Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, March 27, 2015                 USDL-15-0482

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       REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- FEBRUARY 2015


Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in February.
Twenty-six states had unemployment rate decreases from January, 6 states
and the District of Columbia had increases, and 18 states had no change,
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-six states had
unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, four states had increases,
and the District of Columbia had no change. The national jobless rate edged
down to 5.5 percent from January and was 1.2 percentage points lower than
in February 2014.

In February 2015, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 36 states and
the District of Columbia, decreased in 13 states, and was unchanged in Wyoming.
The largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in California
(+29,400), Georgia (+25,400), and New York (+20,200). The largest over-the-
month decrease in employment occurred in Connecticut (-3,700), followed by
Rhode Island (-2,700) and West Virginia (-2,400). The largest over-the-month
percentage increases in employment occurred in Kansas, South Dakota, and
Utah (+0.7 percent each). The largest over-the-month percentage decline in
employment occurred in Rhode Island (-0.6 percent), followed by Alaska and
West Virginia (-0.3 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment increased
in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-year
percentage increase occurred in Utah (+4.2 percent), followed by North
Dakota (+4.0 percent) and Georgia (+3.8 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In February, the Midwest had the lowest regional unemployment rate, 5.1
percent, while the West had the highest rate, 6.1 percent. Over the month,
three regions had statistically significant unemployment changes: the West
(-0.2 percentage point) and Midwest and South (-0.1 point each). Significant
over-the-year rate decreases occurred in all four regions: the Midwest (-1.3
percentage points), West (-1.1 points), Northeast (-1.0 point), and South
(-0.9 point). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the West North Central had the lowest 
unemployment rate, 4.2 percent in February. The Pacific had the highest rate, 
6.5 percent. Over the month, statistically significant jobless rate changes 
occurred in the East South Central (-0.3 percentage point) and Pacific 
(-0.2 point). All nine divisions had significant rate declines from a year 
earlier, with the largest of these decreases occurring in the East North 
Central (-1.6 percentage points). 

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nebraska had the lowest jobless rate in February, 2.7 percent, followed by
North Dakota, 2.9 percent. Nevada had the highest rate among the states, 
7.1 percent. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.8 percent. In total,
19 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure
of 5.5 percent, 13 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher
rates, and 18 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that
of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

In February, nine states had statistically significant over-the-month 
unemployment rate declines, the largest of which occurred in Oregon (-0.5
percentage point). The only significant over-the-month rate increase occurred
in North Dakota (+0.1 percentage point). The remaining 40 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.)

Forty-two states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines
from February 2014, the largest of which occurred in Kentucky and Rhode
Island (-2.1 percentage points each). Three states had significant over-
the-year rate increases, the largest of which was in Louisiana (+1.3 percentage
points). The remaining five 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 February 2015, 19 states and the District of Columbia had statistically 
significant over-the-month increases in employment and Rhode Island had a 
significant decrease (-2,700). The largest significant job gains occurred in 
California (+29,400), Georgia (+25,400), and New York (+20,200). (See tables
D and 5.)

Over the year, 38 states and the District of Columbia had statistically 
significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest 
significant over-the-year job increase occurred in California (+476,400), 
followed by Texas (+357,300) and Florida (+266,600). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for February 2015 
is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). 
The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment news release for March 2015 
is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).


Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., February 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           5.5
                                     |
Alaska ..............................|           6.3
Arizona .............................|           6.5
California ..........................|           6.7
Colorado ............................|           4.2
Connecticut .........................|           6.4
Delaware ............................|           4.8
District of Columbia ................|           7.8
Georgia .............................|           6.3
Hawaii ..............................|           4.1
Idaho ...............................|           3.9
                                     |
Iowa ................................|           4.1
Kansas ..............................|           4.2
Louisiana ...........................|           6.7
Minnesota ...........................|           3.7
Mississippi .........................|           7.0
Montana .............................|           4.3
Nebraska ............................|           2.7
Nevada ..............................|           7.1
New Hampshire .......................|           3.9
New Jersey ..........................|           6.4
                                     |
North Dakota ........................|           2.9
Oklahoma ............................|           3.9
Rhode Island ........................|           6.3
South Carolina ......................|           6.6
South Dakota ........................|           3.4
Tennessee ...........................|           6.6
Texas ...............................|           4.3
Utah ................................|           3.4
Vermont .............................|           3.9
Virginia ............................|           4.7
                                     |
Washington ..........................|           6.3
Wisconsin ...........................|           4.8
Wyoming .............................|           4.0
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from January 2015 to February 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |  January  |  February |    change(p)
                                |   2015    |  2015(p)  |
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California .....................|     7.0   |     6.7   |      -0.3
Delaware .......................|     5.0   |     4.8   |       -.2
Idaho ..........................|     4.1   |     3.9   |       -.2
Maine ..........................|     5.2   |     5.0   |       -.2
Michigan .......................|     6.3   |     5.9   |       -.4
Nebraska .......................|     2.9   |     2.7   |       -.2
North Dakota ...................|     2.8   |     2.9   |        .1
Oregon .........................|     6.3   |     5.8   |       -.5
Vermont ........................|     4.1   |     3.9   |       -.2
Wisconsin ......................|     5.0   |     4.8   |       -.2
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   p = preliminary.


Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from February 2014 to February 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |  February |  February |    change(p)
                                |    2014   |  2015(p)  |
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Alabama ........................|     7.2   |     5.8   |      -1.4
Alaska .........................|     6.9   |     6.3   |       -.6
Arizona ........................|     7.1   |     6.5   |       -.6
Arkansas .......................|     6.5   |     5.5   |      -1.0
California .....................|     8.0   |     6.7   |      -1.3
Colorado .......................|     5.6   |     4.2   |      -1.4
Connecticut ....................|     7.0   |     6.4   |       -.6
Delaware .......................|     6.0   |     4.8   |      -1.2
Florida ........................|     6.5   |     5.6   |       -.9
Georgia ........................|     7.3   |     6.3   |      -1.0
                                |           |           |
Hawaii .........................|     4.7   |     4.1   |       -.6
Idaho ..........................|     5.0   |     3.9   |      -1.1
Illinois .......................|     7.9   |     6.0   |      -1.9
Iowa ...........................|     4.4   |     4.1   |       -.3
Kansas .........................|     4.6   |     4.2   |       -.4
Kentucky .......................|     7.3   |     5.2   |      -2.1
Louisiana ......................|     5.4   |     6.7   |       1.3
Maine ..........................|     5.9   |     5.0   |       -.9
Maryland .......................|     6.0   |     5.5   |       -.5
Massachusetts ..................|     6.0   |     4.9   |      -1.1
                                |           |           |
Michigan .......................|     7.8   |     5.9   |      -1.9
Minnesota ......................|     4.4   |     3.7   |       -.7
Mississippi ....................|     7.9   |     7.0   |       -.9
Missouri .......................|     6.4   |     5.5   |       -.9
Montana ........................|     4.9   |     4.3   |       -.6
Nebraska .......................|     3.5   |     2.7   |       -.8
Nevada .........................|     8.4   |     7.1   |      -1.3
New Hampshire ..................|     4.6   |     3.9   |       -.7
New Jersey .....................|     7.0   |     6.4   |       -.6
New Mexico .....................|     6.7   |     6.0   |       -.7
                                |           |           |
New York .......................|     6.7   |     5.8   |       -.9
North Carolina .................|     6.5   |     5.3   |      -1.2
North Dakota ...................|     2.7   |     2.9   |        .2
Ohio ...........................|     6.2   |     5.1   |      -1.1
Oklahoma .......................|     4.9   |     3.9   |      -1.0
Oregon .........................|     7.1   |     5.8   |      -1.3
Pennsylvania ...................|     6.2   |     5.2   |      -1.0
Rhode Island ...................|     8.4   |     6.3   |      -2.1
South Carolina .................|     6.1   |     6.6   |        .5
Texas ..........................|     5.4   |     4.3   |      -1.1
                                |           |           |
Utah ...........................|     3.8   |     3.4   |       -.4
Virginia .......................|     5.3   |     4.7   |       -.6
West Virginia ..................|     6.8   |     6.1   |       -.7
Wisconsin ......................|     5.8   |     4.8   |      -1.0
Wyoming ........................|     4.3   |     4.0   |       -.3
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   p = preliminary.


Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
January 2015 to February 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   January   |   February  | Over-the-month
           State              |    2015     |   2015(p)   |    change(p)
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Arizona ......................|   2,611,900 |   2,624,200 |      12,300
Arkansas .....................|   1,206,100 |   1,211,300 |       5,200
California ...................|  15,919,800 |  15,949,200 |      29,400
Colorado .....................|   2,498,400 |   2,510,600 |      12,200
District of Columbia .........|     759,700 |     764,100 |       4,400
Florida ......................|   7,970,500 |   7,990,200 |      19,700
Georgia ......................|   4,220,400 |   4,245,800 |      25,400
Idaho ........................|     668,800 |     672,100 |       3,300
Illinois .....................|   5,902,200 |   5,916,000 |      13,800
Kansas .......................|   1,397,800 |   1,407,300 |       9,500
                              |             |             |            
Minnesota ....................|   2,826,500 |   2,838,300 |      11,800
New Mexico ...................|     828,700 |     832,700 |       4,000
New York .....................|   9,168,200 |   9,188,400 |      20,200
North Carolina ...............|   4,204,700 |   4,221,500 |      16,800
Pennsylvania .................|   5,815,900 |   5,829,200 |      13,300
Rhode Island .................|     481,700 |     479,000 |      -2,700
South Carolina ...............|   1,977,700 |   1,988,100 |      10,400
South Dakota .................|     425,000 |     427,800 |       2,800
Utah .........................|   1,359,800 |   1,369,300 |       9,500
Virginia .....................|   3,786,200 |   3,797,800 |      11,600
Wisconsin ....................|   2,877,000 |   2,891,900 |      14,900
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   p = preliminary.


Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
February 2014 to February 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   February  |   February  | Over-the-year
           State              |     2014    |   2015(p)   |   change(p)
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Alabama ......................|   1,909,300 |   1,944,500 |      35,200
Arizona ......................|   2,552,300 |   2,624,200 |      71,900
Arkansas .....................|   1,181,900 |   1,211,300 |      29,400
California ...................|  15,472,800 |  15,949,200 |     476,400
Colorado .....................|   2,431,200 |   2,510,600 |      79,400
Connecticut ..................|   1,656,100 |   1,681,900 |      25,800
Delaware .....................|     434,500 |     443,200 |       8,700
District of Columbia .........|     750,700 |     764,100 |      13,400
Florida ......................|   7,723,600 |   7,990,200 |     266,600
Georgia ......................|   4,088,400 |   4,245,800 |     157,400
                              |             |             |            
Idaho ........................|     650,500 |     672,100 |      21,600
Illinois .....................|   5,836,200 |   5,916,000 |      79,800
Indiana ......................|   2,962,300 |   3,020,300 |      58,000
Iowa .........................|   1,539,900 |   1,561,700 |      21,800
Kansas .......................|   1,386,100 |   1,407,300 |      21,200
Kentucky .....................|   1,841,300 |   1,884,300 |      43,000
Maryland .....................|   2,601,700 |   2,647,700 |      46,000
Massachusetts ................|   3,389,500 |   3,447,600 |      58,100
Michigan .....................|   4,158,000 |   4,247,900 |      89,900
Minnesota ....................|   2,796,300 |   2,838,300 |      42,000
                              |             |             |            
Missouri .....................|   2,723,800 |   2,764,200 |      40,400
Nebraska .....................|     991,100 |   1,002,200 |      11,100
Nevada .......................|   1,198,600 |   1,235,500 |      36,900
New Jersey ...................|   3,939,700 |   3,994,100 |      54,400
New Mexico ...................|     816,200 |     832,700 |      16,500
New York .....................|   9,028,000 |   9,188,400 |     160,400
North Carolina ...............|   4,086,900 |   4,221,500 |     134,600
North Dakota .................|     453,200 |     471,200 |      18,000
Ohio .........................|   5,302,800 |   5,387,200 |      84,400
Oklahoma .....................|   1,647,900 |   1,670,600 |      22,700
                              |             |             |            
Oregon .......................|   1,698,200 |   1,755,100 |      56,900
Pennsylvania .................|   5,756,100 |   5,829,200 |      73,100
South Carolina ...............|   1,925,300 |   1,988,100 |      62,800
Tennessee ....................|   2,788,700 |   2,849,100 |      60,400
Texas ........................|  11,412,400 |  11,769,700 |     357,300
Utah .........................|   1,314,100 |   1,369,300 |      55,200
Virginia .....................|   3,755,000 |   3,797,800 |      42,800
Washington ...................|   3,043,700 |   3,138,600 |      94,900
Wisconsin ....................|   2,832,000 |   2,891,900 |      59,900
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   p = preliminary.




Technical Note

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

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

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

   Method of estimation. Estimates for 48 of the 50 states, the District of Columbia,
the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division, New York City, and the
balances of California and New York State are produced using time-series models.
This method, which underwent substantial enhancement at the beginning of 2015,
utilizes data from several sources, including the CPS, the CES, and state
unemployment insurance (UI) programs. Estimates for the state of California
are derived by summing the estimates for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
metropolitan division and the balance of California. Similarly, estimates for
New York State are derived by summing the estimates for New York City and the
balance of New York State. Estimates for the nine census divisions, as well as
the five additional substate areas contained in this release (the Cleveland-Elyria
and Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metropolitan areas and the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington
Heights, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett metropolitan
divisions) and their respective balances of state are based on similar model-based 
approaches. Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing the model-based
estimates for the component divisions. Each month, census division estimates are
controlled to the national totals; state estimates are then controlled to their
respective division totals. Substate and balance-of-state estimates for the five
areas noted above are controlled to their respective state totals. Estimates for
Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the CPS. A
detailed description of the estimation procedures is available from BLS upon
request.

   Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data for prior years reflect
adjustments made at the end of each year. The adjusted estimates reflect updated
population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions in the other data
sources, and model re-estimation. In most years, historical data for the most
recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted) are
revised near the beginning of each calendar year, prior to the release of January
estimates. With the introduction of a new generation of times-series models in
early 2015, historical data were re-estimated back to the series beginnings in
1976, 1990, or 1994.

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

   Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the
delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on February 28, 2013.
A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available online at
www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. 

Employment--from the CES program

   Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls who receive pay
for any part of the pay period that includes the 12th of the month. Persons are counted
at their place of work rather than at their place of residence; those appearing on more
than one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries are classified on the basis
of their principal activity in accordance with the 2012 version of the North American
Industry Classification System.

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

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

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

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

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

Reliability of the estimates

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

   Use of error measures. The introductory section of this release preserves the long-
time practice of highlighting the direction of the movements in regional and state
unemployment rates and state nonfarm payroll employment regardless of their statistical
significance. The remainder of the analysis in the release takes statistical significance
into consideration. 

   Labor force and unemployment estimates. Model-based error measures for seasonally
adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month and over-the-year
changes are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm. BLS uses a 90-percent
confidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS unemployment rates are
statistically significant. The average magnitude of the current year over-the-month
change in a state unemployment rate that is required for statistical significance at
the 90-percent confidence level is just over 0.2 percentage point; the average amount
of the current over-the-year change in a state rate for significance is about 0.3
point. More details can be found on the website. Measures of nonsampling error are not
available.

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

Additional information

Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as well as nonfarm
employment from the CES program, for 394 metropolitan areas and metropolitan New
England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) are available in the news release, Metropolitan
Area Employment and Unemployment. Estimates of labor force, employment, and unemployment
for approximately 7,500 subnational areas are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/.
Employment data from the CES program for states and metropolitan areas are available
online at www.bls.gov/sae/. Information in this release will be made available to sensory
impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service:
(800) 877-8339.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED   

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Feb.     Dec.     Jan.     Feb.     Feb.     Dec.     Jan.     Feb.     Feb.     Dec.     Jan.     Feb.  
                       2014     2014     2015     2015     2014     2014     2015     2015     2014     2014     2015     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,264.1 28,258.4 28,296.0 28,330.0  1,863.7  1,603.3  1,586.4  1,584.6    6.6      5.7      5.6      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,756.3  7,821.1  7,829.2  7,849.8    485.8    429.5    417.9    413.4    6.3      5.5      5.3      5.3  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,507.7 20,437.3 20,466.8 20,480.2  1,377.8  1,173.8  1,168.5  1,171.2    6.7      5.7      5.7      5.7  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,911.4 57,050.4 57,140.4 57,205.9  3,582.6  3,194.7  3,131.8  3,073.2    6.3      5.6      5.5      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,190.2 30,242.8 30,290.6 30,332.8  1,961.7  1,752.3  1,721.2  1,709.5    6.5      5.8      5.7      5.6  
  East South Central  8,474.3  8,316.8  8,332.5  8,349.2    609.7    529.6    525.4    504.3    7.2      6.4      6.3      6.0  
  West South Central 18,246.9 18,490.8 18,517.2 18,523.9  1,011.2    912.8    885.2    859.4    5.5      4.9      4.8      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,384.5 34,552.3 34,612.1 34,578.4  2,211.7  1,840.0  1,815.4  1,763.0    6.4      5.3      5.2      5.1  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,296.3 23,379.7 23,417.3 23,367.7  1,663.9  1,363.1  1,341.7  1,293.6    7.1      5.8      5.7      5.5  
  West North Central 11,088.2 11,172.6 11,194.8 11,210.7    547.7    476.9    473.7    469.4    4.9      4.3      4.2      4.2  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,360.3 36,745.4 36,821.5 36,862.8  2,611.4  2,350.2  2,309.1  2,255.6    7.2      6.4      6.3      6.1  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,203.7 11,311.8 11,342.5 11,370.3    699.6    604.0    595.5    591.2    6.2      5.3      5.3      5.2  
  Pacific........... 25,156.6 25,433.6 25,478.9 25,492.5  1,911.8  1,746.2  1,713.6  1,664.4    7.6      6.9      6.7      6.5 

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




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

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          January           February          January           February          January           February    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,061.6 28,152.9 28,133.6 28,206.8  2,018.1  1,759.4  2,022.5  1,739.1    7.2      6.2      7.2      6.2  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,696.6  7,771.1  7,697.8  7,814.6    537.1    455.7    522.8    451.7    7.0      5.9      6.8      5.8  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,365.1 20,381.8 20,435.8 20,392.2  1,481.0  1,303.7  1,499.7  1,287.4    7.3      6.4      7.3      6.3  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,403.9 56,851.5 56,628.9 56,937.7  3,679.8  3,270.3  3,687.6  3,109.1    6.5      5.8      6.5      5.5  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,903.9 30,149.1 30,026.7 30,196.4  1,992.4  1,792.0  2,000.9  1,748.9    6.7      5.9      6.7      5.8  
  East South Central  8,403.0  8,295.5  8,439.7  8,325.7    634.2    562.2    654.7    506.1    7.5      6.8      7.8      6.1  
  West South Central 18,097.0 18,406.8 18,162.5 18,415.6  1,053.2    916.1  1,031.9    854.0    5.8      5.0      5.7      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,025.8 34,341.6 34,220.8 34,281.3  2,403.6  2,032.5  2,447.1  1,917.7    7.1      5.9      7.2      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,038.8 23,227.0 23,181.1 23,121.2  1,789.9  1,490.3  1,821.5  1,381.6    7.8      6.4      7.9      6.0  
  West North Central 10,987.0 11,114.6 11,039.7 11,160.1    613.7    542.3    625.6    536.1    5.6      4.9      5.7      4.8  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,150.5 36,703.6 36,310.8 36,787.5  2,771.9  2,435.5  2,755.6  2,329.4    7.7      6.6      7.6      6.3  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,135.4 11,305.4 11,171.0 11,351.7    747.1    634.2    729.5    620.1    6.7      5.6      6.5      5.5  
  Pacific........... 25,015.1 25,398.2 25,139.8 25,435.8  2,024.8  1,801.3  2,026.1  1,709.3    8.1      7.1      8.1      6.7  

   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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                             Feb.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.      Feb.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.    Feb.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.
                             2014      2014      2015     2015p      2014      2014      2015     2015p    2014  2014  2015 2015p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama..................   2,147.8   2,130.7   2,136.0   2,139.8    154.9     129.6     128.4     123.3    7.2   6.1   6.0   5.8
Alaska...................     367.0     365.7     366.6     367.3     25.2      23.5      22.9      23.2    6.9   6.4   6.3   6.3
Arizona..................   3,064.6   3,123.6   3,146.5   3,159.9    216.9     207.5     207.9     206.6    7.1   6.6   6.6   6.5
Arkansas.................   1,293.8   1,312.4   1,321.5   1,326.4     83.8      74.3      74.4      73.5    6.5   5.7   5.6   5.5
California...............  18,710.4  18,913.7  18,937.6  18,943.4  1,492.0   1,347.4   1,317.3   1,275.1    8.0   7.1   7.0   6.7
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1)...   5,000.2   5,051.3   5,058.7   5,063.1    432.8     402.8     398.6     392.5    8.7   8.0   7.9   7.8
Colorado.................   2,797.6   2,824.2   2,828.2   2,831.6    157.9     119.6     118.2     118.9    5.6   4.2   4.2   4.2
Connecticut..............   1,877.6   1,899.4   1,904.5   1,909.8    131.6     119.9     120.2     122.0    7.0   6.3   6.3   6.4
Delaware.................     446.2     455.3     456.3     457.0     26.8      23.6      22.8      21.8    6.0   5.2   5.0   4.8
District of Columbia.....     371.9     384.7     385.3     385.5     29.1      29.6      29.6      30.1    7.8   7.7   7.7   7.8
Florida..................   9,519.0   9,662.5   9,700.2   9,702.0    620.1     553.6     553.9     547.7    6.5   5.7   5.7   5.6
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)..........   1,309.9   1,329.6   1,330.4   1,329.6     95.2      83.3      81.2      78.3    7.3   6.3   6.1   5.9
                                                                                                                               
