Total Labor Force (2018)

2,204,184

Total Population

4,887,871

Population Rank Among States

24th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$10,871

Rank Among States

43rd

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.9%

Rank Among States

26th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
State Workforce Board

Alabama State Workforce Board

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Local Workforce Boards

Area 1 – North AlabamaWorks 

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Area 2 – East AlabamaWorks

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Area 3 – West AlabamaWorks

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Area 4 – Central Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (CAPTE)

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Area 5 – Central AlabamaWorks

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Area 6 – Southeast AlabamaWorks

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Area 7 – Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE)

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WIOA Funding

Total funding received by Alabama under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Colleges and universities

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

More Data

Alabama National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
1.2%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.1%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.9%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
29.8%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
57.4%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

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Less than high school (14.7% Alabama | 12.0% National)
14.7%
12%
High school (30.9% Alabama | 27.1% National)
30.9%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (29.9% Alabama | 28.9% National)
29.9%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (24.5% Alabama | 32.0% National)
24.5%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Alabama's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Latest Social Media Updates

AlabamaWorks


Excited to announce the 1st annual Gov's Work-Based Learning Seal of Excellence Awards!

These awards will recognize the progress made in WBL in order to bring to scale the most effective examples.
Download the application here to submit your WBL program: https://t.co/ExsgyzTBKt https://t.co/gkYrkPfUcU
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Excited to welcome @TTuberville and Michelle Hurdle of @FlightWorksAL to the monthly AlabamaWorks! Webinar Series on Monday at 9am! Hope you can tune in!

Available to view on Facebook and here: https://t.co/GzRwsCjOEL https://t.co/sYBPpV1TkT
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Mark your calendar and save the date for the 2021 AlabamaWorks Virtual Workforce Conference September 16 & 17! https://t.co/2HzSWcDX22 ALWorksSystem photo

A big THANK YOU to all of our teachers during #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Thanks for everything that you do for our students!

@AlabamaAchieves https://t.co/9pWP11ApAK
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Great piece from AWC Chairman and @BEAAlabama president Dr. Joe Morton!

Pandemic recovery money must be wisely invested to stop students' learning loss and begin Alabama's climb towards increased student achievement!

https://t.co/ePjLMEitP5

Excited for tomorrow's Work Based Learning Webinar - WBL Best Practices in @ACCS_Education! Use the link below to register for the 1:00pm event.

Link to Event Registration:
https://t.co/rnB0eBtCkR https://t.co/hJ7QMaJCuh
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Area 1 - North AlabamaWorks


The jobs are ready for you, are you ready for them? Be ready by January and register for classes today!

https://t.co/XmYfWkeQtI https://t.co/ud2QfkphV5
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“Facebook also said that once the expansion is complete, it will employ more than 200 people. That’s twice as many as first announced when Facebook said in 2018 it was building a data center in the Rocket City.”
https://t.co/NBr0ePOvFO

Alabama Math and Science Teachers for Grades 6-12: You’re invited to participate in a 3-day paid externship to deepen your connection between the workplace and the classroom for all things STEM! Applications due by June 11. https://t.co/bIOUQcB9Pb

RT @MadeinAL: 💥BREAKING: @mazda_toyota unveils first production model for its Huntsville, Alabama assembly plant -- the all-new Toyota Corolla Cross

➡️ https://t.co/njGMm29Nyb https://t.co/rJ9P9npRl9 https://t.co/5uRwYpfawv
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Does your organization provide work-based learning opportunities? If so, we encourage you to apply by June 4! The Governor’s Seal of Excellence Awards seeks to recognize the outstanding progress made in WBL. More details: https://t.co/REFN9Kzm0V https://t.co/XFkO02MJuF NorthALWorks photo

Area 2 - East AlabamaWorks


Don't miss this hiring event for KTH in Leesburg. https://t.co/aSC8VZ9MEs EastALWorks photo

