Midwest Economy - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the Midwest, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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156,048 157,469 157,037 157,106 1,058 0.7

Midwest

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34,420.0 34,545.0 34,501.1 34,465.3 45.3 0.1

Illinois

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6,511.2 6,497.9 6,491.0 (P) 6,489.2 (P) -22.0 (P) -0.3

Indiana

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3,235.3 3,246.0 3,248.6 (P) 3,258.3 (P) 23.0 (P) 0.7

Iowa

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1,706.6 1,710.5 1,704.4 (P) 1,700.4 (P) -6.2 (P) -0.4

Kansas

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1,501.1 1,496.8 1,487.0 (P) 1,479.1 (P) -22.0 (P) -1.5

Michigan

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4,746.1 4,750.4 4,739.6 (P) 4,728.4 (P) -17.7 (P) -0.4

Minnesota

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2,973.1 3,037.2 3,029.4 (P) 3,016.0 (P) 42.9 (P) 1.4

Missouri

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3,058.8 3,115.9 3,092.6 (P) 3,073.0 (P) 14.3 (P) 0.5

Nebraska

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1,022.1 1,012.4 1,009.3 (P) 1,006.9 (P) -15.2 (P) -1.5

North Dakota

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417.5 418.6 416.4 (P) 413.9 (P) -3.6 (P) -0.9

Ohio

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5,725.2 5,752.4 5,738.2 (P) 5,721.8 (P) -3.4 (P) -0.1

South Dakota

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448.6 454.7 455.6 (P) 455.9 (P) 7.4 (P) 1.6

Wisconsin

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3,094.6 3,091.4 3,080.0 (P) 3,072.5 (P) -22.0 (P) -0.7

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The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in the Midwest, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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9,648 8,674 8,299 8,266 -1,382 -14.3

Midwest

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1,958.3 1,752.8 1,715.6 1,655.7 -302.6 -15.5

Illinois

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433.5 392.1 382.5 (P) 373.6 (P) -59.9 (P) -13.8

Indiana

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188.5 167.0 157.9 (P) 154.0 (P) -34.5 (P) -18.3

Iowa

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74.2 64.8 63.9 (P) 63.9 (P) -10.3 (P) -13.9

Kansas

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65.9 65.7 66.5 (P) 68.1 (P) 2.1 (P) 3.2

Michigan

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330.0 263.6 260.6 (P) 249.2 (P) -80.9 (P) -24.5

Minnesota

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112.5 116.8 118.2 (P) 120.0 (P) 7.5 (P) 6.7

Missouri

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178.5 181.5 179.5 (P) 179.1 (P) 0.6 (P) 0.3

Nebraska

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33.3 25.9 26.6 (P) 27.6 (P) -5.7 (P) -17.1

North Dakota

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11.4 13.1 12.9 (P) 12.3 (P) 0.9 (P) 7.9

Ohio

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315.7 301.9 296.5 (P) 285.9 (P) -29.8 (P) -9.4

South Dakota

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14.9 17.2 17.4 (P) 17.3 (P) 2.4 (P) 16.2

Wisconsin

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166.1 140.9 142.2 (P) 142.3 (P) -23.8 (P) -14.3

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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in the Midwest, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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6.2 5.5 5.3 5.3 -0.9

Midwest

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5.7 5.1 5.0 4.8 -0.9

Illinois

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6.7 6.0 5.9 (P) 5.8 (P) -0.9

Indiana

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5.8 5.1 4.9 (P) 4.7 (P) -1.1

Iowa

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4.3 3.8 3.7 (P) 3.8 (P) -0.5

Kansas

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4.4 4.4 4.5 (P) 4.6 (P) 0.2

Michigan

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7.0 5.5 5.5 (P) 5.3 (P) -1.7

Minnesota

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3.8 3.8 3.9 (P) 4.0 (P) 0.2

Missouri

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5.8 5.8 5.8 (P) 5.8 (P) 0.0

Nebraska

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3.3 2.6 2.6 (P) 2.7 (P) -0.6

North Dakota

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2.7 3.1 3.1 (P) 3.0 (P) 0.3

Ohio

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5.5 5.2 5.2 (P) 5.0 (P) -0.5

