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Southeast - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the Southeast, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

162,694 163,922 164,039 164,364 1,670 1.0

South(1)

59,913.3 60,636.5 60,748.4 60,898.0 984.7 1.6

South Atlantic

31,915.4 32,335.0 32,402.8 32,492.7 577.3 1.8

Delaware

483.3 489.2 489.2 (p)489.8 (p)6.5 (p)1.3

District of Columbia

403.3 412.0 411.9 (p)411.4 (p)8.2 (p)2.0

Florida

10,286.4 10,386.7 10,421.3 (p)10,465.2 (p)178.8 (p)1.7

Georgia

5,113.3 5,107.6 5,111.9 (p)5,119.7 (p)6.3 (p)0.1

Maryland

3,193.2 3,245.2 3,255.2 (p)3,268.1 (p)74.9 (p)2.3

North Carolina

4,985.1 5,111.9 5,120.3 (p)5,128.6 (p)143.5 (p)2.9

South Carolina

2,329.3 2,382.2 2,380.8 (p)2,381.1 (p)51.8 (p)2.2

Virginia

4,337.2 4,404.4 4,414.2 (p)4,427.8 (p)90.5 (p)2.1

West Virginia

784.2 795.7 798.1 (p)801.0 (p)16.8 (p)2.1

East South Central

8,795.3 8,967.0 8,982.6 8,992.9 197.6 2.2

Alabama

2,203.9 2,255.1 2,261.0 (p)2,264.0 (p)60.1 (p)2.7

Kentucky

2,062.4 2,071.3 2,073.3 (p)2,077.0 (p)14.6 (p)0.7

Mississippi

1,274.3 1,282.3 1,287.4 (p)1,289.8 (p)15.5 (p)1.2

Tennessee

3,254.7 3,358.3 3,361.0 (p)3,362.1 (p)107.4 (p)3.3

Footnotes
(1) The South includes Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(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 the Southeast, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

6,112 6,044 5,769 5,855 -257 -4.2

South(1)

2,171.5 2,146.9 2,118.5 2,101.6 -69.9 -3.2

South Atlantic

1,109.6 1,133.9 1,107.3 1,082.5 -27.1 -2.4

Delaware

17.2 16.6 17.2 (p)17.9 (p)0.8 (p)4.4

District of Columbia

21.5 22.5 22.2 (p)22.0 (p)0.5 (p)2.3

Florida

341.8 341.8 336.0 (p)330.6 (p)-11.3 (p)-3.3

Georgia

190.4 182.1 177.3 (p)172.0 (p)-18.3 (p)-9.6

Maryland

118.2 121.9 120.8 (p)118.7 (p)0.5 (p)0.4

North Carolina

184.5 212.2 208.4 (p)204.2 (p)19.6 (p)10.6

South Carolina

74.9 77.3 69.2 (p)62.4 (p)-12.6 (p)-16.8

Virginia

120.7 122.6 119.0 (p)116.6 (p)-4.1 (p)-3.4

West Virginia

40.2 36.8 37.2 (p)38.1 (p)-2.2 (p)-5.4

East South Central

339.9 345.1 342.5 338.4 -1.5 -0.4

Alabama

83.4 70.6 66.9 (p)63.3 (p)-20.1 (p)-24.1

Kentucky

88.9 90.6 90.5 (p)90.0 (p)1.1 (p)1.3

Mississippi

59.5 66.9 69.3 (p)70.8 (p)11.4 (p)19.1

Tennessee

108.1 117.0 115.7 (p)114.2 (p)6.1 (p)5.6

Footnotes
(1) The South includes Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(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 the Southeast, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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United States

3.8 3.7 3.5 3.6 -0.2

South(1)

3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 -0.1

South Atlantic

3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 -0.2

Delaware

3.6 3.4 3.5 (p)3.7 (p)0.1

District of Columbia

5.3 5.5 5.4 (p)5.4 (p)0.1

Florida

3.3 3.3 3.2 (p)3.2 (p)-0.1

Georgia

3.7 3.6 3.5 (p)3.4 (p)-0.3

Maryland

3.7 3.8 3.7 (p)3.6 (p)-0.1

North Carolina

3.7 4.2 4.1 (p)4.0 (p)0.3

South Carolina

3.2 3.2 2.9 (p)2.6 (p)-0.6

Virginia

2.8 2.8 2.7 (p)2.6 (p)-0.2

West Virginia

5.1 4.6 4.7 (p)4.8 (p)-0.3

East South Central

3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 -0.1

Alabama

3.8 3.1 3.0 (p)2.8 (p)-1.0

Kentucky

4.3 4.4 4.4 (p)4.3 (p)0.0

Mississippi

4.7 5.2 5.4 (p)5.5 (p)0.8

Tennessee

3.3 3.5 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)0.1

Footnotes
(1) The South includes Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(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 the Southeast by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Alabama

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville

4.4 3.2 (p)2.9    

Auburn-Opelika

3.3 2.5 (p)2.2    

Birmingham-Hoover

3.4 2.6 (p)2.3    

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley

3.5 2.4 (p)2.2    

Decatur

3.3 2.5 (p)2.2    

Dothan

3.9 2.9 (p)2.5    

Florence-Muscle Shoals

3.9 3.2 (p)2.9    

Gadsden

3.8 3.1 (p)2.8    

Huntsville

3.3 2.3 (p)2.1    

Mobile

4.3 3.5 (p)3.1    

Montgomery

3.7 2.8 (p)2.5    

Tuscaloosa

3.4 2.7 (p)2.3    

Florida

Cape Coral-Fort Myers

3.2 3.4 (p)2.9    

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin

2.7 2.8 (p)2.4    

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

3.5 3.7 (p)3.2    

Gainesville

3.0 3.3 (p)2.8    

Homosassa Springs

4.8 5.2 (p)4.3    

Jacksonville

3.1 3.4 (p)2.9    

Lakeland-Winter Haven

3.7 4.1 (p)3.5    

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3.4 3.5 (p)3.0    

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach(1)

