Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Friday, January 18, 2013                 USDL-13-0059

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       REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- DECEMBER 2012


Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in December. 
Twenty-two states recorded unemployment rate decreases, 16 states and the 
District of Columbia posted increases, and 12 states had no change, the U.S. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-two states and the District 
of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, six 
states experienced increases, and two states had no change. The national 
jobless rate, 7.8 percent, was unchanged from November and was 0.7 percentage 
point lower than in December 2011.

In December 2012, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 27 states and the 
District of Columbia and decreased in 23 states. The largest over-the-month 
increase in employment occurred in New York (+35,100), followed by New Jersey 
(+30,200), Georgia (+14,400), and Missouri (+10,200). The largest over-the-month 
decrease in employment occurred in California (-17,500), followed by Florida 
(-15,300), Louisiana (-11,400), and Michigan (-10,600). New Jersey experienced 
the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+0.8 percent),
followed by Kansas (+0.6 percent) and Alaska, Georgia, Missouri, and New York 
(+0.4 percent each). Hawaii experienced the largest over-the-month percentage 
decline in employment (-0.7 percent), followed by Louisiana and Wyoming (-0.6 
percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 44 states and 
decreased in 6 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-year 
percentage increases occurred in North Dakota (+3.6 percent) and Utah (+3.0 
percent). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred 
in West Virginia (-1.8 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

The West continued to record the highest regional unemployment rate in December, 
8.6 percent, while the Midwest again reported the lowest rate, 7.1 percent. 
Over the month, no region experienced a statistically significant unemployment 
rate change. In contrast, significant over-the-year rate changes occurred in 
three regions: the South and West (-1.2 percentage points each) and the Midwest 
(-0.8 point). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report the 
highest jobless rate, 9.2 percent in December. The West North Central again 
registered the lowest rate, 5.4 percent. No division recorded a statistically 
significant over-the-month unemployment rate change. Seven divisions had 
measurable rate changes from a year earlier, all of which were decreases. 
The largest of these declines occurred in the West South Central (-1.3 
percentage points).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nevada and Rhode Island recorded the highest unemployment rates among the 
states in December, 10.2 percent each. North Dakota again registered the 
lowest jobless rate, 3.2 percent. In total, 25 states reported jobless 
rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 7.8 percent, 8 states had 
measurably higher rates, and 17 states and the District of Columbia had 
rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See 
tables A and 3.)

Nevada reported the largest over-the-month unemployment rate decrease in 
December (-0.6 percentage point). Four other states also had statistically 
significant rate decreases: Alabama (-0.4 percentage point), Connecticut 
(-0.3 point), Idaho (-0.2 point), and Vermont (-0.1 point). The remaining 
45 states and the District of Columbia recorded jobless rates that were 
not measurably different from those of a month earlier, though some had 
changes that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes.

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia reported statistically
significant unemployment rate changes from December 2011, all of which
were declines. The largest of these occurred in Nevada (-2.8 percentage 
points), followed by Florida (-1.9 points) and Mississippi (-1.8 points). 
(See table B.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In December 2012, nine states recorded statistically significant over-
the-month changes in employment, six of which were increases. The largest 
statistically significant job gains occurred in New York (+35,100), New 
Jersey (+30,200), Georgia (+14,400), and Missouri (+10,200). The largest 
statistically significant job decreases occurred in Louisiana (-11,400) 
and Michigan (-10,600). (See table C.)

Over the year, 30 states experienced statistically significant changes
in employment; only West Virginia’s employment decreased (-13,900). The 
largest over-the-year jobs increase occurred in Texas (+260,800), followed 
by California (+225,900) and New York (+123,600). (See table D.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for
December 2012 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, January 30,
2013, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The Regional and State Unemployment 2012
Annual Averages news release is scheduled to be released on Friday,
March 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The Regional and State Employment
and Unemployment news release for January 2013 is scheduled to be
released on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).


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  |    Upcoming Changes to Local Area Unemployment Statistics Data    |
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  | Effective with the release of 2012 annual average estimates on    |
  | March 1st, the labor force data for regions, divisions, states,   |
  | District of Columbia, and the modeled substate areas presented    |
  | in tables 1-4 of this news release will be revised to incorporate |
  | updated inputs, new population controls, reestimation of models,  |
  | and adjustments to new division and national control totals.      |
  | Revised seasonal adjustment factors will apply to data in tables  |
  | 1 and 3. Both not seasonally adjusted and seasonally adjusted     |
  | data are subject to revision back to 2008. The new population     |
  | controls will reflect the annual updating of population estimates |
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  |       Upcoming Changes to Current Employment Statistics (CES)     |
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  | Effective with the release of January 2013 data on Monday, March  |
  | 18th, all nonfarm payroll employment estimates for states and     |
  | areas presented in tables 5 and 6 of this news release will be    |
  | adjusted to 2012 benchmark levels. Seasonally adjusted series     |
  | will be subject to revision from 1990 forward. Not seasonally     |
  | adjusted payroll data back to April 2011 will also be subject     |
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  |           Current Employment Statistics Data Error                |
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  | BLS has identified errors in the local government employment      |
  | data for Shreveport-Bossier City, LA metropolitan statistical area|
  | (43340). Local government data in this area has been corrected for|
  | July and August 2010 in addition to the 2010 annual average value.|
  | More information on this data correction and a complete listing   |
  | of corrections to the CES State and Area database can be found    |
  | at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.                         |
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., December 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           7.8
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Alaska ..............................|           6.6
California ..........................|           9.8
Delaware ............................|           6.9
Georgia .............................|           8.6
Hawaii ..............................|           5.2
Idaho ...............................|           6.6
Illinois ............................|           8.7
Iowa ................................|           4.9
Kansas ..............................|           5.4
Louisiana ...........................|           5.5
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Maryland ............................|           6.6
Massachusetts .......................|           6.7
Michigan ............................|           8.9
Minnesota ...........................|           5.5
Missouri ............................|           6.7
Montana .............................|           5.7
Nebraska ............................|           3.7
Nevada ..............................|          10.2
New Hampshire .......................|           5.7
New Jersey ..........................|           9.6
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New Mexico ..........................|           6.4
North Carolina ......................|           9.2
North Dakota ........................|           3.2
Ohio ................................|           6.7
Oklahoma ............................|           5.1
Rhode Island ........................|          10.2
South Dakota ........................|           4.4
Texas ...............................|           6.1
Utah ................................|           5.2
Vermont .............................|           5.1
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Virginia ............................|           5.5
Wisconsin ...........................|           6.6
Wyoming .............................|           4.9
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from December 2011 to December 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------------------|  Over-the-year
             State              |  December |  December |    change(p)
                                |    2011   |  2012(p)  |
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California .....................|    11.2   |     9.8   |      -1.4
District of Columbia ...........|    10.1   |     8.5   |      -1.6
Florida ........................|     9.9   |     8.0   |      -1.9
Georgia ........................|     9.4   |     8.6   |       -.8
Hawaii .........................|     6.6   |     5.2   |      -1.4
Idaho ..........................|     8.3   |     6.6   |      -1.7
Illinois .......................|     9.7   |     8.7   |      -1.0
Iowa ...........................|     5.6   |     4.9   |       -.7
Kansas .........................|     6.4   |     5.4   |      -1.0
Louisiana ......................|     7.0   |     5.5   |      -1.5
                                |           |           |
Mississippi ....................|    10.4   |     8.6   |      -1.8
Missouri .......................|     8.0   |     6.7   |      -1.3
Montana ........................|     6.6   |     5.7   |       -.9
Nevada .........................|    13.0   |    10.2   |      -2.8
North Carolina .................|    10.4   |     9.2   |      -1.2
Ohio ...........................|     7.9   |     6.7   |      -1.2
Oklahoma .......................|     6.3   |     5.1   |      -1.2
South Carolina .................|     9.6   |     8.4   |      -1.2
Texas ..........................|     7.4   |     6.1   |      -1.3
Washington .....................|     8.6   |     7.6   |      -1.0
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   p = preliminary.


Table C.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
November 2012 to December 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   November  |   December  | Over-the-month
           State              |     2012    |    2012(p)  |    change(p)
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Georgia.......................|   3,956,700 |   3,971,100 |      14,400
Hawaii........................|     612,400 |     608,400 |      -4,000
Kansas........................|   1,343,300 |   1,350,700 |       7,400
Louisiana.....................|   1,961,900 |   1,950,500 |     -11,400
Michigan......................|   3,983,900 |   3,973,300 |     -10,600
Minnesota.....................|   2,726,100 |   2,735,200 |       9,100
Missouri......................|   2,662,500 |   2,672,700 |      10,200
New Jersey....................|   3,892,400 |   3,922,600 |      30,200
New York......................|   8,805,500 |   8,840,600 |      35,100
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   p = preliminary.


Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
December 2011 to December 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   December  |   December  | Over-the-year
           State              |     2011    |    2012(p)  |   change(p)
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Arizona.......................|   2,415,000 |   2,479,300 |      64,300
California....................|  14,172,900 |  14,398,800 |     225,900
Colorado......................|   2,265,300 |   2,316,600 |      51,300
Florida.......................|   7,333,200 |   7,388,100 |      54,900
Georgia.......................|   3,897,000 |   3,971,100 |      74,100
Hawaii........................|     596,500 |     608,400 |      11,900
Idaho.........................|     610,600 |     623,900 |      13,300
Illinois......................|   5,676,000 |   5,717,900 |      41,900
Indiana.......................|   2,849,600 |   2,906,800 |      57,200
Kentucky......................|   1,804,300 |   1,833,300 |      29,000
                              |             |             |            
Louisiana.....................|   1,927,000 |   1,950,500 |      23,500
Massachusetts.................|   3,211,800 |   3,263,400 |      51,600
Minnesota.....................|   2,683,300 |   2,735,200 |      51,900
Missouri......................|   2,632,500 |   2,672,700 |      40,200
Montana.......................|     424,200 |     435,400 |      11,200
New Jersey....................|   3,874,600 |   3,922,600 |      48,000
New York......................|   8,717,000 |   8,840,600 |     123,600
North Carolina................|   3,932,200 |   4,004,600 |      72,400
North Dakota..................|     406,800 |     421,300 |      14,500
Ohio..........................|   5,094,300 |   5,185,000 |      90,700
                              |             |             |            
Oklahoma......................|   1,565,300 |   1,600,500 |      35,200
Oregon........................|   1,619,500 |   1,639,000 |      19,500
Pennsylvania..................|   5,712,800 |   5,751,500 |      38,700
South Carolina................|   1,840,400 |   1,879,100 |      38,700
Tennessee.....................|   2,673,500 |   2,709,900 |      36,400
Texas.........................|  10,643,200 |  10,904,000 |     260,800
Utah..........................|   1,223,000 |   1,260,100 |      37,100
Virginia......................|   3,702,700 |   3,734,000 |      31,300
Washington....................|   2,834,000 |   2,885,700 |      51,700
West Virginia.................|     760,800 |     746,900 |     -13,900
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   p = preliminary.




Technical Note

   This release presents labor force and unemployment data for census
regions and divisions, states, and selected substate areas from the
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program (tables 1 to 4). Also
presented are nonfarm payroll employment estimates by state and major
industry sector from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program
(tables 5 and 6). The LAUS and CES programs are both federal-state
cooperative endeavors.

