Employment in Birmingham
Employment in Birmingham is a primary issue.
- 26,828 jobs (13.0%) were retail positions.
- 15,133 jobs (7.4%) were in the finance, insurance and real estate sector.
- 13,000+ jobs (6.4%) were in government service.
- 10,712 jobs (5.2%) were in the manufacturing sector.
The city's (and state's) largest employer is UAB, accounting for approximately 23,000 (20.3%) of the city's jobs.