3.1 3.3 (p)2.8    

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

3.6 3.5 3.1 (p)2.9 (p)-0.7

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach(1)

3.4 3.8 (p)3.2    

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island

3.3 3.8 (p)3.2    

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton

3.2 3.5 (p)2.9    

Ocala

3.9 4.2 (p)3.5    

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

3.0 3.2 (p)2.8    

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

3.2 3.5 (p)3.0    

Panama City

3.0 3.6 (p)3.0    

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

3.1 3.4 (p)2.9    

Port St. Lucie

3.7 4.1 (p)3.5    

Punta Gorda

3.8 4.1 (p)3.5    

Tallahassee

3.2 3.5 (p)2.9    

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

3.2 3.5 (p)2.9    

Sebastian-Vero Beach

3.9 4.4 (p)3.7    

Sebring

4.6 5.2 (p)4.3    

The Villages

4.6 5.2 (p)4.1    

Georgia

Albany

4.5 4.5 (p)3.9    

Athens-Clarke County

3.6 3.5 (p)2.8    

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

3.6 3.5 (p)2.9    

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

3.9 3.9 (p)3.0    

Brunswick

3.7 3.6 (p)3.4    

Columbus, GA-AL

4.4 4.3 (p)3.6    

Dalton

4.6 4.3 (p)3.7    

Gainesville

3.1 2.9 (p)2.4    

Hinesville

4.0 4.3 (p)3.6    

Macon

4.3 4.1 (p)3.3    

Rome

4.2 3.9 (p)3.3    

Savannah

3.5 3.6 (p)3.0    

Valdosta

3.9 3.8 (p)3.1    

Warner Robins

4.5 3.7 (p)3.0    

Kentucky

Bowling Green

3.5 4.1 (p)3.3    

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox

3.8 4.2 (p)3.7    

Lexington-Fayette

3.1 3.5 (p)3.0    

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

3.6 3.9 (p)3.3    

Owensboro

3.6 3.8 (p)3.4    

Mississippi

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula

4.5 5.6 (p)5.6    

Hattiesburg

3.7 5.1 (p)4.8    

Jackson

3.8 4.9 (p)4.9    

North Carolina

Asheville

2.8 3.5 (p)2.7    

Burlington

3.3 4.3 (p)3.4    

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.3 3.9 (p)3.1    

Durham-Chapel Hill

3.2 3.9 (p)3.1    

Fayetteville

4.8 5.7 (p)4.6    

Goldsboro

4.0 4.7 (p)3.7    

Greensboro-High Point

3.7 4.6 (p)3.7    

Greenville

3.9 4.9 (p)3.9    

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

3.3 4.2 (p)3.3    

Jacksonville

5.0 5.1 (p)4.1    

New Bern

4.4 4.5 (p)3.6    

Raleigh

3.2 3.8 (p)3.1    

Rocky Mount

5.0 5.9 (p)4.8    

Wilmington

3.9 3.9 (p)3.1    

Winston-Salem

3.4 4.2 (p)3.3    

South Carolina

Charleston-North Charleston

2.7 2.5 (p)1.5    

Columbia

3.1 2.8 (p)1.7    

Florence

3.6 3.2 (p)2.0    

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin

2.9 2.7 (p)1.6    

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort

3.0 2.7 (p)1.6    

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

4.2 3.7 (p)2.6    

Spartanburg

3.0 2.7 (p)1.6    

Sumter

3.7 3.5 (p)2.1    

Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN-GA

3.4 3.4 (p)3.0    

Clarksville, TN-KY

3.9 4.2 (p)3.8    

Cleveland

3.4 3.8 (p)3.4    

Jackson

3.5 3.6 (p)3.4    

Johnson City

3.5 3.7 (p)3.4    

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

3.3 3.6 (p)3.3    

Knoxville

3.1 3.2 (p)2.9    

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

3.9 4.2 (p)4.1    

Morristown

3.5 3.8 (p)3.5    

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

2.6 2.6 (p)2.4    

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(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 Southeast, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

149,852 151,637 (p)151,817 (p)151,945 (p)2,093 (p)1.4

Alabama

2,050.2 2,087.5 2,090.5 (p)2,091.8 (p)41.6 (p)2.0

Delaware

462.8 466.7 469.4 (p)468.9 (p)6.1 (p)1.3

District of Columbia

793.9 803.4 801.1 (p)801.6 (p)7.7 (p)1.0

Florida

8,850.4 9,041.6 9,057.6 (p)9,079.0 (p)228.6 (p)2.6

Georgia

4,568.9 4,637.7 4,636.0 (p)4,641.4 (p)72.5 (p)1.6

Kentucky

1,933.4 1,951.8 1,961.5 (p)1,964.5 (p)31.1 (p)1.6

Maryland

2,746.2 2,757.8 2,765.5 (p)2,776.2 (p)30.0 (p)1.1

Mississippi

1,159.5 1,169.8 1,170.9 (p)1,171.2 (p)11.7 (p)1.0

North Carolina

4,498.3 4,570.0 4,581.9 (p)4,589.1 (p)90.8 (p)2.0

South Carolina

2,154.2 2,180.1 2,180.8 (p)2,185.0 (p)30.8 (p)1.4

Tennessee

3,081.0 3,119.2 3,125.0 (p)3,119.9 (p)38.9 (p)1.3

Virginia

4,000.1 4,040.5 4,021.7 (p)4,029.7 (p)29.6 (p)0.7

West Virginia

730.1 735.5 732.8 (p)733.3 (p)3.2 (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.