Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Friday, December 19, 2014                 USDL-14-2251

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       REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- NOVEMBER 2014


Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in November. Forty-one 
states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from October, 
three states had increases, and six states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of 
Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-three states and the District of Columbia 
had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, four states had increases, 
and three states had no change. The national jobless rate was unchanged from 
October at 5.8 percent and was 1.2 percentage points lower than in November 2013.

In November 2014, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 37 states and the 
District of Columbia, decreased in 12 states, and was unchanged in Idaho. The 
largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in California (+90,100), 
Florida (+41,900), and Texas (+34,800). The largest over-the-month decrease in 
employment occurred in West Virginia (-5,200), followed by Mississippi (-4,500) 
and Kansas (-4,100). The largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment 
occurred in Vermont (+1.2 percent), followed by Hawaii (+0.9 percent) and Delaware, 
South Carolina, and Wisconsin (+0.7 percent each). The largest over-the-month 
percentage decline in employment occurred in West Virginia (-0.7 percent), followed 
by Mississippi (-0.4 percent) and Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming (-0.3 percent 
each). Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 48 states and the District of 
Columbia and decreased in Alaska (-0.4 percent) and Mississippi (-0.1 percent). 
The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+4.8 
percent), followed by Texas (+3.9 percent) and Utah (+3.4 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In November, the West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate, 
6.4 percent, while the Midwest had the lowest rate, 5.4 percent. There were 
statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate changes in the Midwest 
and South (-0.2 percentage point each) and Northeast (-0.1 point). Significant 
over-the-year rate decreases occurred in all four regions: the Midwest (-1.5 
percentage points), Northeast (-1.3 points), West (-1.2 points), and South (-0.8 
point). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific had the highest jobless rate, 
6.9 percent in November. The West North Central again had the lowest rate, 4.3 
percent. Over the month, statistically significant jobless rate changes occurred 
in the Middle Atlantic and South Atlantic (-0.3 percentage point each) and the 
East North Central, East South Central, and West North Central (-0.2 point each). 
All nine divisions had significant rate declines from a year earlier. The 
largest of these decreases occurred in the East North Central (-1.9 percentage 
points).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Mississippi had the highest unemployment rate among the states in November, 7.3 
percent. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.4 percent. North Dakota again 
had the lowest jobless rate, 2.7 percent. In total, 20 states had unemployment 
rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 5.8 percent, 8 states and the 
District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 22 states had rates that 
were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

In November, 22 states had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment 
rate changes, all of which were declines. North Carolina had the largest decrease 
(-0.5 percentage point), followed by Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Michigan 
(-0.4 point each). The remaining 28 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-eight states had statistically significant unemployment rate changes 
over the year, all of which were decreases. The largest of these occurred in 
Illinois (-2.6 percentage points). The remaining 22 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 November 2014, 20 states and the District of Columbia had statistically 
significant over-the-month increases in employment, and 2 states had decreases. 
The largest significant job gains occurred in California (+90,100), Florida 
(+41,900), and Texas (+34,800). The significant job decreases occurred in West 
Virginia (-5,200) and Mississippi (-4,500). (See tables D and 5.)

Over the year, 34 states and the District had statistically significant changes 
in employment, all of which were positive. The largest significant over-the-year 
job increase occurred in Texas (+441,200), followed by California (+344,100) 
and Florida (+229,900). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for November is 
scheduled to be released on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). 
The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment news release for December is 
scheduled to be released on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).



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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.    |
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      |      Upcoming Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data        |
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      | Effective with the release of January 2015 estimates on March 17,  |
      | 2015, all nonfarm payroll employment estimates for states          |
      | and areas presented in tables 5 and 6 of this news release will    |
      | be adjusted to 2014 benchmark levels. Seasonally adjusted series   |
      | will be subject to revision from 1990 forward. Not seasonally      |
      | adjusted payroll data back to April 2013 will also be subject to   |
      | revision.                                                          |
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      |     Upcoming Changes to Local Area Unemployment Statistics Data    |
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      | Effective with the release of Regional and State Unemployment 2014 |
      | Annual Averages on March 4, 2015, the civilian labor force and     |
      | unemployment data for regions, divisions, states, the District of  |
      | Columbia, and the modeled substate areas presented in tables 1-4   |
      | of this news release will be replaced with data produced using a   |
      | new generation of time-series models. Data will be re-estimated    |
      | back to January 1976 for regions, divisions, states, the District  |
      | of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan      |
      | division, New York City, and the balances of California and New    |
      | York states. Data for the five remaining modeled substate and      |
      | balance-of-state areas will be re-estimated back to their new      |
      | series beginnings in 1990 or 1994. Both seasonally adjusted and    |
      | not seasonally adjusted data will be affected. More information    |
      | is available in the "Report on Revision to State and Area Time-    |
      | Series Models" on the BLS website at                               |
      | www.bls.gov/lau/lauschanges2015.htm.                               |
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      | The revisions to model-based data at the state level and below     |
      | for 2013 and 2014 also will incorporate updated estimation         |
      | inputs, while the revisions for all model-based data from April    |
      | 2010 forward will reflect new population controls from the         |
      | U.S. Census Bureau.                                                |
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Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., November 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           5.8
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California ..........................|           7.2
Colorado ............................|           4.1
District of Columbia ................|           7.4
Georgia .............................|           7.2
Hawaii ..............................|           4.0
Idaho ...............................|           3.9
Iowa ................................|           4.3
Kansas ..............................|           4.3
Michigan ............................|           6.7
Minnesota ...........................|           3.7
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Mississippi .........................|           7.3
Montana .............................|           4.3
Nebraska ............................|           3.1
Nevada ..............................|           6.9
New Hampshire .......................|           4.1
North Dakota ........................|           2.7
Ohio ................................|           5.0
Oklahoma ............................|           4.4
Oregon ..............................|           7.0
Pennsylvania ........................|           5.1
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Rhode Island ........................|           7.1
South Dakota ........................|           3.3
Tennessee ...........................|           6.8
Texas ...............................|           4.9
Utah ................................|           3.6
Vermont .............................|           4.3
Virginia ............................|           5.0
Wisconsin ...........................|           5.2
Wyoming .............................|           4.5
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.
   
   
   
Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from October 2014 to November 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |  October  |  November |    change(p)
                                |    2014   |  2014(p)  |
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Alabama ........................|     6.3   |     6.0   |      -0.3
Arkansas .......................|     6.1   |     5.8   |       -.3
Colorado .......................|     4.3   |     4.1   |       -.2
Delaware .......................|     6.4   |     6.0   |       -.4
Florida ........................|     6.0   |     5.8   |       -.2
Georgia ........................|     7.6   |     7.2   |       -.4
Idaho ..........................|     4.1   |     3.9   |       -.2
Iowa ...........................|     4.5   |     4.3   |       -.2
Kansas .........................|     4.4   |     4.3   |       -.1
Maryland .......................|     6.0   |     5.6   |       -.4
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Michigan .......................|     7.1   |     6.7   |       -.4
Minnesota ......................|     3.9   |     3.7   |       -.2
Missouri .......................|     5.9   |     5.6   |       -.3
Montana ........................|     4.5   |     4.3   |       -.2
Nebraska .......................|     3.4   |     3.1   |       -.3
North Carolina .................|     6.3   |     5.8   |       -.5
Ohio ...........................|     5.3   |     5.0   |       -.3
Pennsylvania ...................|     5.4   |     5.1   |       -.3
Tennessee ......................|     7.1   |     6.8   |       -.3
Texas ..........................|     5.1   |     4.9   |       -.2
Virginia .......................|     5.3   |     5.0   |       -.3
Wisconsin ......................|     5.4   |     5.2   |       -.2
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   p = preliminary.



Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from November 2013 to November 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |  November |  November |    change(p)
                                |    2013   |  2014(p)  |
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Arkansas .......................|     7.5   |     5.8   |      -1.7
California .....................|     8.4   |     7.2   |      -1.2
Colorado .......................|     6.3   |     4.1   |      -2.2
Connecticut ....................|     7.5   |     6.5   |      -1.0
Florida ........................|     6.5   |     5.8   |       -.7
Hawaii .........................|     4.7   |     4.0   |       -.7
Idaho ..........................|     5.7   |     3.9   |      -1.8
Illinois .......................|     9.0   |     6.4   |      -2.6
Indiana ........................|     6.9   |     5.7   |      -1.2
Kansas .........................|     5.0   |     4.3   |       -.7
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Kentucky .......................|     8.1   |     6.0   |      -2.1
Massachusetts ..................|     7.1   |     5.8   |      -1.3
Michigan .......................|     8.5   |     6.7   |      -1.8
Minnesota ......................|     4.8   |     3.7   |      -1.1
Montana ........................|     5.4   |     4.3   |      -1.1
Nebraska .......................|     3.7   |     3.1   |       -.6
Nevada .........................|     9.1   |     6.9   |      -2.2
New Hampshire ..................|     5.2   |     4.1   |      -1.1
New Jersey .....................|     7.4   |     6.4   |      -1.0
New York .......................|     7.1   |     5.9   |      -1.2
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North Carolina .................|     7.2   |     5.8   |      -1.4
Ohio ...........................|     7.2   |     5.0   |      -2.2
Oklahoma .......................|     5.5   |     4.4   |      -1.1
Pennsylvania ...................|     6.9   |     5.1   |      -1.8
Rhode Island ...................|     9.4   |     7.1   |      -2.3
Tennessee ......................|     7.9   |     6.8   |      -1.1
Texas ..........................|     6.1   |     4.9   |      -1.2
Wisconsin ......................|     6.4   |     5.2   |      -1.2
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   p = preliminary.



Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
October 2014 to November 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   October   |   November  | Over-the-month
           State              |     2014    |     2014(p) |    change(p)
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Arizona ......................|   2,591,700 |   2,600,900 |       9,200
Arkansas .....................|   1,194,300 |   1,201,900 |       7,600
California ...................|  15,560,400 |  15,650,500 |      90,100
Delaware .....................|     443,600 |     446,800 |       3,200
District of Columbia .........|     756,400 |     760,400 |       4,000
Florida ......................|   7,855,100 |   7,897,000 |      41,900
Georgia ......................|   4,152,700 |   4,163,800 |      11,100
Hawaii .......................|     626,600 |     632,000 |       5,400
Indiana ......................|   3,004,900 |   3,020,000 |      15,100
Massachusetts ................|   3,425,000 |   3,438,500 |      13,500
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Michigan .....................|   4,152,600 |   4,163,700 |      11,100
Mississippi ..................|   1,123,700 |   1,119,200 |      -4,500
New Mexico ...................|     821,800 |     825,800 |       4,000
North Carolina ...............|   4,186,500 |   4,202,900 |      16,400
Ohio .........................|   5,311,300 |   5,329,200 |      17,900
Oregon .......................|   1,731,100 |   1,742,300 |      11,200
Rhode Island .................|     476,900 |     479,700 |       2,800
South Carolina ...............|   1,951,200 |   1,965,400 |      14,200
Texas ........................|  11,707,400 |  11,742,200 |      34,800
Vermont ......................|     308,100 |     311,700 |       3,600
                              |             |             |            
Virginia .....................|   3,772,900 |   3,784,800 |      11,900
West Virginia ................|     777,200 |     772,000 |      -5,200
Wisconsin ....................|   2,875,000 |   2,895,900 |      20,900
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Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
November 2013 to November 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   November  |   November  | Over-the-year
           State              |     2013    |     2014(p) |    change(p)
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Alabama ......................|   1,913,100 |   1,946,000 |      32,900
Arizona ......................|   2,534,200 |   2,600,900 |      66,700
Arkansas .....................|   1,184,300 |   1,201,900 |      17,600
California ...................|  15,306,400 |  15,650,500 |     344,100
Colorado .....................|   2,402,900 |   2,457,300 |      54,400
Connecticut ..................|   1,661,400 |   1,687,100 |      25,700
Delaware .....................|     433,600 |     446,800 |      13,200
District of Columbia .........|     747,800 |     760,400 |      12,600
Florida ......................|   7,667,100 |   7,897,000 |     229,900
Georgia ......................|   4,067,600 |   4,163,800 |      96,200
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Hawaii .......................|     622,300 |     632,000 |       9,700
Idaho ........................|     639,100 |     650,000 |      10,900
Indiana ......................|   2,964,000 |   3,020,000 |      56,000
Iowa .........................|   1,543,000 |   1,558,700 |      15,700
Kentucky .....................|   1,839,900 |   1,878,600 |      38,700
Louisiana ....................|   1,963,400 |   1,985,200 |      21,800
Massachusetts ................|   3,378,900 |   3,438,500 |      59,600
Michigan .....................|   4,124,400 |   4,163,700 |      39,300
Minnesota ....................|   2,799,800 |   2,854,000 |      54,200
Missouri .....................|   2,750,700 |   2,792,900 |      42,200
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Montana ......................|     449,900 |     456,100 |       6,200
Nevada .......................|   1,189,700 |   1,216,800 |      27,100
New Mexico ...................|     811,100 |     825,800 |      14,700
New York .....................|   8,959,000 |   9,042,800 |      83,800
North Carolina ...............|   4,096,500 |   4,202,900 |     106,400
North Dakota .................|     451,600 |     473,400 |      21,800
Ohio .........................|   5,264,000 |   5,329,200 |      65,200
Oklahoma .....................|   1,643,500 |   1,677,000 |      33,500
Oregon .......................|   1,691,500 |   1,742,300 |      50,800
South Carolina ...............|   1,916,500 |   1,965,400 |      48,900
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Tennessee ....................|   2,772,800 |   2,826,700 |      53,900
Texas ........................|  11,301,000 |  11,742,200 |     441,200
Utah .........................|   1,303,400 |   1,347,400 |      44,000
Washington ...................|   3,004,700 |   3,087,400 |      82,700
Wisconsin ....................|   2,841,300 |   2,895,900 |      54,600
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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
super sector from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program
(tables 5 and 6). The LAUS and CES programs are both federal-state
cooperative endeavors.

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

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

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

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

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

   Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect
the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and
Budget on December 1, 2009. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is
available 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, relatively small sample sizes limit the reliability
of the weighted link-relative estimates.  In these cases, BLS uses the CES small
domain model (SDM) to generate employment estimates. The SDM combines the direct
sample estimates (described above) and forecasts of historical (benchmarked) data
to decrease the volatility of the estimates. For more detailed information about
the CES small domain 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. In 2005, the LAUS program introduced several improvements
to its methodology. Among these were the development of model-based error measures
for the monthly estimates and the estimates of over-the-month changes. The introductory
section of this release preserves the long-time practice of highlighting the direction
of the movements in regional and state unemployment rates and state nonfarm payroll
employment regardless of their statistical significance. The remainder of the analysis
in the release takes statistical significance into consideration.

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

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LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
     division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Nov.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.     Nov.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.     Nov.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.  
                       2013     2014     2014     2014     2013     2014     2014     2014     2013     2014     2014     2014  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,211.1 28,142.2 28,205.9 28,244.2  2,003.0  1,711.8  1,677.4  1,628.1    7.1      6.1      5.9      5.8  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,681.5  7,750.6  7,776.8  7,809.2    536.5    463.6    459.9    454.1    7.0      6.0      5.9      5.8  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,529.6 20,391.5 20,429.2 20,435.0  1,466.5  1,248.2  1,217.5  1,174.0    7.1      6.1      6.0      5.7  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,512.7 56,820.6 56,919.8 56,934.0  3,707.5  3,526.8  3,436.9  3,294.9    6.6      6.2      6.0      5.8  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,943.4 30,217.6 30,253.7 30,236.6  1,973.0  1,964.8  1,909.6  1,813.5    6.6      6.5      6.3      6.0  
  East South Central  8,469.5  8,370.5  8,363.7  8,347.3    638.7    589.3    564.3    539.6    7.5      7.0      6.7      6.5  
  West South Central 18,099.7 18,232.5 18,302.4 18,350.1  1,095.8    972.7    963.0    941.7    6.1      5.3      5.3      5.1  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,258.7 34,393.4 34,495.8 34,553.6  2,352.8  1,967.6  1,921.8  1,853.1    6.9      5.7      5.6      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,249.1 23,282.7 23,359.2 23,401.4  1,816.9  1,443.3  1,421.7  1,376.5    7.8      6.2      6.1      5.9  
  West North Central 11,009.6 11,110.7 11,136.6 11,152.2    535.9    524.4    500.1    476.6    4.9      4.7      4.5      4.3  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,003.5 36,280.4 36,414.6 36,533.6  2,731.0  2,368.7  2,359.6  2,352.9    7.6      6.5      6.5      6.4  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,067.7 11,162.0 11,185.3 11,221.4    739.1    623.2    604.6    595.1    6.7      5.6      5.4      5.3  
  Pacific........... 24,935.8 25,118.3 25,229.3 25,312.2  1,991.9  1,745.5  1,755.0  1,757.8    8.0      6.9      7.0      6.9  

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




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          October           November          October           November          October           November    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2013     2014     2013     2014     2013     2014     2013     2014     2013     2014     2013     2014  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,176.3 28,287.2 28,175.9 28,228.9  1,993.8  1,531.8  1,888.8  1,534.1    7.1      5.4      6.7      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,667.1  7,796.2  7,680.7  7,832.8    517.5    409.6    504.5    422.3    6.7      5.3      6.6      5.4  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,509.2 20,491.0 20,495.2 20,396.1  1,476.4  1,122.2  1,384.2  1,111.8    7.2      5.5      6.8      5.5  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,507.1 57,108.0 56,541.8 56,890.0  3,780.0  3,183.0  3,541.2  3,084.4    6.7      5.6      6.3      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,943.4 30,333.1 29,919.0 30,145.7  2,038.0  1,772.7  1,901.2  1,692.4    6.8      5.8      6.4      5.6  
  East South Central  8,492.2  8,399.7  8,481.1  8,361.4    643.8    512.4    595.8    503.7    7.6      6.1      7.0      6.0  
  West South Central 18,071.5 18,375.1 18,141.7 18,382.8  1,098.3    897.9  1,044.2    888.3    6.1      4.9      5.8      4.8  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,220.3 34,636.2 34,283.7 34,547.2  2,260.6  1,712.3  2,200.0  1,681.8    6.6      4.9      6.4      4.9  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,239.2 23,476.0 23,276.3 23,404.7  1,760.4  1,296.7  1,710.5  1,253.9    7.6      5.5      7.3      5.4  
  West North Central 10,981.2 11,160.3 11,007.4 11,142.4    500.3    415.5    489.4    427.9    4.6      3.7      4.4      3.8  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,015.1 36,584.7 36,045.0 36,630.8  2,738.4  2,252.9  2,640.8  2,330.1    7.6      6.2      7.3      6.4  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,075.2 11,239.8 11,081.3 11,272.9    742.4    561.1    703.5    588.5    6.7      5.0      6.3      5.2  
  Pacific........... 24,939.9 25,344.9 24,963.6 25,357.9  1,995.9  1,691.8  1,937.4  1,741.6    8.0      6.7      7.8      6.9  

