Gov. Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 3.6 percent, the lowest in Alabama history.
“What we are doing is working, and as a result, the people of Alabama are working,” Ivey said in a statement released by her office.
Alabama's unemployment rate in September was 3.8 percent, tied with April 2007 for the lowest ever.
Lee County's is among the counties with the lowest rates at 3 percent. The City of Auburn's unemployment rate in October was 3 percent as well, and Opelika's was 3.4 percent, up from 2.9 percent in September.
Ivey has made a couple appearances at local business recently. Weeks ago, she announced Briggs & Stratton's would begin to produce the company's V-twin engines in their Auburn plant — a move that is supposed to bring 50 new jobs to the area.
In August, she cut the ribbon at the expansion of Baxter International in Opelika, a $270 million investment that brought 130 new jobs to the plant.
“As we continue to see our unemployment rate drop, Alabama’s businesses continue to hire and support real jobs in our economy,” said Secretary of the Alabama Department of Labor Fitzgerald Washington in a statement.
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