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Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate is 6.0%, down from October’s rate of 6.3%, and below 2013’s rate of 6.2%. November’s rate represents 125,889 unemployed persons, compared to 133,423 in October and 131,839 in October 2013.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased 33,700, with gains in the professional and business services sector (+11,100), the leisure and hospitality sector (+8,900), the manufacturing sector (+7,400), and the construction sector (+4,700), among others. The annual increase in wage and salary employment represents job growth of 1.75%, the highest since June 2006, when it was 2.21%.

Wage and salary employment grew in November by 7,700 to 1,954,400. Monthly gains were seen in the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+6,200), the education and health services sector (+1,500), and the government sector (+1,100), among others.

JobLink, the state’s online free jobs database (, registered 22,974 active job orders in November. The Help Wanted Online (HWOL) data showed 48,261 total job ads were placed online in Alabama. The most advertised careers continue to be truck drivers, retail supervisors, and registered nurses.
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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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