workforce

Workforce Stats

Regardless of where you choose to locate your business, it will be the quality of those who work there that directly corresponds with the quality of the business, its products and its ability to attract and retain profits. Businesses find that those they hire in the C3 Northwest Alabama region are ready, willing and able to learn and to earn. Ours is a strong manufacturing economy, both in heritage and current environment. The abundance of available workers makes finding and hiring the best much easier than in many other places. Expect to be delighted with the caliber of those you find and employ.

C3 Region Workforce Availability Statistics

C3 Region Employment Clusters

Manufacturing Breakdown

manufacturing employment percentages

Current Workforce Statistics

Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Fayette 6,137 5,732 405 6.6%
Lamar 5,419 5,077 342 6.3%
Marion 11,774 10,960 814 6.9%

Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on February 2016 data.

Regional Workforce Statistics

Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate Under-employment Rate Available Labor Pool
Fayette 6,584 6,150 434 6.6% 1,291 1,725
Lamar 5,763 5,459 304 5.3% 1,723 2,027
Pickens 8,248 7,715 533 6.5% 2,343 2,876
Tuscaloosa 100,871 95,527 870 7% 24,675 30,019
Franklin 13,874 13,091 783 5.6% 3,085 3,868
Marion 12,978 12,164 814 6.3% 1,457 2,271
Winston 9,674 8,992 682 7.0% 1,763 2,445
Area Totals: 157,992 149,098 4,420 6.33% 36,337 45,231

Sources: http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/workforcedev/CountyProfiles/Marion%20County.pdf
http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/workforcedev/CountyProfiles/Fayette%20County.pdf

Commuting Patterns by County

Fayette

Distance Workers Travel to Fayette County to Work

Count Share
Total Primary Jobs 3,867 100.0%
Less than 10 miles 1,368 35.4%
10 to 24 miles 1,072 27.7%
25 to 50 miles 679 17.6%
Greater than 50 miles 748 19.3%

Source: http://www2.labor.alabama.gov

Lamar

Distance Workers Travel to Fayette County to Work

Count Share
Total Primary Jobs 3,049 100.0%
Less than 10 miles 1,163 38.1%
10 to 24 miles 987 32.4%
25 to 50 miles 330 10.8%
Greater than 50 miles 569 18.7%

Source: http://www2.labor.alabama.gov

Marion

Distance Workers Travel to Fayette County to Work

Count Share
Total Primary Jobs 8,931 100.0%
Less than 10 miles 3,798 42.5%
10 to 24 miles 2,515 28.2%
25 to 50 miles 866 9.7%
Greater than 50 miles 1,752 19.6%

Source: http://www2.labor.alabama.gov