WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama unemployment rates for June have hit a new record low. Keep reading to see how counties around the Wiregrass compared to the state average.

The state’s unemployment rate is 2.6%, down from May’s rate of 2.7%, and below June 2021’s rate of 3.5%, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. June’s rate represents 60,338 unemployed people, a new low, compared to 61,585 in May.

All Wiregrass counties trended higher than the 2.6% average. However, they were not the highest rates in the state.

Unemployment rates across the Wiregrass include:

  • Coffee County: 3.2%
  • Covington County: 3.2%
  • Dale County: 3.3%
  • Geneva County: 3.3%
  • Henry County: 3.4%
  • Houston County: 3.3%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are Shelby County at 2.3%, with Marshall and Cullman Counties at 2.6%. Morgan, Madison, Limestone, and Elmore Counties followed at 2.7%.

Counties with the highest unemployment rates are Wilcox County at 10.1%, Perry County at 8.3%, and Lowndes County at 7.5%.