   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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           Nov.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.    Nov.  Sept. Oct.  Nov.
                           2013      2014      2014     2014p      2013      2014      2014     2014p    2013  2014  2014 2014p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,117.6   2,119.1   2,117.7   2,109.1    131.8     140.6     133.4     125.9    6.2   6.6   6.3   6.0
Alaska.................     364.0     366.4     366.5     366.0     23.6      24.9      24.7      24.1    6.5   6.8   6.7   6.6
Arizona................   3,000.3   3,034.3   3,049.9   3,078.8    232.7     209.9     206.7     208.0    7.8   6.9   6.8   6.8
Arkansas...............   1,326.4   1,300.0   1,307.5   1,315.6     99.5      81.0      79.1      76.9    7.5   6.2   6.1   5.8
California.............  18,557.2  18,668.6  18,757.5  18,822.2  1,564.0   1,361.9   1,361.2   1,355.2    8.4   7.3   7.3   7.2
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,952.4   5,016.3   5,018.7   5,017.5    464.2     399.6     400.1     399.8    9.4   8.0   8.0   8.0
Colorado...............   2,749.4   2,802.5   2,804.9   2,806.5    174.5     131.4     121.0     114.4    6.3   4.7   4.3   4.1
Connecticut............   1,847.9   1,875.6   1,886.3   1,898.8    138.7     119.8     121.5     122.6    7.5   6.4   6.4   6.5
Delaware...............     442.0     453.3     454.5     454.1     28.0      29.4      29.0      27.2    6.3   6.5   6.4   6.0
District of Columbia...     367.7     373.8     378.8     381.6     28.6      28.8      28.7      28.1    7.8   7.7   7.6   7.4
Florida................   9,418.6   9,637.9   9,659.5   9,660.8    609.0     590.6     578.9     556.2    6.5   6.1   6.0   5.8
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,278.8   1,296.8   1,299.6   1,304.2     95.0      85.6      83.9      83.4    7.4   6.6   6.5   6.4
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,738.5   4,762.5   4,762.8   4,755.6    359.4     378.2     364.3     343.6    7.6   7.9   7.6   7.2
Hawaii.................     652.4     665.8     667.7     669.8     30.7      27.8      27.6      27.0    4.7   4.2   4.1   4.0
Idaho..................     775.4     775.9     774.4     772.9     44.3      34.7      32.0      30.1    5.7   4.5   4.1   3.9
Illinois...............   6,538.1   6,499.3   6,530.5   6,547.0    585.8     427.5     428.9     421.0    9.0   6.6   6.6   6.4
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,120.6   4,082.0   4,110.6   4,120.2    366.2     255.4     257.9     253.4    8.9   6.3   6.3   6.1
Indiana................   3,183.0   3,231.8   3,246.0   3,258.3    220.9     184.6     183.5     186.4    6.9   5.7   5.7   5.7
Iowa...................   1,672.9   1,707.4   1,711.4   1,713.7     70.7      77.7      76.7      73.9    4.2   4.6   4.5   4.3
Kansas.................   1,477.7   1,495.5   1,495.3   1,495.7     74.0      70.9      66.4      63.7    5.0   4.7   4.4   4.3
Kentucky...............   2,046.8   2,002.2   1,996.9   1,993.6    165.2     134.2     124.5     119.8    8.1   6.7   6.2   6.0
Louisiana..............   2,095.3   2,146.6   2,165.3   2,179.8    116.8     129.7     134.6     142.0    5.6   6.0   6.2   6.5
Maine..................     708.6     704.2     703.8     702.4     45.6      40.6      40.8      40.2    6.4   5.8   5.8   5.7
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   3,109.8   3,103.1   3,100.1   3,096.0    192.7     194.2     184.8     174.6    6.2   6.3   6.0   5.6
Massachusetts..........   3,483.3   3,531.7   3,546.0   3,563.6    248.1     213.3     211.2     207.8    7.1   6.0   6.0   5.8
Michigan...............   4,692.4   4,732.5   4,737.8   4,735.2    396.7     342.5     334.7     319.4    8.5   7.2   7.1   6.7
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,032.1   2,006.2   2,012.9   2,007.3    182.2     167.2     166.4     159.4    9.0   8.3   8.3   7.9
Minnesota..............   2,972.0   2,983.4   2,988.3   2,990.2    141.2     122.4     116.7     110.4    4.8   4.1   3.9   3.7
Mississippi............   1,269.6   1,249.3   1,250.1   1,246.5    101.7      96.4      95.1      90.6    8.0   7.7   7.6   7.3
Missouri...............   3,017.4   3,047.4   3,057.9   3,062.5    184.0     192.2     180.5     170.2    6.1   6.3   5.9   5.6
Montana................     513.0     520.2     520.3     519.9     27.9      23.9      23.4      22.6    5.4   4.6   4.5   4.3
Nebraska...............   1,020.4   1,019.6   1,021.4   1,021.9     37.6      36.3      34.4      31.4    3.7   3.6   3.4   3.1
Nevada.................   1,365.6   1,367.8   1,368.5   1,369.1    124.9     100.1      96.8      94.6    9.1   7.3   7.1   6.9
New Hampshire..........     741.0     739.0     739.7     742.2     38.5      32.1      30.8      30.1    5.2   4.3   4.2   4.1
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,498.0   4,504.0   4,529.1   4,542.7    333.4     294.5     298.4     291.9    7.4   6.5   6.6   6.4
New Mexico.............     923.7     919.6     922.4     925.5     62.1      60.7      59.7      59.0    6.7   6.6   6.5   6.4
New York...............   9,602.7   9,529.9   9,539.6   9,526.1    686.3     586.4     572.3     559.8    7.1   6.2   6.0   5.9
  New York City........   4,053.7   4,092.0   4,100.7   4,103.8    333.3     276.9     262.6     258.4    8.2   6.8   6.4   6.3
North Carolina.........   4,665.2   4,645.5   4,647.0   4,633.5    333.8     310.3     294.2     270.7    7.2   6.7   6.3   5.8
North Dakota...........     402.3     413.1     415.5     417.8     10.9      11.5      11.6      11.5    2.7   2.8   2.8   2.7
Ohio...................   5,759.9   5,727.5   5,737.8   5,740.8    417.2     318.6     305.2     286.9    7.2   5.6   5.3   5.0
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,048.6   1,057.0   1,052.4   1,048.9     79.5      70.8      66.8      62.4    7.6   6.7   6.3   5.9
Oklahoma...............   1,822.1   1,781.5   1,790.2   1,796.3     99.5      83.6      81.2      78.9    5.5   4.7   4.5   4.4
Oregon.................   1,921.1   1,948.0   1,956.7   1,962.3    139.7     136.9     137.5     137.2    7.3   7.0   7.0   7.0
Pennsylvania...........   6,427.4   6,347.6   6,363.3   6,367.6    445.4     360.4     344.9     322.5    6.9   5.7   5.4   5.1
Rhode Island...........     551.0     555.8     555.4     553.4     51.6      42.3      40.9      39.3    9.4   7.6   7.4   7.1
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,170.2   2,182.7   2,192.2   2,197.8    147.3     144.4     146.6     146.2    6.8   6.6   6.7   6.7
South Dakota...........     448.5     450.6     451.3     452.7     16.1      15.5      14.8      14.7    3.6   3.4   3.3   3.3
Tennessee..............   3,036.5   3,004.0   3,001.7   2,998.9    239.9     219.7     212.0     202.6    7.9   7.3   7.1   6.8
Texas..................  12,856.9  13,005.4  13,039.2  13,059.5    777.9     679.4     669.1     643.3    6.1   5.2   5.1   4.9
Utah...................   1,432.7   1,435.5   1,436.3   1,436.8     57.8      50.6      51.6      51.4    4.0   3.5   3.6   3.6
Vermont................     350.3     350.2     350.9     351.8     15.2      15.4      15.5      15.2    4.3   4.4   4.4   4.3
Virginia...............   4,234.4   4,264.8   4,262.7   4,256.3    223.9     234.2     226.9     213.2    5.3   5.5   5.3   5.0
Washington.............   3,451.1   3,476.3   3,489.0   3,502.5    233.2     198.2     208.8     215.5    6.8   5.7   6.0   6.2
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,535.6   1,554.7   1,560.2   1,563.9     81.9      74.7      74.6      73.6    5.3   4.8   4.8   4.7
West Virginia..........     790.0     797.3     796.8     792.1     48.6      52.7      51.9      49.7    6.2   6.6   6.5   6.3
Wisconsin..............   3,072.2   3,086.8   3,098.9   3,112.3    197.9     169.4     166.8     162.5    6.4   5.5   5.4   5.2
Wyoming................     306.6     310.9     311.2     311.3     13.7      14.5      14.6      13.9    4.5   4.7   4.7   4.5
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,195.1   1,142.8   1,143.8   1,143.9    181.5     161.4     160.5     160.6   15.2  14.1  14.0  14.0

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1,
2009, and are available 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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                              October             November            October             November         October       November   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2013      2014      2013     2014p      2013      2014      2013     2014p    2013   2014   2013   2014p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,126.1   2,129.3   2,123.3   2,108.6    132.9     124.0     122.2     115.4    6.3    5.8    5.8    5.5 
Alaska.................     361.5     364.2     361.7     362.5     22.3      21.6      22.7      22.6    6.2    5.9    6.3    6.2 
Arizona................   3,003.4   3,074.2   3,004.3   3,117.4    240.2     203.2     220.8     211.9    8.0    6.6    7.3    6.8 
Arkansas...............   1,321.9   1,314.1   1,324.8   1,320.1     93.9      67.6      91.3      69.4    7.1    5.1    6.9    5.3 
California.............  18,554.7  18,842.7  18,573.0  18,847.4  1,581.6   1,313.9   1,529.5   1,345.1    8.5    7.0    8.2    7.1 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,967.1   5,019.4   4,964.6   5,023.8    476.1     395.1     452.9     398.9    9.6    7.9    9.1    7.9 
Colorado...............   2,757.4   2,817.9   2,752.8   2,808.5    173.4     105.0     168.2     112.7    6.3    3.7    6.1    4.0 
Connecticut............   1,848.4   1,900.1   1,845.8   1,908.8    137.0     119.1     129.2     118.3    7.4    6.3    7.0    6.2 
Delaware...............     440.6     453.9     442.8     452.9     28.3      27.4      25.8      22.7    6.4    6.0    5.8    5.0 
District of Columbia...     367.0     382.8     365.9     381.0     32.9      27.6      25.9      26.7    9.0    7.2    7.1    7.0 
Florida................   9,415.5   9,681.4   9,411.4   9,630.6    635.3     562.5     599.4     541.2    6.7    5.8    6.4    5.6 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,289.2   1,308.2   1,281.1   1,313.6    104.5      84.5      88.3      82.0    8.1    6.5    6.9    6.2 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,734.0   4,767.1   4,743.9   4,754.2    374.4     341.7     343.8     316.8    7.9    7.2    7.2    6.7 
Hawaii.................     646.6     663.3     653.4     670.0     31.6      27.7      30.7      27.0    4.9    4.2    4.7    4.0 
Idaho..................     776.0     776.2     774.7     770.5     41.7      24.7      42.2      29.1    5.4    3.2    5.4    3.8 
Illinois...............   6,529.3   6,576.8   6,547.7   6,552.6    569.3     410.3     558.3     391.0    8.7    6.2    8.5    6.0 
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                  
    Naperville (1).....   4,092.0   4,124.7   4,111.8   4,109.7    349.5     247.2     340.4     232.3    8.5    6.0    8.3    5.7 
Indiana................   3,184.0   3,272.6   3,192.5   3,267.9    218.8     174.3     213.7     188.4    6.9    5.3    6.7    5.8 
Iowa...................   1,673.7   1,717.8   1,677.8   1,715.2     66.7      66.7      65.7      66.8    4.0    3.9    3.9    3.9 
Kansas.................   1,472.9   1,493.2   1,479.9   1,498.3     71.6      55.9      67.3      59.7    4.9    3.7    4.5    4.0 
Kentucky...............   2,041.7   1,994.0   2,045.8   2,000.0    162.1     106.4     154.5     116.1    7.9    5.3    7.6    5.8 
Louisiana..............   2,103.9   2,187.6   2,102.8   2,186.0    120.2     130.2     105.8     138.3    5.7    5.9    5.0    6.3 
Maine..................     709.8     706.1     706.3     697.3     42.0      35.9      44.2      37.6    5.9    5.1    6.3    5.4 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   3,115.1   3,103.7   3,111.0   3,094.3    200.8     165.8     184.1     164.0    6.4    5.3    5.9    5.3 
Massachusetts..........   3,469.7   3,542.3   3,483.7   3,575.9    238.6     181.0     232.1     187.3    6.9    5.1    6.7    5.2 
Michigan...............   4,696.8   4,755.0   4,686.0   4,719.3    384.7     304.7     356.3     269.2    8.2    6.4    7.6    5.7 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,038.4   2,036.2   2,029.4   1,996.5    181.9     164.9     166.6     139.9    8.9    8.1    8.2    7.0 
Minnesota..............   2,965.3   2,997.5   2,973.2   2,989.3    126.2      95.9     127.1      95.2    4.3    3.2    4.3    3.2 
Mississippi............   1,272.5   1,256.0   1,268.4   1,241.5    103.9      91.4      92.9      79.6    8.2    7.3    7.3    6.4 
Missouri...............   3,003.7   3,056.9   3,011.6   3,052.6    176.8     147.5     171.5     156.5    5.9    4.8    5.7    5.1 
Montana................     509.6     517.7     510.4     516.8     26.1      19.6      26.9      21.6    5.1    3.8    5.3    4.2 
Nebraska...............   1,017.5   1,023.6   1,019.2   1,019.6     35.8      28.3      33.7      25.6    3.5    2.8    3.3    2.5 
Nevada.................   1,365.6   1,368.4   1,365.9   1,372.4    127.9      91.1     120.4      95.0    9.4    6.7    8.8    6.9 
New Hampshire..........     736.8     740.1     739.5     744.0     37.0      26.7      36.5      28.8    5.0    3.6    4.9    3.9 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,491.2   4,545.5   4,486.2   4,535.6    336.8     283.8     310.2     268.6    7.5    6.2    6.9    5.9 
New Mexico.............     925.4     928.7     928.7     934.2     61.9      55.0      58.9      57.8    6.7    5.9    6.3    6.2 
New York...............   9,600.4   9,564.8   9,577.9   9,494.8    703.8     548.0     654.8     552.4    7.3    5.7    6.8    5.8 
  New York City........   4,059.0   4,125.4   4,048.2   4,109.6    354.6     263.3     322.8     270.7    8.7    6.4    8.0    6.6 
North Carolina.........   4,684.7   4,680.4   4,678.2   4,624.5    339.4     258.2     325.5     246.3    7.2    5.5    7.0    5.3 
North Dakota...........     400.0     417.5     397.8     414.3      8.1       8.7       9.2       9.8    2.0    2.1    2.3    2.4 
Ohio...................   5,767.8   5,763.2   5,777.4   5,747.9    407.2     263.4     398.8     258.6    7.1    4.6    6.9    4.5 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,044.2   1,041.5   1,046.6   1,044.6     74.3      56.6      75.4      56.7    7.1    5.4    7.2    5.4 
Oklahoma...............   1,821.5   1,805.7   1,831.9   1,807.5    103.2      74.7      95.6      75.8    5.7    4.1    5.2    4.2 
Oregon.................   1,921.0   1,966.2   1,927.7   1,968.6    134.7     126.1     131.9     131.8    7.0    6.4    6.8    6.7 
Pennsylvania...........   6,417.6   6,380.7   6,431.0   6,365.7    435.8     290.4     419.3     290.8    6.8    4.6    6.5    4.6 
Rhode Island...........     552.6     555.7     555.4     555.0     49.7      35.1      48.6      36.7    9.0    6.3    8.7    6.6 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,170.6   2,196.3   2,157.3   2,184.9    153.1     138.9     141.5     138.7    7.1    6.3    6.6    6.3 
South Dakota...........     448.1     453.8     447.9     453.2     15.1      12.6      15.0      14.4    3.4    2.8    3.3    3.2 
Tennessee..............   3,051.9   3,020.4   3,043.6   3,011.3    244.8     190.5     226.1     192.6    8.0    6.3    7.4    6.4 
Texas..................  12,824.2  13,067.7  12,882.2  13,069.2    781.1     625.4     751.5     604.8    6.1    4.8    5.8    4.6 
Utah...................   1,431.7   1,444.5   1,437.8   1,442.2     58.4      49.5      52.8      47.5    4.1    3.4    3.7    3.3 
Vermont................     349.7     351.9     350.1     351.8     13.2      11.9      14.0      13.6    3.8    3.4    4.0    3.9 
Virginia...............   4,225.0   4,269.4   4,219.8   4,238.5    228.4     206.3     211.2     192.6    5.4    4.8    5.0    4.5 
Washington.............   3,456.1   3,508.5   3,447.8   3,509.4    225.7     202.5     222.7     215.1    6.5    5.8    6.5    6.1 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,520.3   1,558.6   1,529.8   1,556.4     83.9      70.6      79.3      70.6    5.5    4.5    5.2    4.5 
West Virginia..........     790.8     798.2     788.6     784.8     45.4      44.3      44.1      43.3    5.7    5.6    5.6    5.5 
Wisconsin..............   3,061.2   3,108.4   3,072.7   3,117.0    180.3     143.9     183.5     146.8    5.9    4.6    6.0    4.7 
Wyoming................     306.1     312.3     306.7     310.8     12.8      13.0      13.2      13.0    4.2    4.2    4.3    4.2 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,189.7   1,145.1   1,196.4   1,149.8    175.2     155.9     168.6     155.6   14.7   13.6   14.1   13.5 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current
Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1, 2009, and
are available 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
Nov.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)

