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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

162,294 164,667        

South(1)

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

South Atlantic

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

East South Central

8,883.3 8,984.5 8,950.3 8,919.8 36.4 0.4

Alabama

2,242.3 2,294.8 2,292.9 (p)2,292.7 (p)50.4 (p)2.2

Kentucky

2,051.3 2,060.1 2,055.6 (p)2,051.0 (p)-0.3 (p)0.0

Mississippi

1,250.8 1,260.0 1,255.7 (p)1,251.7 (p)0.9 (p)0.1

Tennessee

3,339.8 3,368.3 3,346.1 (p)3,325.5 (p)-14.3 (p)-0.4

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)
Area

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6,319 6,059        

South(1)

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

South Atlantic

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

East South Central

341.0 307.1 313.1 311.4 -29.6 -8.7

Alabama

69.4 61.7 63.0 (p)63.4 (p)-6.0 (p)-8.7

Kentucky

93.7 80.3 82.4 (p)81.6 (p)-12.1 (p)-12.9

Mississippi

58.7 47.3 49.1 (p)50.2 (p)-8.5 (p)-14.5

Tennessee

119.8 116.5 118.3 (p)117.0 (p)-2.8 (p)-2.3

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.

 
Unemployment rates in the Southeast, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
Area

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United States

3.9 3.7      

South(1)

4.0 3.4 3.4 3.4 -0.6

South Atlantic

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

East South Central

3.8 3.4 3.5 3.5 -0.3

Alabama

3.1 2.7 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)-0.3

Kentucky

4.6 3.9 4.0 (p)4.0 (p)-0.6

Mississippi

4.7 3.8 3.9 (p)4.0 (p)-0.7

Tennessee

3.6 3.5 3.5 (p)3.5 (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

3.2 3.1 (p)2.7    

Auburn-Opelika

2.2 2.4 (p)2.2    

Birmingham-Hoover

2.4 2.4 (p)2.2    

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley

2.2 2.4 (p)2.2    

Decatur

2.0 2.2 (p)2.0    

Dothan

2.4 2.7 (p)2.4    

Florence-Muscle Shoals

2.7 2.7 (p)2.5    

Gadsden

3.1 3.1 (p)2.7    

Huntsville

2.0 2.2 (p)2.0    

Mobile

3.6 3.5 (p)3.0    

Montgomery

3.2 3.1 (p)2.7    

Tuscaloosa

2.8 2.7 (p)2.4    

Florida

Cape Coral-Fort Myers

2.7 4.0 (p)3.5    

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin

2.3 2.2 (p)2.3    

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

3.1 3.0 (p)2.9    

Gainesville

2.4 2.6 (p)2.6    

Homosassa Springs

3.9 4.0 (p)4.1    

Jacksonville

2.6 2.5 (p)2.5    

Lakeland-Winter Haven

3.4 3.3 (p)3.2    

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

2.9 2.2 (p)2.1    

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach(1)

3.1 2.6 (p)2.5    

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

3.0 1.7 1.5 (p)1.4 (p)-1.6

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

2.7 2.7 (p)2.6    

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island

2.3 2.9 (p)2.7    

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton

2.5 2.7 (p)2.6    

Ocala

3.3 3.2 (p)3.2    

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

3.2 2.8 (p)2.7    

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

2.6 2.6 (p)2.6    

Panama City

2.7 2.3 (p)2.4    

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

2.8 2.6 (p)2.6    

Port St. Lucie

2.9 2.9 (p)2.8    

Punta Gorda

3.0 4.1 (p)3.5    

Tallahassee

2.8 2.7 (p)2.7    

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

2.7 2.6 (p)2.6    

Sebastian-Vero Beach

3.1 3.1 (p)3.0    

Sebring

3.9 4.3 (p)4.2    

The Villages

3.6 3.8 (p)3.8    

Georgia

Albany

3.7 3.8 (p)3.6    

Athens-Clarke County

2.6 2.9 (p)2.5    

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

2.8 2.9 (p)2.7    

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

3.2 3.7 (p)3.2    

Brunswick

2.8 3.1 (p)2.8    

Columbus, GA-AL

3.3 3.7 (p)3.5    

Dalton

3.0 4.4 (p)3.6    

Gainesville

2.1 2.5 (p)2.2    

Hinesville

2.9 3.2 (p)3.0    

Macon

3.2 3.5 (p)3.1    

Rome

2.7 3.2 (p)2.8    

Savannah

2.8 2.9 (p)2.6    

Valdosta

2.9 3.3 (p)3.0    

Warner Robins

2.8 3.2 (p)2.9    

Kentucky

Bowling Green

3.3 3.9 (p)3.6    

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox

4.1 4.2 (p)3.9    

Lexington-Fayette

3.0 3.3 (p)3.1    

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

3.3 3.3 (p)3.0    

Owensboro

3.4 4.2 (p)4.0    

Mississippi

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula

3.7 3.4 (p)3.7    

Hattiesburg

3.1 3.0 (p)3.2    

Jackson

3.2 3.1 (p)3.3    

North Carolina

Asheville

2.6 3.3 (p)3.1    

Burlington

3.2 3.9 (p)3.8    

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.2 3.7 (p)3.5    

Durham-Chapel Hill

2.6 3.3 (p)3.2    

Fayetteville

4.8 5.7 (p)5.5    

Goldsboro

3.4 4.2 (p)4.1    

Greensboro-High Point

3.7 4.3 (p)4.1    

Greenville

3.4 4.2 (p)4.1    

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

3.0 3.8 (p)3.6    

Jacksonville

3.4 4.6 (p)4.4    

New Bern

3.0 4.0 (p)3.8    

Raleigh

2.7 3.3 (p)3.2    

Rocky Mount

5.1 6.2 (p)5.9    

Wilmington

2.7 3.6 (p)3.4    

Winston-Salem

3.1 3.8 (p)3.7    

South Carolina

Charleston-North Charleston

2.9 3.1 (p)2.2    

Columbia

3.1 3.4 (p)2.6    

Florence

3.5 3.7 (p)2.9    

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin

2.9 3.2 (p)2.4    

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort

3.0 3.3 (p)2.5    

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

4.4 4.4 (p)3.8    

Spartanburg

3.3 3.6 (p)2.7    

Sumter

3.8 4.3 (p)3.5    

Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2.8 3.3 (p)3.1    

Clarksville, TN-KY

3.8 4.0 (p)3.9    

Cleveland

3.0 3.5 (p)3.5    

Jackson

3.1 3.5 (p)3.3    

Johnson City

2.9 3.5 (p)3.4    

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

2.9 3.4 (p)3.4    

Knoxville

2.6 3.1 (p)3.0    

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

4.2 4.4 (p)4.1    

Morristown

3.1 3.6 (p)3.4    

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

2.5 2.7 (p)2.6    

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

299,484 308,012        

Alabama

2,052.8 2,098.2 2,103.9 (p)2,108.4 (p)55.6 (p)2.7

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

Kentucky

1,921.8 1,975.0 1,972.2 (p)1,968.2 (p)46.4 (p)2.4

Maryland

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

Mississippi

1,155.2 1,152.3 1,155.2 (p)1,155.7 (p)0.5 (p)0.0

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

Tennessee

3,166.4 3,261.9 3,269.7 (p)3,271.2 (p)104.8 (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.