Mid-Atlantic - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in states in the Middle Atlantic and South Atlantic divisions, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

158,888 159,640 (1)159,716 160,056 1,168 0.7

Northeast region

(2)28,382.6 (2)28,297.6 28,307.3 28,360.6 (2)-22.0 (2)-0.1

Middle Atlantic division

(2)20,572.9 (2)20,485.5 20,470.1 20,486.0 (2)-86.9 (2)-0.4

New Jersey

(2)4,517.4 (2)4,507.8 4,514.3 (p)4,523.0 (p)(2)5.6 (p)(2)0.1

New York

(2)9,560.7 (2)9,513.8 9,523.0 (p)9,554.1 (p)(2)-6.6 (p)(2)-0.1

Pennsylvania

(2)6,437.6 (2)6,454.2 6,440.3 (p)6,434.4 (p)(2)-3.2 (p)(2)0.0

South region

(2)57,691.7 (2)58,568.6 58,724.6 58,905.7 (2)1,214.0 (2)2.1

South Atlantic division

(2)30,696.5 (2)31,282.0 31,375.5 31,467.6 (2)771.1 (2)2.5

Delaware

(2)474.3 (2)470.1 470.6 (p)472.3 (p)(2)-2.0 (p)(2)-0.4

District of Columbia

(2)391.8 (2)393.8 395.6 (p)396.8 (p)(2)5.0 (p)(2)1.3

Florida

(2)9,757.3 (2)9,942.5 9,995.8 (p)10,058.0 (p)(2)300.7 (p)(2)3.1

Georgia

(2)4,868.6 (2)4,982.7 4,998.3 (p)5,010.8 (p)(2)142.2 (p)(2)2.9

Maryland

(2)3,161.3 (2)3,182.7 3,192.0 (p)3,206.3 (p)(2)45.0 (p)(2)1.4

North Carolina

(2)4,841.1 (2)4,920.4 4,935.0 (p)4,944.0 (p)(2)102.9 (p)(2)2.1

South Carolina

(2)2,295.1 (2)2,298.1 2,310.6 (p)2,323.0 (p)(2)27.9 (p)(2)1.2

Virginia

(2)4,217.4 (2)4,268.2 4,273.7 (p)4,281.0 (p)(2)63.6 (p)(2)1.5

West Virginia

(2)783.6 (2)782.6 782.6 (p)781.7 (p)(2)-1.9 (p)(2)-0.2

Footnotes
(1) Data affected by changes in population controls.
(2) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in states in the Middle Atlantic and South Atlantic divisions, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

