Workforce Stats

Additional workforce statistics are available by request. For more information, contact the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance at 256-215-4411.

Employment Statistics

Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. We update these statistics quarterly.
Alabama 2,160,037 2,063,786 96,251 4.5
Coosa County 4,536 4,217 319 7.0
Tallapoosa County 18,603 17,695 908 4.9

Average Employment Statistics

Area Counties Receiving Workers:

Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations.
Alabama 2,178,829 2,064,363 114,466 5.3
Coosa County 4,406 4,155 251 5.7
Tallapoosa County 18,542 17,635 907 4.9

Labor Force in Surrounding Counties

Area Counties Sending Workers:

Area Civilian Labor Force Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. We update these statistics quarterly.
Coosa 4,406 251 5.7
Tallapoosa 18,542 907 4.9
Chambers 15,326 727 4.7
Chilton 19,205 936 4.9
Clay 5,687 295 5.2
Elmore 36,961 1,601 4.3
Lee 74,416 3,417 4.6
Macon 8,027 559 7.0
Randolph 9,380 480 5.1
Shelby 109,021 4,213 3.9
Talladega 34,606 2,081 6.0
Area Total 335,577 15,467 4.6

Underemployment Statistics

Area Counties Receiving Workers:

Area Underemployment Rate Underemployed Workers
Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on July 2017 labor force data and 2016 underemployment rates. Region 5 includes Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, Talladega, and Tallapoosa Counties.
Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. This information was included in the State of the Workforce Report IV: Region 5
Coosa County 16.5% 727
Tallapoosa County 21.8% 4,042
Region 5 23.8% 37,290

Commuting Patterns

A study of the 2006 commuting patterns is available from the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. View the Region 5 study (PDF) for commuting pattern information for both counties.

Coosa County – Inflow

Coosa County – Inflow

Area Counties Sending Workers:

County Count Percentage
Tallapoosa County 200 22.5
Talladega County 102 11.5
Clay County 67 7.5
Elmore County 54 6.1
Jefferson County 20 2.3
  • Total Primary Jobs: 888
  • Workers Living and Working in Coosa County: 299
  • Total Employed in Coosa County, but Living Outside the County: 589
Coosa County – Outflow

Coosa County – Outflow

Area Counties Receiving Workers:

County Count Percentage
Tallapoosa County 843 23.4
Talladega County 657 18.2
Jefferson County 291 8.1
Montgomery County 251 7.0
Shelby County 137 3.8
  • Total Primary Jobs: 3,610
  • Total Living Coosa County, but Employed Outside the County: 3,311
Tallapoosa – Inflow

Tallapoosa – Inflow

Area Counties Sending Workers:

County Count Percentage
Montgomery County 1,561 9.5
Lee County 1,444 8.8
Elmore County 1,062 6.4
Jefferson County 1,011 6.1
Talladega County 430 2.6
  • Total Primary Jobs: 16,490
  • Workers Living and Working in Tallapoosa County: 7,225
  • Total Employed in Tallapoosa County, but Living Outside the County: 9,265
Tallapoosa – Outflow

Tallapoosa – Outflow

Area Counties Receiving Workers:

County Count Percentage
Coosa County 843 6.6
Elmore County 647 5.1
Talladega County 477 3.7
Lee County 409 3.2
Montgomery County 381 3.0
  • Total Primary Jobs: 12,801
  • Total Living Tallapoosa County, but Employed Outside the County: 7,225


Source for Commuting Patterns statistics: U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, On the Map. 2009 Statistics.

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