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Midwest Economy - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the Midwest, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

160,818 161,086 161,347 161,537 719 0.4

Midwest

34,501.0 34,089.0 34,153.5 34,209.1 -291.9 -0.8

Illinois

6,251.7 6,180.7 6,206.6 (p)6,217.2 (p)-34.5 (p)-0.6

Indiana

3,320.9 3,347.8 3,346.2 (p)3,343.7 (p)22.8 (p)0.7

Iowa

1,634.5 1,654.6 1,661.4 (p)1,660.1 (p)25.6 (p)1.6

Kansas

1,509.7 1,512.1 1,514.5 (p)1,515.2 (p)5.5 (p)0.4

Michigan

4,841.5 4,719.2 4,715.1 (p)4,725.9 (p)-115.7 (p)-2.4

Minnesota

3,107.6 3,030.8 3,030.0 (p)3,030.9 (p)-76.7 (p)-2.5

Missouri

3,089.4 3,075.7 3,075.4 (p)3,072.7 (p)-16.7 (p)-0.5

Nebraska

1,028.8 1,021.1 1,021.4 (p)1,021.9 (p)-6.9 (p)-0.7

North Dakota

409.1 403.1 403.4 (p)401.9 (p)-7.2 (p)-1.8

Ohio

5,803.2 5,579.0 5,604.6 (p)5,638.4 (p)-164.8 (p)-2.8

South Dakota

453.6 470.4 470.7 (p)471.3 (p)17.7 (p)3.9

Wisconsin

3,050.9 3,094.7 3,104.4 (p)3,109.9 (p)59.0 (p)1.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in the Midwest, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

13,542 9,484 8,702 8,384 -5,158 -38.1

Midwest

2,717.7 1,662.5 1,650.1 1,639.5 -1,078.3 -39.7

Illinois

695.7 443.5 437.8 (p)435.9 (p)-259.7 (p)-37.3

Indiana

243.5 138.5 138.1 (p)137.3 (p)-106.3 (p)-43.6

Iowa

86.0 66.6 67.6 (p)67.9 (p)-18.1 (p)-21.1

Kansas

93.9 56.0 57.7 (p)58.0 (p)-35.9 (p)-38.2

Michigan

412.6 234.7 227.4 (p)223.8 (p)-188.8 (p)-45.8

Minnesota

204.3 121.6 117.7 (p)115.0 (p)-89.4 (p)-43.7

Missouri

185.0 133.3 128.6 (p)123.2 (p)-61.9 (p)-33.4

Nebraska

41.3 25.9 23.9 (p)22.4 (p)-18.9 (p)-45.8

North Dakota

24.9 16.2 15.8 (p)14.6 (p)-10.3 (p)-41.4

Ohio

522.9 291.2 300.4 (p)305.2 (p)-217.7 (p)-41.6

South Dakota

21.4 13.5 13.5 (p)13.6 (p)-7.8 (p)-36.3

Wisconsin

186.2 121.5 121.6 (p)122.6 (p)-63.6 (p)-34.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in the Midwest, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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United States

8.4 5.9 5.4 5.2 -3.2

Midwest

7.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 -3.1

Illinois

11.1 7.2 7.1 (p)7.0 (p)-4.1

Indiana

7.3 4.1 4.1 (p)4.1 (p)-3.2

Iowa

5.3 4.0 4.1 (p)4.1 (p)-1.2

Kansas

6.2 3.7 3.8 (p)3.8 (p)-2.4

Michigan

8.5 5.0 4.8 (p)4.7 (p)-3.8

Minnesota

6.6 4.0 3.9 (p)3.8 (p)-2.8

Missouri

6.0 4.3 4.2 (p)4.0 (p)-2.0

Nebraska

4.0 2.5 2.3 (p)2.2 (p)-1.8

North Dakota

6.1 4.0 3.9 (p)3.6 (p)-2.5

Ohio

9.0 5.2 5.4 (p)5.4 (p)-3.6

South Dakota

4.7 2.9 2.9 (p)2.9 (p)-1.8

Wisconsin

6.1 3.9 3.9 (p)3.9 (p)-2.2

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(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in Midwest states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Illinois

