Southeast - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the Southeast, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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156,180 (2) 157,180 157,002 156,906 726 0.5

South (1)

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56,951.6 57,140.4 57,205.9 57,240.2 288.6 0.5

South Atlantic

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30,222.9 30,290.6 30,332.8 30,335.2 112.3 0.4

Delaware

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447.5 456.3 456.9 (P) 458.2 (P) 10.7 (P) 2.4

District of Columbia

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372.2 385.3 385.4 (P) 384.2 (P) 12.0 (P) 3.2

Florida

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9,533.1 9,700.2 9,705.0 (P) 9,672.3 (P) 139.3 (P) 1.5

Georgia

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4,724.4 4,754.0 4,762.7 (P) 4,763.8 (P) 39.4 (P) 0.8

Maryland

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3,100.2 3,111.7 3,117.3 (P) 3,123.5 (P) 23.3 (P) 0.8

North Carolina

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4,634.6 4,646.7 4,676.9 (P) 4,708.8 (P) 74.2 (P) 1.6

South Carolina

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2,172.1 2,226.7 2,238.5 (P) 2,246.0 (P) 73.8 (P) 3.4

Virginia

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4,245.2 4,243.9 4,251.7 (P) 4,252.2 (P) 7.0 (P) 0.2

West Virginia

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793.8 774.5 773.3 (P) 773.2 (P) -20.6 (P) -2.6

East South Central

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8,461.8 8,332.5 8,349.2 8,381.0 -80.8 -1.0

Alabama

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2,146.7 2,136.0 2,139.5 (P) 2,144.9 (P) -1.8 (P) -0.1

Kentucky

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2,013.6 1,981.8 1,988.1 (P) 1,993.2 (P) -20.4 (P) -1.0

Mississippi

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1,235.7 1,226.7 1,234.2 (P) 1,244.1 (P) 8.4 (P) 0.7

Tennessee

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3,004.2 3,011.5 3,038.4 (P) 3,061.7 (P) 57.6 (P) 1.9

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.
(2) Data affected by changes in population controls.
(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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10,384 8,979 8,705 8,575 -1,809 -17.4

South (1)

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3,547.5 3,131.8 3,073.2 3,060.2 -487.3 -13.7

South Atlantic

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1,951.1 1,721.2 1,709.5 1,719.2 -231.9 -11.9

Delaware

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26.7 22.8 21.8 (P) 21.0 (P) -5.8 (P) -21.5

District of Columbia

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28.9 29.6 30.1 (P) 29.5 (P) 0.6 (P) 1.9

Florida

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617.4 553.9 550.2 (P) 547.8 (P) -69.7 (P) -11.3

Georgia

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345.4 304.2 300.1 (P) 300.4 (P) -45.0 (P) -13.0

Maryland

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183.2 171.8 169.8 (P) 169.3 (P) -13.9 (P) -7.6

North Carolina

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298.0 248.2 247.6 (P) 253.5 (P) -44.5 (P) -14.9

South Carolina

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132.2 146.9 148.2 (P) 149.9 (P) 17.7 (P) 13.4

Virginia

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224.2 199.1 199.4 (P) 203.1 (P) -21.1 (P) -9.4

West Virginia

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54.2 45.6 47.2 (P) 50.8 (P) -3.4 (P) -6.3

East South Central

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602.6 525.4 504.3 489.3 -113.3 -18.8

Alabama

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154.0 128.4 123.2 (P) 123.1 (P) -30.9 (P) -20.1

Kentucky

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144.5 108.8 104.4 (P) 102.1 (P) -42.4 (P) -29.4

Mississippi

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96.7 87.7 86.1 (P) 84.5 (P) -12.2 (P) -12.7

Tennessee

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193.3 201.5 199.6 (P) 192.8 (P) -0.5 (P) -0.3

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)
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6.6 5.7 5.5 5.5 -1.1

South (1)

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6.2 5.5 5.4 5.3 -0.9

South Atlantic

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6.5 5.7 5.6 5.7 -0.8

Delaware

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6.0 5.0 4.8 (P) 4.6 (P) -1.4

District of Columbia

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7.8 7.7 7.8 (P) 7.7 (P) -0.1

Florida

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6.5 5.7 5.7 (P) 5.7 (P) -0.8

Georgia

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7.3 6.4 6.3 (P) 6.3 (P) -1.0

Maryland

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5.9 5.5 5.4 (P) 5.4 (P) -0.5

North Carolina

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6.4 5.3 5.3 (P) 5.4 (P) -1.0

South Carolina

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6.1 6.6 6.6 (P) 6.7 (P) 0.6

Virginia

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5.3 4.7 4.7 (P) 4.8 (P) -0.5

West Virginia

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6.8 5.9 6.1 (P) 6.6 (P) -0.2

East South Central

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7.1 6.3 6.0 5.8 -1.3

Alabama

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7.2 6.0 5.8 (P) 5.7 (P) -1.5

Kentucky

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7.2 5.5 5.3 (P) 5.1 (P) -2.1

