Southeast Economic Region Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2018

Return to not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate by year for Southeast Economic Region

Print a PDF of these data

Download a CSV txt file including all years of not seasonally adjusted data for:

Note: A change in the way labor force statistics are calculated for sub-state areas makes data prior to 2010 not comparable with later data.

                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,311 35,473 36,006 36,444
Employment 32,412 32,533 33,195 33,935
Unemployment 2,899 2,940 2,811 2,509
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.3% 7.8% 6.9%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,142 35,193 35,554 36,414 39,069 39,800 41,171 41,226 39,351 36,536 35,765 35,672 37,575
Employment 32,327 32,381 32,896 34,095 36,910 37,510 39,059 39,218 37,261 34,294 33,306 33,168 35,202
Unemployment 2,815 2,812 2,658 2,319 2,159 2,290 2,112 2,008 2,090 2,242 2,459 2,504 2,373
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.0% 7.5% 6.4% 5.5% 5.8% 5.1% 4.9% 5.3% 6.1% 6.9% 7.0% 6.3%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 34,959 35,108 35,540 36,367 38,819 39,804 40,950 41,059 38,707 37,000 35,318 35,310 37,413
Employment 32,074 32,114 32,768 34,010 36,583 37,551 38,932 39,176 36,697 34,805 32,950 32,851 35,042
Unemployment 2,885 2,994 2,772 2,357 2,236 2,253 2,018 1,883 2,010 2,195 2,368 2,459 2,371
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.5% 7.8% 6.5% 5.8% 5.7% 4.9% 4.6% 5.2% 5.9% 6.7% 7.0% 6.3%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,132 35,371 35,494 35,966 38,412 39,469 41,725 41,091 38,905 35,605 35,258 35,098 37,295
Employment 32,157 32,312 32,673 33,500 36,122 37,089 39,574 39,090 36,894 33,319 32,723 32,532 34,833
Unemployment 2,975 3,059 2,821 2,466 2,290 2,380 2,151 2,001 2,011 2,286 2,535 2,566 2,462
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 8.6% 7.9% 6.9% 6.0% 6.0% 5.2% 4.9% 5.2% 6.4% 7.2% 7.3% 6.6%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,857 36,023 36,080 36,721 39,068 40,315 42,639 42,063 39,640 36,713 35,934 36,024 38,089
Employment 32,522 32,595 32,890 33,923 36,519 37,684 40,254 39,837 37,365 34,291 33,299 33,322 35,375
Unemployment 3,335 3,428 3,190 2,798 2,549 2,631 2,385 2,226 2,275 2,422 2,635 2,702 2,714
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 9.5% 8.8% 7.6% 6.5% 6.5% 5.6% 5.3% 5.7% 6.6% 7.3% 7.5% 7.1%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,215 36,234 36,386 36,873 39,155 40,318 42,367 42,241 40,051 36,831 36,228 36,160 38,256
Employment 32,938 32,920 33,372 34,199 36,679 37,722 40,053 40,081 37,838 34,362 33,440 33,288 35,574
Unemployment 3,277 3,314 3,014 2,674 2,476 2,596 2,314 2,160 2,213 2,469 2,788 2,872 2,682
Unemployment Rate 9.0% 9.1% 8.3% 7.3% 6.3% 6.4% 5.5% 5.1% 5.5% 6.7% 7.7% 7.9% 7.0%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,466 36,252 36,680 37,410 39,370 40,585 42,658 41,880 39,878 37,172 36,784 36,638 38,482
Employment 33,089 32,843 33,498 34,614 36,755 37,910 40,238 39,641 37,602 34,734 34,114 33,814 35,738
Unemployment 3,377 3,409 3,182 2,796 2,615 2,675 2,420 2,239 2,276 2,438 2,670 2,824 2,744
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 9.4% 8.7% 7.5% 6.6% 6.6% 5.7% 5.3% 5.7% 6.6% 7.3% 7.7% 7.1%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,592 36,512 37,010 37,418 39,671 39,804 41,699 41,820 39,960 37,590 36,950 36,724 38,481
Employment 33,097 33,012 33,708 34,525 36,977 37,025 39,225 39,453 37,580 34,925 34,046 33,606 35,600
Unemployment 3,495 3,500 3,302 2,893 2,694 2,779 2,474 2,367 2,380 2,665 2,904 3,118 2,881
Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.6% 8.9% 7.7% 6.8% 7.0% 5.9% 5.7% 6.0% 7.1% 7.9% 8.5% 7.5%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,450 36,544 36,835 37,544 39,313 39,553 41,582 41,238 39,199 37,062 36,654 36,787 38,230
Employment 32,832 32,947 33,472 34,634 36,622 36,851 39,130 38,924 36,909 34,483 33,822 33,734 35,364
Unemployment 3,618 3,597 3,363 2,910 2,691 2,702 2,452 2,314 2,290 2,579 2,832 3,053 2,866
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 9.8% 9.1% 7.8% 6.8% 6.8% 5.9% 5.6% 5.8% 7.0% 7.7% 8.3% 7.5%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 31,064 31,249 31,489 32,343 33,879 34,711 36,613 36,117 34,256 32,356 31,627 31,497 33,100
Employment 28,742 28,795 29,058 30,185 31,833 32,595 34,717 34,298 32,373 30,279 29,465 29,293 30,970
Unemployment 2,322 2,454 2,431 2,158 2,046 2,116 1,896 1,819 1,883 2,077 2,162 2,204 2,130
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.9% 7.7% 6.7% 6.0% 6.1% 5.2% 5.0% 5.5% 6.4% 6.8% 7.0% 6.4%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 31,560 31,789 32,186 32,737 34,314 35,316 37,169 36,224 34,387 32,093 31,368 31,429 33,380
Employment 29,525 29,667 30,213 30,907 32,593 33,525 35,579 34,695 32,855 30,356 29,487 29,487 31,574
Unemployment 2,035 2,122 1,973 1,830 1,721 1,791 1,590 1,529 1,532 1,737 1,881 1,942 1,806
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.7% 6.1% 5.6% 5.0% 5.1% 4.3% 4.2% 4.5% 5.4% 6.0% 6.2% 5.4%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 31,405 31,353 31,621 32,243 33,975 34,306 36,152 35,801 34,578 32,167 31,764 31,465 33,070
Employment 29,405 29,390 29,773 30,585 32,454 32,685 34,703 34,413 33,105 30,578 30,068 29,719 31,407
Unemployment 2,000 1,963 1,848 1,658 1,521 1,621 1,449 1,388 1,473 1,589 1,696 1,746 1,663
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.3% 5.8% 5.1% 4.5% 4.7% 4.0% 3.9% 4.3% 4.9% 5.3% 5.5% 5.0%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 31,334 31,485 31,529 32,322 33,800 34,388 36,465 35,824 34,407 32,271 31,760 31,528 33,092
Employment 29,067 29,209 29,434 30,468 32,107 32,638 34,911 34,352 32,914 30,643 30,056 29,754 31,296
Unemployment 2,267 2,276 2,095 1,854 1,693 1,750 1,554 1,472 1,493 1,628 1,704 1,774 1,796
Unemployment Rate 7.2% 7.2% 6.6% 5.7% 5.0% 5.1% 4.3% 4.1% 4.3% 5.0% 5.4% 5.6% 5.4%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 30,689 30,876 31,334 31,985 33,660 34,535 36,134 35,882 34,029 32,023 31,485 31,596 32,852
Employment 28,266 28,422 29,093 30,061 31,851 32,655 34,442 34,299 32,436 30,195 29,577 29,591 30,907
Unemployment 2,423 2,454 2,241 1,924 1,809 1,880 1,692 1,583 1,593 1,828 1,908 2,005 1,945
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 7.9% 7.2% 6.0% 5.4% 5.4% 4.7% 4.4% 4.7% 5.7% 6.1% 6.3% 5.9%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 30,516 30,473 30,686 31,098 32,510 33,447 35,296 34,879 33,229 31,316 30,925 30,857 32,102
Employment 27,915 27,831 28,271 29,022 30,565 31,369 33,497 33,172 31,480 29,341 28,825 28,710 30,000
Unemployment 2,601 2,642 2,415 2,076 1,945 2,078 1,799 1,707 1,749 1,975 2,100 2,147 2,102
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 8.7% 7.9% 6.7% 6.0% 6.2% 5.1% 4.9% 5.3% 6.3% 6.8% 7.0% 6.5%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 30,615 30,670 30,734 31,380 32,624 33,604 35,806 34,855 33,004 31,280 30,878 30,616 32,173
Employment 28,116 28,123 28,303 29,118 30,555 31,415 33,847 33,046 31,205 29,265 28,683 28,351 30,002
Unemployment 2,499 2,547 2,431 2,262 2,069 2,189 1,959 1,809 1,799 2,015 2,195 2,265 2,171
