Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division (1)

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division(1)
State, area, and division Civilian labor force Unemployed
September October Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) September October September October
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) 2015 2016 2015 2016(p)

California

18,917,335 19,435,024 18,995,347 19,463,437 1,063,374 1,028,577 1,094,641 1,031,052 5.6 5.3 5.8 5.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,579,482 6,788,684 6,595,274 6,785,543 375,151 335,398 370,412 328,186 5.7 4.9 5.6 4.8

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,591,935 1,638,431 1,602,375 1,643,578 66,497 66,003 69,928 67,164 4.2 4.0 4.4 4.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

4,987,547 5,150,253 4,992,899 5,141,965 308,654 269,395 300,484 261,022 6.2 5.2 6.0 5.1

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,506,056 2,572,729 2,517,869 2,586,311 98,103 98,696 102,805 100,147 3.9 3.8 4.1 3.9

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,371,131 1,406,853 1,377,452 1,414,011 61,281 61,398 64,026 62,044 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.4

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

994,056 1,020,749 998,741 1,025,761 32,184 32,566 33,892 33,254 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.2

San Rafael

140,869 145,127 141,676 146,539 4,638 4,732 4,887 4,849 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.3

District of Columbia

387,821 389,882 390,409 399,144 26,332 25,377 25,983 24,607 6.8 6.5 6.7 6.2

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,269,076 3,293,497 3,291,298 3,333,327 140,951 126,540 139,006 131,537 4.3 3.8 4.2 3.9

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

676,212 680,344 680,270 687,421 27,504 22,315 27,410 23,591 4.1 3.3 4.0 3.4

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,592,864 2,613,153 2,611,028 2,645,906 113,447 104,225 111,596 107,946 4.4 4.0 4.3 4.1

Florida

9,696,612 9,870,136 9,698,746 9,887,458 513,732 492,692 495,501 488,986 5.3 5.0 5.1 4.9

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,017,107 3,046,034 3,031,755 3,067,013 166,701 157,619 161,753 154,964 5.5 5.2 5.3 5.1

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

996,865 1,023,387 996,831 1,021,629 48,915 47,112 47,137 47,287 4.9 4.6 4.7 4.6

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,325,898 1,319,008 1,338,131 1,339,329 81,929 74,133 80,539 71,911 6.2 5.6 6.0 5.4

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

694,344 703,639 696,793 706,055 35,857 36,374 34,077 35,766 5.2 5.2 4.9 5.1

Illinois

6,485,397 6,566,619 6,529,418 6,561,428 345,322 355,724 366,098 364,025 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.5

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,855,965 4,934,935 4,887,598 4,930,120 248,215 257,231 259,280 272,338 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,738,481 3,797,621 3,763,177 3,794,855 190,723 198,375 198,353 217,567 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.7

Elgin

323,477 326,905 326,090 328,083 17,065 16,866 18,413 15,965 5.3 5.2 5.6 4.9

Gary(3)

335,345 346,642 338,518 345,570 18,293 19,561 18,674 17,471 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.1

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

458,662 463,767 459,813 461,612 22,134 22,429 23,840 21,335 4.8 4.8 5.2 4.6

Massachusetts

3,542,718 3,590,161 3,557,973 3,584,892 172,206 118,770 158,980 97,878 4.9 3.3 4.5 2.7

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,604,584 2,644,354 2,620,948 2,646,581 116,168 81,467 107,258 67,806 4.5 3.1 4.1 2.6

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,541,034 1,565,020 1,551,530 1,567,429 66,079 45,526 60,997 37,781 4.3 2.9 3.9 2.4

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

104,009 105,169 105,005 105,290 5,765 4,017 5,189 3,215 5.5 3.8 4.9 3.1

Framingham

153,025 155,147 153,656 155,292 6,030 4,260 5,560 3,543 3.9 2.7 3.6 2.3

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

111,800 114,855 112,485 114,698 4,844 3,495 4,536 3,001 4.3 3.0 4.0 2.6

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

94,746 94,712 95,423 94,375 6,263 4,283 5,751 3,590 6.6 4.5 6.0 3.8

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

181,065 183,284 181,563 182,942 8,943 6,320 8,284 5,219 4.9 3.4 4.6 2.9

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

82,425 83,179 82,744 82,978 4,154 2,871 3,805 2,378 5.0 3.5 4.6 2.9

Nashua(2)

