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Alabama's unemployment rate holds steady in March 2013

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MONTGOMERY, AL -

Alabama's jobless rate for March 2013 has stayed the same as the previous month.

The Alabama Department of Labor reported Friday Alabama's preliminary March unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.2%.

66 of 67 counties, along with all of the state's metropolitan areas, saw their unemployment rates drop this month.

Lamar County saw a drop as large as 1.9 percentage points.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates were: Shelby County at 4.7%, Blount County at 5.6%, and Lee County at 5.8%.

Counties with the highest unemployment rates were: Wilcox County at 16.4%, Lowndes County at 13.4%, and Dallas County at 12.8%.

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