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Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
Aug.
2020
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Aug.
2020
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021(p)
Aug.
2020
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021(p)

Alabama

2,218,586 2,212,718 2,210,686 2,207,682 156,709 73,769 71,678 69,005 7.1 3.3 3.2 3.1

Alaska

332,996 350,460 348,944 349,312 24,073 23,130 23,114 22,510 7.2 6.6 6.6 6.4

Arizona

3,518,731 3,622,830 3,631,819 3,637,988 245,780 244,786 238,243 225,302 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.2

Arkansas

1,341,356 1,358,172 1,355,738 1,357,389 86,531 59,911 58,971 57,210 6.5 4.4 4.3 4.2

California

18,666,663 18,877,205 18,927,453 18,982,792 2,301,320 1,439,638 1,433,827 1,431,645 12.3 7.6 7.6 7.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,956,547 5,108,131 5,107,745 5,098,952 850,259 540,451 529,648 517,011 17.2 10.6 10.4 10.1

Colorado

3,105,843 3,196,410 3,195,484 3,193,199 221,791 197,258 195,976 188,997 7.1 6.2 6.1 5.9

Connecticut

1,841,890 1,813,406 1,809,246 1,810,302 154,168 139,029 132,133 129,963 8.4 7.7 7.3 7.2

Delaware

490,233 488,825 489,094 488,950 38,635 28,382 27,180 26,367 7.9 5.8 5.6 5.4

District of Columbia

405,503 405,737 407,200 408,770 35,594 28,465 27,398 26,629 8.8 7.0 6.7 6.5

Florida

9,991,016 10,395,981 10,478,498 10,542,917 784,438 523,518 529,945 529,465 7.9 5.0 5.1 5.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,301,940 1,313,823 1,329,507 1,340,736 114,617 95,293 91,956 89,771 8.8 7.3 6.9 6.7

Georgia

4,951,494 5,164,168 5,170,467 5,174,352 345,147 208,381 193,457 181,656 7.0 4.0 3.7 3.5

Hawaii

643,435 646,147 645,946 647,367 90,683 49,666 47,177 45,559 14.1 7.7 7.3 7.0

Idaho

889,123 902,256 902,899 904,795 43,439 27,146 26,696 26,442 4.9 3.0 3.0 2.9

Illinois

6,251,739 6,180,655 6,206,554 6,217,196 695,651 443,530 437,840 435,938 11.1 7.2 7.1 7.0

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,560,644 3,626,637 3,633,193 3,634,867 457,332 299,076 296,184 290,806 12.8 8.2 8.2 8.0

Indiana

3,320,857 3,347,800 3,346,157 3,343,658 243,522 138,487 138,073 137,260 7.3 4.1 4.1 4.1

Iowa

1,634,482 1,654,560 1,661,401 1,660,056 85,971 66,639 67,616 67,868 5.3 4.0 4.1 4.1

Kansas

1,509,706 1,512,091 1,514,491 1,515,248 93,916 56,018 57,737 58,029 6.2 3.7 3.8 3.8

Kentucky

1,974,553 1,980,046 1,980,784 1,985,954 108,661 87,903 86,594 84,995 5.5 4.4 4.4 4.3

Louisiana

2,096,160 2,068,698 2,069,445 2,066,009 171,696 143,333 136,220 128,354 8.2 6.9 6.6 6.2

Maine

666,897 674,763 678,229 678,061 34,518 32,471 33,172 33,222 5.2 4.8 4.9 4.9

Maryland

3,161,767 3,128,395 3,135,820 3,139,520 271,319 193,674 187,594 185,002 8.6 6.2 6.0 5.9

Massachusetts

3,614,444 3,696,738 3,701,567 3,709,444 336,838 180,511 180,418 185,417 9.3 4.9 4.9 5.0

Michigan

4,841,531 4,719,156 4,715,139 4,725,870 412,633 234,721 227,397 223,824 8.5 5.0 4.8 4.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,113,946 2,031,941 2,031,536 2,037,823 224,247 90,036 86,616 84,467 10.6 4.4 4.3 4.1

Minnesota

3,107,608 3,030,809 3,029,978 3,030,866 204,317 121,576 117,688 114,964 6.6 4.0 3.9 3.8

Mississippi

1,253,922 1,279,665 1,278,797 1,277,939 97,292 79,463 78,301 77,219 7.8 6.2 6.1 6.0

Missouri

3,089,395 3,075,721 3,075,368 3,072,710 185,023 133,324 128,606 123,158 6.0 4.3 4.2 4.0

