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Alabama unemployment rate decreases in November

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has announced that unemployment numbers were down for the state last month.

At 6.2%, Alabama's November unemployment rate is .2% lower than it was in October, when it was 6.4%.

132,381 Alabamians were without jobs last month, compared to the same time last year when there were 148,956.

Gov. Bentley says, "The long-term trend in Alabama's unemployment rate is encouraging news for Alabamians who want a job. Every Alabama county has a decrease in their unemployment rate for November, and that is a sign that Alabamians are getting back to work in both rural and urban areas of Alabama. There is still much work left to be done, however, until Alabama reaches full employment, and our efforts to recruit more jobs will continue."

Gov. Bentley has said he will not accept a salary for his position until the unemployment rate reaches 5.2%.

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