Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division

Workforce Development


Alabama Employer Locator
This tool uses the Business Finder of the CareerOneStop to search for employers by keyword, business name, industry, or occupation. Listings in Business Finder are provided by Infogroup ® and are not reported from the the confidential BLS records.

US Census Bureau, Local Employment Dynamics


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LED time series data uses censuses and surveys to provide a broad scope of information. Applications included here are the LED Extract Tool , OnTheMap (OTM), OTM for Emergency Management, and QWI Explorer.

Statewide and Regional Products
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Table of Contents

Commuting Patterns
High Demand Fast Growing Declining Occ
Industry Change and Distribution
Industry Employment Trend by Age Group
Joblink Resumes Top 30
Net Job Change by Industry Sector
Occupational Location Quotients
Projections by Education and Training
Top 40 Claimants by Occupations
Turnover Rates by Industry Sector
Worker Profile

Accelerate Alabama

Accelerate Alabama is a strategic plan developed January 2012 to provide direction for economic development in the state for at least the next three years. Eleven industry clusters were identified as areas of focus for recruitment, retention, and renewal in the state. As a partner agency, the Alabama Department of Labor provides information to support statewide economic development efforts. As a result, The Labor Market Information Division developed a presentation on each industry cluster which provides both trends and the most recent data to assist with the efforts of this initiative. For more information on the Accelerate Alabama plan visit


An overview of each Industry Cluster is provided below:

Corporate Operations
Distribution Logistics
Forestry Products
Information Technology
Metal Manufacturing
Research & Development


Law Career Cluster
Career Cluster Products
(PDF) The career cluster posters represent the 16 career clusters identified by the U.S. Department of Education, and adopted by the State of Alabama, that focus on diverse pathways to achieving success. Alabama Department of Labor further defines these career pathways by selecting common occupations with related education requirements, work experience, wages and typical training needed, as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Included in these lists are high skilled, high demand and high wage occupations.

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High Demand Occupations Requiring Associate Degree and Under(PDF)
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  Hot 40 Demand Occupations Poster
(PDF) The Hot 40 are jobs expected to be in highest demand based on projected growth, average annual openings, and average annual salary. The poster includes a short description of the occupation, training/education, and skills requirements.

  Required Posters for Employer Workplace
Many requests from employers concern the required Alabama Child Labor Law, Workers' Compensation and Unemployment informational posters needed for display in their business. This link will take you to the Alabama Department of Labor's online resource.


 2018 Alabama State of the Workforce Report   
Statewide and area reports are the collaborative effort of several state agencies and the University of Alabama. Economic analysis is presented by the Center for Business and Economic Research(CBER) and the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR).

Alabama Underemployment Report
2012 estimates of underemployed and characteristics of employed, underemployed and nonworkers for the state and workforce development areas. Includes the survey questions for underemployed and the results of the questions by area.

Alabama Underemployment Forecast
This report presents the results of the first attempt at forecasting underemployment rates in the State of Alabama, Workforce Development Regions, and counties for 2013 through 2018 using past underemployment survey results.

A Comparison of 2013 Underemployment Rate Forecasts And Survey Results in Alabama
This report presents a comparison of the 2013 underemployment survey results with the first attempt at forecasting those rates for the State of Alabama, workforce development regions, and counties. 2013 survey results are compared against the forecasted results for 2013.
2011 Green Benefits Survey  
(PDF)  This survey reports benefits offered by employers associated with products or services that improve energy efficiency, expand use of renewable energy, or support environmental sustainability.

Business Employment Dynamics(BED) Newsletter  
(PDF) STATE OF ALABAMA BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT DYNAMICS: BED data are a quarterly measure of gross job gains (expansions and openings) and gross job losses (contractions and closings) and is derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.

Industry/Occupation Projections
The Alabama Labor Market Information Division produces projected employment by occupation and industry for the State and Workforce Development Regions. National Projections are available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections.
2011 Benefits Survey
(PDF) Findings are organized by: insurance, paid leave, retirement, miscellaneous benefits, and cost of benefits. Survey findings are further summarized by industry, region of the state, and by business size.

Alabama Green Report
(PDF) Reports the extent of the green labor market in plausible energy efficient and renewable energy industries. Additionally, the report identifies occupations and skill requirements characterized as ‘green’ within those industries in Alabama.

Older Worker Report 
(PDF) The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Alabama.

County Profiles   New product label
Alabama counties are detailed based on demographics, labor force data, online resumes by occupation, labor demand, occupational wages, industry employment and trends, and postsecondary education data.

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High Tech in Alabama
(PDF) Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics standards of High Technology Industries and Occupations, this report displays the dispersion of high tech employment in the State and the Workforce Development Regions (WDR). It concludes with employment projections for these high tech industries and occupations for the State and regions.


The Help Wanted Online Data Series™ fills a critical gap in the current U.S. economic indicators by providing timely monthly measures of labor demand (advertised vacancies) at the national, regional, State and metropolitan area levels. These monthly measures are comparable in timing and geographic detail to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly measures of labor supply (unemployment).  Technical Notes