The labor force in Alabama was 2,180,558 in July 2017, down from 2,186,150 in June 2017, and up from 2,173,465 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 2,073,717 in July 2017, up from 2,073,253 in June 2017, and up from 2,040,731 one year ago in July 2016.