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Alabama unemployment remains steady at 9.3 %

MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - Alabama's unemployment rate held steady at 9.3% in February.

State Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees announced Friday that February's rate was unchanged from January. He said the rate was much better than the 10.2% recorded a year ago.

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February's rate represented more than 197,000 Alabamians looking for work.

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Counties with the lowest unemployment rates were Shelby at 7.1%, Coffee at 7.5%, and Madison at 7.8%.

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