Alabama(2)

1,913.1 1,940.2 1,940.5 1,946.0 78.3 81.6 82.8 82.7 - - - -

Alaska

338.6 335.1 335.8 337.4 17.2 16.2 16.0 16.8 17.0 16.0 15.6 16.5

Arizona

2,534.2 2,577.8 2,591.7 2,600.9 124.5 116.3 118.1 119.9 154.5 155.5 154.9 154.9

Arkansas

1,184.3 1,194.5 1,194.3 1,201.9 46.3 48.8 48.8 50.2 151.8 155.0 155.8 157.1

California

15,306.4 15,526.1 15,560.4 15,650.5 651.6 677.8 679.5 692.4 1,254.7 1,251.0 1,248.2 1,255.0


Colorado

2,402.9 2,461.4 2,459.8 2,457.3 128.9 134.8 137.1 135.7 134.2 139.0 139.8 140.2

Connecticut

1,661.4 1,678.2 1,682.5 1,687.1 55.2 57.3 57.2 56.9 162.3 163.4 163.2 163.0

Delaware(3)

433.6 442.0 443.6 446.8 20.6 22.2 22.0 21.4 25.2 25.3 25.0 25.3

District of Columbia(2)(3)

747.8 756.8 756.4 760.4 13.6 14.0 14.3 14.4 - - - -

Florida

7,667.1 7,822.9 7,855.1 7,897.0 385.5 415.4 420.9 420.4 325.6 329.8 328.8 332.4


Georgia

4,067.6 4,138.3 4,152.7 4,163.8 151.9 155.0 156.6 154.3 358.6 365.3 365.6 367.0

Hawaii(3)

622.3 628.7 626.6 632.0 30.7 31.4 30.7 30.0 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.6

Idaho

639.1 644.2 650.0 650.0 33.3 33.2 34.6 34.6 59.9 59.9 58.7 58.9

Illinois

5,826.0 5,858.3 5,856.1 5,858.4 193.4 204.0 203.3 205.4 577.6 572.6 573.4 577.0

Indiana

2,964.0 2,996.4 3,004.9 3,020.0 125.1 127.9 126.8 128.3 498.6 517.6 520.3 522.6


Iowa

1,543.0 1,557.1 1,556.9 1,558.7 69.6 72.0 73.7 73.2 216.2 214.3 213.4 213.1

Kansas

1,384.9 1,388.1 1,396.5 1,392.4 57.7 58.5 58.6 59.1 162.9 159.9 160.4 158.9

Kentucky

1,839.9 1,862.4 1,873.3 1,878.6 66.5 63.1 63.2 64.1 228.2 230.4 230.9 230.9

Louisiana

1,963.4 1,987.7 1,987.8 1,985.2 132.3 141.5 140.2 137.2 145.7 146.2 147.5 147.6

Maine

602.7 611.8 610.1 609.6 25.6 26.2 25.3 26.0 50.7 51.2 51.2 51.2


Maryland(3)

2,605.0 2,610.5 2,613.3 2,617.1 151.9 152.4 152.5 152.8 105.3 103.0 103.5 103.3

Massachusetts

3,378.9 3,423.4 3,425.0 3,438.5 122.6 123.8 125.0 124.6 250.7 248.4 248.1 249.4

Michigan

4,124.4 4,143.0 4,152.6 4,163.7 131.8 138.3 135.9 137.5 564.1 568.4 570.7 573.7

Minnesota

2,799.8 2,837.5 2,847.4 2,854.0 105.1 110.5 111.3 107.8 310.1 317.8 320.4 321.0

Mississippi

1,120.5 1,124.4 1,123.7 1,119.2 53.3 50.6 50.2 49.1 137.8 141.5 142.0 141.7


Missouri

2,750.7 2,786.4 2,788.4 2,792.9 109.8 109.4 109.7 109.7 253.1 255.0 256.2 259.2

Montana

449.9 457.9 455.1 456.1 23.7 23.5 23.0 23.2 18.4 19.3 19.4 19.3

Nebraska(3)

983.3 989.2 991.9 989.5 46.7 46.1 45.9 44.8 95.6 97.9 97.8 97.3

Nevada

1,189.7 1,221.3 1,214.4 1,216.8 58.4 64.3 61.8 61.5 41.0 42.1 42.1 42.4

New Hampshire

643.5 648.1 646.7 648.6 22.7 21.7 22.2 23.0 65.9 65.9 65.6 66.5


New Jersey

3,947.9 3,956.2 3,952.7 3,959.4 136.6 128.8 125.2 130.4 244.3 243.2 243.4 242.8

New Mexico

811.1 817.1 821.8 825.8 42.6 42.4 42.9 43.2 28.6 26.5 26.9 26.8

New York

8,959.0 9,049.1 9,045.6 9,042.8 320.3 331.7 326.6 322.5 452.0 443.0 444.0 445.3

North Carolina

4,096.5 4,166.7 4,186.5 4,202.9 173.2 179.5 180.5 182.3 442.1 447.5 449.0 452.1

North Dakota

451.6 470.6 471.2 473.4 32.8 37.2 37.3 38.1 25.8 25.4 25.3 25.6


Ohio

5,264.0 5,306.3 5,311.3 5,329.2 184.2 187.1 183.3 182.8 663.9 677.9 677.9 682.3

Oklahoma(2)

1,643.5 1,670.1 1,673.6 1,677.0 77.6 77.0 78.2 79.0 - - - -

Oregon

1,691.5 1,723.7 1,731.1 1,742.3 75.1 74.3 74.4 75.8 175.8 179.4 181.9 182.0

Pennsylvania

5,765.1 5,789.7 5,798.1 5,798.3 228.5 232.7 233.2 235.8 563.0 559.4 561.0 563.1

Rhode Island

473.9 479.1 476.9 479.7 16.1 17.1 16.4 16.7 40.7 40.8 40.9 41.2


South Carolina

1,916.5 1,945.6 1,951.2 1,965.4 82.4 83.2 83.2 83.0 227.7 233.2 234.8 235.9

South Dakota(3)

418.1 421.2 422.5 421.1 21.3 21.7 22.4 21.4 41.4 42.8 42.9 43.2

Tennessee(3)

2,772.8 2,817.6 2,828.6 2,826.7 109.4 114.5 115.9 117.2 322.1 326.1 328.4 328.2

Texas

11,301.0 11,673.2 11,707.4 11,742.2 615.5 648.9 659.2 662.8 875.2 885.8 887.4 891.9

