County unemployment rises slightly in May

Published 9:39 am Friday, June 21, 2013

Marengo County’s unemployment rose slightly by .2 percent from April to May, according to numbers released Friday.

Marengo’s jobless rate now stands at 8 percent, up from 7.8 percent in April. May’s numbers represent 603 county residents out of work.

Statewide, unemployment dropped to 6.8 percent, down from 6.9 percent in April.

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Counties with the lowest unemployment were Shelby at 4.3 percent, Blount and Lee at 5 percent, and Autauga and Cullman at 5.4 percent.

Counties with the highest unemployment were Wilcox at 14.7 percent, Perry at 12.6 percent and Dallas at 12.5 percent.