Georgia..................   4,721.7   4,744.4   4,754.0   4,763.4    345.2     311.0     304.2     300.9    7.3   6.6   6.4   6.3
Hawaii...................     664.4     670.8     673.6     674.9     30.9      27.1      27.5      27.9    4.7   4.0   4.1   4.1
Idaho....................     774.5     776.5     778.5     782.4     38.5      34.1      31.9      30.7    5.0   4.4   4.1   3.9
Illinois.................   6,552.0   6,516.2   6,523.2   6,513.2    520.2     401.8     398.4     391.1    7.9   6.2   6.1   6.0
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,796.6   3,806.7   3,809.5   3,801.3    312.6     233.8     233.8     233.5    8.2   6.1   6.1   6.1
Indiana..................   3,212.4   3,253.6   3,267.7   3,264.4    195.7     192.1     197.0     193.7    6.1   5.9   6.0   5.9
Iowa.....................   1,693.2   1,715.6   1,716.9   1,716.2     74.1      73.6      71.8      70.1    4.4   4.3   4.2   4.1
Kansas...................   1,494.5   1,503.4   1,502.9   1,502.0     69.0      63.0      63.1      63.0    4.6   4.2   4.2   4.2
Kentucky.................   2,017.5   1,973.5   1,981.8   1,987.6    148.0     107.7     108.8     104.1    7.3   5.5   5.5   5.2
Louisiana................   2,114.4   2,200.5   2,203.2   2,202.3    114.5     159.4     153.6     148.3    5.4   7.2   7.0   6.7
Maine....................     703.6     693.7     692.3     690.7     41.6      38.0      36.1      34.4    5.9   5.5   5.2   5.0
                                                                                                                               
Maryland.................   3,100.7   3,104.8   3,111.7   3,118.3    184.9     171.1     171.8     170.2    6.0   5.5   5.5   5.5
Massachusetts............   3,533.5   3,586.6   3,591.1   3,607.7    211.7     191.4     181.7     177.3    6.0   5.3   5.1   4.9
Michigan.................   4,750.6   4,747.8   4,763.0   4,758.3    369.3     305.6     298.6     281.5    7.8   6.4   6.3   5.9
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Dearborn (2).........   2,024.2   2,018.9   2,018.9   2,007.1    187.6     155.0     149.1     137.0    9.3   7.7   7.4   6.8
Minnesota................   2,972.5   2,976.6   2,988.3   3,004.9    132.2     109.8     109.9     111.1    4.4   3.7   3.7   3.7
Mississippi..............   1,238.2   1,220.3   1,226.7   1,234.2     97.3      87.7      87.7      86.2    7.9   7.2   7.1   7.0
Missouri.................   3,038.1   3,082.1   3,096.1   3,108.3    194.5     167.0     169.2     172.1    6.4   5.4   5.5   5.5
Montana..................     516.3     515.9     518.8     521.0     25.4      23.4      23.1      22.3    4.9   4.5   4.4   4.3
Nebraska.................   1,022.6   1,020.9   1,020.9   1,019.1     35.3      31.1      29.9      27.8    3.5   3.1   2.9   2.7
Nevada...................   1,389.3   1,398.8   1,401.6   1,403.6    116.1      98.5      99.4      99.5    8.4   7.0   7.1   7.1
New Hampshire............     742.4     741.3     742.8     744.1     34.0      29.6      29.4      29.3    4.6   4.0   4.0   3.9
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey...............   4,493.3   4,540.5   4,548.1   4,548.1    312.6     284.7     287.3     291.1    7.0   6.3   6.3   6.4
New Mexico...............     918.6     916.7     918.7     923.6     62.0      55.1      54.5      55.6    6.7   6.0   5.9   6.0
New York.................   9,602.6   9,532.0   9,553.7   9,574.0    647.0     554.9     553.9     554.2    6.7   5.8   5.8   5.8
  New York City..........   4,117.9   4,131.8   4,148.5   4,164.8    325.2     268.7     270.3     275.5    7.9   6.5   6.5   6.6
North Carolina...........   4,636.2   4,625.3   4,646.7   4,677.1    301.4     250.0     248.2     248.0    6.5   5.4   5.3   5.3
North Dakota.............     411.0     421.8     422.3     421.9     11.3      11.7      11.9      12.4    2.7   2.8   2.8   2.9
Ohio.....................   5,725.2   5,725.8   5,745.2   5,751.0    356.6     292.4     292.5     290.5    6.2   5.1   5.1   5.1
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,046.1   1,047.5   1,050.0   1,052.6     70.1      58.9      58.2      58.4    6.7   5.6   5.5   5.6
Oklahoma.................   1,789.4   1,782.2   1,794.9   1,812.3     87.6      69.9      69.4      70.0    4.9   3.9   3.9   3.9
Oregon...................   1,920.9   1,963.2   1,964.5   1,961.5    137.0     131.2     123.7     114.0    7.1   6.7   6.3   5.8
Pennsylvania.............   6,385.4   6,351.8   6,365.1   6,372.3    397.8     319.3     323.2     328.8    6.2   5.0   5.1   5.2
Rhode Island.............     555.1     548.8     549.0     549.6     46.7      37.2      35.9      34.8    8.4   6.8   6.5   6.3
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina...........   2,170.3   2,216.3   2,226.7   2,238.6    133.3     147.1     146.9     148.4    6.1   6.6   6.6   6.6
South Dakota.............     447.3     448.8     449.2     450.3     15.6      15.0      15.1      15.3    3.5   3.3   3.4   3.4
Tennessee................   3,007.0   2,982.6   3,011.5   3,038.7    195.5     196.4     201.5     199.7    6.5   6.6   6.7   6.6
Texas....................  13,032.5  13,171.8  13,185.9  13,185.5    704.5     601.8     585.1     565.8    5.4   4.6   4.4   4.3
Utah.....................   1,421.9   1,442.2   1,446.1   1,451.6     54.6      51.3      49.8      49.4    3.8   3.6   3.4   3.4
Vermont..................     349.1     348.8     348.7     348.4     14.1      14.5      14.2      13.7    4.0   4.1   4.1   3.9
Virginia.................   4,244.6   4,233.9   4,243.9   4,252.3    225.0     202.8     199.1     199.8    5.3   4.8   4.7   4.7
Washington...............   3,464.2   3,522.8   3,535.2   3,545.9    220.1     223.3     224.4     222.3    6.4   6.3   6.3   6.3
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)..........   1,547.6   1,564.1   1,566.3   1,572.6     76.7      71.4      72.2      74.0    5.0   4.6   4.6   4.7
West Virginia............     794.6     776.5     774.5     773.4     54.2      45.7      45.6      47.2    6.8   5.9   5.9   6.1
Wisconsin................   3,087.3   3,113.1   3,120.8   3,118.6    178.4     161.8     156.4     149.2    5.8   5.2   5.0   4.8
Wyoming..................     306.8     306.2     305.9     305.8     13.1      12.9      12.3      12.1    4.3   4.2   4.0   4.0
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico..............   1,163.4   1,138.7   1,136.3   1,136.7    169.9     156.1     140.9     131.9   14.6  13.7  12.4  11.6

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated February 28,
2013, and are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to
revision the following month.




