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What does Alabama’s low workforce participation mean? Experts are divided

BY: - August 21, 2023

Alabama’s unemployment rate is lower than the nation’s. But so is its workforce participation rate. The Alabama Department of Labor Friday reported that the state’s unemployment rate for August was 2.1%, a new record low and lower than the national rate of 3.5%. A labor market is generally thought to have reached full employment when […]