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Alabama’s March seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate is 6.7%, which is above February’s rate of 6.4%, and above March 2013’s rate of 6.6%. March’s rate represents 144,628 unemployed persons, compared to 137,232 in February and 141,015 in March 2013.

The number of people in the labor force increased to 2,148,148 in March from 2,133,948 in February. The number of people employed increased to 2,003,520 in March from 1,996,716 in February. The last time the number of people in the labor force was at or above March’s number was in April 2013, when it was 2,149,576. The last time the number of people employed was at or above March’s number was June 2013, when it was 2,004,249.

Wage and salary employment increased 12,400 over the month, with gains in the leisure and hospitality industry (+5,500), the trade, transportation, and utilities industry (+2,300), the government industry (+2,200), and the construction industry (+1,800).

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Information relating to employment, hours, and earnings estimates for the State of Alabama and employment estimates for the metropolitan areas by detailed industry.

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