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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                January             February            January             February         January       February  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                             2014      2015      2014     2015p      2014      2015      2014     2015p    2014   2015   2014   2015p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama..................   2,148.6   2,106.0   2,159.6   2,111.6    162.6     132.2     170.8     121.9    7.6    6.3    7.9    5.8 
Alaska...................     362.5     362.3     363.2     362.6     27.9      25.7      28.5      27.7    7.7    7.1    7.9    7.6 
Arizona..................   3,052.2   3,143.0   3,062.9   3,143.6    222.4     207.2     216.5     194.6    7.3    6.6    7.1    6.2 
Arkansas.................   1,273.1   1,309.8   1,286.9   1,319.4     94.6      85.0      92.4      78.7    7.4    6.5    7.2    6.0 
California...............  18,646.8  18,890.4  18,738.4  18,910.2  1,575.9   1,372.5   1,564.0   1,291.5    8.5    7.3    8.3    6.8 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1)...   4,980.2   5,049.1   5,008.2   5,061.7    445.8     412.6     434.9     389.2    9.0    8.2    8.7    7.7 
Colorado.................   2,780.6   2,810.6   2,795.1   2,822.8    178.7     131.3     176.7     133.7    6.4    4.7    6.3    4.7 
Connecticut..............   1,858.1   1,887.9   1,857.1   1,895.9    140.4     127.5     139.0     131.2    7.6    6.8    7.5    6.9 
Delaware.................     444.0     455.2     443.7     454.0     29.1      24.8      28.9      23.2    6.6    5.4    6.5    5.1 
District of Columbia.....     370.7     384.5     373.0     387.2     29.9      30.9      30.2      31.5    8.1    8.0    8.1    8.1 
Florida..................   9,479.9   9,634.1   9,546.9   9,592.0    629.4     560.2     629.8     528.1    6.6    5.8    6.6    5.5 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)..........   1,312.2   1,338.6   1,314.3   1,329.4     90.6      78.6      93.4      72.4    6.9    5.9    7.1    5.4 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia..................   4,722.0   4,744.2   4,737.3   4,750.5    352.1     308.8     355.0     303.4    7.5    6.5    7.5    6.4 
Hawaii...................     664.0     676.4     662.7     672.7     31.4      29.0      30.3      27.9    4.7    4.3    4.6    4.1 
Idaho....................     768.3     773.4     770.1     781.6     47.4      37.2      45.1      36.5    6.2    4.8    5.9    4.7 
Illinois.................   6,489.7   6,458.0   6,522.0   6,434.4    572.9     443.8     577.0     418.3    8.8    6.9    8.8    6.5 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,763.0   3,777.5   3,788.4   3,768.6    329.7     258.5     333.3     249.7    8.8    6.8    8.8    6.6 
Indiana..................   3,166.5   3,253.7   3,187.8   3,221.2    207.6     218.1     221.1     197.7    6.6    6.7    6.9    6.1 
Iowa.....................   1,682.3   1,702.9   1,691.2   1,709.0     90.7      83.7      88.1      78.9    5.4    4.9    5.2    4.6 
Kansas...................   1,486.6   1,488.4   1,493.3   1,493.1     77.1      68.8      77.3      66.6    5.2    4.6    5.2    4.5 
Kentucky.................   2,012.9   1,960.7   2,020.6   1,963.5    161.0     119.6     169.1     108.2    8.0    6.1    8.4    5.5 
Louisiana................   2,080.0   2,173.2   2,085.7   2,164.9    121.7     151.4     110.2     134.8    5.9    7.0    5.3    6.2 
Maine....................     695.3     682.1     694.0     679.6     48.9      40.0      48.9      40.8    7.0    5.9    7.0    6.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland.................   3,088.1   3,099.6   3,086.0   3,102.7    196.2     182.3     195.5     173.7    6.4    5.9    6.3    5.6 
Massachusetts............   3,503.6   3,564.7   3,509.0   3,603.0    240.3     198.1     231.1     193.9    6.9    5.6    6.6    5.4 
Michigan.................   4,679.5   4,722.8   4,731.4   4,697.9    393.8     313.5     408.3     274.1    8.4    6.6    8.6    5.8 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Dearborn (2).........   1,998.3   1,998.8   2,015.3   1,973.1    185.6     147.3     191.0     124.9    9.3    7.4    9.5    6.3 
Minnesota................   2,950.8   2,980.0   2,955.4   2,996.7    160.4     136.0     157.6     132.7    5.4    4.6    5.3    4.4 
Mississippi..............   1,240.9   1,221.1   1,244.5   1,228.0    107.2      95.9     106.2      83.8    8.6    7.9    8.5    6.8 
Missouri.................   3,011.3   3,072.1   3,033.3   3,083.6    212.4     188.0     230.4     195.3    7.1    6.1    7.6    6.3 
Montana..................     510.5     518.4     511.7     518.2     31.2      27.6      29.7      25.4    6.1    5.3    5.8    4.9 
Nebraska.................   1,012.8   1,012.1   1,017.5   1,012.9     41.0      33.2      39.8      28.9    4.0    3.3    3.9    2.9 
Nevada...................   1,384.7   1,395.8   1,391.3   1,402.8    123.2     105.4     119.6     101.2    8.9    7.6    8.6    7.2 
New Hampshire............     739.0     741.1     738.9     742.5     38.3      33.7      37.9      33.4    5.2    4.5    5.1    4.5 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey...............   4,459.5   4,519.8   4,488.0   4,524.7    336.8     315.7     343.8     315.4    7.6    7.0    7.7    7.0 
New Mexico...............     915.6     918.9     916.2     928.3     65.0      57.3      63.3      58.7    7.1    6.2    6.9    6.3 
New York.................   9,552.7   9,520.1   9,597.7   9,535.2    706.4     615.4     721.1     612.3    7.4    6.5    7.5    6.4 
  New York City..........   4,102.4   4,148.6   4,144.3   4,174.0    339.7     291.0     350.3     299.3    8.3    7.0    8.5    7.2 
North Carolina...........   4,622.6   4,636.4   4,633.5   4,676.7    317.6     271.5     319.6     264.7    6.9    5.9    6.9    5.7 
North Dakota.............     403.7     416.3     406.1     416.6     14.0      15.0      14.1      15.5    3.5    3.6    3.5    3.7 
Ohio.....................   5,652.1   5,699.6   5,668.6   5,679.2    418.3     346.4     404.8     320.1    7.4    6.1    7.1    5.6 
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,037.6   1,045.5   1,043.2   1,051.9     75.8      63.1      79.7      67.8    7.3    6.0    7.6    6.4 
Oklahoma.................   1,778.6   1,797.2   1,776.9   1,817.3     95.3      76.8      93.6      75.0    5.4    4.3    5.3    4.1 
Oregon...................   1,899.9   1,942.7   1,910.8   1,940.4    149.3     127.9     153.8     119.5    7.9    6.6    8.1    6.2 
Pennsylvania.............   6,352.8   6,341.9   6,350.2   6,332.4    437.8     372.6     434.9     359.8    6.9    5.9    6.8    5.7 
Rhode Island.............     552.8     548.9     551.5     547.4     52.8      40.6      50.4      38.1    9.6    7.4    9.1    7.0 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina...........   2,149.9   2,209.9   2,156.4   2,226.3    139.9     151.9     138.5     151.4    6.5    6.9    6.4    6.8 
South Dakota.............     439.6     442.7     442.9     448.1     18.2      17.6      18.2      18.2    4.1    4.0    4.1    4.1 
Tennessee................   3,000.6   3,007.7   3,015.1   3,022.5    203.4     214.4     208.7     192.2    6.8    7.1    6.9    6.4 
Texas....................  12,965.4  13,126.7  13,013.1  13,114.0    741.6     602.9     735.7     565.5    5.7    4.6    5.7    4.3 
Utah.....................   1,418.7   1,441.4   1,419.5   1,450.7     63.1      53.7      63.7      56.0    4.5    3.7    4.5    3.9 
Vermont..................     347.8     346.4     347.3     346.1     16.4      15.8      15.4      14.2    4.7    4.6    4.4    4.1 
Virginia.................   4,236.8   4,223.2   4,253.8   4,237.1    238.4     208.6     239.4     214.2    5.6    4.9    5.6    5.1 
Washington...............   3,441.8   3,526.4   3,464.7   3,549.9    240.3     246.1     249.4     242.6    7.0    7.0    7.2    6.8 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)..........   1,530.6   1,554.7   1,552.3   1,587.9     76.6      76.0      79.9      79.0    5.0    4.9    5.1    5.0 
West Virginia............     790.0     762.1     796.0     770.0     59.9      53.1      64.1      58.7    7.6    7.0    8.1    7.6 
Wisconsin................   3,051.1   3,093.0   3,071.2   3,088.5    197.3     168.4     210.4     171.4    6.5    5.4    6.8    5.5 
Wyoming..................     304.9     304.0     304.2     303.8     16.1      14.4      15.0      13.9    5.3    4.8    4.9    4.6 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico..............   1,178.3   1,146.2   1,164.6   1,143.6    169.6     124.4     169.3     129.7   14.4   10.8   14.5   11.3 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current
Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013, and
are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the
following month.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total(1) Construction Manufacturing
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)

Alabama(2)

1,909.3 1,942.8 1,945.7 1,944.5 79.9 81.0 80.7 81.5 - - - -

Alaska

337.0 340.6 341.4 340.3 17.5 18.1 18.3 17.6 14.6 14.5 14.6 13.6

Arizona

2,552.3 2,607.3 2,611.9 2,624.2 128.0 126.7 129.6 128.8 157.0 156.1 156.6 157.0

Arkansas

1,181.9 1,204.6 1,206.1 1,211.3 45.4 47.4 49.0 49.5 153.2 157.4 155.5 153.7

California

15,472.8 15,860.7 15,919.8 15,949.2 664.9 686.5 697.1 708.3 1,268.7 1,271.7 1,266.8 1,271.0


Colorado

2,431.2 2,492.8 2,498.4 2,510.6 137.9 148.2 150.9 154.8 134.6 138.4 138.4 139.9

Connecticut

1,656.1 1,678.1 1,685.6 1,681.9 54.1 54.9 55.8 55.0 160.8 159.7 159.0 159.2

Delaware(3)

434.5 442.8 443.0 443.2 20.0 20.1 19.9 20.0 25.5 25.7 25.8 26.0

District of Columbia(2)(3)

750.7 761.4 759.7 764.1 14.1 14.5 14.5 14.3 - - - -

Florida

7,723.6 7,965.7 7,970.5 7,990.2 386.6 409.9 413.7 416.2 328.7 331.8 330.2 331.5


Georgia

4,088.4 4,226.5 4,220.4 4,245.8 153.1 158.2 156.3 159.1 362.4 370.4 373.3 372.5

Hawaii(3)

622.9 626.0 631.3 630.1 31.4 30.9 32.0 31.8 13.6 13.4 13.7 13.7

Idaho

650.5 659.1 668.8 672.1 35.0 37.4 39.2 40.0 60.2 59.5 60.6 60.7

Illinois

5,836.2 5,907.0 5,902.2 5,916.0 196.5 209.9 207.7 209.6 579.0 581.0 579.3 578.5

Indiana

2,962.3 3,012.1 3,016.1 3,020.3 122.2 122.9 120.2 120.7 501.9 514.6 515.7 516.3


Iowa

1,539.9 1,559.1 1,562.1 1,561.7 70.7 77.5 77.0 77.4 217.2 216.7 216.7 217.9

Kansas

1,386.1 1,401.9 1,397.8 1,407.3 59.9 60.7 61.0 62.5 163.5 162.5 159.1 162.1

Kentucky

1,841.3 1,880.0 1,882.9 1,884.3 70.6 74.3 75.1 76.3 231.9 237.5 240.2 236.1

Louisiana

1,967.9 1,996.6 1,989.0 1,988.3 134.9 141.7 138.0 137.3 147.0 148.7 150.2 149.6

Maine

603.5 604.7 601.7 603.8 26.0 26.0 25.3 25.7 50.0 50.7 49.9 49.7


Maryland(3)

2,601.7 2,641.3 2,641.6 2,647.7 147.9 153.5 153.1 151.6 103.9 103.0 102.6 102.9

Massachusetts

3,389.5 3,445.9 3,446.8 3,447.6 125.5 128.3 130.1 129.2 250.7 248.6 249.2 249.2

Michigan

4,158.0 4,217.6 4,240.6 4,247.9 139.2 144.6 151.1 151.0 572.9 584.9 589.7 593.1

Minnesota

2,796.3 2,831.4 2,826.5 2,838.3 104.7 105.8 104.4 106.0 310.4 315.8 314.9 314.3

Mississippi

1,116.8 1,124.5 1,123.0 1,126.5 50.7 45.9 44.9 46.3 139.6 139.4 139.4 140.7


Missouri

2,723.8 2,744.6 2,755.8 2,764.2 109.6 110.7 111.2 113.9 254.5 260.8 259.2 259.6

Montana

453.9 454.7 455.0 457.0 24.5 25.6 25.3 25.4 18.8 19.0 18.8 18.7

Nebraska(3)

991.1 996.8 1,002.3 1,002.2 46.3 46.8 46.2 46.4 97.5 96.5 97.3 97.1

Nevada

1,198.6 1,230.5 1,236.0 1,235.5 60.9 64.2 65.4 64.1 41.5 42.2 41.9 42.0

New Hampshire

646.4 653.0 650.9 651.7 23.2 24.0 24.4 23.9 66.5 67.1 67.2 66.6


New Jersey

3,939.7 3,982.3 3,987.9 3,994.1 137.7 144.3 150.1 152.2 242.9 242.0 243.2 242.6

New Mexico

816.2 827.4 828.7 832.7 42.5 43.1 43.8 43.3 28.5 28.4 28.4 29.0

New York

9,028.0 9,156.3 9,168.2 9,188.4 330.2 346.9 345.4 341.6 454.6 450.9 450.0 449.7

North Carolina

4,086.9 4,203.1 4,204.7 4,221.5 176.0 184.4 187.6 191.5 445.3 455.2 458.4 458.3

North Dakota

453.2 469.2 470.5 471.2 32.7 36.8 36.4 37.5 25.8 26.4 26.3 26.6


Ohio

5,302.8 5,369.9 5,383.9 5,387.2 190.8 193.5 192.6 195.5 669.3 677.2 681.4 682.9

Oklahoma(2)

1,647.9 1,668.3 1,670.4 1,670.6 76.1 77.5 77.7 78.8 - - - -

Oregon

1,698.2 1,745.4 1,752.7 1,755.1 78.6 79.8 81.0 81.9 177.3 182.0 184.4 184.8

Pennsylvania

5,756.1 5,825.5 5,815.9 5,829.2 225.4 232.1 233.7 231.2 566.6 570.8 569.4 569.4

Rhode Island

475.1 479.3 481.7 479.0 16.3 16.6 16.9 16.5 40.6 41.4 41.5 41.7


South Carolina

1,925.3 1,975.2 1,977.7 1,988.1 81.6 83.7 83.4 85.9 227.0 233.3 231.6 232.7

South Dakota(3)

