ALABAMA (WDHN) — The Governor’s office is reporting that the unemployment rate has stayed the same over the past two months at a steady 2.7%.

According to a release from the governors office, all of the Wiregrass counties have dropped in unemployment rates, with Barbour County having the largest decrease from 4.9% in October.

  • Houston County- 2.4%
  • Geneva County 2.1%
  • Dale County- 2.4%
  • Henry County-2.6%
  • Coffee County- 2.2%
  • Covington County- 2.4%
  • Crenshaw County- 2.3%
  • Pike County- 2.4%
  • Barbour County- 4.2%

We continue to be encouraged by the job growth in Alabama. Many of our industries are seeing record high employment, and wages are maintaining strong year over year growth as well.

Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington

The governor’s office is also reporting that multiple industries have seen a large increase in workforce numbers over the past month. The trade, transportation, and utilities sector saw a gain of 8,100 workers. The government sector had a growth of 1,600 workers. The professional and business sector saw an increase of 1,100.

The monthly private average weekly wages stayed at $996.83.