Located in North Alabama, Limestone County draws its skilled labor force from several area community colleges, technical colleges, and universities, including Athens State University and Calhoun Community College located within the county. Additionally, high school students have access to technical training programs within the county school system.
|Civilian Labor Force||38,254||2,135,416|
Source: Alabama Department of Labor, January 2015
Effective Recruiting Area
|County||Civilian Labor Force||Employment||Unemployed||Unemployment Rate|
Source: Alabama Department of Labor, March 2014 and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, March 2014.
|Limestone County||Region 2|
*Includes Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, and DeKalb Counties.
Source: State of the Workforce Report VIII. Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Labor. Based on December 2012 labor force data and 2012 underemployment rates.
Total Primary Jobs: 18,090
Workers Living and Working in Limestone County: 8,844Total Employed in Limestone County, but living Outside the County: 9,246
Area Counties Sending Workers:
Total Primary Jobs: 29,735
Total Living Limestone County, but Employed Outside the County: 20,891
Area Counties Receiving Workers:
Commuting Patterns Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, On the Map. 2011 Statistics.