Mississippi

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7.8 7.1 7.0 (P) 6.8 (P) -1.0

Tennessee

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6.4 6.7 6.6 (P) 6.3 (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

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8.8 7.1 6.5 (P) 6.5 (P) -2.3

Auburn-Opelika

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6.3 5.2 4.7 (P) 4.7 (P) -1.6

Birmingham-Hoover

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6.5 5.5 5.1 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.4

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley

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6.7 5.9 5.5 (P) 5.2 (P) -1.5

Decatur

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7.6 6.5 6.0 (P) 6.0 (P) -1.6

Dothan

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7.4 6.3 6.0 (P) 5.9 (P) -1.5

Florence-Muscle Shoals

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7.7 8.0 7.2 (P) 7.0 (P) -0.7

Gadsden

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8.0 6.2 5.8 (P) 5.8 (P) -2.2

Huntsville

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6.8 5.6 5.2 (P) 5.3 (P) -1.5

Mobile

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8.3 7.1 6.4 (P) 6.5 (P) -1.8

Montgomery

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7.3 6.1 5.5 (P) 5.6 (P) -1.7

Tuscaloosa

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7.0 5.6 5.1 (P) 5.2 (P) -1.8

Florida

 

Cape Coral-Fort Myers

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6.1 5.4 5.2 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.0

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin

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5.4 5.3 5.1 (P) 4.7 (P) -0.7

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

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7.1 6.4 6.1 (P) 5.9 (P) -1.2

Gainesville

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5.4 5.1 4.7 (P) 4.6 (P) -0.8

Homosassa Springs

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8.8 8.3 8.1 (P) 7.6 (P) -1.2

Jacksonville

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6.5 5.8 5.6 (P) 5.4 (P) -1.1

Lakeland-Winter Haven

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7.2 6.6 6.4 (P) 6.1 (P) -1.1

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

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6.8 5.6 5.3 (P) 5.5 (P) -1.3

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (1)

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6.1 5.5 5.3 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (1)

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7.5 5.9 5.5 (P) 6.2 (P) -1.3

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

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6.3 5.3 5.1 (P) 5.0 (P) -1.3

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island

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5.7 5.3 5.0 (P) 4.8 (P) -0.9

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton

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6.0 5.5 5.3 (P) 5.1 (P) -0.9

Ocala

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7.7 7.0 6.8 (P) 6.6 (P) -1.1

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

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6.2 5.6 5.4 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.1

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

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7.4 6.5 6.2 (P) 6.0 (P) -1.4

Panama City

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6.3 6.7 6.2 (P) 5.5 (P) -0.8

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

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6.4 5.8 5.6 (P) 5.3 (P) -1.1

Port St. Lucie

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7.7 6.4 6.1 (P) 5.8 (P) -1.9

Punta Gorda

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6.8 6.4 6.2 (P) 6.0 (P) -0.8

Tallahassee

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5.9 5.6 5.3 (P) 5.1 (P) -0.8

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

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6.4 5.8 5.5 (P) 5.3 (P) -1.1

Sebastian-Vero Beach

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8.0 6.7 6.5 (P) 6.3 (P) -1.7

Sebring

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8.0 7.5 7.2 (P) 7.0 (P) -1.0

The Villages

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8.0 7.7 7.6 (P) 7.4 (P) -0.6

Georgia

 

Albany

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8.7 (2) 7.6 7.5 (P) 7.2 (P) -1.5

Athens-Clarke County

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6.5 (2) 5.8 5.7 (P) 5.4 (P) -1.1

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

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7.0 (2) 6.2 6.1 (P) 5.9 (P) -1.1

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

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7.2 (2) 6.9 6.7 (P) 6.4 (P) -0.8

Brunswick

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8.2 (2) 7.0 6.8 (P) 6.6 (P) -1.6

Columbus, GA-AL

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8.0 (2) 7.5 7.2 (P) 7.0 (P) -1.0

Dalton

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8.5 (2) 7.9 7.1 (P) 7.0 (P) -1.5

Gainesville

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5.9 (2) 5.2 5.1 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.0

Hinesville

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8.0 (2) 7.0 6.8 (P) 6.5 (P) -1.5

Macon

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7.9 (2) 6.9 6.8 (P) 6.6 (P) -1.3

Rome

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8.0 (2) 7.1 6.9 (P) 7.0 (P) -1.0

Savannah

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7.4 (2) 6.4 6.0 (P) 5.8 (P) -1.6

Valdosta

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7.3 (2) 6.7 6.4 (P) 6.2 (P) -1.1

Warner Robins

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7.3 (2) 6.7 6.5 (P) 6.3 (P) -1.0

Kentucky

 

Bowling Green

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7.0 5.7 5.0 (P) 4.9 (P) -2.1

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox

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7.8 6.1 5.5 (P) 5.5 (P) -2.3

Lexington-Fayette

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6.0 4.5 4.1 (P) 4.1 (P) -1.9

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

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7.0 5.5 5.0 (P) 4.9 (P) -2.1

