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Economy at a Glance
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South Region

South Region - Monthly Data
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Data
May
2022
June
2022
July
2022
Aug
2022
Sept
2022
Oct
2022

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

61,481.5 61,622.9 61,685.3 61,717.4 61,675.3 61,653.4

Employment(1)

59,332.4 59,506.3 59,609.6 59,616.8 59,615.2 59,548.7

Unemployment(1)

2,149.1 2,116.6 2,075.7 2,100.6 2,060.1 2,104.7

Unemployment Rate(2)

3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.4

Consumer Price Index

CPI-U, All items(3)

283.307 287.427 287.608 287.168 287.656 288.836

CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change

  9.2 9.8 9.4 8.9 8.7 8.1

CPI-W, All items(4)

280.365 285.104 284.904 283.859 283.777 284.717

CPI-W, All items, 12-month % change

  9.8 10.6 9.9 9.2 8.8 8.0

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) All Urban Consumers, Base: 1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted.
(4) Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, Base: 1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted.

South Region - Quarterly Data
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Data
3rd Qtr
2021
4th Qtr
2021
1st Qtr
2022
2nd Qtr
2022
3rd Qtr
2022

Employment Cost Index, Private Industry

Total Compensation(1)

144.6 145.6 147.5 150.5 151.8

Compensation, 12-month % change

4.5 4.5 4.6 5.8 5.0

Wages & Salaries(1)

147.4 148.4 149.9 153.2 154.7

Wages & Salaries, 12-month % change

5.2 5.1 4.8 5.9 5.0

Footnotes
(1) Private industry workers, Base: December 2005=100, quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted.

Data extracted on: November 22, 2022

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: More data series, including additional geographic areas, are available through the "Databases & Tables" tab at the top of this page.

 

Geographically based survey data available from BLS:

Employment & Unemployment

Prices & Living Conditions

Compensation & Working Conditions