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
Apr.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
Number Percent of labor force
Apr.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016

Northeast

28,406,082 28,590,029 28,677,991 28,710,337 1,560,670 1,327,033 1,349,559 1,388,692 5.5 4.6 4.7 4.8

New England

7,788,664 7,775,007 7,794,110 7,815,462 397,261 350,991 349,720 346,243 5.1 4.5 4.5 4.4

Middle Atlantic

20,617,418 20,815,022 20,883,881 20,894,875 1,163,409 976,042 999,839 1,042,449 5.6 4.7 4.8 5.0

South

57,255,220 57,883,200 58,063,215 58,137,428 3,096,983 2,887,324 2,873,197 2,871,588 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.9

South Atlantic

30,448,435 30,780,168 30,865,019 30,886,801 1,728,326 1,562,296 1,560,205 1,555,917 5.7 5.1 5.1 5.0

East South Central

8,423,323 8,526,404 8,545,760 8,561,623 496,426 483,143 461,589 447,095 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.2

West South Central

18,383,462 18,576,628 18,652,436 18,689,004 872,231 841,885 851,403 868,576 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.6

Midwest

34,484,111 34,923,630 35,055,888 35,153,892 1,716,800 1,659,346 1,685,652 1,720,220 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.9

East North Central

23,299,366 23,611,874 23,724,773 23,821,567 1,252,279 1,235,836 1,260,577 1,290,725 5.4 5.2 5.3 5.4

West North Central

11,184,745 11,311,756 11,331,115 11,332,325 464,521 423,510 425,075 429,495 4.2 3.7 3.8 3.8

West

36,905,399 37,237,722 37,320,340 37,400,669 2,187,961 1,927,409 1,888,939 1,904,141 5.9 5.2 5.1 5.1

Mountain

11,399,513 11,522,929 11,566,803 11,602,800 594,890 518,842 513,766 528,337 5.2 4.5 4.4 4.6

Pacific

25,505,886 25,714,793 25,753,537 25,797,869 1,593,071 1,408,567 1,375,173 1,375,804 6.2 5.5 5.3 5.3

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: May 20, 2016