South Dakota

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3.3 3.8 3.8 (P) 3.8 (P) 0.5

Wisconsin

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5.4 4.6 4.6 (P) 4.6 (P) -0.8

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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in Midwest states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Illinois

 

Bloomington

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6.0 4.2 4.6 (P) 4.7 (P) -1.3

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

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6.5 5.4 5.6 (P) 5.8 (P) -0.7

Carbondale-Marion

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7.3 5.4 5.7 (P) 6.0 (P) -1.3

Champaign-Urbana

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6.6 4.4 4.9 (P) 5.0 (P) -1.6

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

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7.3 5.8 6.0 (P) 5.9 (P) -1.4

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL (1)

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7.4 6.0 6.3 (P) 6.1 (P) -1.3

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI (1)

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6.3 4.6 4.7 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.4

Danville

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8.8 6.1 6.5 (P) 6.7 (P) -2.1

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

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6.3 5.0 5.1 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.2

Decatur

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8.8 6.2 6.6 (P) 7.2 (P) -1.6

Elgin

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6.8 4.8 5.0 (P) 5.2 (P) -1.6

Kankakee

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8.0 5.8 6.0 (P) 6.2 (P) -1.8

Peoria

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7.3 5.4 5.7 (P) 6.2 (P) -1.1

Rockford

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8.4 5.9 6.1 (P) 7.1 (P) -1.3

St Louis, MO-IL

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6.7 5.5 5.6 (P) 5.7 (P) -1.0

Springfield

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6.1 4.5 4.6 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.2

Indiana

 

Bloomington

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6.7 5.2 5.7 (P) 5.4 (P) -1.3

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

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7.3 5.8 6.0 (P) 5.9 (P) -1.4

Gary (1)

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7.4 6.4 6.1 (P) 6.3 (P) -1.1

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

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5.7 4.3 4.6 (P) 4.6 (P) -1.1

Columbus

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4.4 3.5 3.7 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.8

Elkhart-Goshen

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5.3 3.8 3.9 (P) 3.9 (P) -1.4

Evansville, IN-KY

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5.4 4.3 4.3 (P) 4.3 (P) -1.1

Fort Wayne

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6.5 4.5 4.5 (P) 4.5 (P) -2.0

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson

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5.8 4.5 4.5 (P) 4.4 (P) -1.4

Kokomo

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6.6 5.0 5.0 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.7

Lafayette-West Lafayette

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5.6 4.2 4.7 (P) 4.7 (P) -0.9

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

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5.9 4.8 4.7 (P) 5.2 (P) -0.7

Michigan City-LaPorte

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7.2 6.0 5.7 (P) 5.8 (P) -1.4

Muncie

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7.9 5.9 6.0 (P) 5.8 (P) -2.1

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

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7.0 5.2 5.1 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.9

Terre Haute

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7.9 6.2 6.1 (P) 6.3 (P) -1.6

Iowa

 

Ames

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3.3 2.3 3.1 (P) 2.7 (P) -0.6

Cedar Rapids

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4.5 3.5 3.7 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.9

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

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6.3 5.0 5.1 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.2

Des Moines-West Des Moines

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4.0 3.3 3.4 (P) 3.2 (P) -0.8

Dubuque

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3.9 3.2 3.6 (P) 3.3 (P) -0.6

Iowa City

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3.5 2.5 2.9 (P) 2.8 (P) -0.7

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

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3.9 2.9 3.2 (P) 3.2 (P) -0.7

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

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4.3 3.3 3.8 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.7

Waterloo-Cedar Falls

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4.5 4.1 4.4 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.5

Kansas

 

Kansas City, MO-KS

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6.1 5.3 5.3 (P) 5.5 (P) -0.6

Lawrence

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4.7 3.9 4.4 (P) 4.8 (P) 0.1

Manhattan

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4.4 3.7 4.1 (P) 4.4 (P) 0.0

Topeka

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5.0 4.5 4.6 (P) 5.0 (P) 0.0

St. Joseph, MO-KS

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5.8 5.3 5.4 (P) 5.5 (P) -0.3

