a population of 4.7 million, has an unemployment rate of 9.9 as of August 2011.
Key industries in the state include aerospace (i.e., NASA's George C. Marshall
Space Flight Center in Huntsville), education, health care, banking, and a
variety of heavy industries including--and perhaps most importantly--automobile
manufacturing. Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz have manufacturing
facilities in the state.
Steel production employs over 10,000 and major producers include
Nucor, SSAB and U.S. Steel. Tourism supports over 160,000 jobs in Alabama. The
Port of Mobile is the 9th largest saltwater port by tonnage in the United
Additional information can be found regarding Alabama's economy and
key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Alabama Economy.