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

   Definitions. The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau. The LAUS program measures employment
and unemployment on a place-of-residence basis. The universe for each
is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and over.
Employed persons are those who did any work at all for pay or profit in
the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month) or worked
15 hours or more without pay in a family business or farm, plus those
not working who had a job from which they were temporarily absent, whether
or not paid, for such reasons as labor-management dispute, illness, or
vacation. Unemployed persons are those who were not employed during the
reference week (based on the definition above), had actively looked for a
job sometime in the 4-week period ending with the reference week, and
were currently available for work; persons on lay-off expecting recall
need not be looking for work to be counted as unemployed. The labor force
is the sum of employed and unemployed persons. The unemployment rate is
the number of unemployed as a percent of the labor force.

   Method of estimation. Estimates for 48 of the 50 states, the District
of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division,
New York City, and the balances of California and New York State are
produced using estimating equations based on regression techniques. This
method, which underwent substantial enhancement at the beginning of 2005,
utilizes data from several sources, including the CPS, the CES, and state
unemployment insurance (UI) programs. Estimates for the state of California
are derived by summing the estimates for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
metropolitan division and the balance of California. Similarly, estimates
for New York State are derived by summing the estimates for New York City and
the balance of New York State. Estimates for all nine census divisions and
the five additional substate areas contained in this release (the Cleveland-
Elyria-Mentor and Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan areas and the Chicago-
Joliet-Naperville, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett 
metropolitan divisions) and their respective balances of state are based on a
similar regression approach that does not incorporate CES or UI data. Estimates
for census regions are obtained by summing the model-based estimates for the
component divisions and then calculating the unemployment rate. Each month,
census division estimates are controlled to national totals; state estimates
are then controlled to their respective division totals. Substate and
balance-of-state estimates for the five areas noted above are controlled
to their respective state totals. Estimates for Puerto Rico are derived from
a monthly household survey similar to the CPS. A detailed description of
the estimation procedures is available from BLS upon request.

   Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data for prior years reflect
adjustments made at the end of each year. The adjusted estimates reflect updated
population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions in the other data
sources, and model reestimation. In most years, historical data for the most
recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted) are
revised near the beginning of each calendar year, prior to the release of January
estimates.

   Seasonal adjustment. The LAUS program introduced smoothed seasonally adjusted
(SSA) estimates in January 2010. These are seasonally-adjusted data that have
incorporated a long-run trend smoothing procedure, resulting in estimates that
are less volatile than those previously produced. The estimates are smoothed using
a Henderson Trend Filter (H13). The H13 uses a filtering procedure, based on moving
averages, to remove the irregular fluctuations from the seasonally-adjusted series,
leaving the trend. The same process is used on both historical and current year
estimates. For more information about the smoothing technique, see the BLS Web
site at www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm.

   Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect
the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and
Budget on December 1, 2009. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is
available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

Employment--from the CES program

   Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls who
receive pay for any part of the pay period that includes the 12th of the month.
Persons are counted at their place of work rather than at their place of residence;
those appearing on more than one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries
are classified on the basis of their principal activity in accordance with the
2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

   Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a "link relative"
technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month employment to that of
the previous month is computed from a sample of establishments reporting for
both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are obtained by
multiplying the estimates for the previous month by these ratios. Small-domain
models are used as the official estimators for the approximately 39 percent of
CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based
estimates.

   Annual revisions. Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a complete
count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax reports that are
submitted by employers who are covered under state unemployment insurance (UI)
laws. The benchmark information is used to adjust the monthly estimates between
the new benchmark and the preceding one and also to establish the level of 
employment for the new benchmark month. Thus, the benchmarking process establishes
the level of employment, and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month
changes in the level for the subsequent months.

   Seasonal adjustment. Payroll employment data are seasonally adjusted at the
statewide supersector level. In some states, the seasonally adjusted payroll 
employment total is computed by aggregating the independently adjusted supersector
series. In other states, the seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is 
independently adjusted. Revisions of historical data for the most recent 5 years
are made once a year, coincident with annual benchmark adjustments.

   Caution on aggregating state data. State estimation procedures are designed
to produce accurate data for each individual state. BLS independently develops a
national employment series; state estimates are not forced to sum to national
totals. Because each state series is subject to larger sampling and nonsampling
errors than the national series, summing them cumulates individual state level
errors and can cause significant distortions at an aggregate level. Due to these
statistical limitations, BLS does not compile a "sum-of-states" employment series,
and cautions users that such a series is subject to a relatively large and volatile
error structure.

Reliability of the estimates

   The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys, 
administrative data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and other 
types of errors. Sampling error is a measure of sampling variability--that is,
variation that occurs by chance because a sample rather than the entire population
is surveyed. Survey data also are subject to nonsampling errors, such as those
which can be introduced into the data collection and processing operations.
Estimates not directly derived from sample surveys are subject to additional
errors resulting from the specific estimation processes used. The sums of
individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the same tables because
of rounding. Unemployment rates are computed from unrounded data and thus may
differ slightly from rates computed using the rounded data displayed in the tables.

   Use of error measures. In 2005, the LAUS program introduced several improvements
to its methodology. Among these were the development of model-based error measures
for the monthly estimates and the estimates of over-the-month changes. The introductory
section of this release preserves the long-time practice of highlighting the direction
of the movements in regional and state unemployment rates and state nonfarm payroll
employment regardless of their statistical significance. The remainder of the analysis
in the release takes statistical significance into consideration.

   Labor force and unemployment estimates. Model-based error measures for 
seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month
and over-the-year changes are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm.
BLS uses a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS
unemployment rates are statistically significant. The average magnitude of the
current year over-the-month change in a state unemployment rate that is required
for statistical significance at the 90-percent confidence level is just over
0.2 percentage point; the average amount of the current over-the-year change in
a state rate for significance is about 0.9 point. More details can be found on 
the Web site. Measures of nonsampling error are not available, but additional
information on the subject is provided in Employment and Earnings Online at
www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm.

   Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the total
nonfarm and supersector levels are available online at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm.
BLS uses a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether changes in CES employment
levels are statistically significant. Information on recent benchmark revisions for 
states is available online at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information

   More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop these
estimates and additional data appear in Employment and Earnings Online.

   Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as well as
nonfarm employment from the CES program, for 380 metropolitan areas and metropolitan
New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) are available in the news release, Metropolitan
Area Employment and Unemployment. Estimates of labor force, employment, and unemployment
for approximately 7,300 subnational areas are available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/lau/.
Employment data from the CES program for states and metropolitan areas are available
on the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals
upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


Table 1.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.  
                       2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,241.8 28,441.6 28,447.8 28,492.7  2,245.5  2,381.7  2,315.8  2,310.5    8.0      8.4      8.1      8.1  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,750.2  7,732.9  7,723.8  7,719.8    561.8    574.1    565.9    561.5    7.2      7.4      7.3      7.3  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,491.7 20,708.8 20,724.0 20,772.8  1,683.7  1,807.5  1,749.9  1,749.0    8.2      8.7      8.4      8.4  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,378.0 56,629.0 56,661.8 56,732.4  4,713.8  4,296.5  4,116.9  4,094.8    8.4      7.6      7.3      7.2  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,905.0 30,022.9 30,084.1 30,133.8  2,652.9  2,411.3  2,342.9  2,344.9    8.9      8.0      7.8      7.8  
  East South Central  8,731.8  8,689.5  8,679.9  8,701.6    766.9    721.6    681.8    673.7    8.8      8.3      7.9      7.7  
  West South Central 17,741.2 17,916.5 17,897.8 17,896.9  1,294.0  1,163.5  1,092.3  1,076.1    7.3      6.5      6.1      6.0  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,352.0 34,240.0 34,244.0 34,260.3  2,710.8  2,487.4  2,434.8  2,439.6    7.9      7.3      7.1      7.1  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,287.1 23,290.3 23,277.4 23,280.0  2,031.1  1,869.9  1,833.2  1,842.5    8.7      8.0      7.9      7.9  
  West North Central 11,064.9 10,949.7 10,966.5 10,980.3    679.6    617.5    601.5    597.1    6.1      5.6      5.5      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,964.7 35,790.0 35,795.3 35,876.0  3,534.2  3,205.5  3,118.7  3,102.1    9.8      9.0      8.7      8.6  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,985.7 10,980.0 10,975.2 10,992.0    923.9    843.6    819.8    812.9    8.4      7.7      7.5      7.4  
  Pacific........... 24,979.1 24,810.1 24,820.1 24,884.0  2,610.3  2,361.8  2,298.9  2,289.2   10.4      9.5      9.3      9.2  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the Census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The States (including the District of Columbia) that compose the various census
divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New
Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South
Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West
North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Estimates for
the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


Table 2.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          November          December          November          December          November          December    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,161.6 28,359.0 28,111.5 28,404.7  2,148.0  2,187.4  2,156.2  2,270.0    7.6      7.7      7.7      8.0  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,736.8  7,693.7  7,712.2  7,674.7    532.6    528.2    534.2    534.2    6.9      6.9      6.9      7.0  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,424.8 20,665.3 20,399.3 20,730.1  1,615.4  1,659.2  1,622.0  1,735.8    7.9      8.0      8.0      8.4  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,259.3 56,589.6 56,175.8 56,545.4  4,559.9  3,902.3  4,554.0  4,076.1    8.1      6.9      8.1      7.2  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,793.8 30,031.6 29,774.6 29,974.6  2,581.6  2,279.1  2,585.5  2,346.1    8.7      7.6      8.7      7.8  
  East South Central  8,732.1  8,674.3  8,716.5  8,724.4    732.7    615.2    732.5    667.0    8.4      7.1      8.4      7.6  
  West South Central 17,733.4 17,883.7 17,684.7 17,846.4  1,245.5  1,008.0  1,236.0  1,063.0    7.0      5.6      7.0      6.0  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,285.6 34,165.7 34,169.1 34,079.4  2,546.5  2,283.0  2,605.6  2,413.8    7.4      6.7      7.6      7.1  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,255.8 23,201.7 23,162.6 23,159.4  1,912.2  1,726.4  1,938.9  1,824.8    8.2      7.4      8.4      7.9  
  West North Central 11,029.8 10,964.1 11,006.5 10,920.0    634.4    556.7    666.7    589.0    5.8      5.1      6.1      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,917.3 35,839.1 35,872.0 35,874.6  3,443.0  3,031.4  3,460.1  3,084.6    9.6      8.5      9.6      8.6  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,978.6 10,973.4 10,953.2 10,975.1    893.4    788.5    902.1    800.4    8.1      7.2      8.2      7.3  
  Pacific........... 24,938.7 24,865.7 24,918.8 24,899.6  2,549.6  2,242.9  2,558.0  2,284.1   10.2      9.0     10.3      9.2  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the Census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The composition of the regions and divisions is described in table 1. Estimates for
the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                               LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                         SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 3.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                           Unemployed                          
                                                                                                                               
