WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama unemployment numbers for May are in and the Yellowhammer state has hit a new all-time low. But what were unemployment numbers like in the Wiregrass?
Alabama’s May unemployment rate is 2.7%, a new record low, down from April’s rate of 2.8%, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.
Below is a list of unemployment numbers from counties across the Wiregrass:
- Coffee County: 2.2%
- Dale County: 2.4%
- Geneva County: 2.2%
- Henry County: 2.5%
- Houston County: 2.4%
All Wiregrass counties are below the state average.
May 2021’s unemployment rate was 3.6%.
Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are Shelby County at 1.6%, Marshall County at 1.8%, and Morgan, Limestone, Elmore, and Cullman Counties at 1.9%.
Counties with the highest unemployment rates are Wilcox County at 8.5%, Lowndes and Perry Counties at 5.9%, and Dallas County at 5.4%.