Utah

1,303.4 1,339.5 1,349.3 1,347.4 75.4 82.0 84.6 83.0 120.4 121.7 120.8 121.9


Vermont

307.6 307.2 308.1 311.7 14.4 14.6 13.6 14.7 31.2 31.7 32.0 31.8

Virginia

3,769.2 3,776.5 3,772.9 3,784.8 178.6 180.3 181.5 179.9 229.5 231.9 230.6 231.3

Washington

3,004.7 3,070.7 3,080.6 3,087.4 148.5 157.6 158.0 161.3 285.1 287.2 288.5 288.1

West Virginia

764.8 776.5 777.2 772.0 33.5 31.4 31.6 29.7 48.6 49.1 49.4 49.0

Wisconsin

2,841.3 2,867.9 2,875.0 2,895.9 99.1 103.7 104.1 106.5 462.5 466.2 471.9 474.5

Wyoming

293.1 294.0 296.5 295.5 21.0 22.1 21.8 20.7 9.8 9.9 10.0 9.9


Puerto Rico(3)

925.7 923.2 923.6 927.5 29.1 31.3 31.4 31.3 76.4 74.7 75.1 75.1

Virgin Islands(2)

38.4 38.6 38.3 37.8 - - - - - - - -

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 2013 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
Nov.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)

Alabama

373.5 370.1 369.6 372.0 94.6 93.7 92.9 92.9 217.6 226.7 227.3 228.6

Alaska

64.2 65.3 66.0 65.7 12.1 11.7 11.7 12.0 29.8 30.2 30.3 30.3

Arizona

488.3 489.5 489.7 494.0 189.7 194.0 194.5 195.3 370.5 385.0 389.2 390.7

Arkansas

243.4 243.7 242.9 244.9 49.7 49.8 49.7 50.2 130.4 131.1 130.6 130.9

California

2,841.1 2,847.3 2,860.1 2,879.1 778.9 777.3 776.6 780.8 2,364.1 2,454.6 2,465.3 2,483.5


Colorado

421.6 425.7 423.5 426.5 150.8 148.7 148.8 149.5 379.2 388.2 385.9 382.5

Connecticut

302.4 306.8 308.6 310.6 132.1 129.9 129.5 130.2 205.6 206.8 207.8 210.6

Delaware

78.1 79.1 79.8 81.0 44.6 45.6 46.0 46.5 60.6 63.4 63.6 65.6

District of Columbia

29.7 30.2 31.0 32.0 28.9 28.7 28.9 29.0 156.1 158.6 160.0 161.0

Florida

1,593.4 1,634.9 1,638.3 1,651.0 516.2 522.2 523.0 528.8 1,133.6 1,167.9 1,171.5 1,174.9


Georgia

855.9 869.4 878.2 882.5 231.9 232.8 231.6 232.8 593.0 618.5 623.0 620.2

Hawaii

118.6 118.3 117.9 118.0 27.3 27.8 27.5 28.2 80.0 82.3 82.6 84.2

Idaho

129.9 130.1 130.7 130.7 30.6 31.7 31.9 31.9 76.7 75.3 76.6 76.6

Illinois

1,172.5 1,171.7 1,171.0 1,162.3 369.8 369.8 368.3 368.8 888.4 909.7 909.5 910.9

Indiana

572.9 571.6 574.4 577.8 130.5 130.5 131.1 133.0 315.1 317.0 316.3 322.7


Iowa

313.1 312.2 315.9 315.1 103.4 104.6 104.4 104.9 132.6 135.2 134.5 135.6

Kansas

263.7 261.1 263.1 261.4 76.6 76.3 76.1 75.5 166.2 168.5 169.0 169.2

Kentucky

367.1 373.1 374.7 377.0 88.9 86.3 86.9 86.1 205.7 210.2 216.4 216.6

Louisiana

389.3 391.9 395.0 395.2 95.5 95.8 95.8 96.3 208.2 216.5 215.4 216.5

Maine

118.4 119.5 119.7 119.2 32.1 32.5 32.6 32.7 59.9 62.3 62.2 62.2


Maryland

451.7 447.7 448.8 451.4 146.5 150.9 149.6 149.6 419.6 421.7 424.8 426.0

Massachusetts

560.9 568.8 568.4 569.9 206.9 209.3 208.8 211.4 510.3 522.8 521.7 523.3

Michigan

748.2 757.0 760.5 759.1 201.4 197.7 197.6 197.8 606.4 608.9 614.7 619.4

Minnesota

514.0 514.1 519.8 516.4 181.3 178.3 177.6 180.7 344.9 358.9 357.6 359.3

Mississippi

220.2 217.9 218.1 217.0 43.6 43.3 42.9 44.3 98.5 101.6 99.8 98.1


Missouri

518.5 516.2 517.1 516.1 165.4 168.8 168.8 169.6 352.3 362.5 362.3 364.6

Montana

92.4 92.8 92.2 92.9 23.4 24.3 24.3 24.2 39.1 40.7 41.4 40.8

Nebraska

202.4 205.8 206.5 204.5 71.7 72.8 72.8 73.2 108.8 107.3 107.9 108.3

Nevada

228.1 231.0 230.1 229.6 56.2 57.9 58.0 57.7 150.7 158.0 158.5 162.0

New Hampshire

137.6 140.3 139.2 139.3 35.3 35.9 35.5 35.8 71.1 71.8 72.7 71.3


New Jersey

834.5 845.3 846.7 850.0 252.7 251.0 252.9 253.3 631.4 645.6 642.2 644.4

New Mexico

137.2 138.4 138.5 140.9 34.1 35.9 36.2 35.5 97.7 96.1 97.3 97.5

New York

1,545.1 1,550.7 1,552.2 1,555.3 681.6 684.8 683.2 680.7 1,211.2 1,241.6 1,246.1 1,247.0

North Carolina

764.5 775.6 777.3 781.5 205.8 215.4 213.9 213.6 563.4 594.3 594.1 600.3

North Dakota

104.4 111.1 109.7 110.6 23.4 24.3 24.1 24.0 34.5 33.6 33.8 33.1


Ohio

986.8 988.6 990.2 992.3 281.8 278.8 280.5 280.9 695.3 703.8 706.3 710.4

Oklahoma

297.5 300.8 302.3 302.4 81.0 84.2 83.9 84.0 181.8 180.9 181.7 184.4

Oregon

323.4 325.9 325.7 329.0 90.7 90.5 90.8 91.1 212.2 218.3 220.9 222.8

Pennsylvania

1,105.9 1,113.9 1,119.5 1,120.0 312.6 316.7 315.7 313.2 756.2 757.7 758.7 758.1

Rhode Island

74.3 74.5 74.4 75.1 32.1 33.3 33.6 33.1 59.1 61.1 60.0 61.0


South Carolina

365.3 368.9 369.2 371.2 95.8 95.1 94.8 95.8 240.4 250.8 252.7 257.2

South Dakota

83.4 84.5 84.0 83.9 30.0 30.1 29.8 29.9 29.7 30.1 30.3 30.2

Tennessee

585.2 594.8 598.5 596.5 138.2 140.8 141.0 141.1 358.9 372.4 376.0 375.1

Texas

2,272.6 2,348.1 2,364.7 2,362.2 682.6 710.2 714.7 714.0 1,478.6 1,539.4 1,532.0 1,545.5

Utah

248.0 256.5 260.6 257.3 74.5 75.3 75.3 75.7 176.9 179.4 180.2 181.1


Vermont

55.5 55.5 55.7 55.6 12.1 12.4 12.6 12.5 26.5 26.5 26.7 26.6

Virginia

641.0 637.3 638.6 643.0 193.1 196.3 195.6 196.2 669.1 662.9 657.7 663.0

Washington

557.6 572.8 575.0 576.1 151.1 152.4 153.9 154.6 362.3 371.2 370.4 372.4

West Virginia

135.1 134.2 135.1 134.7 29.5 30.4 30.6 30.9 65.5 71.2 71.0 69.9

Wisconsin

517.4 522.8 525.6 526.0 161.6 158.2 160.3 161.5 303.0 304.7 303.1 307.9

Wyoming

55.6 56.8 57.5 56.4 11.3 11.5 11.5 11.4 18.5 18.6 18.8 19.0


Puerto Rico

180.0 175.2 175.8 179.1 44.2 43.4 43.3 43.4 115.7 115.5 116.5 116.1

Virgin Islands(1)

8.1 8.1 8.1 8.2 - - - - - - - -

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 2013 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
Nov.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)

Alabama

223.6 225.6 225.2 225.1 184.5 191.8 193.4 193.1 376.8 379.8 378.1 378.3

Alaska

47.3 47.1 46.5 46.9 33.6 31.6 32.5 32.1 82.0 80.6 81.0 80.8

Arizona

378.3 394.0 395.7 396.6 278.0 287.3 291.0 290.8 408.1 411.9 412.6 411.3

Arkansas

173.4 176.0 176.5 177.1 106.6 108.8 109.2 109.4 215.7 214.5 214.6 215.4

California

2,332.8 2,399.1 2,402.2 2,409.8 1,689.2 1,720.4 1,729.6 1,745.2 2,378.8 2,376.3 2,372.8 2,375.4

Colorado

291.7 303.4 302.8 303.0 291.5 309.6 309.3 305.0 406.3 409.7 412.1 413.3

Connecticut

325.9 328.7 331.1 331.0 149.4 153.5 154.6 154.7 235.0 237.1 235.8 235.7

Delaware

70.3 71.7 71.8 72.0 44.5 44.4 45.1 45.4 64.5 64.7 65.0 64.6

District of Columbia

125.8 128.6 127.9 127.8 68.0 69.5 69.5 69.4 238.9 240.4 238.9 239.9

Florida

1,136.0 1,149.5 1,158.1 1,156.8 1,052.5 1,073.8 1,084.3 1,092.7 1,077.2 1,074.8 1,076.9 1,080.2

