EconSouth (First Quarter 2000)

Southeastern Economic Indicators



    Alabama Florida Georgia Louisiana Mississippi Tennessee 6th District United States
Total Payroll Employment (thousands)a 1999Q4 1,932.7 7,039.8 3,928.2 1,925.1 1,132.0 2,678.4 18,636.5 129,608.7
Percent change from
1999Q3 –0.1 1.0 1.3 0.3 –0.3 0.0 0.7 0.5
Percent change from
1998Q4 0.7 3.9 3.8 0.6 –0.2 0.9 2.5 2.2
Manufacturing Payroll Employment (thousands)a 1999Q4 366.3 497.0 590.0 190.0 237.6 505.5 2,386.4 18,357.3
Percent change from
1999Q3 –0.4 0.0 –0.1 –0.4 –1.3 –0.4 –0.3 –0.2
Percent change from
1998Q4 –2.5 –0.2 –1.0 –0.9 –2.9 –0.9 –1.2 –1.5
Civilian Unemployment Rate 1999Q4 4.5 3.9 3.6 4.9 5.0 3.7 4.1 4.1
Rate as of
1999Q3 4.4 3.9 3.9 4.9 4.6 3.5 4.0 4.2
Rate as of
1998Q4 4.1 4.2 4.0 5.3 5.2 4.1 4.3 4.4
Single-Family Building Permits (units)b 1999Q4 16,710 107,119 71,889 13,128 8,701 30,387 247,935 1,219,133
Percent change from
1999Q3 3.5 1.7 4.6 –6.8 –3.5 4.3 2.3 0.0
Percent change from
1998Q4 7.8 6.2 –4.6 –10.4 –7.4 2.9 1.1 –3.5
Multifamily Building Permits (units)b 1999Q4 2,386 64,949 28,287 2,290 4,031 9,424 111,366 440,260
Percent change from
1999Q3 –34.2 20.0 103.7 –53.5 34.6 213.5 34.9 13.0
Percent change from
1998Q4 –49.4 5.6 34.8 16.1 –39.2 73.4 10.0 –2.6
Personal Income ($ billions)b 1999Q3 98.1 411.1 207.0 96.4 54.8 135.9 100.3 7,601.8
Percent change from
1999Q2 1.2 1.8 1.5 0.9 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.3
Percent change from
1998Q3 4.4 5.4 6.7 2.7 3.9 5.2 5.2 5.6
 
    Atlanta Birmingham Jacksonville Miami Nashville New    Orleans Orlando Tampa
Total Payroll Employment (thousands)a 1999Q4 2,164.4 481.6 556.9 1,003.9 663.7 624.0 894.1 1,209.3
Percent change from
1999Q3 2.1 –0.2 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.6 1.2 1.6
Percent change from
1998Q4 4.9 0.9 3.4 1.8 1.6 –0.5 4.5 5.2
Civilian Unemployment Rate 1999Q4 2.9 3.0 3.2 5.6 2.6 4.4 2.8 2.9
Rate as of
1999Q3 3.0 2.9 3.0 5.8 2.3 4.3 2.7 2.7
Rate as of
1998Q4 3.1 2.8 3.0 6.5 2.8 4.5 2.9 2.9

a Seasonally adjusted
b Seasonally adjusted annual rate

SOURCES: Payroll employment and civilian unemployment rate: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Initial unemployment claims: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Single- and multifamily building permits: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Construction Statistics Division. Personal income: Bureau of Economic Analysis. Quarterly estimates of all construction data reflect annual benchmark revisions. All the data were obtained and seasonally adjusted by Regional Financial Associates. Small differences from previously published data reflect revisions of seasonal factors.

For more extensive information on the data series shown here, see the Southeastern Economic Indicators.



Total Payroll Employment Manufacturing Payroll Employment
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Civilian Unemployment Rate Single-Family Building Permits
Chart 3
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Multifamily Building Permits
Chart 5   Chart 6
blue Alabama
orange Florida
green Georgia
olive Louisiana
black Mississippi
gold Tennessee
red United States

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