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Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate remained steady at 6.2%. March’s rate represents 134,280 unemployed persons, compared to 134,092 in February and 129,537 in March 2015.

The Civilian Labor Force, which represents those persons 16 and older who are working or actively seeking work, increased to 2,176,457 in March, representing both a monthly and a yearly increase.

The number of people counted as employed in March was 2,042,177, also representing a monthly and yearly increase. The last time the number of people working was equal to or above 2,042,177 was in August 2008, when the number registered 2,042,834.

From January 2016 to March 2016, Alabama’s wage and salary employment grew by 21,500. In January, economists at the University of Alabama’s College of Business and Economic Research predicted wage and salary growth of 29,450.

Over the year (March 2015 to March 2016), wage and salary employment increased by 23,900, with gains in the education and health services sector (+6,700), the professional and business services sector (+5,100), and the leisure and hospitality sector (+4,600), among others.

Wage and salary employment increased in March by 10,200. Monthly gains were seen in the leisure and hospitality sector (+4,200), the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+1,800), and the professional and business services sector (+1,500), among others.
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Information relating to employment, hours, and earnings estimates for the State of Alabama and employment estimates for the metropolitan areas by detailed industry.

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