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                         
                                                                                                                               
    State and area                                                               Number                  Percent of labor force
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           Dec.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Dec.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.    Dec.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.
                           2011      2012      2012     2012p      2011      2012      2012     2012p    2011  2012  2012 2012p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,171.6   2,160.5   2,158.6   2,157.0    174.4     174.9     162.2     152.6    8.0   8.1   7.5   7.1
Alaska.................     369.1     364.5     363.2     363.5     27.2      25.8      24.4      24.2    7.4   7.1   6.7   6.6
Arizona................   3,019.0   3,011.1   3,013.0   3,019.7    270.3     243.6     236.4     238.3    9.0   8.1   7.8   7.9
Arkansas...............   1,378.5   1,372.1   1,363.5   1,355.0    107.1      98.3      96.0      96.2    7.8   7.2   7.0   7.1
California.............  18,475.0  18,359.8  18,395.8  18,468.3  2,060.1   1,848.4   1,806.1   1,804.9   11.2  10.1   9.8   9.8
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,929.5   4,802.9   4,815.1   4,839.3    589.1     502.3     489.1     493.5   12.0  10.5  10.2  10.2
Colorado...............   2,734.0   2,725.7   2,719.0   2,726.0    215.1     214.1     209.5     208.2    7.9   7.9   7.7   7.6
Connecticut............   1,918.8   1,894.3   1,883.2   1,873.3    155.8     171.2     166.7     160.5    8.1   9.0   8.9   8.6
Delaware...............     441.6     439.5     440.5     441.8     31.8      29.8      29.6      30.5    7.2   6.8   6.7   6.9
District of Columbia...     345.3     360.4     363.7     367.3     34.8      30.7      30.4      31.1   10.1   8.5   8.3   8.5
Florida................   9,303.3   9,343.1   9,343.6   9,347.4    922.5     790.6     760.7     748.9    9.9   8.5   8.1   8.0
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,274.3   1,291.1   1,291.0   1,295.5    130.1     111.8     108.4     113.5   10.2   8.7   8.4   8.8
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,740.1   4,793.2   4,800.3   4,804.5    445.4     418.1     409.2     413.9    9.4   8.7   8.5   8.6
Hawaii.................     662.7     642.5     643.5     646.8     44.1      35.5      34.0      33.5    6.6   5.5   5.3   5.2
Idaho..................     775.3     774.9     774.6     774.8     64.6      54.2      52.4      50.8    8.3   7.0   6.8   6.6
Illinois...............   6,585.5   6,626.6   6,635.7   6,645.3    638.4     581.2     574.9     576.6    9.7   8.8   8.7   8.7
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,087.4   4,144.5   4,143.4   4,151.0    412.4     363.2     364.4     368.6   10.1   8.8   8.8   8.9
Indiana................   3,214.4   3,149.9   3,151.1   3,158.9    286.5     251.9     252.4     259.8    8.9   8.0   8.0   8.2
Iowa...................   1,666.6   1,639.5   1,640.7   1,638.5     93.4      83.6      80.2      80.0    5.6   5.1   4.9   4.9
Kansas.................   1,512.4   1,485.4   1,486.2   1,490.0     96.3      84.5      80.9      80.4    6.4   5.7   5.4   5.4
Kentucky...............   2,069.0   2,084.0   2,085.5   2,091.6    185.9     174.9     170.6     169.8    9.0   8.4   8.2   8.1
Louisiana..............   2,062.7   2,078.8   2,077.4   2,083.1    144.2     137.8     119.9     114.8    7.0   6.6   5.8   5.5
Maine..................     708.1     708.1     707.9     708.0     49.8      52.7      51.3      51.4    7.0   7.4   7.2   7.3
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   3,084.4   3,093.5   3,103.3   3,113.5    203.3     208.0     204.0     206.7    6.6   6.7   6.6   6.6
Massachusetts..........   3,457.2   3,474.0   3,473.4   3,474.3    237.7     230.0     230.1     234.3    6.9   6.6   6.6   6.7
Michigan...............   4,630.4   4,674.4   4,650.3   4,639.5    431.0     427.3     412.2     412.6    9.3   9.1   8.9   8.9
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,005.3   2,013.2   2,007.5   2,004.5    209.7     217.9     214.5     216.8   10.5  10.8  10.7  10.8
Minnesota..............   2,981.8   2,976.0   2,973.5   2,976.1    171.0     174.2     168.0     164.8    5.7   5.9   5.6   5.5
Mississippi............   1,350.6   1,338.0   1,332.4   1,336.5    140.7     119.8     112.9     115.4   10.4   9.0   8.5   8.6
Missouri...............   3,052.3   2,998.3   3,007.4   3,010.8    244.0     206.1     202.4     200.9    8.0   6.9   6.7   6.7
Montana................     506.8     510.5     510.2     510.1     33.4      30.4      29.5      29.2    6.6   6.0   5.8   5.7
Nebraska...............   1,016.6   1,022.0   1,024.9   1,029.3     42.9      39.3      38.2      38.5    4.2   3.8   3.7   3.7
Nevada.................   1,384.5   1,367.6   1,360.9   1,358.3    179.7     156.7     147.6     138.8   13.0  11.5  10.8  10.2
New Hampshire..........     741.4     740.2     739.7     740.5     38.5      42.2      41.6      42.0    5.2   5.7   5.6   5.7
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,580.3   4,594.2   4,605.1   4,621.0    416.2     447.8     444.5     443.8    9.1   9.7   9.7   9.6
New Mexico.............     927.3     925.8     928.8     933.7     64.6      58.3      57.5      59.6    7.0   6.3   6.2   6.4
New York...............   9,522.3   9,585.1   9,580.2   9,593.4    776.8     829.8     793.6     786.8    8.2   8.7   8.3   8.2
  New York City........   3,963.8   3,976.0   3,968.3   3,976.6    359.8     367.6     350.3     348.1    9.1   9.2   8.8   8.8
North Carolina.........   4,677.2   4,709.5   4,735.9   4,753.3    484.2     440.3     431.9     438.9   10.4   9.3   9.1   9.2
North Dakota...........     388.8     389.8     391.2     392.2     13.0      12.0      12.2      12.7    3.3   3.1   3.1   3.2
Ohio...................   5,791.3   5,772.6   5,774.0   5,766.4    457.7     395.8     391.0     387.7    7.9   6.9   6.8   6.7
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,089.7   1,064.0   1,061.2   1,058.1     80.5      72.8      73.4      72.8    7.4   6.8   6.9   6.9
Oklahoma...............   1,786.6   1,821.9   1,824.4   1,824.0    112.7      96.3      94.1      93.3    6.3   5.3   5.2   5.1
Oregon.................   1,995.2   1,967.5   1,962.3   1,958.8    179.1     169.0     165.3     164.0    9.0   8.6   8.4   8.4
Pennsylvania...........   6,387.7   6,535.9   6,542.4   6,558.7    489.2     527.8     512.3     516.7    7.7   8.1   7.8   7.9
Rhode Island...........     562.0     563.4     564.9     566.2     62.1      58.7      58.7      57.8   11.0  10.4  10.4  10.2
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,159.4   2,138.0   2,141.1   2,149.6    208.1     183.4     176.8     180.0    9.6   8.6   8.3   8.4
South Dakota...........     449.1     443.8     445.3     446.3     19.4      19.7      19.6      19.5    4.3   4.4   4.4   4.4
Tennessee..............   3,140.4   3,108.6   3,102.7   3,115.3    266.2     253.4     235.9     235.7    8.5   8.2   7.6   7.6
Texas..................  12,518.6  12,644.0  12,634.4  12,637.8    930.8     832.3     782.1     771.3    7.4   6.6   6.2   6.1
Utah...................   1,330.7   1,361.1   1,362.3   1,362.5     77.4      70.8      69.6      71.0    5.8   5.2   5.1   5.2
Vermont................     360.4     358.2     358.0     357.2     18.8      19.6      18.8      18.0    5.2   5.5   5.2   5.1
Virginia...............   4,347.6   4,346.8   4,350.5   4,351.2    263.7     249.3     241.6     238.2    6.1   5.7   5.6   5.5
Washington.............   3,492.4   3,483.9   3,469.5   3,463.3    300.0     285.9     268.8     262.5    8.6   8.2   7.7   7.6
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,501.9   1,505.0   1,499.7   1,494.5    115.8     109.7     102.6      97.5    7.7   7.3   6.8   6.5
West Virginia..........     802.6     800.5     798.4     798.7     62.3      60.2      58.6      59.7    7.8   7.5   7.3   7.5
Wisconsin..............   3,056.4   3,061.1   3,061.2   3,060.8    213.2     211.1     202.6     202.2    7.0   6.9   6.6   6.6
Wyoming................     306.2     305.1     304.5     303.8     17.2      15.8      15.4      14.9    5.6   5.2   5.1   4.9
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,285.5   1,265.6   1,263.6   1,266.3    195.2     175.2     174.1     177.7   15.2  13.8  13.8  14.0

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1,
2009, and are available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following
month.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                   LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 4.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                             Unemployed                            
                                                                                                                                   
