Table 4. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 4. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
October November Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) October November October November
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) 2015 2016 2015 2016(p)

Alabama

2,148,602 2,212,421 2,149,027 2,199,462 124,703 132,466 122,654 123,462 5.8 6.0 5.7 5.6

Alaska

361,078 355,355 360,156 354,457 22,367 22,607 23,410 23,297 6.2 6.4 6.5 6.6

Arizona

3,171,338 3,259,112 3,174,476 3,262,399 189,172 169,790 179,006 154,488 6.0 5.2 5.6 4.7

Arkansas

1,335,461 1,348,643 1,331,955 1,338,918 57,984 46,439 57,334 47,192 4.3 3.4 4.3 3.5

California

18,995,347 19,465,194 18,995,979 19,358,018 1,094,641 1,030,568 1,101,576 976,424 5.8 5.3 5.8 5.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,992,899 5,140,192 4,994,386 5,105,986 300,484 261,562 291,545 245,722 6.0 5.1 5.8 4.8

Colorado

2,833,658 2,921,197 2,825,155 2,906,905 90,094 89,450 93,177 80,686 3.2 3.1 3.3 2.8

Connecticut

1,882,726 1,896,776 1,883,525 1,888,141 95,007 85,417 94,823 70,502 5.0 4.5 5.0 3.7

Delaware

471,473 472,868 473,250 470,765 22,355 19,973 20,503 18,312 4.7 4.2 4.3 3.9

District of Columbia

390,409 399,323 391,291 399,220 25,983 24,583 25,845 23,374 6.7 6.2 6.6 5.9

Florida

9,698,746 9,885,370 9,685,448 9,895,824 495,501 485,967 480,189 479,154 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,338,131 1,339,681 1,340,962 1,344,208 80,539 71,487 75,377 67,579 6.0 5.3 5.6 5.0

Georgia

4,772,874 4,957,282 4,782,554 4,965,450 265,087 264,694 248,130 249,870 5.6 5.3 5.2 5.0

Hawaii

676,437 694,859 681,609 699,397 22,709 21,475 22,815 19,704 3.4 3.1 3.3 2.8

Idaho

803,823 811,990 800,840 810,473 28,286 26,795 31,218 30,413 3.5 3.3 3.9 3.8

Illinois

6,529,418 6,560,737 6,541,640 6,548,171 366,098 363,545 379,763 345,614 5.6 5.5 5.8 5.3

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,763,177 3,796,449 3,761,366 3,785,036 198,353 217,339 201,268 205,383 5.3 5.7 5.4 5.4

Indiana

3,283,775 3,333,493 3,286,144 3,331,984 139,610 128,762 147,181 130,119 4.3 3.9 4.5 3.9

Iowa

1,706,137 1,724,281 1,704,515 1,702,400 53,403 59,476 53,601 52,164 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.1

Kansas

1,504,437 1,491,585 1,507,632 1,490,940 55,675 59,325 54,119 56,416 3.7 4.0 3.6 3.8

Kentucky

1,938,168 2,005,229 1,953,308 2,003,531 93,529 93,107 103,215 80,319 4.8 4.6 5.3 4.0

Louisiana

2,150,874 2,120,158 2,136,802 2,109,694 126,997 124,268 115,730 116,864 5.9 5.9 5.4 5.5

Maine

678,333 695,637 670,780 690,904 24,059 23,836 26,173 26,581 3.5 3.4 3.9 3.8

Maryland

3,162,575 3,193,565 3,156,822 3,195,320 156,868 133,569 153,069 129,607 5.0 4.2 4.8 4.1

Massachusetts

3,557,973 3,584,829 3,562,821 3,579,700 158,980 97,923 160,734 91,520 4.5 2.7 4.5 2.6

Michigan

4,754,223 4,859,681 4,747,157 4,863,763 223,097 224,780 201,429 217,820 4.7 4.6 4.2 4.5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,010,141 2,078,753 1,991,684 2,070,642 122,750 111,689 101,235 105,123 6.1 5.4 5.1 5.1

Minnesota

3,015,656 2,975,087 3,016,922 2,970,004 90,896 96,172 93,799 96,182 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.2

Mississippi

1,283,181 1,293,029 1,285,356 1,286,099 79,922 73,712 79,139 67,345 6.2 5.7 6.2 5.2

