Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
November December Number Percent of labor force
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) November December November December
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

2,184,641 2,173,135 2,180,260 2,160,961 123,834 77,187 129,295 73,598 5.7 3.6 5.9 3.4

Alaska

356,778 359,189 355,793 358,213 23,006 25,504 23,311 26,146 6.4 7.1 6.6 7.3

Arizona

3,265,507 3,332,881 3,261,413 3,338,531 155,867 143,337 152,384 152,125 4.8 4.3 4.7 4.6

Arkansas

1,334,504 1,359,008 1,327,109 1,341,053 45,836 45,158 50,559 48,860 3.4 3.3 3.8 3.6

California

19,157,621 19,344,853 19,098,452 19,286,476 963,869 776,409 957,110 804,575 5.0 4.0 5.0 4.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,067,615 5,155,294 5,047,898 5,126,155 243,819 214,816 237,504 214,019 4.8 4.2 4.7 4.2

Colorado

2,899,265 3,028,874 2,892,195 3,038,542 78,408 87,732 78,247 92,411 2.7 2.9 2.7 3.0

Connecticut

1,882,158 1,898,288 1,875,808 1,883,974 73,411 81,972 73,548 74,080 3.9 4.3 3.9 3.9

Delaware

470,281 474,126 470,318 473,668 18,029 19,531 18,141 19,378 3.8 4.1 3.9 4.1

District of Columbia

394,454 401,650 392,765 400,550 22,343 23,177 21,456 20,987 5.7 5.8 5.5 5.2

Florida

9,927,342 10,082,256 9,909,607 10,062,570 473,563 387,633 467,212 368,312 4.8 3.8 4.7 3.7

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,360,607 1,386,950 1,361,651 1,393,533 68,334 63,628 72,959 63,158 5.0 4.6 5.4 4.5

Georgia

4,975,427 5,075,713 4,981,511 5,082,349 251,828 220,442 258,411 219,844 5.1 4.3 5.2 4.3

Hawaii

692,102 683,687 691,469 680,357 19,950 13,852 17,691 11,816 2.9 2.0 2.6 1.7

Idaho

818,262 838,445 816,378 839,228 30,103 25,579 28,961 24,882 3.7 3.1 3.5 3.0

Illinois

6,493,487 6,468,408 6,481,471 6,448,635 340,691 302,387 363,140 303,789 5.2 4.7 5.6 4.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,761,186 3,777,175 3,758,619 3,765,435 198,080 181,538 205,362 181,083 5.3 4.8 5.5 4.8

Indiana

3,316,013 3,289,184 3,287,532 3,268,341 127,730 110,345 131,025 100,457 3.9 3.4 4.0 3.1

Iowa

1,691,617 1,679,905 1,684,529 1,669,980 50,922 42,644 60,330 47,555 3.0 2.5 3.6 2.8

Kansas

1,482,627 1,490,364 1,474,815 1,470,841 56,378 47,960 56,522 43,994 3.8 3.2 3.8 3.0

Kentucky

2,002,931 2,054,851 2,009,243 2,049,387 84,844 83,501 90,832 76,436 4.2 4.1 4.5 3.7

Louisiana

2,104,428 2,109,342 2,084,212 2,117,381 114,387 89,006 112,436 84,275 5.4 4.2 5.4 4.0

Maine

691,090 696,831 688,709 693,026 25,518 21,040 24,167 17,307 3.7 3.0 3.5 2.5

Maryland

3,180,574 3,230,586 3,172,633 3,202,685 126,573 129,352 122,921 122,956 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8

Massachusetts

3,583,688 3,623,587 3,575,041 3,621,182 98,720 118,848 98,949 111,662 2.8 3.3 2.8 3.1

Michigan

4,845,978 4,869,779 4,830,685 4,851,699 203,410 192,624 215,298 215,738 4.2 4.0 4.5 4.4

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,067,175 2,094,729 2,068,225 2,090,833 97,931 77,667 99,229 87,481 4.7 3.7 4.8 4.2

Minnesota

2,997,906 3,067,812 2,994,599 3,066,881 102,107 81,490 121,941 101,985 3.4 2.7 4.1 3.3

Mississippi

1,281,867 1,276,858 1,289,299 1,270,970 64,314 57,316 73,153 56,982 5.0 4.5 5.7 4.5