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                             
                                                                                                                                   
    State and area                                                               Number                    Percent of labor force  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                              November            December            November            December         November      December  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2011      2012      2011     2012p      2011      2012      2011     2012p    2011   2012   2011   2012p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,176.9   2,164.2   2,169.8   2,154.7    168.2     145.0     165.6     140.9    7.7    6.7    7.6    6.5 
Alaska.................     365.6     359.7     365.7     361.7     26.1      23.4      27.7      25.6    7.2    6.5    7.6    7.1 
Arizona................   3,019.4   3,022.0   3,014.0   3,018.1    261.6     227.6     263.9     237.1    8.7    7.5    8.8    7.9 
Arkansas...............   1,373.6   1,351.4   1,367.1   1,337.1     98.9      87.4     104.9      95.1    7.2    6.5    7.7    7.1 
California.............  18,429.7  18,443.5  18,432.2  18,489.6  2,014.5   1,775.0   2,017.8   1,800.4   10.9    9.6   10.9    9.7 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,931.7   4,855.8   4,931.6   4,863.4    573.7     478.2     573.4     496.0   11.6    9.8   11.6   10.2 
Colorado...............   2,732.9   2,713.5   2,724.8   2,729.3    209.8     204.4     210.3     205.3    7.7    7.5    7.7    7.5 
Connecticut............   1,917.6   1,872.7   1,905.0   1,853.8    149.5     154.8     145.0     144.4    7.8    8.3    7.6    7.8 
Delaware...............     440.9     441.4     441.7     442.6     29.4      27.7      30.5      30.6    6.7    6.3    6.9    6.9 
District of Columbia...     342.5     364.3     342.3     366.0     33.9      29.9      33.7      31.6    9.9    8.2    9.8    8.6 
Florida................   9,270.8   9,310.1   9,278.3   9,302.5    913.3     740.8     900.3     732.7    9.9    8.0    9.7    7.9 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,270.0   1,292.4   1,279.1   1,299.1    120.6     103.4     130.2     118.7    9.5    8.0   10.2    9.1 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,734.0   4,805.8   4,749.7   4,807.6    429.1     399.1     435.2     421.0    9.1    8.3    9.2    8.8 
Hawaii.................     661.7     643.9     659.5     647.7     44.0      34.1      40.8      31.2    6.7    5.3    6.2    4.8 
Idaho..................     771.9     774.2     772.3     771.2     62.7      50.7      64.5      49.6    8.1    6.6    8.3    6.4 
Illinois...............   6,576.6   6,614.0   6,554.8   6,618.4    607.6     546.2     610.5     570.8    9.2    8.3    9.3    8.6 
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                  
    Naperville (1).....   4,068.9   4,103.2   4,053.8   4,129.0    385.6     341.8     377.0     354.1    9.5    8.3    9.3    8.6 
Indiana................   3,208.7   3,148.6   3,189.6   3,145.3    276.7     252.0     275.7     267.0    8.6    8.0    8.6    8.5 
Iowa...................   1,665.9   1,644.3   1,661.5   1,629.0     86.8      74.1      95.7      85.3    5.2    4.5    5.8    5.2 
Kansas.................   1,512.4   1,490.5   1,505.4   1,488.3     92.5      77.7      90.2      78.3    6.1    5.2    6.0    5.3 
Kentucky...............   2,066.3   2,083.4   2,065.2   2,091.9    174.9     157.9     178.3     164.5    8.5    7.6    8.6    7.9 
Louisiana..............   2,065.3   2,077.9   2,043.3   2,075.2    135.7      95.6     134.4     114.2    6.6    4.6    6.6    5.5 
Maine..................     703.1     702.3     703.8     703.4     47.9      49.1      49.3      51.5    6.8    7.0    7.0    7.3 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   3,074.6   3,104.5   3,066.5   3,103.7    195.1     199.0     194.5     207.0    6.3    6.4    6.3    6.7 
Massachusetts..........   3,453.3   3,459.3   3,445.1   3,460.2    221.9     212.0     226.0     227.4    6.4    6.1    6.6    6.6 
Michigan...............   4,627.5   4,609.8   4,617.5   4,628.5    395.7     364.6     413.6     411.5    8.6    7.9    9.0    8.9 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,001.0   1,991.2   1,997.0   1,993.3    192.2     193.5     193.6     204.0    9.6    9.7    9.7   10.2 
Minnesota..............   2,974.6   2,968.4   2,967.2   2,964.2    158.1     149.8     170.8     161.0    5.3    5.0    5.8    5.4 
Mississippi............   1,347.0   1,322.1   1,350.2   1,348.0    132.1      99.1     134.3     122.9    9.8    7.5    9.9    9.1 
Missouri...............   3,035.3   3,003.6   3,032.8   2,984.9    229.5     191.3     235.5     193.3    7.6    6.4    7.8    6.5 
Montana................     503.2     506.5     500.4     503.6     32.2      28.7      33.4      29.4    6.4    5.7    6.7    5.8 
Nebraska...............   1,012.6   1,025.4   1,011.7   1,026.2     38.6      34.8      41.8      38.3    3.8    3.4    4.1    3.7 
Nevada.................   1,382.4   1,353.3   1,379.0   1,353.6    175.4     138.5     178.3     132.8   12.7   10.2   12.9    9.8 
New Hampshire..........     738.9     736.8     737.3     738.1     36.5      39.6      36.4      41.2    4.9    5.4    4.9    5.6 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,563.1   4,603.1   4,565.6   4,619.4    398.9     430.0     398.9     431.7    8.7    9.3    8.7    9.3 
New Mexico.............     930.4     935.3     929.2     939.0     61.6      55.9      61.6      60.6    6.6    6.0    6.6    6.5 
New York...............   9,484.6   9,535.7   9,470.5   9,563.4    750.7     754.7     759.5     788.1    7.9    7.9    8.0    8.2 
  New York City........   3,952.6   3,955.9   3,948.0   3,980.1    352.7     341.9     348.6     349.9    8.9    8.6    8.8    8.8 
North Carolina.........   4,665.8   4,746.4   4,643.6   4,707.2    470.0     425.2     474.7     444.9   10.1    9.0   10.2    9.5 
North Dakota...........     382.5     386.5     382.6     385.9     11.1      10.6      12.5      12.9    2.9    2.7    3.3    3.3 
Ohio...................   5,791.7   5,770.9   5,762.3   5,724.0    432.9     374.5     439.6     376.1    7.5    6.5    7.6    6.6 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,084.7   1,053.7   1,073.9   1,040.3     74.0      70.8      74.7      67.8    6.8    6.7    7.0    6.5 
Oklahoma...............   1,790.7   1,825.7   1,780.4   1,812.6    107.9      87.6     109.8      90.9    6.0    4.8    6.2    5.0 
Oregon.................   1,996.6   1,963.4   1,983.7   1,944.7    171.9     158.8     174.8     161.3    8.6    8.1    8.8    8.3 
Pennsylvania...........   6,377.0   6,526.5   6,363.2   6,547.3    465.8     474.5     463.6     515.9    7.3    7.3    7.3    7.9 
Rhode Island...........     564.5     566.5     562.4     564.4     59.3      56.4      60.1      53.1   10.5   10.0   10.7    9.4 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,144.7   2,133.4   2,136.3   2,135.6    203.6     176.5     202.4     187.4    9.5    8.3    9.5    8.8 
South Dakota...........     446.5     445.4     445.3     441.6     17.7      18.4      20.2      19.9    4.0    4.1    4.5    4.5 
Tennessee..............   3,141.9   3,104.6   3,131.3   3,129.8    257.5     213.2     254.3     238.7    8.2    6.9    8.1    7.6 
Texas..................  12,503.7  12,628.7  12,494.0  12,621.6    903.1     737.4     887.0     762.9    7.2    5.8    7.1    6.0 
Utah...................   1,333.1   1,364.5   1,329.3   1,359.1     73.3      67.3      73.1      70.5    5.5    4.9    5.5    5.2 
Vermont................     359.3     356.1     358.6     354.8     17.6      16.3      17.5      16.6    4.9    4.6    4.9    4.7 
Virginia...............   4,321.1   4,331.6   4,319.4   4,316.6    249.9     227.8     254.9     232.0    5.8    5.3    5.9    5.4 
Washington.............   3,485.2   3,455.2   3,477.6   3,455.9    293.0     251.5     296.9     265.6    8.4    7.3    8.5    7.7 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,493.6   1,487.0   1,492.1   1,489.2    115.5      95.7     109.0      92.8    7.7    6.4    7.3    6.2 
West Virginia..........     799.5     794.0     796.8     792.8     57.2      53.1      59.2      58.8    7.2    6.7    7.4    7.4 
Wisconsin..............   3,051.3   3,058.4   3,038.4   3,043.2    199.2     189.0     199.5     199.3    6.5    6.2    6.6    6.5 
Wyoming................     305.5     304.2     304.4     301.2     16.8      15.4      17.1      15.1    5.5    5.1    5.6    5.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,284.9   1,268.7   1,288.1   1,274.3    195.0     167.3     170.4     170.3   15.2   13.2   13.2   13.4 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current
Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1, 2009, and
are available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total(1) Construction Manufacturing
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012(p)
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012(p)
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012(p)

Alabama(2)

1,867.9 1,881.6 1,879.9 1,878.1 75.6 74.7 74.3 73.2 - - - -

Alaska

326.9 327.7 327.4 328.7 14.9 13.9 14.1 14.5 11.1 11.4 9.3 10.6

Arizona

2,415.0 2,464.1 2,478.6 2,479.3 112.8 118.1 118.9 119.8 149.1 151.7 152.0 152.7

Arkansas

1,161.3 1,169.9 1,172.0 1,169.0 46.5 43.0 43.3 43.9 156.0 155.4 157.0 155.5

California

14,172.9 14,410.2 14,416.3 14,398.8 558.2 577.2 578.6 582.7 1,242.6 1,240.2 1,233.8 1,231.2


Colorado

2,265.3 2,309.1 2,319.0 2,316.6 112.7 116.7 117.1 119.5 129.1 133.9 133.4 133.4

Connecticut

1,623.5 1,625.1 1,625.2 1,623.4 49.2 48.4 48.7 49.1 164.8 164.1 163.0 163.8

Delaware(3)

417.4 416.9 418.0 418.9 19.0 17.8 17.6 17.9 25.4 25.2 25.0 25.4

District of Columbia(2)(3)

737.7 739.5 733.8 735.6 12.4 13.6 12.8 13.3 - - - -

Florida

7,333.2 7,377.7 7,403.4 7,388.1 325.5 318.8 322.2 318.7 313.3 313.1 314.8 314.8


Georgia

3,897.0 3,957.1 3,956.7 3,971.1 143.0 140.6 138.5 139.4 353.1 362.4 362.2 363.7

Hawaii(3)

596.5 608.1 612.4 608.4 27.6 29.0 29.7 29.4 13.2 13.7 13.5 13.8

Idaho

610.6 622.0 621.9 623.9 30.7 30.0 30.1 31.0 55.8 58.1 58.2 57.7

Illinois

5,676.0 5,711.0 5,725.5 5,717.9 191.3 185.0 179.8 182.7 576.9 596.5 598.7 593.4

Indiana

2,849.6 2,905.0 2,900.8 2,906.8 126.3 129.9 123.8 128.1 472.5 488.6 489.8 490.0


Iowa

1,479.8 1,497.5 1,493.9 1,494.2 63.6 65.8 65.6 67.0 211.4 217.8 219.1 218.5

Kansas

1,335.8 1,345.5 1,343.3 1,350.7 53.0 53.5 53.4 53.5 162.8 165.8 166.8 167.4

Kentucky

1,804.3 1,831.9 1,837.7 1,833.3 66.5 64.2 65.6 64.5 214.9 218.8 217.1 216.3

Louisiana

1,927.0 1,947.1 1,961.9 1,950.5 119.5 121.9 125.7 122.4 139.8 137.9 137.4 136.8

Maine

591.6 595.3 594.2 591.5 24.7 24.4 23.7 23.8 49.7 48.8 48.7 49.0


Maryland(3)

2,568.0 2,585.7 2,584.2 2,589.1 146.8 149.2 149.6 150.9 110.8 107.0 106.9 107.2

Massachusetts

3,211.8 3,259.1 3,255.9 3,263.4 105.8 105.1 104.7 106.1 255.8 256.5 253.9 254.7

Michigan

3,960.4 3,973.0 3,983.9 3,973.3 123.4 118.3 118.1 116.7 510.8 524.0 526.2 527.8

Minnesota

2,683.3 2,713.8 2,726.1 2,735.2 89.3 95.0 96.3 92.8 302.3 302.4 303.6 305.0

Mississippi

1,089.0 1,089.5 1,094.0 1,092.5 48.0 46.2 46.1 45.3 133.8 137.2 137.2 136.5


Missouri

2,632.5 2,670.3 2,662.5 2,672.7 98.2 100.6 97.7 100.4 247.8 247.5 245.2 249.1

Montana

424.2 435.9 434.9 435.4 23.2 25.6 24.5 23.5 16.9 16.8 17.0 16.9

Nebraska(3)

