The Sumter County labor force has also increased dramatically, rising 51.8% over the previous 5 year period and 114.1% for the previous 10 year period, ranking Sumter first in both 5 and 10 year categories of Labor Force Growth when compared to other counties in the state. There is a workforce of 861,425 within a one hour drive of Sumter County.
- Population: 1,182,770 (1 hour drive)
- Workforce: 861,425 (1 hour drive)
- Unemployment: 6.6 %