Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, March 10, 2010       USDL-10-0284

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     REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JANUARY 2010


Thirty states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-month
unemployment rate increases, 9 states registered rate decreases, and
11 states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Over the year, jobless rates increased in all 50
states and the District of Columbia. The national unemployment rate
fell from 10.0 percent in December to 9.7 percent in January, but was
up from 7.7 percent a year earlier.

In January, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 31 states and the
District of Columbia, decreased in 18 states, and remained unchanged
in 1 state. The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred
in California (+32,500), followed by Illinois (+26,000), New York
(+25,500), Washington (+18,900), and Minnesota (+15,600). The District
of Columbia experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase
in employment (+1.0 percent), followed by Alaska (+0.9 percent),
Washington (+0.7 percent), Minnesota and Utah (+0.6 percent each), and
Illinois (+0.5 percent). The largest over-the-month decreases in
employment occurred in Missouri and Ohio (-12,800 each), followed by
Kentucky (-11,800), New Jersey (-9,100), Florida (-6,100), and Nevada
(-5,700). Kentucky (-0.7 percent) experienced the largest over-the-
month percentage decrease in employment, followed by Missouri and
Nevada (-0.5 percent each), and Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, and Ohio
(-0.3 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment decreased in 48
states and increased in 2 states and the District of Columbia. The
largest over-the-year percentage decreases occurred in Nevada (-6.9
percent), Arizona (-5.4 percent), Wyoming (-5.0 percent), and Cali-
fornia (-4.8 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In January, the West reported the highest regional jobless rate, 10.8
percent, while the Northeast recorded the lowest rate, 9.1 percent.
The South and West experienced statistically significant over-the-
month rate changes (+0.2 percentage point each). Over the year, all
four regions registered significant rate increases, the largest of
which were in the South and West (+2.2 percentage points each). (See
table 1.)


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   |  Regional, State, and Metropolitan Area Data Series Changes |
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   |In accordance with annual practices, historical data have	 |
   |been revised in tables 1 through 6 of this news release. 	 |
   |For detailed information on changes to the data, see the box |
   |notes at the end of the news release.                        |
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Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report
the highest jobless rate, 11.7 per-cent in January. The East North
Central recorded the next highest rate, 11.3 percent. The West North
Central registered the lowest January jobless rate, 7.2 percent,
followed by the West South Central, 8.0 percent. The Pacific rate, as
well as the South Atlantic rate (10.3 percent), set new series highs.
(All region, division, and state series begin in 1976.) Four divisions
experienced statistically significant unemployment rate increases from
a month earlier, the largest of which were in New England and the
South Atlantic (+0.2 percentage point each). All nine divisions
reported significant over-the-year rate increases of at least 0.8
percentage point. The largest of these occurred in the East North
Central and Pacific (+2.4 percentage points each).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Michigan again recorded the highest unemployment rate among the
states, 14.3 percent in January. The states with the next highest
rates were Nevada, 13.0 percent; Rhode Island, 12.7 percent; South
Carolina, 12.6 percent; and California, 12.5 percent. North Dakota
continued to register the lowest jobless rate, 4.2 percent in January,
followed by Nebraska and South Dakota, 4.6 and 4.8 percent,
respectively. The rates in California and South Carolina set new
series highs, as did the rates in three other states: Florida (11.9
percent), Georgia (10.4 percent), and North Carolina (11.1 percent).
The rate in the District of Columbia (12.0 percent) also set a new
series high. In total, 25 states posted jobless rates significantly
lower than the U.S. figure of 9.7 percent, 11 states and the District
of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 14 states had rates that
were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A
and 3 and chart 1.)

Six states reported statistically significant over-the-month
unemployment rate increases in January. New Mexico experienced the
largest of these (+0.3 percentage point), followed by California,
Florida, Idaho, and Utah (+0.2 point each) and Maryland (+0.1 point).
The remaining 44 states and the District of Columbia registered
jobless rates that were not appreciably different from those of a
month earlier, though some had changes that were at least as large
numerically as the significant changes.

West Virginia and Nevada recorded the largest jobless rate increases
from January 2009 (+3.5 and +3.4 percentage points, respectively). Six
other states reported rate increases of 3.0 percentage points or more:
Florida, Illinois, and Wyoming (+3.2 points each), Rhode Island (+3.1
points), and Alabama and Michigan (+3.0 points each). The District of
Columbia also registered a large over-the-year unemployment rate
increase (+3.6 percentage points). Thirty-five additional states had
smaller, but also statistically significant, rate increases. The
remaining seven states reported jobless rates that were not appre-
ciably different from those of a year earlier. (See table B.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Between December 2009 and January 2010, 11 states experienced
statistically significant changes in employment, 9 of which were
increases. The largest statistically significant job gains occurred in
California (+32,500), Illinois (+26,000), and New York (+25,500).
Statistically significant decreases in employment occurred in Missouri
(-12,800) and Kentucky (-11,800).  (See tables C and 5.)

Over the year, 48 states experienced statistically significant changes
in employment, all of which were decreases. The largest statistically
significant job losses occurred in California (-701,700), Florida
(-303,200), Texas (-287,800), Ohio (-222,000), and Illinois (-219,700). 
The smallest statistically significant decreases in employment occurred 
in Vermont (-4,500), South Dakota (-8,100), and New Hampshire (-8,700). 
(See table D.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for
January 2010 is scheduled to be released on Friday, March 19, 2010, at
10:00 a.m. (EDT). The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment
news release for February is scheduled to be released on Friday, March
26, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).