947.6 956.9 954.9 953.5 40.7 45.3 44.1 44.8 93.4 94.4 94.9 94.6

Nevada

1,131.6 1,139.0 1,148.3 1,150.3 52.9 47.8 49.2 50.8 37.8 37.1 37.4 37.1

New Hampshire

626.7 626.2 626.8 626.5 22.4 22.1 21.4 22.0 66.2 65.4 65.5 66.2


New Jersey

3,874.6 3,902.9 3,892.4 3,922.6 128.9 122.8 121.0 125.3 251.1 244.4 244.4 247.4

New Mexico

804.1 799.6 798.5 800.8 40.8 41.4 40.8 42.0 29.4 30.0 29.9 29.8

New York

8,717.0 8,833.8 8,805.5 8,840.6 306.5 295.9 291.8 300.6 454.7 452.2 448.8 449.4

North Carolina

3,932.2 3,965.1 3,996.7 4,004.6 177.7 171.1 173.4 173.8 434.0 435.8 440.7 441.4

North Dakota

406.8 422.2 422.0 421.3 26.1 28.1 27.3 27.1 24.4 25.2 24.8 24.5


Ohio

5,094.3 5,195.9 5,194.4 5,185.0 171.1 178.1 177.1 177.2 645.3 655.4 659.7 660.6

Oklahoma

1,565.3 1,598.8 1,602.5 1,600.5 68.6 68.9 69.9 69.5 132.2 137.2 138.3 137.2

Oregon

1,619.5 1,637.9 1,637.0 1,639.0 70.4 68.9 68.2 68.3 164.0 169.2 170.5 169.4

Pennsylvania

5,712.8 5,749.5 5,756.3 5,751.5 225.8 214.4 213.7 218.1 564.1 569.3 570.7 569.6

Rhode Island

457.9 457.3 457.6 458.8 16.4 16.0 16.2 15.3 40.6 40.9 41.4 41.2


South Carolina

1,840.4 1,867.9 1,873.8 1,879.1 74.8 74.7 74.5 75.4 221.3 224.4 226.0 226.1

South Dakota(3)

408.0 408.5 408.9 409.2 21.0 19.7 20.0 19.9 38.9 40.2 40.7 40.8

Tennessee(3)

2,673.5 2,695.0 2,703.9 2,709.9 114.4 118.5 116.8 118.6 306.8 314.0 316.2 319.0

Texas

10,643.2 10,875.4 10,899.9 10,904.0 554.7 602.7 595.6 591.5 844.6 853.9 847.3 850.3

Utah

1,223.0 1,249.0 1,257.8 1,260.1 66.9 65.8 65.5 65.5 115.8 118.1 118.3 119.6


Vermont

301.4 302.7 305.0 304.6 14.0 13.7 14.2 14.0 30.6 30.3 30.7 30.5

Virginia

3,702.7 3,734.3 3,739.0 3,734.0 177.3 175.2 174.4 171.4 227.0 225.3 225.8 226.5

Washington

2,834.0 2,890.0 2,893.6 2,885.7 138.1 143.1 144.0 147.1 276.9 288.3 289.1 288.2

West Virginia

760.8 747.3 746.0 746.9 34.1 35.1 33.7 34.1 49.4 46.9 46.5 47.2

Wisconsin

2,719.8 2,721.1 2,727.6 2,728.9 85.8 84.1 84.6 89.5 442.3 447.4 449.9 450.0

Wyoming

287.1 287.7 288.2 286.5 20.7 20.4 20.0 20.1 9.1 8.8 9.1 8.9


Puerto Rico(3)

925.9 916.1 913.9 904.1 34.2 31.2 30.9 30.0 82.6 78.0 76.5 76.3

Virgin Islands(2)

43.9 41.0 40.9 41.0 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown separately.
(2) Missing series (denoted by '-') are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
(3) Mining and logging is combined with construction.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Trade, transportation, and utilities Financial activities Professional and business services
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012(p)
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012(p)
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012(p)

Alabama

365.1 369.8 367.8 366.2 93.6 94.7 94.6 94.4 217.0 219.4 220.7 221.2

Alaska

63.3 64.1 64.2 64.5 14.9 14.4 14.5 14.9 27.5 27.9 27.9 27.3

Arizona

474.9 488.0 492.7 487.7 167.0 170.0 171.7 171.1 342.0 355.6 358.5 356.6

Arkansas

237.0 237.1 239.6 238.5 47.8 47.1 47.3 46.5 117.4 117.3 115.8 116.4

California

2,687.0 2,733.8 2,747.6 2,736.4 764.1 781.1 783.1 782.4 2,164.6 2,230.3 2,222.2 2,213.4


Colorado

401.5 409.6 409.3 407.4 143.3 145.5 146.2 147.0 344.0 352.1 355.6 353.4

Connecticut

295.3 295.2 295.1 293.1 132.7 131.1 130.5 130.3 196.4 193.0 193.6 192.2

Delaware

75.3 75.9 77.1 77.0 43.4 44.7 44.5 44.2 55.0 53.1 53.7 54.1

District of Columbia

27.2 26.9 26.7 26.5 26.8 26.8 26.7 27.1 151.9 149.7 149.1 150.8

Florida

1,520.2 1,529.5 1,539.0 1,542.4 487.9 489.5 487.8 483.9 1,064.3 1,092.9 1,087.9 1,082.4


Georgia

827.6 839.2 845.3 848.8 206.4 207.3 207.9 207.8 557.0 579.7 575.2 581.3

Hawaii

111.4 114.8 116.1 115.8 27.4 28.2 28.4 28.0 75.0 75.9 75.3 74.1

Idaho

124.1 125.1 126.3 126.5 29.1 28.9 29.0 29.0 76.3 76.5 75.9 76.2

Illinois

1,142.2 1,133.2 1,145.1 1,145.9 360.5 366.7 366.6 366.2 838.5 857.3 863.5 859.3

Indiana

550.2 557.5 564.5 564.7 129.4 127.8 126.9 128.3 289.9 293.8 288.6 290.5


Iowa

303.8 300.9 301.1 299.7 99.8 102.5 102.1 102.1 122.8 125.0 123.0 123.8

Kansas

252.5 251.4 249.7 251.9 71.6 73.2 72.8 73.6 152.8 157.0 159.1 162.6

Kentucky

368.2 375.0 380.2 377.8 83.5 85.2 85.4 85.6 193.8 206.2 206.5 205.1

Louisiana

375.6 380.2 386.4 384.6 97.2 99.7 99.8 98.3 199.0 200.7 202.6 202.6

Maine

118.3 118.5 118.3 116.6 31.8 31.6 31.4 31.2 56.5 57.9 57.7 56.9


Maryland

442.5 447.0 444.1 442.8 142.6 140.4 139.7 140.2 398.9 418.2 418.1 420.2

Massachusetts

551.9 557.9 561.1 560.0 204.8 206.7 206.6 206.7 478.5 503.8 502.3 501.3

Michigan

725.7 715.4 723.3 721.9 194.9 199.0 199.1 197.9 559.9 570.2 572.2 566.0

Minnesota

496.4 495.2 499.3 503.2 174.8 177.8 177.4 178.0 338.1 337.3 337.2 339.7

Mississippi

213.8 214.9 217.1 215.2 45.2 43.9 44.6 45.1 94.0 92.0 94.2 96.5


Missouri

505.9 508.8 510.5 510.7 155.2 160.3 159.5 160.1 332.8 351.8 353.9 351.8

Montana

87.0 86.9 87.1 87.3 20.9 20.9 21.0 20.9 41.3 43.1 43.0 43.2

Nebraska

196.7 196.2 195.5 195.0 69.5 68.7 68.6 68.1 104.5 105.8 105.4 105.3

Nevada

214.8 217.4 221.5 223.1 52.1 51.5 52.5 51.9 139.2 141.7 141.5 138.0

New Hampshire

132.4 134.9 135.1 133.6 34.7 34.3 34.1 34.4 65.3 65.1 66.1 66.5


New Jersey

823.7 822.7 825.5 831.5 252.9 251.2 251.2 253.5 606.7 610.6 616.9 620.8

New Mexico

133.6 132.7 133.3 133.4 33.7 32.4 32.9 33.5 99.2 95.9 95.1 96.2

New York

1,489.4 1,507.1 1,507.6 1,505.2 687.6 694.7 688.9 692.8 1,153.4 1,191.5 1,199.7 1,205.3

North Carolina

727.5 736.1 743.1 742.6 201.0 203.4 204.2 202.2 510.8 523.5 529.1 534.1

North Dakota

89.0 94.0 94.4 93.6 21.7 22.1 22.2 21.9 32.2 33.6 33.4 34.5


Ohio

961.5 971.5 978.7 978.3 276.0 281.8 284.4 283.1 648.0 669.3 663.0 663.4

Oklahoma

283.6 295.2 294.2 294.5 79.1 81.9 81.8 82.3 174.2 179.6 179.0 176.8

Oregon

315.0 321.2 319.6 322.1 91.4 94.6 94.7 93.7 185.5 187.8 188.6 188.8

Pennsylvania

1,101.5 1,112.6 1,116.1 1,110.6 307.4 313.5 313.0 311.2 712.2 728.9 727.0 726.0

Rhode Island

71.8 71.7 71.2 71.6 31.0 31.1 31.3 31.1 54.3 53.6 54.6 55.7


South Carolina

353.7 356.1 355.6 358.5 96.9 99.3 98.7 99.5 228.0 228.6 228.5 228.5

South Dakota

83.2 83.2 82.9 81.6 28.2 28.6 28.5 28.6 29.5 28.9 28.8 29.1

Tennessee

556.9 552.9 560.5 559.5 133.6 131.8 131.3 131.9 326.2 327.6 332.0 330.5

Texas

2,126.0 2,162.6 2,181.5 2,182.0 646.3 651.8 652.7 651.4 1,359.9 1,391.5 1,393.6 1,406.9

Utah

234.2 239.9 239.6 238.5 69.7 73.3 74.6 74.2 164.8 173.1 173.9 174.6


Vermont

56.7 56.6 57.6 57.0 11.9 12.2 12.3 11.9 25.8 26.9 26.9 26.6

Virginia

635.8 633.4 637.2 631.0 185.3 193.0 193.2 194.2 664.0 671.7 673.5 668.9

Washington

528.1 542.9 544.5 540.6 136.8 140.7 139.7 139.7 338.3 350.5 348.5 346.6

West Virginia

135.0 132.2 132.3 131.5 27.0 26.5 26.3 26.3 62.8 63.1 62.9 62.7

Wisconsin

509.2 508.1 509.0 506.0 156.1 152.6 153.8 154.2 279.5 283.9 284.8 285.0

Wyoming

53.5 53.5 53.9 53.7 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.9 17.6 17.6 17.0 16.8


Puerto Rico

164.3 160.8 161.3 157.5 43.5 44.7 45.1 45.0 105.3 103.9 106.0 104.9

Virgin Islands(1)

8.6 8.5 8.5 8.5 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Government
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012(p)
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012(p)
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012(p)

Alabama

218.5 219.4 219.9 219.5 169.3 173.9 172.3 173.4 373.8 367.7 366.9 368.4

Alaska

45.4 46.5 47.2 47.0 32.1 31.3 31.8 31.6 84.6 84.1 84.3 84.0

Arizona

358.6 365.3 367.1 367.3 261.4 267.5 270.3 270.9 410.3 414.9 413.3 417.0

Arkansas

168.0 172.3 172.4 171.6 99.2 104.7 103.8 102.8 220.9 223.3 223.4 223.6

California

1,859.0 1,912.0 1,904.4 1,913.6 1,545.3 1,604.4 1,609.8 1,606.0 2,390.2 2,360.8 2,360.5 2,358.7

Colorado

273.8 282.1 283.5 282.4 274.9 278.6 282.6 282.1 394.3 396.5 397.9 398.0

Connecticut

317.6 326.6 326.6 328.4 138.4 139.2 140.2 139.2 237.0 234.3 234.1 234.1

Delaware

67.7 69.0 69.0 69.8 42.1 43.6 43.4 42.8 64.6 63.2 63.1 63.1

District of Columbia

118.9 124.0 122.4 120.8 63.5 62.7 61.9 61.9 248.6 246.4 246.0 245.9

Florida

1,124.0 1,138.4 1,139.3 1,137.2 958.6 972.9 988.2 988.5 1,094.4 1,083.6 1,084.1 1,083.8

