Workforce Statistics

CountyLabor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment
Source: Alabama Department of Labor. Based on May 2018 data.
Alabama  2,194,378  2,112,629  81,749 3.7%
Grow SE Alabama 142,088  136,454  5,634  4.0%
Barbour 8,101 7,684 417 5.1%
Bullock 4,335 3,942 393 9.1%
Coffee 20,556  17,788  768  3.7%
Covington 15,483  14,841  642  4.1%
Dale 20,043  19,257  786  3.9%
Geneva 10,858  10,450  408  3.8%
Henry 6,738  6,457  281  4.2%
Houston 44,795  43,086  1,709  3.8%
Pike 15,514  14,891  623  4.0%

Workforce Training Resources for Industries in Southeast Alabama

Alabama Aviation College

Southeast Alabama is home to one of the post-secondary aviation training facilities authorized by the Alabama Board of Education. From aviation maintenance technology to aviation composite materials, the Alabama Aviation College provides students hands-on experience in a wide range of career tech programs in the related field. The college has three locations across Alabama, Ozark, Andalusia, and Albertville. South Alabama is also home to Fort Rucker, the U.S. Army’s Aviation Center of Excellence.

  • Airframe Technology
  • Aviation Composite Materials
  • Aviation Maintenance Foundations
  • Avionics Technology
  • General Aviation Technology
  • Powerplant Technology

Southeast Alabama Community College Workforce Training

Southeast Alabama community colleges have curriculum designed to meet the needs of local industries. Students will learn from industry professionals and choose programs where they will gain skills to translate directly into some of the top industries including aerospace and aviation, advanced manufacturing and automotive.  

Enterprise State Community College

  • Computer & Information Science
  • 3D Modeling & Simulation

Wallace Community College

  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

  • Applied Technologies
  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Forest Technology
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Welding

Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT)

AIDT is Alabama’s nationally recognized workforce training resource for industries in Alabama and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Services include pre-employment selection and training, leadership development, on-the-job training, maintenance assessments and other training customized to a company’s needs.

Alabama Technology Network (ATN)

Alabama Technology Network helps Alabama employers be more efficient, more productive and more competitive by providing training, services or connections to other available resources. Services are customized to the needs of individual companies and include lean manufacturing, quality systems and engineering, industrial maintenance, engineering and technical services and more.

The Southeast Alabama Council for Economic Development is a consortium of counties actively working together to

Barbour County, AL | Bullock County, AL | Butler County, AL | Coffee County, AL | Covington County, AL | Crenshaw County, AL | Dale County, AL | Geneva County, AL | Henry County, AL | Houston County, AL | Pike County, AL

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