Alabama’s June unemployment numbers hold steady at 6.8 percent

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor has released the June 2014 unemployment data. Those numbers show Alabama’s unemployment rate is flat for the month of June, however, unemployment figures are up in every north Alabama county from May.

For the second month in a row, it is holding steady at 6.8%. Here in the Tennessee Valley, Limestone County has the lowest jobless rate at 6.1%. Franklin County has the highest at 8.5%.

The national unemployment rate is 6.1%, seasonally adjusted. The unemployment rate for Alabama is 6.8%, seasonally adjusted.

Here’s the breakdown of the preliminary June 2014 numbers for north Alabama:

  • Colbert — 8.3%
  • DeKalb — 7.2%
  • Franklin — 8.5%
  • Jackson — 6.6%
  • Lauderdale — 7.4%
  • Lawrence — 8.5%
  • Limestone — 6.1%
  • Madison — 6.3%
  • Marshall — 6.7%
  • Morgan — 6.8%
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