Bloomington

6.8 5.4 4.9 (p)5.2 (p)-1.6

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

5.0 4.5 3.4 (p)3.2 (p)-1.8

Carbondale-Marion

8.3 6.3 5.6 (p)6.0 (p)-2.3

Champaign-Urbana

7.0 5.6 5.1 (p)5.6 (p)-1.4

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

12.0 8.5 7.5 (p)7.1 (p)-4.9

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL(1)

13.0 9.2 8.1 (p)7.5 (p)-5.5

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI(1)

8.0 5.5 4.9 (p)5.3 (p)-2.7

Danville

8.9 7.0 6.5 (p)7.1 (p)-1.8

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

7.5 5.8 5.1 (p)5.1 (p)-2.4

Decatur

10.6 8.1 7.5 (p)8.2 (p)-2.4

Elgin

9.3 6.2 5.6 (p)6.1 (p)-3.2

Kankakee

9.0 6.8 6.1 (p)6.7 (p)-2.3

Peoria

8.9 6.4 5.8 (p)6.3 (p)-2.6

Rockford

10.9 9.4 8.7 (p)8.3 (p)-2.6

St Louis, MO-IL

6.9 5.3 4.4 (p)4.2 (p)-2.7

Springfield

8.4 6.0 5.4 (p)5.8 (p)-2.6

Indiana

Bloomington

6.1 4.4 3.8 (p)3.6 (p)-2.5

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

12.0 8.5 7.5 (p)7.1 (p)-4.9

Gary(1)

9.6 7.0 7.0 (p)5.9 (p)-3.7

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

7.9 5.5 5.2 (p)4.4 (p)-3.5

Columbus

5.9 3.7 3.1 (p)2.9 (p)-3.0

Elkhart-Goshen

6.4 3.4 2.9 (p)2.8 (p)-3.6

Evansville, IN-KY

6.4 4.6 4.1 (p)3.8 (p)-2.6

Fort Wayne

7.1 4.4 3.9 (p)4.9 (p)-2.2

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson

7.3 4.5 4.1 (p)3.7 (p)-3.6

Kokomo

8.2 9.3 7.8 (p)6.8 (p)-1.4

Lafayette-West Lafayette

6.7 4.2 3.7 (p)3.6 (p)-3.1

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

5.6 5.4 4.5 (p)3.4 (p)-2.2

Michigan City-LaPorte

9.4 6.2 5.9 (p)5.4 (p)-4.0

Muncie

7.7 5.3 4.7 (p)4.8 (p)-2.9

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

8.5 5.1 4.7 (p)4.3 (p)-4.2

Terre Haute

7.8 5.5 4.9 (p)4.6 (p)-3.2

Iowa

Ames

3.5 3.7 3.3 (p)3.0 (p)-0.5

Cedar Rapids

6.7 5.6 4.8 (p)4.5 (p)-2.2

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

7.5 5.8 5.1 (p)5.1 (p)-2.4

Des Moines-West Des Moines

5.2 4.7 4.0 (p)3.7 (p)-1.5

Dubuque

5.1 4.7 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)-1.2

Iowa City

4.9 4.4 3.8 (p)3.6 (p)-1.3

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

4.5 3.2 2.6 (p)2.3 (p)-2.2

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

4.5 4.3 3.6 (p)3.4 (p)-1.1

Waterloo-Cedar Falls

5.2 5.0 4.2 (p)4.0 (p)-1.2

Kansas

Kansas City, MO-KS

6.3 5.4 4.4 (p)3.8 (p)-2.5

Lawrence

6.6 4.5 4.8 (p)4.0 (p)-2.6

Manhattan

5.3 4.2 4.5 (p)3.8 (p)-1.5

Topeka

5.8 4.0 4.3 (p)3.8 (p)-2.0

St. Joseph, MO-KS

4.7 4.2 3.2 (p)3.0 (p)-1.7

Wichita

9.2 5.9 6.2 (p)5.2 (p)-4.0

Michigan

Ann Arbor

5.8 4.7 4.7 (p)3.8 (p)-2.0

Battle Creek

7.8 6.9 6.6 (p)5.8 (p)-2.0

Bay City

6.7 6.1 5.8 (p)5.1 (p)-1.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

10.6 4.8 4.5 (p)3.7 (p)-6.9

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia(1)

