Friday, April 16, 2010 | 9:04 AM
MONTGOMERY – The unemployment rate for Winston County dropped to 18.2% in March, down from February's rate of 19.4%. Meanwhile, employment in Alabama as a whole increased for the second consecutive month.
Neighboring counties and their rates are Cullman, 10.3%; Franklin, 12.0%; Lawrence, 12.9%; Marion, 16.1%; Morgan, 11.1% and Walker, 12.7%. All six of Winston's neighbors showed improvement.