3.6% Cullman Unemployment Rate 2nd Lowest In Alabama

by | Sep 15, 2017 | Business, City News, County News, Cullman, Cullman City, Good Hope, Hanceville

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Cullman Unemployment Rate 2nd Lowest In Alabama

The Alabama Department of Labor (Labor Market Information Division) is showing in their August 2017 Preliminary Unemployment Rate statistics that Cullman has a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of only 3.6%.

This ranks Cullman County as the 2nd most employed county in the state in Alabama.

Shelby County has the lowest unemployment rate at 3.2 percent. This is down from 4.0% in July.
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Wilcox County has the highest unemployment rates at 11.3%.

Cullman has 36,443 citizens employed in August. Only 1,362 citizens are listed as unemployed.

It is unquestionably an ’employees market’.

Statewide

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate is 4.2%, down from July’s rate of 4.5%, and well below August 2016’s rate of 5.9%:

“After hovering near the national unemployment rate for several months, Alabama’s rate has dropped below it for the first time in many years. This is a milestone we’ve been working toward for some time. We announced this week that Autocar, LLC. is opening a new plant in Birmingham, bringing nearly 750 new jobs. As we continue to recruit new businesses to Alabama, hopefully, we’ll be able to maintain that achievement in the months to come.”

The comparable national unemployment rate is 4.4%, up slightly from July’s rate of 4.3%. The last time Alabama’s unemployment rate was below the national rate was in October 2013.

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3.6% Cullman Unemployment Rate 2nd Lowest In Alabama

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