165,912 169,738 166,720 170,445 5,657 4,898 5,447 4,340 3.4 2.9 3.3 2.5

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

89,053 90,170 89,944 90,311 4,107 2,804 3,763 2,305 4.6 3.1 4.2 2.6

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

81,515 83,080 81,878 82,821 4,326 2,993 3,926 2,434 5.3 3.6 4.8 2.9

Michigan

4,723,231 4,860,588 4,754,223 4,858,107 216,640 214,153 223,097 224,961 4.6 4.4 4.7 4.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

1,997,382 2,088,499 2,010,141 2,078,802 112,407 112,339 122,750 111,928 5.6 5.4 6.1 5.4

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

749,291 783,217 754,575 779,677 50,000 51,079 55,912 51,676 6.7 6.5 7.4 6.6

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,248,091 1,305,283 1,255,566 1,299,122 62,408 61,260 66,837 60,251 5.0 4.7 5.3 4.6

New York

9,602,631 9,628,422 9,668,199 9,623,563 458,211 486,668 457,318 476,427 4.8 5.1 4.7 5.0

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

9,980,321 10,043,324 10,068,742 10,042,266 476,314 519,406 473,411 498,830 4.8 5.2 4.7 5.0

Dutchess County-Putnam County

192,845 194,965 194,809 195,543 8,417 8,174 7,904 7,904 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.0

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,464,135 1,476,060 1,471,561 1,474,000 63,527 61,671 60,633 60,480 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1

Newark(3)

1,246,478 1,257,729 1,258,856 1,256,127 62,528 66,086 59,211 60,983 5.0 5.3 4.7 4.9

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,076,863 7,114,570 7,143,516 7,116,596 341,842 383,475 345,663 369,463 4.8 5.4 4.8 5.2

Pennsylvania

6,399,944 6,526,559 6,415,244 6,507,007 296,138 350,660 284,564 350,249 4.6 5.4 4.4 5.4

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,043,035 3,104,885 3,063,452 3,107,342 149,006 162,549 142,631 159,801 4.9 5.2 4.7 5.1

Camden(3)

632,683 638,782 638,401 639,499 33,351 34,269 31,408 31,349 5.3 5.4 4.9 4.9

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,051,268 1,076,343 1,055,338 1,074,363 39,302 46,293 37,622 46,878 3.7 4.3 3.6 4.4

Philadelphia

984,583 1,012,144 989,708 1,013,318 57,449 65,063 55,051 64,954 5.8 6.4 5.6 6.4

Wilmington(3)

374,501 377,616 380,005 380,162 18,904 16,924 18,550 16,620 5.0 4.5 4.9 4.4

Texas

13,067,230 13,416,525 13,114,424 13,334,556 586,777 661,895 582,556 584,778 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,595,184 3,742,404 3,610,389 3,726,196 144,353 151,859 142,921 135,729 4.0 4.1 4.0 3.6

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,409,776 2,521,541 2,424,643 2,513,027 94,712 100,448 93,794 89,913 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.6

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,185,408 1,220,863 1,185,746 1,213,169 49,641 51,411 49,127 45,816 4.2 4.2 4.1 3.8

Washington

3,539,460 3,663,383 3,561,952 3,687,960 184,904 186,236 189,562 186,226 5.2 5.1 5.3 5.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

1,968,332 2,046,273 1,972,909 2,050,222 96,163 90,546 97,907 86,950 4.9 4.4 5.0 4.2

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,579,726 1,644,271 1,579,458 1,642,936 73,667 66,224 74,879 62,024 4.7 4.0 4.7 3.8

Tacoma-Lakewood

388,606 402,002 393,451 407,286 22,496 24,322 23,028 24,926 5.8 6.1 5.9 6.1

Footnotes
(1) These 11 areas contain all of the 38 metropolitan divisions.
(2) Part of the area (or division) is in one or more adjacent states.
(3) All of the division is in one or more adjacent states.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Area delineations 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. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based. Some metropolitan areas lie in two or more states. They are listed under the state containing the first principal city. Metropolitan divisions are listed under their metropolitan areas. Some divisions lie in more than one state, and some, like Camden, N.J., are totally outside the states under which their metropolitan areas are listed. For Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va., the metropolitan area and division titles are identical. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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