Workforce Information

Alabama is a right-to-work state. For more detailed workforce information, contact your local economic development agency.

Current Workforce Statistics

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,159,442 2,018,340 141,102 6.5%
Crenshaw County 6,473 6,055 418 6.5%

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on August 2015 data.

2014 Average Workforce Statistics

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,150,118 2,003,910 146,208 6.8%
Crenshaw County, AL 6,244 5,810 434 7.0%

Source: Alabama Department of Labor.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Crenshaw County, AL 6,473 6,055 418 6.5%
Butler County, AL 9,258 8,502 756 8.2%
Coffee County, AL 20,319 19,002 1,317 6.5%
Covington County, AL 15,816 14,653 1,163 7.4%
Lowndes County, AL 3,948 3,453 495 12.5%
Montgomery County, AL 105,091 98,069 7,022 6.7%
Pike County, AL 15,046 13,957 1,089 7.2%
Area Totals: 175,951 163,691 12,260 7.86%

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on August 2015 data.

2015 Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Region 7 28.7 50,671
Crenshaw County, AL 22.5 1,336

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on June 2015 labor force data and 2014 underemployment rates. Region 7 includes Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, and Montgomery Counties.

 

Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. This information was included in the 2015 State of the Workforce Report VIII: Region 7.