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.3% 7.9% 7.2% 6.3% 6.5% 5.5% 5.2% 5.5% 6.4% 7.1% 7.4% 6.7%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 30,495 30,497 30,587 31,149 32,417 33,126 35,059 34,496 32,875 31,290 30,828 30,413 31,935
Employment 28,140 28,007 28,150 28,967 30,420 31,028 33,181 32,742 31,120 29,368 28,781 28,289 29,849
Unemployment 2,355 2,490 2,437 2,182 1,997 2,098 1,878 1,754 1,755 1,922 2,047 2,124 2,086
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 8.2% 8.0% 7.0% 6.2% 6.3% 5.4% 5.1% 5.3% 6.1% 6.6% 7.0% 6.5%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 30,693 30,759 31,112 31,226 32,558 33,432 35,210 34,594 33,066 31,562 30,988 30,869 32,173
Employment 28,617 28,691 29,150 29,458 30,898 31,702 33,686 33,185 31,600 29,841 29,112 28,821 30,397
Unemployment 2,076 2,068 1,962 1,768 1,660 1,730 1,524 1,409 1,466 1,721 1,876 2,048 1,776
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 6.7% 6.3% 5.7% 5.1% 5.2% 4.3% 4.1% 4.4% 5.5% 6.1% 6.6% 5.5%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 31,210 31,458 31,556 31,652 33,095 34,212 35,677 34,915 33,106 31,512 31,135 30,924 32,537
Employment 29,101 29,268 29,548 29,868 31,444 32,489 34,222 33,536 31,718 29,961 29,458 29,198 30,817
Unemployment 2,109 2,190 2,008 1,784 1,651 1,723 1,455 1,379 1,388 1,551 1,677 1,726 1,720
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 7.0% 6.4% 5.6% 5.0% 5.0% 4.1% 3.9% 4.2% 4.9% 5.4% 5.6% 5.3%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 28,505 28,856 29,024 29,625 31,099 31,971 33,508 33,013 32,353 30,411 29,747 29,315 30,619
Employment 26,239 26,468 26,751 27,721 29,423 30,184 31,930 31,589 30,878 28,803 28,120 27,648 28,813
Unemployment 2,266 2,388 2,273 1,904 1,676 1,787 1,578 1,424 1,475 1,608 1,627 1,667 1,806
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 8.3% 7.8% 6.4% 5.4% 5.6% 4.7% 4.3% 4.6% 5.3% 5.5% 5.7% 5.9%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 28,708 28,892 29,409 29,567 30,726 31,430 32,723 32,905 31,549 30,114 29,730 29,160 30,410
Employment 26,312 26,404 27,098 27,660 28,970 29,433 31,037 31,297 29,916 28,263 27,849 27,190 28,453
Unemployment 2,396 2,488 2,311 1,907 1,756 1,997 1,686 1,608 1,633 1,851 1,881 1,970 1,957
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.6% 7.9% 6.4% 5.7% 6.4% 5.2% 4.9% 5.2% 6.1% 6.3% 6.8% 6.4%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 29,446 29,584 30,078 30,214 31,401 32,145 33,351 33,500 32,371 30,447 29,837 29,561 30,995
Employment 26,798 26,909 27,590 28,147 29,540 30,192 31,498 31,829 30,664 28,551 27,950 27,452 28,927
Unemployment 2,648 2,675 2,488 2,067 1,861 1,953 1,853 1,671 1,707 1,896 1,887 2,109 2,068
Unemployment Rate 9.0% 9.0% 8.3% 6.8% 5.9% 6.1% 5.6% 5.0% 5.3% 6.2% 6.3% 7.1% 6.7%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 29,318 29,404 29,700 30,427 31,389 31,821 33,728 33,543 32,368 30,813 30,076 29,834 31,035
Employment 26,652 26,694 27,127 28,404 29,578 29,943 31,825 31,832 30,626 28,708 27,833 27,543 28,897
Unemployment 2,666 2,710 2,573 2,023 1,811 1,878 1,903 1,711 1,742 2,105 2,243 2,291 2,138
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.2% 8.7% 6.6% 5.8% 5.9% 5.6% 5.1% 5.4% 6.8% 7.5% 7.7% 6.9%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 28,462 28,649 28,847 29,987 31,124 31,560 33,238 33,160 32,134 30,550 30,015 29,652 30,616
Employment 25,995 26,141 26,622 28,128 29,447 29,715 31,432 31,504 30,459 28,613 27,930 27,446 28,620
Unemployment 2,467 2,508 2,225 1,859 1,677 1,845 1,806 1,656 1,675 1,937 2,085 2,206 1,996
