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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 2,141,786 2,014,603 127,183 5.9%
Talladega County 35,498 33,361 2,137 6.0%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on October 2015 data.

Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,150,118 2,003,910 146,208 6.8%
Talladega County, AL 34,916 32,234 2,682 7.7 %
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on 2014 data.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Talladega County, AL 35,498 33,361 2,137 6.0%
Shelby County, AL 106,868 102,627 4,241 4.0%
St. Clair County, AL 38,637 36,742 1,895 4.9%
Clay County, AL 5,634 5,339 295 5.2%
Cleburne County, AL 5,844 5,528 316 5.4%
Coosa County, AL 4,460 4,193 267 6.0%
Area Totals: 196,941 187,790 9,151 5,25%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on October 2015 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.