Georgia

502.7 514.5 515.8 516.7 380.1 387.4 386.5 392.4 671.8 665.0 663.7 661.4

Hawaii

76.6 77.2 77.9 77.3 106.2 110.9 110.4 110.9 124.9 124.4 126.7 124.8

Idaho

87.3 91.3 91.5 92.1 58.2 61.5 61.2 60.9 115.0 115.7 114.8 115.3

Illinois

857.1 863.5 866.3 865.2 519.8 536.2 534.2 534.8 832.7 828.3 826.7 824.8

Indiana

423.4 431.4 433.6 432.9 281.6 294.3 291.8 293.8 425.6 430.4 431.2 428.9

Iowa

217.6 217.8 218.5 219.0 127.1 131.3 128.3 129.1 247.8 248.7 249.1 248.2

Kansas

184.5 186.9 187.2 187.2 116.2 114.7 112.2 113.7 254.7 256.2 256.3 254.4

Kentucky

258.9 257.8 258.0 258.5 172.3 178.2 178.9 180.0 327.7 327.8 327.3 326.5

Louisiana

289.7 292.2 293.1 291.7 202.1 209.4 210.7 208.8 362.8 360.0 360.0 359.5

Maine

122.2 122.6 121.9 122.7 58.9 60.0 61.4 60.3 98.5 101.7 101.2 100.8

Maryland

418.1 421.6 424.9 426.5 236.2 237.5 235.5 237.8 510.9 502.6 504.5 501.7

Massachusetts

668.2 670.6 671.7 675.5 308.1 315.6 311.2 314.4 432.8 433.6 433.7 433.7

Michigan

625.8 632.5 629.4 628.5 375.1 378.8 377.0 376.7 612.5 607.3 609.0 608.8

Minnesota

471.2 488.9 492.7 494.5 228.6 228.0 231.0 231.8 407.3 410.9 410.2 411.1

Mississippi

137.8 137.7 137.4 138.3 115.4 116.5 116.3 115.8 245.7 245.1 244.9 244.6

Missouri

415.2 428.7 427.7 429.1 267.1 267.5 266.9 269.5 436.4 433.6 430.8 430.6

Montana

64.2 65.7 65.2 65.7 54.4 55.8 56.4 56.1 84.8 88.6 87.7 89.0

Nebraska

138.1 140.7 141.4 141.7 82.0 83.6 82.5 81.9 168.9 168.9 168.8 168.9

Nevada

103.9 108.2 109.1 109.8 322.7 323.6 325.9 328.5 146.5 148.5 148.2 148.1

New Hampshire

114.1 111.9 112.3 112.5 64.0 66.1 65.6 64.8 92.8 91.4 91.5 91.4


New Jersey

619.2 639.1 634.9 640.5 334.2 340.6 334.2 337.5 619.9 626.8 622.5 621.8

New Mexico

124.4 126.5 125.5 125.7 84.9 87.6 88.1 88.5 194.8 191.0 190.6 189.7

New York

1,741.6 1,774.4 1,766.2 1,774.9 772.9 788.5 778.5 787.7 1,487.2 1,491.4 1,486.8 1,487.6

North Carolina

550.3 556.5 560.8 566.7 402.5 411.9 416.1 414.8 697.9 695.9 698.6 698.2

North Dakota

57.6 58.9 59.7 59.4 35.6 36.6 37.1 37.0 78.9 77.8 77.4 77.7

Ohio

855.6 879.2 881.2 880.8 472.5 487.6 482.5 477.6 763.4 764.3 762.7 760.6

Oklahoma

209.0 207.3 207.4 207.5 142.1 147.5 148.4 150.9 339.3 342.7 345.4 344.8

Oregon

237.6 238.0 238.9 239.8 165.5 169.1 166.8 167.7 292.1 291.4 291.0 290.7

Pennsylvania

1,172.1 1,164.8 1,166.6 1,170.3 512.8 528.6 532.9 527.8 733.1 734.6 731.4 732.9

Rhode Island

103.5 103.4 102.9 103.7 48.6 50.0 49.1 49.8 60.0 59.3 58.9 58.9

South Carolina

217.4 224.7 225.9 227.0 212.5 215.2 217.9 219.5 336.0 344.4 346.1 343.7

South Dakota

66.0 67.0 67.0 67.9 41.3 41.8 42.2 42.6 77.9 77.4 77.2 77.4

Tennessee

386.3 394.9 393.7 392.6 265.2 270.0 267.5 270.3 439.3 440.3 440.1 440.3

Texas

1,445.5 1,485.3 1,490.8 1,492.1 1,064.0 1,105.8 1,115.2 1,111.5 1,776.3 1,787.8 1,787.4 1,779.7

Utah

160.4 163.0 164.9 162.7 114.0 116.0 119.3 123.5 221.1 220.8 221.3 221.0

Vermont

60.9 62.9 63.0 63.5 33.4 32.7 33.2 33.8 52.7 52.0 51.8 52.1

Virginia

474.5 493.1 492.6 496.1 350.4 354.3 353.7 358.9 714.7 716.6 716.2 715.8

Washington

388.7 390.0 390.9 391.4 276.3 280.7 282.3 283.7 535.1 538.6 538.3 533.6

West Virginia

125.0 127.2 127.1 127.5 73.9 73.7 74.2 74.2 153.4 149.4 149.5 149.9

Wisconsin

413.3 415.6 413.9 414.8 243.5 236.3 239.1 242.5 405.9 408.3 408.5 405.3

Wyoming(1)

- - - - 31.7 32.8 33.0 32.1 73.3 74.7 74.7 74.1

Puerto Rico

117.0 118.1 116.3 117.3 72.5 72.9 72.2 72.3 269.3 268.6 267.7 262.6

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.5 7.2 7.5 7.4 12.1 11.5 11.3 11.4

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total Mining and logging Construction
November December November December November December
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

1,878.6 1,889.5 1,871.2 1,882.5 12.5 11.9 12.5 12.0 74.2 73.7 74.7 71.6

Alaska

318.3 317.8 313.2 314.9 15.9 16.7 15.9 16.6 13.7 12.8 12.4 12.1

Arizona

2,447.5 2,508.9 2,448.2 2,512.1 11.7 11.9 11.8 11.7 113.2 119.8 112.1 119.4

Arkansas

1,167.7 1,177.2 1,164.1 1,171.8 10.9 11.1 10.9 11.1 46.8 43.2 45.8 43.1

California

14,250.0 14,525.7 14,277.8 14,515.6 29.2 28.8 28.3 27.9 561.8 586.6 554.5 580.9


Colorado

2,276.6 2,330.0 2,285.1 2,338.1 28.1 29.3 28.1 29.0 116.1 120.8 112.6 118.8

Connecticut

1,644.3 1,644.5 1,644.5 1,643.3 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 52.4 51.2 50.6 49.6

Delaware(1)

418.9 421.7 419.4 422.0 - - - - 19.6 18.2 19.3 18.2

District of Columbia(1)

739.7 736.7 735.8 737.2 - - - - 12.8 13.1 12.2 13.2

Florida

7,352.6 7,443.4 7,392.2 7,457.6 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 324.7 320.6 324.6 318.4


Georgia

3,922.1 3,986.2 3,915.6 3,985.8 8.9 8.6 8.7 8.5 142.0 138.9 143.6 138.7

Hawaii(1)

599.7 616.6 602.5 614.4 - - - - 27.7 29.7 28.1 29.7

Idaho

612.9 626.3 611.4 624.6 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.5 32.8 31.5 30.1 30.6

Illinois

5,727.0 5,772.2 5,703.0 5,745.4 9.9 9.7 9.8 9.7 201.4 188.1 185.3 175.5

Indiana

2,870.3 2,937.4 2,864.4 2,923.2 6.8 6.6 6.7 6.5 129.5 128.8 124.0 125.3


Iowa

1,502.0 1,513.5 1,489.5 1,502.5 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.2 66.9 68.5 61.6 63.5

Kansas

1,356.2 1,361.6 1,347.1 1,360.9 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 54.2 54.5 52.2 50.9

Kentucky

1,813.1 1,851.5 1,818.6 1,846.6 22.3 20.8 22.0 20.9 67.9 67.5 67.6 65.1

Louisiana

1,934.7 1,971.7 1,937.9 1,961.5 55.0 57.3 55.6 57.4 122.0 125.5 119.3 122.2

Maine

599.0 599.6 595.1 594.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 25.8 24.6 24.2 23.3


Maryland(1)

2,588.4 2,605.7 2,584.6 2,606.8 - - - - 151.3 152.4 146.9 151.3

Massachusetts

3,241.2 3,287.9 3,224.5 3,277.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 110.8 109.0 104.2 104.7

Michigan

3,999.0 4,029.9 3,982.0 3,999.4 7.6 7.3 7.1 7.0 129.3 124.0 117.0 113.9

Minnesota

2,694.8 2,751.4 2,681.8 2,732.7 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.4 95.5 100.6 83.4 86.7

Mississippi

1,099.0 1,098.8 1,092.7 1,098.1 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.0 47.9 45.5 47.2 44.8


Missouri

2,668.4 2,687.6 2,648.0 2,688.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 101.6 100.4 96.8 99.2

Montana

425.8 435.2 424.0 433.0 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.9 24.4 25.4 21.8 22.2

Nebraska(1)

952.7 960.6 952.1 958.4 - - - - 41.9 44.7 39.0 43.7

Nevada

1,141.8 1,155.2 1,137.1 1,155.1 14.7 16.3 14.8 16.2 54.3 49.9 51.7 50.2

New Hampshire

631.9 630.3 631.0 631.1 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 22.6 22.3 22.2 22.0


New Jersey

3,911.0 3,927.7 3,910.9 3,958.8 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3 136.0 125.7 130.8 126.6

New Mexico

809.2 804.6 808.0 804.8 21.9 22.2 22.1 21.8 42.5 41.8 40.8 42.4

New York

8,824.3 8,919.8 8,809.2 8,927.5 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.9 322.6 304.8 299.4 292.5

North Carolina

3,970.4 4,028.4 3,955.7 4,023.2 5.6 5.4 5.5 5.3 179.8 175.4 176.7 173.0

North Dakota

407.3 425.9 410.4 424.3 18.5 22.9 18.8 22.5 26.0 27.8 24.4 25.5


Ohio

5,147.2 5,244.6 5,126.7 5,220.9 12.2 11.4 12.0 11.1 182.8 185.6 167.7 172.8

Oklahoma

1,577.9 1,617.2 1,577.0 1,611.4 53.5 55.4 54.3 54.8 69.2 70.1 68.6 68.9

Oregon

1,636.0 1,654.5 1,627.6 1,648.8 7.0 6.7 6.7 6.5 70.7 69.9 69.0 67.4

Pennsylvania

5,758.7 5,812.4 5,746.0 5,787.6 36.5 39.8 36.2 39.4 230.0 219.2 221.4 214.1

Rhode Island

463.8 462.2 459.4 460.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 17.5 16.9 16.4 15.4


South Carolina

1,847.7 1,880.1 1,842.8 1,874.3 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.6 75.3 74.9 75.6 75.6

South Dakota(1)

407.1 410.2 406.7 407.5 - - - - 21.4 20.8 19.4 18.3

Tennessee(1)

