Southwest - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the West South Central and Mountain states, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

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156,048 157,469 157,037 157,106 1,058 0.7

West South Central Division

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18,359.9 18,538.8 18,497.5 18,436.6 76.7 0.4

Arkansas

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1,296.7 1,336.6 1,337.3 (P) 1,336.9 (P) 40.2 (P) 3.1

Louisiana

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2,159.5 2,215.0 2,210.6 (P) 2,197.9 (P) 38.4 (P) 1.8

Oklahoma

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1,777.6 1,863.3 1,862.5 (P) 1,853.6 (P) 76.0 (P) 4.3

Texas

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13,094.1 13,139.8 13,086.7 (P) 13,035.1 (P) -58.9 (P) -0.4

Mountain Division

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11,252.8 11,449.3 11,447.9 11,436.0 183.2 1.6

Arizona

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3,080.1 3,165.3 3,156.2 (P) 3,146.0 (P) 65.9 (P) 2.1

Colorado

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2,817.8 2,829.0 2,822.8 (P) 2,812.7 (P) -5.2 (P) -0.2

Idaho

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778.6 795.6 798.0 (P) 799.2 (P) 20.7 (P) 2.7

Montana

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516.5 524.7 524.9 (P) 525.0 (P) 8.4 (P) 1.6

Nevada

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1,393.8 1,417.9 1,422.5 (P) 1,426.5 (P) 32.7 (P) 2.3

New Mexico

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916.8 933.5 932.9 (P) 929.9 (P) 13.1 (P) 1.4

Utah

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1,429.2 1,469.9 1,470.6 (P) 1,470.8 (P) 41.5 (P) 2.9

Wyoming

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307.3 308.6 309.7 (P) 310.5 (P) 3.2 (P) 1.0

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(P) Preliminary

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.

 
Unemployed in the West South Central and Mountain states, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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9,648 8,674 8,299 8,266 -1,382 -14.3

West South Central Division

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952.8 863.7 843.2 825.6 -127.2 -13.4

Arkansas

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77.8 76.9 75.8 (P) 74.5 (P) -3.3 (P) -4.3

Louisiana

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139.1 145.7 141.3 (P) 136.6 (P) -2.5 (P) -1.8

Oklahoma

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78.4 80.2 83.0 (P) 83.9 (P) 5.4 (P) 6.9

Texas

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648.7 559.9 544.7 (P) 541.3 (P) -107.5 (P) -16.6

Mountain Division

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641.1 581.9 581.4 584.0 -57.1 -8.9

Arizona

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206.1 184.2 184.8 (P) 191.5 (P) -14.6 (P) -7.1

Colorado

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135.2 122.8 124.2 (P) 122.0 (P) -13.2 (P) -9.8

Idaho

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38.0 31.0 32.0 (P) 33.0 (P) -5.0 (P) -13.3

Montana

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24.0 20.3 20.4 (P) 21.1 (P) -2.9 (P) -12.0

Nevada

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106.0 99.2 98.1 (P) 96.8 (P) -9.2 (P) -8.7

New Mexico

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60.0 58.2 59.3 (P) 60.6 (P) 0.6 (P) 0.9

Utah

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53.5 51.0 51.7 (P) 53.0 (P) -0.5 (P) -0.9

Wyoming

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13.5 12.7 12.9 (P) 12.8 (P) -0.8 (P) -5.7

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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 West South Central and Mountain states, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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United States

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6.2 5.5 5.3 5.3 -0.9

West South Central Division

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5.2 4.7 4.6 4.5 -0.7

Arkansas

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6.0 5.8 5.7 (P) 5.6 (P) -0.4

Louisiana

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6.4 6.6 6.4 (P) 6.2 (P) -0.2

Oklahoma

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4.4 4.3 4.5 (P) 4.5 (P) 0.1

Texas

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5.0 4.3 4.2 (P) 4.2 (P) -0.8

Mountain Division

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5.7 5.1 5.1 5.1 -0.6

Arizona

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6.7 5.8 5.9 (P) 6.1 (P) -0.6

Colorado

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4.8 4.3 4.4 (P) 4.3 (P) -0.5

Idaho

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4.9 3.9 4.0 (P) 4.1 (P) -0.8

Montana

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4.6 3.9 3.9 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.6

Nevada

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7.6 7.0 6.9 (P) 6.8 (P) -0.8

New Mexico

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6.5 6.2 6.4 (P) 6.5 (P) 0.0

Utah

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3.7 3.5 3.5 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.1

Wyoming

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4.4 4.1 4.2 (P) 4.1 (P) -0.3

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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 Southwest states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Arkansas

 

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

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4.7 4.0 4.3 (P) 4.2 (P) -0.5

Fort Smith, AR-OK

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6.3 5.7 5.9 (P) 5.9 (P) -0.4

Hot Springs

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6.4 5.7 5.9 (P) 5.7 (P) -0.7

Jonesboro

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5.9 4.8 5.0 (P) 5.1 (P) -0.8

