Western - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the West region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

157,096 159,463 159,907 159,712 2,616 1.7

West

37,012.5 37,618.8 37,763.4 37,894.5 881.9 2.4

Alaska

363.3 359.4 359.9 (p)359.7 (p)-3.5 (p)-1.0

Arizona

3,157.2 3,213.5 3,222.0 (p)3,236.6 (p)79.5 (p)2.5

California

18,979.7 19,231.1 19,348.4 (p)19,438.0 (p)458.3 (p)2.4

Colorado

2,826.0 2,891.3 2,898.0 (p)2,909.2 (p)83.2 (p)2.9

Hawaii

679.9 684.6 687.7 (p)692.8 (p)12.9 (p)1.9

Idaho

802.1 812.3 813.2 (p)813.0 (p)10.9 (p)1.4

Montana

523.8 523.3 523.3 (p)524.4 (p)0.6 (p)0.1

Nevada

1,430.7 1,434.6 1,431.5 (p)1,430.2 (p)-0.5 (p)0.0

New Mexico

915.6 927.5 928.6 (p)928.6 (p)13.0 (p)1.4

Oregon

1,985.7 2,066.4 2,075.2 (p)2,082.3 (p)96.5 (p)4.9

Utah

1,470.7 1,499.6 1,501.9 (p)1,507.3 (p)36.6 (p)2.5

Washington

3,555.9 3,631.4 3,653.2 (p)3,676.1 (p)120.2 (p)3.4

Wyoming

305.0 299.3 300.1 (p)301.4 (p)-3.6 (p)-1.2

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.

 
Unemployed in the West region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

7,899 7,849 7,939 7,787 -112 -1.4

West

2,042.1 1,981.8 1,978.0 1,956.7 -85.4 -4.2

Alaska

23.9 24.3 24.6 (p)24.6 (p)0.8 (p)3.2

Arizona

186.2 187.0 178.7 (p)169.4 (p)-16.8 (p)-9.0

California

1,128.2 1,061.2 1,070.6 (p)1,069.3 (p)-59.0 (p)-5.2

Colorado

101.0 109.1 104.5 (p)100.7 (p)-0.3 (p)-0.3

Hawaii

22.9 23.6 22.6 (p)21.8 (p)-1.1 (p)-4.8

Idaho

32.3 31.0 31.1 (p)30.9 (p)-1.4 (p)-4.2

Montana

21.6 22.6 22.4 (p)22.3 (p)0.7 (p)3.3

Nevada

92.6 90.1 83.6 (p)79.0 (p)-13.7 (p)-14.8

New Mexico

59.9 61.3 62.2 (p)62.4 (p)2.4 (p)4.0

Oregon

111.8 112.3 113.5 (p)111.0 (p)-0.8 (p)-0.7

Utah

50.6 54.9 50.7 (p)48.6 (p)-2.0 (p)-4.0

Washington

202.5 207.7 202.9 (p)199.0 (p)-3.5 (p)-1.7

Wyoming

13.1 16.6 16.1 (p)15.5 (p)2.4 (p)18.3

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 the West region, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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United States

5.0 4.9 5.0 4.9 -0.1

West

5.5 5.3 5.2 5.2 -0.3

Alaska

6.6 6.8 6.8 (p)6.8 (p)0.2

Arizona

5.9 5.8 5.5 (p)5.2 (p)-0.7

California

5.9 5.5 5.5 (p)5.5 (p)-0.4

Colorado

3.6 3.8 3.6 (p)3.5 (p)-0.1

Hawaii

3.4 3.4 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)-0.2

Idaho

4.0 3.8 3.8 (p)3.8 (p)-0.2

Montana

4.1 4.3 4.3 (p)4.3 (p)0.2

Nevada

6.5 6.3 5.8 (p)5.5 (p)-1.0

New Mexico

6.5 6.6 6.7 (p)6.7 (p)0.2

Oregon

5.6 5.4 5.5 (p)5.3 (p)-0.3

Utah

3.4 3.7 3.4 (p)3.2 (p)-0.2

Washington

5.7 5.7 5.6 (p)5.4 (p)-0.3

Wyoming

4.3 5.5 5.4 (p)5.1 (p)0.8

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 West region states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Alaska

