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Workforce Statistics

Marshall County can provide the needed skilled workforce to support new and existing industries. In addition to already having a large pool of skilled workers to draw from, there are also free to low-cost workforce development programs that can be customized to meet a company’s specific need.

Learn more about available workforce training programs.

Northeast Alabama Wage and Benefit Survey.

Unemployment Rates

 Civilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alabama 2,158,808 1,993,327 165,481 7.7
Marshall County 40,087 37,233 2,854 7.1

Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, July 2014. (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

Underemployment Rates

 Underemployed WorkersUnderemployed Rate
Marshall County 11,254 30.4%
Region 2 83,439 22.6%

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on December 2013 labor force data and 2013 underemployment rates. Region 2 includes Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan Counties. Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. This information was included in the 2014 State of the Workforce Report VII: Region 2

Regional Workforce

 Civilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Marshall County 40,087 37,233 2,854 7.1
Blount County 26,361 24,705 1,656 6.3
Cullman County 38,302 35,895 2,407 6.3
DeKalb County 29,137 26,788 2,349 8.1
Etowah County 44,970 41,548 3,422 7.6
Madison County 172,790 161,225 11,565 6.7
Morgan County 55,930 51,724 4,206 7.5
Area Total 407,577 379,118 28,459 6.9

Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, July 2014. (Not Seasonally Adjusted). Note rounding errors may be present.


Commuting Patterns

Marshall Residents Working Outside the County

Inflow

Total Primary Jobs: 30,317
Workers Living and Working in Marshall County: 15,315
Total Employed in Marshall County, but Living Outside the County: 15,002

Etowah County 2,650
DeKalb County 2,174
Madison County 1,086
Blount County 994
Cullman County 981

Source: On the Map, US Census, Alabama Department of Labor.

Additional Resources

Full Inflow Commuting Patterns Report

Outside Residents Working in Marshall

Outflow

Total Primary Jobs 34,424
Total Living Marshall County, but Employed Outside the County: 19,109

Madison County 5,372
Jefferson County 2,115
Etowah County 1,365
Morgan County 954
Dekalb County 871

Source: On the Map, US Census, Alabama Department of Labor.

Additional Resources

Full Outflow Commuting Patterns Report

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