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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 2,131,160 1,965,640 165,520 7.8
Barbour County 8,823 7,812 1,011 11.5

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on January 2013 data.

2012 Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,152,933 1,987,181 165,752 7.7
Barbour County 9,474 8,381 1,093 11.5

Source: Alabama Department of Labor.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Barbour County 8,823 7,812 1,011 11.5
Coffee County 21,176 19,714 1,462 6.9
Covington County 16,269 14,923 1,346 8.3
Dale County 19,839 18,203 1,636 8.2
Geneva County 10,907 10,072 835 7.7
Henry County 7,041 6,488 553 7.9
Houston County 45,153 41,706 3,447 7.6
Pike County 15,350 14,183 1,167 7.6
Area Totals: 144,558 133,101 11,457 8.2

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on January 2013 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.