Georgia

513.2 517.3 518.2 518.7 417.9 431.3 432.1 435.2 678.9 681.4 678.4 682.5

Hawaii

79.2 80.6 80.6 81.0 111.4 112.9 115.0 114.6 125.8 126.4 124.6 127.9

Idaho

91.5 95.4 95.7 95.8 63.0 65.1 66.1 65.8 119.6 119.0 120.7 120.8

Illinois

882.6 885.4 888.9 889.1 549.1 547.5 548.8 550.7 830.0 834.6 831.6 831.9

Indiana

443.1 443.1 443.9 445.7 293.5 296.2 297.7 296.2 422.4 427.0 428.5 427.8

Iowa

226.1 228.0 230.5 230.8 138.9 138.5 135.4 137.7 256.8 265.4 262.7 262.2

Kansas

188.7 192.6 194.1 192.1 120.3 119.1 122.2 122.3 258.5 257.8 258.5 258.8

Kentucky

259.4 262.3 264.7 265.8 177.9 187.6 188.8 188.7 337.4 338.9 338.1 339.2

Louisiana

290.3 295.9 297.0 296.2 218.7 224.3 221.3 221.6 338.9 333.3 332.9 332.2

Maine

122.8 124.7 124.8 125.0 62.6 64.8 64.5 63.8 99.9 100.0 99.5 99.5

Maryland

421.7 427.3 428.9 428.7 256.0 259.5 259.8 258.1 503.0 502.0 499.5 500.5

Massachusetts

736.7 751.1 750.9 754.8 338.5 339.3 339.0 340.3 438.8 439.7 440.9 441.0

Michigan

638.0 636.9 639.6 642.2 399.1 402.9 401.3 402.3 599.5 596.4 596.8 594.5

Minnesota

497.5 501.8 506.9 508.2 251.8 255.4 252.8 258.9 414.6 419.8 418.7 420.4

Mississippi

135.2 135.9 136.8 137.1 125.1 127.1 128.5 126.3 246.0 246.4 245.7 245.7

Missouri

435.3 444.9 445.5 445.2 284.1 295.5 295.8 293.1 451.7 456.7 457.0 458.2

Montana

69.8 70.5 70.3 70.6 59.7 61.1 60.8 61.1 89.3 90.5 88.1 88.8

Nebraska

147.7 148.8 149.6 149.3 86.1 85.7 85.8 86.7 169.4 169.8 170.4 169.9

Nevada

114.3 118.9 118.2 119.9 329.3 332.8 331.0 329.2 151.0 153.6 151.9 152.4

New Hampshire

116.7 117.1 117.4 117.0 67.2 68.1 66.4 68.2 89.7 89.0 89.8 89.5


New Jersey

636.6 647.9 649.6 645.5 354.6 344.3 345.2 343.7 615.8 616.2 614.2 614.6

New Mexico

123.3 127.9 128.3 129.3 87.7 87.2 87.8 89.1 192.8 192.6 193.0 192.1

New York

1,809.5 1,846.6 1,835.1 1,841.8 842.2 858.6 868.7 860.6 1,442.2 1,437.7 1,436.8 1,434.1

North Carolina

565.0 572.3 578.2 575.6 437.4 438.7 444.2 445.1 719.7 710.0 713.6 715.3

North Dakota

59.7 59.8 60.5 60.9 40.4 41.4 41.8 41.4 80.2 80.5 80.6 80.4

Ohio

882.1 888.6 889.6 888.6 512.0 514.0 524.2 530.3 756.6 764.5 757.0 755.5

Oklahoma

226.4 234.0 234.5 234.9 155.3 161.4 159.6 158.1 347.5 348.4 347.6 348.8

Oregon

244.4 251.9 254.3 254.8 179.6 183.3 183.6 185.3 290.6 297.9 297.0 298.1

Pennsylvania

1,163.0 1,171.0 1,168.8 1,166.9 539.9 537.1 542.8 543.4 717.2 719.5 714.3 714.6

Rhode Island

105.6 105.8 105.0 105.3 54.4 54.9 55.0 55.8 60.1 60.0 59.9 59.8

South Carolina

221.7 224.4 226.7 226.0 228.3 235.5 235.4 238.6 352.7 354.0 354.5 356.6

South Dakota

68.3 67.5 67.6 67.7 44.4 43.1 43.8 43.4 77.5 78.8 78.9 78.4

Tennessee

399.0 400.7 401.7 401.4 292.2 303.3 301.9 300.0 418.8 415.5 415.1 418.0

Texas

1,497.5 1,547.2 1,555.8 1,563.0 1,161.2 1,197.5 1,201.3 1,207.3 1,822.7 1,857.2 1,851.3 1,854.2

Utah

173.2 175.8 179.6 178.9 126.5 129.6 130.0 130.4 227.0 233.3 233.5 233.3

Vermont

61.8 63.1 63.5 63.7 35.9 34.5 34.6 37.2 54.9 54.0 54.6 54.9

Virginia

500.9 511.6 514.3 513.1 373.2 369.2 369.7 374.2 709.9 708.8 707.9 708.3

Washington

441.3 448.9 447.7 449.8 289.0 297.4 302.9 302.3 544.6 555.5 555.3 551.9

West Virginia

126.9 128.8 129.4 129.4 74.1 77.0 76.6 74.3 154.9 156.0 154.8 155.8

Wisconsin

428.7 431.7 432.6 433.8 263.0 271.4 272.6 273.2 415.9 418.9 415.1 419.5

Wyoming

27.1 27.0 27.1 27.5 35.9 33.5 34.2 35.8 71.9 71.5 72.6 72.0

Puerto Rico

122.3 124.5 123.4 125.0 79.3 79.7 80.2 80.1 241.4 241.6 240.1 239.5

Virgin Islands

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.1 11.0 11.1 10.9 10.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2013 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
October November October November October November
2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p)

Alabama

1,915.5 1,946.7 1,920.7 1,954.4 11.9 12.2 12.1 12.2 80.0 83.9 77.6 82.3

Alaska

332.9 329.9 324.5 323.5 17.7 18.8 17.4 18.4 18.7 17.3 16.1 15.7

Arizona

2,542.6 2,610.0 2,567.5 2,634.4 13.4 13.7 13.2 13.8 123.9 121.2 124.6 120.3

Arkansas

1,189.4 1,204.7 1,191.7 1,210.1 9.6 10.0 9.6 10.0 46.5 49.5 46.1 50.1

California

15,327.4 15,662.8 15,426.8 15,778.3 31.0 32.4 30.7 32.2 654.5 694.2 656.2 697.9


Colorado

2,408.5 2,464.6 2,417.4 2,468.3 31.5 35.1 31.3 35.5 133.6 140.9 131.3 138.8

Connecticut

1,669.8 1,695.3 1,680.0 1,705.3 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 56.8 60.7 56.7 58.5

Delaware(1)

432.3 444.7 436.5 449.1 - - - - 20.4 22.0 21.0 21.9

District of Columbia(1)

751.3 762.0 750.8 763.4 - - - - 13.8 14.4 13.6 14.4

Florida

7,657.9 7,865.3 7,736.9 7,959.7 5.6 5.9 5.6 5.9 386.4 425.8 390.8 423.5


Georgia

4,070.4 4,169.2 4,093.8 4,192.6 8.9 9.1 9.0 8.9 150.5 157.9 152.4 155.6

Hawaii(1)

621.7 629.3 632.2 638.3 - - - - 30.9 31.0 30.9 30.1

Idaho

650.0 658.0 643.6 653.4 4.3 4.4 4.1 4.1 36.3 36.8 34.9 36.7

Illinois

5,875.0 5,915.2 5,885.4 5,920.7 9.9 10.1 9.8 10.1 205.1 220.5 200.2 214.9

Indiana

2,988.6 3,047.9 2,999.1 3,052.1 7.1 7.3 7.1 7.2 130.2 135.3 128.8 132.6


Iowa

1,560.8 1,576.6 1,561.8 1,579.1 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.6 73.8 78.9 72.7 76.8

Kansas

1,394.5 1,408.4 1,400.4 1,408.0 10.6 11.3 10.6 11.2 60.5 61.1 59.1 60.5

Kentucky

1,841.9 1,878.2 1,850.8 1,890.3 17.4 17.7 17.5 17.3 71.6 64.8 68.4 65.4

Louisiana

1,973.1 1,995.8 1,979.6 1,998.3 54.1 53.8 53.4 52.8 137.5 141.2 132.3 136.9

Maine

614.5 620.5 607.5 613.8 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8 27.6 27.2 26.5 27.0


Maryland(1)

2,613.5 2,632.2 2,622.8 2,636.6 - - - - 153.1 155.1 155.0 155.9

Massachusetts

3,408.0 3,466.2 3,403.9 3,464.3 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 130.0 132.2 127.2 129.0

Michigan

4,170.2 4,208.1 4,166.0 4,206.0 8.3 9.4 8.2 9.2 143.8 150.8 137.4 144.3

Minnesota

2,826.4 2,876.7 2,818.4 2,869.7 7.2 7.8 7.1 7.7 115.5 122.3 110.2 112.3

Mississippi

1,123.8 1,127.9 1,127.2 1,126.0 9.2 9.5 9.3 9.7 54.7 50.1 53.4 49.3


Missouri

2,763.9 2,815.7 2,772.4 2,815.5 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.2 112.6 113.8 110.7 111.6

Montana

453.0 461.5 450.1 458.0 9.6 9.9 9.7 9.7 26.0 25.7 24.2 24.1

Nebraska(1)

990.5 999.4 989.1 996.1 - - - - 48.1 47.5 47.4 45.5

Nevada

1,193.7 1,227.2 1,203.2 1,230.7 15.1 14.8 15.3 14.8 61.8 64.0 60.2 64.1

New Hampshire

647.2 652.8 646.0 651.9 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 23.0 23.4 23.0 23.4


New Jersey

3,964.0 3,979.6 3,980.7 3,995.2 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 141.8 132.6 139.1 135.4

New Mexico

816.6 826.2 815.7 829.8 26.4 28.0 26.2 28.3 43.7 43.4 42.7 43.4

New York

9,022.5 9,131.2 9,059.4 9,148.2 5.4 5.6 5.2 5.4 337.6 347.4 333.4 337.2

North Carolina

4,124.6 4,220.4 4,132.3 4,237.1 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.7 176.8 185.2 177.0 186.7

North Dakota

456.8 478.8 456.4 478.9 27.0 34.4 27.4 35.2 36.1 40.5 33.2 38.9


Ohio

5,320.9 5,361.3 5,314.1 5,372.9 12.8 13.5 12.8 13.7 199.1 197.3 190.5 190.3

Oklahoma

1,648.3 1,685.1 1,658.1 1,690.2 59.9 61.9 59.8 62.0 77.8 80.2 78.2 79.6

Oregon

1,704.2 1,750.1 1,707.1 1,757.3 7.9 8.4 7.7 8.1 79.2 78.2 76.5 76.8

Pennsylvania

5,809.3 5,860.6 5,830.8 5,860.9 35.5 38.4 36.0 38.1 239.8 244.7 234.8 242.3

Rhode Island

479.2 483.9 478.2 484.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 17.4 17.8 17.2 17.9


South Carolina

1,919.2 1,961.8 1,923.9 1,974.5 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 83.1 84.1 82.7 82.9

South Dakota(1)

420.1 425.9 418.7 422.2 - - - - 22.8 24.2 22.2 22.2

Tennessee(1)

2,782.7 2,845.3 2,805.3 2,860.6 - - - - 110.8 118.4 110.6 119.7

Texas

11,331.6 11,767.3 11,378.2 11,826.1 295.0 327.1 291.7 323.8 625.8 665.6 615.0 662.1

Utah

1,312.1 1,359.2 1,317.4 1,360.8 12.3 12.9 12.2 13.0 77.5 87.1 77.3 84.7


Vermont

310.2 313.4 310.7 314.2 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 15.8 15.4 15.3 15.4

