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

LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted(1)
Census region and
division
Civilian labor force Unemployed
Oct.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Number Percent of labor force
Oct.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016

Northeast

28,431,070 28,537,973 28,571,492 28,582,162 1,390,693 1,390,965 1,411,070 1,420,282 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.0

New England

7,760,825 7,872,183 7,875,134 7,865,199 368,903 334,287 323,744 308,416 4.8 4.2 4.1 3.9

Middle Atlantic

20,670,245 20,665,790 20,696,358 20,716,963 1,021,790 1,056,678 1,087,326 1,111,866 4.9 5.1 5.3 5.4

South

57,434,596 58,030,133 58,179,494 58,354,279 2,950,531 2,718,472 2,788,979 2,845,472 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.9

South Atlantic

30,556,249 30,794,593 30,875,192 31,013,940 1,594,006 1,393,272 1,423,510 1,474,343 5.2 4.5 4.6 4.8

East South Central

8,443,324 8,581,968 8,620,158 8,662,818 495,268 428,937 443,633 460,325 5.9 5.0 5.1 5.3

West South Central

18,435,023 18,653,572 18,684,144 18,677,521 861,257 896,263 921,836 910,804 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9

Midwest

34,575,548 34,968,359 34,966,320 34,931,691 1,613,175 1,585,260 1,611,591 1,638,569 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.7

East North Central

23,347,435 23,718,409 23,710,881 23,674,476 1,181,905 1,122,306 1,139,456 1,164,293 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.9

West North Central

11,228,113 11,249,950 11,255,439 11,257,215 431,270 462,954 472,135 474,276 3.8 4.1 4.2 4.2

West

37,012,540 37,618,849 37,763,370 37,894,487 2,042,123 1,981,808 1,977,979 1,956,721 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.2

Mountain

11,442,928 11,617,412 11,625,649 11,650,472 560,070 565,703 548,582 533,260 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.6

Pacific

25,569,612 26,001,437 26,137,721 26,244,015 1,482,053 1,416,105 1,429,397 1,423,461 5.8 5.4 5.5 5.4

Footnotes
(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.

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Last Modified Date: November 18, 2016