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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 2,207,857 2,117,027 90,830 4.1%
Chambers 15,334 14,741 593 3.9%

Info based on April 2018 data.

2017 Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,163,554 2,081,176 82,378 3.8
Chambers 15,176 14,557 619 4.1

Source: Based on 2017 data from the Alabama Department of LaborState of Alabama’s data is recorded from the December 2017 data. Chambers County’s data is recorded from the Yearly Average.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Chambers County 15,176 14,557 619 4.1
Tallapoosa County 18,279 17,519 760 4.2
Randolph County 9,373 8,961 412 4.4
Lee County 74,475 70,643 2,877 3.9
Heard County (GA) 5,206 5,007 199 3.8
Troup County (GA) 37,687 36,375 1,312 3.5
Harris County (GA) 16,446 15,293 523 3.2
Area Totals: 25,098 24,141 957 3.9

Source: Based on 2017 Averages data from the Alabama Department of Labor and the Georgia Department of Labor Workforce Statistics & Economic Research.

September 2018 Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Alabama 21.7% 71,220
Region 5 25.80% 83,568
Chambers County 24.50% 3,612

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on September 2018 labor force data and 2017 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: 4,202
Workers Living and Working in Chambers County: 3,673
Total Employed in Chambers County, but Living Outside
the County: 4,202

Area Counties Sending Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
Lee County (AL) 1,593 20.2%
Troup County (GA) 466 5.9%
Randolph County (AL) 205 2.6%
Tallapoosa County (AL) 182 1.3%
Russell County (AL) 184 2.3%
Jefferson County (AL) 103 1.3%
Harris County (GA) 89 1.1%
Montgomery County (AL) 87 1.1%
Talladega County (AL) 101 1.3%
All other locations 1,192 15.1%
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Outflow

Total Primary Jobs: 10,700
Total Living Chambers County, but Employed Outside the County: 10,700

Area Counties Receiving Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
Troup County (GA) 3,151 21.9%
Lee County (AL) 2,994 20.8%
Jefferson County (AL) 499 3.5%
Montgomery County (AL) 649 4.5%
Randolph County (AL) 308 2.1%
Tallapoosa County (AL) 286 2.0%
Calhoun County (AL) 179 1.2%
Shelby County (AL) 174 1.2%
Tuscaloosa County (AL) 147 1.0%
All other locations 2,313 16.1%

 

Commuting Patterns Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, On the Map. 2015 Statistics.

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