13.3 6.3 5.9 (p)4.8 (p)-8.5

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills(1)

9.0 3.9 3.7 (p)3.0 (p)-6.0

Flint

8.7 7.5 7.4 (p)8.2 (p)-0.5

Grand Rapids-Wyoming

5.9 4.8 4.5 (p)3.9 (p)-2.0

Jackson

7.1 5.9 5.8 (p)5.1 (p)-2.0

Kalamazoo-Portage

6.3 5.5 5.3 (p)4.6 (p)-1.7

Lansing-East Lansing

6.1 5.5 5.3 (p)5.4 (p)-0.7

Midland

5.6 4.9 4.6 (p)3.9 (p)-1.7

Monroe

6.4 6.2 6.9 (p)5.2 (p)-1.2

Muskegon

9.2 7.9 7.7 (p)6.7 (p)-2.5

Niles-Benton Harbor

7.1 5.8 5.6 (p)4.8 (p)-2.3

Saginaw

7.9 7.0 6.8 (p)6.6 (p)-1.3

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

8.5 5.1 4.7 (p)4.3 (p)-4.2

Minnesota

Duluth, MN-WI

7.1 4.7 3.8 (p)3.8 (p)-3.3

Fargo, ND-MN

4.4 3.6 2.7 (p)2.5 (p)-1.9

Grand Forks, ND-MN

5.0 4.6 3.7 (p)3.1 (p)-1.9

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

4.8 3.8 3.0 (p)3.1 (p)-1.7

Mankato-North Mankato

5.5 4.0 3.1 (p)3.0 (p)-2.5

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

6.9 4.5 3.5 (p)3.5 (p)-3.4

Rochester

5.0 3.6 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)-2.2

St. Cloud

5.3 4.7 3.7 (p)3.7 (p)-1.6

Missouri

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

5.0 4.5 3.4 (p)3.2 (p)-1.8

Columbia

4.4 3.6 2.5 (p)2.4 (p)-2.0

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

4.8 3.7 3.2 (p)2.7 (p)-2.1

Jefferson City

4.9 3.5 2.5 (p)2.5 (p)-2.4

Joplin

5.5 4.4 3.3 (p)3.0 (p)-2.5

Kansas City, MO-KS

6.3 5.4 4.4 (p)3.8 (p)-2.5

Springfield

5.0 4.0 2.8 (p)2.7 (p)-2.3

St. Joseph

4.7 4.2 3.2 (p)3.0 (p)-1.7

St. Louis, MO-IL

6.9 5.3 4.4 (p)4.2 (p)-2.7

Nebraska

Grand Island

4.8 2.8 2.4 (p)1.9 (p)-2.9

Lincoln

3.9 2.5 1.9 (p)1.7 (p)-2.2

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

4.5 3.2 2.6 (p)2.3 (p)-2.2

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

4.5 4.3 3.6 (p)3.4 (p)-1.1

North Dakota

Bismarck

4.6 3.9 3.1 (p)2.8 (p)-1.8

Fargo, ND-MN

4.4 3.6 2.7 (p)2.5 (p)-1.9

Grand Forks, ND-MN

5.0 4.6 3.7 (p)3.1 (p)-1.9

Ohio

Akron

9.2 6.4 6.1 (p)5.3 (p)-3.9

Canton-Massillon

8.9 6.4 6.1 (p)5.2 (p)-3.7

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

7.9 5.5 5.2 (p)4.4 (p)-3.5

Cleveland-Elyria

8.1 6.5 5.9 (p)5.3 (p)-2.8

Columbus

8.4 5.7 5.4 (p)4.7 (p)-3.7

Dayton

9.1 6.3 6.1 (p)5.3 (p)-3.8

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

8.1 5.6 5.1 (p)4.5 (p)-3.6

Lima

8.7 6.4 6.3 (p)5.3 (p)-3.4

Mansfield

9.1 6.9 6.4 (p)5.9 (p)-3.2

Parkersburg-Vienna

