Unemployment in county drops

The number of people in Marion County without jobs continued a downward decline for the year as the number reached a low of 517 or 4.0% in April, according to data released by the Alabama Department of Labor.
In March, the number of unemployed people in Marion county was 554 or 4.3%. The number of unemployed people in the county in January 2019 was 630 from a total civilian labor force of 12,447 or 5.1%.
“We’re performing really well in terms of people hiring,” said C3 Economic Development Alliance Director David Thornell. C3 is a three-county consortium—Marion, Fayette and Lamar—that markets the region to new and existing businesses and industries.


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