2,704.8 2,735.6 2,697.8 2,733.1 - - - - 115.9 119.5 114.0 118.2

Texas

10,697.8 10,973.9 10,707.3 10,972.8 249.7 257.8 253.7 259.1 558.1 597.8 553.0 588.6

Utah

1,228.9 1,267.7 1,234.6 1,270.4 12.1 12.6 12.1 12.4 67.4 67.7 66.9 65.4


Vermont

304.0 307.1 308.1 310.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 14.3 14.7 13.5 13.6

Virginia

3,722.7 3,760.0 3,715.4 3,744.7 11.1 10.1 11.0 9.9 181.0 176.6 178.4 172.1

Washington

2,861.1 2,912.2 2,839.0 2,894.1 6.0 5.6 5.8 5.4 140.0 145.3 133.8 143.9

West Virginia

768.7 754.8 764.8 752.1 35.3 30.1 34.8 29.7 36.2 35.8 33.0 33.6

Wisconsin

2,747.6 2,752.8 2,724.2 2,733.6 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.6 90.7 89.7 80.6 83.4

Wyoming

284.7 285.9 284.6 284.6 27.8 27.1 28.2 27.3 22.2 21.4 19.8 19.5


Puerto Rico(1)

929.5 920.6 938.3 922.9 - - - - 33.9 30.9 33.8 29.8

Virgin Islands(1)

43.7 41.0 43.8 41.0 - - - - 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Footnotes
(1) Mining and logging is combined with construction.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information
November December November December November December
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

238.8 247.0 239.1 246.7 372.4 372.9 370.5 373.0 23.1 21.6 23.1 21.1

Alaska

8.7 6.9 5.2 5.2 61.6 62.0 61.6 62.2 6.4 6.3 6.4 6.3

Arizona

151.0 152.4 149.5 153.1 484.9 499.6 487.1 499.3 36.8 35.6 37.7 36.7

Arkansas

156.3 156.1 156.1 156.4 235.4 242.2 240.7 241.6 14.4 14.1 14.2 14.1

California

1,239.9 1,229.4 1,236.9 1,224.9 2,736.6 2,800.4 2,763.0 2,814.5 437.8 464.7 447.1 468.2


Colorado

129.0 133.7 129.9 134.1 406.4 416.7 411.4 420.0 71.5 69.4 71.0 68.9

Connecticut

166.7 164.3 165.5 164.5 299.9 300.9 306.4 304.3 31.6 32.1 31.8 32.1

Delaware

25.8 25.7 25.5 25.9 76.3 78.5 77.2 79.1 5.8 5.5 5.7 5.4

District of Columbia

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 27.8 27.0 28.0 27.3 18.5 18.0 18.5 17.9

Florida

312.5 314.2 314.0 315.3 1,530.7 1,556.2 1,551.4 1,573.6 134.3 132.7 135.0 130.6


Georgia

349.6 362.1 351.0 362.8 839.4 857.2 843.9 861.2 95.8 100.7 95.4 99.9

Hawaii

13.4 13.5 13.3 13.8 112.2 116.7 113.5 117.9 7.7 8.3 8.1 8.5

Idaho

56.0 58.3 56.2 57.8 125.0 128.6 125.9 128.4 9.3 9.7 9.3 9.7

Illinois

577.9 599.6 579.9 594.1 1,161.5 1,163.5 1,169.6 1,173.8 100.4 97.2 100.6 98.6

Indiana

466.5 489.1 471.6 488.7 555.6 574.1 559.9 573.3 33.7 34.4 34.1 34.3


Iowa

212.1 219.9 211.8 218.5 307.1 305.4 308.1 304.6 27.4 27.5 27.4 27.5

Kansas

163.4 167.0 163.6 167.5 256.0 254.1 257.7 257.2 26.7 24.7 27.2 24.9

Kentucky

214.8 217.9 215.9 217.1 370.6 384.3 374.3 384.7 26.7 26.8 26.7 27.2

Louisiana

140.7 138.8 141.5 138.4 377.6 389.8 382.6 390.1 23.4 25.1 23.6 25.2

Maine

50.6 49.7 50.5 49.6 122.6 122.4 123.6 121.5 8.0 7.8 8.0 7.8


Maryland

111.8 107.3 111.2 107.6 451.6 452.9 455.8 457.1 43.5 43.1 43.0 42.9

Massachusetts

255.3 254.3 256.2 254.8 560.5 572.1 568.4 576.9 82.4 86.3 81.9 86.1

Michigan

515.4 531.4 520.0 533.4 736.0 734.5 740.5 736.9 53.9 52.5 54.0 52.0

Minnesota

302.2 304.4 301.4 303.8 505.0 509.0 506.1 511.7 52.2 53.2 52.3 54.1

Mississippi

133.8 137.0 134.4 136.9 216.6 218.7 217.4 218.7 11.9 11.9 11.8 11.8


Missouri

249.9 247.4 248.8 250.3 516.4 518.0 516.6 521.2 57.6 55.9 58.2 55.2

Montana

17.3 17.2 17.1 17.0 88.2 88.0 88.3 88.6 7.3 7.7 7.4 7.6

Nebraska

93.0 95.1 94.2 95.3 198.5 198.2 201.7 200.5 17.0 16.6 17.1 16.4

Nevada

38.0 37.2 37.8 36.9 219.3 226.0 219.9 227.0 12.6 12.7 12.6 12.6

New Hampshire

66.1 65.6 65.9 66.2 135.4 137.5 137.0 138.0 11.2 10.9 11.2 10.8


New Jersey

254.2 247.1 254.6 250.1 837.2 840.4 847.6 856.9 71.1 69.9 69.7 71.0

New Mexico

29.8 29.9 29.4 29.7 133.9 134.9 136.3 136.2 14.6 13.7 14.5 13.6

New York

457.3 450.9 455.2 449.4 1,521.3 1,541.3 1,544.9 1,555.8 255.5 255.1 251.2 253.6

North Carolina

433.1 441.6 434.6 442.3 738.6 754.1 743.6 757.4 68.6 69.7 68.5 70.2

North Dakota

24.1 24.9 24.5 24.7 89.2 95.1 90.8 95.1 7.2 7.6 7.3 7.7


Ohio

648.3 661.3 647.2 663.0 977.5 998.0 987.3 1,004.5 77.6 76.7 78.0 77.0

Oklahoma

131.8 138.5 132.9 138.0 288.2 299.0 289.9 299.8 24.3 23.8 24.0 23.5

Oregon

164.9 169.7 163.0 168.6 321.5 327.8 323.7 330.7 32.6 33.0 32.6 32.4

Pennsylvania

563.6 571.6 565.9 570.6 1,118.6 1,134.8 1,131.2 1,141.1 89.3 91.7 89.6 91.7

Rhode Island

40.7 41.4 40.9 41.5 73.9 72.8 73.7 73.3 10.5 10.3 10.5 10.3


South Carolina

219.8 225.9 221.0 225.9 358.2 361.1 359.6 363.5 26.6 27.4 26.3 27.5

South Dakota

39.5 40.9 38.8 40.5 83.7 83.3 84.7 83.2 6.3 6.1 6.4 6.0

Tennessee

306.4 316.8 305.4 316.3 567.6 570.0 569.2 572.2 43.8 43.9 44.4 44.3

Texas

846.3 850.3 845.6 852.4 2,147.0 2,211.7 2,173.1 2,230.1 196.2 192.1 195.5 192.1

Utah

116.0 119.5 116.5 120.3 238.4 244.3 240.9 245.4 29.7 32.8 30.0 32.2


Vermont

31.1 31.0 31.2 31.1 57.9 58.9 58.9 58.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9

Virginia

228.4 226.2 226.9 226.6 644.7 648.6 648.5 647.9 74.1 72.2 74.3 72.1

Washington

276.2 289.7 276.1 287.5 543.1 554.0 541.8 554.8 103.3 103.0 103.2 102.7

West Virginia

49.4 46.6 49.1 47.0 137.8 134.8 137.5 134.4 10.8 10.2 10.6 10.2

Wisconsin

439.5 448.8 440.1 448.6 518.3 521.6 523.5 519.2 46.6 47.2 46.0 46.8

Wyoming

9.2 9.1 9.1 9.0 53.2 53.7 53.9 54.1 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.8


Puerto Rico

82.5 76.7 82.8 76.8 166.6 162.2 173.4 165.5 18.3 18.4 18.6 18.5

Virgin Islands

2.2 1.1 2.2 1.1 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services
November December November December November December
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

92.8 94.8 93.3 94.4 216.6 221.3 215.8 220.3 220.2 221.7 219.7 220.9

Alaska

15.1 14.6 14.8 15.0 26.8 27.1 26.6 26.5 45.2 47.1 45.1 46.8

Arizona

166.6 171.9 169.2 173.0 346.8 364.3 350.7 364.0 361.6 371.1 362.0 372.2

Arkansas

48.1 47.2 48.2 46.9 116.5 115.6 116.1 115.4 170.8 173.6 169.2 172.8

California

764.6 783.4 768.8 785.5 2,161.9 2,236.8 2,183.8 2,233.3 1,873.5 1,923.8 1,873.1 1,931.7


Colorado

143.8 146.1 144.3 148.2 345.2 356.0 343.2 353.1 276.5 285.0 275.2 283.8

Connecticut

133.8 130.9 133.1 130.9 197.7 194.9 197.3 194.0 320.9 330.9 320.1 330.9

Delaware

42.8 44.2 43.2 44.1 56.0 54.6 56.0 55.3 68.0 69.5 68.1 70.0

District of Columbia

27.2 26.9 26.9 27.3 152.9 149.6 152.8 151.5 122.2 126.0 119.6 123.2

Florida

487.6 487.9 490.6 486.7 1,070.7 1,098.6 1,072.4 1,096.0 1,127.8 1,143.3 1,128.8 1,144.3


