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%.