Unemployment Rate 8.7% 8.8% 7.7% 6.2% 5.4% 5.8% 5.4% 5.0% 5.2% 6.3% 6.9% 7.4% 6.5%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 28,409 28,295 28,811 29,524 31,040 31,809 32,647 32,717 31,493 30,048 29,479 28,851 30,262
Employment 25,677 25,489 26,009 27,185 28,872 29,635 30,582 30,951 29,738 28,164 27,572 26,698 28,049
Unemployment 2,732 2,806 2,802 2,339 2,168 2,174 2,065 1,766 1,755 1,884 1,907 2,153 2,213
Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.9% 9.7% 7.9% 7.0% 6.8% 6.3% 5.4% 5.6% 6.3% 6.5% 7.5% 7.3%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 27,852 28,039 28,443 29,034 30,135 30,672 31,904 31,983 31,378 30,166 28,773 28,616 29,751
Employment 25,270 25,455 26,172 27,172 27,990 28,804 30,190 30,315 29,750 28,292 26,724 26,333 27,706
Unemployment 2,582 2,584 2,271 1,862 2,145 1,868 1,714 1,668 1,628 1,874 2,049 2,283 2,045
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 9.2% 8.0% 6.4% 7.1% 6.1% 5.4% 5.2% 5.2% 6.2% 7.1% 8.0% 6.9%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 27,523 27,464 27,879 28,364 29,593 30,113 31,648 31,937 31,059 30,065 29,312 29,010 29,499
Employment 24,606 24,576 25,251 26,216 27,559 28,061 29,656 30,102 29,262 28,105 27,187 26,797 27,282
Unemployment 2,917 2,888 2,628 2,148 2,034 2,052 1,992 1,835 1,797 1,960 2,125 2,213 2,217
Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.5% 9.4% 7.6% 6.9% 6.8% 6.3% 5.7% 5.8% 6.5% 7.2% 7.6% 7.5%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 26,825 26,933 27,176 27,615 28,671 29,367 30,582 30,664 30,228 28,403 27,982 27,690 28,512
Employment 24,322 24,467 24,978 25,726 26,990 27,366 28,630 28,852 28,333 26,426 25,722 25,222 26,420
Unemployment 2,503 2,466 2,198 1,889 1,681 2,001 1,952 1,812 1,895 1,977 2,260 2,468 2,092
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 9.2% 8.1% 6.8% 5.9% 6.8% 6.4% 5.9% 6.3% 7.0% 8.1% 8.9% 7.3%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 26,329 26,592 26,763 27,466 28,084 28,920 29,970 30,336 29,604 27,897 27,711 27,144 28,068
Employment 24,348 24,359 24,897 26,023 26,764 27,448 28,545 28,938 28,247 26,195 25,742 25,073 26,381
Unemployment 1,981 2,233 1,866 1,443 1,320 1,472 1,425 1,398 1,357 1,702 1,969 2,071 1,687
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 8.4% 7.0% 5.3% 4.7% 5.1% 4.8% 4.6% 4.6% 6.1% 7.1% 7.6% 6.0%

A change in the way the labor force statistics are calculated for boroughs and census areas makes data prior to 2000 not comparable with later data.

Definitions:

  • Labor Force: Includes all of the civilian noninstitutional population classified as employed or unemployed. (See the definitions below.)
  • Employed: During the reference week (the week including the 12th day of the month), includes those who (a) worked as paid employees, worked in their own business or profession or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of their family; or (b) were not working but who had jobs from which they were temporarily absent because of vacation, illness, bad weather, child care problems, family leave, labor-management dispute job training, or other family or personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or were seeking other jobs. Each employed person was counted only once, even if that person held more than one job.
  • Unemployed: Includes all who were not employed during the reference week but were available for work except for temporary illness, and had tried to find employment some time during the four-week period ending with the reference week. Those who were not looking for work but were waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off also qualified as unemployed.
  • Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the labor force.