Republican Governor Kay Ivey’s pro-growth leadership is delivering results for the people of Alabama.
On Friday, the Alabama Department of Labor announced that the number of Alabamans working, and their wages have reached their highest level since 2007. Just this year alone, Alabama has created 21,600 jobs, reducing the unemployment rate to 3.9 percent.
Ivey’s successful leadership on the economy helps explain why she remains overwhelmingly popular and a strong favorite to win in November.
Alabama Political Reporter Reports:
“Friday Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced that Alabama’s wage and salary employment measured 2,042,400 in June, a ten-year high. The last time it measured at or above this level was in December 2007, when it measured 2,045,800. This is the largest number of Alabamians working since before the Great Recession.
‘Wage and salary employment in Alabama continues to increase significantly month after month,’ said Washington. ‘This month’s count is the second largest we’ve ever recorded, yielding only to pre-recessionary numbers. It represents the most jobs our economy has supported in more than a decade. Employers are hiring in Alabama, jobs are available in Alabama, and people are working in Alabama.’
Over the year, wage and salary employment has increased 21,600, with gains in the manufacturing sector (+4,600), the leisure and hospitality sector (+4,400), and the professional and business services sector (+4,000), among others.
Wage and salary employment increased in May by 7,000. Monthly gains were seen in the leisure and hospitality sector (+2,300), the manufacturing sector (+1,800), and the education and health services sector (+1,300), among others.”