422.4 424.7 425.0 427.8 22.1 22.5 22.9 23.5 41.7 43.2 43.6 43.6

Tennessee(3)

2,788.7 2,850.9 2,849.9 2,849.1 109.3 115.5 114.8 116.3 323.2 330.6 331.8 332.1

Texas

11,412.4 11,749.5 11,762.6 11,769.7 634.1 677.9 677.1 678.7 879.8 891.2 893.0 883.5

Utah

1,314.1 1,353.6 1,359.8 1,369.3 76.8 81.2 83.3 85.1 120.3 121.3 122.3 123.3


Vermont

308.3 311.7 313.3 312.7 14.6 14.6 15.4 15.2 31.4 31.0 30.6 30.7

Virginia

3,755.0 3,797.3 3,786.2 3,797.8 176.7 178.4 179.7 180.0 231.0 232.9 233.7 232.7

Washington

3,043.7 3,122.6 3,139.2 3,138.6 155.0 167.7 172.4 173.0 287.8 291.0 291.3 293.7

West Virginia

760.0 763.1 764.7 762.3 32.9 32.3 32.4 32.2 47.9 47.5 48.2 48.0

Wisconsin

2,832.0 2,872.0 2,877.0 2,891.9 101.2 107.7 110.0 108.7 461.0 469.1 472.3 472.6

Wyoming

291.4 295.0 295.8 295.8 23.2 23.8 23.3 23.6 9.7 9.9 10.0 9.8


Puerto Rico(3)

916.5 908.2 905.8 903.6 27.8 28.5 26.3 25.3 75.5 74.9 73.8 73.7

Virgin Islands(2)

37.7 38.1 38.0 37.7 - - - - - - - -

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

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

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Trade, transportation, and utilities Financial activities Professional and business services
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)

Alabama

371.2 378.6 374.3 374.7 94.6 94.7 96.3 96.2 219.2 225.3 230.3 225.6

Alaska

64.4 66.3 66.5 66.5 12.2 12.5 12.1 12.3 29.7 29.4 29.6 29.3

Arizona

489.8 501.6 497.4 500.8 188.1 190.5 190.4 191.9 375.7 391.8 395.4 395.7

Arkansas

242.7 248.9 249.3 249.9 49.7 49.5 49.9 50.6 133.3 134.9 136.0 138.1

California

2,839.4 2,914.3 2,915.6 2,918.4 780.3 793.0 796.9 798.1 2,391.2 2,493.4 2,496.3 2,505.5


Colorado

428.1 436.1 436.4 437.3 152.4 154.7 154.4 155.1 380.7 390.7 388.6 389.4

Connecticut

299.6 304.1 301.8 303.1 128.7 128.3 129.9 129.7 209.8 214.7 216.9 215.4

Delaware

79.0 80.4 80.2 80.2 44.5 46.3 46.5 46.4 58.4 61.4 61.6 61.0

District of Columbia

29.9 32.3 32.0 31.4 29.9 30.4 30.7 30.7 155.9 160.1 161.1 162.9

Florida

1,603.9 1,654.9 1,650.5 1,657.8 517.1 533.5 531.7 533.0 1,142.8 1,193.2 1,194.0 1,191.7


Georgia

858.6 891.7 889.4 895.6 230.4 234.6 236.9 236.7 601.3 631.8 627.1 630.7

Hawaii

116.7 118.0 119.9 119.5 27.4 27.6 27.6 27.4 81.7 83.7 84.7 83.7

Idaho

130.8 132.8 132.7 135.2 32.5 33.4 33.9 33.9 80.3 78.9 82.2 80.5

Illinois

1,165.5 1,176.9 1,177.3 1,183.1 369.4 368.5 367.4 368.6 906.0 924.2 921.8 927.3

Indiana

572.5 581.5 587.2 586.2 127.7 130.9 131.1 130.6 317.4 328.2 327.7 325.7


Iowa

312.0 315.2 316.7 315.2 104.0 104.6 104.2 105.0 135.0 137.1 138.5 137.9

Kansas

261.8 264.8 267.2 266.5 79.3 79.3 80.8 80.8 167.7 172.2 169.8 172.8

Kentucky

373.7 381.3 382.1 383.2 89.1 90.3 90.2 91.1 205.8 216.7 214.8 216.8

Louisiana

385.8 394.1 393.8 394.0 91.3 92.8 93.9 93.8 211.7 213.7 209.1 209.1

Maine

118.9 119.2 117.7 118.6 30.2 30.4 30.6 30.5 62.9 63.5 63.6 65.0


Maryland

452.4 457.4 458.5 459.2 144.3 144.2 144.3 144.4 420.0 427.0 427.0 430.0

Massachusetts

559.8 566.1 566.3 563.1 207.1 208.9 210.5 210.7 511.5 523.3 523.9 526.5

Michigan

754.1 761.1 762.5 763.4 204.1 206.1 206.7 205.3 609.4 633.4 639.4 642.0

Minnesota

514.1 520.9 514.2 519.8 177.8 179.0 178.7 178.4 351.2 357.7 362.8 363.0

Mississippi

219.1 221.8 222.8 223.2 43.5 44.3 44.2 43.9 99.3 102.9 102.6 101.0


Missouri

520.7 524.1 524.8 527.2 164.0 164.5 165.2 166.8 349.7 356.9 357.6 355.5

Montana

92.6 93.8 94.6 94.6 24.8 25.7 25.9 26.5 39.5 39.8 40.2 40.8

Nebraska

203.4 203.0 203.4 203.0 72.2 73.1 73.2 73.2 113.2 112.6 114.2 114.8

Nevada

227.2 232.5 234.8 236.9 57.0 57.1 56.3 56.3 153.4 159.0 159.6 159.7

New Hampshire

136.7 138.9 136.6 138.5 35.7 36.0 36.1 36.4 72.9 73.5 74.2 73.6


New Jersey

830.1 844.5 848.5 852.2 247.0 246.6 246.7 244.7 634.3 637.4 629.2 628.2

New Mexico

137.9 139.1 139.1 140.5 33.3 33.5 33.7 33.1 98.7 100.3 100.0 102.5

New York

1,545.8 1,566.9 1,567.0 1,572.8 688.7 691.0 695.1 698.2 1,216.1 1,242.5 1,246.5 1,251.7

North Carolina

766.1 790.2 778.1 785.4 209.1 213.9 213.7 214.3 554.2 587.8 590.4 590.6

North Dakota

104.8 107.1 108.0 108.1 23.8 24.2 24.5 24.5 35.0 36.3 36.3 35.6


Ohio

988.7 997.8 1,005.4 1,007.6 286.7 289.9 291.1 289.8 703.7 716.6 716.4 710.0

Oklahoma

300.5 303.9 302.6 304.2 79.3 79.7 79.8 80.6 183.2 191.1 193.9 192.4

Oregon

322.0 330.3 331.3 329.6 91.3 92.8 93.2 92.9 215.0 223.8 227.6 226.8

Pennsylvania

1,100.1 1,123.0 1,118.5 1,121.5 315.2 313.7 316.2 316.0 752.7 762.4 763.3 766.6

Rhode Island

74.7 75.4 75.8 75.2 32.2 32.5 32.6 32.4 59.9 60.6 60.6 60.5


South Carolina

368.1 379.6 381.2 380.5 96.2 96.7 97.2 96.7 248.4 261.3 260.1 261.8

South Dakota

85.3 85.9 86.5 86.9 29.8 29.5 29.5 29.2 30.2 29.9 30.2 30.0

Tennessee

586.4 598.6 598.8 602.0 140.2 142.2 142.3 142.2 363.1 381.2 378.0 373.9

Texas

2,285.1 2,348.1 2,358.0 2,374.3 692.8 713.2 713.7 713.9 1,515.6 1,576.1 1,580.9 1,576.9

Utah

250.2 261.0 261.0 263.1 74.1 76.9 76.7 76.5 182.7 189.9 192.4 192.7


Vermont

55.4 56.2 56.2 55.9 12.0 12.3 12.4 12.3 26.5 26.8 26.7 26.8

Virginia

639.8 654.6 643.8 646.4 193.1 193.6 192.6 194.8 674.0 676.5 674.3 678.0

Washington

563.0 579.5 581.6 581.2 152.2 156.5 157.6 157.0 366.4 379.7 381.7 380.9

West Virginia

135.0 135.9 136.3 136.7 31.0 30.9 30.7 30.4 65.1 68.3 68.7 68.5

Wisconsin

522.5 528.3 526.1 530.4 149.2 153.9 153.6 154.1 306.6 307.5 307.8 311.2

Wyoming

54.6 55.5 56.1 56.2 11.1 11.3 11.5 11.6 18.4 19.1 19.4 19.5


Puerto Rico

176.9 175.2 176.5 176.1 43.6 42.3 42.6 42.6 113.0 112.1 111.9 112.3

Virgin Islands(1)

8.3 8.1 8.0 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 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Government
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)

Alabama

222.1 227.1 227.0 227.8 181.9 188.2 190.1 190.8 376.6 379.5 379.6 379.1

Alaska

46.9 47.2 47.1 47.1 34.0 34.8 34.7 34.7 82.1 82.0 82.3 83.2

Arizona

376.9 389.9 391.1 391.9 284.0 292.6 294.7 295.4 410.1 411.1 407.1 412.1

Arkansas

171.6 173.5 173.9 174.2 106.5 113.1 112.1 115.2 213.2 213.2 213.1 213.3

California

2,383.8 2,443.9 2,456.0 2,458.1 1,734.8 1,784.5 1,796.9 1,809.5 2,391.9 2,431.7 2,438.9 2,430.5

Colorado

293.8 304.4 307.9 308.7 296.1 306.1 309.3 309.4 405.8 409.1 406.5 410.5

Connecticut

321.1 328.7 331.5 329.7 149.9 155.0 156.8 155.9 237.1 237.7 238.6 238.4

Delaware

71.8 73.2 73.2 73.5 46.4 47.6 48.0 47.9 65.5 65.3 64.9 65.3

District of Columbia

127.5 129.7 126.3 128.0 69.2 70.0 69.1 70.6 236.2 236.3 236.7 236.9

Florida

1,143.3 1,181.3 1,183.6 1,189.5 1,066.0 1,109.3 1,115.4 1,112.4 1,073.5 1,079.3 1,078.4 1,083.2

