Unemployment at record low since pandemic

Staff Writer

The unemployment rate in Marion County has dropped yet again in the month of May and is at a record low statewide since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Marion County jobless rate fell from 2.5% to 2.1% from April to May, a very different number from the 6% unemployment rate at this point last year.
According to figures released by the Alabama Department of Labor, the number of unemployed residents in the county dropped slightly this month from 330 to 292. Last year in May, 780 residents were unemployed in the county.
Of the 13,154 making up the civilian labor force in Marion County, 12,862 are currently employed based on numbers in May, which is an increase from April’s total of 12,996 employed residents.

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