Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, April 21, 2015                    USDL-15-0687

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           REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- MARCH 2015


Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in March. Twenty-three
states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from February,
12 states had increases, and 15 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia had
unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, three states had increases, and
one state had no change. The national jobless rate was unchanged from February
at 5.5 percent and was 1.1 percentage points lower than in March 2014. 

In March 2015, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 31 states and the District
of Columbia, increased in 18 states, and was unchanged in Idaho. The largest over-
the-month decrease in employment occurred in Texas (-25,400), followed by Oklahoma
(-12,900) and Pennsylvania (-12,700). The largest over-the-month increases in
employment occurred in California (+39,800), Florida (+30,600), and Massachusetts
and Washington (+10,500 each). The largest over-the-month percentage decline in
employment occurred in Oklahoma (-0.8 percent), followed by Arkansas, North Dakota,
and West Virginia (-0.6 percent each). The largest over-the-month percentage
increases in employment occurred in Delaware, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, and
South Dakota (+0.4 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in
49 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in West Virginia (-0.5
percent). The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in Utah (+3.9
percent), followed by Florida (+3.7 percent) and Washington (+3.4 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In March, the Midwest had the lowest regional unemployment rate, 5.0 percent, while
the West had the highest rate, 5.9 percent. Over the month, the only statistically
significant unemployment rate change was in the West (-0.2 percentage point).
Significant over-the-year rate decreases occurred in all four regions: the Midwest
(-1.3 percentage points), West (-1.2 points), and Northeast and South (-0.9 point
each). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the West North Central had the lowest
unemployment rate, 4.2 percent in March. The Pacific had the highest rate, 6.3
percent. Over the month, the only statistically significant jobless rate change
occurred in the Pacific (-0.2 percentage point). All nine divisions had significant
rate declines from a year earlier, with the largest of these decreases occurring in
the East North Central (-1.4 percentage points). 

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nebraska had the lowest jobless rate in March, 2.6 percent. Nevada had the highest
rate among the states, 7.1 percent. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.7
percent. In total, 20 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the
U.S. figure of 5.5 percent, 11 states and the District of Columbia had measurably
higher rates, and 19 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that
of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

In March, 10 states had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate
declines, the largest of which occurred in Oregon and Washington (-0.4 percentage
point each). Four states had significant over-the-month rate increases, the largest
of which occurred in West Virginia (+0.5 percentage point). The remaining 36 states
and the District of Columbia had 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. (See table B.)

Twenty-seven states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines from
March 2014, the largest of which occurred in Kentucky (-2.1 percentage points) and
Michigan (-2.0 points). The only significant over-the-year rate increases occurred
in Louisiana (+1.1 percentage points) and North Dakota (+0.4 point). The remaining
21 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not appreciably different
from those of a year earlier. (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In March 2015, 11 states had statistically significant over-the-month changes in
employment, 7 of which were decreases. The largest significant job decreases 
occurred in Texas (-25,400), Oklahoma (-12,900), and Missouri (-10,300). The
statistically significant job gains occurred in California (+39,800), Florida
(+30,600), and Massachusetts and Washington (+10,500 each). (See tables D and 5.)

Over the year, 37 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all
of which were positive. The largest significant over-the-year job increase occurred
in California (+481,900), followed by Texas (+327,500) and Florida (+284,100). (See
table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for March 2015 is
scheduled to be released on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The
Regional and State Employment and Unemployment news release for April 2015 is
scheduled to be released on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).


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  |           Current Employment Statistics (CES) Data Corrections         |
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  |This news release contains corrections to previously released employment|
  |data in tables D, E, 5, and 6. A complete list of corrections in this   |
  |news release and in the CES (State and Area) database can be found at   |
  |www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.                                  |
  |________________________________________________________________________|



Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., March 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           5.5
                                     |
Alaska ..............................|           6.5
California ..........................|           6.5
Colorado ............................|           4.2
Connecticut .........................|           6.4
Delaware ............................|           4.6
District of Columbia ................|           7.7
Georgia .............................|           6.3
Hawaii ..............................|           4.1
Idaho ...............................|           3.8
Iowa ................................|           4.0
                                     |
Kansas ..............................|           4.2
Louisiana ...........................|           6.6
Maine ...............................|           4.8
Minnesota ...........................|           3.7
Mississippi .........................|           6.8
Montana .............................|           4.1
Nebraska ............................|           2.6
Nevada ..............................|           7.1
New Hampshire .......................|           3.9
New Jersey ..........................|           6.5
                                     |
North Dakota ........................|           3.1
Oklahoma ............................|           3.9
Rhode Island ........................|           6.3
South Carolina ......................|           6.7
South Dakota ........................|           3.5
Texas ...............................|           4.2
Utah ................................|           3.4
Vermont .............................|           3.8
Virginia ............................|           4.8
West Virginia .......................|           6.6
Wisconsin ...........................|           4.6
Wyoming .............................|           4.1
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from February 2015 to March 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |  February |   March   |    change(p)
                                |    2015   |  2015(p)  |
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Alaska .........................|     6.3   |     6.5   |       0.2
Arizona ........................|     6.5   |     6.2   |       -.3
California .....................|     6.7   |     6.5   |       -.2
Delaware .......................|     4.8   |     4.6   |       -.2
Iowa ...........................|     4.1   |     4.0   |       -.1
Maine ..........................|     5.0   |     4.8   |       -.2
Michigan .......................|     5.9   |     5.6   |       -.3
Nebraska .......................|     2.7   |     2.6   |       -.1
North Dakota ...................|     2.9   |     3.1   |        .2
Oregon .........................|     5.8   |     5.4   |       -.4
                                |           |           |          
South Dakota ...................|     3.4   |     3.5   |        .1
Vermont ........................|     3.9   |     3.8   |       -.1
Washington .....................|     6.3   |     5.9   |       -.4
West Virginia ..................|     6.1   |     6.6   |        .5
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   p = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from March 2014 to March 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |   March   |   March   |    change(p)
                                |    2014   |  2015(p)  |
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Alabama ........................|     7.2   |     5.7   |      -1.5
California .....................|     7.9   |     6.5   |      -1.4
Colorado .......................|     5.5   |     4.2   |      -1.3
Delaware .......................|     6.0   |     4.6   |      -1.4
Florida ........................|     6.5   |     5.7   |       -.8
Georgia ........................|     7.3   |     6.3   |      -1.0
Idaho ..........................|     4.9   |     3.8   |      -1.1
Illinois .......................|     7.7   |     6.0   |      -1.7
Kentucky .......................|     7.2   |     5.1   |      -2.1
Louisiana ......................|     5.5   |     6.6   |       1.1
                                |           |           |          
Maine ..........................|     5.8   |     4.8   |      -1.0
Massachusetts ..................|     5.9   |     4.8   |      -1.1
Michigan .......................|     7.6   |     5.6   |      -2.0
Minnesota ......................|     4.4   |     3.7   |       -.7
Montana ........................|     4.8   |     4.1   |       -.7
Nebraska .......................|     3.4   |     2.6   |       -.8
Nevada .........................|     8.2   |     7.1   |      -1.1
New Hampshire ..................|     4.5   |     3.9   |       -.6
New Mexico .....................|     6.8   |     6.1   |       -.7
New York .......................|     6.6   |     5.7   |       -.9
                                |           |           |
North Carolina .................|     6.4   |     5.4   |      -1.0
North Dakota ...................|     2.7   |     3.1   |        .4
Ohio ...........................|     6.0   |     5.1   |       -.9
Oklahoma .......................|     4.8   |     3.9   |       -.9
Oregon .........................|     7.1   |     5.4   |      -1.7
Pennsylvania ...................|     6.1   |     5.3   |       -.8
Rhode Island ...................|     8.2   |     6.3   |      -1.9
Texas ..........................|     5.3   |     4.2   |      -1.1
Wisconsin ......................|     5.6   |     4.6   |      -1.0
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   p = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
February 2015 to March 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   February  |    March    | Over-the-month
           State              |     2015    |   2015(p)   |    change(p)  
                              |             |             |               
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Arkansas .....................|   1,209,900 |   1,203,200 |      -6,700
California ...................|  15,942,200 |  15,982,000 |      39,800
Florida ......................|   7,992,300 |   8,022,900 |      30,600
Massachusetts ................|   3,447,200 |   3,457,700 |      10,500
Missouri .....................|   2,768,000 |   2,757,700 |     -10,300
New Mexico ...................|     832,000 |     827,500 |      -4,500
North Dakota .................|     470,500 |     467,500 |      -3,000
Oklahoma .....................|   1,672,400 |   1,659,500 |     -12,900
Texas ........................|  11,778,600 |  11,753,200 |     -25,400
Washington ...................|   3,141,800 |   3,152,300 |      10,500
West Virginia ................|     761,200 |     756,400 |      -4,800
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   p = preliminary.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
March 2014 to March 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   March     |    March    |Over-the-year 
           State              |   2014      |   2015(p)   |   change(p)  
                              |             |             |              
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Alabama ......................|   1,911,500 |   1,938,600 |      27,100
Arizona ......................|   2,551,900 |   2,618,300 |      66,400
Arkansas .....................|   1,181,000 |   1,203,200 |      22,200
California ...................|  15,500,100 |  15,982,000 |     481,900
Colorado .....................|   2,436,400 |   2,504,100 |      67,700
Connecticut ..................|   1,659,600 |   1,686,700 |      27,100
Delaware .....................|     435,300 |     444,500 |       9,200
Florida ......................|   7,738,800 |   8,022,900 |     284,100
Georgia ......................|   4,112,400 |   4,239,500 |     127,100
Idaho ........................|     652,100 |     672,700 |      20,600
                              |             |             |            
Illinois .....................|   5,843,700 |   5,915,300 |      71,600
Indiana ......................|   2,965,500 |   3,016,300 |      50,800
Iowa .........................|   1,541,200 |   1,568,100 |      26,900
Kansas .......................|   1,388,400 |   1,403,800 |      15,400
Kentucky .....................|   1,844,700 |   1,880,600 |      35,900
Maryland .....................|   2,602,300 |   2,638,300 |      36,000
Massachusetts ................|   3,397,500 |   3,457,700 |      60,200
Michigan .....................|   4,158,200 |   4,246,400 |      88,200
Minnesota ....................|   2,795,400 |   2,844,800 |      49,400
Missouri .....................|   2,721,500 |   2,757,700 |      36,200
                              |             |             |            
Nebraska .....................|     991,200 |   1,005,100 |      13,900
Nevada .......................|   1,203,100 |   1,237,200 |      34,100
New Jersey ...................|   3,941,300 |   3,990,100 |      48,800
New Mexico ...................|     815,700 |     827,500 |      11,800
New York .....................|   9,041,300 |   9,190,300 |     149,000
North Carolina ...............|   4,105,900 |   4,219,600 |     113,700
North Dakota .................|     454,300 |     467,500 |      13,200
Ohio .........................|   5,309,100 |   5,386,500 |      77,400
Oregon .......................|   1,703,400 |   1,759,500 |      56,100
Pennsylvania .................|   5,764,600 |   5,819,300 |      54,700
                              |             |             |            
South Carolina ...............|   1,935,500 |   1,984,800 |      49,300
South Dakota .................|     422,200 |     429,200 |       7,000
Tennessee ....................|   2,795,400 |   2,844,700 |      49,300
Texas ........................|  11,425,700 |  11,753,200 |     327,500
Utah .........................|   1,316,900 |   1,368,900 |      52,000
Washington ...................|   3,049,500 |   3,152,300 |     102,800
Wisconsin ....................|   2,832,500 |   2,885,700 |      53,200
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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 industry supersector 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 bad weather,
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 layoff 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 time-series models.
This method, which underwent substantial enhancement at the beginning of 2015,
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 the nine census divisions, as well as
the five additional substate areas contained in this release (the Cleveland-Elyria
and Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metropolitan areas and the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington
Heights, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett metropolitan
divisions) and their respective balances of state are based on similar model-based 
approaches. Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing the model-based
estimates for the component divisions. Each month, census division estimates are
controlled to the 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 re-estimation. 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. With the introduction of a new generation of times-series models in
early 2015, historical data were re-estimated back to the series beginnings in
1976, 1990, or 1994.