7,845 7,529 7,635 7,528 -317 -4.0

Northeast region

(1)1,388.2 (1)1,304.9 1,261.5 1,243.5 (1)-144.7 (1)-10.4

Middle Atlantic division

(1)1,038.1 (1)1,027.4 979.9 950.1 (1)-88.0 (1)-8.5

New Jersey

(1)227.5 (1)212.5 205.8 (p)201.1 (p)(1)-26.5 (p)(1)-11.6

New York

(1)464.7 (1)456.7 435.7 (p)424.1 (p)(1)-40.6 (p)(1)-8.7

Pennsylvania

(1)345.7 (1)351.5 333.0 (p)320.5 (p)(1)-25.1 (p)(1)-7.3

South region

(1)2,864.1 (1)2,903.6 2,929.4 2,908.6 (1)44.5 (1)1.6

South Atlantic division

(1)1,537.4 (1)1,525.7 1,540.3 1,515.4 (1)-22.0 (1)-1.4

Delaware

(1)21.2 (1)20.4 20.6 (p)21.1 (p)(1)-0.1 (p)(1)-0.4

District of Columbia

(1)24.4 (1)22.4 22.4 (p)22.7 (p)(1)-1.8 (p)(1)-7.3

Florida

(1)485.2 (1)492.0 504.1 (p)500.7 (p)(1)15.5 (p)(1)3.2

Georgia

(1)269.1 (1)273.9 276.1 (p)267.4 (p)(1)-1.7 (p)(1)-0.6

Maryland

(1)142.2 (1)133.2 133.6 (p)135.7 (p)(1)-6.5 (p)(1)-4.6

North Carolina

(1)253.9 (1)256.9 260.1 (p)252.5 (p)(1)-1.5 (p)(1)-0.6

South Carolina

(1)124.1 (1)98.2 101.5 (p)103.2 (p)(1)-20.9 (p)(1)-16.8

Virginia

(1)168.7 (1)174.3 171.5 (p)165.4 (p)(1)-3.4 (p)(1)-2.0

West Virginia

(1)49.3 (1)45.2 43.6 (p)40.3 (p)(1)-9.0 (p)(1)-18.2

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in states in the Middle Atlantic and South Atlantic divisions, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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United States

4.9 4.7 4.8 4.7 -0.2

Northeast region

(1)4.9 (1)4.6 4.5 4.4 (1)-0.5

Middle Atlantic division

(1)5.0 (1)5.0 4.8 4.6 (1)-0.4

New Jersey

(1)5.0 (1)4.7 4.6 (p)4.4 (p)(1)-0.6

New York

(1)4.9 (1)4.8 4.6 (p)4.4 (p)(1)-0.5

Pennsylvania

(1)5.4 (1)5.4 5.2 (p)5.0 (p)(1)-0.4

South region

(1)5.0 (1)5.0 5.0 4.9 (1)-0.1

South Atlantic division

(1)5.0 (1)4.9 4.9 4.8 (1)-0.2

Delaware

(1)4.5 (1)4.3 4.4 (p)4.5 (p)(1)0.0

District of Columbia

(1)6.2 (1)5.7 5.7 (p)5.7 (p)(1)-0.5

Florida

(1)5.0 (1)4.9 5.0 (p)5.0 (p)(1)0.0

Georgia

(1)5.5 (1)5.5 5.5 (p)5.3 (p)(1)-0.2

Maryland

(1)4.5 (1)4.2 4.2 (p)4.2 (p)(1)-0.3

North Carolina

(1)5.2 (1)5.2 5.3 (p)5.1 (p)(1)-0.1

South Carolina

(1)5.4 (1)4.3 4.4 (p)4.4 (p)(1)-1.0

Virginia

(1)4.0 (1)4.1 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)(1)-0.1

West Virginia

(1)6.3 (1)5.8 5.6 (p)5.2 (p)(1)-1.1

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in states in the Mid-Atlantic region by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Delaware

Dover, DE

5.3 4.1 (p)4.0 (p)5.1 (p)-0.2

Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ(1)

5.0 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)4.8 (p)-0.2

District of Columbia

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

4.2 3.7 (p)3.4 (p)3.9 (p)-0.3

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV(1)

4.3 3.8 (p)3.6 (p)4.0 (p)-0.3

Maryland

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

5.0 4.2 (p)4.0 (p)4.6 (p)-0.4

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD(1)

3.7 3.2 (p)2.9 (p)3.5 (p)-0.2

California-Lexington Park, MD

4.6 3.6 (p)3.4 (p)4.1 (p)-0.5

Cumberland, MD-WV

7.7 5.1 (p)5.6 (p)6.9 (p)-0.8

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

5.3 4.1 (p)3.9 (p)4.7 (p)-0.6

Salisbury, MD-DE

7.5 5.6 (p)6.1 (p)7.4 (p)-0.1

Pennsylvania

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

5.0 4.8 (p)4.7 (p)5.2 (p)0.2

Altoona, PA

5.2 4.8 (p)4.9 (p)5.4 (p)0.2

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

5.5 4.4 (p)4.9 (p)5.7 (p)0.2

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

4.8 4.6 (p)4.5 (p)5.0 (p)0.2

East Stroudsburg, PA

6.0 5.8 (p)5.8 (p)6.2 (p)0.2

Erie, PA

6.1 5.9 (p)6.1 (p)6.6 (p)0.5

Gettysburg, PA

4.0 3.5 (p)3.6 (p)4.1 (p)0.1

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

4.1 4.1 (p)3.9 (p)4.2 (p)0.1

Johnstown, PA

6.8 6.0 (p)6.3 (p)6.9 (p)0.1

Lancaster, PA

4.0 3.8 (p)3.7 (p)4.1 (p)0.1

Lebanon, PA

4.4 4.1 (p)3.8 (p)4.3 (p)-0.1

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA(1)

