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Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 6.8%. This is unchanged from May’s rate, and above June 2013’s rate of 6.5%. June’s rate represents 144,991 unemployed persons, compared to 146,976 in May and 138,344 in June 2013.

Wage and salary employment decreased in June by 3,500, rising to 1,925,000. Monthly gains were seen in the manufacturing sector (+2,600), the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+800), and the professional and business services sector (+600), among others. Over the year, wage and salary employment increased 5,200, with gains in the manufacturing sector (+3,900), the leisure and hospitality sector (+2,700), the professional and business services sector (+2,300), and the education and health services sector (+900), among others.

JobLink (www.joblink.alabama.gov) active job orders reached 27,268, up significantly from the 14,755 job orders recorded in June of last year. Truck drivers, retail supervisors, and registered nurses continue to account for the most in-demand jobs advertised online, according to the Help Wanted Online (HWOL) data.
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