   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 website at www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm. 

   Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the
delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on February 28, 2013.
A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available online 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 2012 version of the North American
Industry Classification System.

   Method of estimation. CES State and Area employment data are produced using several
estimation procedures. Where possible these data are produced using a "weighted link
relative" estimation technique in which a ratio of current month weighted employment to
that of the previous-month weighted employment is computed from a sample of establishments
reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are then
obtained by multiplying these ratios by the previous month’s employment estimates. The
weighted link relative technique is utilized for data series where the sample size meets
certain statistical criteria. 

   For some employment series, the sample of establishments is very small or highly
variable. In these cases, a model-based approach is used in estimation. These models
use the direct sample estimates (described above), combined with forecasts of historical
(benchmarked) data to decrease volatility in estimation. Two different models (Fay-Herriot
Model and Small Domain Model) are used depending on the industry level being estimated.
For more detailed information about each model, refer to the BLS Handbook of Methods.

   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. 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 0.7
point. More details can be found on the website. Measures of nonsampling error are not
available.

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

Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as well as nonfarm
employment from the CES program, for 394 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 7,500 subnational areas are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/.
Employment data from the CES program for states and metropolitan areas are available
online 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
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED   

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      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       March    Jan.     Feb.     March    March    Jan.     Feb.     March    March    Jan.     Feb.     March 
                       2014     2015     2015     2015     2014     2015     2015     2015     2014     2015     2015     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,264.0 28,296.0 28,330.0 28,374.9  1,832.5  1,586.4  1,584.6  1,584.7    6.5      5.6      5.6      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,761.6  7,829.2  7,849.8  7,873.4    478.3    417.9    413.4    408.6    6.2      5.3      5.3      5.2  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,502.4 20,466.8 20,480.2 20,501.6  1,354.2  1,168.5  1,171.2  1,176.2    6.6      5.7      5.7      5.7  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,951.6 57,140.4 57,205.9 57,240.2  3,547.5  3,131.8  3,073.2  3,060.2    6.2      5.5      5.4      5.3  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,222.9 30,290.6 30,332.8 30,335.2  1,951.1  1,721.2  1,709.5  1,719.2    6.5      5.7      5.6      5.7  
  East South Central  8,461.8  8,332.5  8,349.2  8,381.0    602.6    525.4    504.3    489.3    7.1      6.3      6.0      5.8  
  West South Central 18,266.9 18,517.2 18,523.9 18,524.0    993.8    885.2    859.4    851.7    5.4      4.8      4.6      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,396.7 34,612.1 34,578.4 34,542.9  2,161.4  1,815.4  1,763.0  1,743.3    6.3      5.2      5.1      5.0  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,297.3 23,417.3 23,367.7 23,317.4  1,618.6  1,341.7  1,293.6  1,274.2    6.9      5.7      5.5      5.5  
  West North Central 11,099.4 11,194.8 11,210.7 11,225.6    542.8    473.7    469.4    469.1    4.9      4.2      4.2      4.2  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,397.5 36,821.5 36,862.8 36,873.2  2,573.1  2,309.1  2,255.6  2,173.3    7.1      6.3      6.1      5.9  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,216.4 11,342.5 11,370.3 11,394.4    687.9    595.5    591.2    579.3    6.1      5.3      5.2      5.1  
  Pacific........... 25,181.1 25,478.9 25,492.5 25,478.8  1,885.2  1,713.6  1,664.4  1,594.0    7.5      6.7      6.5      6.3  

   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
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED     

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                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          February           March            February           March            February           March      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,133.6 28,206.8 28,212.2 28,256.7  2,022.5  1,739.1  1,932.7  1,634.8    7.2      6.2      6.9      5.8  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,697.8  7,814.6  7,723.6  7,841.9    522.8    451.7    503.7    426.1    6.8      5.8      6.5      5.4  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,435.8 20,392.2 20,488.6 20,414.7  1,499.7  1,287.4  1,429.0  1,208.7    7.3      6.3      7.0      5.9  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,628.9 56,937.7 56,954.7 57,010.4  3,687.6  3,109.1  3,582.8  3,019.4    6.5      5.5      6.3      5.3  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,026.7 30,196.4 30,234.1 30,175.7  2,000.9  1,748.9  1,959.9  1,695.4    6.7      5.8      6.5      5.6  
  East South Central  8,439.7  8,325.7  8,465.3  8,389.4    654.7    506.1    629.2    485.6    7.8      6.1      7.4      5.8  
  West South Central 18,162.5 18,415.6 18,255.4 18,445.3  1,031.9    854.0    993.8    838.5    5.7      4.6      5.4      4.5  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,220.8 34,281.3 34,315.8 34,298.9  2,447.1  1,917.7  2,323.9  1,855.9    7.2      5.6      6.8      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,181.1 23,121.2 23,230.9 23,107.7  1,821.5  1,381.6  1,717.0  1,331.4    7.9      6.0      7.4      5.8  
  West North Central 11,039.7 11,160.1 11,084.8 11,191.2    625.6    536.1    606.9    524.5    5.7      4.8      5.5      4.7  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,310.8 36,787.5 36,423.2 36,751.8  2,755.6  2,329.4  2,717.0  2,172.2    7.6      6.3      7.5      5.9  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,171.0 11,351.7 11,194.5 11,360.0    729.5    620.1    714.9    581.7    6.5      5.5      6.4      5.1  
  Pacific........... 25,139.8 25,435.8 25,228.6 25,391.8  2,026.1  1,709.3  2,002.1  1,590.5    8.1      6.7      7.9      6.3  

   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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                            March      Jan.      Feb.     March     March      Jan.      Feb.     March   March  Jan.  Feb. March
                             2014      2015      2015     2015p      2014      2015      2015     2015p    2014  2015  2015 2015p
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama..................   2,146.7   2,136.0   2,139.5   2,144.9    154.0     128.4     123.2     123.1    7.2   6.0   5.8   5.7
Alaska...................     367.4     366.6     367.1     367.4     25.3      22.9      23.2      23.9    6.9   6.3   6.3   6.5
Arizona..................   3,068.3   3,146.5   3,159.5   3,161.8    215.1     207.9     206.4     196.1    7.0   6.6   6.5   6.2
Arkansas.................   1,293.2   1,321.5   1,326.2   1,330.9     82.3      74.4      73.7      74.5    6.4   5.6   5.6   5.6
California...............  18,729.0  18,937.6  18,944.1  18,936.1  1,473.2   1,317.3   1,276.4   1,223.1    7.9   7.0   6.7   6.5
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                            
    Glendale (1).........   5,004.4   5,058.7   5,065.2   5,064.8    427.9     398.6     393.9     385.6    8.6   7.9   7.8   7.6
Colorado.................   2,804.5   2,828.2   2,831.1   2,833.0    154.5     118.2     118.8     118.2    5.5   4.2   4.2   4.2
Connecticut..............   1,879.7   1,904.5   1,909.9   1,916.0    129.5     120.2     121.9     121.9    6.9   6.3   6.4   6.4
Delaware.................     447.5     456.3     456.9     458.2     26.7      22.8      21.8      21.0    6.0   5.0   4.8   4.6
District of Columbia.....     372.2     385.3     385.4     384.2     28.9      29.6      30.1      29.5    7.8   7.7   7.8   7.7
Florida..................   9,533.1   9,700.2   9,705.0   9,672.3    617.4     553.9     550.2     547.8    6.5   5.7   5.7   5.7
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)..........   1,314.4   1,330.4   1,330.1   1,326.2     95.3      81.2      78.8      78.9    7.3   6.1   5.9   6.0
                                                                                                                               
Georgia..................   4,724.4   4,754.0   4,762.7   4,763.8    345.4     304.2     300.1     300.4    7.3   6.4   6.3   6.3
Hawaii...................     665.5     673.6     675.0     675.8     30.6      27.5      28.0      27.7    4.6   4.1   4.1   4.1
Idaho....................     775.4     778.5     782.5     787.2     38.0      31.9      30.7      30.1    4.9   4.1   3.9   3.8
Illinois.................   6,546.3   6,523.2   6,513.5   6,503.5    502.8     398.4     391.1     391.2    7.7   6.1   6.0   6.0
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,795.0   3,809.5   3,801.7   3,792.0    301.2     233.8     233.6     237.8    7.9   6.1   6.1   6.3
Indiana..................   3,217.1   3,267.7   3,264.0   3,255.0    194.3     197.0     193.6     188.9    6.0   6.0   5.9   5.8
Iowa.....................   1,695.6   1,716.9   1,716.8   1,715.0     74.0      71.8      70.3      67.8    4.4   4.2   4.1   4.0
Kansas...................   1,496.8   1,502.9   1,501.7   1,502.4     68.6      63.1      62.8      62.5    4.6   4.2   4.2   4.2
Kentucky.................   2,013.6   1,981.8   1,988.1   1,993.2    144.5     108.8     104.4     102.1    7.2   5.5   5.3   5.1
Louisiana................   2,119.8   2,203.2   2,202.0   2,205.4    116.4     153.6     148.2     145.4    5.5   7.0   6.7   6.6
Maine....................     702.6     692.3     690.6     689.8     41.0      36.1      34.4      33.1    5.8   5.2   5.0   4.8
                                                                                                                               
