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Alabama’s unemployment, labor force participation unchanged in March

Alabama’s labor force participation rate for March remained unchanged from the previous month at 57.4%, according to  Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington.

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API report details workforce participation challenges, proposes solutions

The Alabama Policy Institute did a deep dive into Alabama’s workforce participation numbers.

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Alabama’s labor force participation unchanged in January

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Monday that Alabama’s labor force participation rate for January, 2024 remained unchanged from December, 2023 at 57.4%. 

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Alabama’s labor force participation, unemployment rates up in December

Alabama’s labor force participation rate for December increased to 57.2%, according to Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington.

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Alabama’s labor force participation, unemployment rates up slightly in November

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Friday that Alabama’s labor force participation rate for November increased to 57.1%. 

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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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Alabama's labor force participation unchanged, unemployment up slightly in September

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Friday that the state’s labor force participation rate remained unchanged in September at 57%. 

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Ledbetter forms committee to study state's poor labor force participation rate

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter recently convened an ad hoc committee to study the causes of Alabama’s lackluster labor force participation rate.

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Labor force participation, unemployment rates unchanged in August

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Friday that the state’s labor force participation rate remained unchanged in August at 57.0%. 

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Labor force participation rate remains at 57% in July, unemployment rate down to 2.1%

Alabama’s labor force participation rate remained unchanged in July at 57%, according to Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington on Friday.

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Ivey finally acknowledges Alabama’s low labor force participation rate after touting low unemployment for the last year

For years, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has said what Alabama needs is more jobs. Now, she’s admitting that we may not currently have enough people willing to work to fill them.

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Alabama’s unemployment, labor force participation rates remain unchanged in January

The January unemployment rate in Alabama remained unchanged from December at 2.6%, and the labor force participation rate in January also remained unchanged at 56.7%, according to workforce statistics released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Monday.

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Alabama’s labor force participation rate stagnant at 56.8%, unemployment rate at 2.8% in December

The unemployment rate in Alabama ticked up slightly from November to 2.8% and the labor force participation rate declined slightly from November to 57% in December, according to workforce statistics released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Friday.

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Dr. Daniel Sutter: Alabama’s workforce participation issue

America’s labor force participation rate has fallen for two decades, with large drops during the Great Recession and COVID-19 pandemic. Alabama’s rate trails the national average, potentially hamstringing our economy.

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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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Ivey announces a new state record all time low unemployment rate

“For the third consecutive month, Alabama has set a record-low unemployment rate," announced Gov. Kay Ivey (R).

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Alabama unemployment rate drops to new low

“Yet again, we’re breaking records that were set only a month ago," said Gov. Kay Ivey. "We’re nearly a full percentage point below the nation’s unemployment rate, we’ve been consistently ranked as the having the lowest unemployment rate in the southeast, and our wages are growing at a remarkable pace.”

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Moore, Brooks, and Palmer blame Biden for lackluster jobs report

By Brandon Moseley The U.S. Department of Labor released the November jobs report Friday and while the economy grew jobs, it failed...