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Workforce Stats

Alabama is a right-to-work state. For more detailed workforce information, contact your local economic development agency.

Current Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,160,037 2,063,786 96,251 4.5%
Talladega County 34,372 32,466 1,906 5.5%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on August 2017 data.

Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,178,829 2,064,363 114,466 5.3%
Talladega County, AL 34,606 32,525 2,081 6.0%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on 2017 data.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Talladega County, AL 34,606 32,525 2,081 6.0%
Shelby County, AL 109,021 104,808 4,213 3.9%
St. Clair County, AL 38,801 36,963 1,838 4.7%
Clay County, AL 5,687 5,392 295 5.2%
Cleburne County, AL 5,913 5,601 312 5.3%
Coosa County, AL 4,406 4,155 251 5.7%
Area Totals: 198,434 189,444 8,990 4.53%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on August 2017 data.

Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Region 5 22.2 37,615
Talladega County, AL 25.0 8,398
Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on April 2015 labor force data and 2015 underemployment rates. Region 5 includes Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, Talladega, and Tallapoosa Counties.
Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. This information was included in the State of the Workforce Report V: Region 5.