Maryland.................   3,100.2   3,111.7   3,117.3   3,123.5    183.2     171.8     169.8     169.3    5.9   5.5   5.4   5.4
Massachusetts............   3,539.6   3,591.1   3,607.9   3,623.9    209.2     181.7     177.3     175.2    5.9   5.1   4.9   4.8
Michigan.................   4,751.5   4,763.0   4,758.4   4,746.2    362.7     298.6     281.5     266.9    7.6   6.3   5.9   5.6
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Dearborn (2).........   2,024.4   2,018.9   2,007.1   1,991.0    184.2     149.1     137.0     126.6    9.1   7.4   6.8   6.4
Minnesota................   2,972.4   2,988.3   3,004.7   3,020.0    129.3     109.9     111.3     113.0    4.4   3.7   3.7   3.7
Mississippi..............   1,235.7   1,226.7   1,234.2   1,244.1     96.7      87.7      86.1      84.5    7.8   7.1   7.0   6.8
Missouri.................   3,042.6   3,096.1   3,108.3   3,117.4    193.8     169.2     171.9     174.5    6.4   5.5   5.5   5.6
Montana..................     516.3     518.8     521.0     523.0     24.9      23.1      22.4      21.7    4.8   4.4   4.3   4.1
Nebraska.................   1,022.7   1,020.9   1,019.1   1,017.1     35.0      29.9      27.8      26.2    3.4   2.9   2.7   2.6
Nevada...................   1,391.1   1,401.6   1,404.3   1,407.8    114.6      99.4      99.8     100.1    8.2   7.1   7.1   7.1
New Hampshire............     742.1     742.8     744.0     745.9     33.6      29.4      29.3      28.9    4.5   4.0   3.9   3.9
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey...............   4,496.9   4,548.1   4,548.6   4,545.6    307.7     287.3     291.3     295.0    6.8   6.3   6.4   6.5
New Mexico...............     918.2     918.7     923.5     928.8     62.0      54.5      55.6      56.5    6.8   5.9   6.0   6.1
New York.................   9,592.0   9,553.7   9,573.0   9,601.0    637.3     553.9     554.1     548.3    6.6   5.8   5.8   5.7
  New York City..........   4,120.3   4,148.5   4,164.9   4,179.5    320.9     270.3     275.4     274.3    7.8   6.5   6.6   6.6
North Carolina...........   4,634.6   4,646.7   4,676.9   4,708.8    298.0     248.2     247.6     253.5    6.4   5.3   5.3   5.4
North Dakota.............     412.1     422.3     421.9     421.4     11.3      11.9      12.4      13.0    2.7   2.8   2.9   3.1
Ohio.....................   5,718.8   5,745.2   5,751.0   5,753.5    344.7     292.5     290.5     294.5    6.0   5.1   5.1   5.1
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,045.7   1,050.0   1,052.5   1,053.0     68.5      58.2      58.4      59.2    6.6   5.5   5.6   5.6
Oklahoma.................   1,785.8   1,794.9   1,812.7   1,832.5     86.1      69.4      70.2      71.0    4.8   3.9   3.9   3.9
Oregon...................   1,924.7   1,964.5   1,961.7   1,955.1    136.3     123.7     114.0     105.9    7.1   6.3   5.8   5.4
Pennsylvania.............   6,382.6   6,365.1   6,372.9   6,374.7    391.0     323.2     328.8     335.8    6.1   5.1   5.2   5.3
Rhode Island.............     555.2     549.0     549.6     551.7     45.8      35.9      34.9      34.6    8.2   6.5   6.4   6.3
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina...........   2,172.1   2,226.7   2,238.5   2,246.0    132.2     146.9     148.2     149.9    6.1   6.6   6.6   6.7
South Dakota.............     447.6     449.2     450.3     451.6     15.4      15.1      15.4      16.0    3.5   3.4   3.4   3.5
Tennessee................   3,004.2   3,011.5   3,038.4   3,061.7    193.3     201.5     199.6     192.8    6.4   6.7   6.6   6.3
Texas....................  13,043.2  13,185.9  13,185.8  13,173.2    692.2     585.1     565.5     558.9    5.3   4.4   4.3   4.2
Utah.....................   1,422.6   1,446.1   1,451.7   1,458.4     53.9      49.8      49.4      49.2    3.8   3.4   3.4   3.4
Vermont..................     348.9     348.7     348.5     348.2     14.0      14.2      13.7      13.2    4.0   4.1   3.9   3.8
Virginia.................   4,245.2   4,243.9   4,251.7   4,252.2    224.2     199.1     199.4     203.1    5.3   4.7   4.7   4.8
Washington...............   3,465.4   3,535.2   3,546.1   3,549.4    217.2     224.4     221.9     209.5    6.3   6.3   6.3   5.9
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)..........   1,549.1   1,566.3   1,572.8   1,579.1     76.0      72.2      73.7      71.2    4.9   4.6   4.7   4.5
West Virginia............     793.8     774.5     773.3     773.2     54.2      45.6      47.2      50.8    6.8   5.9   6.1   6.6
Wisconsin................   3,085.7   3,120.8   3,118.5   3,110.2    173.9     156.4     149.3     144.3    5.6   5.0   4.8   4.6
Wyoming..................     306.9     305.9     305.8     306.7     13.0      12.3      12.1      12.5    4.2   4.0   4.0   4.1
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico..............   1,155.6   1,136.3   1,136.7   1,142.6    163.9     140.9     131.9     134.7   14.2  12.4  11.6  11.8

   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. 13-01, dated February 28,
2013, and are available on the BLS website 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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                February             March              February             March           February       March    
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                             2014      2015      2014     2015p      2014      2015      2014     2015p    2014   2015   2014   2015p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama..................   2,159.6   2,110.9   2,165.0   2,126.5    170.8     121.7     161.0     123.0    7.9    5.8    7.4    5.8 
Alaska...................     363.2     362.2     363.4     363.1     28.5      27.7      27.5      27.2    7.9    7.6    7.6    7.5 
Arizona..................   3,062.9   3,142.5   3,074.6   3,134.3    216.5     194.0     216.0     170.7    7.1    6.2    7.0    5.4 
Arkansas.................   1,286.9   1,319.0   1,290.7   1,328.5     92.4      79.1      84.9      76.1    7.2    6.0    6.6    5.7 
California...............  18,738.4  18,909.7  18,806.1  18,879.2  1,564.0   1,292.4   1,560.2   1,223.0    8.3    6.8    8.3    6.5 
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                                
    Glendale (1).........   5,008.2   5,066.7   5,017.2   5,044.4    434.9     392.4     427.3     365.1    8.7    7.7    8.5    7.2 
Colorado.................   2,795.1   2,821.6   2,802.5   2,818.5    176.7     133.4     172.0     127.3    6.3    4.7    6.1    4.5 
Connecticut..............   1,857.1   1,896.0   1,867.3   1,906.9    139.0     130.9     135.4     124.1    7.5    6.9    7.3    6.5 
Delaware.................     443.7     453.8     446.8     457.9     28.9      23.2      27.8      21.3    6.5    5.1    6.2    4.7 
District of Columbia.....     373.0     387.0     371.7     381.6     30.2      31.5      29.2      27.7    8.1    8.1    7.9    7.3 
Florida..................   9,546.9   9,599.2   9,632.3   9,547.3    629.8     533.9     633.7     522.6    6.6    5.6    6.6    5.5 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)..........   1,314.3   1,330.7   1,308.3   1,307.6     93.4      73.6      98.2      80.5    7.1    5.5    7.5    6.2 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia..................   4,737.3   4,748.8   4,763.3   4,737.7    355.0     301.5     349.5     292.1    7.5    6.3    7.3    6.2 
Hawaii...................     662.7     672.9     665.2     674.0     30.3      28.1      29.6      26.0    4.6    4.2    4.5    3.9 
Idaho....................     770.1     781.8     772.5     787.7     45.1      36.4      43.6      34.8    5.9    4.7    5.6    4.4 
Illinois.................   6,522.0   6,435.2   6,523.3   6,433.9    577.0     418.3     531.4     402.5    8.8    6.5    8.1    6.3 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,788.4   3,769.5   3,794.8   3,764.6    333.3     249.8     306.7     241.3    8.8    6.6    8.1    6.4 
Indiana..................   3,187.8   3,220.2   3,203.8   3,213.8    221.1     197.6     212.1     188.2    6.9    6.1    6.6    5.9 
Iowa.....................   1,691.2   1,710.4   1,697.7   1,709.1     88.1      79.4      85.3      71.7    5.2    4.6    5.0    4.2 
Kansas...................   1,493.3   1,492.2   1,495.9   1,497.8     77.3      66.1      74.9      65.5    5.2    4.4    5.0    4.4 
Kentucky.................   2,020.6   1,964.7   2,030.9   1,983.8    169.1     108.8     158.5     107.8    8.4    5.5    7.8    5.4 
Louisiana................   2,085.7   2,163.9   2,111.2   2,191.8    110.2     134.5     117.5     140.0    5.3    6.2    5.6    6.4 
Maine....................     694.0     679.5     694.1     679.4     48.9      40.7      46.7      38.2    7.0    6.0    6.7    5.6 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland.................   3,086.0   3,100.3   3,101.3   3,111.4    195.5     172.6     188.5     168.5    6.3    5.6    6.1    5.4 
Massachusetts............   3,509.0   3,603.3   3,523.8   3,613.1    231.1     194.0     220.8     181.1    6.6    5.4    6.3    5.0 
Michigan.................   4,731.4   4,698.3   4,752.7   4,692.8    408.3     274.0     402.7     266.8    8.6    5.8    8.5    5.7 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Dearborn (2).........   2,015.3   1,973.0   2,022.6   1,960.8    191.0     124.8     189.5     118.0    9.5    6.3    9.4    6.0 
Minnesota................   2,955.4   2,996.2   2,967.5   3,013.8    157.6     133.1     156.7     135.2    5.3    4.4    5.3    4.5 
Mississippi..............   1,244.5   1,228.1   1,243.3   1,237.1    106.2      83.7     101.8      76.7    8.5    6.8    8.2    6.2 
Missouri.................   3,033.3   3,083.7   3,047.7   3,086.2    230.4     194.7     218.1     188.4    7.6    6.3    7.2    6.1 
Montana..................     511.7     518.2     513.3     520.2     29.7      25.5      29.2      24.5    5.8    4.9    5.7    4.7 
Nebraska.................   1,017.5   1,013.1   1,021.9   1,014.8     39.8      29.0      39.8      28.2    3.9    2.9    3.9    2.8 
Nevada...................   1,391.3   1,404.6   1,393.6   1,408.3    119.6     102.0     117.8     101.0    8.6    7.3    8.5    7.2 
New Hampshire............     738.9     742.2     740.7     746.0     37.9      33.4      36.6      31.1    5.1    4.5    4.9    4.2 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey...............   4,488.0   4,525.9   4,502.6   4,526.9    343.8     315.9     330.7     306.1    7.7    7.0    7.3    6.8 
New Mexico...............     916.2     928.0     913.2     927.5     63.3      58.7      62.4      56.1    6.9    6.3    6.8    6.0 
New York.................   9,597.7   9,532.7   9,609.8   9,563.3    721.1     611.8     679.0     555.6    7.5    6.4    7.1    5.8 
  New York City..........   4,144.3   4,174.3   4,149.6   4,181.2    350.3     299.0     335.0     270.5    8.5    7.2    8.1    6.5 
North Carolina...........   4,633.5   4,676.2   4,666.1   4,705.5    319.6     263.6     307.5     256.0    6.9    5.6    6.6    5.4 
North Dakota.............     406.1     416.5     408.4     417.9     14.1      15.5      13.9      16.0    3.5    3.7    3.4    3.8 
Ohio.....................   5,668.6   5,679.3   5,678.2   5,692.8    404.8     320.0     366.7     306.8    7.1    5.6    6.5    5.4 
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,043.2   1,051.8   1,039.0   1,041.8     79.7      67.8      70.0      59.7    7.6    6.4    6.7    5.7 
Oklahoma.................   1,776.9   1,818.2   1,780.0   1,837.0     93.6      75.5      85.8      67.8    5.3    4.2    4.8    3.7 
Oregon...................   1,910.8   1,940.7   1,917.8   1,931.5    153.8     119.6     149.1     112.6    8.1    6.2    7.8    5.8 
Pennsylvania.............   6,350.2   6,333.5   6,376.2   6,324.5    434.9     359.7     419.3     347.1    6.8    5.7    6.6    5.5 
Rhode Island.............     551.5     547.3     550.4     549.9     50.4      38.4      48.8      37.8    9.1    7.0    8.9    6.9 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina...........   2,156.4   2,225.8   2,172.5   2,229.8    138.5     150.8     129.4     138.8    6.4    6.8    6.0    6.2 
South Dakota.............     442.9     448.0     445.7     451.5     18.2      18.2      18.1      19.4    4.1    4.1    4.1    4.3 
Tennessee................   3,015.1   3,021.9   3,026.0   3,042.1    208.7     191.8     207.9     178.0    6.9    6.3    6.9    5.9 
Texas....................  13,013.1  13,114.5  13,073.4  13,087.9    735.7     564.9     705.5     554.6    5.7    4.3    5.4    4.2 
Utah.....................   1,419.5   1,451.0   1,419.7   1,456.7     63.7      56.0      59.6      52.6    4.5    3.9    4.2    3.6 
Vermont..................     347.3     346.2     347.2     346.6     15.4      14.2      15.4      13.6    4.4    4.1    4.4    3.9 
Virginia.................   4,253.8   4,235.5   4,286.5   4,236.3    239.4     213.2     235.0     209.4    5.6    5.0    5.5    4.9 
Washington...............   3,464.7   3,550.3   3,476.1   3,544.0    249.4     241.5     235.7     201.7    7.2    6.8    6.8    5.7 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)..........   1,552.3   1,588.2   1,551.5   1,586.8     79.9      78.1      78.4      66.1    5.1    4.9    5.1    4.2 
West Virginia............     796.0     769.9     793.7     768.2     64.1      58.7      59.2      58.8    8.1    7.6    7.5    7.7 
Wisconsin................   3,071.2   3,088.2   3,073.0   3,074.4    210.4     171.7     204.1     167.0    6.8    5.6    6.6    5.4 
Wyoming..................     304.2     303.9     305.0     306.7     15.0      14.0      14.4      14.7    4.9    4.6    4.7    4.8 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico..............   1,164.6   1,143.6   1,157.2   1,147.6    169.3     129.7     163.3     145.0   14.5   11.3   14.1   12.6 