Missouri

3,091,875 3,021,468 3,081,307 2,985,425 114,870 95,470 121,063 100,406 3.7 3.2 3.9 3.4

Montana

524,923 523,614 522,823 522,053 19,879 21,302 22,261 22,166 3.8 4.1 4.3 4.2

Nebraska

1,010,228 1,008,567 1,007,426 1,004,603 27,976 23,909 31,903 27,983 2.8 2.4 3.2 2.8

Nevada

1,433,620 1,472,939 1,429,013 1,474,324 71,570 72,108 70,178 69,115 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.7

New Hampshire

749,293 743,344 747,463 737,581 19,573 18,538 18,907 16,829 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.3

New Jersey

4,492,794 4,484,899 4,491,251 4,434,963 186,915 217,045 187,578 180,924 4.2 4.8 4.2 4.1

New Mexico

935,046 938,880 934,596 941,340 60,388 53,902 58,415 51,342 6.5 5.7 6.3 5.5

New York

9,496,305 9,644,018 9,437,309 9,550,946 428,310 431,485 420,764 419,359 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.4

New York City

4,116,024 4,204,529 4,092,225 4,160,442 194,867 169,047 180,559 162,152 4.7 4.0 4.4 3.9

North Carolina

4,921,006 4,943,636 4,888,173 4,900,294 241,445 221,839 238,340 215,792 4.9 4.5 4.9 4.4

North Dakota

413,729 413,798 412,466 409,589 10,765 9,378 12,674 10,789 2.6 2.3 3.1 2.6

Ohio

5,692,448 5,766,217 5,663,487 5,724,031 256,301 243,994 269,865 257,647 4.5 4.2 4.8 4.5

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,020,042 1,025,431 1,012,466 1,010,359 48,683 46,889 53,394 47,296 4.8 4.6 5.3 4.7

Oklahoma

1,837,205 1,856,179 1,821,171 1,846,462 84,586 69,346 83,463 71,473 4.6 3.7 4.6 3.9

Oregon

2,070,415 2,147,040 2,052,822 2,134,356 89,684 82,712 85,717 80,639 4.3 3.9 4.2 3.8

Pennsylvania

6,439,865 6,380,459 6,395,720 6,340,056 312,670 273,914 306,757 279,210 4.9 4.3 4.8 4.4

Rhode Island

553,212 557,282 550,196 555,753 25,413 23,887 24,653 23,580 4.6 4.3 4.5 4.2

South Carolina

2,285,900 2,302,036 2,283,712 2,301,587 91,905 91,343 95,277 98,279 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.3

South Dakota

454,040 458,649 450,700 456,865 12,215 15,310 13,748 16,610 2.7 3.3 3.1 3.6

Tennessee

3,157,185 3,206,188 3,156,140 3,207,374 148,866 106,917 155,435 99,454 4.7 3.3 4.9 3.1

Texas

13,371,089 13,500,872 13,353,321 13,545,282 599,870 499,280 605,992 501,323 4.5 3.7 4.5 3.7

Utah

1,526,692 1,574,171 1,527,220 1,574,792 40,660 42,620 44,456 44,678 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.8

Vermont

344,383 344,807 343,751 343,761 10,072 9,146 9,760 8,518 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.5

Virginia

4,249,068 4,270,619 4,237,986 4,257,390 159,490 154,815 160,026 142,728 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.4

Washington

3,671,129 3,755,018 3,666,401 3,735,835 188,004 166,724 193,221 182,571 5.1 4.4 5.3 4.9

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,627,247 1,649,700 1,623,073 1,654,020 63,900 65,398 57,743 61,386 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.7

West Virginia

779,129 777,146 771,785 777,546 38,750 38,747 39,261 41,073 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.3

Wisconsin

3,116,760 3,172,944 3,098,335 3,150,289 113,945 85,858 114,831 84,051 3.7 2.7 3.7 2.7

Wyoming

300,414 291,490 299,114 289,691 13,967 12,180 14,866 11,439 4.6 4.2 5.0 3.9

Puerto Rico

1,111,068 1,114,967 1,138,998 1,120,810 121,705 115,427 136,773 110,542 11.0 10.4 12.0 9.9

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. 15-01, dated July 15, 2015, 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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