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

LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                          LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                            NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
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                                                   Civilian labor force                                                                   
                                                                                                                                          
        State, area, and division                                                             Number                Percent of labor force
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                 April              May              April              May           April        May    
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                             2014     2015     2014     2015p    2014     2015     2014     2015p   2014  2015  2014 2015p
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
California................................ 18,658.9 18,883.1 18,737.5 19,061.5  1,345.4  1,152.7  1,342.6  1,180.4   7.2   6.1   7.2   6.2
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim..........  6,544.3  6,635.2  6,565.0  6,689.0    465.7    425.0    479.3    440.3   7.1   6.4   7.3   6.6
     Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine.............  1,560.0  1,586.7  1,568.4  1,601.7     79.3     65.2     81.3     67.9   5.1   4.1   5.2   4.2
     Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale......  4,984.4  5,048.5  4,996.6  5,087.3    386.4    359.8    398.1    372.4   7.8   7.1   8.0   7.3
  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward...........  2,431.7  2,475.6  2,442.4  2,492.7    119.6     98.2    121.7    102.1   4.9   4.0   5.0   4.1
     Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley.............  1,342.5  1,353.6  1,348.5  1,364.9     75.9     61.5     77.0     64.0   5.7   4.5   5.7   4.7
     San Francisco-Redwood City-                                                                                                          
       South San Francisco................    950.5    980.8    954.6    985.5     38.3     32.1     39.1     33.4   4.0   3.3   4.1   3.4
     San Rafael...........................    138.6    141.2    139.3    142.3      5.4      4.6      5.6      4.7   3.9   3.2   4.0   3.3
                                                                                                                                          
District of Columbia......................    370.0    384.0    372.2    380.2     26.5     25.8     27.4     25.5   7.2   6.7   7.4   6.7
  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (2).....  3,242.6  3,278.3  3,265.8  3,293.7    151.0    140.7    164.3    153.4   4.7   4.3   5.0   4.7
     Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville (3)    661.5    672.2    667.1    672.1     27.5     25.4     30.4     28.9   4.2   3.8   4.6   4.3
     Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (2)..  2,581.2  2,606.1  2,598.7  2,621.6    123.4    115.2    133.9    124.5   4.8   4.4   5.2   4.8
                                                                                                                                          
Florida...................................  9,584.5  9,549.7  9,677.4  9,621.6    572.1    504.7    608.9    535.1   6.0   5.3   6.3   5.6
  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach...  2,987.3  2,983.4  3,012.2  3,003.3    185.4    164.0    193.4    169.6   6.2   5.5   6.4   5.6
     Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-                                                                                                       
       Deerfield Beach....................    982.9    980.7    995.6    993.9     55.4     48.3     58.9     51.6   5.6   4.9   5.9   5.2
     Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall............  1,317.8  1,319.1  1,324.1  1,319.2     91.5     83.3     93.6     82.6   6.9   6.3   7.1   6.3
     West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-                                                                                                          
       Delray Beach.......................    686.6    683.6    692.6    690.2     38.4     32.4     41.0     35.4   5.6   4.7   5.9   5.1
                                                                                                                                          
Illinois..................................  6,470.0  6,427.1  6,505.7  6,488.2    443.2    355.6    446.0    365.8   6.8   5.5   6.9   5.6
  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin (2)............  4,852.3  4,846.4  4,886.0  4,888.2    340.0    278.9    338.7    285.9   7.0   5.8   6.9   5.8
     Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights.  3,752.7  3,760.8  3,774.2  3,781.0    267.5    223.0    265.1    227.8   7.1   5.9   7.0   6.0
     Elgin................................    315.1    312.1    318.0    317.6     20.6     14.9     20.6     15.3   6.5   4.8   6.5   4.8
     Gary (3).............................    336.0    333.4    339.8    339.7     24.4     20.8     25.6     21.9   7.3   6.2   7.5   6.5
     Lake County-Kenosha County (2).......    448.4    440.1    454.1    450.0     27.4     20.2     27.4     20.9   6.1   4.6   6.0   4.6
                                                                                                                                          
Massachusetts.............................  3,510.9  3,603.7  3,525.4  3,612.8    194.4    148.6    197.3    157.9   5.5   4.1   5.6   4.4
  Boston-Cambridge-Nashua (2).............  2,579.4  2,648.3  2,585.4  2,652.1    128.9     99.7    132.4    107.2   5.0   3.8   5.1   4.0
     Boston-Cambridge-Newton..............  1,522.4  1,566.3  1,526.6  1,570.1     70.6     54.5     73.9     59.9   4.6   3.5   4.8   3.8
     Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton..........    103.6    107.0    103.4    106.2      6.4      4.9      6.6      5.2   6.2   4.5   6.4   4.9
     Framingham...........................    152.0    156.7    152.2    156.8      6.6      5.1      6.8      5.5   4.4   3.3   4.5   3.5
     Haverhill-Newburyport-                                                                                                               
       Amesbury Town (2)..................    110.4    112.5    110.7    112.8      5.9      4.7      5.8      4.7   5.4   4.2   5.2   4.1
     Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem (2)......     93.0     94.6     93.3     94.7      7.1      5.5      7.1      5.7   7.6   5.8   7.6   6.0
     Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford (2)......    179.6    184.8    180.3    185.2     10.3      7.8     10.4      8.2   5.7   4.2   5.8   4.5
     Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead...............     81.6     84.3     82.0     84.3      4.5      3.4      4.6      3.7   5.5   4.0   5.7   4.4
     Nashua (2)...........................    166.9    167.8    166.6    168.0      8.0      6.7      7.6      6.5   4.8   4.0   4.6   3.9
     Peabody-Salem-Beverly................     89.0     91.5     89.1     91.2      4.5      3.5      4.6      3.7   5.1   3.8   5.2   4.1
     Taunton-Middleborough-Norton.........     80.9     82.7     81.2     82.7      4.9      3.7      4.9      3.9   6.1   4.5   6.1   4.7
                                                                                                                                          
