Table 3. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 3. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
Oct.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Oct.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016(p)
Oct.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016(p)

Alabama

2,142,579 2,156,813 2,165,629 2,182,384 131,421 116,296 117,100 123,892 6.1 5.4 5.4 5.7

Alaska

363,266 359,375 359,870 359,735 23,870 24,311 24,647 24,634 6.6 6.8 6.8 6.8

Arizona

3,157,151 3,213,513 3,221,981 3,236,617 186,247 186,959 178,741 169,440 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.2

Arkansas

1,334,668 1,356,091 1,356,711 1,354,538 65,111 53,304 54,927 54,559 4.9 3.9 4.0 4.0

California

18,979,714 19,231,079 19,348,395 19,437,972 1,128,244 1,061,209 1,070,605 1,069,269 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,984,540 5,080,142 5,118,986 5,144,399 305,712 249,016 257,259 262,710 6.1 4.9 5.0 5.1

Colorado

2,826,007 2,891,295 2,897,980 2,909,220 101,030 109,064 104,476 100,714 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.5

Connecticut

1,883,788 1,902,402 1,904,151 1,903,537 100,836 106,128 103,151 97,855 5.4 5.6 5.4 5.1

Delaware

471,552 479,354 477,623 475,662 22,967 20,706 20,721 20,644 4.9 4.3 4.3 4.3

District of Columbia

390,102 394,920 392,957 394,117 25,823 23,689 24,108 24,202 6.6 6.0 6.1 6.1

Florida

9,687,166 9,718,435 9,753,778 9,817,718 494,236 454,291 458,711 472,818 5.1 4.7 4.7 4.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,337,186 1,312,101 1,317,329 1,326,347 80,644 67,083 68,112 69,815 6.0 5.1 5.2 5.3

Georgia

4,770,319 4,892,768 4,918,155 4,945,950 262,703 241,690 248,467 254,789 5.5 4.9 5.1 5.2

Hawaii

679,917 684,602 687,696 692,792 22,941 23,555 22,588 21,837 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.2

Idaho

802,074 812,259 813,204 813,017 32,283 30,961 31,104 30,924 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.8

Illinois

6,524,459 6,570,831 6,565,550 6,564,448 387,310 363,657 360,500 366,647 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.6

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,769,970 3,836,454 3,825,575 3,816,353 213,221 204,161 204,207 214,472 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.6

Indiana

3,274,691 3,378,244 3,374,152 3,358,100 148,432 152,933 151,425 146,178 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.4

Iowa

1,702,713 1,714,812 1,722,741 1,725,517 60,196 72,781 72,581 70,326 3.5 4.2 4.2 4.1

Kansas

1,504,141 1,484,958 1,483,039 1,483,372 60,603 63,557 65,004 65,435 4.0 4.3 4.4 4.4

Kentucky

1,945,817 1,969,189 1,981,798 1,996,795 106,919 97,090 99,225 101,291 5.5 4.9 5.0 5.1

Louisiana

2,137,239 2,139,606 2,132,984 2,124,132 126,467 134,246 136,999 134,203 5.9 6.3 6.4 6.3

Maine

675,750 689,365 691,934 693,067 28,125 27,753 28,112 27,940 4.2 4.0 4.1 4.0

Maryland

3,155,537 3,164,756 3,169,351 3,179,545 158,961 134,975 132,676 134,544 5.0 4.3 4.2 4.2

Massachusetts

3,563,481 3,610,627 3,611,102 3,608,821 172,720 141,781 129,148 117,294 4.8 3.9 3.6 3.3

Michigan

4,755,510 4,804,657 4,820,887 4,843,110 241,939 216,470 219,776 227,802 5.1 4.5 4.6 4.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

1,996,267 2,054,497 2,065,569 2,071,271 117,194 101,464 105,818 108,761 5.9 4.9 5.1 5.3

Minnesota

3,017,725 3,003,331 2,993,784 2,986,393 109,810 121,563 119,645 118,049 3.6 4.0 4.0 4.0

Mississippi

1,282,066 1,269,970 1,271,609 1,278,310 83,431 76,059 75,885 74,953 6.5 6.0 6.0 5.9