Georgia

515.7 533.0 533.0 537.2 420.2 444.6 443.8 450.1 679.5 687.5 687.9 690.2

Hawaii

78.6 79.5 79.8 79.8 113.1 113.5 114.7 114.7 125.3 124.8 124.4 124.6

Idaho

93.3 93.9 96.3 96.1 65.4 67.0 67.3 68.9 117.5 120.2 120.2 120.5

Illinois

882.1 894.1 898.0 896.6 553.7 559.7 561.7 564.7 824.4 831.2 828.5 826.9

Indiana

436.4 441.5 443.5 446.0 290.6 295.0 294.3 296.5 426.4 429.2 426.2 428.7

Iowa

221.7 223.7 222.4 223.4 137.9 139.7 140.5 140.6 254.5 257.7 259.6 257.9

Kansas

188.2 191.5 190.4 190.5 121.8 124.8 126.0 127.8 256.7 257.7 256.4 256.9

Kentucky

261.0 264.2 264.5 266.1 181.1 185.4 187.4 187.7 321.7 324.6 323.5 322.2

Louisiana

296.7 301.5 303.9 302.0 218.3 225.0 223.9 225.0 331.8 327.1 325.9 326.1

Maine

122.1 123.0 122.4 122.5 63.1 61.4 62.0 62.2 99.5 99.7 99.3 99.0

Maryland

423.2 434.5 435.2 435.3 257.8 265.5 262.9 262.7 502.5 506.7 507.6 510.6

Massachusetts

728.9 744.2 744.1 745.2 339.0 346.6 341.7 341.2 448.2 456.6 458.4 460.0

Michigan

643.0 649.1 652.1 651.2 403.7 406.9 411.8 411.5 595.8 595.2 591.3 593.3

Minnesota

495.2 501.6 503.3 504.4 253.0 256.7 256.3 260.5 417.9 418.6 419.0 419.4

Mississippi

133.9 136.6 135.3 136.0 125.4 126.7 126.5 128.2 244.4 245.5 245.7 245.6

Missouri

434.4 434.4 436.0 440.1 284.5 287.3 291.0 291.2 432.2 431.5 434.0 432.8

Montana

69.9 69.8 69.1 69.4 60.5 60.1 59.5 60.0 90.0 87.6 88.2 88.3

Nebraska

147.4 150.3 151.0 150.5 87.8 88.7 89.7 90.3 169.7 171.7 171.6 171.5

Nevada

114.5 118.6 119.2 119.8 330.6 342.2 344.1 344.0 151.8 152.5 152.7 150.1

New Hampshire

115.1 117.1 117.0 117.1 67.0 67.3 66.7 66.5 90.4 90.3 89.6 89.7


New Jersey

629.5 640.5 641.3 641.1 356.3 358.2 360.0 362.6 618.6 622.5 623.0 622.4

New Mexico

125.8 131.3 131.6 130.6 89.9 90.5 90.9 92.4 192.2 191.6 191.6 192.0

New York

1,831.7 1,871.6 1,883.2 1,882.1 862.9 879.7 872.6 881.7 1,434.0 1,439.3 1,433.2 1,437.0

North Carolina

561.3 572.4 572.3 579.7 436.4 451.4 457.4 456.7 714.2 715.8 713.7 711.7

North Dakota

59.3 59.7 59.4 59.6 40.0 41.7 41.9 42.0 80.2 80.6 80.9 80.7

Ohio

886.2 890.2 898.5 895.4 522.9 547.1 549.1 552.3 758.8 760.2 750.5 756.6

Oklahoma

227.7 230.0 230.0 230.9 155.0 155.0 155.2 156.0 348.3 348.0 348.0 349.2

Oregon

245.3 253.8 253.0 255.7 179.9 184.5 185.0 187.1 291.0 297.6 297.5 297.8

Pennsylvania

1,170.9 1,190.6 1,183.7 1,189.7 536.1 546.2 545.9 549.4 713.9 708.4 706.9 704.5

Rhode Island

104.8 104.9 105.3 104.5 54.7 55.6 56.2 55.8 60.1 60.1 60.1 59.8

South Carolina

222.8 227.8 229.3 230.1 226.0 230.3 233.4 237.4 354.2 360.0 358.6 360.0

South Dakota

68.3 68.6 68.7 69.6 45.5 45.0 44.5 45.4 77.7 78.0 77.4 77.6

Tennessee

399.8 406.3 407.5 407.1 291.5 300.2 299.9 298.3 425.5 426.9 427.6 427.7

Texas

1,510.4 1,553.1 1,554.7 1,554.7 1,168.3 1,212.5 1,214.1 1,223.8 1,819.7 1,841.3 1,836.9 1,834.3

Utah

173.2 177.0 178.1 179.4 126.5 132.1 131.7 133.9 228.0 230.1 230.0 230.7

Vermont

61.9 62.9 63.2 63.2 35.1 36.2 36.7 36.2 55.6 56.0 56.4 56.4

Virginia

493.4 499.3 503.6 503.3 367.8 377.3 375.4 377.5 704.0 708.2 706.4 707.4

Washington

450.2 460.2 459.9 459.0 295.6 297.5 302.5 303.8 546.3 557.0 558.1 557.7

West Virginia

126.3 126.5 127.9 127.6 74.2 72.7 72.5 71.9 151.8 153.8 152.6 152.6

Wisconsin

429.4 433.1 432.4 434.7 263.5 267.9 269.0 272.7 408.9 412.3 412.8 414.1

Wyoming

26.9 27.2 27.4 27.6 35.2 36.0 36.6 37.0 71.5 71.3 71.5 71.3

Puerto Rico

122.6 125.3 126.8 125.0 79.6 80.4 80.2 81.2 238.7 231.6 230.3 230.2

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 10.8 10.9 10.9 10.7

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

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


ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total Mining and logging Construction
January February January February January February
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

1,885.4 1,923.3 1,893.0 1,930.9 11.8 11.2 11.6 11.0 76.2 77.2 77.4 79.0

Alaska

318.2 323.0 322.4 326.7 16.8 17.2 17.0 17.3 14.0 15.1 14.3 14.8

Arizona

2,536.5 2,600.5 2,558.6 2,630.1 13.0 12.9 13.0 12.8 123.7 126.1 124.8 126.2

Arkansas

1,160.9 1,189.9 1,171.3 1,200.0 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.5 43.9 46.5 43.2 47.0

California

15,280.1 15,760.2 15,377.5 15,866.8 30.1 29.9 30.2 29.6 637.9 678.1 645.2 687.0


Colorado

2,391.2 2,465.8 2,406.6 2,490.1 31.8 35.5 32.1 35.5 130.0 142.0 130.0 145.7

Connecticut

1,631.2 1,658.0 1,629.1 1,654.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 48.9 50.8 48.4 48.9

Delaware(1)

424.7 433.3 424.0 433.7 - - - - 18.9 19.1 18.7 18.8

District of Columbia(1)

739.2 752.9 743.9 759.8 - - - - 13.8 13.9 13.7 13.9

Florida

7,663.4 7,939.5 7,735.1 8,015.0 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 373.7 405.5 379.4 409.0


Georgia

4,041.4 4,181.8 4,051.8 4,208.8 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.9 147.4 152.5 149.1 155.6

Hawaii(1)

618.9 624.7 623.6 629.4 - - - - 30.6 31.2 30.9 31.4

Idaho

631.2 649.7 638.3 656.3 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.4 31.7 34.9 31.4 35.1

Illinois

5,711.1 5,784.5 5,732.1 5,809.4 9.4 9.6 9.2 9.5 168.8 180.6 168.4 182.2

Indiana

2,885.8 2,956.5 2,913.6 2,972.7 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.7 108.2 107.7 107.4 106.2


Iowa

1,503.9 1,528.0 1,512.6 1,537.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 59.9 66.0 59.5 66.3

Kansas

1,359.6 1,377.1 1,371.1 1,391.7 10.4 10.1 10.3 10.0 55.3 56.2 54.6 57.1

Kentucky

1,811.3 1,850.7 1,809.5 1,852.2 16.2 15.6 16.1 15.4 64.1 69.5 64.1 69.3

Louisiana

1,946.2 1,970.5 1,957.0 1,980.5 53.9 51.4 53.7 50.4 129.7 133.7 132.8 136.0

Maine

580.3 581.7 581.8 584.2 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.5 22.7 22.5 22.5 22.3


Maryland(1)

2,543.4 2,582.7 2,556.5 2,606.3 - - - - 142.3 148.2 140.8 146.4

Massachusetts

3,306.4 3,371.6 3,325.1 3,380.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 114.8 116.4 112.3 113.5

Michigan

4,065.0 4,154.3 4,098.8 4,181.6 7.8 8.0 7.9 8.0 122.8 131.9 122.2 130.6

Minnesota

2,733.3 2,772.3 2,742.6 2,787.8 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.8 87.9 88.1 86.7 86.6

Mississippi

1,107.4 1,114.5 1,110.9 1,120.3 9.1 8.8 8.9 8.7 48.8 43.9 48.6 44.9


Missouri

2,659.5 2,701.5 2,679.8 2,718.9 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.8 100.7 102.2 99.1 103.0

Montana

438.9 440.5 442.6 443.8 8.9 8.9 8.8 8.7 20.8 21.0 20.5 20.9

Nebraska(1)

971.1 983.5 975.6 986.4 - - - - 41.5 41.8 41.1 41.9

Nevada

1,180.4 1,220.5 1,186.7 1,227.1 14.4 14.0 14.1 13.8 58.1 62.6 58.6 62.8

New Hampshire

632.5 641.5 636.1 641.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 20.8 22.0 20.6 21.1


New Jersey

3,860.9 3,900.2 3,862.1 3,910.8 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 127.6 137.9 124.4 136.5

New Mexico

806.5 816.5 811.0 826.9 26.8 28.2 26.9 27.7 41.7 41.7 40.9 41.1

New York

8,810.9 8,969.8 8,899.4 9,051.2 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.3 304.1 314.9 298.2 304.7

North Carolina

4,039.6 4,151.8 4,040.1 4,178.2 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 169.7 180.9 169.3 184.6

North Dakota

440.3 460.1 444.3 462.1 27.5 31.4 28.0 30.8 27.2 31.6 27.3 32.0


Ohio

5,180.4 5,265.2 5,204.0 5,285.9 13.1 14.8 13.3 14.6 169.1 170.2 166.6 168.8

Oklahoma

1,622.7 1,651.2 1,633.2 1,656.4 59.3 62.0 59.2 59.5 73.5 75.3 73.6 76.0

Oregon

1,669.1 1,727.8 1,677.5 1,735.8 7.4 7.1 7.4 7.1 74.1 76.4 73.7 76.7

Pennsylvania

5,652.2 5,714.0 5,672.8 5,743.4 35.4 37.5 35.6 37.1 203.3 213.3 200.2 207.8

Rhode Island

460.8 467.9 464.0 468.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 14.4 14.8 14.0 13.7


South Carolina

1,891.7 1,944.3 1,898.8 1,964.3 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 79.8 82.6 79.9 84.6

South Dakota(1)

410.1 413.0 411.5 416.5 - - - - 18.8 19.4 18.4 19.3

Tennessee(1)

2,749.1 2,808.9 2,760.8 2,821.8 - - - - 103.7 110.0 104.2 110.3

Texas

11,235.4 11,625.4 11,336.0 11,698.4 293.1 313.1 295.9 309.7 614.6 663.3 625.2 671.6

