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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
July August Number Percent of labor force
2020 2021 2020 2021(p) July August July August
2020 2021 2020 2021(p) 2020 2021 2020 2021(p)

Alabama

2,236,392 2,226,916 2,234,629 2,217,056 177,309 76,058 163,319 76,347 7.9 3.4 7.3 3.4

Alaska

353,072 355,856 339,540 353,087 35,864 21,021 20,973 17,925 10.2 5.9 6.2 5.1

Arizona

3,609,819 3,644,623 3,518,126 3,635,739 394,487 233,367 249,959 194,517 10.9 6.4 7.1 5.4

Arkansas

1,356,900 1,369,922 1,347,895 1,357,858 102,232 62,998 84,611 51,514 7.5 4.6 6.3 3.8

California

18,789,689 19,162,864 18,690,463 19,024,443 2,548,914 1,505,402 2,299,887 1,424,252 13.6 7.9 12.3 7.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,934,935 5,100,852 4,938,493 5,023,764 899,935 521,312 862,109 485,418 18.2 10.2 17.5 9.7

Colorado

3,083,369 3,193,950 3,125,930 3,195,524 230,437 190,072 219,516 171,287 7.5 6.0 7.0 5.4

Connecticut

1,928,598 1,835,117 1,854,836 1,804,681 222,745 126,865 154,840 110,390 11.5 6.9 8.3 6.1

Delaware

492,039 492,377 490,448 489,621 42,346 27,031 37,775 26,151 8.6 5.5 7.7 5.3

District of Columbia

407,168 419,413 406,441 410,599 38,812 27,612 36,135 26,045 9.5 6.6 8.9 6.3

Florida

10,113,079 10,646,695 10,003,284 10,627,415 1,205,307 545,882 803,812 526,445 11.9 5.1 8.0 5.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,266,534 1,366,295 1,296,605 1,358,384 192,170 88,702 118,303 90,370 15.2 6.5 9.1 6.7

Georgia

4,982,393 5,168,565 4,930,238 5,147,836 403,003 164,586 343,514 161,600 8.1 3.2 7.0 3.1

Hawaii

643,980 646,745 645,049 648,554 91,356 44,339 91,155 43,013 14.2 6.9 14.1 6.6

Idaho

895,098 912,147 891,663 912,060 50,728 26,396 38,766 24,077 5.7 2.9 4.3 2.6

Illinois

6,232,556 6,318,805 6,275,238 6,239,394 771,918 442,160 690,102 425,859 12.4 7.0 11.0 6.8

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,608,831 3,674,676 3,584,783 3,638,501 479,716 295,890 465,537 272,362 13.3 8.1 13.0 7.5

Indiana

3,336,724 3,354,296 3,339,458 3,334,878 298,074 142,656 238,890 133,638 8.9 4.3 7.2 4.0

Iowa

1,643,799 1,683,018 1,631,247 1,647,396 97,420 67,876 79,510 62,712 5.9 4.0 4.9 3.8

Kansas

1,518,534 1,538,271 1,508,539 1,509,879 111,208 72,351 96,273 60,966 7.3 4.7 6.4 4.0

Kentucky

1,981,728 1,995,108 1,976,599 1,991,642 120,009 94,148 102,890 74,395 6.1 4.7 5.2 3.7

Louisiana

1,983,701 2,089,612 2,101,254 2,060,627 198,185 132,366 174,030 113,530 10.0 6.3 8.3 5.5

Maine

703,421 703,353 684,574 695,007 59,187 35,265 29,554 30,842 8.4 5.0 4.3 4.4

Maryland

3,192,506 3,198,938 3,176,646 3,150,758 280,225 185,608 268,849 181,422 8.8 5.8 8.5 5.8

Massachusetts

3,610,552 3,751,308 3,664,525 3,752,473 364,930 212,560 334,996 203,481 10.1 5.7 9.1 5.4

Michigan

4,863,144 4,805,709 4,883,260 4,777,722 464,045 241,641 404,670 209,550 9.5 5.0 8.3 4.4

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,120,611 2,077,798 2,137,372 2,074,033 245,317 93,268 226,810 76,940 11.6 4.5 10.6 3.7

Minnesota

3,163,899 3,050,504 3,126,078 3,036,134 239,267 103,672 195,939 102,067 7.6 3.4 6.3 3.4

Mississippi

1,262,877 1,292,782 1,255,536 1,271,875 121,084 87,029 96,874 75,231 9.6 6.7 7.7 5.9

