Workforce Information

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 2,159,442 2,018,340 141,102 6.5%
Dale County 19,945 18,607 1,338 6.7%

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on August 2015 data.

Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,150,118 2,003,910 146,208 6.8%
Dale County, AL 20,397 18,938 1,459 7.2%

Source: Alabama Department of Labor.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Dale County, AL 19,945 18,607 1,338 6.7%
Barbour County, AL 8,618 7,794 824 9.6%
Coffee County, AL 20,319 19,002 1,317 6.5%
Covington County, AL 15,816 14,653 1,163 7.4%
Geneva County, AL 11,005 10,317 688 6.3%
Henry County, AL 6,868 6,385 483 7.0%
Holmes County, FL 6,584 6,165 419 6.4%
Houston County, AL 45,013 41,999 3,014 6.7%
Jackson County, FL 17,602 16,580 1,022 5.8%
Pike County, AL 15,046 13,957 1,089 7.2%
Area Totals: 166,816 155,459 11,357 6.96%

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on August 2015 data.

Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Region 10 22.2 29,595
Dale County, AL 28.9 5,407

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on April 2015 labor force data and 2015 underemployment rates. Region 10 includes Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike Counties.

 

Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. This information was included in theState of the Workforce Report V: Region 10.