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Workforce Statistics

Alabama is a right-to-work state. For more detailed workforce information, contact the Chambers County Development Authority at (334) 642-1412.

Current Workforce Stats August 2019

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,255,163 2,184,511 70,652 3.1%
Chambers 15,725 15,283 442 2.8%

Info based on August 2019 data.

2019 Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,263,977 2,200,087 63,890 2.8%
Chambers 15,609 15,092 517 3.3%

Source: Based on 2019 data from the Alabama Department of LaborState of Alabama’s data is recorded from the August 2019 data. Chambers County’s data is recorded from the Yearly Average.

Regional Workforce 2019

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Chambers County 15,609 15,092 517 3.3%
Tallapoosa County 18,939 18,339 600 3.2%
Randolph County 9,792 9,499 293 3.0%
Lee County 75,160 73,075 2,085 2.8%
Heard County (GA) 5,225 5,029 196 3.8%
Troup County (GA) 36,771 35,478 1,293 3.5%
Harris County (GA) 16,415 15,872 543 3.3%
Area Totals: 25,415 24,626 789 3.3%

Source: Based on 2019 Averages data from the Alabama Department of Labor and the Georgia Department of Labor Workforce Statistics & Economic Research.

September 2018 Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Alabama 22.8% 574,914
Region 5 23.5% 90,863
Chambers County 18.0% 3,245

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on March 2019 labor force data and 2018 underemployment rates. Region 5 includes Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Perry, Russell and Tallapoosa Counties.

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

Commuting Patterns

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Inflow

Total Primary Jobs: 6,628
Workers Living and Working in Chambers County: 2,829
Total Employed in Chambers County, but Living Outside the County: 3,799

Area Counties Sending Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
Lee County (AL) 1,329 20.1%
Troup County (GA) 352 5.3%
Randolph County (AL) 154 2.3%
Tallapoosa County (AL) 156 2.4%
Russell County (AL) 207 3.1%
Jefferson County (AL) 88 1.3%
Muscogee County (GA) 88 1.3%
Montgomery County (AL) 102 1.5%
Talladega County (AL) 91 1.4%
All other locations 1,232 18.6%
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Outflow

Total Primary Jobs: 11,110
Total Living Chambers County, but Employed Outside the County: 11,110

Area Counties Receiving Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
Troup County (GA) 3,069 20.6%
Lee County (AL) 3,107 20.8%
Jefferson County (AL) 641 4.3%
Montgomery County (AL) 654 4.4%
Randolph County (AL) 292 2.0%
Tallapoosa County (AL) 223 1.5%
Russell County (AL) 214 1.4%
Shelby County (AL) 205 1.4%
Madison County (AL) 201 1.3%
All other locations 2,504 16.8%

 

Commuting Patterns Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, On the Map. 2017 Statistics.

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