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Workforce Statistics

Current Unemployment Rates

  Alabama
DeKalb County
 Civilian Labor Force  2,148,022  28,671
 Employment  2,057,109  27,444
 Unemployment       90,913    1,227
Available Labor Pool      8,201
 Unemplyment Rate        4.2%     4.3%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor- Seasonally Adjusted. Available Labor Pool equals Underemployed plus Unemployed.
These Statistics are updated monthly. Last updated October 2017.

 Unemployment rates

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Underemployment Rates

 Source: 2017 North Alabama Works XI Report, Alabama Dept. of Labor
  DeKalb County
North AL Region
 Underemployed Workers  6,974  116,643
 Underemployment Rate 2017  25.5%  23.4%
 

Labor Force in Surrounding counties

 County Civilian Labor Force
Unemployment
Unemployment Rate
 Jackson  23,342  1,062  4.5%
 Cherokee  11,104     445  4.0%
Marshall  41,672  1,555  3.7%
Etowah  43,797  1,891  4.3%
Dade (GA)    8,294     360  4.3%
Walker (GA)  30,919   1,436  4.6%
Chattooga (GA)  10,725      525  4.9%
Georgia  5,046,999  235,718  4.7%
Source: Alabama Department of Labor; Georgia Department of Labor (Seasonaly Adjusted). These statistics are updated Monthly.
Last updated: October2017

Union Representation

This area is primarily a non-union pro-business community. Alabama is a “Right to Work” State.
Since 1970 there have only been three certification votes in the County and all three were defeated.

Labor Force: 28,671
Union Presence: 0

Last Updated: October 2017

Commuting Patterns

CommutingInfoGraph2015a            Total All Jobs: 26,330                                                           Total All Jobs: 20,377

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, OnTheMap Application (2016 current data) and venngage.com. Only the top four counties of all total jobs are demonstrated. 
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CONTACT US

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