Labor Market

Employment Statistics

Gadsden MA (Etowah County): June, 2019
Nonagricultural Employment 38,900
Goods Producing 6,800
   Mining, Logging and Construction 1,200
   Manufacturing 5,600
Service Providing 32,100
   Retail and Wholesale Trade 5,600
   Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 1,100
   Information 300
   Financial Activities 1,400
   Professional and Business Services 3,900
   Education and Health Services 8,000
   Leisure and Hospitality 4,100
   Other Services 1,600
   Government 5,500

Note: Many manufacturing companies have temporary employees or use employee leasing services. These employees, although working in Goods Producing occupations, are paid through service-sector companies and, therefore, are classified in the Service Providing category by the Alabama Department of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*The estimates above are from June 2019 and are preliminary.

Unemployment Statistics

Gadsden MA (Etowah County): June, 2019
Civilian Labor Force 44,435
Employment 42,744
Unemployment 1,709
Unemployment rate 3.6%

Unemployment Rate History

Gadsden MA (Etowah County) Annual Averages
2000: 5.2%
2001: 6.0%
2002: 5.8%
2003: 5.9%
2004: 5.7%
2005: 4.0%
2006: 3.6%
2007: 3.8%
2008: 5.2%
2009: 10.2%
2010: 9.3%
2011: 8.7%
2012: 7.2%
2013: 6.5%
2014: 7.0%
2015: 6.1%
2016: 6.0%
2017: 3.6%
2018: 4.1%
2019: 3.8%

*Data as of June 2019, obtained from the Alabama Department of Labor website.