Work Force Data

Albany-Dougherty County is a center of work – and training – for many Southwest Georgians. The five-county Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area has a labor force of about 70,000, but people come from much further to work in Albany. The Southwest Georgia Work Force Area, of which Albany-Dougherty County is the hub, has a labor force of nearly 200,000.

The work force is diverse, with skills in a variety of areas, from manufacturing to health care to education.