Alabama unemployment rate sees decrease

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The Alabama unemployment rate was decreasing as people returned to work following COVID-19 shutdowns.

The unemployment rate has dropped from 13.8% to 9.9%. That number was still higher than May 2019’s unemployment rate, which was 3%.

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In Lamar County, the unemployment rate was below the state’s average at 7.8%. While in Pickens County, it was higher than the average at 10.2%.

In total, over 220,000 people in Alabama were still unemployed.

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