Anchorage

5.3 5.5 5.9 (p)5.7 (p)0.4

Fairbanks

5.3 4.9 5.6 (p)5.4 (p)0.1

Arizona

Flagstaff

6.2 6.4 5.8 (p)5.7 (p)-0.5

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

7.6 7.0 6.8 (p)6.3 (p)-1.3

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

5.1 5.0 4.8 (p)4.5 (p)-0.6

Prescott

5.2 5.0 5.0 (p)4.5 (p)-0.7

Sierra Vista-Douglas

7.0 6.5 6.3 (p)5.9 (p)-1.1

Tucson

5.4 5.4 5.2 (p)4.8 (p)-0.6

Yuma

22.3 24.4 20.9 (p)19.4 (p)-2.9

California

Bakersfield, CA

9.0 9.7 9.1 (p)9.1 (p)0.1

Chico

6.3 6.6 6.0 (p)6.0 (p)-0.3

El Centro

24.5 26.4 25.2 (p)22.0 (p)-2.5

Fresno

9.3 8.7 8.2 (p)9.2 (p)-0.1

Hanford-Corcoran

9.6 8.9 8.3 (p)9.0 (p)-0.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

5.6 5.1 4.9 (p)4.8 (p)-0.8

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine(1)

4.4 4.3 4.0 (p)4.1 (p)-0.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

6.0 5.3 5.2 (p)5.1 (p)-0.9

Madera

9.3 8.2 7.6 (p)8.4 (p)-0.9

Merced

9.2 9.2 8.2 (p)8.6 (p)-0.6

Modesto

8.6 7.9 7.5 (p)7.9 (p)-0.7

Napa

4.3 4.0 3.8 (p)3.8 (p)-0.5

Orange County(2)

4.4 4.3 4.0 (p)4.1 (p)-0.3

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

5.5 5.7 5.5 (p)5.3 (p)-0.2

Redding

6.9 6.8 6.4 (p)6.4 (p)-0.5

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

6.4 6.6 6.2 (p)6.1 (p)-0.3

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

5.6 5.4 5.1 (p)5.2 (p)-0.4

Salinas

5.8 5.6 5.3 (p)5.5 (p)-0.3

San Diego-Carlsbad

5.1 5.0 4.7 (p)4.8 (p)-0.3

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

4.1 4.1 3.8 (p)3.9 (p)-0.2

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley(1)

4.6 4.7 4.4 (p)4.4 (p)-0.2

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco(1)

3.4 3.4 3.2 (p)3.2 (p)-0.2

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

4.1 4.0 3.8 (p)3.9 (p)-0.2

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

4.4 4.5 4.1 (p)4.1 (p)-0.3

San Rafael(1)

3.4 3.5 3.3 (p)3.3 (p)-0.1

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

5.8 5.7 5.3 (p)5.4 (p)-0.4

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

4.9 4.8 4.5 (p)4.6 (p)-0.3

Santa Rosa

4.2 4.1 3.8 (p)3.9 (p)-0.3

Stockton-Lodi

8.1 7.7 7.5 (p)7.6 (p)-0.5

Vallejo-Fairfield

5.7 5.7 5.3 (p)5.3 (p)-0.4

Visalia-Porterville

10.8 10.6 10.2 (p)10.8 (p)0.0

Yolo County(2)

