The Alabama Department of
Industrial Relations released the unemployment rates for the month of June.
June's unemployment rate was
7.8 percent, .4 percent higher than May.
Officials said more than
168,000 people were listed as unemployed. They said the number is increased
because of people looking for seasonal work.
Officials said the number is
considerably lower than June 2011. Unemployment numbers in 2011 were 9.3
Counties with the lowest
unemployment were Selby with 6.1 percent, Coffee with 7.3 percent and Limestone
with 7.4 percent.
Counties with the highest
unemployment were Wilcox with 18.8 percent, Lowndes with 16.5 percent and
Dallas with 16.3 percent.
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