Pickens County, AL monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Pickens County, AL monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Pickens County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Pickens County had a 2.1% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.3 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Alabama reported a 2.2% unemployment rate in May, which is the sixth lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Tuscaloosa, AL metropolitan area was 1.7%, which is 0.4 percentage points lower than Pickens County. Tuscaloosa has the 35th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Alabama
#1. Wilcox County: 6.0%
#2. Greene County: 4.0%
#3. Clarke County: 3.7%
#4. Dallas County: 3.5%
#5. Perry County: 3.4%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Alabama
#1. Shelby County: 1.3%
#2. Cullman County: 1.4%
#2. Madison County: 1.4%
#2. Marshall County: 1.4%
#2. Morgan County: 1.4%

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