployment rate is remaining
steady at 11 percent.
State Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees announced Friday
there was no change from March to April.
Surtees says there has been relatively little change in
Alabama's unemployment picutre in the last six months, and he's
cautiously optimistic that the rise in unemployment has ceased.
Counties with the highest unemployment rates were Wilcox at 24.5
percent; Monroe at 20.0 percent, and Dallas at 18.7 percent.
Counties with the lowest rates were Madison at 7.6 percent and
Shelby and Coffee at 7.7 percent.