Job-seekers: There are 25k jobs in the Greater Birmingham area right now


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What’s your Bham dream job? (Jacob Blakenship / Bham Now)

We have good news for job-seekers—the Greater Birmingham area has about 25k openings, according to We know what the job market looks like in our area, including the top employers within the Birmingham-Hoover area, so keep reading for all the details.

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Alabama’s unemployment rate is better than ever

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Who wouldn’t want to work downtown? (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

In June 2022, Alabama had a low unemployment rate of 2.6%, according to the Alabama Department of Labor Market Information Division. This is one percent lower than the national unemployment rate.

There are 6 jobs in Birmingham per available candidate

With 3,849 candidates for 24,997 jobs in Birmingham-Hoover, according to AlabamaWorks!, that means there are 6.49 jobs per person looking. We like those chances.

4 out of the top 10 employers in Birmingham-Hoover are in healthcare

If you are a healthcare worker, our city needs you. Other opportunities include education, retail, banking, consulting and finance.

According to, these are currently the 10 employers with the most openings in the Greater Birmingham area:  

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 1,350
  • UAB Medicine: 724
  • Children’s of Alabama: 331
  • Dollar General: 327
  • Grandview Medical Center: 321
  • Aya Healthcare: 255
  • Deloitte: 230
  • Hibbett: 221
  • Regions: 196

Birmingham, be sure to check out our job listings if you’re on the hunt for a new one. Employers can post jobs here.

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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