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Workforce Information

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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 2,169,875 2,077,644 92,231 4.3
Barbour County 8,109 7,649 460 5.7

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on February 2018 data.

2017 Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,168,144 2,073,106 95,338 4.4
Barbour County 8,236 7,750 486 5.9

Source: Alabama Department of Labor.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Barbour County 8,109 7,649 460 5.7
Coffee County 20,567 19,696 871 4.2
Covington County 15,353 14,587 776 5.1
Dale County 19,841 18,947 894 4.5
Geneva County 10,698 10,234 464 4.3
Henry County 6,643 6,313 330 5.0
Houston County 44,132 42,220 1,912 4.3
Pike County 15,279 14,570 709 4.6
Area Totals: 140,622 134,036 6,416 4.7

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on February 2018 data.

2012 Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Region 10 23.6 32,380
Barbour County 34.6 2,959

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on May 2012 labor force data and 2011 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 Labor. This information was included in the 2012 State of the Workforce Report V: Region 10.