Alabama’s unemployment rate stands at 12.9% for April

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(WKRG) — The Alabama Department of Labor reports April’s unemployment rate is at 12.9%, up from March’s level of 3%. Here are the current unemployment percentages for Alabama counties in the News 5 viewing area:

  • Mobile: 15.1%
  • Baldwin: 15.7%
  • Conecuh: 16.5%
  • Clarke: 15%
  • Escambia: 11.4%
  • Monroe: 15.9%
  • Washington: 12.6%

Lowndes County has the highest unemployment rate in the state, reporting 26.0%. More than 500,000 Alabamians have applied for benefits.

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