Virginia

3,784.1 3,796.9 3,797.0 3,810.3 10.0 9.9 10.1 9.9 177.9 182.5 179.3 179.7

Washington

3,026.0 3,104.2 3,023.3 3,108.0 6.4 6.5 6.2 6.4 154.6 164.9 149.0 161.7

West Virginia

771.1 784.0 774.0 780.9 31.3 33.7 32.0 33.5 37.0 34.4 35.7 32.0

Wisconsin

2,870.1 2,912.3 2,864.9 2,921.6 4.0 4.2 3.9 4.2 106.1 113.7 103.4 111.6

Wyoming

294.7 297.9 290.3 293.0 27.0 27.1 26.9 27.1 22.4 23.2 21.7 21.5


Puerto Rico(1)

923.7 922.3 933.9 933.8 - - - - 28.8 31.4 29.0 30.8

Virgin Islands(1)

37.8 38.0 38.4 38.0 - - - - 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

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 2013 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
October November October November October November
2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p)

Alabama

249.8 257.4 250.6 258.0 371.8 370.3 378.3 376.5 22.3 22.3 22.4 22.4

Alaska

12.4 12.0 10.1 9.8 63.0 64.1 62.1 63.7 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.1

Arizona

154.7 155.2 154.7 155.0 483.6 490.8 498.3 503.7 40.5 41.0 41.2 41.3

Arkansas

152.1 156.8 151.9 157.3 244.3 242.2 245.9 247.6 14.0 13.5 14.1 13.5

California

1,255.0 1,255.7 1,249.7 1,250.3 2,824.5 2,875.5 2,905.1 2,946.2 457.1 476.7 465.2 478.5


Colorado

133.8 140.2 134.6 140.4 421.7 423.5 427.8 431.0 68.7 68.1 69.9 68.7

Connecticut

163.3 163.8 162.1 163.1 300.7 308.2 309.3 316.7 31.6 31.4 31.6 31.3

Delaware

25.5 25.4 25.4 25.5 78.3 79.8 79.7 82.6 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.3

District of Columbia

0.9 0.7 0.9 0.7 29.2 31.5 29.8 32.5 17.0 17.0 17.1 17.1

Florida

322.1 330.2 326.0 332.4 1,580.9 1,629.8 1,616.3 1,675.1 134.4 135.3 133.8 136.1


Georgia

358.1 365.1 358.4 366.2 852.6 879.9 866.8 895.9 101.7 105.1 102.5 105.6

Hawaii

13.6 13.8 13.7 13.8 118.0 117.7 120.4 119.6 8.5 8.1 8.8 8.3

Idaho

60.8 60.0 60.1 59.0 131.1 131.4 132.5 132.6 9.2 9.3 9.2 9.5

Illinois

577.9 574.9 577.9 577.7 1,172.5 1,175.3 1,199.0 1,187.5 98.1 96.3 98.7 97.3

Indiana

497.1 518.7 498.2 520.8 572.9 577.6 584.5 587.4 35.3 34.2 35.4 34.4


Iowa

216.8 212.9 216.3 213.3 312.2 315.6 318.2 319.7 25.7 25.2 25.8 25.2

Kansas

162.5 160.6 163.2 159.8 262.9 262.5 267.5 264.6 27.6 28.6 27.7 28.8

Kentucky

228.4 230.7 227.9 230.9 366.4 374.6 372.7 382.0 26.0 26.6 26.0 27.4

Louisiana

145.8 148.5 147.2 148.6 386.4 392.6 394.6 398.8 24.4 23.6 25.1 24.0

Maine

50.8 51.3 51.4 51.9 120.6 121.5 122.5 123.1 7.5 7.4 7.5 7.1


Maryland

105.4 103.2 104.4 102.3 451.4 451.0 461.3 461.3 38.6 35.6 38.7 35.9

Massachusetts

249.5 248.6 250.5 249.5 561.8 571.0 570.6 578.6 86.2 93.6 86.7 94.0

Michigan

563.1 572.6 565.8 575.7 749.4 762.7 762.0 771.6 56.0 56.2 56.3 56.5

Minnesota

310.4 321.2 310.0 321.0 516.5 519.8 523.1 525.6 53.4 54.6 54.6 54.6

Mississippi

137.7 142.2 138.3 142.0 218.7 217.0 223.0 219.7 12.8 12.3 12.7 12.1


Missouri

252.9 257.7 252.5 258.1 518.8 519.2 527.3 524.1 58.8 56.7 58.5 57.1

Montana

18.7 19.6 18.7 19.6 91.8 93.1 93.6 94.5 6.9 7.0 6.8 7.0

Nebraska

96.3 97.4 95.8 97.3 202.9 206.4 205.3 207.4 17.2 17.1 17.1 17.3

Nevada

41.1 42.3 41.0 42.5 227.6 232.7 235.5 237.6 12.9 13.1 12.8 13.1

New Hampshire

66.1 65.8 65.9 66.2 136.8 140.0 140.2 142.4 11.9 12.1 12.0 11.8


New Jersey

244.1 244.6 246.0 244.7 834.4 848.9 849.2 865.8 73.2 72.1 76.0 72.5

New Mexico

29.7 27.4 28.6 27.1 136.5 138.6 139.0 142.2 12.3 13.2 12.8 13.7

New York

456.1 446.8 452.1 446.0 1,538.7 1,559.4 1,575.1 1,586.7 263.6 259.6 263.7 261.1

North Carolina

444.4 450.8 443.5 452.2 761.1 777.9 775.7 792.5 70.2 74.9 69.9 75.1

North Dakota

26.2 25.8 25.9 26.0 104.0 110.6 105.8 112.1 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.7


Ohio

662.7 678.8 664.2 683.5 989.2 992.1 1,009.9 1,012.1 74.1 72.2 74.4 72.5

Oklahoma

136.4 142.3 136.7 141.6 295.7 301.8 301.4 306.5 21.6 20.9 21.7 21.0

Oregon

177.3 182.2 175.8 181.9 324.1 328.9 330.6 336.4 32.8 32.8 33.1 32.9

Pennsylvania

564.2 562.1 563.8 562.3 1,106.2 1,124.7 1,128.8 1,145.0 88.0 85.0 89.4 86.3

Rhode Island

40.6 41.0 40.8 41.4 74.6 75.1 75.5 76.2 8.8 8.7 8.9 8.8


South Carolina

227.9 234.4 228.6 236.7 364.4 370.4 369.9 375.8 26.3 25.7 26.3 26.5

South Dakota

41.4 43.2 41.6 43.4 83.1 84.3 83.9 84.9 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.3

Tennessee

320.8 328.9 322.3 328.8 584.8 597.6 596.8 607.5 43.4 42.8 44.0 43.6

Texas

875.3 887.8 874.4 891.1 2,262.7 2,365.0 2,310.7 2,399.1 202.1 208.9 201.8 212.5

Utah

120.7 121.7 121.3 122.3 249.1 260.6 253.4 263.5 33.2 34.7 33.1 35.5


Vermont

31.2 32.1 31.5 32.0 55.8 55.9 56.9 57.1 4.5 4.3 4.6 4.1

Virginia

229.9 231.5 229.9 231.3 645.4 639.8 653.9 654.1 70.6 69.7 70.0 69.0

Washington

289.3 291.3 285.3 288.3 558.7 575.3 566.7 585.4 106.7 109.5 107.0 110.2

West Virginia

48.6 49.3 48.7 49.2 135.3 135.9 137.8 137.4 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.5

Wisconsin

458.4 471.5 460.8 472.5 525.4 531.9 531.7 539.7 47.0 46.5 47.2 47.1

Wyoming

10.0 10.3 10.0 10.1 54.8 56.5 55.7 56.5 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8


Puerto Rico

75.6 74.9 76.4 75.2 177.3 174.3 182.8 181.0 18.9 19.4 19.1 19.7

Virgin Islands

0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.2 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2013 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
October November October November October November
2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p)

Alabama

94.7 93.4 95.0 93.3 220.2 229.5 219.3 230.4 224.5 226.1 225.6 227.6

Alaska

12.1 11.7 11.9 11.8 29.4 30.1 29.2 29.5 47.3 46.4 47.3 46.8

Arizona

187.4 194.1 190.4 196.1 375.1 392.1 376.2 396.8 379.8 398.7 382.1 400.2

Arkansas

49.8 49.6 49.7 50.1 129.1 132.4 130.1 130.0 174.3 178.2 175.0 178.6

California

782.3 777.8 778.1 780.1 2,377.1 2,483.8 2,373.4 2,492.2 2,350.7 2,424.5 2,352.6 2,433.7


Colorado

151.2 148.2 150.7 148.9 380.6 388.0 381.8 384.2 290.3 303.5 293.8 304.8

Connecticut

131.4 129.4 132.3 130.3 207.0 210.2 207.2 212.0 328.4 333.5 330.2 335.0

Delaware

44.3 46.0 44.4 46.4 59.6 63.8 61.7 66.3 70.0 71.9 70.4 72.1

District of Columbia

28.8 29.0 29.0 29.1 155.5 160.5 156.2 161.9 129.4 131.2 129.6 130.7

Florida

517.4 526.1 517.0 530.3 1,134.7 1,173.3 1,145.6 1,184.4 1,137.8 1,163.6 1,145.9 1,168.9


Georgia

231.7 233.1 233.6 234.7 595.5 626.8 597.8 624.7 516.3 522.6 517.8 523.6

Hawaii

27.3 27.7 27.4 28.3 80.3 82.8 80.2 84.1 79.5 80.8 80.3 81.9

Idaho

31.2 32.2 30.5 32.0 78.0 77.5 77.0 76.0 92.6 96.5 92.3 96.5

Illinois

369.7 367.7 368.9 368.1 908.9 923.7 899.1 920.8 886.6 894.6 892.3 899.8

Indiana

129.0 131.5 129.4 132.1 317.4 325.2 318.7 327.5 448.6 449.7 449.4 450.6


Iowa

103.8 104.1 103.4 104.9 135.1 137.9 133.2 137.2 232.1 235.4 232.0 236.8

Kansas

75.8 76.0 76.5 75.6 166.1 170.5 167.8 170.8 190.0 194.6 190.2 193.7

Kentucky

87.9 86.8 89.0 86.3 202.9 216.4 208.3 220.2 259.5 265.5 259.8 266.7

Louisiana

95.8 96.3 96.1 96.8 209.6 215.5 209.0 217.0 293.4 300.6 293.5 299.2

Maine

31.9 32.7 32.1 32.7 61.7 63.5 60.5 62.9 124.3 126.1 124.2 126.4


Maryland

146.8 149.9 146.4 149.5 419.3 428.1 420.1 427.2 424.5 431.7 426.7 433.7

Massachusetts

207.5 209.7 206.8 210.2 515.3 529.6 514.3 527.8 744.0 759.9 746.9 765.9

Michigan

201.6 197.6 200.4 196.9 615.5 623.2 613.0 625.9 643.4 647.1 644.9 650.1

Minnesota

181.4 178.0 180.4 179.7 352.0 363.8 346.7 361.4 499.7 509.9 502.3 511.8

Mississippi

43.9 43.2 43.8 43.9 97.4 100.3 99.0 99.4 136.9 139.0 136.6 138.7


Missouri

164.8 168.8 165.4 169.5 354.5 365.1 354.7 367.1 435.4 449.5 438.7 448.6

Montana

22.9 24.0 23.4 24.3 40.2 42.2 39.0 40.9 69.6 70.6 70.2 71.1

Nebraska

71.7 73.1 71.6 73.2 109.1 109.5 108.5 108.5 148.2 150.8 148.9 150.7

Nevada

57.0 58.3 56.7 58.0 150.8 161.0 152.5 163.7 112.6 118.5 114.3 119.9

New Hampshire

35.3 35.4 35.1 35.6 71.2 71.8 71.6 71.8 117.3 118.3 118.2 118.6


New Jersey

252.7 252.2 252.9 253.4 640.3 649.8 637.0 649.6 636.1 653.8 643.3 652.4

New Mexico

33.8 36.0 34.3 35.7 98.2 97.1 97.9 97.5 124.4 129.2 124.0 130.1

New York

682.5 684.9 681.2 680.8 1,218.9 1,252.8 1,218.5 1,254.3 1,834.8 1,867.2 1,847.1 1,882.3

