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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

160,978 163,991 164,409 164,046 3,068 1.9

South(1)

(r)60,112.5 60,822.0 61,029.2 61,250.9 (r)1,138.4 (r)1.9

South Atlantic

(r)31,814.5 32,258.5 32,364.4 32,486.2 (r)671.6 (r)2.1

Delaware

(r)497.1 498.2 498.6 (p)498.9 (p)(r)1.8 (p)(r)0.4

District of Columbia

(r)378.3 384.8 385.3 (p)385.6 (p)(r)7.3 (p)(r)1.9

Florida

(r)10,233.8 10,470.7 10,512.9 (p)10,542.7 (p)(r)308.8 (p)(r)3.0

Georgia

(r)5,176.9 5,234.6 5,251.1 (p)5,267.5 (p)(r)90.6 (p)(r)1.7

Maryland

(r)3,153.7 3,194.6 3,198.0 (p)3,197.2 (p)(r)43.5 (p)(r)1.4

North Carolina

(r)4,932.0 5,015.3 5,030.5 (p)5,056.9 (p)(r)124.8 (p)(r)2.5

South Carolina

(r)2,360.0 2,378.3 2,384.3 (p)2,391.8 (p)(r)31.8 (p)(r)1.3

Virginia

(r)4,271.5 4,292.1 4,311.6 (p)4,329.9 (p)(r)58.4 (p)(r)1.4

West Virginia

(r)787.2 793.8 794.2 (p)794.6 (p)(r)7.4 (p)(r)0.9

East South Central

(r)8,858.0 8,927.8 8,959.4 8,990.5 (r)132.5 (r)1.5

Alabama

(r)2,251.2 2,260.6 2,270.4 (p)2,276.4 (p)(r)25.2 (p)(r)1.1

Kentucky

(r)2,028.2 2,056.1 2,060.2 (p)2,062.8 (p)(r)34.6 (p)(r)1.7

Mississippi

(r)1,258.5 1,255.9 1,259.5 (p)1,264.2 (p)(r)5.7 (p)(r)0.5

Tennessee

(r)3,319.4 3,356.8 3,370.6 (p)3,388.4 (p)(r)69.1 (p)(r)2.1

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
(r) Revised

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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9,719 6,270 5,952 5,941 -3,778 -38.9

South(1)

(r)3,147.2 2,321.0 2,229.0 2,189.5 (r)-957.7 (r)-30.4

South Atlantic

(r)1,580.0 1,150.0 1,111.3 1,088.3 (r)-491.7 (r)-31.1

Delaware

(r)28.6 23.0 22.6 (p)22.4 (p)(r)-6.2 (p)(r)-21.5

District of Columbia

(r)25.7 23.4 23.0 (p)22.2 (p)(r)-3.4 (p)(r)-13.4

Florida

(r)522.8 347.4 339.0 (p)320.6 (p)(r)-202.2 (p)(r)-38.7

Georgia

(r)221.4 166.2 165.1 (p)160.9 (p)(r)-60.5 (p)(r)-27.3

Maryland

(r)179.2 159.2 148.1 (p)133.7 (p)(r)-45.5 (p)(r)-25.4

North Carolina

(r)252.5 187.2 177.3 (p)173.3 (p)(r)-79.2 (p)(r)-31.3

South Carolina

(r)99.3 82.6 80.7 (p)79.2 (p)(r)-20.1 (p)(r)-20.3

Virginia

(r)184.5 136.0 131.1 (p)129.8 (p)(r)-54.7 (p)(r)-29.6

West Virginia

(r)43.6 30.8 29.1 (p)28.4 (p)(r)-15.1 (p)(r)-34.8

East South Central

(r)413.0 324.1 308.3 302.9 (r)-110.0 (r)-26.6

Alabama

(r)81.6 68.7 65.4 (p)63.2 (p)(r)-18.4 (p)(r)-22.5

Kentucky

(r)94.8 86.5 82.2 (p)79.8 (p)(r)-15.0 (p)(r)-15.8

Mississippi

(r)78.2 56.5 52.9 (p)51.7 (p)(r)-26.6 (p)(r)-34.0

Tennessee

(r)158.0 113.9 109.0 (p)109.6 (p)(r)-48.4 (p)(r)-30.6

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
(r) Revised

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)
Area

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United States

6.0 3.8 3.6 3.6 -2.4

South(1)

