Region sees uptick in unemployment numbers

MONTGOMERY -Marion County’s unemployment rate ticked up six percentage points to 4% from May’s record low of 3.4% according to data released by the Alabama Department of Labor.
In May, only 440 people of an available labor force numbering 12,857 were looking for jobs as compared to June when 515 people in Marion County were looking for work. The labor force is the number of people aged 16 and over who are either working or looking for work.
The county numbers match a regional trend in unemployment rates. The surrounding counties all posted slightly higher unemployment numbers from May to June.
Fayette County’s unemployment rate ticked up seven percentage points in June to 3.8%.


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