   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. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013, and
are available on the BLS website 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
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Alabama(2)

1,911.5 1,945.7 1,944.2 1,938.6 79.1 80.7 81.7 80.5 - - - -

Alaska

337.1 341.4 339.1 337.7 17.7 18.3 17.7 17.6 14.3 14.6 13.3 13.0

Arizona

2,551.9 2,611.9 2,622.1 2,618.3 126.1 129.6 128.6 128.0 156.7 156.6 157.3 156.4

Arkansas

1,181.0 1,206.1 1,209.9 1,203.2 44.7 49.0 49.5 46.1 153.2 155.5 153.9 154.4

California

15,500.1 15,919.8 15,942.2 15,982.0 667.3 697.1 706.3 713.6 1,267.7 1,266.8 1,268.6 1,272.9


Colorado

2,436.4 2,498.4 2,508.0 2,504.1 139.2 150.9 153.9 153.7 134.8 138.4 139.6 139.3

Connecticut

1,659.6 1,685.6 1,682.7 1,686.7 54.4 55.8 55.5 54.7 160.3 159.0 159.3 159.7

Delaware(3)

435.3 443.0 442.6 444.5 20.2 19.9 20.1 20.5 25.7 25.8 26.1 25.9

District of Columbia(2)(3)

751.2 759.7 762.8 760.4 14.2 14.5 14.3 14.2 - - - -

Florida

7,738.8 7,970.5 7,992.3 8,022.9 387.0 413.7 417.9 424.4 328.5 330.2 331.5 333.2


Georgia

4,112.4 4,220.4 4,246.1 4,239.5 153.6 156.3 159.3 155.8 363.8 373.3 373.4 371.6

Hawaii(3)

624.0 631.3 629.8 629.9 31.5 32.0 32.0 32.3 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.8

Idaho

652.1 668.8 672.7 672.7 35.2 39.2 39.9 40.4 60.2 60.6 61.0 61.1

Illinois

5,843.7 5,902.2 5,917.1 5,915.3 197.1 207.7 210.1 213.7 579.8 579.3 578.1 577.5

Indiana

2,965.5 3,016.1 3,017.5 3,016.3 122.2 120.2 120.5 120.3 503.3 515.7 515.6 516.9


Iowa

1,541.2 1,562.1 1,564.8 1,568.1 71.2 77.0 77.3 77.4 217.2 216.7 217.9 217.4

Kansas

1,388.4 1,397.8 1,406.2 1,403.8 60.2 61.0 62.5 62.0 162.7 159.1 161.2 161.6

Kentucky

1,844.7 1,882.9 1,886.9 1,880.6 72.0 75.1 76.2 72.1 232.3 240.2 236.7 236.6

Louisiana

1,970.1 1,989.0 1,987.0 1,984.0 136.2 138.0 138.2 137.7 146.7 150.2 149.5 149.1

Maine

603.6 601.7 603.6 605.9 25.9 25.3 25.7 25.7 49.8 49.9 49.7 49.6


Maryland(3)

2,602.3 2,641.6 2,644.0 2,638.3 149.1 153.1 151.9 150.4 103.6 102.6 102.7 101.8

Massachusetts

3,397.5 3,446.8 3,447.2 3,457.7 126.0 130.1 129.1 127.0 250.6 249.2 249.2 250.6

Michigan

4,158.2 4,240.6 4,247.9 4,246.4 138.1 151.1 151.4 152.5 573.0 589.7 593.1 590.7

Minnesota

2,795.4 2,826.5 2,837.0 2,844.8 105.0 104.4 106.0 105.2 310.5 314.9 314.6 316.2

Mississippi

1,115.6 1,123.0 1,127.1 1,122.8 50.6 44.9 47.1 48.2 139.4 139.4 141.1 140.1


Missouri

2,721.5 2,755.8 2,768.0 2,757.7 110.7 111.2 113.6 110.6 254.0 259.2 260.2 260.0

Montana

452.6 455.0 456.8 456.3 24.8 25.3 25.4 25.4 18.8 18.8 18.7 18.6

Nebraska(3)

991.2 1,002.3 1,002.7 1,005.1 46.4 46.2 46.4 45.8 97.2 97.3 97.1 95.9

Nevada

1,203.1 1,236.0 1,237.9 1,237.2 61.6 65.4 64.2 65.5 41.4 41.9 41.9 41.8

New Hampshire

646.4 650.9 651.1 654.0 23.2 24.4 23.8 23.9 66.5 67.2 66.8 66.9


New Jersey

3,941.3 3,987.9 3,996.5 3,990.1 138.5 150.1 152.0 149.7 242.5 243.2 242.1 244.9

New Mexico

815.7 828.7 832.0 827.5 42.0 43.8 43.5 42.2 28.4 28.4 29.0 28.9

New York

9,041.3 9,168.2 9,182.1 9,190.3 333.7 345.4 342.1 342.5 453.8 450.0 450.2 451.7

North Carolina

4,105.9 4,204.7 4,222.2 4,219.6 176.9 187.6 191.4 189.0 446.3 458.4 458.3 459.3

North Dakota

454.3 470.5 470.5 467.5 33.1 36.4 37.5 37.1 25.7 26.3 26.6 26.1


Ohio

5,309.1 5,383.9 5,385.0 5,386.5 192.7 192.6 195.8 191.3 669.7 681.4 683.7 683.7

Oklahoma(2)

1,646.0 1,670.4 1,672.4 1,659.5 75.6 77.7 78.5 76.5 - - - -

Oregon

1,703.4 1,752.7 1,755.2 1,759.5 79.4 81.0 81.9 81.3 177.8 184.4 184.9 184.8

Pennsylvania

5,764.6 5,815.9 5,832.0 5,819.3 225.6 233.7 231.0 233.7 567.1 569.4 569.8 568.5

Rhode Island

475.1 481.7 478.4 480.0 16.3 16.9 16.5 16.1 40.5 41.5 41.7 41.7


South Carolina

1,935.5 1,977.7 1,988.2 1,984.8 81.4 83.4 86.2 87.3 227.7 231.6 232.4 232.2

South Dakota(3)

422.2 425.0 427.6 429.2 22.0 22.9 23.5 23.6 41.9 43.6 43.5 43.3

Tennessee(3)

2,795.4 2,849.9 2,849.1 2,844.7 109.5 114.8 116.3 114.3 323.0 331.8 332.1 331.4

Texas

11,425.7 11,762.6 11,778.6 11,753.2 633.8 677.1 678.9 673.1 879.2 893.0 883.9 881.6

Utah

1,316.9 1,359.8 1,369.8 1,368.9 78.3 83.3 85.2 82.8 120.3 122.3 123.3 123.7


Vermont

309.3 313.3 313.0 313.6 14.8 15.4 15.2 15.3 31.3 30.6 30.7 30.8

Virginia

3,757.7 3,786.4 3,794.6 3,787.0 176.9 179.7 181.2 180.5 231.1 233.7 232.7 234.2

Washington

3,049.5 3,139.2 3,141.8 3,152.3 156.8 172.4 172.9 175.7 287.9 291.3 294.1 293.4

West Virginia

760.1 764.7 761.2 756.4 33.2 32.4 32.2 30.8 47.9 48.2 48.4 48.8

Wisconsin

2,832.5 2,877.0 2,890.0 2,885.7 101.6 110.0 108.7 109.6 461.9 472.3 472.2 470.5

Wyoming

291.2 295.8 296.8 295.2 23.0 23.3 23.6 23.8 9.9 10.0 9.9 9.8


Puerto Rico(3)