Congratulations to @DrQuentinJLee who was named as the superintendent of Talladega City Schools. We look forward to working with Dr. Lee! Great things are on the horizon for the students of Talladega City Schools! https://t.co/Fsa3Gus0tX EastALWorks photo

Secondary Math and Science Teachers - Today is the Last Day to Apply for Paid Externship

Externship includes three days at three local companies learning how they apply STEM in the workplace. Stipend provided‼️

Apply at: https://t.co/CCK87qDp1Y
@ALWorksSystem l @AlabamaSTEM https://t.co/DKU3zxdBTB
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Economic development and workforce development = making things happen in AL! Congratulations @MadeinAL!! https://t.co/Onru6a3ovL
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Made in Alabama @MadeinAL
💥BOOM: Alabama team wins a Gold Shovel Award from national publication @AreaDevelopment for economic development success in manufacturing

➡️ https://t.co/d795DuTIk6 https://t.co/0h6wFclg1Q

East AlabamaWorks is honored to be supported by @aidtedu! Congratulations on your well deserved recognition! @NAWDP https://t.co/goIizC0NUn

Congratulations to Fehrer Automotive on their expansion! It is exciting to see your growth and bringing new jobs to East Alabama! https://t.co/XYRpWVP9CZ
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City of Gadsden @CityofGadsden
The City of Gadsden was pleased to participate in an official opening this morning for a new expansion at Fehrer Automotive. Now with 500,000 sq ft of space and approx. 500 employees, Fehrer is one of Gadsden's largest manufacturers.

More information: https://t.co/H2XXwxbwJZ https://t.co/VLWQu9rbZ9

Area 5 - Central AlabamaWorks


Alabama universities plug into industry with auto research projects https://t.co/AXdICWDZ1k

FOR YOUR INFORMATION – JOB OPENING – THERMO FISHER – PROCESS TECHNICIAN -- apply at https://t.co/Rf9nKHgR0g.

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople https://t.co/qwBUvnnrM0

AlabamaWorks is on track for employers, employees https://t.co/Rq1CwySgUQ

No vacancy: Alabama hotels filling up as Hurricane Irma forces evacuations in Florida https://t.co/msVrfjbI6w

Area 6 - Southeast AlabamaWorks


Your favorite destination for nuggets is hiring across the southeast! Multiple openings for PT/FT, days and nights, entry level or leadership. Grab an application at your hometown CFA in Troy, Enterprise, Eufaula, Dothan, and Montgomery! #EatMorChikn #ChickFilAJobs #BestJobEver https://t.co/qbyLKjXAsm sealaworks photo

The Greenville Career Center has hiring events Wednesday June 16 - Friday June 18! On Thursday, June 17th Walk-in interviews for Butler County E911, Cracker Barrell, Manpower, and Help at Home start at 10AM. #NowHiring #CareerFair #WalkInInterviews #GreenvilleAlabamaWorks https://t.co/G28knfebSj sealaworks photo

Join the Greenville Career Center for a hiring event Wednesday, June 16th starting at 10AM. Positions available for REF Alabama, Onin Staffing, and Structural Wood! #NowHiring #CareerFair #GreenvilleAlabamaWorks #SoutheastAlabamaJobs https://t.co/unjqikEHa2 sealaworks photo

SAVE THE DATE: In-person Job Fair July 23rd in Daleville from 10Am - 6PM! This event is open to the public and free, to register your business to attend or sponsor, contact the Daleville Area Chamber of Commerce at 334-598-6331. #NowHiring #DalevilleAlabamaWorks #JobFair https://t.co/wOst35m0R0 sealaworks photo

Newsletter dropped today, check it out at https://t.co/43N7nraja9 to keep up with workforce development in southeast Alabama. #SoutheastAlabamaWorks #NewsYouCanUse https://t.co/0D8NQ91eWd sealaworks photo

The Radio People are adding a full time position for digital content and community engagement! If you have worked with video (even TikTok), understand digital communications, and want to learn the marketing industry, apply today to be considered! #DothanWorks #NowHiring https://t.co/elPhAkSmF4 sealaworks photo

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