Missouri

3,116,491 3,147,988 3,112,765 3,120,209 125,554 129,406 122,172 116,508 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.7

Montana

522,181 523,083 520,839 521,654 19,326 20,185 21,331 19,533 3.7 3.9 4.1 3.7

Nebraska

1,015,740 1,013,857 1,014,674 1,013,261 27,346 31,261 25,840 28,563 2.7 3.1 2.5 2.8

Nevada

1,432,183 1,429,371 1,429,441 1,432,478 89,743 75,706 88,199 71,394 6.3 5.3 6.2 5.0

New Hampshire

738,395 749,104 739,341 750,229 21,514 17,455 22,365 18,658 2.9 2.3 3.0 2.5

New Jersey

4,537,695 4,535,670 4,544,725 4,512,278 216,593 221,123 205,875 186,758 4.8 4.9 4.5 4.1

New Mexico

918,660 928,168 922,421 933,817 58,327 60,303 58,430 59,648 6.3 6.5 6.3 6.4

New York

9,668,199 9,627,220 9,673,441 9,586,850 457,318 476,060 462,578 450,246 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.7

New York City

4,197,197 4,161,979 4,211,545 4,161,846 214,728 234,970 217,941 214,891 5.1 5.6 5.2 5.2

North Carolina

4,786,211 4,896,136 4,784,064 4,895,846 260,600 236,626 259,937 234,214 5.4 4.8 5.4 4.8

North Dakota

412,906 428,537 409,616 427,210 7,962 9,356 9,475 10,861 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.5

Ohio

5,703,746 5,716,228 5,705,880 5,694,313 243,005 264,799 256,462 250,344 4.3 4.6 4.5 4.4

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,013,298 1,024,214 1,014,692 1,021,358 38,981 51,428 39,171 45,917 3.8 5.0 3.9 4.5

Oklahoma

1,854,140 1,830,272 1,858,307 1,846,198 77,457 90,080 75,774 85,936 4.2 4.9 4.1 4.7

Oregon

1,995,937 2,092,225 2,000,046 2,068,907 105,083 100,550 106,183 92,379 5.3 4.8 5.3 4.5

Pennsylvania

6,415,244 6,503,839 6,418,087 6,473,055 284,564 350,172 279,299 317,913 4.4 5.4 4.4 4.9

Rhode Island

553,739 553,866 555,755 554,972 28,373 26,619 29,115 25,568 5.1 4.8 5.2 4.6

South Carolina

2,261,830 2,297,226 2,248,867 2,282,714 127,480 105,657 119,592 91,583 5.6 4.6 5.3 4.0

South Dakota

453,231 456,087 453,046 455,133 11,320 10,771 12,651 11,914 2.5 2.4 2.8 2.6

Tennessee

3,061,405 3,174,393 3,065,810 3,171,510 163,038 153,667 163,260 145,596 5.3 4.8 5.3 4.6

Texas

13,114,424 13,334,552 13,147,382 13,391,218 582,556 584,597 583,304 566,893 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.2

Utah

1,473,640 1,513,098 1,473,182 1,518,680 47,435 47,130 44,259 38,810 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.6

Vermont

343,193 343,808 343,291 344,578 10,460 9,128 11,648 9,926 3.0 2.7 3.4 2.9

Virginia

4,221,613 4,243,656 4,220,907 4,233,406 169,890 172,991 164,809 168,373 4.0 4.1 3.9 4.0

Washington

3,561,952 3,687,724 3,560,884 3,677,831 189,562 186,221 202,545 190,343 5.3 5.0 5.7 5.2

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,579,458 1,642,583 1,575,717 1,638,584 74,879 61,789 80,686 64,792 4.7 3.8 5.1 4.0

West Virginia

785,475 800,924 779,570 786,681 43,716 44,649 44,556 40,461 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.1

Wisconsin

3,104,566 3,134,747 3,105,431 3,132,986 122,057 110,281 129,459 112,449 3.9 3.5 4.2 3.6

Wyoming

304,839 303,050 304,589 303,355 11,948 13,932 13,291 13,808 3.9 4.6 4.4 4.6

Puerto Rico

1,150,518 1,112,969 1,135,382 1,122,242 162,851 139,369 133,160 123,249 14.2 12.5 11.7 11.0

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. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013, and are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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