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Mid-Atlantic - Labor Force Statistics

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

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United States

162,294 164,667        

Northeast region

28,309.4 28,679.9 28,643.5 28,617.4 308.1 1.1

Middle Atlantic division

20,370.4 20,680.8 20,662.9 20,651.1 280.7 1.4

New Jersey

4,632.7 4,698.8 4,710.0 (p)4,719.3 (p)86.6 (p)1.9

New York

9,364.7 9,518.5 9,516.0 (p)9,511.0 (p)146.3 (p)1.6

Pennsylvania

6,367.3 6,450.5 6,446.2 (p)6,455.3 (p)88.1 (p)1.4

South region

60,482.8 61,653.5 61,593.8 61,578.5 1,095.7 1.8

South Atlantic division

32,076.2 32,753.2 32,725.5 32,720.8 644.6 2.0

Delaware

497.0 500.0 498.7 (p)497.3 (p)0.3 (p)0.1

District of Columbia

384.3 380.2 376.7 (p)374.3 (p)-10.0 (p)-2.6

Florida

10,400.4 10,749.3 10,755.5 (p)10,760.8 (p)360.4 (p)3.5

Georgia

5,198.8 5,268.9 5,262.2 (p)5,257.3 (p)58.5 (p)1.1

Maryland

3,187.0 3,220.5 3,205.5 (p)3,195.8 (p)8.8 (p)0.3

North Carolina

4,991.7 5,128.0 5,126.2 (p)5,124.2 (p)132.5 (p)2.7

South Carolina

2,371.3 2,386.5 2,380.8 (p)2,377.5 (p)6.2 (p)0.3

Virginia

4,261.3 4,348.1 4,347.7 (p)4,357.3 (p)96.0 (p)2.3

West Virginia

792.3 794.5 793.4 (p)792.0 (p)-0.3 (p)0.0

Footnotes
(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)
Area

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United States

6,319 6,059        

Northeast region

1,456.3 1,114.9 1,088.7 1,061.3 -395.0 -27.1

Middle Atlantic division

1,097.7 842.8 818.5 794.7 -303.0 -27.6

New Jersey

234.1 162.0 160.9 (p)162.5 (p)-71.6 (p)-30.6

New York

505.4 413.6 411.6 (p)412.3 (p)-93.1 (p)-18.4

Pennsylvania

350.2 257.6 255.3 (p)253.6 (p)-96.6 (p)-27.6

South region

2,429.6 2,104.7 2,108.8 2,086.4 -343.2 -14.1

South Atlantic division

1,215.3 1,022.6 1,029.2 1,019.3 -196.0 -16.1

Delaware

23.9 21.7 21.7 (p)21.7 (p)-2.2 (p)-9.3

District of Columbia

23.5 18.3 17.5 (p)17.4 (p)-6.0 (p)-25.7

Florida

363.6 285.2 279.5 (p)270.6 (p)-93.0 (p)-25.6

Georgia

173.6 152.1 156.1 (p)157.0 (p)-16.5 (p)-9.5

Maryland

171.8 144.8 137.5 (p)127.6 (p)-44.2 (p)-25.7

North Carolina

207.1 194.1 200.5 (p)200.9 (p)-6.1 (p)-3.0

South Carolina

84.7 78.6 78.1 (p)77.4 (p)-7.4 (p)-8.7

Virginia

141.2 116.9 123.8 (p)128.9 (p)-12.2 (p)-8.7

West Virginia

33.9 32.2 32.7 (p)32.2 (p)-1.7 (p)-5.0

Footnotes
(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

3.9 3.7      

Northeast region

5.1 3.9 3.8 3.7 -1.4

Middle Atlantic division

5.4 4.1 4.0 3.8 -1.6

New Jersey

5.1 3.4 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)-1.7

New York

5.4 4.3 4.3 (p)4.3 (p)-1.1

Pennsylvania

5.5 4.0 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)-1.6

South region

4.0 3.4 3.4 3.4 -0.6

South Atlantic division

3.8 3.1 3.1 3.1 -0.7

Delaware

4.8 4.3 4.4 (p)4.4 (p)-0.4

District of Columbia

6.1 4.8 4.6 (p)4.7 (p)-1.4

Florida

3.5 2.7 2.6 (p)2.5 (p)-1.0

Georgia

3.3 2.9 3.0 (p)3.0 (p)-0.3

Maryland

5.4 4.5 4.3 (p)4.0 (p)-1.4

North Carolina

4.1 3.8 3.9 (p)3.9 (p)-0.2

South Carolina

3.6 3.3 3.3 (p)3.3 (p)-0.3

Virginia

3.3 2.7 2.8 (p)3.0 (p)-0.3

West Virginia

4.3 4.0 4.1 (p)4.1 (p)-0.2

Footnotes
(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

4.6 4.4 4.8 (p)4.7 (p)0.1

Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ(1)