Georgia

209.9 209.2 209.0 209.7 563.4 584.1 559.7 585.7 507.5 519.6 505.6 518.3

Hawaii

27.7 28.4 27.5 28.2 75.5 75.3 75.1 74.4 76.5 77.9 76.7 77.4

Idaho

29.2 28.8 29.2 29.1 74.5 76.0 74.9 75.5 87.6 92.5 88.5 93.1

Illinois

361.3 366.4 362.6 368.3 848.0 872.4 839.6 861.6 863.4 871.7 861.6 869.2

Indiana

129.3 126.6 129.9 128.2 293.9 294.6 292.2 292.4 429.7 439.9 428.8 437.6


Iowa

100.2 102.4 100.6 103.2 124.3 124.9 121.5 123.5 222.1 223.5 222.0 223.3

Kansas

72.9 73.3 71.9 73.9 156.0 161.7 154.3 164.0 186.1 188.7 185.5 188.5

Kentucky

83.6 85.3 83.5 85.7 197.2 210.5 199.5 209.6 259.6 258.7 259.7 259.4

Louisiana

97.6 99.9 97.3 98.5 199.1 203.1 199.2 203.3 290.9 295.3 290.3 292.6

Maine

31.8 31.3 31.8 31.2 57.3 58.0 55.7 56.5 122.4 123.4 123.4 123.5


Maryland

142.7 139.8 142.8 140.4 401.6 420.8 398.8 420.0 420.8 429.6 421.5 430.6

Massachusetts

203.2 205.8 203.9 206.2 484.6 508.9 477.7 501.0 678.8 681.3 675.7 682.6

Michigan

193.6 198.2 195.4 198.1 565.2 578.7 559.8 566.3 634.1 638.5 632.3 636.7

Minnesota

173.4 176.7 173.9 177.7 335.4 343.9 340.0 342.6 474.2 497.3 473.1 495.9

Mississippi

44.5 44.7 45.2 45.4 96.0 94.5 93.5 96.0 139.4 139.3 139.0 140.0


Missouri

156.8 159.9 156.3 161.1 335.8 353.8 333.0 351.8 422.4 431.9 418.7 432.3

Montana

20.6 20.9 21.1 21.2 41.4 43.1 40.7 42.6 64.4 65.7 64.9 66.4

Nebraska

69.2 68.3 69.3 68.2 105.5 105.7 104.2 104.4 138.6 142.3 139.2 142.7

Nevada

51.4 52.6 52.4 52.4 141.4 142.4 139.8 137.8 105.2 108.7 104.1 110.1

New Hampshire

34.8 34.1 34.4 34.4 65.9 66.2 65.1 66.1 115.5 113.4 114.5 112.8


New Jersey

251.9 250.5 253.5 253.5 608.8 619.4 604.0 617.5 625.0 640.9 625.2 646.3

New Mexico

33.7 33.0 33.4 33.3 99.1 95.2 98.6 95.7 125.9 127.6 125.9 127.1

New York

689.5 690.4 686.7 694.1 1,155.7 1,210.4 1,162.2 1,210.1 1,777.6 1,804.6 1,774.1 1,807.9

North Carolina

201.0 204.2 201.4 202.9 516.2 530.3 510.6 531.4 556.9 566.4 554.8 570.3

North Dakota

21.5 22.2 21.7 22.1 31.9 33.7 32.4 34.4 57.0 59.3 57.6 59.4


Ohio

274.5 282.4 275.1 282.2 656.7 669.2 648.2 665.6 865.6 892.3 863.8 890.9

Oklahoma

79.6 82.1 79.4 82.5 174.7 180.2 173.9 176.8 210.9 209.3 210.2 208.7

Oregon

91.2 94.4 91.8 94.1 185.1 188.1 185.2 188.6 242.8 242.4 240.0 243.0

Pennsylvania

311.0 314.0 309.6 313.3 712.3 729.0 710.6 725.2 1,190.3 1,187.6 1,181.7 1,181.7

Rhode Island

30.6 31.2 31.0 31.1 55.3 55.7 54.3 55.8 106.2 105.2 105.2 105.5


South Carolina

96.5 98.9 96.6 99.2 230.9 228.5 229.2 226.8 219.0 226.8 218.4 227.9

South Dakota

27.4 28.4 28.3 28.8 28.6 28.3 28.8 28.4 66.4 67.8 66.6 68.5

Tennessee

135.6 132.1 134.8 132.8 330.7 338.7 334.6 338.8 389.6 396.5 387.7 395.0

Texas

645.5 653.6 647.6 654.2 1,366.0 1,403.9 1,361.5 1,407.3 1,452.6 1,498.2 1,449.0 1,496.8

Utah

69.9 74.8 70.5 75.1 164.3 175.4 165.2 175.6 163.2 167.6 163.4 165.1


Vermont

12.0 12.2 12.0 11.9 26.1 27.1 25.8 26.5 61.7 63.9 61.4 64.1

Virginia

184.9 193.5 184.6 194.2 665.3 675.9 665.5 670.4 480.4 494.8 478.1 494.2

Washington

137.0 139.4 136.9 139.5 339.4 350.5 337.1 346.6 390.9 394.6 391.1 393.3

West Virginia

26.8 26.2 27.1 26.5 63.0 63.4 63.1 63.1 125.1 128.1 125.5 128.4

Wisconsin

156.4 153.5 156.1 154.1 284.2 287.3 277.7 283.3 416.6 415.9 415.5 416.1

Wyoming

10.6 10.8 10.5 10.9 17.4 16.7 16.9 16.2 26.6 27.8 26.7 27.6


Puerto Rico

44.1 45.1 43.8 45.4 104.6 105.7 106.6 106.4 119.3 120.6 120.5 120.8

Virgin Islands

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Leisure and hospitality Other services Government
November December November December November December
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

167.5 170.8 165.8 169.2 81.1 83.2 80.5 82.5 379.4 370.6 376.2 370.8

Alaska

28.6 28.0 28.5 27.9 10.4 11.0 10.8 10.9 85.9 85.3 85.9 85.4

Arizona

258.8 267.9 260.5 269.3 89.3 86.9 88.0 87.6 426.8 427.5 419.6 425.8

Arkansas

98.3 102.0 95.4 99.0 43.9 44.1 42.9 44.3 226.3 228.0 224.6 227.1

California

1,532.2 1,597.6 1,534.2 1,598.3 485.4 481.4 482.8 476.2 2,427.1 2,392.8 2,405.3 2,374.2


Colorado

264.2 271.5 277.6 283.5 94.5 95.8 93.5 96.5 401.3 405.7 398.3 402.2

Connecticut

136.2 137.2 135.8 135.9 60.4 60.8 60.5 60.8 244.1 240.8 242.9 239.8

Delaware

40.1 41.9 39.7 40.4 18.9 19.1 19.2 19.3 65.6 64.5 65.5 64.3

District of Columbia

63.6 62.7 63.0 62.0 68.6 69.6 68.7 70.5 245.1 242.8 245.1 243.3

Florida

943.1 975.8 955.6 985.7 303.4 303.8 306.6 302.8 1,112.2 1,104.6 1,107.6 1,098.6


Georgia

377.9 384.5 372.9 385.0 151.2 152.6 150.2 150.1 676.5 668.7 675.6 665.9

Hawaii

105.7 110.2 106.1 111.1 26.0 26.1 26.2 25.9 127.3 130.5 127.9 127.5

Idaho

56.3 58.7 56.5 58.9 21.1 21.6 20.9 21.7 117.2 116.9 116.2 116.3

Illinois

512.7 527.7 507.7 523.6 243.5 235.6 244.7 236.5 847.0 840.3 841.6 834.5

Indiana

277.7 289.3 273.8 287.3 109.0 109.0 109.3 108.6 438.6 445.0 434.1 441.0


Iowa

126.4 125.2 124.0 125.1 56.9 57.4 56.4 56.6 256.2 256.4 253.9 254.5

Kansas

115.7 112.6 113.7 111.9 52.9 52.9 52.6 53.1 263.3 263.1 259.4 260.0

Kentucky

168.6 177.1 168.3 175.6 69.7 70.7 70.1 70.8 332.1 331.9 331.0 330.5

Louisiana

198.0 207.6 199.9 207.1 62.0 63.4 62.3 62.6 368.4 365.9 366.3 364.1

Maine

52.5 54.4 51.7 52.8 20.3 19.4 20.1 19.6 104.8 105.7 103.2 105.5


Maryland

227.0 227.7 226.1 225.7 118.0 118.1 118.0 119.2 520.1 514.0 520.5 512.0

Massachusetts

298.5 302.1 291.4 298.5 122.0 123.0 121.1 122.5 444.0 444.0 442.9 442.9

Michigan

361.7 365.8 361.0 364.0 168.1 168.7 168.4 168.9 634.1 630.3 626.5 622.2

Minnesota

219.2 221.1 216.5 219.7 115.8 119.1 116.2 118.9 415.1 419.4 412.4 415.2

Mississippi

115.3 116.1 113.4 114.8 34.0 34.3 34.2 34.4 250.3 247.6 247.4 246.3


Missouri

266.5 263.8 258.9 261.0 110.5 109.6 111.0 111.0 446.5 442.5 445.4 441.0

Montana

51.4 52.2 52.6 53.1 16.0 17.0 16.0 16.8 86.7 90.0 86.2 89.6

Nebraska

81.0 81.3 79.6 79.5 36.5 36.8 37.1 36.9 171.5 171.6 170.7 170.8

Nevada

321.7 324.8 321.0 327.0 34.1 34.1 33.9 33.9 149.1 150.5 149.1 151.0

New Hampshire

59.5 60.4 60.3 61.3 23.5 23.7 22.6 23.4 96.5 95.3 96.9 95.3


New Jersey

325.0 324.8 324.2 327.3 166.5 170.9 166.9 173.1 633.9 636.8 633.0 635.2

New Mexico

83.3 86.3 83.1 86.8 26.5 26.2 26.2 26.1 198.0 193.8 197.7 192.1

New York

767.8 769.8 755.2 772.3 366.1 379.7 367.0 380.0 1,505.5 1,507.5 1,508.4 1,506.9

North Carolina

394.3 408.6 389.7 402.2 156.2 155.4 155.4 154.2 720.1 717.3 714.9 714.0

North Dakota

34.6 36.6 35.1 36.5 15.7 15.7 16.0 15.8 81.6 80.1 81.8 80.6


Ohio

460.5 471.2 457.6 462.1 209.5 216.7 211.2 216.1 782.0 779.8 778.6 775.6

Oklahoma

142.4 147.7 139.5 148.3 58.9 59.7 58.7 59.2 344.4 351.4 345.6 350.9

Oregon

161.3 164.7 161.2 163.4 59.0 58.9 57.9 58.7 299.9 298.9 296.5 295.4

Pennsylvania

493.1 513.3 493.0 506.5 256.8 254.0 257.0 253.1 757.2 757.4 749.8 750.9

Rhode Island

46.4 47.0 45.2 46.6 21.3 21.3 21.0 20.9 61.2 60.2 61.0 60.1


South Carolina

204.5 212.5 201.4 206.6 68.9 69.6 69.7 69.1 344.2 350.9 341.2 348.6

South Dakota

39.6 40.5 39.2 40.3 15.4 15.4 15.6 15.2 78.8 78.7 78.9 78.3

Tennessee

264.8 265.8 260.7 265.8 101.8 102.6 100.7 102.6 448.6 449.7 446.3 447.1

Texas

1,049.9 1,102.8 1,051.1 1,098.0 376.8 385.9 375.9 385.9 1,809.7 1,819.8 1,801.3 1,808.3

Utah

109.4 113.3 111.9 119.8 33.9 35.2 33.8 35.7 224.6 224.5 223.4 223.4


Vermont

29.4 29.3 34.8 34.9 9.8 9.5 9.8 9.6 56.0 54.8 55.1 54.6

Virginia

338.3 344.4 337.6 344.1 187.5 189.4 187.1 187.9 727.0 728.3 723.4 725.3

Washington

271.1 276.0 269.5 277.6 105.6 106.4 105.6 105.4 548.5 547.7 538.1 537.4

West Virginia

73.1 73.2 73.0 73.1 54.8 53.5 54.9 53.5 156.4 152.9 156.2 152.6

Wisconsin

239.0 231.3 232.9 231.4 133.8 133.1 133.7 132.8 419.3 421.4 415.3 415.3

Wyoming

27.5 29.0 29.4 29.7 12.2 11.2 12.1 11.3 74.1 75.3 74.1 75.2


Puerto Rico

72.6 72.8 73.4 73.5 18.4 19.5 18.7 19.8 269.2 268.7 266.7 266.4

Virgin Islands

7.4 7.5 7.6 7.5 2.0 1.2 1.8 1.2 12.1 11.3 12.0 11.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: January 18, 2013