5.9 5.5 5.1 (p)5.4 (p)-0.5

Yuba City

8.6 8.0 7.8 (p)8.2 (p)-0.4

Colorado

Boulder

2.6 2.9 2.4 (p)2.5 (p)-0.1

Colorado Springs

3.7 3.9 3.5 (p)3.5 (p)-0.2

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

3.0 3.2 2.9 (p)2.9 (p)-0.1

Fort Collins

2.7 2.9 2.5 (p)2.6 (p)-0.1

Grand Junction

4.6 5.3 4.7 (p)4.5 (p)-0.1

Greeley

3.2 3.5 3.0 (p)3.0 (p)-0.2

Pueblo

4.5 4.9 4.5 (p)4.4 (p)-0.1

Hawaii

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

3.5 3.4 3.4 (p)3.3 (p)-0.2

Urban Honolulu

3.2 3.0 3.0 (p)2.9 (p)-0.3

Idaho

Boise City

3.5 3.8 3.5 (p)3.4 (p)-0.1

Coeur d'Alene

4.4 4.0 4.0 (p)4.1 (p)-0.3

Idaho Falls

2.9 3.1 3.0 (p)2.7 (p)-0.2

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.6 3.6 3.5 (p)3.6 (p)0.0

Logan, UT-ID

2.7 3.0 2.5 (p)2.6 (p)-0.1

Pocatello

3.3 3.6 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)-0.1

Montana

Billings

3.1 3.7 3.2 (p)3.4 (p)0.3

Great Falls

3.8 3.8 3.4 (p)3.7 (p)-0.1

Missoula

3.3 3.5 3.0 (p)3.4 (p)0.1

Nevada

Carson City

6.6 6.0 5.6 (p)5.5 (p)-1.1

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

6.4 6.0 5.6 (p)5.5 (p)-0.9

Reno

5.6 4.9 4.5 (p)4.5 (p)-1.1

New Mexico

Albuquerque

6.0 6.4 6.2 (p)6.0 (p)0.0

Farmington

6.9 9.4 8.7 (p)8.3 (p)1.4

Las Cruces

6.8 7.1 6.9 (p)6.5 (p)-0.3

Santa Fe

5.4 5.5 5.3 (p)5.2 (p)-0.2

Oregon

Albany

6.6 6.7 5.8 (p)5.6 (p)-1.0

Bend-Redmond

5.4 5.1 4.7 (p)4.7 (p)-0.7

Corvallis

3.9 5.0 4.3 (p)3.8 (p)-0.1

Eugene

5.6 6.2 5.4 (p)5.2 (p)-0.4

Grants Pass

7.2 7.4 6.4 (p)6.3 (p)-0.9

Medford

6.0 6.8 5.6 (p)5.4 (p)-0.6

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA

4.9 5.4 4.8 (p)4.7 (p)-0.2

Salem

5.5 5.9 5.1 (p)4.9 (p)-0.6

Utah

Logan, UT-ID

2.7 3.0 2.5 (p)2.6 (p)-0.1

Ogden-Clearfield

3.3 3.4 3.0 (p)3.2 (p)-0.1

Provo-Orem

2.9 3.1 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)-0.1

Salt Lake City

3.1 3.2 2.8 (p)3.0 (p)-0.1

St. George

3.5 3.5 3.1 (p)3.3 (p)-0.2

Washington

Bellingham

5.5 6.3 5.8 (p)5.9 (p)0.4

Bremerton-Silverdale

5.1 5.9 5.7 (p)5.8 (p)0.7

Kennewick-Richland

5.8 6.5 5.9 (p)6.1 (p)0.3

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.6 3.6 3.5 (p)3.6 (p)0.0

Longview

7.0 7.6 7.1 (p)7.2 (p)0.2

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

6.0 6.7 6.3 (p)6.4 (p)0.4

Olympia-Tumwater

5.4 5.9 5.7 (p)5.8 (p)0.4

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

4.9 5.4 4.8 (p)4.7 (p)-0.2

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

5.0 4.5 4.4 (p)4.2 (p)-0.8

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

4.7 4.0 4.0 (p)3.8 (p)-0.9

Tacoma-Lakewood(1)

5.9 6.5 6.1 (p)6.1 (p)0.2

Spokane-Spokane Valley

5.9 6.5 5.9 (p)5.9 (p)0.0

Walla Walla

4.7 5.7 5.2 (p)5.1 (p)0.4

Wenatchee

4.7 5.6 4.8 (p)5.1 (p)0.4

Yakima

6.2 7.3 5.7 (p)6.3 (p)0.1

Wyoming

Casper

4.8 6.8 6.6 (p)6.3 (p)1.5

Cheyenne

3.6 4.0 3.7 (p)3.8 (p)0.2

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(2) Counties and equivalents
(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.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in the West region States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

142,595 144,600 144,808 (p)144,950 (p)2,355 (p)1.7

Mountain Census Division

Arizona

2,664.7 2,702.7 2,708.4 (p)2,717.7 (p)53.0 (p)2.0

Colorado

2,562.7 2,621.7 2,620.8 (p)2,626.8 (p)64.1 (p)2.5

Idaho

680.6 694.8 695.7 (p)695.3 (p)14.7 (p)2.2

Montana

460.8 460.0 462.2 (p)464.4 (p)3.6 (p)0.8

Nevada

1,271.0 1,301.1 1,298.8 (p)1,299.8 (p)28.8 (p)2.3

New Mexico

826.2 826.6 823.4 (p)823.1 (p)-3.1 (p)-0.4

Utah

1,390.7 1,423.7 1,429.1 (p)1,432.5 (p)41.8 (p)3.0

Wyoming

289.0 279.6 279.0 (p)278.8 (p)-10.2 (p)-3.5

Pacific Census Division

Alaska

339.3 338.3 337.2 (p)338.9 (p)-0.4 (p)-0.1

California

16,197.3 16,519.6 16,555.6 (p)16,586.8 (p)389.5 (p)2.4

Hawaii

640.2 653.0 654.2 (p)654.2 (p)14.0 (p)2.2

Oregon

1,795.1 1,844.7 1,849.0 (p)1,855.1 (p)60.0 (p)3.3

Washington

3,173.4 3,248.6 3,272.5 (p)3,283.1 (p)109.7 (p)3.5

Footnotes
(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.