916.6 905.8 906.3 909.4 27.7 26.3 25.2 25.0 75.4 73.8 73.7 74.0

Virgin Islands(2)

37.6 38.0 37.7 37.7 - - - - - - - -

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 2014 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
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Alabama

372.1 374.3 374.2 373.9 94.6 96.3 95.3 95.3 219.7 230.3 227.3 228.4

Alaska

64.3 66.5 66.6 66.3 12.1 12.1 12.3 12.0 30.1 29.6 29.3 29.2

Arizona

490.5 497.4 500.8 501.8 187.8 190.4 191.8 192.4 376.3 395.4 395.9 390.9

Arkansas

242.4 249.3 249.4 247.4 49.6 49.9 50.6 50.5 133.6 136.0 137.5 136.7

California

2,844.7 2,915.6 2,917.4 2,929.3 778.0 796.9 797.5 794.8 2,398.4 2,496.3 2,505.4 2,522.3


Colorado

428.9 436.4 436.7 436.0 152.3 154.4 155.1 156.5 381.0 388.6 388.8 384.7

Connecticut

300.3 301.8 303.3 304.8 128.5 129.9 129.8 129.4 209.9 216.9 216.1 217.0

Delaware

79.0 80.2 79.8 79.6 44.5 46.5 46.4 46.5 58.9 61.6 60.8 62.0

District of Columbia

30.1 32.0 31.6 31.6 30.1 30.7 30.7 30.9 156.0 161.1 161.9 162.2

Florida

1,608.0 1,650.5 1,658.1 1,662.7 517.7 531.7 531.6 532.4 1,145.4 1,194.0 1,191.0 1,195.0


Georgia

862.3 889.4 894.8 896.0 230.8 236.9 237.0 238.2 611.8 627.1 630.8 629.8

Hawaii

117.2 119.9 119.4 120.5 27.5 27.6 27.4 27.4 81.9 84.7 83.1 83.1

Idaho

131.2 132.7 135.2 135.4 32.7 33.9 34.6 34.9 80.2 82.2 80.1 80.7

Illinois

1,168.3 1,177.3 1,184.1 1,188.3 369.2 367.4 368.7 366.3 907.9 921.8 927.0 927.1

Indiana

573.1 587.2 586.1 588.0 127.7 131.1 130.7 130.2 316.7 327.7 324.2 319.0


Iowa

311.9 316.7 316.5 318.6 104.1 104.2 104.9 104.5 134.4 138.5 138.2 138.7

Kansas

263.2 267.2 266.5 266.5 79.8 80.8 80.7 81.2 168.2 169.8 172.6 171.5

Kentucky

374.0 382.1 383.2 380.6 89.1 90.2 91.0 90.8 208.3 214.8 216.4 219.5

Louisiana

386.2 393.8 393.6 391.7 90.8 93.9 93.7 93.9 212.5 209.1 209.3 209.8

Maine

119.2 117.7 118.7 119.0 30.3 30.6 30.6 30.6 63.0 63.6 64.8 65.1


Maryland

453.2 458.5 459.9 459.6 143.8 144.3 144.4 144.7 419.4 427.0 426.9 425.2

Massachusetts

561.4 566.3 563.2 563.6 207.1 210.5 210.3 209.8 512.5 523.9 527.2 528.2

Michigan

753.8 762.5 763.9 764.0 203.9 206.7 205.1 205.8 610.8 639.4 641.1 634.3

Minnesota

514.3 514.2 519.1 520.9 178.1 178.7 178.5 178.5 350.4 362.8 362.8 359.2

Mississippi

219.3 222.8 223.1 221.6 43.3 44.2 43.9 43.8 98.5 102.6 101.3 100.5


Missouri

521.1 524.8 527.9 528.7 163.4 165.2 166.7 166.6 349.5 357.6 356.5 353.7

Montana

92.4 94.6 94.3 94.6 24.7 25.9 26.5 26.0 39.2 40.2 40.7 40.8

Nebraska

203.6 203.4 203.0 204.4 72.2 73.2 73.2 73.7 113.5 114.2 114.9 115.5

Nevada

228.3 234.8 236.5 235.7 57.0 56.3 56.3 56.7 154.2 159.6 159.6 158.1

New Hampshire

136.9 136.6 138.5 139.1 35.6 36.1 36.0 35.8 72.6 74.2 73.4 74.1


New Jersey

833.1 848.5 851.0 846.4 246.7 246.7 245.3 245.1 629.3 629.2 628.5 625.5

New Mexico

137.7 139.1 140.1 138.0 33.3 33.7 33.1 32.7 98.6 100.0 102.3 101.9

New York

1,549.3 1,567.0 1,572.8 1,573.0 689.1 695.1 697.3 698.5 1,216.2 1,246.5 1,250.1 1,246.7

North Carolina

769.7 778.1 786.3 788.4 209.4 213.7 214.3 212.5 560.3 590.4 590.5 593.2

North Dakota

105.1 108.0 108.0 107.6 23.8 24.5 24.5 24.6 35.3 36.3 35.5 35.4


Ohio

989.7 1,005.4 1,007.0 1,007.5 287.0 291.1 290.1 293.1 703.8 716.4 709.1 707.7

Oklahoma

300.2 302.6 304.3 304.2 79.2 79.8 80.6 80.0 183.5 193.9 194.4 191.6

Oregon

322.2 331.3 329.0 330.7 91.3 93.2 92.9 93.5 216.0 227.6 227.1 227.5

Pennsylvania

1,104.1 1,118.5 1,122.8 1,123.3 315.0 316.2 315.9 315.0 753.5 763.3 765.4 761.4

Rhode Island

74.7 75.8 74.8 74.8 32.1 32.6 32.4 32.5 59.9 60.6 60.1 59.9


South Carolina

370.1 381.2 380.9 379.4 96.2 97.2 96.8 96.3 252.1 260.1 261.7 261.0

South Dakota

85.3 86.5 86.8 87.3 29.8 29.5 29.2 29.4 30.0 30.2 30.0 30.2

Tennessee

588.0 598.8 601.6 599.4 140.7 142.3 142.3 143.0 365.5 378.0 374.6 375.6

Texas

2,287.3 2,358.0 2,373.3 2,363.0 693.4 713.7 713.4 715.8 1,520.9 1,580.9 1,579.2 1,571.1

Utah

250.5 261.0 263.6 263.9 73.9 76.7 76.5 76.9 182.6 192.4 192.7 191.6


Vermont

55.8 56.2 56.0 56.7 11.9 12.4 12.5 12.2 26.5 26.7 26.6 26.5

Virginia

641.5 643.8 645.5 646.3 193.2 192.6 194.6 194.0 673.9 674.3 676.6 679.2

Washington

563.7 581.6 582.1 582.0 152.4 157.6 157.4 157.4 367.6 381.7 381.0 385.7

West Virginia

134.6 136.3 135.2 134.9 31.1 30.7 30.4 30.1 65.3 68.7 68.7 67.9

Wisconsin

523.5 526.1 529.9 530.7 149.5 153.6 154.2 154.2 304.9 307.8 311.1 309.2

Wyoming

54.6 56.1 56.5 55.9 11.1 11.5 11.6 11.5 18.3 19.4 19.7 19.2


Puerto Rico

176.7 176.5 176.1 176.7 43.5 42.6 42.7 42.5 113.4 111.9 112.6 113.4

Virgin Islands(1)

8.2 8.0 8.2 8.1 - - - - - - - -

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 2014 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
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Alabama

222.2 227.0 227.7 226.4 182.5 190.1 190.8 189.5 376.3 379.6 379.0 377.4

Alaska

46.9 47.1 47.0 47.6 34.1 34.7 34.6 34.0 82.1 82.3 82.2 82.0

Arizona

377.1 391.1 391.0 391.8 284.4 294.7 294.6 294.1 410.0 407.1 411.4 412.2

Arkansas

171.6 173.9 174.1 174.4 106.8 112.1 114.8 114.4 213.2 213.1 213.3 213.3

California

2,387.4 2,456.0 2,459.5 2,464.1 1,740.6 1,796.9 1,811.5 1,808.5 2,395.6 2,438.9 2,426.0 2,426.9

Colorado

294.8 307.9 308.9 309.2 297.3 309.3 309.4 309.7 406.2 406.5 410.4 411.1

Connecticut

322.4 331.5 329.6 329.8 150.7 156.8 155.1 156.1 237.7 238.6 238.4 238.7

Delaware

72.1 73.2 73.4 73.3 46.6 48.0 47.8 48.1 64.9 64.9 65.0 65.3

District of Columbia

127.8 126.3 127.8 127.2 69.2 69.1 70.5 68.7 235.7 236.7 236.8 236.7

Florida

1,144.6 1,183.6 1,189.5 1,192.2 1,070.5 1,115.4 1,117.2 1,125.3 1,074.4 1,078.4 1,080.7 1,081.9

