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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 2,246,878 2,171,721 75,157 3.3%
Talladega County 36,041 34,775 1,266 3.5%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on July 2019 data.

Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,178,829 2,064,363 114,466 5.3%
Talladega County, AL 34,978 33,481 1,497 4.3%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on 2018 data.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Talladega County, AL 34,978 33,481 1,497 4.3%
Shelby County, AL 112,891 109,672 3,219 2.9%
St. Clair County, AL 39,683 38,296 1,387 3.5%
Clay County, AL 5,963 5,730 233 3.9%
Cleburne County, AL 5,743 5,499 244 4.2%
Coosa County, AL 4,376 4,193 183 4.2%
Area Totals: 203,634 196,871 6,763 3.8%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on August 2018 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.