Alabama - Industry vs. Industry Structure & Performance: Employment Across Counties and Regions for Selected Industries
Alabama

Introduction & Summary

Pair and compare two distinct employment industry sectors of your choosing to examine their relative importance and performance across all of Alabama's 67 county economies over 1969-2016. Contrast and assess, for example, the comparative importance of employment for the Accommodation and Food Services sector across the counties of Alabama against Educational Services, or any other two sectors you elect to select.
Apply the interactive tools included in this module to conduct your own research about how any two industry sectors compare and contrast across the counties of Alabama. The analytical tools at your disposal for ranking and sorting the importance and growth of individual industry sectors across counties include: percent of total local employment, location quotients, percent of State total sector employment, growth rates and growth rates differenced against overall averages locally and their counterparts nationwide.
The employment estimates compiled by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) measure the number of full- and part-time employees, plus the number of proprietors of unincorporated businesses. People holding more than one job are counted in the employment estimates for each job they hold. This means BEA employment estimates represent a job count, not a number-of-people employed count. Also, BEA employment estimates are by place-of-work, rather than by place-of-residence.

Directions

  1. From the "Analysis Options Menu" to the right, select two industry sectors of interest to view results for employment in Alabama.

Additional Notes on Employment

The employment estimates compiled by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) measure the number of full- and part-time employees, plus the number of proprietors of unincorporated businesses. People holding more than one job are counted in the employment estimates for each job they hold. This means BEA employment estimates represent a job count, not a number-of-people employed count. Also, BEA employment estimates are by place-of-work, rather than by place-of-residence.

Additional Suggested Analysis

To view and examine the short vs. long term growth of all 67 Alabama counties click on the graph below.

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Growth by County

County vs Statewide Average: 2007-2016 and 2016

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing by County
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