(r)5.2 3.8 3.7 3.6 (r)-1.6

South Atlantic

(r)5.0 3.6 3.4 3.4 (r)-1.6

Delaware

(r)5.8 4.6 4.5 (p)4.5 (p)(r)-1.3

District of Columbia

(r)6.8 6.1 6.0 (p)5.8 (p)(r)-1.0

Florida

(r)5.1 3.3 3.2 (p)3.0 (p)(r)-2.1

Georgia

(r)4.3 3.2 3.1 (p)3.1 (p)(r)-1.2

Maryland

(r)5.7 5.0 4.6 (p)4.2 (p)(r)-1.5

North Carolina

(r)5.1 3.7 3.5 (p)3.4 (p)(r)-1.7

South Carolina

(r)4.2 3.5 3.4 (p)3.3 (p)(r)-0.9

Virginia

(r)4.3 3.2 3.0 (p)3.0 (p)(r)-1.3

West Virginia

(r)5.5 3.9 3.7 (p)3.6 (p)(r)-1.9

East South Central

(r)4.7 3.6 3.4 3.4 (r)-1.3

Alabama

(r)3.6 3.0 2.9 (p)2.8 (p)(r)-0.8

Kentucky

(r)4.7 4.2 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)(r)-0.8

Mississippi

(r)6.2 4.5 4.2 (p)4.1 (p)(r)-2.1

Tennessee

(r)4.8 3.4 3.2 (p)3.2 (p)(r)-1.6

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
(r) Revised

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

(1)4.0 3.7 (p)3.0    

Auburn-Opelika

(1)2.6 2.6 (p)2.2    

Birmingham-Hoover

(1)3.1 2.8 (p)2.3    

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley

(1)2.9 2.7 (p)2.2    

Decatur

(1)2.6 2.4 (p)2.0    

Dothan

(1)3.2 2.9 (p)2.4    

Florence-Muscle Shoals

(1)3.3 3.2 (p)2.5    

Gadsden

(1)3.9 3.6 (p)3.0    

Huntsville

(1)2.5 2.4 (p)2.0    

Mobile

(1)4.6 4.1 (p)3.3    

Montgomery

(1)4.0 3.5 (p)2.9    

Tuscaloosa

(1)3.6 3.2 (p)2.6    

Florida

Cape Coral-Fort Myers

(1)4.4 2.9 (p)2.5    

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin

(1)3.4 2.5 (p)2.1    

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

(1)4.9 3.4 (p)2.9    

Gainesville

(1)3.7 2.7 (p)2.4    

Homosassa Springs

(1)5.8 4.3 (p)3.7    

Jacksonville

(1)4.2 2.9 (p)2.5    

Lakeland-Winter Haven

(1)5.7 3.7 (p)3.1    

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

(1)5.5 3.0 (p)2.8    

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach(2)

(1)5.3 3.2 (p)2.8    

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(2)

(r)6.1 2.8 2.9 (p)2.6 (p)(r)-3.5

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach(2)