Missouri

3,140,441 3,099,297 3,093,781 3,056,710 228,801 119,647 187,462 106,901 7.3 3.9 6.1 3.5

Montana

552,688 549,555 547,995 547,971 34,476 17,489 28,535 15,687 6.2 3.2 5.2 2.9

Nebraska

1,042,865 1,034,150 1,031,473 1,022,095 49,400 21,733 39,782 18,780 4.7 2.1 3.9 1.8

Nevada

1,514,424 1,547,673 1,523,321 1,533,342 254,963 126,825 219,299 109,306 16.8 8.2 14.4 7.1

New Hampshire

770,338 760,531 768,870 757,045 62,617 25,914 48,630 21,649 8.1 3.4 6.3 2.9

New Jersey

4,657,034 4,496,967 4,548,021 4,437,037 631,398 339,199 494,604 298,831 13.6 7.5 10.9 6.7

New Mexico

945,825 957,319 915,617 950,043 126,619 73,983 85,672 59,762 13.4 7.7 9.4 6.3

New York

9,462,424 9,382,033 9,477,391 9,339,555 1,400,143 689,652 1,096,540 667,488 14.8 7.4 11.6 7.1

New York City

3,899,031 3,986,087 3,987,015 3,974,794 732,516 405,227 592,670 389,273 18.8 10.2 14.9 9.8

North Carolina

4,977,349 5,049,442 4,913,809 5,027,377 460,754 232,513 337,266 221,865 9.3 4.6 6.9 4.4

North Dakota

413,915 411,327 415,991 406,692 24,952 14,950 24,206 13,041 6.0 3.6 5.8 3.2

Ohio

5,803,597 5,699,962 5,850,096 5,683,876 551,931 337,903 505,548 291,845 9.5 5.9 8.6 5.1

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

994,711 1,036,127 990,490 1,004,690 91,227 60,703 79,764 53,399 9.2 5.9 8.1 5.3

Oklahoma

1,851,561 1,866,548 1,851,733 1,851,843 135,038 57,548 112,985 51,570 7.3 3.1 6.1 2.8

Oregon

2,054,752 2,190,809 2,110,616 2,176,876 204,520 105,813 176,159 98,497 10.0 4.8 8.3 4.5

Pennsylvania

6,516,443 6,363,999 6,307,843 6,325,232 879,551 428,251 646,398 423,494 13.5 6.7 10.2 6.7

Rhode Island

538,898 539,649 535,226 535,396 74,281 31,277 67,083 32,304 13.8 5.8 12.5 6.0

South Carolina

2,454,331 2,439,076 2,414,177 2,417,092 193,284 104,586 130,920 102,212 7.9 4.3 5.4 4.2

South Dakota

461,807 479,266 459,134 475,721 23,651 12,686 21,131 13,572 5.1 2.6 4.6 2.9

Tennessee

3,184,398 3,354,367 3,371,004 3,316,531 298,721 156,612 262,028 141,194 9.4 4.7 7.8 4.3

Texas

14,010,729 14,191,587 14,090,773 14,192,497 1,349,002 850,567 973,671 759,139 9.6 6.0 6.9 5.3

Utah

1,648,720 1,672,081 1,646,330 1,674,828 91,049 44,211 78,638 42,593 5.5 2.6 4.8 2.5

Vermont

330,100 324,858 325,514 322,573 21,934 10,276 16,427 9,543 6.6 3.2 5.0 3.0

Virginia

4,363,071 4,315,705 4,401,474 4,265,719 354,094 174,890 312,141 161,621 8.1 4.1 7.1 3.8

Washington

3,931,051 3,971,158 3,886,399 3,959,766 419,461 196,909 335,071 197,106 10.7 5.0 8.6 5.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,724,697 1,767,151 1,732,288 1,769,257 163,069 93,414 137,176 87,870 9.5 5.3 7.9 5.0

West Virginia

794,028 800,059 793,761 794,840 75,343 36,400 65,786 33,895 9.5 4.5 8.3 4.3

Wisconsin

3,090,324 3,165,804 3,079,474 3,130,288 224,423 129,295 179,297 125,946 7.3 4.1 5.8 4.0

Wyoming

301,260 296,818 299,955 294,925 20,340 13,098 17,661 10,969 6.8 4.4 5.9 3.7

Puerto Rico

1,062,180 1,071,440 1,069,818 1,087,221 77,104 98,980 90,330 99,221 7.3 9.2 8.4 9.1

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