Montana

542,642 537,513 539,397 540,553 31,335 19,667 19,494 19,145 5.8 3.7 3.6 3.5

Nebraska

1,028,809 1,021,094 1,021,405 1,021,927 41,294 25,885 23,860 22,364 4.0 2.5 2.3 2.2

Nevada

1,523,576 1,569,161 1,577,589 1,571,738 220,836 122,122 121,592 120,398 14.5 7.8 7.7 7.7

New Hampshire

759,862 752,701 751,567 750,915 50,074 21,592 22,081 22,214 6.6 2.9 2.9 3.0

New Jersey

4,519,468 4,417,536 4,425,912 4,430,536 498,957 320,043 321,061 319,937 11.0 7.2 7.3 7.2

New Mexico

913,887 951,662 954,277 953,661 85,002 74,795 72,474 68,723 9.3 7.9 7.6 7.2

New York

9,399,119 9,418,217 9,355,119 9,339,786 1,098,608 725,706 707,957 691,749 11.7 7.7 7.6 7.4

New York City

3,978,475 4,058,111 4,004,063 3,997,898 589,227 431,013 418,597 407,536 14.8 10.6 10.5 10.2

North Carolina

4,911,301 5,000,933 4,999,813 5,011,574 331,558 231,894 222,455 216,607 6.8 4.6 4.4 4.3

North Dakota

409,122 403,109 403,367 401,948 24,889 16,207 15,821 14,575 6.1 4.0 3.9 3.6

Ohio

5,803,203 5,578,950 5,604,558 5,638,430 522,877 291,176 300,395 305,227 9.0 5.2 5.4 5.4

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

983,278 1,005,073 1,007,395 1,006,753 83,564 49,968 50,757 52,909 8.5 5.0 5.0 5.3

Oklahoma

1,853,864 1,863,951 1,863,423 1,862,422 116,974 69,649 64,754 60,409 6.3 3.7 3.5 3.2

Oregon

2,086,120 2,168,510 2,170,615 2,170,312 174,549 121,361 113,936 107,417 8.4 5.6 5.2 4.9

Pennsylvania

6,252,470 6,319,978 6,301,955 6,294,587 638,395 433,373 411,744 405,951 10.2 6.9 6.5 6.4

Rhode Island

529,982 536,881 536,074 534,689 66,705 31,885 30,815 30,936 12.6 5.9 5.7 5.8

South Carolina

2,402,563 2,396,359 2,402,803 2,404,270 130,549 107,067 103,454 101,527 5.4 4.5 4.3 4.2

South Dakota

453,588 470,397 470,703 471,296 21,405 13,469 13,541 13,643 4.7 2.9 2.9 2.9

Tennessee

3,377,475 3,334,155 3,333,802 3,333,062 273,108 164,663 158,337 154,153 8.1 4.9 4.7 4.6

Texas

14,095,792 14,068,729 14,105,493 14,128,367 977,406 908,950 876,677 835,862 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.9

Utah

1,642,626 1,649,932 1,662,442 1,667,705 78,088 44,221 43,435 42,569 4.8 2.7 2.6 2.6

Vermont

322,293 314,662 316,149 317,435 17,252 9,649 9,625 9,664 5.4 3.1 3.0 3.0

Virginia

4,376,496 4,233,868 4,241,771 4,247,321 308,054 183,808 176,193 168,515 7.0 4.3 4.2 4.0

Washington

3,886,077 3,887,109 3,906,287 3,922,950 353,229 201,633 199,207 198,825 9.1 5.2 5.1 5.1

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,728,933 1,747,413 1,750,977 1,754,817 141,139 89,657 89,218 88,723 8.2 5.1 5.1 5.1

West Virginia

789,505 793,498 793,063 792,717 67,379 42,026 39,933 38,159 8.5 5.3 5.0 4.8

Wisconsin

3,050,916 3,094,690 3,104,354 3,109,892 186,240 121,470 121,562 122,633 6.1 3.9 3.9 3.9

Wyoming

296,712 296,342 295,672 294,759 18,434 16,125 15,430 14,521 6.2 5.4 5.2 4.9

Puerto Rico

1,059,856 1,065,859 1,066,895 1,071,268 88,278 85,846 87,484 89,554 8.3 8.1 8.2 8.4

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan division.
(2) Metropolitan statistical area.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 18-03, dated April 10, 2018, and are available on the BLS website at https://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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Last Modified Date: September 17, 2021