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Workforce Statistics

Current Workforce Stats    
Source: Alabama Department of Labor.
Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Alabama 2,109,922 1,981,555 128,367 6.1%
Blount County 25,597 24,356 1,329 5.5%

2013 Average Workforce Stats    
Source: Alabama Department of Labor.        
Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Alabama 2,150,224 2,008,995 141,229 6.6%
Blount County 26,233 24,735 1,498 5.7%

Regional Workforce    
Source: Alabama Department of Labor.        
Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Blount County 25,597 24,356 1,329 5.5%
Chilton County 19,395 18,270 1,125 5.8%
Jefferson County 297,441 280,426 17,015 5.7%
Shelby County 103,457 99,044 4,413 4.3%
St. Clair County 37,095 35,165 1,930 5.2%
Walker County 26,322 24,745 1,577 6.0%
Area Totals: 509,307 482,006 27,301 6.4%

2013 Underemployment  

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on December 2013 labor force data and 2013 underemployment rates. Region 4 includes Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker Counties.

Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. This information was included in the 2013 State of the Workforce Report VIII: Region 4.

   
  Rate Workers
Region 4 25% 120,958
Blount County 27.9% 6,693