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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155,284 155,862 156,278 156,397 1,113 0.7

West South Central Division

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18,099.7 18,232.5 18,302.4 18,350.1 250.4 1.4

Arkansas

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1,326.4 1,300.0 1,307.5 (P) 1,315.6 (P) -10.8 (P) -0.8

Louisiana

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2,095.3 2,146.6 2,165.3 (P) 2,179.8 (P) 84.6 (P) 4.0

Oklahoma

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1,822.1 1,781.5 1,790.2 (P) 1,796.3 (P) -25.8 (P) -1.4

Texas

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12,856.9 13,005.4 13,039.2 (P) 13,059.5 (P) 202.6 (P) 1.6

Mountain Division

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11,067.7 11,162.0 11,185.3 11,221.4 153.7 1.4

Arizona

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3,000.3 3,034.3 3,049.9 (P) 3,078.8 (P) 78.5 (P) 2.6

Colorado

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2,749.4 2,802.5 2,804.9 (P) 2,806.5 (P) 57.1 (P) 2.1

Idaho

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775.4 775.9 774.4 (P) 772.9 (P) -2.5 (P) -0.3

Montana

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513.0 520.2 520.3 (P) 519.9 (P) 6.9 (P) 1.4

Nevada

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1,365.6 1,367.8 1,368.5 (P) 1,369.1 (P) 3.6 (P) 0.3

New Mexico

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923.7 919.6 922.4 (P) 925.5 (P) 1.8 (P) 0.2

Utah

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1,432.7 1,435.5 1,436.3 (P) 1,436.8 (P) 4.1 (P) 0.3

Wyoming

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306.6 310.9 311.2 (P) 311.3 (P) 4.6 (P) 1.5

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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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10,841 9,262 8,995 9,110 -1,731 -16.0

West South Central Division

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1,095.8 972.7 963.0 941.7 -154.1 -14.1

Arkansas

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99.5 81.0 79.1 (P) 76.9 (P) -22.6 (P) -22.7

Louisiana

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116.8 129.7 134.6 (P) 142.0 (P) 25.2 (P) 21.5

Oklahoma

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99.5 83.6 81.2 (P) 78.9 (P) -20.6 (P) -20.7

Texas

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777.9 679.4 669.1 (P) 643.3 (P) -134.6 (P) -17.3

Mountain Division

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739.1 623.2 604.6 595.1 -144.0 -19.5

Arizona

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232.7 209.9 206.7 (P) 208.0 (P) -24.6 (P) -10.6

Colorado

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174.5 131.4 121.0 (P) 114.4 (P) -60.1 (P) -34.4

Idaho

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44.3 34.7 32.0 (P) 30.1 (P) -14.2 (P) -32.0

Montana

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27.9 23.9 23.4 (P) 22.6 (P) -5.4 (P) -19.3

Nevada

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124.9 100.1 96.8 (P) 94.6 (P) -30.3 (P) -24.2

New Mexico

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62.1 60.7 59.7 (P) 59.0 (P) -3.1 (P) -5.0

Utah

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57.8 50.6 51.6 (P) 51.4 (P) -6.4 (P) -11.1

Wyoming

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13.7 14.5 14.6 (P) 13.9 (P) 0.2 (P) 1.5

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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7.0 5.9 5.8 5.8 -1.2

West South Central Division

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6.1 5.3 5.3 5.1 -1.0

Arkansas

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7.5 6.2 6.1 (P) 5.8 (P) -1.7

Louisiana

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5.6 6.0 6.2 (P) 6.5 (P) 0.9

Oklahoma

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5.5 4.7 4.5 (P) 4.4 (P) -1.1

Texas

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6.1 5.2 5.1 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.2

Mountain Division

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6.7 5.6 5.4 5.3 -1.4

Arizona

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7.8 6.9 6.8 (P) 6.8 (P) -1.0

Colorado

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6.3 4.7 4.3 (P) 4.1 (P) -2.2

Idaho

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5.7 4.5 4.1 (P) 3.9 (P) -1.8

Montana

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5.4 4.6 4.5 (P) 4.3 (P) -1.1

Nevada

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9.1 7.3 7.1 (P) 6.9 (P) -2.2

New Mexico

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6.7 6.6 6.5 (P) 6.4 (P) -0.3

Utah

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4.0 3.5 3.6 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.4

Wyoming

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4.5 4.7 4.7 (P) 4.5 (P) 0.0

Footnotes
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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 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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5.4 4.9 4.4 (P) 3.9 (P) -1.5

Fort Smith, AR-OK

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7.5 6.1 5.7 (P) 5.4 (P) -2.1

Hot Springs

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7.8 6.4 6.1 (P) 5.6 (P) -2.2

Jonesboro

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6.6 5.7 5.2 (P) 4.8 (P) -1.8