8.4 5.7 4.9 (p)4.6 (p)-3.8

Springfield

8.8 6.7 6.4 (p)5.4 (p)-3.4

Toledo

9.9 7.0 7.2 (p)5.8 (p)-4.1

Wheeling, WV-OH

9.7 6.6 6.0 (p)5.4 (p)-4.3

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

10.8 7.8 7.1 (p)6.4 (p)-4.4

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

11.2 7.6 7.5 (p)6.8 (p)-4.4

South Dakota

Rapid City

5.0 3.4 2.6 (p)2.9 (p)-2.1

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

4.5 4.3 3.6 (p)3.4 (p)-1.1

Sioux Falls

4.1 2.9 2.2 (p)2.4 (p)-1.7

Wisconsin

Appleton

4.8 3.7 3.3 (p)3.3 (p)-1.5

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

12.0 8.5 7.5 (p)7.1 (p)-4.9

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI(1)

8.0 5.5 4.9 (p)5.3 (p)-2.7

Duluth, MN-WI

7.1 4.7 3.8 (p)3.8 (p)-3.3

Eau Claire

5.3 4.0 3.5 (p)3.5 (p)-1.8

Fond du Lac

4.6 3.7 3.5 (p)3.5 (p)-1.1

Green Bay

5.4 4.0 3.6 (p)3.6 (p)-1.8

Janesville-Beloit

6.4 5.4 5.0 (p)4.5 (p)-1.9

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

4.8 3.8 3.0 (p)3.1 (p)-1.7

Madison

4.7 3.6 3.1 (p)3.1 (p)-1.6

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

7.2 5.5 5.0 (p)4.9 (p)-2.3

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

6.9 4.5 3.5 (p)3.5 (p)-3.4

Oshkosh-Neenah

4.8 4.0 3.5 (p)3.6 (p)-1.2

Racine

6.8 5.6 5.2 (p)5.1 (p)-1.7

Sheboygan

4.8 3.8 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)-1.6

Wausau

4.4 3.5 3.3 (p)3.3 (p)-1.1

Footnotes
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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in Midwest States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

141,149 145,902 146,993 (p)147,359 (p)6,210 (p)4.4

Illinois

5,635.6 5,758.7 5,796.8 (p)5,799.3 (p)163.7 (p)2.9

Indiana

2,992.3 3,048.1 3,064.2 (p)3,059.8 (p)67.5 (p)2.3

Iowa

1,491.0 1,525.4 1,534.9 (p)1,528.4 (p)37.4 (p)2.5

Kansas

1,358.6 1,376.2 1,382.4 (p)1,381.1 (p)22.5 (p)1.7

Michigan

4,043.5 4,134.6 4,167.3 (p)4,172.0 (p)128.5 (p)3.2

Minnesota

2,751.6 2,831.3 2,848.4 (p)2,852.7 (p)101.1 (p)3.7

Missouri

2,766.0 2,820.7 2,832.1 (p)2,839.4 (p)73.4 (p)2.7

Nebraska

985.9 1,009.9 1,014.4 (p)1,017.9 (p)32.0 (p)3.2

North Dakota

407.2 416.8 417.1 (p)417.5 (p)10.3 (p)2.5

Ohio

5,232.4 5,321.7 5,348.3 (p)5,345.9 (p)113.5 (p)2.2

South Dakota

424.8 435.9 438.3 (p)437.8 (p)13.0 (p)3.1

Wisconsin

2,813.6 2,870.7 2,887.2 (p)2,876.8 (p)63.2 (p)2.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.