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Workforce Statistics

October 2019 Employment Statistics

  Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Alabama 2,269,499 2,214,558 59,941 2.4%
Morgan County 58,890 57,639 1,251 2.1%

Average Unemployment Rates

  Morgan County Decatur MSA
Jul-19 2.6% 2.7%
Jan-19 3.8% 4.0%
Jul-18 3.9% 4.0%
Jan-18 3.9% 4.0%
Jul-17 4.5% 4.6%
Jan-17 6.2% 6.5%
July-16 5.3% 5.6%
Jan-16 5.9% 6.3%
July-15 6.4% 6.8%
Jan-15 6.1% 6.5%
July-14 7.5% 8.0%
Jan-14 6.5% 6.7%
July-13 5.9% 6.2%
Jan-13 7.2% 7.6%

2019 Underemployment Statistics

  Underemployment Rate Underemployed Workers
Morgan County 28.0 16,111
North Alabama 19.3 103,014

Note: Rounding errors may be present.

North Alabama (Region 1) includes: Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franlkin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston Counties. (seasonally adjusted)

Source: Alabama Department of Labor and August 2019 State of the Workforce Report (PDF) August 2018 State of the Workforce Report/Alabama Department of Labor.

2018 Chart of Work-Age Population in Morgan County, Alabama

  Total In Labor Force Employed
16 years and over 95,485 58.2% 56.3%
16 to 19 years 6,688 42.4% 36.3%
20 to 24 years 7,421 76.1% 74.8%
25 to 29 years 6,442 82.9% 77.6%
30 to 34 years 7,312 81.2% 77.1%
35 to 44 years 14,793 78.2% 75.7%
45 to 54 years 15,950 79.6% 78.7%
55 to 59 7,894 61.9% 61.9%
60 to 64 8,521 44.0% 43.2%
65 to 74 12,050 22.5% 21.4%
75 years and over 8,414 2.6% 2.6%

2018 American Community Survey, one year estimates, U.S. Census Bureau - Report S2301

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