(1)4.5 3.0 (p)2.6    

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island

(1)3.6 2.6 (p)2.2    

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton

(1)4.0 2.8 (p)2.4    

Ocala

(1)5.1 3.6 (p)3.1    

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

(1)5.5 3.4 (p)2.9    

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

(1)4.2 2.9 (p)2.5    

Panama City

(1)4.1 2.9 (p)2.4    

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

(1)4.3 3.0 (p)2.6    

Port St. Lucie

(1)4.7 3.2 (p)2.8    

Punta Gorda

(1)4.4 3.3 (p)2.8    

Tallahassee

(1)4.3 3.1 (p)2.6    

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

(1)4.5 2.9 (p)2.5    

Sebastian-Vero Beach

(1)5.0 3.4 (p)3.0    

Sebring

(1)6.0 4.4 (p)3.9    

The Villages

(1)5.4 4.2 (p)3.6    

Georgia

Albany

(1)5.6 4.2 (p)4.2    

Athens-Clarke County

(1)3.3 2.9 (p)2.9    

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

(1)4.1 3.2 (p)3.2    

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

(1)3.9 3.8 (p)3.6    

Brunswick

(1)3.9 3.3 (p)3.3    

Columbus, GA-AL

(1)4.5 3.9 (p)3.8    

Dalton

(1)4.3 3.6 (p)3.6    

Gainesville

(1)2.7 2.4 (p)2.5    

Hinesville

(1)3.7 3.3 (p)3.4    

Macon

(1)4.7 3.6 (p)3.7    

Rome

(1)3.8 3.2 (p)3.2    

Savannah

(1)4.2 3.2 (p)3.2    

Valdosta

(1)4.2 3.3 (p)3.3    

Warner Robins

(1)3.8 3.1 (p)3.2    

Kentucky

Bowling Green

(1)3.9 3.6 (p)3.7    

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox

(1)4.6 4.2 (p)4.3    

Lexington-Fayette

(1)3.6 3.1 (p)3.1    

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

(1)4.3 3.5 (p)4.2    

Owensboro

(1)3.9 3.7 (p)3.6    

Mississippi

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula

(1)6.0 4.6 (p)3.6    

Hattiesburg

(1)5.3 4.0 (p)3.1    

Jackson

(1)5.3 4.1 (p)3.2    

North Carolina

Asheville

(1)4.4 3.0 (p)2.9    

Burlington

(1)4.9 3.6 (p)3.5    

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

(1)4.9 3.7 (p)3.5    

Durham-Chapel Hill

(1)4.0 2.9 (p)2.8    

Fayetteville

(1)7.0 5.4 (p)5.4    

Goldsboro

(1)5.1 3.9 (p)3.8    

Greensboro-High Point

(1)5.7 4.1 (p)4.0    

Greenville

(1)5.2 3.9 (p)3.8    

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

(1)5.0 3.4 (p)3.3    

Jacksonville

(1)5.2 4.0 (p)3.8    

New Bern

(1)4.7 3.5 (p)3.4    

Raleigh

(1)4.2 3.0 (p)2.9    

Rocky Mount

(1)7.3 6.2 (p)6.1    

Wilmington

(1)4.4 3.2 (p)3.1    

Winston-Salem

(1)5.0 3.5 (p)3.4    

South Carolina

Charleston-North Charleston

(1)3.5 3.6 (p)2.9    

Columbia

(1)3.5 3.8 (p)3.1    

Florence

(1)4.0 4.2 (p)3.4    

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin

(1)3.4 3.6 (p)2.9    

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort

(1)3.1 3.9 (p)3.0    

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

(1)5.1 5.4 (p)4.4    

Spartanburg

(1)4.0 4.0 (p)3.2    

Sumter

(1)4.4 4.6 (p)3.8    

Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN-GA

(1)3.7 3.3 (p)2.9    

Clarksville, TN-KY

(1)4.7 3.7 (p)3.6    

Cleveland

(1)4.0 3.6 (p)3.0    

Jackson

(1)4.3 3.1 (p)2.9    

Johnson City

(1)3.7 3.0 (p)2.8    

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

(1)4.1 3.1 (p)3.0    

Knoxville

(1)3.5 2.7 (p)2.6    

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

(1)6.5 4.7 (p)4.2    

Morristown

(1)4.0 3.5 (p)3.1    

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

(1)4.0 2.7 (p)2.4    

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 15, 2022.
(2) Metropolitan Division
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

144,694 150,458 (p)150,886 (p)151,314 (p)6,620 (p)4.6

Alabama

2,028.3 2,064.1 2,066.9 (p)2,066.6 (p)38.3 (p)1.9

Delaware

449.1 455.5 456.0 (p)456.7 (p)7.6 (p)1.7

District of Columbia

730.4 762.9 763.7 (p)764.8 (p)34.4 (p)4.7

Florida

8,775.5 9,221.3 9,234.0 (p)9,292.6 (p)517.1 (p)5.9

Georgia

4,513.5 4,728.3 4,746.5 (p)4,765.5 (p)252.0 (p)5.6

Kentucky

1,884.3 1,936.2 1,940.6 (p)1,943.3 (p)59.0 (p)3.1

Maryland

2,625.5 2,699.3 2,703.8 (p)2,703.3 (p)77.8 (p)3.0

Mississippi

1,127.1 1,160.7 1,157.6 (p)1,157.0 (p)29.9 (p)2.7

North Carolina

4,543.5 4,694.7 4,717.8 (p)4,729.1 (p)185.6 (p)4.1

South Carolina

2,133.4 2,198.4 2,191.9 (p)2,199.8 (p)66.4 (p)3.1

Tennessee

3,065.8 3,191.2 3,203.7 (p)3,211.4 (p)145.6 (p)4.7

Virginia

3,913.3 4,018.2 4,024.2 (p)4,037.8 (p)124.5 (p)3.2

West Virginia

683.8 697.0 698.8 (p)701.2 (p)17.4 (p)2.5

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.