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Workforce Statistics

January 2021 Employment Statistics

  Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Alabama 2,228,910 2,138,693 90,217 4.0%
Morgan County 59,305 57,579 1,726 2.9%

Average Unemployment Rates

  Morgan County Decatur MSA
Jan-21 2.9% 3.0%
Jul-20 6.3% 6.4%
Jan-20 2.8% 2.9%
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%
Jul-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%

2020 Underemployment Statistics

  Underemployment Rate Underemployed Workers
Morgan County 28.0 14,752
North Alabama 19.2 96,701

Note: Rounding errors may be present.

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

Source: Alabama Department of Labor Region 1 Underemployment Report July 2020

2019 Chart of Work-Age Population in Morgan County, Alabama

  Total In Labor Force Employed
16 years and over 96,669 58.7% 55.4%
16 to 19 years 6,781 43.6% 40.8%
20 to 24 years 7,426 75.3% 69.2%
25 to 29 years 6,335 83.8% 75.9%
30 to 34 years 5,424 86.4% 79.9%
35 to 44 years 15,336 83.4% 77.0%
45 to 54 years 17,292 78.2% 74.9%
55 to 59 years 7,839 68.8% 68.2%
60 to 64 years 8,560 47.1% 46.2%
65 to 74 years 12,051 17.1% 17.1%
75 years and over 9,625 4.5% 3.8%

2019 American Community Survey, one year estimates, U.S. Census Bureau - Report S2301

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