Workforce Information

Alabama is a right-to-work state.

Current Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,208,896 2,080,139 128,757 5.87
Randolph County 9,449 8,969 480 5.1

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on March 2017 data.

Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,171,702 2,041,655 130,047 6.0
Randolph County, AL 9,491 8,952 539 5.7

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on 2016 annual data.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Randolph County 9,449 8,969 480 5.1
Chambers County 15,376 14,617 759 4.9
Clay County 5,759 5,459 300 5.2
Cleburne County 6,001 5,686 315 5.2
Tallapoosa County 18,606 17,662 944 5.1
Carroll County, GA 54,550 51,710 2,840 5.2
Heard County, GA 5,176 4,924 252 4.9
Troup County, GA 36,538 34,877 1,661 4.5
Area Totals: 151,455 143,904 7,551 5.0

Source: Alabama Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Based on March 2017 data.

2011 Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Region 5 23.3 47,979
Randolph County, AL 20.7 2,386

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on February 2016 labor force data and 2016 underemployment rates. Region 2 includes Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph, Talladega, and Clay Counties. 

Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Labor.