Labor Force

Howard County Labor Force and Unemployment, April 2011 to March 2012
Month Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
January 2012 5,300 4,954 346 6.5%
February 2012 5,398 5,011 387 7.4%
March 2012 5,394 5,012 382 9%
April 2011 5,199 4,845 354 9.2%
May 2011 5,239 4,845 394 7.6%
June 2011 5,257 4,365 422 6.8%
July 2011 5,029 4,622 407 8.7%
August 2011 5,015 4,612 403 8%
September 2011 5,305 4,900 375 8.1%
October 2011 5,294 4,937 357 8%
November 2011 5,310 4,955 355 6.7%
December 2011 5,330 4,964 357 6.7%
 
Available Labor Force from a Howard County Location – Howard and Surrounding Counties  -March 2012
         
Labor Force 136,806      
Employment 128,628      
Unemployment 8,178      
Rate 6%