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Employment Indicators in Selected States

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

Civilian labor force

1,372.1 1,363.7 1,359.9 2,150.8 2,075.6 2,074.2 963.3 959.1 956.7 1,844.4 1,865.5 1,865.3 13,986.8 14,005.2 14,032.2

Employed

1,318.3 1,302.1 1,299.7 2,036.0 1,918.5 1,922.0 911.2 879.4 877.6 1,784.7 1,784.2 1,786.1 13,306.8 13,034.9 13,064.7

Unemployed

53.9 61.6 60.2 114.8 157.2 152.1 52.1 79.7 79.1 59.7 81.3 79.2 680.0 970.3 967.5

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.5 4.4 5.3 7.6 7.3 5.4 8.3 8.3 3.2 4.4 4.2 4.9 6.9 6.9

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

Total

1,287.8 1,258.3 1,261.7 1,971.1 1,834.9 1,837.8 859.1 783.6 794.1 1,692.3 1,612.0 1,627.6 12,906.0 12,401.8 12,500.8

Mining and Logging

5.6 5.4 5.4 34.8 27.7 28.6 25.0 17.3 17.6 37.8 25.0 25.6 233.4 180.2 185.7

Construction

53.6 54.5 54.6 133.3 116.5 116.8 51.9 48.9 48.7 81.4 76.0 79.7 779.9 725.4 744.5

Manufacturing

160.1 160.9 161.7 137.8 127.0 127.3 28.8 26.5 27.0 138.2 128.2 129.6 907.9 859.9 867.4

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

251.8 251.9 251.1 375.7 364.2 364.2 136.8 133.2 133.4 306.5 304.1 304.0 2,534.0 2,537.5 2,547.8

Information

12.6 11.6 11.4 21.2 17.3 17.0 10.5 8.6 8.2 19.7 17.4 17.4 210.3 200.4 202.0

Financial Activities

64.3 64.1 64.8 93.8 88.2 88.4 35.6 31.9 32.1 78.2 75.8 75.6 818.1 816.1 826.0

Professional & Business Services

144.7 143.5 143.7 215.0 205.9 205.4 113.3 108.5 110.1 194.9 183.7 185.4 1,824.7 1,807.9 1,822.7

Education and Health Services

194.2 186.7 188.4 326.4 313.3 313.2 141.3 135.4 136.6 242.4 231.1 233.6 1,772.2 1,706.6 1,717.2

Leisure and Hospitality

120.8 109.1 109.7 229.7 195.4 197.2 98.7 74.9 81.0 171.2 163.7 169.0 1,377.9 1,211.9 1,235.0

Other Services

66.6 65.4 66.0 72.5 66.3 66.5 29.0 26.3 26.5 68.4 66.1 66.1 446.4 398.8 403.0

Government

213.5 205.2 204.9 330.9 313.1 313.2 188.2 172.1 172.9 353.6 340.9 341.6 2,001.2 1,957.1 1,949.5

(p) Preliminary

 Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys; April 16, 2021.