Alabama Economic News

Doug Jones & Richard Shelby Vote For USMCA Trade Agreement

Dakota Layton | January 17, 2020

A rare show of overwhelming bipartisanship happened in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. After passing the House in a 385-41 vote that included yeas from President Trump’s top rivals like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, the USMCA passed the Senate...

Census Bureau Hiring 1,000 Temporary Workers In Birmingham

Brent Wilson | January 10, 2020

In preparation for the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is going on a hiring spree looking for temporary workers. The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire an additional 1,000 in all areas of Birmingham. Hiring will begin in the next two weeks. Jobs range...

Alabama Unemployment Compensation: Cut from 26 to 14 weeks

Dakota Layton | January 8, 2020
Broke jobless businessman holding a cardboard sign

As of January 1st, Alabama’s unemployment compensation was cut from 26 weeks to a varying rate between 20 and 14 weeks depending on the state’s unemployment rate. If the state’s annually adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.5 percent or below, filers will be eligible for...

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