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 1,585,955 (EMSI, 2016) within a one hour drive of Sumter County.
- Population: 2,268,115, 1 hour drive, (EMSI, 2016)
- Workforce: 1,098,486, 1 hour drive, (EMSI, 2016)
- Unemployment: 5%