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Birmingham has the 88th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Birmingham area is 5.3%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Birmingham has the 50th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Birmingham is below average at $45,590, and the median cost of a home in Birmingham is $86,100, which is below the national average. 23% of workers in Birmingham hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Birmingham. 84% of Birmingham workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Birmingham spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Birmingham Career Center

3440 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35222

Jefferson State Community College One Stop Career Center - Birmingham East

2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, AL 35215

Jefferson County Center for Workforce Development

3420 3rd Avenue South
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35222

Lawson State Community College One Stop Career Center

3060 Wilson Road SW
OneStop Bldg
Birmingham, AL 35221