Unemployment rate drops
Published 11:11 am Wednesday, March 21, 2007
special to the standard
Gov. Bob Riley recently announced the state's unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent in January. The state's unemployment rate in December was 3.7 percent.
The number of unemployed Alabamians decreased from 82,891 in December to 73,848 in January.
Over the past 12 months, the number of employed Alabamians increased by 35,900.
The comparable national unemployment rate for January was 4.6 percent.