Employment Indicators in Selected States - February 2014
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
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Labor force data

 

Civilian labor force

1,328.2 1,328.2 1,330.6 2,099.5 2,092.9 2,093.7 927.9 927.7 932.9 1,810.8 1,824.6 1,824.7 12,769.8 12,878.1 12,917.4

Employed

1,229.2 1,231.2 1,236.6 1,966.0 1,990.4 1,998.8 864.0 866.2 870.2 1,715.0 1,730.5 1,734.0 11,942.6 12,138.5 12,185.1

Unemployed

99.0 97.0 94.1 133.5 102.5 94.9 63.9 61.6 62.7 95.8 94.1 90.7 827.3 739.6 732.3

Unemployment rate

7.5 7.3 7.1 6.4 4.9 4.5 6.9 6.6 6.7 5.3 5.2 5.0 6.5 5.7 5.7
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,179.2 1,190.0 1,190.8 1,945.1 1,953.1 1,955.0 814.1 811.5 812.1 1,626.6 1,650.9 1,646.8 11,091.8 11,368.4 11,406.0

Mining and Logging

9.8 9.7 9.6 53.4 52.7 53.1 25.5 27.2 27.0 59.2 60.3 59.4 284.2 297.7 299.8

Construction

46.7 48.1 48.9 129.9 130.0 129.5 42.2 42.2 43.1 72.9 78.3 76.4 606.7 624.7 630.4

Manufacturing (1)

153.8 153.6 154.3 143.8 146.8 145.5 29.4 27.9 27.6 136.2 135.9 135.7 871.2 876.8 875.4

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

241.7 243.6 244.8 381.0 385.7 382.9 136.4 138.0 137.3 292.0 300.0 297.9 2,220.3 2,286.9 2,288.8

Information (1)

14.2 13.7 13.6 26.9 21.6 22.1 13.6 12.3 12.7 21.7 21.3 21.1 198.3 204.3 203.0

Financial Activities

49.4 50.0 49.3 94.1 96.0 96.3 33.1 34.4 34.5 80.5 81.5 82.7 675.7 686.3 693.7

Professional & Business Services

128.3 129.3 128.4 209.2 206.9 207.6 99.4 97.9 97.9 178.8 182.6 180.2 1,443.7 1,479.8 1,490.4

Education and Health Services

171.6 173.3 173.8 288.0 290.9 294.0 123.7 124.3 123.7 227.9 227.9 228.0 1,471.7 1,506.9 1,505.7

Leisure and Hospitality

104.4 109.0 109.0 210.5 220.4 221.2 87.7 87.6 88.0 149.8 158.5 157.6 1,125.4 1,171.9 1,175.5

Other Services

43.3 44.5 43.5 65.4 65.9 66.6 28.4 27.8 27.9 58.0 58.4 59.2 393.4 402.3 405.9

Government

216.0 215.2 215.6 342.9 336.2 336.2 194.7 191.9 192.4 349.6 346.2 348.6 1,801.2 1,830.8 1,837.4

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

NOTE: State labor force and industry employment data revised for annual benchmarking procedure and updated seasonal adjustment factors.


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

Last Modified Date: March 28, 2014