Wichita

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6.0 5.0 5.2 (P) 5.7 (P) -0.3

Michigan

 

Ann Arbor

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6.3 4.2 4.3 (P) 4.5 (P) -1.8

Battle Creek

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7.7 5.4 5.4 (P) 5.7 (P) -2.0

Bay City

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8.3 6.1 5.9 (P) 6.0 (P) -2.3

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

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9.9 6.6 6.6 (P) 7.0 (P) -2.9

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia (1)

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11.7 7.7 7.7 (P) 8.2 (P) -3.5

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills (1)

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8.8 5.9 5.9 (P) 6.3 (P) -2.5

Flint

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9.3 6.4 6.3 (P) 6.8 (P) -2.5

Grand Rapids-Wyoming

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6.3 4.2 4.2 (P) 4.2 (P) -2.1

Jackson

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7.9 5.7 5.7 (P) 6.0 (P) -1.9

Kalamazoo-Portage

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7.2 5.2 5.1 (P) 5.2 (P) -2.0

Lansing-East Lansing

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7.6 4.8 5.0 (P) 5.1 (P) -2.5

Midland

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7.2 5.2 5.2 (P) 5.2 (P) -2.0

Monroe

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7.7 4.9 4.8 (P) 5.3 (P) -2.4

Muskegon

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9.0 6.1 6.1 (P) 6.3 (P) -2.7

Niles-Benton Harbor

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7.7 5.6 5.5 (P) 5.6 (P) -2.1

Saginaw

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8.8 6.1 6.0 (P) 6.2 (P) -2.6

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

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7.0 5.2 5.1 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.9

Minnesota

 

Duluth, MN-WI

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5.1 4.7 5.3 (P) 5.1 (P) 0.0

Fargo, ND-MN

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2.6 2.5 2.7 (P) 2.4 (P) -0.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

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3.4 3.3 3.5 (P) 3.1 (P) -0.3

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

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4.5 3.9 4.2 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.5

Mankato-North Mankato

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3.5 3.0 3.3 (P) 3.2 (P) -0.3

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

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3.9 3.5 3.8 (P) 3.7 (P) -0.2

Rochester

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3.5 3.2 3.5 (P) 3.3 (P) -0.2

St. Cloud

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3.9 3.6 4.0 (P) 3.7 (P) -0.2

Missouri

 

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

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6.5 5.4 5.6 (P) 5.8 (P) -0.7

Columbia

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4.7 4.1 4.4 (P) 4.3 (P) -0.4

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

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5.0 4.3 4.2 (P) 4.3 (P) -0.7

Jefferson City

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5.6 4.9 5.0 (P) 5.2 (P) -0.4

Joplin

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5.9 5.2 5.2 (P) 5.3 (P) -0.6

Kansas City, MO-KS

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6.1 5.3 5.3 (P) 5.5 (P) -0.6

Springfield

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5.4 5.1 5.1 (P) 5.1 (P) -0.3

St. Joseph

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5.8 5.3 5.4 (P) 5.5 (P) -0.3

St. Louis, MO-IL

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6.7 5.5 5.6 (P) 5.7 (P) -1.0

Nebraska

 

Grand Island

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5.6 2.7 3.1 (P) 4.9 (P) -0.7

Lincoln

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3.2 2.2 2.6 (P) 2.5 (P) -0.7

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

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3.9 2.9 3.2 (P) 3.2 (P) -0.7

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

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4.3 3.3 3.8 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.7

North Dakota

 

Bismarck

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2.4 2.6 2.9 (P) 2.3 (P) -0.1

Fargo, ND-MN

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2.6 2.5 2.7 (P) 2.4 (P) -0.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

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3.4 3.3 3.5 (P) 3.1 (P) -0.3

Ohio

 

Akron

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6.0 4.7 5.0 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.1

Canton-Massillon

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5.8 5.0 5.1 (P) 5.2 (P) -0.6

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

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5.7 4.3 4.6 (P) 4.6 (P) -1.1

Cleveland-Elyria

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6.7 6.0 6.4 (P) 5.6 (P) -1.1

