- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.2 percent.

A statement released Friday by the governor’s office says the state’s jobless rate for February was unchanged from the January rate of 6.2 percent.

That means Alabama’s jobless rate is still well above the national rate, which remained at an eight-year low of 4.9 percent in February. But the administration says it’s still good news that more than 2 million people are employed in the state.

Shelby County in metro Birmingham has the state’s lowest jobless rate at 4.7 percent. Clarke County in southwest Alabama is worst at 12.5 percent.

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