Utah

1,293.8 1,343.9 1,301.2 1,356.3 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.7 70.9 76.9 71.4 78.1


Vermont

306.7 312.3 308.4 313.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 12.7 13.2 12.3 12.4

Virginia

3,706.0 3,739.3 3,706.0 3,748.3 9.7 8.8 9.7 8.9 169.4 175.0 168.5 173.9

Washington

2,997.7 3,096.8 3,005.4 3,100.4 6.0 5.9 6.1 5.8 146.8 163.7 146.3 164.2

West Virginia

744.9 746.7 747.2 749.2 30.1 30.2 30.2 29.2 29.1 27.5 28.4 26.9

Wisconsin

2,759.4 2,814.9 2,775.6 2,831.3 3.4 3.9 3.5 3.9 87.1 93.8 86.2 92.2

Wyoming

281.6 286.7 282.5 286.5 26.9 26.5 26.8 25.7 20.2 21.0 20.3 20.8


Puerto Rico(1)

908.7 902.5 911.5 905.0 - - - - 26.8 26.0 27.0 25.5

Virgin Islands(1)

37.6 38.0 38.3 38.2 - - - - 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.6

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

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

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information
January February January February January February
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

250.5 252.1 250.2 253.2 367.3 373.3 366.1 371.5 22.2 22.0 22.1 22.9

Alaska

12.2 11.3 13.4 12.5 60.2 62.6 60.5 62.3 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.3

Arizona

155.7 154.9 156.6 156.2 488.7 499.0 487.1 498.5 42.3 42.2 42.3 42.7

Arkansas

152.4 154.9 152.5 152.8 239.2 247.0 238.6 245.8 13.8 13.5 13.8 13.5

California

1,249.0 1,254.0 1,256.1 1,260.0 2,824.7 2,908.7 2,807.0 2,887.4 452.8 461.2 452.6 468.0


Colorado

133.1 137.1 133.4 138.6 424.1 434.5 422.4 431.6 70.1 68.6 70.2 68.3

Connecticut

160.4 158.6 160.1 158.3 299.0 301.4 294.3 297.3 31.9 31.3 31.8 31.6

Delaware

25.2 25.6 25.3 25.5 77.7 79.0 76.8 78.0 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.7

District of Columbia

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 29.5 31.7 29.5 31.1 17.1 17.0 17.1 17.1

Florida

326.8 329.2 328.2 331.4 1,597.2 1,656.7 1,600.0 1,655.5 135.6 134.7 136.1 135.0


Georgia

360.1 371.4 361.2 371.8 852.8 886.6 848.0 885.2 104.7 105.8 105.6 108.0

Hawaii

13.5 13.4 13.5 13.5 117.1 119.5 116.2 118.2 8.3 8.0 8.4 8.4

Idaho

59.3 59.7 59.5 59.8 128.6 130.1 127.8 131.8 9.1 9.4 9.2 9.2

Illinois

574.4 574.9 575.1 575.2 1,156.0 1,167.5 1,144.7 1,157.1 97.3 98.8 97.4 97.8

Indiana

495.5 511.8 498.3 512.3 562.7 577.9 559.9 574.1 35.3 35.7 35.3 35.3


Iowa

214.6 214.8 215.0 215.1 307.3 313.3 305.4 309.9 25.8 25.0 25.9 24.9

Kansas

159.7 158.1 162.6 161.4 259.2 265.7 257.4 262.8 28.0 28.2 27.9 28.5

Kentucky

230.9 238.2 231.5 234.9 368.9 376.8 366.7 375.3 26.4 25.6 26.2 25.4

Louisiana

146.3 149.0 145.7 148.4 383.2 390.8 381.7 389.2 23.6 26.3 25.0 27.9

Maine

48.6 49.0 48.6 48.9 115.8 116.0 114.3 114.5 7.5 7.3 7.5 7.3


Maryland

103.0 101.5 102.8 101.7 449.4 454.0 442.4 448.5 39.1 37.0 38.0 37.8

Massachusetts

249.5 247.9 248.7 247.2 555.8 561.0 548.0 549.3 84.6 85.8 84.8 86.1

Michigan

558.3 584.2 568.2 590.0 740.0 752.4 736.4 746.1 56.3 57.0 56.0 56.4

Minnesota

305.1 311.0 305.3 310.5 506.8 513.7 502.2 510.3 52.6 52.3 52.5 52.2

Mississippi

139.0 139.8 139.2 139.8 217.2 221.5 216.7 220.5 13.8 13.3 13.0 13.3


Missouri

248.4 256.3 253.0 257.6 513.5 519.0 510.1 516.1 56.5 57.3 56.5 57.6

Montana

18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 90.8 92.6 90.3 92.4 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5

Nebraska

96.6 96.4 97.0 96.4 201.2 201.0 199.7 199.3 17.2 17.3 17.0 17.3

Nevada

41.2 41.4 41.2 41.6 224.9 233.7 223.7 233.5 12.7 13.4 13.0 13.5

New Hampshire

66.1 67.1 66.0 66.3 135.7 138.2 133.6 135.1 12.0 11.8 12.0 11.8


New Jersey

241.3 241.7 240.9 241.2 824.4 841.8 814.3 835.3 74.4 73.8 74.3 74.7

New Mexico

28.0 27.8 27.8 28.1 136.5 138.4 136.0 138.3 11.6 12.2 12.0 12.6

New York

449.1 444.5 448.5 444.4 1,533.1 1,557.5 1,515.1 1,539.4 260.0 261.9 263.2 264.7

North Carolina

441.6 456.1 442.6 456.2 759.4 777.0 752.9 776.6 71.0 73.5 71.3 74.2

North Dakota

25.2 26.0 25.2 26.1 102.7 106.7 103.2 106.3 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.7


Ohio

662.7 676.7 664.3 678.3 975.2 993.4 968.4 985.4 73.0 71.5 73.0 71.9

Oklahoma

136.3 138.9 137.2 137.5 296.7 300.7 295.8 300.2 21.7 21.6 21.6 21.4

Oregon

174.1 180.4 174.1 181.6 318.0 328.9 315.6 324.1 31.7 32.3 31.8 32.1

Pennsylvania

561.5 565.8 560.7 564.5 1,096.2 1,113.5 1,083.0 1,103.8 85.0 83.6 84.8 83.7

Rhode Island

40.3 41.5 40.3 41.6 73.5 74.9 73.1 73.5 9.0 8.7 8.8 8.6


South Carolina

226.3 231.2 226.5 232.0 363.4 375.7 361.8 374.8 26.0 26.6 26.0 26.4

South Dakota

41.1 42.7 41.3 43.0 83.5 85.3 83.3 85.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

Tennessee

321.0 329.5 322.0 330.1 579.2 593.1 577.6 592.9 43.6 44.1 43.7 44.1

Texas

870.1 885.7 876.3 880.7 2,265.9 2,342.9 2,258.8 2,343.9 201.7 205.5 201.5 204.3

Utah

119.1 121.5 119.4 122.6 246.6 258.8 246.0 259.2 32.6 34.0 32.9 34.7


Vermont

30.9 30.2 31.3 30.3 54.9 55.8 54.4 55.3 4.8 4.6 4.8 4.7

Virginia

229.6 232.0 229.3 230.8 636.0 643.9 626.8 636.6 72.2 69.9 70.8 70.3

Washington

283.5 287.3 284.1 289.5 555.6 576.2 551.9 569.4 107.0 109.6 107.2 110.0

West Virginia

47.7 47.5 47.3 47.4 133.8 134.4 132.5 134.2 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.5

Wisconsin

455.7 468.8 454.8 468.7 513.4 522.3 509.3 515.5 47.4 48.8 47.3 48.7

Wyoming

9.6 9.8 9.5 9.6 53.4 55.2 53.1 54.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8


Puerto Rico

74.8 74.1 75.1 74.1 178.0 178.2 175.1 175.4 20.8 20.0 20.9 19.8

Virgin Islands

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 8.3 8.1 8.4 8.2 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services
January February January February January February
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

93.8 95.4 93.9 95.5 215.9 226.1 216.7 224.2 219.8 226.4 222.2 228.1

Alaska

11.9 11.9 11.9 12.0 28.7 28.1 28.6 28.2 46.5 47.2 46.8 47.4

Arizona

187.1 190.4 188.1 192.0 374.3 390.3 374.2 392.3 374.9 391.6 377.6 393.0

Arkansas

49.1 49.7 49.3 50.0 128.0 133.6 132.3 136.5 170.7 173.7 171.3 174.6

California

775.3 793.5 776.2 796.1 2,354.4 2,466.3 2,374.4 2,494.3 2,363.5 2,440.1 2,392.7 2,469.2


Colorado

151.5 154.3 152.0 154.9 370.1 377.2 372.1 381.8 291.2 306.4 294.0 309.4

Connecticut

128.2 128.7 127.8 128.9 203.1 209.5 204.3 208.9 320.4 328.7 321.8 330.9

Delaware

44.1 46.3 44.1 46.2 57.9 60.5 56.8 60.0 71.4 72.9 71.6 73.3

District of Columbia

29.7 30.4 29.8 30.4 153.7 159.4 154.6 161.2 127.4 126.5 129.0 131.6

Florida

512.6 528.6 514.4 530.6 1,127.8 1,177.1 1,140.4 1,190.3 1,134.4 1,181.7 1,145.3 1,196.2


Georgia

229.2 236.3 229.5 235.8 591.5 614.1 594.0 620.3 513.3 533.2 515.4 537.9

Hawaii

27.1 27.4 27.2 27.4 81.2 83.1 81.4 83.6 78.0 78.8 78.6 79.9

Idaho

31.8 33.3 32.2 33.2 76.2 78.6 77.6 77.5 92.8 95.6 93.8 96.1

Illinois

366.5 365.2 366.1 365.7 878.8 899.8 884.6 904.9 875.6 891.6 882.6 898.2

Indiana

126.2 129.8 126.2 129.6 304.5 315.3 305.5 316.1 433.7 441.1 439.9 447.5


Iowa

103.5 103.9 103.3 104.2 131.2 134.7 132.3 134.9 220.3 223.0 223.5 226.5

Kansas

78.5 79.9 78.6 79.9 163.5 167.2 164.7 169.3 187.1 189.4 187.6 189.8

Kentucky

88.8 90.2 88.5 90.7 204.1 211.4 199.8 210.8 258.6 263.5 260.1 265.6

Louisiana

91.0 93.6 90.7 93.4 209.2 208.6 210.2 209.4 296.3 301.8 297.0 302.5

Maine

29.9 30.0 29.8 30.0 59.9 61.0 60.7 62.2 121.7 121.7 122.4 123.0


Maryland

143.1 143.1 143.0 143.6 408.9 418.5 411.2 422.9 419.8 433.4 424.6 435.6

Massachusetts

204.9 208.1 204.8 208.1 497.6 510.9 498.5 513.6 717.2 739.7 732.2 750.4

Michigan

202.3 203.7 202.1 203.8 597.8 627.6 604.0 633.7 636.5 645.0 643.5 653.3

Minnesota

177.0 177.6 176.6 177.1 341.6 352.6 342.2 355.6 491.8 500.5 497.0 506.5

Mississippi

43.2 43.7 43.3 43.8 99.6 101.7 99.4 100.8 133.7 135.6 134.5 137.2


Missouri

162.2 164.5 162.4 165.6 340.7 350.0 343.8 349.3 429.7 433.9 435.5 441.4

Montana

24.1 25.7 24.4 26.3 37.5 38.3 38.0 39.4 69.7 69.1 70.0 69.5

Nebraska

71.9 72.4 71.9 72.5 110.0 111.7 111.2 112.2 145.7 150.5 147.3 150.7

Nevada

56.5 56.5 56.6 56.4 152.9 157.7 152.7 158.1 113.0 118.4 114.3 119.5

New Hampshire

35.3 35.6 35.3 36.0 71.0 72.5 71.1 72.1 114.3 116.7 115.7 117.7


New Jersey

245.4 245.0 244.5 242.6 615.4 607.6 616.6 609.6 626.8 636.5 629.6 639.3

New Mexico

33.1 33.4 33.1 33.1 98.1 99.4 98.0 101.5 126.1 130.9 126.7 131.0

New York

680.8 689.9 682.5 691.4 1,183.5 1,214.3 1,191.8 1,226.7 1,803.9 1,858.3 1,854.4 1,904.2

