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
Aug.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Aug.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016(p)
Aug.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016(p)

Alabama

2,141,051 2,175,271 2,162,473 2,156,308 129,780 130,298 123,034 116,361 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.4

Alaska

363,407 359,195 359,213 359,539 23,641 24,099 24,231 24,370 6.5 6.7 6.7 6.8

Arizona

3,145,525 3,236,807 3,223,810 3,213,207 187,177 187,270 192,202 187,003 6.0 5.8 6.0 5.8

Arkansas

1,331,901 1,359,740 1,357,451 1,355,931 67,487 52,439 52,903 53,170 5.1 3.9 3.9 3.9

California

18,961,412 19,101,665 19,161,580 19,230,962 1,145,558 1,023,035 1,048,589 1,060,636 6.0 5.4 5.5 5.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,992,268 5,032,954 5,053,811 5,077,593 318,655 244,426 244,955 248,412 6.4 4.9 4.8 4.9

Colorado

2,820,964 2,898,602 2,893,858 2,890,843 104,849 106,058 110,445 109,097 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8

Connecticut

1,884,172 1,900,603 1,900,606 1,902,338 100,634 110,500 108,513 106,135 5.3 5.8 5.7 5.6

Delaware

469,046 482,629 481,386 479,507 22,915 20,174 20,608 20,701 4.9 4.2 4.3 4.3

District of Columbia

389,252 397,981 396,827 394,931 26,138 23,662 23,357 23,703 6.7 5.9 5.9 6.0

Florida

9,645,121 9,747,437 9,729,520 9,716,629 499,068 455,197 457,478 453,772 5.2 4.7 4.7 4.7

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,333,616 1,308,586 1,310,329 1,312,163 80,162 69,028 67,922 67,002 6.0 5.3 5.2 5.1

Georgia

4,755,872 4,869,223 4,880,957 4,893,136 266,742 249,102 242,486 241,737 5.6 5.1 5.0 4.9

Hawaii

678,256 685,603 684,292 684,431 23,683 23,038 23,700 23,547 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.4

Idaho

799,228 810,374 811,720 812,388 33,005 30,354 30,827 30,973 4.1 3.7 3.8 3.8

Illinois

6,508,588 6,625,690 6,592,740 6,570,617 377,003 409,294 383,089 363,672 5.8 6.2 5.8 5.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,762,765 3,862,609 3,853,354 3,837,060 210,721 232,802 215,216 204,157 5.6 6.0 5.6 5.3

Indiana

3,269,063 3,371,767 3,375,774 3,379,290 149,142 163,036 155,594 152,905 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.5

Iowa

1,699,964 1,710,968 1,711,284 1,714,963 61,229 68,212 70,712 72,703 3.6 4.0 4.1 4.2

Kansas

1,499,618 1,497,423 1,490,053 1,484,753 60,977 56,698 60,216 63,718 4.1 3.8 4.0 4.3

Kentucky

1,941,430 1,974,022 1,967,541 1,969,093 103,133 99,408 97,422 97,004 5.3 5.0 5.0 4.9

Louisiana

2,148,076 2,161,299 2,153,034 2,139,776 129,181 134,593 134,677 134,319 6.0 6.2 6.3 6.3

Maine

678,174 681,792 685,619 689,629 29,271 25,053 26,702 27,844 4.3 3.7 3.9 4.0

Maryland

3,150,667 3,167,714 3,165,381 3,165,825 159,750 136,745 134,646 135,245 5.1 4.3 4.3 4.3

Massachusetts

3,567,795 3,599,918 3,604,621 3,610,483 172,022 149,651 146,118 141,715 4.8 4.2 4.1 3.9

Michigan

4,741,432 4,838,206 4,809,426 4,804,096 243,711 221,805 214,044 216,398 5.1 4.6 4.5 4.5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

1,992,347 2,057,662 2,052,767 2,054,207 116,362 105,463 100,001 101,491 5.8 5.1 4.9 4.9

Minnesota

3,013,670 3,044,167 3,021,572 3,002,727 108,466 116,757 118,673 121,424 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.0

Mississippi

1,274,804 1,279,998 1,271,958 1,270,452 80,600 75,536 75,820 75,960 6.3 5.9 6.0 6.0