Georgia

518.6 533.0 536.6 539.1 422.4 443.8 450.6 446.6 680.7 687.9 690.4 688.5

Hawaii

78.8 79.8 80.1 79.9 113.2 114.7 114.8 114.5 124.9 124.4 124.6 123.7

Idaho

93.5 96.3 96.0 95.7 65.6 67.3 68.8 67.7 118.0 120.2 120.5 120.4

Illinois

882.5 898.0 897.2 896.8 553.5 561.7 564.4 559.5 824.7 828.5 826.9 827.3

Indiana

437.5 443.5 445.8 445.2 290.3 294.3 296.1 296.7 427.0 426.2 428.8 428.4

Iowa

222.6 222.4 223.5 225.8 137.9 140.5 141.4 140.3 254.9 259.6 258.0 258.5

Kansas

188.4 190.4 190.6 190.7 121.7 126.0 127.6 127.0 256.8 256.4 257.1 256.1

Kentucky

260.0 264.5 266.0 265.3 180.8 187.4 190.1 187.8 321.8 323.5 322.2 322.2

Louisiana

296.8 303.9 301.7 303.4 218.9 223.9 224.3 224.0 330.6 325.9 326.1 325.1

Maine

122.1 122.4 122.3 122.7 62.9 62.0 62.2 62.5 99.7 99.3 99.0 99.2

Maryland

424.8 435.2 435.9 436.4 257.0 262.9 262.4 264.1 501.8 507.6 509.0 505.7

Massachusetts

730.8 744.1 744.7 750.2 340.8 341.7 341.1 346.0 449.0 458.4 460.0 459.8

Michigan

643.1 652.1 652.0 653.7 404.1 411.8 410.6 413.1 595.8 591.3 593.7 594.9

Minnesota

496.0 503.3 504.0 509.8 251.4 256.3 261.0 260.9 418.0 419.0 418.7 420.4

Mississippi

133.8 135.3 135.9 135.5 125.4 126.5 127.9 126.9 244.4 245.7 245.2 244.9

Missouri

432.6 436.0 440.0 437.8 283.8 291.0 290.3 290.0 431.8 434.0 436.0 434.3

Montana

69.9 69.1 69.4 69.3 60.0 59.5 60.1 59.7 89.8 88.2 88.3 88.4

Nebraska

148.0 151.0 150.9 151.4 87.3 89.7 90.2 90.1 169.6 171.6 171.5 172.6

Nevada

114.7 119.2 119.8 119.2 332.5 344.1 344.1 344.3 151.9 152.7 153.0 153.2

New Hampshire

115.3 117.0 117.0 117.3 66.8 66.7 66.7 68.0 90.6 89.6 89.6 89.4


New Jersey

632.2 641.3 645.2 646.0 357.3 360.0 362.7 362.4 617.8 623.0 622.4 621.8

New Mexico

125.9 131.6 130.6 130.6 89.9 90.9 92.1 92.5 192.0 191.6 191.8 191.5

New York

1,836.7 1,883.2 1,879.3 1,885.2 864.5 872.6 879.9 880.6 1,434.0 1,433.2 1,437.0 1,436.6

North Carolina

564.8 572.3 579.2 578.1 438.8 457.4 457.4 456.7 714.2 713.7 711.7 710.6

North Dakota

59.2 59.4 59.7 59.6 40.1 41.9 42.1 41.7 80.1 80.9 80.7 80.7

Ohio

887.9 898.5 895.8 899.3 523.9 549.1 550.9 549.0 758.8 750.5 755.6 757.6

Oklahoma

227.6 230.0 230.6 230.4 154.0 155.2 156.2 154.5 347.9 348.0 349.2 348.5

Oregon

246.3 253.0 255.8 257.5 180.9 185.0 187.0 186.8 291.1 297.5 297.6 298.2

Pennsylvania

1,174.7 1,183.7 1,190.8 1,184.5 536.6 545.9 548.9 549.2 711.9 706.9 706.6 705.8

Rhode Island

104.7 105.3 104.7 105.7 55.0 56.2 55.8 56.4 60.1 60.1 59.8 59.9

South Carolina

224.3 229.3 230.2 230.9 227.8 233.4 236.9 234.5 354.3 358.6 360.0 360.1

South Dakota

68.3 68.7 69.6 69.8 45.4 44.5 45.4 45.4 77.6 77.4 77.6 77.8

Tennessee

400.4 407.5 407.6 409.4 292.8 299.9 299.3 297.6 425.5 427.6 426.0 425.6

Texas

1,510.4 1,554.7 1,559.2 1,562.6 1,173.0 1,214.1 1,223.1 1,223.5 1,820.2 1,836.9 1,837.3 1,836.3

Utah

173.7 178.1 179.5 180.6 126.8 131.7 133.7 134.8 228.2 230.0 230.7 230.3

Vermont

62.0 63.2 63.2 63.3 35.3 36.7 36.3 36.3 55.8 56.4 56.4 56.3

Virginia

493.9 503.6 503.2 503.3 368.3 375.4 376.6 368.1 703.7 706.4 707.3 704.5

Washington

449.4 459.9 459.0 462.3 296.1 302.5 304.2 302.3 547.3 558.1 558.5 559.0

West Virginia

126.2 127.9 127.5 127.2 74.3 72.5 71.8 70.8 151.7 152.6 152.6 152.7

Wisconsin

428.8 432.4 434.8 434.1 263.2 269.0 272.3 270.4 409.7 412.8 414.0 414.7

Wyoming

27.0 27.4 27.6 27.8 34.9 36.6 36.9 36.6 71.5 71.5 71.7 71.5

Puerto Rico

123.0 126.8 126.6 127.4 80.0 80.2 81.0 81.3 238.3 230.3 231.1 231.3

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.4 10.9 10.9 10.7 10.7

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 2014 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
February March February March February March
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

1,893.0 1,930.5 1,908.2 1,936.8 11.6 11.0 11.7 10.9 77.4 79.2 79.0 79.8

Alaska

322.4 325.5 324.9 327.0 17.0 17.3 17.2 17.6 14.3 14.9 14.9 15.1

Arizona

2,558.6 2,628.0 2,566.9 2,633.6 13.0 12.8 13.0 12.6 124.8 126.0 124.8 126.7

Arkansas

1,171.3 1,198.6 1,180.5 1,202.6 8.7 8.5 8.7 8.5 43.2 47.0 43.7 45.0

California

15,377.5 15,859.8 15,461.1 15,963.3 30.2 29.4 30.2 29.1 645.2 685.0 651.4 697.8


Colorado

2,406.6 2,487.4 2,423.1 2,492.0 32.1 35.4 32.3 35.0 130.0 144.8 133.0 146.3

Connecticut

1,629.1 1,655.4 1,638.0 1,665.0 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 48.4 49.4 49.1 50.1

Delaware(1)

424.0 433.1 428.8 437.7 - - - - 18.7 18.9 19.4 19.5

District of Columbia(1)

743.9 758.5 747.6 759.2 - - - - 13.7 13.9 13.9 13.9

Florida

7,735.1 8,016.9 7,791.4 8,084.1 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 379.4 410.6 383.1 416.0


Georgia

4,051.8 4,209.0 4,093.6 4,222.9 8.9 8.9 9.0 8.7 149.1 155.7 151.2 152.9

Hawaii(1)

623.6 629.1 627.3 631.6 - - - - 30.9 31.6 31.1 32.1

Idaho

638.3 656.8 643.5 662.0 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.0 31.4 35.0 32.4 36.8

Illinois

5,732.1 5,810.5 5,775.0 5,840.3 9.2 9.5 9.5 9.5 168.4 182.7 177.2 192.0

Indiana

2,913.6 2,970.1 2,942.4 2,991.6 6.6 6.7 6.9 6.7 107.4 106.0 113.3 111.1


Iowa

1,512.6 1,540.1 1,522.7 1,550.0 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 59.5 66.2 62.4 67.0

Kansas

1,371.1 1,390.6 1,382.4 1,396.3 10.3 10.0 10.4 9.9 54.6 57.1 57.4 59.1

Kentucky

1,809.5 1,854.7 1,828.3 1,865.3 16.1 15.4 16.3 15.2 64.1 69.2 68.4 68.8

Louisiana

1,957.0 1,979.2 1,969.0 1,983.6 53.7 49.9 53.8 49.4 132.8 136.9 136.6 136.6

Maine

581.8 584.0 583.7 586.4 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.4 22.5 22.3 22.5 22.7


Maryland(1)

2,556.5 2,602.4 2,580.1 2,619.1 - - - - 140.8 146.6 143.6 146.8

Massachusetts

3,325.1 3,379.8 3,346.5 3,401.4 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 112.3 113.4 113.9 113.5

Michigan

4,098.8 4,181.6 4,114.4 4,192.8 7.9 8.0 7.9 8.0 122.2 131.0 122.8 133.7

Minnesota

2,742.6 2,786.5 2,745.7 2,796.3 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.7 86.7 86.6 88.9 88.7

Mississippi

1,110.9 1,120.8 1,116.7 1,122.2 8.9 8.7 9.0 8.6 48.6 45.6 50.3 47.0


Missouri

2,679.8 2,722.6 2,702.5 2,742.9 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.8 99.1 102.7 105.4 105.1

Montana

442.6 443.6 444.0 446.5 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.8 20.5 20.9 21.5 21.9

Nebraska(1)

975.6 986.9 981.4 993.3 - - - - 41.1 41.9 42.7 42.8

Nevada

1,186.7 1,229.5 1,198.3 1,234.6 14.1 13.8 14.2 13.7 58.6 62.9 59.5 63.7

New Hampshire

636.1 641.3 636.6 645.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 20.6 21.0 20.9 21.5


New Jersey

3,862.1 3,913.3 3,894.5 3,929.6 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.3 124.4 136.3 129.2 138.2

New Mexico

811.0 826.2 813.4 826.4 26.9 27.9 27.2 27.9 40.9 41.3 40.9 40.8

New York

8,899.4 9,044.9 8,952.2 9,101.3 4.5 4.3 4.6 4.4 298.2 305.2 308.3 314.5

North Carolina

4,040.1 4,178.9 4,087.7 4,205.7 5.4 5.3 5.5 5.4 169.3 184.5 173.9 185.9

North Dakota

444.3 461.5 446.9 461.4 28.0 30.3 28.3 29.9 27.3 32.0 27.9 32.2


Ohio

5,204.0 5,283.8 5,238.5 5,314.3 13.3 14.6 13.7 14.4 166.6 169.1 174.9 171.3

Oklahoma

1,633.2 1,658.2 1,643.3 1,657.3 59.2 59.4 59.5 57.5 73.6 75.7 74.6 75.4

Oregon

1,677.5 1,735.9 1,690.1 1,746.9 7.4 7.1 7.4 7.1 73.7 76.7 75.7 77.6

Pennsylvania

5,672.8 5,746.3 5,720.7 5,767.8 35.6 37.0 36.0 37.0 200.2 207.6 209.6 215.6

Rhode Island

464.0 467.6 466.2 471.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 14.0 13.7 14.3 14.0


South Carolina

1,898.8 1,964.4 1,928.8 1,979.9 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9 79.9 84.9 81.2 86.2

South Dakota(1)

411.5 416.3 413.8 419.2 - - - - 18.4 19.3 18.9 19.8

Tennessee(1)

2,760.8 2,821.7 2,787.4 2,835.4 - - - - 104.2 110.3 107.2 111.7

Texas

11,336.0 11,707.4 11,407.6 11,728.0 295.9 309.3 297.3 307.8 625.2 671.8 632.0 667.3

Utah

1,301.2 1,356.8 1,309.6 1,362.6 11.9 11.7 12.0 11.7 71.4 78.2 73.7 78.4


Vermont

308.4 314.1 307.9 312.2 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 12.3 12.4 12.4 12.4

Virginia

3,706.0 3,745.1 3,732.1 3,760.8 9.7 8.9 9.8 8.7 168.5 175.1 171.7 177.0

Washington

3,005.4 3,103.6 3,023.4 3,124.9 6.1 5.8 6.1 5.7 146.3 164.1 150.4 168.9

West Virginia

747.2 748.1 755.8 750.2 30.2 29.2 30.5 28.6 28.4 26.9 30.3 26.9

Wisconsin

2,775.6 2,829.3 2,788.7 2,832.4 3.5 3.9 3.5 3.9 86.2 92.2 89.1 94.5

Wyoming

282.5 287.4 284.4 287.3 26.8 25.8 26.9 25.3 20.3 20.8 20.6 21.5


Puerto Rico(1)

