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Labor Facts & Figures

  1. Economic Development
  2. Workforce Development

Auburn Center for Developing Industries

1500 Pumphrey Avenue

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. Phone: (334) 501-3271
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

BRABHAM, AMY C

Dir of Workforce Development

  1. Phone: (334) 501-7301
  2. Email: [email protected]

Labor Availability

Auburn's labor shed consists of residents within a 60-minute drive time which includes the following Alabama counties: Lee, Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Coosa, Elmore, Macon, Montgomery, Russell, and Tallapoosa as well as the following Georgia counties: Chattahoochie, Harris, Meriwether, Muscogee, and Troup. No manufacturing companies in Auburn are unionized.

Labor Force Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Auburn-Opelika MSA (Lee County): 76,616 1,751 2.3%
Within 60 Minute Drive (15 County Area): 442,307 16,226 3.7%
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Source: Alabama Dept. of Labor (Apr. 2021); Georgia Dept. of Labor (Apr. 2021); ESRI Business Analyst

Workforce Analysis

Age Estimate
Under 5 years 9,431
5 to 14 years 19,050
15 to 19 years 13,411
20 to 24 years 22,407
25 to 34 years 22,867
35 to 44 years 19,236
45 to 54 years 18,654
55 to 64 years 16,492
65 and older 17,739
School Enrollment Estimate
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 55,407
- Nursery school, preschool 2,257
- Kindergarten 1,976
- Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,239
- High school (grades 9-12) 7,363
- College or graduate school
28,572
Educational Attainment Estimate
Population 25 years and over 94,988
- Less than 9th grade 2,783
- 9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,266
- High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22,855
- Some college, no degree 22,166
- Associate's degree 8,541
- Bachelor's degree 18,645
- Graduate or professional degree 13,732
Jobs by Worker Sex Count Percentage
Male 26,634 49.7%
Female 27,002 50.3%
Jobs by Earnings Percentage
$1,250 per month or less 13,948 26.0%
$1,251 to $3,333 per month 20,406 38.0%
More than $3,333 per month 19,282 35.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey - Auburn-Opelika MSA (Lee County), OnTheMap Application & LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics in Partnership with the Alabama Dept. of Labor, LMI

Workers by Sector

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau & the Alabama Dept. of Labor 2018 - Auburn-Opelika MSA (Lee County)

Commuting Patterns

In-Area Labor Force Efficiency - 55,506 Workers Living in Lee County:

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, OnTheMap Application & LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics in Partnership with the Alabama Dept. of Labor, LMI 2017