Alabama unemployment drops to record breaking low

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Alabama’s unemployment rate has dropped to a record 2.8%.

A statement released yesterday by the State Labor Agency says the preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was down two-tenths of a percent from September. That is 1 percentage point better than the jobless rate from a year ago, and it’s well below the national unemployment rate of 3.6%.

The state has gained about 60,000 jobs this year in the civilian workforce.

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