Improving Jobs Picture Gives reason for Hope, for Now!
June unemployment figures in Alabama give reason for optimism. Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today (Friday) that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 7.5%
Investing in Under-served Communities Key to Economic Success
Addressing the systemic and social injustices and needs of the past starts with investment according to participants in a virtual community forum Wednesday.
57 Years Ago Two Black Youth Challenged George Wallace and Won
As voices raise and people march for racial justice a watershed moment in civil rights is being marked by the University of Alabama today.
Pandemic Then and Now – Spanish Flu versus COVID-19
Had it not been for statewide lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, social distancing, travel restrictions, mandated mask wearing; COVID-19 might well have surpassed the Spanish Flu as the worst pandemic.
West Alabama Pandemic Unemployment Rate Continues Upward
Last week 3,546 unemployment claims were filed in West Alabama’s 11 counties as the pandemic devastated economy staggers on.