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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

AreaCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,134,754 1,958,065 176,689 6.5
Coosa County 4,446 3,974 472 8.5
Tallapoosa County 16,672 15,011 1,661 7.8

Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. We update these statistics quarterly.

Average Employment Statistics

AreaCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,126,952 1,994,571 132,381 6.2
Coosa County 4,250 3,924 326 7.7
Tallapoosa County 17,125 15,967 1,158 6.8

Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations.

Labor Force in Surrounding Counties

AreaCivilian Labor ForceUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Coosa 4,250 326 7.7
Tallapoosa 17,125 1,158 6.8
Chambers 14,595 885 6.1
Chilton 19,719 976 4.9
Clay 5,092 544 10.7
Elmore 35,110 1,844 5.3
Lee 69,360 3,103 4.5
Macon 8,694 659 7.6
Randolph 8,437 525 6.2
Shelby 103,695 3,781 3.6
Talladega 38,467 2,335 6.1
Area Total 324,544 16,136 6.3

Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. We update these statistics quarterly.

Underemployment Statistics

AreaUnderemployment RateUnderemployed Workers
Coosa County 17.0% 691
Tallapoosa County 20.7% 3,307
Region 5 24.2% 41,769

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on January 2011 labor force data and 2010 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.

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

Area Counties Sending Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
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

Area Counties Receiving Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
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 County - Inflow

Area Counties Sending Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
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 County – Outflow

Area Counties Receiving Workers:

CountyCountPercentage
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.