Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division (1)

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division(1)
State, area, and division 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)

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-Anaheim

6,673,583 6,765,132 6,647,478 6,736,770 303,397 261,014 293,940 259,723 4.5 3.9 4.4 3.9

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,605,968 1,609,838 1,599,580 1,610,615 59,578 46,198 56,436 45,704 3.7 2.9 3.5 2.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

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

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,555,634 2,584,222 2,557,905 2,580,414 90,096 68,645 85,906 69,209 3.5 2.7 3.4 2.7

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,399,993 1,412,425 1,401,393 1,410,379 55,845 42,527 53,337 42,880 4.0 3.0 3.8 3.0

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

1,014,408 1,028,204 1,015,125 1,027,288 29,942 22,902 28,468 23,072 3.0 2.2 2.8 2.2

San Rafael

141,233 143,593 141,387 142,747 4,309 3,216 4,101 3,257 3.1 2.2 2.9 2.3

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

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,333,272 3,382,566 3,322,087 3,364,877 119,213 122,321 115,190 111,207 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.3

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

683,827 699,925 681,902 693,406 21,514 23,165 19,762 20,165 3.1 3.3 2.9 2.9

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,649,445 2,682,641 2,640,185 2,671,471 97,699 99,156 95,428 91,042 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.4

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-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,096,237 3,144,052 3,089,811 3,143,864 148,763 128,173 150,855 123,806 4.8 4.1 4.9 3.9

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

1,012,185 1,032,249 1,010,074 1,026,696 46,087 36,911 44,709 34,813 4.6 3.6 4.4 3.4

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

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

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

723,445 724,853 718,086 723,635 34,342 27,634 33,187 25,835 4.7 3.8 4.6 3.6

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-Elgin(2)

4,881,550 4,884,272 4,877,097 4,868,875 252,176 228,176 266,695 229,523 5.2 4.7 5.5 4.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

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

Elgin

324,504 320,122 322,444 319,992 15,910 13,953 18,404 14,774 4.9 4.4 5.7 4.6

Gary(3)

340,018 329,341 338,898 326,593 17,024 14,687 18,837 14,630 5.0 4.5 5.6 4.5

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

455,842 457,634 457,136 456,855 21,162 17,998 24,092 19,036 4.6 3.9 5.3 4.2

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

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,654,514 2,683,039 2,649,807 2,681,518 68,243 80,511 66,868 74,068 2.6 3.0 2.5 2.8

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,574,793 1,597,032 1,572,112 1,596,371 37,614 45,626 36,521 41,438 2.4 2.9 2.3 2.6

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

105,596 106,231 105,416 106,145 3,202 3,839 3,216 3,539 3.0 3.6 3.1 3.3

Framingham

154,810 155,512 154,404 155,779 3,486 4,304 3,490 3,993 2.3 2.8 2.3 2.6

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

113,148 113,809 112,557 113,897 3,159 3,402 3,190 3,234 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.8

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

95,134 95,449 94,470 95,222 3,657 4,175 3,545 4,016 3.8 4.4 3.8 4.2

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

184,908 186,315 184,955 186,886 5,258 6,096 5,247 5,750 2.8 3.3 2.8 3.1

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

83,099 83,663 82,838 83,643 2,357 2,700 2,290 2,449 2.8 3.2 2.8 2.9

Nashua(2)

170,682 171,620 171,099 170,161 4,794 4,694 4,668 4,310 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.5

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

90,412 91,158 90,373 91,441 2,276 2,807 2,228 2,593 2.5 3.1 2.5 2.8

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

81,932 82,250 81,583 81,973 2,440 2,868 2,473 2,746 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.3

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

2,067,175 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

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

772,640 780,316 773,015 779,850 43,702 35,090 43,961 39,395 5.7 4.5 5.7 5.1

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,294,535 1,314,413 1,295,212 1,310,984 54,229 42,578 55,269 48,086 4.2 3.2 4.3 3.7

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-Newark-Jersey City(2)

9,929,152 10,029,250 9,888,806 9,929,504 426,470 434,801 410,419 394,762 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.0

Dutchess County-Putnam County

190,351 194,509 188,304 192,181 7,450 8,430 7,443 7,864 3.9 4.3 4.0 4.1

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,463,798 1,472,477 1,454,318 1,463,846 57,583 65,171 56,718 61,829 3.9 4.4 3.9 4.2

Newark(3)

1,231,893 1,218,199 1,229,641 1,204,314 50,630 58,639 50,660 48,827 4.1 4.8 4.1 4.1

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,043,110 7,144,065 7,016,543 7,069,163 310,807 302,561 295,598 276,242 4.4 4.2 4.2 3.9

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

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,102,050 3,094,001 3,089,962 3,070,315 139,731 136,466 133,141 128,439 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2

Camden(3)

640,670 643,368 640,187 635,276 26,567 31,370 26,436 26,001 4.1 4.9 4.1 4.1

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,071,116 1,064,399 1,065,189 1,058,350 41,058 36,839 38,556 36,023 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.4

Philadelphia

1,012,361 1,003,981 1,004,821 995,127 57,238 52,157 53,327 50,997 5.7 5.2 5.3 5.1

Wilmington(3)

377,903 382,253 379,765 381,562 14,868 16,100 14,822 15,418 3.9 4.2 3.9 4.0

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

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,738,873 3,809,917 3,732,597 3,816,293 138,210 120,359 137,964 120,121 3.7 3.2 3.7 3.1

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,523,090 2,575,306 2,520,613 2,575,816 91,620 80,986 91,579 80,954 3.6 3.1 3.6 3.1

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,215,783 1,234,611 1,211,984 1,240,477 46,590 39,373 46,385 39,167 3.8 3.2 3.8 3.2

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-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,041,005 2,079,857 2,039,201 2,083,271 87,719 85,618 82,526 84,442 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.1

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

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

Tacoma-Lakewood

413,758 430,157 416,128 429,251 23,819 20,220 24,783 23,056 5.8 4.7 6.0 5.4

Footnotes
(1) These 11 areas contain all of the 38 metropolitan divisions.
(2) Part of the area (or division) is in one or more adjacent states.
(3) All of the division is in one or more adjacent states.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Area delineations 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. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based. Some metropolitan areas lie in two or more states. They are listed under the state containing the first principal city. Metropolitan divisions are listed under their metropolitan areas. Some divisions lie in more than one state, and some, like Camden, NJ, are totally outside the states under which their metropolitan areas are listed. For Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, the metropolitan area and division titles are identical. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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Last Modified Date: February 06, 2018