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Workforce Statistics

Employment Statistics

CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE EMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
Source: Alabama Department of Labor, May 2016 data. We update these statistics quarterly.
Alabama 2,183,041 2,050,935 132,106 6.1%
Cherokee County 11,339 10,781 558 4.9%

Average Employment Statistics

CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE EMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
Source: Alabama Department of Labor, August 2015 data.
Alabama 2,150,118 2,003,910 146,208 6.5%
Cherokee County 11,299 10,638 661 5.9%

Labor Force in Surrounding Counties

COUNTY CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE EMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
Source: Alabama Department of LaborAlabama Department of Labor; Georgia Department of Labor, August 2015 data. We update these statistics quarterly.
Etowah 43,369 40,539 2,830 6.5%
DeKalb 29,155 27,264 1,891 6.5%
Cleburne 5,936 5,556 380 6.4%
Chattooga (GA) 10,522 9,780 742 7.1%
Floyd (GA) 42,589 39,349 3,240 7.6%
Polk (GA) 18,166 16,850 1,316 7.2%
TOTAL 149,737 139,338 10,399 6.9%

Underemployment Statistics

UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE UNDEREMPLOYED WORKERS

Note: Rounding errors may be present. Based on April 2015 labor force data and 2014 underemployment rates. Region 5 includes Cherokee, Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, Talladega, and Tallapoosa Counties. DeKalb County is in Region 2.

Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. This information was included in the Region V: Workforce Reports 2014
Cherokee County 31.1% 3,385
Dekalb County 19.2% 5,151
Region 5 23.9% 42,153

Traffic Patterns

Inflow

  • Total Primary Jobs: 4,781
  • Workers living & working in Cherokee County: 2,506
  • Total employed in Cherokee County, but living outside the county: 2,275
Traffic Inflow by County
Etowah County 503 10.5%
DeKalb County 449 9.4%
Calhoun County 255 5.3%
Jackson County 105 2.2%
Jefferson County 86 1.8%

Outflow

  • Total Primary Jobs: 7,617
  • Total Living in Cherokee County, but Employed Outside the County: 2,506
Traffic Outflow by County
Floyd County (GA) 728 9.5%
DeKalb County 771 10.1%
Etowah County 691 9.0%
Calhoun County 629 8.2%
Jefferson County 445 5.8%
Marshall County 232 3.0%
Chattooga County (GA) 145 1.9%
Talladega County 143 1.9%
Polk County (GA) 135 1.8%
All Other Locations 1,254 16.4%

Source: Cherokee County Profile, Alabama Department of Labor, Alabama Department of Labor.

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