Tallapoosa County Unemployment Rate Drops to 7%

Tallapoosa County’s jobless rate dropped 1.9 percent from January 2013 to April 2013. This was according to the most recent report released by the Alabama Department of Labor. The county’s jobless rate was at 7 percent in April. It was 0.9 percent lower than the unemployment rate in March 2013 and 0.5 percent drop compared to the same period in 2012. Tallapoosa

The unemployment rate in Alabama was at 6.9 percent, a 0.3 percent decline from last month’s rate and a 0.5 percent drop from the reading in April of 2012. Governor Robert Bentley said the decrease in jobless rate was an encouraging sign for the state.

The number of employed people in Tallapoosa County increased from 16,130 to 16,432 in the period from March to April 2013. At the same time in 2012, the number of employed people was 15,818. The number of unemployed people in the county was 1,229, which was down from 1,375 in March 2013. In March 2012, the number of unemployed people was 1,281.

Tallapoosa County’s numbers mirrored the increase in employment across the state. Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Tom Surtees said that the positive continued to increase in all the state’s counties. Unemployment rate in counties were also down. He added that the state managed to increase around 10,000 jobs in the state, including in some industries that have been lagging in the past such as the construction sector.

Statistics from the present unemployment rate indicated that there were 150,503 unemployed people in the state of Alabama. In the previous month, the number was 155,011. In April 2012, the number of jobless people in the state was 158,749.

The number of people in Alabama’s labor farce was 2,177,865. This was up from the amount in March that was 2,164,537. It was also 20,000 more than the number last year of 2,157,873.