Alabama presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:
But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.
In 2016, Alabama Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 27th with almost $205 billion and ranked 45th with a per capita GDP of over $37,000. For June 2017, Alabama had an employed workforce of over 2.1 million and an unemployment rate of 4.6%. For 2016, Alabama ranked 4th on the cost of living.
The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to America at large; Alabama’s rank on this measure has fallen from 44th to 46th.
OJT.com connects you with training providers that support all the major Alabama industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the Alabama economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy. In general, large sectors of the economy exhibit significant training opportunity because of the sheer magnitude of the workforce.
Manufacturing. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
The manufacturing subsector includes 21 specific manufacturing sectors, which include product manufacturing related to food, beverage, tobacco, textiles, apparel, leather, wood, paper, printing, petroleum and coal, chemicals, plastics and rubber, nonmetallic minerals, primary metals, fabricated metal, machinery, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, appliances, components, transportation equipment, furniture and miscellaneous.
Manufacturing is the top supersector in Alabama with over 265,000 (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:
Government. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
Government is the top industry in Alabama, with over 378,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:
The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large. In general, high growth sectors exhibit high training opportunity because of the percentage of new people being added to the workforce.
Alabama OJT industries that grew their workforce 2% or more than the country at large are the Leisure & Hospitality supersector and the Other Services supersector.
Leisure & Hospitality. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
Leisure & Hospitality is the top growth industry in Alabama, relative to the rest of America, with over 208,000 (10.4% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Leisure & Hospitality employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 6.2% while the national average grew 2.6%.
Other Services. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
Other Services is one of the top growth supersectors in Alabama, relative to the rest of America, with over 83,000 employed (4.2% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Other Services employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 4.8% while the national average grew 2.7%.
The following shows Alabama occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.
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