Workforce Information

Alabama is a right-to-work state. For more detailed workforce information, contact the Covington County Economic Development Commission office at 334.222.7040.

Current Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,121,081 1,976,090 144,127 6.8%
Covington County 15,794 14,519 1,275 8.1%

Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. Based on March 2014 data.

2013 Average Workforce Stats

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,138,048 1,999,848 138,200 6.5%
Covington County 16,009 14,864 1,145 7.2%

Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations.

Regional Workforce

AreaLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Covington County 15,794 14,519 1,275 8.1%
Barbour County 8,610 7,666 944 11.0%
Coffee County 20,570 19,164 1,406 6.8%
Dale County 18,966 17,584 1,382 7.3%
Geneva County 10,533 9,812 721 6.8%
Henry County 6,763 6,240 523 7.7%
Houston County 43,721 40,814 2,907 6.6%
Pike County 14,887 13,843 1,044 7.0%
Area Totals: 139,844 129,642 10,202 7.66%

Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. Based on March 2014 data.

2011 Underemployment

 RateWorkers
Region 10 26.6 34,764
Covington County 36.8 5,320

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on January 2011 labor force data and 2010 underemployment rates. Region 10 includes Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties.

 

Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. This information was included in the 2011 State of the Workforce Report V: Region 10.