Employment Indicators in Selected States

Employment Indicators in Selected States - October 2016 (PDF)
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
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Labor force data

 

Civilian labor force

1,334.7 1,356.7 1,354.5 2,137.2 2,133.0 2,124.1 915.6 928.6 928.6 1,846.0 1,815.7 1,815.6 13,109.5 13,355.7 13,377.0

Employed

1,269.6 1,301.8 1,300.0 2,010.8 1,996.0 1,989.9 855.6 866.4 866.2 1,768.9 1,720.4 1,720.6 12,513.4 12,718.6 12,745.5

Unemployed

65.1 54.9 54.6 126.5 137.0 134.2 59.9 62.2 62.4 77.1 95.3 95.0 596.1 637.1 631.5

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.0 4.0 5.9 6.4 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.7 4.2 5.3 5.2 4.5 4.8 4.7
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,219.6 1,230.8 1,231.1 1,982.2 1,968.1 1,975.4 826.2 823.4 823.1 1,668.3 1,655.9 1,656.0 11,893.8 12,087.6 12,101.3

Mining and Logging

7.6 6.4 6.3 45.0 39.0 39.1 24.3 17.6 17.8 50.1 44.5 43.9 255.9 223.1 224.1

Construction

50.3 48.2 49.9 142.5 141.8 146.4 43.8 43.5 43.7 78.0 82.9 80.9 690.3 695.8 692.6

Manufacturing

154.9 154.0 153.4 142.7 135.4 134.6 27.3 25.8 26.0 132.9 125.1 125.6 865.4 843.7 845.7

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

255.2 257.2 255.2 391.8 390.7 389.4 139.5 136.2 135.9 310.3 304.8 305.8 2,406.1 2,445.9 2,454.1

Information (1)

13.6 13.6 13.7 23.4 24.4 24.8 12.5 12.5 12.2 20.6 21.6 21.7 199.9 201.7 200.9

Financial Activities

49.7 50.0 50.5 90.1 90.7 90.4 32.9 33.2 33.4 80.3 80.8 81.2 726.0 744.1 748.5

Professional & Business Services

140.5 143.2 145.0 211.0 209.6 212.0 99.9 102.3 101.6 184.2 179.3 177.1 1,599.6 1,628.5 1,627.0

Education and Health Services

176.7 183.8 184.1 304.3 313.8 314.9 134.5 140.7 140.7 233.5 236.2 237.0 1,598.3 1,658.1 1,660.9

Leisure and Hospitality

113.3 115.6 114.9 231.2 224.7 226.0 93.0 94.6 94.0 164.1 167.2 168.5 1,269.3 1,311.6 1,310.9

Other Services

44.7 45.0 44.8 74.6 73.7 74.7 28.6 28.6 29.0 61.8 61.6 61.6 421.1 428.8 429.9

Government

213.1 213.8 213.3 325.6 324.3 323.1 189.9 188.4 188.8 352.5 351.9 352.7 1,861.9 1,906.3 1,906.7

(1) Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma information industry employment data are not seasonally adjusted.
(P) Preliminary

Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys; November 18, 2016.