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Data shows little change in labor force participation, unemployment in October

Alabama’s labor force participation rate and unemployment both increased in October from previous months, but only slightly.

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Lawsuit over COVID unemployment overpayments appealed to Alabama Supreme Court

A lawsuit against Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington over the handling of COVID-19 unemployment benefits is now being appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court after it was dismissed in August.

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How many Alabama workers work in the public sector?

Government workers make up approximately 17% of the workers in Alabama, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 

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Despite record low unemployment, Alabama ranks among worst states for labor participation, new Fed data says

According to new statistics from the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) for July 2022, Alabama had the sixth lowest labor participation rate in the country, despite recently announcing record unemployment.

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Amazon job fair coming to Decatur this weekend

Are you in the Decatur area and want to work at Amazon? Go to the Decatur Career Center (DCC) on Friday and Saturday for the Amazon job fair.

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Hyundai made overtures for ‘equality, equity and social justice’ before child labor allegations

“Let’s not waste this historic moment,” the lead sentence in a Hyundai Motor America release said, dated June 19, 2020, marking the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth.

Online job ads up 30% in Alabama; Nursing and retail in demand the most

Online advertisements in Alabama show a continued lack of nurses and retail workers in the state.

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Alabama unemployment rate holds steady through November

By Craig Monger Since October, Alabama’s unemployment rate has held steady and has vastly improved since November of 2020. According...