Missouri

3,115,657 3,143,614 3,125,282 3,119,993 146,789 139,993 148,107 157,951 4.7 4.5 4.7 5.1

Montana

523,345 523,294 523,569 523,106 21,516 21,861 22,199 22,558 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.3

Nebraska

1,014,122 1,019,792 1,018,920 1,018,845 30,723 30,828 31,202 32,286 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2

Nevada

1,428,308 1,436,238 1,436,637 1,434,665 94,845 91,379 92,775 90,117 6.6 6.4 6.5 6.3

New Hampshire

741,743 752,144 754,805 757,070 24,606 21,013 21,967 22,485 3.3 2.8 2.9 3.0

New Jersey

4,538,814 4,579,338 4,570,568 4,559,103 240,595 232,499 238,505 242,500 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.3

New Mexico

916,990 924,195 926,397 927,810 60,015 57,537 59,304 61,292 6.5 6.2 6.4 6.6

New York

9,683,821 9,685,870 9,599,985 9,551,911 486,567 451,560 452,400 461,366 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.8

New York City

4,193,377 4,172,375 4,135,091 4,114,849 218,414 210,164 213,576 223,252 5.2 5.0 5.2 5.4

North Carolina

4,763,508 4,853,581 4,826,962 4,810,538 270,988 238,887 225,554 221,746 5.7 4.9 4.7 4.6

North Dakota

413,024 419,430 420,431 422,801 11,244 13,492 13,244 13,022 2.7 3.2 3.2 3.1

Ohio

5,685,988 5,811,130 5,786,740 5,762,530 263,160 291,116 278,237 271,585 4.6 5.0 4.8 4.7

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,021,063 1,039,108 1,037,246 1,033,478 46,514 54,116 52,342 52,919 4.6 5.2 5.0 5.1

Oklahoma

1,844,305 1,850,770 1,834,543 1,821,239 78,796 89,724 91,496 92,200 4.3 4.8 5.0 5.1

Oregon

1,974,211 2,053,372 2,058,547 2,065,478 114,053 99,274 106,913 111,889 5.8 4.8 5.2 5.4

Pennsylvania

6,426,326 6,535,738 6,521,718 6,515,123 316,940 364,166 366,778 369,715 4.9 5.6 5.6 5.7

Rhode Island

554,599 553,540 555,183 556,771 31,898 30,205 30,518 30,945 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.6

South Carolina

2,252,788 2,310,722 2,303,739 2,297,874 126,465 125,646 120,854 116,998 5.6 5.4 5.2 5.1

South Dakota

452,765 456,145 457,098 457,442 14,102 12,255 12,801 13,133 3.1 2.7 2.8 2.9

Tennessee

3,051,584 3,133,200 3,125,414 3,130,463 170,724 129,697 133,393 138,277 5.6 4.1 4.3 4.4

Texas

13,071,794 13,299,225 13,291,310 13,311,880 580,362 593,259 609,056 621,806 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7

Utah

1,467,570 1,498,437 1,499,859 1,500,135 51,502 59,208 58,574 54,828 3.5 4.0 3.9 3.7

Vermont

343,933 346,387 346,243 346,182 12,670 11,008 11,226 11,446 3.7 3.2 3.2 3.3

Virginia

4,223,832 4,203,409 4,198,727 4,202,123 178,506 154,491 156,740 162,545 4.2 3.7 3.7 3.9

Washington

3,542,860 3,624,161 3,624,519 3,631,871 199,228 208,703 210,236 207,961 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.7

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,581,211 1,603,744 1,602,545 1,610,523 70,856 74,009 70,159 66,376 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.1

West Virginia

784,605 780,961 783,083 787,083 52,948 47,121 45,011 44,751 6.7 6.0 5.7 5.7

Wisconsin

3,093,859 3,132,149 3,125,462 3,127,291 141,460 131,201 129,984 131,141 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.2

Wyoming

305,871 299,512 299,125 299,322 13,057 17,050 16,933 16,574 4.3 5.7 5.7 5.5

Puerto Rico

1,128,102 1,135,026 1,137,016 1,132,227 134,835 127,322 129,520 128,338 12.0 11.2 11.4 11.3

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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