North Carolina

206.9 210.4 207.0 211.2 544.9 579.2 546.1 583.5 557.8 570.0 560.3 580.1

North Dakota

23.5 24.2 23.6 24.2 33.8 35.4 34.0 35.0 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.5


Ohio

283.7 288.8 284.5 287.1 683.4 698.0 685.5 694.8 878.8 890.0 886.0 898.9

Oklahoma

78.6 79.3 78.8 79.8 179.0 188.6 180.1 188.1 226.2 229.6 226.8 230.8

Oregon

90.3 92.2 90.0 91.8 208.7 222.2 210.7 222.9 243.5 253.7 247.4 258.1

Pennsylvania

312.5 313.6 312.8 312.7 734.5 746.3 736.8 750.6 1,160.2 1,176.2 1,182.6 1,201.0

Rhode Island

32.1 32.4 32.0 32.2 57.0 58.1 57.7 58.2 103.4 103.8 105.9 106.3


South Carolina

94.6 96.6 94.7 95.9 242.9 252.8 244.0 257.1 221.8 227.6 223.2 230.5

South Dakota

29.6 29.3 29.6 29.2 29.5 29.1 29.5 29.1 67.7 68.5 68.1 69.7

Tennessee

138.9 141.7 139.3 141.7 359.5 371.1 358.3 370.4 397.5 403.9 400.0 407.9

Texas

686.8 706.8 689.4 708.6 1,483.8 1,554.5 1,500.4 1,554.0 1,491.1 1,547.9 1,504.1 1,556.4

Utah

73.2 76.4 73.7 76.5 178.8 187.4 178.7 188.1 173.2 179.2 175.1 181.3


Vermont

12.0 12.3 11.9 12.2 25.2 25.5 25.4 25.8 61.9 63.0 61.9 63.7

Virginia

190.8 192.4 191.1 193.4 665.4 665.1 667.0 666.5 494.1 501.4 495.2 505.4

Washington

150.7 156.3 150.9 155.7 358.8 374.4 360.1 374.4 446.7 458.8 452.6 462.5

West Virginia

30.9 30.3 30.7 30.1 63.6 67.1 63.9 67.3 124.9 126.7 125.6 127.6

Wisconsin

147.9 152.8 147.8 152.6 298.0 299.6 299.2 302.4 422.8 428.9 429.3 434.4

Wyoming

11.0 11.4 11.0 11.6 17.1 18.3 17.4 18.4 27.0 27.5 27.0 27.7


Puerto Rico

43.4 42.4 43.4 42.2 113.8 112.2 112.2 113.1 119.1 123.3 122.6 126.4

Virgin Islands

2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Leisure and hospitality Other services Government
January February January February January February
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

173.1 180.3 174.8 183.4 78.7 80.6 79.1 80.9 376.1 378.7 378.9 381.2

Alaska

28.8 29.9 29.4 30.2 11.5 11.6 11.5 11.6 81.4 81.9 82.8 84.1

Arizona

277.0 290.6 285.0 296.5 86.1 92.8 87.2 94.4 413.7 409.7 422.7 425.5

Arkansas

101.1 107.1 102.2 110.6 42.8 44.0 42.9 44.2 211.2 211.3 216.5 216.5

California

1,678.1 1,752.3 1,700.2 1,772.2 521.4 541.0 527.9 544.9 2,392.9 2,435.1 2,415.0 2,458.1


Colorado

291.7 308.6 292.4 309.5 98.5 101.3 98.5 100.3 399.1 400.3 409.5 414.5

Connecticut

140.2 146.7 139.2 145.0 61.5 62.7 61.5 62.4 237.1 239.1 239.5 241.7

Delaware

41.7 42.8 41.9 43.1 18.2 17.8 18.3 17.9 64.5 64.5 65.6 66.2

District of Columbia

65.4 67.1 66.5 67.8 69.0 70.5 69.7 70.6 232.6 235.4 233.0 235.1

Florida

1,047.5 1,096.4 1,070.9 1,120.7 317.0 331.0 320.5 334.9 1,085.2 1,092.9 1,094.2 1,105.7


Georgia

403.6 429.8 404.7 435.5 150.7 154.9 151.2 155.5 679.1 688.2 684.2 694.3

Hawaii

112.0 113.8 112.6 114.1 26.4 25.9 26.5 26.2 124.7 123.6 128.3 126.7

Idaho

61.0 64.0 61.8 65.5 21.7 22.8 21.9 22.7 115.2 117.8 119.4 122.0

Illinois

524.1 531.3 524.4 532.8 247.5 249.0 248.4 250.8 812.7 816.2 831.2 835.2

Indiana

273.8 276.6 275.7 281.4 122.3 125.3 123.3 125.3 416.9 428.6 435.5 438.2


Iowa

128.8 130.2 130.1 131.5 58.2 58.4 58.2 59.2 252.5 256.9 257.6 262.7

Kansas

115.6 120.2 116.7 121.9 47.9 48.2 48.5 48.6 254.4 253.9 262.2 262.4

Kentucky

169.8 175.3 171.0 177.5 62.8 62.9 63.1 63.1 320.7 321.7 322.4 324.2

Louisiana

212.4 219.9 214.9 223.0 70.9 71.6 71.2 72.4 329.7 323.8 334.1 327.9

Maine

51.7 51.5 51.7 51.6 20.4 20.7 20.3 20.7 99.5 99.5 101.4 101.2


Maryland

237.0 242.2 237.4 243.9 109.9 111.4 109.7 110.9 490.9 493.4 506.6 515.0

Massachusetts

310.0 313.8 309.3 311.1 127.1 132.5 127.5 130.9 444.0 454.6 458.1 469.2

Michigan

377.8 384.5 378.8 383.9 168.3 168.5 168.9 170.5 597.1 591.5 610.8 605.3

Minnesota

236.7 240.2 236.9 242.9 111.1 113.1 110.6 113.4 416.1 416.5 425.9 425.9

Mississippi

121.2 122.2 122.2 124.6 38.5 39.1 38.6 39.3 243.3 244.9 246.5 247.4


Missouri

262.2 268.3 263.2 269.0 111.2 113.7 111.7 114.1 430.8 432.5 440.8 441.4

Montana

56.8 55.6 56.8 55.8 17.4 17.4 17.5 17.4 88.0 87.0 91.4 88.5

Nebraska

82.7 84.0 83.2 85.3 36.2 38.2 36.3 38.1 168.1 170.2 170.9 172.7

Nevada

322.2 338.8 325.1 340.8 33.5 34.1 33.6 34.5 151.0 149.9 153.8 152.6

New Hampshire

61.5 62.1 61.8 61.8 25.3 25.9 25.4 26.1 89.6 88.7 93.7 93.0


New Jersey

325.7 326.8 325.0 327.9 163.5 167.9 163.4 169.6 615.1 619.9 627.8 632.8

New Mexico

87.7 87.6 87.3 89.9 27.3 28.5 27.5 28.3 189.6 188.4 194.8 195.3

New York

799.4 813.5 811.0 828.8 385.2 397.4 387.5 396.5 1,407.4 1,413.3 1,442.7 1,446.1

North Carolina

414.3 427.8 411.8 428.5 145.7 150.7 145.5 151.8 722.9 720.8 727.9 726.2

North Dakota

38.2 40.2 38.8 41.0 16.4 17.7 16.4 18.0 80.0 81.1 81.8 82.5


Ohio

485.8 509.1 486.8 511.7 205.8 208.0 205.9 207.9 749.8 744.7 769.7 766.5

Oklahoma

148.4 151.0 149.6 151.7 58.4 58.9 58.5 58.6 344.6 345.3 352.0 352.8

Oregon

171.3 176.4 172.2 178.6 57.4 59.1 57.7 59.0 292.6 299.1 296.9 303.8

Pennsylvania

501.8 509.0 499.2 510.3 249.1 252.2 248.9 253.6 712.7 703.0 728.2 718.3

Rhode Island

48.4 49.9 49.4 50.3 22.0 23.1 22.2 23.1 60.6 60.5 60.5 60.5


South Carolina

209.7 217.8 211.4 223.9 70.2 72.0 70.4 71.9 353.2 357.6 357.2 363.4

South Dakota

41.3 40.1 41.6 40.9 15.6 15.6 15.5 15.9 77.0 77.0 78.2 78.4

Tennessee

276.0 285.4 277.2 285.0 104.2 103.3 104.7 104.0 425.5 426.8 433.8 435.4

Texas

1,119.0 1,172.9 1,138.8 1,196.4 398.5 407.9 402.5 411.4 1,810.8 1,824.9 1,843.1 1,861.4

Utah

123.6 129.5 125.2 133.2 36.3 37.3 36.7 37.3 227.6 231.0 230.2 233.6


Vermont

37.2 39.7 37.8 39.6 9.9 10.1 10.0 10.3 56.5 57.2 57.9 58.8

Virginia

345.1 351.4 345.4 352.1 191.8 195.0 192.0 195.9 701.9 704.4 710.2 714.5

Washington

282.2 288.1 282.2 290.4 111.0 114.9 111.3 114.3 549.4 561.6 552.7 564.2

West Virginia

70.5 69.3 70.8 68.8 54.8 54.8 54.8 54.8 149.9 149.4 153.4 153.4

Wisconsin

242.5 250.5 243.8 251.8 136.0 138.2 136.3 137.9 405.2 407.3 418.1 423.2

Wyoming

32.1 33.0 32.1 33.1 9.9 9.6 9.8 9.4 70.6 70.6 71.8 71.6


Puerto Rico

79.4 79.9 79.1 80.9 17.5 17.2 17.8 17.4 235.1 229.2 238.3 230.2

Virgin Islands

7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 10.5 10.6 10.8 10.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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


Last Modified Date: March 27, 2015