McAlester is a significant employment center which attracts talented labor across Southeast Oklahoma. The Primary McAlester Laborshed represents the region where employers have the highest potential to draw their workforce from.

McAlester Primary Laborshed Map

Employment Status
Population Aged 16+ 90,715
Within Labor Force 47,121
Unemployed Persons 3,826
Unemployment Rate 8.1%
Class of Worker
Private Salary Workers 68%
Government Workers 24%
Self-Employed Workers 8%
Educational Attainment
Labor Force Aged 25-64 37,747
High School Graduate 37%
Some College or
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree or
Higher Attainment 



U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey 2009-2013. Date Accessed: February, 2015. (

U.S. Census Bureau. On The Map. 2011 Dataset. Date Accessed: February, 2015. (