4.0 3.9 (p)3.7 (p)4.0 (p)0.0

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE

4.8 4.6 (p)4.4 (p)4.8 (p)0.0

Philadelphia, PA(1)

5.8 5.8 (p)5.4 (p)5.6 (p)-0.2

Philadelphia City, PA

6.3 6.3 (p)5.9 (p)6.1 (p)-0.2

Pittsburgh, PA

5.5 5.1 (p)5.2 (p)5.7 (p)0.2

Reading, PA

4.6 4.5 (p)4.4 (p)4.9 (p)0.3

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

6.0 5.4 (p)5.5 (p)6.1 (p)0.1

State College, PA

4.2 3.5 (p)3.8 (p)4.1 (p)-0.1

Williamsport, PA

6.4 5.6 (p)6.0 (p)6.5 (p)0.1

York-Hanover, PA

4.4 4.1 (p)4.0 (p)4.5 (p)0.1

Virginia

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

4.7 4.3 (p)4.1 (p)5.7 (p)1.0

Charlottesville, VA

3.9 3.4 (p)3.2 (p)3.7 (p)-0.2

Harrisonburg, VA

4.3 3.8 (p)3.6 (p)3.9 (p)-0.4

Lynchburg, VA

4.9 4.4 (p)4.3 (p)4.8 (p)-0.1

Richmond, VA

4.4 4.1 (p)3.9 (p)4.3 (p)-0.1

Roanoke, VA

4.2 3.9 (p)3.7 (p)4.1 (p)-0.1

Roanoke, VA

4.2 3.9 (p)3.7 (p)4.1 (p)-0.1

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

4.3 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)3.8 (p)-0.5

Winchester, VA-WV

4.1 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)3.9 (p)-0.2

West Virginia

Beckley, WV

8.8 6.3 (p)6.0 (p)6.9 (p)-1.9

Charleston, WV

6.9 5.1 (p)4.9 (p)5.9 (p)-1.0

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

(2)7.5 5.2 (p)5.3 (p)6.8 (p)(2)-0.7

Morgantown, WV

5.5 3.6 (p)3.6 (p)4.8 (p)-0.7

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

7.2 5.1 (p)5.0 (p)6.7 (p)-0.5

Wheeling, WV-OH

8.7 5.7 (p)5.7 (p)7.8 (p)-0.9

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(2) Corrected.
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in the states in the Middle Atlantic and South Atlantic divisions, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

143,448 145,325 (p)145,563 (p)145,798 (p)2,350 (p)1.6

Middle Atlantic division

New Jersey

4,056.5 4,103.7 4,117.6 (p)4,130.2 (p)73.7 (p)1.8

New York

9,361.7 9,458.3 9,484.5 (p)9,496.9 (p)135.2 (p)1.4

Pennsylvania

5,867.6 5,916.3 5,929.1 (p)5,941.6 (p)74.0 (p)1.3

South Atlantic division

Delaware

452.2 454.4 455.8 (p)455.2 (p)3.0 (p)0.7

District of Columbia

781.0 787.6 787.5 (p)785.2 (p)4.2 (p)0.5

Florida

8,294.2 8,492.4 8,548.0 (p)8,543.0 (p)248.8 (p)3.0

Georgia

4,338.2 4,435.7 4,440.2 (p)4,452.2 (p)114.0 (p)2.6

Maryland

2,697.7 2,730.8 2,744.0 (p)2,755.5 (p)57.8 (p)2.1

North Carolina

4,309.3 4,382.7 4,377.0 (p)4,386.1 (p)76.8 (p)1.8

South Carolina

2,042.3 2,070.7 2,076.1 (p)2,074.3 (p)32.0 (p)1.6

Virginia

3,904.2 3,936.3 3,946.3 (p)3,957.7 (p)53.5 (p)1.4

West Virginia

751.0 746.8 746.6 (p)748.3 (p)-2.7 (p)-0.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.