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    Alabama’s unemployment rate remains steady at 3.1%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 3.1%, unchanged from...

    Alabama’s March unemployment rate drops to 3.8%

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      MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary seasonally adjusted March 2021 unemployment rate is 3.8%, down...
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    State’s January unemployment rate is 4.3%, Cullman rate of 2.5% 3rd lowest

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Monday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted January 2021 unemployment rate is 4.3%, down...

    Cullman Co. unemployment rate lowest in state at 2.1%; AL rate drops to 3.9%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 3.9%, down...

    ADOL announces new phone appointment system, discontinuing in-person assistance

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor this week announced a new phone appointment system for unemployment compensation claimants who need assistance with...
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    State’s Nov. unemployment rate drops to 4.4%; Cullman County’s tied for lowest at 2.4%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate is 4.4%, down from...
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    Alabama’s October unemployment rate drops to 5.8%; Cullman tied for lowest in state at...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 5.8%, down from...
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    Alabama’s September unemployment rate 6.6%; Cullman County lowest in state at 3.8%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 6.6%, up from...
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    State’s unemployment rate falls to 5.6%; Cullman Co. 2nd lowest in state at 3.6%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate is 5.6%, down from...
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    Alabama begins paying Lost Wages Assistance Program

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Thursday that Alabama began paying the Lost Wages Assistance...
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    State’s July unemployment rate 7.9%; Cullman County 2nd lowest in state at 5.1%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) Secretary Fitzgerald Washington on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate is 7.9%,...

    ADOL warns unemployment recipients to be wary of fraud- New fraud portal on ADOL...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) is warning Alabamians receiving unemployment compensation to be wary of fraud and to protect their...
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    Alabama’s June unemployment rate drops to 7.5%; Cullman County’s rate falls to 5.4%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 7.5%, down...
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    $600 FPUC benefit set to expire July 25

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – ADOL is reminding all unemployment compensation claimants that Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), the additional $600 federal benefit granted by the...
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    ADOL announces Extended Benefits unemployment program to begin

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) announced Monday that the state will begin offering Extended Benefits (EB) for those who qualify...
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    May Unemployment: Alabama’s rate drops to 9.9%, Cullman County’s to 7.6%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate is 9.9%, down...
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    ADOL has disbursed more than $1.5B in unemployment benefits

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that ADOL has disbursed more than $1.5 billion in COVID-19 related...

    ADOL warns of unemployment compensation scams

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) is warning unemployment compensation recipients to beware of scammers who may be seeking to fraudulently...
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    Alabama’s April unemployment rate is 12.9%; Cullman County’s rate is 11.7%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 12.9%, up...
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    ADOL: $503M in unemployment benefits disbursed; Payments represent 84% of claims paid

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Monday that ADOL has disbursed more than $503 million in COVID-19 related...
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    ADOL: $372M in unemployment benefits disbursed; Payments represent 64% of claims paid

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that ADOL has disbursed more than $372 million in unemployment compensation benefits....
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    ADOL has disbursed $164M in COVID-19-related unemployment benefits

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington announced Monday that ADOL has disbursed more than $164 million in COVID-19-related unemployment compensation...
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    Alabama’s March unemployment rate is 3.5%; Cullman County’s rate is 2.9%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate is 3.5%, up from...
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    ADOL launches UI Claims Tracker to assist unemployment compensation claimants

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Thursday the agency has launched a new online tool to enable claimants to...

    Alabama to begin processing claims under CARES Act provisions

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Monday that Alabama will begin processing unemployment compensation claims under all programs created...

    ADOL begins paying federal $600 stimulus benefit

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today Alabama has begun paying the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit that...

    ADOL encourages employees to file for benefits under the CARES Act

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) is encouraging employees who believe they may qualify for programs under the CARES Act to...

    COVID-19: All Alabama Career Center locations closed to the public

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all of Alabama’s 51 Career Centers...
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    AL workers unable to work due to COVID-19 eligible for unemployment benefits

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Monday that Alabama workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19...
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    AL unemployment record low 2.7%; Cullman Co. rate up slightly at 2.8%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Monday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted January 2020 unemployment rate remains at a...