911.5 907.7 915.9 910.8 - - - - 27.0 25.4 27.6 25.0

Virgin Islands(1)

38.3 38.2 38.2 38.1 - - - - 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.6

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 2014 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
February March February March February March
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

250.2 252.8 251.0 252.3 366.1 371.0 369.1 372.8 22.1 22.6 22.1 22.5

Alaska

13.4 12.2 13.5 12.3 60.5 62.4 60.5 62.6 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.2

Arizona

156.6 156.5 156.6 156.1 487.1 498.5 487.6 499.4 42.3 42.8 42.6 43.2

Arkansas

152.5 153.0 152.9 153.9 238.6 245.3 240.6 246.3 13.8 13.5 13.7 13.6

California

1,256.1 1,257.6 1,258.5 1,263.5 2,807.0 2,886.4 2,806.4 2,892.3 452.6 467.7 455.6 470.1


Colorado

133.4 138.3 133.8 138.5 422.4 431.0 423.4 430.2 70.2 68.1 70.1 68.3

Connecticut

160.1 158.4 159.9 158.7 294.3 297.5 295.6 299.8 31.8 31.6 32.0 31.9

Delaware

25.3 25.6 25.5 25.6 76.8 77.6 77.3 77.7 4.9 4.7 4.9 4.6

District of Columbia

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 29.5 31.3 29.8 31.4 17.1 17.1 17.1 16.9

Florida

328.2 331.4 328.2 333.7 1,600.0 1,655.8 1,604.7 1,663.7 136.1 135.1 136.0 134.8


Georgia

361.2 372.7 363.5 372.5 848.0 884.4 853.5 888.6 105.6 107.5 106.3 108.8

Hawaii

13.5 13.5 13.7 13.6 116.2 118.1 116.5 119.7 8.4 8.3 8.5 8.3

Idaho

59.5 60.0 59.6 60.3 127.8 131.8 128.7 132.6 9.2 9.3 9.2 9.2

Illinois

575.1 574.8 577.8 576.1 1,144.7 1,158.1 1,151.3 1,165.4 97.4 97.9 98.4 98.6

Indiana

498.3 511.6 501.4 514.2 559.9 574.0 563.4 578.7 35.3 35.3 35.5 35.5


Iowa

215.0 215.1 215.9 216.2 305.4 311.2 306.5 313.0 25.9 25.0 26.0 24.9

Kansas

162.6 160.5 162.2 161.2 257.4 262.8 260.2 262.4 27.9 28.4 27.8 28.2

Kentucky

231.5 235.5 231.8 235.8 366.7 375.3 369.7 375.8 26.2 25.6 26.2 25.7

Louisiana

145.7 148.3 145.8 148.4 381.7 388.8 384.2 390.5 25.0 27.6 26.0 27.6

Maine

48.6 48.9 48.6 48.7 114.3 114.6 113.7 113.8 7.5 7.3 7.4 7.7


Maryland

102.8 101.5 102.9 100.9 442.4 449.1 445.6 451.5 38.0 37.7 38.0 38.1

Massachusetts

248.7 247.2 249.1 249.0 548.0 549.4 549.1 551.1 84.8 85.9 84.8 85.8

Michigan

568.2 590.0 569.8 589.1 736.4 746.6 737.6 746.4 56.0 56.5 56.3 57.0

Minnesota

305.3 310.8 305.2 312.0 502.2 509.6 503.0 511.5 52.5 52.2 52.2 52.7

Mississippi

139.2 140.2 139.4 139.8 216.7 220.4 217.5 220.2 13.0 13.3 13.0 13.2


Missouri

253.0 258.2 253.0 259.6 510.1 516.7 513.7 521.0 56.5 57.5 56.7 57.2

Montana

18.4 18.4 18.3 18.2 90.3 92.1 90.2 92.7 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.3

Nebraska

97.0 96.4 96.8 95.5 199.7 199.3 200.4 200.9 17.0 17.3 17.0 17.1

Nevada

41.2 41.5 41.2 41.6 223.7 233.1 225.1 232.5 13.0 13.5 12.7 13.5

New Hampshire

66.0 66.5 66.0 66.7 133.6 135.1 133.7 135.5 12.0 11.8 12.0 12.3


New Jersey

240.9 240.7 241.6 243.6 814.3 834.1 819.5 831.3 74.3 74.2 74.6 74.3

New Mexico

27.8 28.1 27.8 28.3 136.0 137.9 135.9 136.7 12.0 12.6 12.2 12.5

New York

448.5 444.9 449.3 447.5 1,515.1 1,539.4 1,519.7 1,542.5 263.2 264.4 264.1 265.0

North Carolina

442.6 456.2 444.6 457.6 752.9 777.5 760.6 782.5 71.3 74.0 71.4 73.7

North Dakota

25.2 26.1 25.3 25.7 103.2 106.2 103.5 106.2 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.8


Ohio

664.3 679.1 665.5 680.9 968.4 984.8 971.5 989.9 73.0 71.5 73.0 72.4

Oklahoma

137.2 137.4 137.4 135.5 295.8 300.3 297.5 301.9 21.6 21.5 21.7 21.6

Oregon

174.1 181.7 174.9 181.9 315.6 323.5 315.9 324.9 31.8 32.3 32.1 32.5

Pennsylvania

560.7 564.9 563.5 565.8 1,083.0 1,105.1 1,090.3 1,106.5 84.8 83.7 85.0 84.5

Rhode Island

40.3 41.6 40.3 41.7 73.1 73.1 73.0 73.3 8.8 8.6 8.8 8.7


South Carolina

226.5 231.7 228.0 231.9 361.8 375.2 366.1 376.8 26.0 26.4 26.1 26.5

South Dakota

41.3 42.9 41.6 42.9 83.3 84.9 83.6 85.3 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

Tennessee

322.0 330.1 322.5 329.6 577.6 592.5 582.1 593.0 43.7 44.1 43.8 44.3

Texas

876.3 881.1 876.5 878.7 2,258.8 2,342.9 2,265.0 2,342.2 201.5 204.9 201.4 204.1

Utah

119.4 122.6 119.6 123.1 246.0 259.7 247.0 260.8 32.9 34.7 33.1 34.5


Vermont

31.3 30.3 31.0 30.4 54.4 55.4 54.5 55.4 4.8 4.7 4.9 5.0

Virginia

229.3 230.8 230.1 233.3 626.8 635.7 630.2 636.2 70.8 69.5 71.0 69.5

Washington

284.1 289.9 284.4 289.9 551.9 570.3 553.0 570.7 107.2 110.0 107.3 109.5

West Virginia

47.3 47.8 47.6 48.4 132.5 132.7 132.6 133.1 9.6 9.5 9.7 9.6

Wisconsin

454.8 468.3 456.7 466.5 509.3 515.0 511.9 516.1 47.3 48.7 47.1 48.4

Wyoming

9.5 9.7 9.6 9.6 53.1 55.1 53.3 54.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8


Puerto Rico

75.1 74.1 75.3 74.5 175.1 175.4 175.4 175.3 20.9 19.9 20.8 20.2

Virgin Islands

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 8.4 8.2 8.4 8.2 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 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
February March February March February March
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

93.9 94.6 94.2 95.1 216.7 225.9 218.6 227.0 222.2 228.0 221.7 227.4

Alaska

11.9 12.0 11.8 11.7 28.6 28.2 29.2 28.2 46.8 47.3 46.9 48.0

Arizona

188.1 191.9 187.7 192.2 374.2 392.5 376.2 389.9 377.6 392.1 378.0 393.1

Arkansas

49.3 50.0 49.3 50.2 132.3 135.9 133.8 136.0 171.3 174.5 171.9 175.2

California

776.2 795.5 776.2 793.6 2,374.4 2,494.2 2,386.6 2,517.2 2,392.7 2,470.6 2,403.5 2,485.4


Colorado

152.0 154.9 152.2 156.0 372.1 381.2 374.1 378.8 294.0 309.6 295.2 309.4

Connecticut

127.8 129.0 127.8 129.0 204.3 209.6 205.3 211.1 321.8 330.8 322.3 330.0

Delaware

44.1 46.2 44.1 46.3 56.8 59.8 57.6 61.2 71.6 73.2 72.1 73.3

District of Columbia

29.8 30.4 30.0 30.6 154.6 160.2 155.2 161.3 129.0 131.4 129.3 130.7

Florida

514.4 529.2 516.9 531.7 1,140.4 1,189.6 1,146.5 1,197.3 1,145.3 1,196.1 1,148.8 1,201.2


Georgia

229.5 236.1 229.8 236.6 594.0 620.4 607.1 624.8 515.4 537.3 518.3 538.9

Hawaii

27.2 27.4 27.4 27.3 81.4 83.0 82.1 83.2 78.6 80.2 79.2 80.3

Idaho

32.2 33.9 32.4 34.4 77.6 77.1 78.5 78.7 93.8 96.0 93.8 95.8

Illinois

366.1 365.8 366.2 364.0 884.6 904.6 889.7 907.3 882.6 898.8 886.2 901.2

Indiana

126.2 129.7 126.4 128.8 305.5 314.7 310.4 314.7 439.9 447.3 440.7 447.8


Iowa

103.3 104.1 103.5 103.9 132.3 135.2 131.8 135.4 223.5 226.6 225.7 229.2

Kansas

78.6 79.8 79.1 80.4 164.7 169.1 166.3 168.9 187.6 189.9 187.8 190.4

Kentucky

88.5 90.6 88.6 90.7 199.8 210.4 203.5 214.2 260.1 265.5 259.9 266.4

Louisiana

90.7 93.3 90.6 93.5 210.2 209.6 212.0 210.4 297.0 302.2 297.3 304.2

Maine

29.8 30.1 29.9 30.2 60.7 62.0 61.0 62.6 122.4 122.8 122.6 123.1


Maryland

143.0 143.6 142.8 144.1 411.2 419.8 415.1 422.5 424.6 436.2 427.5 437.8

Massachusetts

204.8 207.7 205.0 207.0 498.5 514.3 500.2 515.4 732.2 749.9 737.7 756.0

Michigan

202.1 203.6 201.9 203.8 604.0 632.8 606.9 629.0 643.5 654.1 645.4 656.6

Minnesota

176.6 177.2 176.8 177.2 342.2 355.4 342.0 350.9 497.0 506.1 496.9 511.2

Mississippi

43.3 43.8 43.2 43.8 99.4 101.1 99.2 100.6 134.5 137.1 134.6 137.0


Missouri

162.4 165.5 162.2 165.7 343.8 350.2 347.0 352.0 435.5 441.2 432.3 439.0

Montana

24.4 26.3 24.5 25.9 38.0 39.3 38.1 39.5 70.0 69.5 70.1 69.6

Nebraska

71.9 72.5 72.0 73.2 111.2 112.3 111.9 113.4 147.3 151.1 148.5 152.1

Nevada

56.6 56.4 56.7 56.7 152.7 158.0 154.0 157.7 114.3 119.5 115.0 119.2

New Hampshire

35.3 35.7 35.3 35.7 71.1 71.9 70.6 72.9 115.7 117.6 115.9 118.1


New Jersey

244.5 243.2 244.8 243.7 616.6 609.9 619.0 611.7 629.6 643.4 637.0 647.7

New Mexico

33.1 33.1 33.2 32.7 98.0 101.3 97.5 101.2 126.7 131.0 126.7 131.1

New York

682.5 690.5 683.9 692.0 1,191.8 1,225.1 1,197.0 1,229.0 1,854.4 1,901.2 1,867.0 1,917.0

