Workforce

Clay County Alabama Economic Development Council

WorkforceClay County Alabama Economic Development Council

Our central location in the heart of east Alabama provides a labor force of over 75,000 workers from a 45-mile radius. And Alabama is a right-to-work state. For more information about our available and ready workforce, contact the Clay County Economic Development Council office at 256-396-2828.

Current Workforce Stats

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Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Alabama 2,177,865 2,027,362 150,503 6.9
Clay County 5,026 4,624 402 8.0

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Information current as of April 2013

Regional Workforce

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Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Clay County 5,026 4,624 402 8.0
Cleburne County 6,183 5,842 341 5.5
Calhoun County 52,830 49,377 3,453 6.5
Coosa County 4,366 4,039 327 7.5
Randolph County 8,770 8,135 566 6.5
Tallapoosa County 17,661 16,432 1,229 7.0
Talladega County 38,093 35,519 2,574 6.8
Area Totals 132,929 123,968 8,892 6.8

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Information current as of April 2013

2011 Underemployment

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Rate Available Workers
Region 5 22.6% 53,994
Clay County 20.4% 1,511

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Based on May 2012 labor force data and 2011 underemployment rates. Region 5 includes Clay, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, Talladega, and Tallapoosa Counties.

Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Labor. This information was included in the 2012 State of the Workforce Report V: Region 5.

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