By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Friday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that 2,093,063 people were counted as employed in December, the most ever recorded. This number is up from November’s count of 2,087,509, and up substantially from December 2016’s count of 2,047,753.
Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 3.5 percent, maintaining last month’s record rate, and significantly below December 2016’s rate of 6.3 percent. December’s rate represents 75,698 unemployed persons, down from 75,775 in November and 137,875 in December 2016.