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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama's unemployment rate dropped for the month of October.

The unemployment rate fell .1 percent from 8.2 to 8.1. The unemployment rate fell for the second month in a row.

Governor Robert Bentley said the numbers were encouraging and they will continue to work to attract more jobs to the area.

The counties with the lowest unemployment rates were Shelby County at 5.4 percent, Coffee County at 6.6 percent, Madison County at 6.6 percent, Lee County at 6.7 percent and St. Clair County at 6.7 percent. 

The counties with the highest unemployment rates were Wilcox County at 17.6 percent, Bullock County at 16.2 percent and Dallas County at 14.8 percent.

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