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

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6.5 5.7 5.3 (P) 4.8 (P) -1.7

Pine Bluff

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9.7 8.4 7.5 (P) 6.8 (P) -2.9

Louisiana

 

Alexandria

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5.8 6.9 6.5 (P) 6.3 (P) 0.5

Baton Rouge

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5.4 6.1 5.6 (P) 5.6 (P) 0.2

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux

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3.8 4.5 4.2 (P) 4.2 (P) 0.4

Lafayette

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4.3 5.0 4.6 (P) 4.6 (P) 0.3

Lake Charles

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5.2 5.8 5.5 (P) 5.3 (P) 0.1

Monroe

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6.0 6.9 6.5 (P) 6.4 (P) 0.4

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner

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5.8 6.5 6.2 (P) 6.0 (P) 0.2

Shreveport-Bossier City

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6.3 6.9 6.6 (P) 6.5 (P) 0.2

New Mexico

 

Albuquerque

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7.0 7.3 6.4 (P) 6.3 (P) -0.7

Farmington

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6.4 7.0 6.0 (P) 5.6 (P) -0.8

Las Cruces

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7.1 7.2 6.5 (P) 6.3 (P) -0.8

Santa Fe

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5.3 5.5 5.0 (P) 4.8 (P) -0.5

Oklahoma

 

Lawton

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7.0 5.6 5.5 (P) 5.2 (P) -1.8

Oklahoma City

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5.4 4.4 4.3 (P) 3.9 (P) -1.5

Tulsa

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5.9 4.8 4.7 (P) 4.3 (P) -1.6

Texas

 

Abilene

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4.8 4.4 4.0 (P) 3.9 (P) -0.9

Amarillo

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4.4 4.0 3.6 (P) 3.5 (P) -0.9

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos

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5.2 4.6 4.2 (P) 4.0 (P) -1.2

Beaumont-Port Arthur

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9.7 8.4 7.5 (P) 6.9 (P) -2.8

Brownsville-Harlingen

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9.8 8.9 8.0 (P) 7.7 (P) -2.1

College Station-Bryan

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4.7 4.5 3.9 (P) 3.7 (P) -1.0

Corpus Christi

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5.9 5.4 4.8 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.0

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

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6.0 5.5 5.0 (P) 4.8 (P) -1.2

Dallas-Plano-Irving (1)

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6.0 5.5 5.0 (P) 4.8 (P) -1.2

Fort Worth-Arlington (1)

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5.9 5.4 4.9 (P) 4.7 (P) -1.2

El Paso

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8.5 7.7 7.0 (P) 6.6 (P) -1.9

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown

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5.9 5.4 4.9 (P) 4.7 (P) -1.2

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

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7.1 6.3 5.9 (P) 5.7 (P) -1.4

Laredo

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6.3 6.0 5.4 (P) 5.1 (P) -1.2

Longview

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5.5 4.8 4.3 (P) 4.1 (P) -1.4

Lubbock

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4.6 4.3 3.8 (P) 3.7 (P) -0.9

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

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10.2 9.8 8.5 (P) 7.9 (P) -2.3

Midland

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3.2 2.8 2.6 (P) 2.5 (P) -0.7

Odessa

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3.8 3.4 3.1 (P) 3.0 (P) -0.8

San Angelo

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4.8 4.2 3.9 (P) 3.7 (P) -1.1

San Antonio-New Braunfels

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5.8 5.1 4.7 (P) 4.5 (P) -1.3

Sherman-Denison

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6.1 5.4 5.0 (P) 4.8 (P) -1.3

Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR

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7.2 6.4 5.8 (P) 5.5 (P) -1.7

Tyler

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6.4 5.4 5.2 (P) 4.9 (P) -1.5

Victoria

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5.0 4.4 4.0 (P) 3.7 (P) -1.3

Waco

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5.8 5.6 5.0 (P) 4.7 (P) -1.1

Wichita Falls

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5.6 5.5 4.9 (P) 4.7 (P) -0.9

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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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United States

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137,311 139,481 (P) 139,724 (P) 140,045 (P) 2,734 (P) 2.0

Arkansas

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1,184.3 1,194.5 1,194.3 (P) 1,201.9 (P) 17.6 (P) 1.5

Louisiana

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1,963.4 1,987.7 1,987.8 (P) 1,985.2 (P) 21.8 (P) 1.1

New Mexico

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811.1 817.1 821.8 (P) 825.8 (P) 14.7 (P) 1.8

Oklahoma

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1,643.5 1,670.1 1,673.6 (P) 1,677.0 (P) 33.5 (P) 2.0

Texas

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11,301.0 11,673.2 11,707.4 (P) 11,742.2 (P) 441.2 (P) 3.9

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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.