Columbus

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5.2 4.0 4.2 (P) 4.2 (P) -1.0

Dayton

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6.2 4.7 4.9 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.3

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

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6.7 6.2 6.6 (P) 6.9 (P) 0.2

Lima

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6.3 4.6 4.8 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.4

Mansfield

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6.9 5.2 5.3 (P) 5.3 (P) -1.6

Parkersburg-Vienna

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6.1 6.4 6.8 (P) 7.2 (P) 1.1

Springfield

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6.3 4.6 4.8 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.2

Toledo

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6.5 4.8 5.1 (P) 5.0 (P) -1.5

Wheeling, WV-OH

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6.5 6.4 7.0 (P) 7.2 (P) 0.7

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

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8.0 7.3 7.6 (P) 7.9 (P) -0.1

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

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7.2 5.7 6.0 (P) 6.1 (P) -1.1

South Dakota

 

Rapid City

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2.8 4.0 3.4 (P) 3.2 (P) 0.4

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

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4.3 3.3 3.8 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.7

Sioux Falls

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2.4 3.2 2.9 (P) 2.6 (P) 0.2

Wisconsin

 

Appleton

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4.9 4.1 4.1 (P) 3.8 (P) -1.1

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

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7.3 5.8 6.0 (P) 5.9 (P) -1.4

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI (1)

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6.3 4.6 4.7 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.4

Duluth, MN-WI

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5.1 4.7 5.3 (P) 5.1 (P) 0.0

Eau Claire

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5.0 4.1 4.4 (P) 4.1 (P) -0.9

Fond du Lac

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5.2 4.2 4.4 (P) 4.1 (P) -1.1

Green Bay

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5.1 4.4 4.5 (P) 4.0 (P) -1.1

Janesville-Beloit

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6.1 5.3 5.6 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.0

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

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4.5 3.9 4.2 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.5

Madison

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4.0 3.6 3.7 (P) 3.3 (P) -0.7

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

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6.3 5.2 5.5 (P) 5.2 (P) -1.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

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3.9 3.5 3.8 (P) 3.7 (P) -0.2

Oshkosh-Neenah

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5.5 4.5 4.7 (P) 4.3 (P) -1.2

Racine

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7.0 5.8 6.1 (P) 6.3 (P) -0.7

Sheboygan

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4.6 4.0 4.1 (P) 3.6 (P) -1.0

Wausau

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5.1 4.2 4.3 (P) 4.0 (P) -1.1

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(1) Metropolitan Division
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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in Midwest States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

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139,156 141,625 (P) 141,856 (P) 142,071 (P) 2,915 (P) 2.1

Illinois

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5,873.9 5,927.7 5,922.1 (P) 5,924.0 (P) 50.1 (P) 0.9

Indiana

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2,979.9 3,040.3 3,042.9 (P) 3,043.8 (P) 63.9 (P) 2.1

Iowa

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1,546.5 1,567.6 1,569.3 (P) 1,577.4 (P) 30.9 (P) 2.0

Kansas

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1,394.6 1,397.9 1,404.5 (P) 1,400.2 (P) 5.6 (P) 0.4

Michigan

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4,183.5 4,276.0 4,270.7 (P) 4,279.3 (P) 95.8 (P) 2.3

Minnesota

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2,829.2 2,851.6 2,857.2 (P) 2,853.3 (P) 24.1 (P) 0.9

Missouri

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2,737.1 2,756.5 2,763.6 (P) 2,775.5 (P) 38.4 (P) 1.4

Nebraska

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993.5 999.7 996.6 (P) 995.4 (P) 1.9 (P) 0.2

North Dakota

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(1) 463.3 463.8 463.1 (P) 460.7 (P) (1) -2.6 (P) (1) -0.6

Ohio

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5,342.3 5,398.6 5,384.2 (P) 5,399.1 (P) 56.8 (P) 1.1

South Dakota

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424.0 430.6 433.1 (P) 432.9 (P) 8.9 (P) 2.1

Wisconsin

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2,845.1 2,880.1 2,877.2 (P) 2,889.6 (P) 44.5 (P) 1.6

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(1) Correction
(P) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.