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Employment Indicators in Selected States

Employment Indicators in Selected States - December 2021
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
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Labor force data

Civilian labor force

1,379.3 1,354.2 1,353.1 2,095.0 2,061.1 2,063.0 960.1 951.7 952.3 1,861.9 1,860.3 1,861.9 14,133.5 14,253.8 14,299.2

Employed

1,312.1 1,307.8 1,310.5 1,929.5 1,956.7 1,964.7 877.7 892.7 896.7 1,778.0 1,814.0 1,819.1 13,162.5 13,511.7 13,586.3

Unemployed

67.2 46.4 42.6 165.5 104.4 98.3 82.4 59.1 55.6 83.9 46.4 42.8 971.0 742.2 712.8

Unemployment rate

4.9 3.4 3.1 7.9 5.1 4.8 8.6 6.2 5.8 4.5 2.5 2.3 6.9 5.2 5.0

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

Total

1,257.5 1,282.6 1,283.8 1,834.6 1,867.1 1,874.2 778.4 823.7 827.5 1,614.1 1,652.2 1,654.2 12,365.2 13,009.6 13,059.6

Mining and Logging

5.3 5.6 5.6 28.8 30.5 31.0 16.7 18.3 18.8 24.8 28.9 30.0 175.1 203.5 207.5

Construction

54.4 52.2 52.5 118.2 116.3 119.8 47.7 49.5 51.1 77.5 81.6 82.0 725.8 740.1 750.5

Manufacturing

156.7 161.8 162.5 130.1 127.8 128.6 25.7 29.7 29.6 129.5 129.5 130.6 858.2 890.4 896.5

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

253.7 256.8 257.0 363.9 363.9 365.3 131.5 137.4 139.0 302.6 307.1 309.1 2,514.7 2,629.3 2,636.6

Information

11.5 12.5 12.7 17.4 17.0 16.6 8.6 8.3 8.2 17.5 17.8 17.5 198.2 207.9 209.3

Financial Activities

63.6 67.9 67.7 86.4 90.6 89.5 32.7 34.4 33.8 77.4 80.6 80.0 807.0 849.1 856.3

Professional & Business Services

142.5 150.7 151.1 204.0 214.9 216.8 107.4 114.3 113.1 182.4 188.7 185.3 1,807.8 1,974.6 1,981.0

Education and Health Services

187.9 189.6 188.7 311.9 319.9 319.8 135.0 136.9 137.1 232.9 238.7 240.2 1,703.0 1,762.6 1,760.9

Leisure and Hospitality

111.6 114.4 115.6 195.0 207.7 208.4 72.7 93.0 94.6 161.1 168.6 169.6 1,214.5 1,340.4 1,346.9

Other Services

65.1 67.7 67.2 65.4 68.5 68.1 26.1 28.1 28.4 65.9 64.4 64.5 399.8 428.6 429.7

Government

205.2 203.4 203.2 313.5 310.0 310.3 174.3 173.8 173.8 342.5 346.3 345.4 1,961.1 1,983.1 1,984.4

(p) Preliminary

 Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys; January 25, 2022.