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Workforce Statistics

January 2017 Employment Statistics

  Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Alabama 2,195,0546 2,053,837 141,217 6.4%
Morgan County 55,551 52,104 3,447 6.2%

Average Unemployment Rates

  Morgan County Decatur MSA
Jul-17 4.5% 4.6%
Jan-17 6.2% 6.5%
Jul-16 5.3% 5.6%
Jan-16 5.9% 6.3%
July-15 6.4% 6.8%
Jan-15 6.1% 6.5%
July-14 7.5% 8.0%
Jan-14 6.5% 6.7%
July-13 5.9% 6.2%
Jan-13 7.2% 7.6%
July-12 8.4% 8.7%
Jan-12 8.0% 8.3%

2016 Underemployment Statistics

  Underemployment Rate Underemployed Workers
Morgan County 19.7% 10,501
North Alabama 22.4% 116,643

Note: Rounding errors may be present.

North Alabama includes: Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franlkin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston Counties. (seasonally adjusted)

Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. This information was included in the 2017 State of the Workforce Report (PDF).

2016 Chart of Work-Age Population in Morgan County, Alabama

  Total In Labor Force Employed
16 years and over 95,323 54.4% 51.6%
16 to 19 years 6,973 35.3% 32.2%
20 to 24 years 3,138 71.8% 68.6%
25 to 44 years 29,657 75.2% 68.9%
45 to 54 years 17,500 77.0% 71.2%
55 to 64 years 32,386 59.2% 57.6%
65 to 74 years 11,9203 19.8% 18.1%
75 years and over 8,2499 5.4% 5.4%

2016 American Community Survey, one year estimates, U.S. Census Bureau - Report S2301

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