4.2 3.7 4.0 (p)3.8 (p)-0.4

District of Columbia

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

3.9 3.1 3.3 (p)3.1 (p)-0.8

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

3.8 3.0 3.2 (p)3.1 (p)-0.7

Maryland

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

4.7 3.7 4.0 (p)3.5 (p)-1.2

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD(1)

4.6 3.4 3.6 (p)3.1 (p)-1.5

California-Lexington Park, MD

4.0 3.4 3.7 (p)3.1 (p)-0.9

Cumberland, MD-WV

4.8 4.1 4.5 (p)4.2 (p)-0.6

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

3.5 3.2 3.4 (p)3.2 (p)-0.3

Salisbury, MD-DE

4.9 3.9 4.5 (p)4.7 (p)-0.2

Pennsylvania

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

4.8 3.3 3.2 (p)3.4 (p)-1.4

Altoona, PA

4.4 3.2 3.2 (p)3.3 (p)-1.1

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

4.1 3.2 3.2 (p)3.5 (p)-0.6

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

3.6 2.7 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)-0.8

East Stroudsburg, PA

6.1 4.9 4.7 (p)4.9 (p)-1.2

Erie, PA

5.5 3.8 3.7 (p)4.0 (p)-1.5

Gettysburg, PA

3.1 2.3 2.3 (p)2.2 (p)-0.9

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

4.0 2.8 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)-1.2

Johnstown, PA

5.3 3.9 3.8 (p)4.0 (p)-1.3

Lancaster, PA

3.6 2.6 2.5 (p)2.5 (p)-1.1

Lebanon, PA

3.9 2.7 2.6 (p)2.6 (p)-1.3

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

3.6 2.7 2.6 (p)2.6 (p)-1.0

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE

4.7 3.4 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)-1.3

Philadelphia, PA(1)

6.4 4.5 4.3 (p)4.4 (p)-2.0

Philadelphia City, PA

7.0 4.9 4.7 (p)4.8 (p)-2.2

Pittsburgh, PA

4.8 3.4 3.3 (p)3.5 (p)-1.3

Reading, PA

5.0 3.5 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)-1.6

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

5.8 4.2 4.1 (p)4.2 (p)-1.6

State College, PA

3.2 2.6 2.5 (p)2.5 (p)-0.7

Williamsport, PA

5.1 3.6 3.5 (p)3.7 (p)-1.4

York-Hanover, PA

3.9 2.8 2.8 (p)2.8 (p)-1.1

Virginia

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

2.3 2.4 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)0.5

Charlottesville, VA

2.4 2.3 2.6 (p)2.8 (p)0.4

Harrisonburg, VA

2.3 2.5 2.8 (p)2.9 (p)0.6

Lynchburg, VA

2.9 2.9 3.1 (p)3.3 (p)0.4

Richmond, VA

3.1 2.8 3.0 (p)3.2 (p)0.1

Roanoke, VA

2.7 2.6 2.8 (p)3.0 (p)0.3

Roanoke, VA

2.7 2.6 2.8 (p)3.0 (p)0.3

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.4 2.4 2.5 (p)2.7 (p)0.3

Winchester, VA-WV

2.2 2.2 2.4 (p)2.6 (p)0.4

West Virginia

Beckley, WV

3.8 3.3 3.4 (p)3.7 (p)-0.1

Charleston, WV

3.5 3.3 3.4 (p)3.5 (p)0.0

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

3.7 3.6 3.8 (p)3.8 (p)0.1

Morgantown, WV

2.9 2.7 2.8 (p)2.9 (p)0.0

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

3.7 3.4 3.5 (p)3.8 (p)0.1

Wheeling, WV-OH

3.9 4.0 4.1 (p)3.9 (p)0.0

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

299,484 308,012        

Middle Atlantic division

New Jersey

4,116.8 4,246.2 4,264.3 (p)4,265.7 (p)148.9 (p)3.6

New York

9,290.7 9,531.8 9,561.4 (p)9,576.1 (p)285.4 (p)3.1

Pennsylvania

5,837.6 6,011.4 6,023.1 (p)6,040.1 (p)202.5 (p)3.5

South Atlantic division

Delaware

453.2 463.5 463.0 (p)461.3 (p)8.1 (p)1.8

District of Columbia

762.2 769.4 771.2 (p)772.3 (p)10.1 (p)1.3

Florida

9,138.5 9,534.8 9,557.1 (p)9,578.5 (p)440.0 (p)4.8

Georgia

4,674.7 4,832.5 4,834.1 (p)4,840.0 (p)165.3 (p)3.5

Maryland

2,690.9 2,733.4 2,735.2 (p)2,735.0 (p)44.1 (p)1.6

North Carolina

4,656.1 4,832.8 4,841.0 (p)4,846.4 (p)190.3 (p)4.1

South Carolina

2,171.9 2,247.2 2,246.7 (p)2,243.6 (p)71.7 (p)3.3

Virginia

3,994.4 4,097.3 4,097.8 (p)4,097.9 (p)103.5 (p)2.6

West Virginia

693.8 710.4 716.7 (p)707.0 (p)13.2 (p)1.9

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.