North Carolina

206.9 213.7 204.4 211.9 567.4 601.9 565.0 602.2 570.4 580.9 570.1 581.4

North Dakota

23.3 24.0 23.4 24.0 34.6 33.9 34.6 33.2 59.5 60.5 59.8 61.0


Ohio

283.8 280.4 281.6 280.0 705.7 719.7 702.1 718.8 885.5 895.7 893.3 898.3

Oklahoma

80.8 83.9 81.1 84.0 182.9 184.5 183.0 184.7 227.7 234.8 228.3 236.9

Oregon

91.2 91.3 90.5 91.0 212.4 223.1 211.5 222.1 247.4 257.7 248.2 258.9

Pennsylvania

313.1 316.2 314.0 314.5 761.8 768.7 759.1 762.0 1,178.7 1,183.6 1,183.3 1,187.1

Rhode Island

32.1 33.5 32.1 33.1 60.4 61.6 60.2 61.9 107.5 107.1 107.8 107.8


South Carolina

96.8 95.0 95.9 95.8 240.1 256.9 239.1 259.2 222.1 227.3 223.2 227.6

South Dakota

29.9 29.7 29.8 29.7 29.8 30.1 29.4 29.8 68.5 67.8 68.8 68.2

Tennessee

138.5 141.4 138.3 141.3 360.9 378.7 366.9 382.9 400.6 404.9 402.6 405.0

Texas

686.3 716.8 684.1 716.6 1,485.4 1,554.8 1,488.2 1,557.1 1,508.0 1,566.2 1,507.5 1,574.8

Utah

73.8 75.6 74.2 75.8 180.5 183.4 179.5 182.8 174.4 180.7 176.9 182.2


Vermont

12.1 12.6 12.1 12.5 27.1 27.2 26.7 26.8 62.5 64.4 62.6 64.7

Virginia

193.3 196.5 193.0 195.8 674.0 663.5 674.9 667.9 504.1 520.2 507.6 519.2

Washington

150.7 154.5 151.4 155.3 366.8 375.0 363.3 374.0 444.5 452.0 445.8 454.2

West Virginia

28.7 30.5 29.3 30.8 65.6 71.3 66.2 70.4 127.8 130.1 128.0 130.4

Wisconsin

160.8 159.2 161.4 160.9 305.4 311.1 304.3 310.1 429.5 434.5 431.0 436.9

Wyoming

11.4 11.3 11.3 11.3 18.4 19.0 18.1 18.8 27.4 27.7 27.4 27.8


Puerto Rico

43.9 43.3 43.9 43.5 115.5 115.3 117.1 116.9 124.6 125.9 125.2 126.7

Virgin Islands

2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.3 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 2013 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
October November October November October November
2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p)

Alabama

181.3 191.8 181.0 189.9 80.0 79.9 79.1 80.8 379.0 379.9 379.7 381.0

Alaska

31.0 29.3 29.3 28.1 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.5 83.5 82.5 83.2 82.1

Arizona

275.0 287.4 276.2 288.3 86.5 89.9 87.4 91.9 422.7 425.9 423.2 427.0

Arkansas

106.9 110.3 105.6 109.1 43.2 43.0 42.9 43.3 219.6 219.2 220.8 220.5

California

1,686.5 1,733.6 1,678.3 1,734.6 520.3 518.7 521.1 519.4 2,388.4 2,389.9 2,416.4 2,413.2


Colorado

283.5 298.0 281.1 294.1 97.7 97.4 98.0 97.6 415.9 421.7 417.1 424.3

Connecticut

149.4 154.7 146.8 152.3 61.4 62.7 61.3 62.7 239.2 240.1 241.9 242.8

Delaware

44.1 44.8 42.5 43.3 19.7 20.0 19.9 19.6 65.3 65.8 66.2 66.1

District of Columbia

69.1 70.9 68.5 69.7 69.5 69.4 69.0 69.3 238.1 237.4 237.1 238.0

Florida

1,037.2 1,064.3 1,047.5 1,082.7 306.6 313.2 308.5 318.5 1,094.8 1,097.8 1,099.9 1,101.9


Georgia

415.8 431.0 415.1 432.6 155.7 155.4 155.7 156.3 683.6 683.2 684.7 688.5

Hawaii

110.4 114.5 111.6 114.7 26.7 26.2 27.0 26.4 126.5 126.7 131.9 131.1

Idaho

62.5 65.1 60.1 62.9 21.5 21.4 21.2 21.3 122.5 123.4 121.7 122.8

Illinois

551.9 554.6 543.0 545.0 252.2 252.9 251.1 251.7 842.2 844.6 845.4 847.8

Indiana

293.5 299.3 290.3 293.1 119.7 125.0 120.1 123.7 437.8 444.1 437.2 442.7


Iowa

138.0 136.2 134.6 133.8 57.4 58.4 58.2 58.4 263.5 269.4 265.0 270.4

Kansas

120.9 122.8 119.3 121.3 52.2 55.2 52.5 55.5 265.4 265.2 266.0 266.2

Kentucky

177.6 188.6 174.8 186.0 64.9 65.4 65.1 65.2 339.3 341.1 341.3 342.9

Louisiana

215.8 220.3 217.7 220.1 66.3 65.6 65.9 65.5 344.0 337.8 344.8 338.6

Maine

63.6 65.1 56.1 56.7 20.6 20.2 20.6 20.3 103.2 102.7 103.4 102.9


Maryland

253.9 258.4 246.7 250.3 110.1 110.5 111.0 111.2 510.4 508.7 512.5 509.3

Massachusetts

340.0 344.2 324.4 328.2 124.6 126.0 125.1 126.9 448.0 450.3 450.4 453.1

Michigan

401.2 404.9 386.0 389.4 171.3 169.6 171.6 171.2 616.6 614.0 620.4 615.2

Minnesota

250.0 254.6 242.0 248.3 118.4 119.6 119.1 118.7 421.9 425.1 422.9 428.6

Mississippi

125.1 127.3 124.0 125.1 38.4 37.7 38.5 37.8 249.0 249.3 248.6 248.3


Missouri

285.5 298.0 279.9 289.9 116.0 114.8 116.6 114.8 460.4 467.8 463.9 470.5

Montana

58.6 59.4 55.8 57.1 17.6 19.0 17.7 18.7 91.1 91.0 91.0 91.0

Nebraska

87.5 86.9 84.5 85.0 37.6 37.8 37.7 38.2 171.9 172.9 172.3 173.0

Nevada

327.6 333.0 328.9 328.3 33.9 34.9 32.5 33.9 153.3 154.6 153.5 154.8

New Hampshire

67.1 67.1 61.6 62.4 24.7 25.4 24.4 25.4 92.8 92.4 93.0 93.2


New Jersey

351.0 341.2 341.6 330.6 164.6 159.8 165.5 161.7 624.4 623.2 628.7 627.7

New Mexico

87.7 88.1 86.1 87.0 27.8 29.3 27.8 29.1 196.1 195.9 196.3 195.7

New York

845.6 869.5 830.5 848.6 388.9 391.1 388.7 390.8 1,450.4 1,446.9 1,463.9 1,455.0

North Carolina

436.7 445.4 430.9 437.9 151.0 155.2 149.9 155.8 734.2 728.9 740.4 735.7

North Dakota

40.0 41.6 40.4 41.2 16.3 17.4 16.4 17.6 83.0 83.4 82.7 83.0


Ohio

520.8 524.1 497.1 512.4 214.4 216.8 213.6 218.2 772.8 770.7 774.6 773.1

Oklahoma

153.4 158.8 154.5 156.9 58.4 60.6 58.3 60.4 353.7 355.4 355.1 356.6

Oregon

178.6 182.9 176.3 181.0 58.8 62.6 58.9 62.7 294.5 302.0 298.0 305.5

Pennsylvania

537.0 544.1 526.1 526.9 252.8 261.5 254.9 259.5 732.2 731.6 740.6 736.9

Rhode Island

54.2 55.7 51.9 53.4 22.5 22.8 22.4 22.6 60.9 60.4 61.2 60.8


South Carolina

225.0 233.6 222.9 231.5 71.9 70.3 71.7 70.9 357.9 360.4 359.8 363.9

South Dakota

44.0 43.5 42.2 41.5 15.9 16.6 15.9 16.7 78.6 80.2 78.7 79.5

Tennessee

289.9 300.3 289.9 298.3 104.9 106.6 105.1 105.6 428.1 425.7 428.8 427.9

Texas

1,152.4 1,191.2 1,149.7 1,193.6 400.5 407.8 399.1 405.1 1,838.1 1,876.1 1,856.0 1,890.3

Utah

123.2 127.5 122.4 126.4 36.7 37.3 36.3 37.3 230.7 237.7 230.8 237.3


Vermont

32.8 33.2 32.4 33.2 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.6 57.9 57.7 58.0 58.0

Virginia

367.1 369.2 361.5 363.4 194.1 197.9 194.2 197.5 717.7 716.2 722.6 722.5

Washington

285.6 299.7 282.1 295.3 112.1 113.3 111.3 113.9 550.6 562.2 555.2 563.3

West Virginia

75.1 76.7 73.4 73.8 55.2 55.7 55.2 55.5 157.1 156.9 158.1 158.4

Wisconsin

264.5 273.0 253.9 263.7 140.2 140.2 138.6 141.2 428.8 426.5 428.7 433.7

Wyoming

34.8 33.1 31.1 30.9 11.6 12.3 11.5 12.2 73.1 73.6 72.8 73.0


Puerto Rico

78.5 80.0 79.7 80.3 18.0 17.9 18.2 18.0 242.6 239.9 242.5 241.7

Virgin Islands

6.8 7.0 7.3 7.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.8 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2013 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: December 19, 2014