Owensboro

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6.9 5.7 5.0 (P) 4.8 (P) -2.1

Mississippi

 

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula

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7.8 7.7 6.8 (P) 6.2 (P) -1.6

Hattiesburg

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6.7 6.5 5.8 (P) 5.2 (P) -1.5

Jackson

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6.8 6.2 5.4 (P) 5.0 (P) -1.8

North Carolina

 

Asheville

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5.3 4.8 4.6 (P) 4.4 (P) -0.9

Burlington

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6.0 5.3 5.0 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.1

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

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6.3 5.7 5.5 (P) 5.3 (P) -1.0

Durham-Chapel Hill

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5.2 4.9 4.7 (P) 4.6 (P) -0.6

Fayetteville

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8.2 7.4 7.1 (P) 6.9 (P) -1.3

Goldsboro

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6.6 6.2 5.9 (P) 5.7 (P) -0.9

Greensboro-High Point

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6.9 5.9 5.7 (P) 5.5 (P) -1.4

Greenville

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6.4 5.9 5.6 (P) 5.5 (P) -0.9

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

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6.8 5.9 5.7 (P) 5.5 (P) -1.3

Jacksonville

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6.3 5.9 5.6 (P) 5.5 (P) -0.8

New Bern

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7.3 6.4 6.0 (P) 5.9 (P) -1.4

Raleigh

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5.2 4.7 4.5 (P) 4.5 (P) -0.7

Rocky Mount

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9.1 8.2 8.1 (P) 7.6 (P) -1.5

Wilmington

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6.5 5.7 5.5 (P) 5.2 (P) -1.3

Winston-Salem

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6.3 5.5 5.3 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.2

South Carolina

 

Charleston-North Charleston

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5.0 5.9 5.8 (P) 5.4 (P) 0.4

Columbia

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5.3 6.1 6.0 (P) 5.7 (P) 0.4

Florence

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6.9 7.8 7.7 (P) 7.2 (P) 0.3

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin

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5.2 6.0 5.9 (P) 5.5 (P) 0.3

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort

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5.1 6.3 6.1 (P) 5.6 (P) 0.5

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

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7.5 9.1 8.7 (P) 7.5 (P) 0.0

Spartanburg

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6.0 6.7 6.7 (P) 6.2 (P) 0.2

Sumter

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6.9 7.6 7.5 (P) 7.1 (P) 0.2

Tennessee

 

Chattanooga, TN-GA

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6.6 (2) 6.6 6.0 (P) 5.6 (P) -1.0

Clarksville, TN-KY

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7.3 7.0 6.2 (P) 5.8 (P) -1.5

Cleveland

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6.5 6.8 6.1 (P) 5.6 (P) -0.9

Jackson

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7.2 7.7 6.7 (P) 6.2 (P) -1.0

Johnson City

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7.1 7.5 6.6 (P) 6.0 (P) -1.1

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

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6.7 6.7 6.1 (P) 5.8 (P) -0.9

Knoxville

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6.3 6.5 5.8 (P) 5.4 (P) -0.9

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

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7.9 7.9 7.0 (P) 6.5 (P) -1.4

Morristown

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7.9 8.2 7.4 (P) 6.6 (P) -1.3

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

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5.3 5.6 5.0 (P) 4.6 (P) -0.7

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 Southeast, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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138,055 140,793 141,059 (P) 141,144 (P) 3,089 (P) 2.2

Alabama

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1,911.5 1,945.7 1,944.2 (P) 1,938.6 (P) 27.1 (P) 1.4

Delaware

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435.3 443.0 442.6 (P) 444.5 (P) 9.2 (P) 2.1

District of Columbia

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751.2 759.7 762.8 (P) 760.4 (P) 9.2 (P) 1.2

Florida

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7,738.8 7,970.5 7,992.3 (P) 8,022.9 (P) 284.1 (P) 3.7

Georgia

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4,112.4 4,220.4 4,246.1 (P) 4,239.5 (P) 127.1 (P) 3.1

Kentucky

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1,844.7 1,882.9 1,886.9 (P) 1,880.6 (P) 35.9 (P) 1.9

Maryland

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2,602.3 2,641.6 2,644.0 (P) 2,638.3 (P) 36.0 (P) 1.4

Mississippi

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1,115.6 1,123.0 1,127.1 (P) 1,122.8 (P) 7.2 (P) 0.6

North Carolina

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4,105.9 4,204.7 4,222.2 (P) 4,219.6 (P) 113.7 (P) 2.8

South Carolina

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1,935.5 1,977.7 1,988.2 (P) 1,984.8 (P) 49.3 (P) 2.5

Tennessee

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2,795.4 2,849.9 2,849.1 (P) 2,844.7 (P) 49.3 (P) 1.8

Virginia

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3,757.7 (1) 3,786.4 3,794.6 (P) 3,787.0 (P) 29.3 (P) 0.8

West Virginia

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760.1 764.7 761.2 (P) 756.4 (P) -3.7 (P) -0.5

Footnotes
(1) Correction
(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.