North Carolina

207.0 211.2 207.9 210.6 546.1 583.4 555.1 589.1 560.3 579.6 565.4 580.4

North Dakota

23.6 24.2 23.6 24.3 34.0 34.9 34.6 35.1 59.2 59.6 59.1 59.7


Ohio

284.5 287.4 284.9 290.1 685.5 694.0 689.6 694.4 886.0 899.3 888.1 902.1

Oklahoma

78.8 79.8 78.9 79.7 180.1 190.1 182.0 189.7 226.8 230.5 227.3 231.0

Oregon

90.0 91.8 90.0 92.7 210.7 223.2 213.1 225.2 247.4 258.2 249.2 260.0

Pennsylvania

312.8 312.6 313.2 312.3 736.8 749.4 742.9 749.5 1,182.6 1,202.2 1,187.8 1,199.2

Rhode Island

32.0 32.2 32.0 32.3 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.9 105.9 106.5 106.5 108.0


South Carolina

94.7 96.0 95.2 95.9 244.0 257.0 250.8 258.9 223.2 230.6 224.9 232.0

South Dakota

29.6 29.2 29.6 29.3 29.5 29.1 29.4 29.3 68.1 69.7 68.3 70.2

Tennessee

139.3 141.8 139.8 142.5 358.3 371.1 361.8 372.9 400.0 408.4 401.9 410.6

Texas

689.4 708.1 690.8 711.3 1,500.4 1,556.3 1,514.8 1,556.6 1,504.1 1,560.9 1,508.1 1,567.2

Utah

73.7 76.5 73.3 76.5 178.7 188.1 179.8 187.9 175.1 181.4 176.0 182.5


Vermont

11.9 12.4 11.8 12.1 25.4 25.6 25.6 25.4 61.9 63.7 62.3 63.7

Virginia

191.1 193.2 191.7 192.9 667.0 665.1 669.7 672.1 495.2 505.3 497.0 505.5

Washington

150.9 156.1 151.4 156.1 360.1 374.5 363.0 380.8 452.6 462.5 452.7 465.9

West Virginia

30.7 30.1 31.0 30.0 63.9 67.5 64.6 67.4 125.6 127.5 126.7 127.7

Wisconsin

147.8 152.7 148.2 152.8 299.2 302.3 299.0 301.1 429.3 434.5 430.7 435.3

Wyoming

11.0 11.6 11.0 11.4 17.4 18.5 17.5 18.4 27.0 27.7 27.1 27.8


Puerto Rico

43.4 42.3 43.4 42.2 112.2 113.4 113.0 113.3 122.6 128.0 124.6 129.7

Virgin Islands

2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 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
February March February March February March
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

174.8 183.3 180.4 187.1 79.1 81.0 80.1 80.7 378.9 381.1 380.3 381.2

Alaska

29.4 30.1 30.3 30.6 11.5 11.7 11.4 11.6 82.8 83.1 83.0 83.1

Arizona

285.0 295.7 291.4 301.1 87.2 94.4 87.8 95.0 422.7 424.8 421.2 424.3

Arkansas

102.2 110.2 105.3 112.5 42.9 44.2 43.2 43.9 216.5 216.5 217.4 217.5

California

1,700.2 1,774.2 1,721.7 1,787.0 527.9 545.7 531.1 551.1 2,415.0 2,453.5 2,439.9 2,476.2


Colorado

292.4 309.4 297.9 312.0 98.5 100.3 99.0 100.2 409.5 414.4 412.1 417.3

Connecticut

139.2 144.4 142.7 148.1 61.5 62.5 62.0 63.1 239.5 241.7 240.9 242.7

Delaware

41.9 43.0 43.2 44.0 18.3 18.2 18.4 18.4 65.6 65.9 66.3 67.1

District of Columbia

66.5 67.7 68.3 67.6 69.7 70.5 69.7 70.7 233.0 235.0 233.3 235.1

Florida

1,070.9 1,125.5 1,100.0 1,155.5 320.5 334.7 323.2 337.1 1,094.2 1,103.2 1,098.3 1,107.5


Georgia

404.7 436.0 416.1 440.9 151.2 155.5 151.3 154.6 684.2 694.5 687.5 695.6

Hawaii

112.6 114.2 113.5 114.1 26.5 26.1 26.7 26.1 128.3 126.7 128.6 126.9

Idaho

61.8 65.4 63.0 65.3 21.9 22.9 22.2 23.2 119.4 122.0 120.4 122.7

Illinois

524.4 532.5 534.1 538.7 248.4 250.6 250.6 250.0 831.2 835.2 834.0 837.5

Indiana

275.7 281.1 281.9 288.2 123.3 125.4 124.7 127.4 435.5 438.3 437.8 438.5


Iowa

130.1 132.3 132.1 134.3 58.2 59.8 58.6 60.0 257.6 262.8 258.3 264.1

Kansas

116.7 121.7 119.0 123.0 48.5 48.7 48.8 49.0 262.2 262.6 263.4 263.8

Kentucky

171.0 179.8 176.0 182.4 63.1 63.2 63.7 63.9 322.4 324.2 324.2 326.4

Louisiana

214.9 222.3 218.4 223.8 71.2 72.4 71.4 72.0 334.1 327.9 332.9 327.2

Maine

51.7 51.6 52.7 52.4 20.3 20.7 20.4 20.9 101.4 101.2 102.3 101.9


Maryland

237.4 243.6 244.2 249.9 109.7 110.9 110.7 110.7 506.6 513.4 509.7 516.8

Massachusetts

309.3 311.0 317.1 319.9 127.5 131.0 130.0 132.4 458.1 469.2 458.7 470.4

Michigan

378.8 383.0 385.3 390.4 168.9 170.3 169.4 170.7 610.8 605.7 611.1 608.1

Minnesota

236.9 243.4 237.5 245.5 110.6 113.2 110.8 114.1 425.9 425.2 425.7 425.8

Mississippi

122.2 124.3 124.5 125.0 38.6 39.3 38.8 39.4 246.5 247.0 247.2 247.6


Missouri

263.2 268.3 273.2 279.4 111.7 113.9 112.8 114.2 440.8 444.6 442.3 445.9

Montana

56.8 55.9 57.1 56.6 17.5 17.5 17.4 17.7 91.4 88.5 91.7 89.3

Nebraska

83.2 85.2 84.8 85.9 36.3 38.2 36.4 38.7 170.9 172.7 170.9 173.7

Nevada

325.1 340.9 330.7 344.3 33.6 34.4 34.0 35.0 153.8 155.5 155.2 156.7

New Hampshire

61.8 62.0 61.7 62.3 25.4 26.0 25.5 25.8 93.7 92.9 94.1 93.3


New Jersey

325.0 328.0 333.4 332.8 163.4 169.4 165.2 170.6 627.8 632.8 628.8 634.4

New Mexico

87.3 89.6 88.4 91.6 27.5 28.3 27.6 28.2 194.8 195.1 196.0 195.4

New York

811.0 827.2 821.8 838.9 387.5 396.6 389.3 400.5 1,442.7 1,446.1 1,447.2 1,450.0

North Carolina

411.8 429.2 424.8 439.1 145.5 151.8 147.4 151.9 727.9 726.2 731.1 729.5

North Dakota

38.8 41.1 39.3 41.1 16.4 17.9 16.6 17.6 81.8 82.5 81.9 82.8


Ohio

486.8 510.3 499.4 521.3 205.9 208.2 206.9 208.7 769.7 765.5 771.0 768.8

Oklahoma

149.6 151.9 152.6 152.9 58.5 58.8 58.8 58.1 352.0 352.8 353.0 354.0

Oregon

172.2 178.5 175.9 181.0 57.7 59.3 58.2 59.4 296.9 303.6 297.7 304.6

Pennsylvania

499.2 509.7 511.9 521.2 248.9 253.6 251.9 252.6 728.2 720.5 728.6 723.6

Rhode Island

49.4 50.3 50.1 51.4 22.2 23.1 22.3 23.4 60.5 60.5 60.8 60.8


South Carolina

211.4 223.4 222.1 230.3 70.4 72.1 71.9 72.6 357.2 363.4 358.7 364.9

South Dakota

41.6 40.9 42.3 41.6 15.5 15.9 15.6 16.0 78.2 78.4 78.5 78.8

Tennessee

277.2 286.0 286.8 291.4 104.7 103.8 106.0 104.2 433.8 433.6 435.5 435.2

Texas

1,138.8 1,195.7 1,168.5 1,216.3 402.5 411.9 404.9 412.1 1,843.1 1,864.5 1,848.3 1,864.4

Utah

125.2 133.0 127.3 136.0 36.7 37.3 37.1 37.1 230.2 233.6 230.7 234.1


Vermont

37.8 39.7 36.9 38.6 10.0 10.4 10.0 10.2 57.9 58.8 57.8 58.3

Virginia

345.4 351.2 354.7 354.8 192.0 195.9 193.6 197.0 710.2 714.4 712.6 713.8

Washington

282.2 290.7 287.3 293.2 111.3 114.6 112.6 116.8 552.7 565.1 555.2 567.4

West Virginia

70.8 68.7 72.4 68.6 54.8 54.8 55.3 54.7 153.4 153.4 155.1 155.2

Wisconsin

243.8 251.4 246.8 253.0 136.3 137.3 136.9 137.2 418.1 423.0 418.8 423.6

Wyoming

32.1 33.0 32.3 32.8 9.8 9.5 9.8 9.5 71.8 72.0 72.6 72.5


Puerto Rico

79.1 80.7 80.0 81.1 17.8 17.4 17.9 17.5 238.3 231.1 237.9 232.0

Virgin Islands

7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 10.8 10.8 10.9 10.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: April 21, 2015