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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 2,196,581 2,089,217 107,364 4.9%
Chambers 15,291 14,725 566 3.7%

Info based on May 2017 data.

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 15,291 14,725 566 3.7
Tallapoosa County 18,525 17,827 698 3.8
Randolph County 9,366 8,995 371 4.0
Lee County 74,475 71,744 2,731 3.7
Heard County (GA) 5,211 4,950 261 5.0
Troup County (GA) 36,881 35,206 1,675 4.5
Harris County (GA) 15,855 15,173 682 4.3
Area Totals: 25,086 24,089 998 4.1

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

February 2017 Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Region 5 25.03% 93,678
Chambers County 25.1% 4,470

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on February 2017 labor force data and 2016 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: 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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