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MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) -
Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped again.
Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that December's
rate of 7.1% is down from 7.5% in November. It's the fourth month for a
decline since measuring 8.5% in August. The December rate is also better
than the 8% measured a year ago.
The state Department of Labor reports that Alabama
gained 7,600 manufacturing jobs during the last year, and professional
and business services jobs grew by 4,500.
Counties with the lowest unemployment rates in
December were Shelby at 4.6%, Madison and Blount at 5.5%, and Coffee,
Cullman, Lee and St. Clair at 5.7%. Counties with the highest rates were
Wilcox at 15.1%, Bullock at 13.1%, and Perry, Greene and Dallas at 12%.
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