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

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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

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AlabamaWorks


Great read! Grateful for the work of Bharani and @TransfrVR in developing the innovative JumpStartAL program! Check out the article below and learn more about Alabama's awesome VR training program here - https://t.co/9NOPkQlpez https://t.co/PKmraDJRtB
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TransfrVR @TransfrVR
Check out #workforcedevelopment insights from #disruptor and @TransfrVR Founder & CEO Bharani Rajakumar recently featured in @AuthorityMgzine. Topics include, creating alternative pathways to #careersuccess & 3 things needed to shake up your industry now: https://t.co/KtJicW1aXw https://t.co/uIHOaTZCBg

Great appointment! Scott will help continue the great work @NorthALWorks! https://t.co/dOlnj1BSwV

Many thanks to @GovernorKayIvey for her leadership with this innovative workforce tool and workforce development efforts across the state! https://t.co/mfDE8eJCoS

JUST ANNOUNCED! @GovernorKayIvey & @AtlantaFed launch the DAVID tool to help Alabamians understand how much money they can gain through employment within various potential career pathways that will lead them to self-sufficiency. Learn more:
https://t.co/mAEq82EXvE. https://t.co/qu0OeMCWsy
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Skills-Based Hiring in Alabama Webinar live now!

Tune in here:
https://t.co/JYnAITToR6

Area 1 - North AlabamaWorks


“We are the first state to take a benefits cliff calculator & merge it with a workforce development career path planner,” Gov Ivey said. “This is a significant milestone...leading the way with innovative workforce development solutions for the people of AL https://t.co/ZhlLJKK2Qr

RT @yhn: Scott Russo of Mazda Toyota Manufacturing appointed chairman of North AlabamaWorks https://t.co/cdsahKh0ZW

Great news from @bevillstate Hamilton campus! RT @bevillstate: We’re excited to announce that we’ve received $1.5 million from @arcgov’s POWER Initiative! #ARC #POWERinitiative #grants https://t.co/dlZNPXUI9g

Thurs Oct 22: RT @cyberreach: CyberReach presents a “Veterans in Cyber Information Event” in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton. Valuable information on preparing for and transitioning to a #cybercareer. https://t.co/e0MKM5K2T2

Area 2 - East AlabamaWorks


Looking for a great job with New Flyer? What are you waiting for? Contact Elwood Staffing today! https://t.co/MfnVMnRg64 EastALWorks photo

Elwood Staffing is now hiring for FabArc Steel! Details below! https://t.co/6if6MscUoH EastALWorks photo

More updated wage increases at Honda in Lincoln! Contact Elwood Staffing for application info! https://t.co/i9IPJTlM1Y EastALWorks photo

Free Skills Training Available in Talladega County. Classes Start in January. https://t.co/EPdzRjYADB EastALWorks photo

Here is the Fox 6 story on the new IAC expansion!

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Join AlabamaWorks for today's edition of the monthly webinar series! Today's topic - Skills-Based Hiring in Alabama. Watch online on the AlabamaWorks facebook page or at https://t.co/os4p3gJFft. https://t.co/5uGs1WJBXW EastALWorks photo

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


Now hiring Jeep people in Ozark! Positions include Experienced welders, Grinders, and a Laser Operator.
For more information see flyer. https://t.co/M5wnQ7hIBr
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Now hiring Jeep people in Ozark! For more information see flyer! https://t.co/bzWFQUoeUI sealaworks photo

Townsend Building Supply is hiring for Truss Assemblers! For more information see below! https://t.co/1KI059LtUK sealaworks photo

Serene Manor is now hiring for an office manager in Brundidge, AL. For more information see the flyer below!
#nowhiring #keepsoutheastalabamaworking #jobs #jobsnearme https://t.co/ac7yf0bP0C
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#NowHiring in Dothan and Ozark, Checkers has 40 job openings for part-time and full-time workers and looking for workers 18+.
Apply today at https://t.co/tzOKUEm6Jf, or call James for more info!
#NowHiring #KeepSoutheastAlabamaWorking https://t.co/uaxwRvVaDa
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