Alabama At a Glance
With an estimated 4,949,377 citizens as of 2014, Alabama is the 23rd most populous state in the union. The state represents just over 1.5% of the U.S. population. It has a median household income of $64,899, and a median age just above the national average at 37.9 years old.
?Alabama is located in the American Southeast, and is bordered by Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. It’s the 30th largest U.S. state by area. The capital of Alabama is Montgomery, and Birmingham is the states largest city.
Alabama Jobs & Economy
Alabama has a range of industries that provide employment for its citizens, but the manufacturing industry is the state’s leading employer. Popular occupations include metal and plastic layout workers, mining roof bolters, and textile workers.
Alabama Unemployment Rate
As of January 2015, Alabama’s unemployment rate stood at 5.7%, just slightly above the United States national rate of 5.6%.