Michigan..................................  4,681.2  4,677.4  4,771.1  4,797.0    324.3    224.3    358.7    282.0   6.9   4.8   7.5   5.9
  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn.................  1,979.4  1,952.1  2,013.8  2,003.3    154.5     99.1    172.5    132.1   7.8   5.1   8.6   6.6
     Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia.............    751.6    735.1    762.2    752.7     70.0     43.7     77.6     58.0   9.3   5.9  10.2   7.7
     Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills.........  1,227.8  1,217.0  1,251.6  1,250.6     84.4     55.4     94.9     74.1   6.9   4.5   7.6   5.9
                                                                                                                                          
New York..................................  9,521.3  9,618.0  9,559.5  9,683.4    580.6    524.7    595.1    516.5   6.1   5.5   6.2   5.3
  New York-Newark-Jersey City (2).........  9,871.9 10,007.2  9,918.5 10,072.1    605.8    562.1    630.9    562.9   6.1   5.6   6.4   5.6
     Dutchess County-Putnam County........    191.8    190.6    193.0    192.0      9.3      8.4      9.9      8.7   4.8   4.4   5.1   4.6
     Nassau County-Suffolk County.........  1,441.6  1,449.2  1,454.5  1,469.0     66.6     63.7     71.0     65.8   4.6   4.4   4.9   4.5
     Newark (3)...........................  1,254.1  1,269.2  1,260.8  1,277.3     75.0     75.1     78.7     77.3   6.0   5.9   6.2   6.0
     New York-Jersey City-White Plains (2)  6,984.4  7,098.2  7,010.2  7,133.8    454.8    415.0    471.4    411.1   6.5   5.8   6.7   5.8
                                                                                                                                          
Pennsylvania..............................  6,334.3  6,359.6  6,395.3  6,436.0    340.3    300.0    379.3    346.6   5.4   4.7   5.9   5.4
  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (2)......  3,008.4  3,028.2  3,021.1  3,044.7    173.1    155.0    189.4    172.8   5.8   5.1   6.3   5.7
     Camden (3)...........................    633.2    639.0    635.6    640.0     41.2     40.6     43.1     41.6   6.5   6.4   6.8   6.5
     Montgomery County-Bucks County-                                                                                                      
       Chester County.....................  1,034.9  1,039.5  1,042.7  1,050.0     44.1     39.2     50.3     46.0   4.3   3.8   4.8   4.4
     Philadelphia.........................    976.4    976.9    979.7    983.3     66.5     57.5     74.9     67.0   6.8   5.9   7.6   6.8
     Wilmington (3).......................    363.9    372.8    363.0    371.3     21.4     17.8     21.1     18.2   5.9   4.8   5.8   4.9
                                                                                                                                          
Texas..................................... 13,049.1 13,094.5 13,094.8 13,114.0    622.6    521.4    657.9    538.7   4.8   4.0   5.0   4.1
  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington.............  3,532.3  3,573.0  3,544.3  3,567.7    167.4    131.5    176.6    134.5   4.7   3.7   5.0   3.8
     Dallas-Plano-Irving..................  2,348.8  2,380.4  2,355.0  2,376.8    112.0     86.7    117.9     88.5   4.8   3.6   5.0   3.7
     Fort Worth-Arlington.................  1,183.5  1,192.7  1,189.3  1,190.9     55.5     44.8     58.7     45.9   4.7   3.8   4.9   3.9
                                                                                                                                          
Washington................................  3,453.0  3,527.6  3,472.3  3,545.4    201.6    175.4    209.7    189.1   5.8   5.0   6.0   5.3
  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue.................  1,933.1  1,980.0  1,936.9  1,975.8     92.4     77.6     97.4     86.0   4.8   3.9   5.0   4.4
     Seattle-Bellevue-Everett.............  1,554.9  1,593.6  1,555.8  1,584.2     66.1     53.6     69.8     60.6   4.3   3.4   4.5   3.8
     Tacoma-Lakewood......................    378.2    386.4    381.1    391.6     26.3     24.0     27.6     25.5   7.0   6.2   7.2   6.5

   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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