Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Business & Finance
  3. Stock Market

Alabama leads the country in job losses

See also

Despite gains in employment elsewhere in the country, Alabama continues to lose jobs faster than almost any other state. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today, 45 states experienced an improvement in their employment situations last month. However, Alabama actually lost jobs at a 0.3% rate from the previous month. The only state that lost a highter percentage of jobs was Florida, at a 0.5% rate. Many of the jobs lost were in the construction, production, and service industries.

Alabama's labor market, when examining the data for the 12 previous months, looks better than the recent figures. Last year at this time Alabama's unemployment rate was 9.3%, compared to this year's 7.8%. So while the state had a down month, the overall yearly unemployment rate is still better than the U.S. rate, which is 8.3%.

For more regional economic information, click here.

Comments

Advertisement

News

  • Gaza school shelled
    Israeli airstrikes topple a school in Gaza suspected of housing rockets; dozens killed
    Video
    Video
  • Ebola outbreak
    An American with Ebola virus died shortly after boarding three planes
    World News
  • Why dogs smell butts
    Researchers figure out why dogs like to smell each other's butts
    Pets
  • Time to stop tanning
    The surgeon general advises us not to tan as melanoma cases are on the rise
    Health News
  • Zimmerman lands dream job
    George Zimmerman lands his dream job as a security guard at a gun/motorcycle shop
    Headlines
  • 10 smartest states
    Here are the 10 most educated states in the U.S., did yours make the cut?
    US News