Alabama unemployment drops again; Wiregrass remains below average

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, according to the Alabama Department of Labor.

It’s the lowest since the pandemic began ravaging the state’s economy. The monthly jobless rate declined by one-half percent from November’s rate.

However, it’s still well above the rate in 2019.

Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said there’s still a lot of work to be done.

In our area, Coffee County has the lowest rate, and Houston County has the highest rate, but all of the Wiregrass is below the state average.

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