Missouri

3,122,055 3,119,702 3,130,428 3,140,311 141,142 157,920 161,227 158,985 4.5 5.1 5.2 5.1

Montana

523,772 523,308 523,264 524,360 21,590 22,599 22,445 22,301 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.3

Nebraska

1,015,843 1,018,473 1,018,467 1,017,919 30,910 32,265 33,097 34,030 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.3

Nevada

1,430,736 1,434,638 1,431,456 1,430,208 92,633 90,138 83,634 78,967 6.5 6.3 5.8 5.5

New Hampshire

740,968 757,005 757,233 755,995 23,694 22,481 22,107 21,085 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8

New Jersey

4,549,186 4,559,430 4,562,736 4,561,406 228,746 242,703 243,335 239,328 5.0 5.3 5.3 5.2

New Mexico

915,593 927,534 928,594 928,563 59,947 61,296 62,205 62,360 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.7

New York

9,695,941 9,551,532 9,579,173 9,608,227 479,679 461,226 480,960 495,163 4.9 4.8 5.0 5.2

New York City

4,202,854 4,114,329 4,132,112 4,146,349 216,250 223,177 238,818 245,435 5.1 5.4 5.8 5.9

North Carolina

4,772,467 4,810,511 4,823,630 4,853,891 268,787 221,706 227,110 237,205 5.6 4.6 4.7 4.9

North Dakota

412,896 422,892 425,730 428,005 11,108 13,088 13,030 12,784 2.7 3.1 3.1 3.0

Ohio

5,686,668 5,762,258 5,747,606 5,728,641 265,213 271,493 275,126 279,863 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.9

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,018,337 1,033,557 1,031,375 1,029,854 44,422 52,900 53,452 55,394 4.4 5.1 5.2 5.4

Oklahoma

1,845,974 1,821,459 1,815,694 1,815,604 77,087 92,255 95,325 94,976 4.2 5.1 5.3 5.2

Oregon

1,985,738 2,066,355 2,075,204 2,082,275 111,787 112,269 113,462 110,958 5.6 5.4 5.5 5.3

Pennsylvania

6,432,474 6,515,223 6,522,960 6,531,339 307,467 369,679 371,148 375,905 4.8 5.7 5.7 5.8

Rhode Island

553,097 556,885 557,568 557,258 30,712 30,986 31,144 30,624 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5

South Carolina

2,258,065 2,298,223 2,298,073 2,301,525 124,395 117,003 111,941 108,508 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.7

South Dakota

452,914 457,418 457,143 456,923 13,614 13,134 13,082 12,898 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8

Tennessee

3,058,556 3,130,375 3,153,967 3,174,634 170,717 138,196 146,024 151,217 5.6 4.4 4.6 4.8

Texas

13,109,532 13,311,681 13,355,657 13,377,024 596,088 621,727 637,095 631,513 4.5 4.7 4.8 4.7

Utah

1,470,663 1,499,619 1,501,873 1,507,295 50,604 54,852 50,742 48,561 3.4 3.7 3.4 3.2

Vermont

343,456 346,186 345,445 344,886 12,417 11,447 11,513 11,322 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.3

Virginia

4,231,844 4,201,707 4,220,958 4,247,959 176,354 162,418 168,437 176,503 4.2 3.9 4.0 4.2

Washington

3,555,934 3,631,371 3,653,170 3,676,122 202,544 207,664 202,915 199,003 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.4

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,585,257 1,609,941 1,624,779 1,639,262 74,781 66,150 63,939 62,010 4.7 4.1 3.9 3.8

West Virginia

783,351 787,053 790,854 794,701 50,229 44,752 45,548 47,929 6.4 5.7 5.8 6.0

Wisconsin

3,102,026 3,127,874 3,132,449 3,135,033 142,461 131,188 129,955 129,299 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.1

Wyoming

304,996 299,302 300,142 301,394 13,102 16,578 16,058 15,497 4.3 5.5 5.4 5.1

Puerto Rico

1,137,606 1,132,227 1,132,691 1,124,112 138,249 128,338 134,692 136,506 12.2 11.3 11.9 12.1

Footnotes
(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.

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