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

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5.6 4.8 5.1 (P) 4.9 (P) -0.7

Pine Bluff

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8.8 7.4 7.8 (P) 8.0 (P) -0.8

Texarkana, TX-AR

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6.4 4.9 5.0 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.3

Louisiana

 

Alexandria

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7.5 6.6 6.9 (P) 7.3 (P) -0.2

Baton Rouge

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6.6 5.4 5.7 (P) 6.2 (P) -0.4

Hammond

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8.6 7.0 7.4 (P) 8.0 (P) -0.6

Houma-Thibodaux

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5.3 5.6 5.8 (P) 6.0 (P) 0.7

Lafayette

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5.9 6.1 6.5 (P) 6.8 (P) 0.9

Lake Charles

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6.5 5.3 5.6 (P) 5.8 (P) -0.7

Monroe

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7.8 6.7 7.1 (P) 7.5 (P) -0.3

New Orleans-Metairie

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6.9 6.0 6.3 (P) 6.7 (P) -0.2

Shreveport-Bossier City

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7.7 6.9 7.2 (P) 7.8 (P) 0.1

New Mexico

 

Albuquerque

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7.2 5.4 5.6 (P) 6.8 (P) -0.4

Farmington

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7.3 5.9 6.2 (P) 7.7 (P) 0.4

Las Cruces

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8.1 6.8 7.0 (P) 8.2 (P) 0.1

Santa Fe

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6.0 4.7 4.8 (P) 5.9 (P) -0.1

Oklahoma

 

Lawton

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4.9 3.9 4.4 (P) 4.9 (P) 0.0

Oklahoma City

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4.3 3.4 3.8 (P) 4.3 (P) 0.0

Tulsa

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4.7 3.8 4.4 (P) 4.8 (P) 0.1

Texas

 

Abilene

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4.7 3.4 3.7 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.7

Amarillo

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4.0 2.7 2.9 (P) 3.2 (P) -0.8

Austin-Round Rock

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4.4 3.0 3.1 (P) 3.3 (P) -1.1

Beaumont-Port Arthur

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8.0 5.9 6.0 (P) 6.3 (P) -1.7

Brownsville-Harlingen

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8.7 6.7 6.6 (P) 7.0 (P) -1.7

College Station-Bryan

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4.7 3.1 3.3 (P) 3.9 (P) -0.8

Corpus Christi

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5.5 4.5 4.7 (P) 5.0 (P) -0.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

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5.3 3.7 3.8 (P) 4.0 (P) -1.3

Dallas-Plano-Irving (1)

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5.3 3.6 3.7 (P) 4.0 (P) -1.3

Fort Worth-Arlington (1)

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5.3 3.8 3.9 (P) 4.1 (P) -1.2

El Paso

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7.0 4.8 5.0 (P) 5.3 (P) -1.7

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

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5.3 4.0 4.2 (P) 4.5 (P) -0.8

Killeen-Temple

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6.2 4.3 4.4 (P) 4.7 (P) -1.5

Laredo

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5.7 4.4 4.5 (P) 5.0 (P) -0.7

Longview

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5.2 4.3 4.5 (P) 4.9 (P) -0.3

Lubbock

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4.5 3.0 3.2 (P) 3.8 (P) -0.7

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

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9.3 7.3 7.2 (P) 7.8 (P) -1.5

Midland

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3.2 2.9 3.1 (P) 3.4 (P) 0.2

Odessa

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3.8 3.8 4.0 (P) 4.4 (P) 0.6

San Angelo

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4.4 3.8 4.0 (P) 4.2 (P) -0.2

San Antonio-New Braunfels

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4.9 3.4 3.5 (P) 3.8 (P) -1.1

Sherman-Denison

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5.1 3.6 3.7 (P) 4.0 (P) -1.1

Texarkana, TX-AR

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6.4 4.9 5.0 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.3

Tyler

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5.4 4.1 4.2 (P) 4.5 (P) -0.9

Victoria

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4.6 3.6 3.8 (P) 4.2 (P) -0.4

Waco

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5.7 3.7 3.9 (P) 4.3 (P) -1.4

Wichita Falls

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5.4 3.9 4.1 (P) 4.4 (P) -1.0

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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 Southwest States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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139,156 141,625 (P) 141,856 (P) 142,071 (P) 2,915 (P) 2.1

Arkansas

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1,185.4 1,209.6 1,212.6 (P) 1,213.8 (P) 28.4 (P) 2.4

Louisiana

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1,982.3 1,989.2 1,994.0 (P) 1,989.5 (P) 7.2 (P) 0.4

New Mexico

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821.5 827.3 826.8 (P) 826.0 (P) 4.5 (P) 0.5

Oklahoma

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1,655.7 1,661.5 1,655.2 (P) 1,666.0 (P) 10.3 (P) 0.6

Texas

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11,567.8 11,786.4 11,796.9 (P) 11,828.3 (P) 260.5 (P) 2.3

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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.