Alabama’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues its downward trend, setting a new record low for the month of October at just 3.6% – down from 3.8% the month before.
Last year’s rate at this time was 6.1%
Cherokee County posted a rate of just 3.3% for the month of October while the surrounding counties had slightly higher numbers, with DeKalb and Cleburne coming in at 3.5%, Etowah at 3.6 and Calhoun at a flat four percent.
The lowest rates were in Shelby County at 2.6%, while Marshall Madison, Lee and Cullman all posted rates of 3.0% and Tuscaloosa and Elmore each came in at 3.1%.
The highest rates were in Wilcox at 8.9%, Clarke at 6.6 and Lowndes at 6.4%.
Statewide the October rate represents 77,358 people out of work – the lowest number ever recorded.