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.

Contact Us

21754 Bill Benton Lane
Andalusia, AL 36421
Phone: 334.222.7040
Fax: 334.222.0897

Rick Clifton, President & CEO
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334.488.5757

Jacob Morgan, Project Manager
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334.222.7040

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