Wilcox County leads Alabama in unemployment


Wilcox County leads Alabama in unemployment for December with 15.1 percent.

The state Department of Industrial Relations released the county unemployment figures Monday.

Following Wilcox County are Chambers County at 14.0 percent and Winston County with 13.1 percent.

The lowest unemployment figures are in Shelby County with 4.4 percent, Madison County at 4.5 percent, and Coffee County at 5.2 percent.

Among the state's largest counties, Madison measures 4.5 percent, Jefferson 5.9 percent and Montgomery and Mobile 6.5 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate for December is 6.7 percent.

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