ACLMIS (Alabama's Comprehensive Labor Market Information System)
Interactive database provides job seeker/career assistance, industry/occupational/area profiles and detail, and training information.

GreenIcon Green Jobs in Alabama
Interactive portal for "green" research and job opportunities. Includes labor market services in addition to identified green jobs in Alabama.

US Census Bureau, Local Employment Dynamics

About OnTheMap   About QWI's   About Industry Focus
LED time series data uses censuses and surveys to provide a broad scope of information. Included in this product are three applications: Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI), Industry Focus, and OnTheMap (OTM).

OnTheMap for Emergency Management
This link will open on the US Census website. This page includes all the materials information needed to get started such as a tutorial, system requirements, FAQ's, and the link to start the application.
Local Employment Dynamics, Alabama and Area Reports
Industry Comparisons (PDF)
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Industry Employment by Age
Chart display of Employment by Age group for the years 2003 through 2012 to show the changes in age distribution through the years. The Industries that are highlighted represent those that currently have a large percentage of workers over the age of 55.

    Across All Industries 





Selected Industries Across QWI's for 2003 and 2011
Tables which compare industries that are prevalent in the area based on all eight QWI indicators; Employment, Employment Growth, Hiring Growth, Number of New Hires, Firm Job change, Average Monthly Earnings, Growth in Average Monthly Earnings, and Average New Hire Earnings. By presenting the top in 2003 and those in 2011 we can see difference over the years in industry composition and growth.

Source: Local Employment Household Dynamics Partnership between the Alabama Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Division, and the US Census Bureau, Quarterly Workforce Indicators.

Industry Distribution Between 2001 and 2011
Pie chart comparing major industry employment distribution from one
decade to the next.

Workforce Profiles (OnTheMap Downloads in Excel files)
Employment and Demographic Characteristics of the workforce in the selected area over 5 years. Includes jobs by age group, by earnings, by industry sector. It also includes jobs by race, ethnicity, educational attainment, and sex for 2009 and 2010.

Source: Partnership between the Alabama Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Division and the US Census Bureau, Longitudinal Employment Household Dynamics (LEHD) Program.


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

Aerospace MadeInAlabama
Distribution Centers
Forestry and Paper
Alabama Headquarters and Customer Centers
Information Technology
Robotics Nanotechnology
Sheet Metal and Ship Manufacturing
Job Creation
Quarterly Workforce Concentrations (PDF) Total employment, new hires, turnover, separations, net job flows, and average monthly earnings are thematically mapped across all counties using Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) indicators.
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 Growth Job Initiative Posters (PDF) These posters reflect the common occupations, related wages and typical training needed for the industry clusters mapped in high-growth industry clusters. HTML version is here.

 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.
2012 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).

New 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.

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.

Commuting Pattern Reports
(PDF) Where do Alabama Residents Work? Where do Alabama Workers Live? Includes data for Inflow, Outflow, and Interior flow characteristics.

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.

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

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.

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

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.
Occupational Location Quotients  
(PDF) These charts show the top 20 detailed occupations and the top 10 broad occupational groups with the highest concentration of workers in a region. LQ's were calculated on base year projections employment and may note declining projected outcomes. The link above contains all regions. Use the dropdown here to select individual areas.
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