    ADOL fines roofing company $15K in 2019 death of minor in Cullman

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Monday, July 1, 2019, a 15-year-old Guatemalan roofing worker fell to his death from the roof of Cullman Casting in...
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    Cullman County ends 2019 with 2.1% unemployment rate, 2nd lowest in state

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama has maintained its record low unemployment rate, ending 2019 with...
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    Alabama hits record low unemployment rate of 2.7%; Cullman County’s rate is 2.2%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that, for the seventh month in a row, Alabama has reached a...
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    Alabama reaches record low 2.8% unemployment rate; Cullman County rate falls to 2.1%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama reached a new record low unemployment rate in October. Alabama’s...
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    Alabama reaches record low 3.0% unemployment rate; Cullman County’s rate falls to 2.2%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 3.0%, a new...
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    Alabama sets record low 3.1% unemployment rate; Cullman County’s rate drops to 2.5%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington on Friday announced that Alabama has again set a new record low unemployment rate. ...
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    Alabama sets new record low unemployment rate at 3.3%; Cullman’s rate falls to 2.6%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama set four new economic records in July, Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday.  July’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is...
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    Alabama sets 5 economic records in June; state unemployment 3.5%, Cullman County’s rate rises...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama set five new economic records in June, Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday.  June’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is...
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    Record low 3.7% unemployment rate in Alabama; Cullman County rate drops to 2.5%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor on Friday released the state’s unemployment data for May 2019. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted May unemployment...
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    Cullman County’s unemployment rate falls to 3%; Alabama’s at 3.8%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the fourth month in a row, more people are working in Alabama than ever before.  In April, preliminary estimates account...
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    Alabama maintains record low unemployment rate of 3.7%; Cullman County at 3.4%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The number of people counted as employed in Alabama is at a record high, announced Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald...
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    AL unemployment at 4%; Cullman County 2nd lowest in state at 2.9%

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    MONTGOMERY –   Employment and job counts have once again reached record levels.  In November 2018, 2,128,082 people were counted as employed, an increase of...
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    Funding for economic development of abandoned mine lands to be available soon; Cullman Co....

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    MONTGOMERY – Cullman County is among those eligible to apply for grant money to reclaim and develop abandoned coal mine land. Sec. of Labor...
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    Unemployment assistance available to workers affected by storms in Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah Counties

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    The Dollar Tree, in the Marktplatz shopping center, is one business that remains closed due to damage from the March 19 hail storm in...

    Cullman Co. unemployment rate drops to 3.6 percent, second lowest in state for August

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    MONTGOMERY – Data available Thursday from the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) showed Cullman County’s preliminary August 2017 unemployment rate as 3.6 percent, a...
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    April state unemployment rate drops to 5.4%; Cullman Co. rate plummets to 3.7%

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 5.4 percent, down from...

    AL unemployment rate down to 5.8%; Cullman County state’s 3rd lowest at 4.5%

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate is 5.8percent, down from February’s...
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    Alabama unemployment rate down slightly to 6.2%, Cullman down to 5.3%

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 6.2%, down from January’s...

    (UPDATE) Data breach of America’s JobLink (AJL) affects Alabamians

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    UPDATED: Alabama: new call center operational; AJLA to offer credit monitoring services NEW INFORMATION: AJLA-TS has established a call center to answer questions from those who...

    Huge regional job fair in Huntsville March 21

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    HUNTSVILLE - The Alabama Career Center System, in partnership with WAFF 48 News and the City of Huntsville, will host a regional job fair...
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    Alabama’s unemployment rate rises to 6.4%; Cullman Co. among lowest at 5.7%

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate is 6.4%, up from December’s...

    Workshop tomorrow in Cullman for huge job fair in Huntsville March 21

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    HUNTSVILLE – The Alabama Career Center System will host a series of job readiness workshops beginning Friday, March 10 and continuing through Thursday, March...
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    Alabama’s December unemployment rate 6.2%; Cullman’s 4.9%

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 6.2 percent, up from...
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    ADOL: Alabama’s November unemployment rate 5.9%; Cullman’s 4.7%

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate is 5.9 percent, with Cullman...
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    Alabama Department of Labor obtaining convictions for unemployment compensation fraud

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Thursday that the department has successfully prosecuted several Alabamians for unemployment compensation fraud. The...
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    Alabama’s June unemployment rate is 6%

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced yesterday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 6.0%, unchanged from May’s...
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    Alabama’s May unemployment rate is unchanged at 6.1%

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate is 6.1 percent, unchanged from...
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    ADOL Releases More than $85 Million in Tax Credits to Employers

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    MONTGOMERY - Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington announced today that nearly 33,000 Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) certifications, representing a potential $85,932,400...