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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

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,188,762 2,063,931 124,831 5.7%
Chambers 15,511 14,720 791 5.1%

Source: Alabama Department of Labor 09/2016 estimates

2015 Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,146,157 2,015,189 130,968 6.1
Chambers 15,100 14,109 908 6.0

Source: Based on 2015 data from the Alabama Department of Labor.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Chambers County 15,100 14,192 908 6.0
Tallapoosa County 18,717 17,570 1,147 6.1
Randolph County 9,443 8,888 555 5.6
Lee County 71,548 67,888 3,660 5.1
Heard County (GA) 5,025 4,710 315 6.3
Troup County (GA) 35,511 34,173 2,172 6.0
Harris County (GA) 15,480 14,672 808 5.2
Area Totals: 24,403 23,156 1,366 5.76

Source: Based on 2015 averages from the Alabama Department of Labor. and the Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Statistics & Economic Research

2013 Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Region 8 25.6 35,031
Chambers County 27.8 4,718

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on December 2012 labor force data and 2012 underemployment rates. Region 8 includes Bullock, Chambers, Lee, Macon, and Russell 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 IV: Region 8.

Commuting Patterns

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Inflow

Total Primary Jobs: 8,107
Workers Living and Working in Chambers County: 3,926
Total Employed in Chambers County, but Living Outside
the County: 4,181

Area Counties Sending Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
Lee County (AL) 1,471 18.1%
Troup County (GA) 508 6.3%
Tallapoosa County (AL) 203 2.5%
Jefferson County (AL) 129 1.6%
Randolph County (AL) 237 2.9%
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Outflow

Total Primary Jobs: 16,248
Total Living Chambers County, but Employed Outside the County: 12,322

Area Counties Receiving Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
Troup County (GA) 2,951 18.2%
Lee County (AL) 2,737 16.8%
Montgomery County (AL) 537 3.3%
Madison County (AL) 446 2.7%
Jefferson County (AL) 534 3.3%

 

Commuting Patterns Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, On the Map. 2013 Statistics.

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