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    |     Changes to Local Area Unemployment Statistics Data	  |
    |								  |
    |Effective with the release of 2009 annual average labor	  |
    |force and unemployment estimates on March 3, 2010, the	  |
    |historical labor force data for regions, divisions, states,  |
    |the District of Columbia, and the modeled substate areas	  |
    |presented in tables 1-4 of this news release were revised to |
    |incorporate new inputs, updated population controls,	  |
    |reestimation of models, and adjustment to new division and   |
    |national control totals. The new population controls	  |
    |reflect the annual updating of population estimates by the   |
    |U.S. Census Bureau.					  |
    |								  |
    |In addition, the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program  |
    |introduced a long-run trend smoothing procedure (SSA) to its |
    |seasonally adjusted data series back to January 1976. The	  |
    |smoothing procedure reduces month-to-month volatility in the |
    |estimates and addresses long-standing issues related to end- |
    |of-year revisions that will enhance the analytical		  |
    |capability of the estimates. For more information about this |
    |topic, please see the questions and answers on our Web site  |
    |at www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm.				  |
    | 								  |
    |Revised seasonal adjustment applies to tables 1 and 3 only.  |
    |Not seasonally adjusted data found in tables 2 and 4 were	  |
    |revised back to 2005.					  |
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    |  Local Area Unemployment Statistics Monthly Error Measures  |
    |								  |
    |Error measures on the smoothed-seasonally-adjusted (SSA)	  |
    |estimates, including over-the-month change and, for the	  |
    |first time, over-the-year change, are now available for	  |
    |states and are used in the analysis portion of this release. |
    |The error measures can be found on the Web site at		  |
    |www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm. Error measures for regions and |
    |divisions are still in development. For the purposes of the  |
    |release narrative, preliminary region and division error	  |
    |measures were developed using the actual state error	  |
    |measures and inter-area and historical relationships.	  |
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    |        Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data	  |
    |								  |
    |Effective with this release, nonfarm payroll estimates for	  |
    |states and areas have been revised to reflect 2009 benchmark |
    |levels (tables 5 and 6), as well as updated seasonal	  |
    |adjustment factors. For all states, not seasonally adjusted  |
    |data back to April 2008 are subject to revision. Seasonally  |
    |adjusted data back to January 1990 are subject to revision.  |
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., January 2010, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           9.7
                                     |
Alaska ..............................|           8.5
Arkansas ............................|           7.6
California ..........................|          12.5
Colorado ............................|           7.4
District of Columbia ................|          12.0
Florida .............................|          11.9
Hawaii ..............................|           6.9
Illinois ............................|          11.3
Iowa ................................|           6.6
Kansas ..............................|           6.4
                                     |
Louisiana ...........................|           7.4
Maine ...............................|           8.2
Maryland ............................|           7.5
Michigan ............................|          14.3
Minnesota ...........................|           7.3
Montana .............................|           6.8
Nebraska ............................|           4.6
Nevada ..............................|          13.0
New Hampshire .......................|           7.0
New Mexico ..........................|           8.5
                                     |
New York ............................|           8.8
North Carolina ......................|          11.1
North Dakota ........................|           4.2
Ohio ................................|          10.8
Oklahoma ............................|           6.7
Oregon ..............................|          10.7
Pennsylvania ........................|           8.8
Rhode Island ........................|          12.7
South Carolina ......................|          12.6
South Dakota ........................|           4.8
                                     |
Tennessee ...........................|          10.7
Texas ...............................|           8.2
Utah ................................|           6.8
Vermont .............................|           6.7
Virginia ............................|           6.9
Wisconsin ...........................|           8.7
Wyoming .............................|           7.6
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.



Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from January 2009 to January 2010, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-year
             State              |  January  |  January  | rate change(p)
                                |    2009   |  2010(p)  |
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Alabama ........................|     8.1   |    11.1   |       3.0
Alaska .........................|     7.1   |     8.5   |       1.4
Arizona ........................|     8.0   |     9.2   |       1.2
Arkansas .......................|     6.5   |     7.6   |       1.1
California .....................|     9.7   |    12.5   |       2.8
Connecticut ....................|     7.1   |     9.0   |       1.9
Delaware .......................|     7.0   |     9.0   |       2.0
District of Columbia ...........|     8.4   |    12.0   |       3.6
Florida ........................|     8.7   |    11.9   |       3.2
Georgia ........................|     8.4   |    10.4   |       2.0
                                |           |           | 
Hawaii .........................|     6.0   |     6.9   |        .9
Idaho ..........................|     6.7   |     9.3   |       2.6
Illinois .......................|     8.1   |    11.3   |       3.2
Iowa ...........................|     5.2   |     6.6   |       1.4
Kansas .........................|     5.6   |     6.4   |        .8
Kentucky .......................|     9.1   |    10.7   |       1.6
Louisiana ......................|     5.7   |     7.4   |       1.7
Maine ..........................|     7.3   |     8.2   |        .9
Maryland .......................|     6.1   |     7.5   |       1.4
Massachusetts ..................|     7.1   |     9.5   |       2.4
                                |           |           | 
Michigan .......................|    11.3   |    14.3   |       3.0
Mississippi ....................|     8.2   |    10.9   |       2.7
Missouri .......................|     8.1   |     9.5   |       1.4
Montana ........................|     5.6   |     6.8   |       1.2
Nevada .........................|     9.6   |    13.0   |       3.4
New Hampshire ..................|     5.2   |     7.0   |       1.8
New Jersey .....................|     7.5   |     9.9   |       2.4
New Mexico .....................|     5.9   |     8.5   |       2.6
New York .......................|     7.1   |     8.8   |       1.7
North Carolina .................|     9.2   |    11.1   |       1.9
                                |           |           | 
Ohio ...........................|     8.6   |    10.8   |       2.2
Oklahoma .......................|     5.0   |     6.7   |       1.7
Pennsylvania ...................|     6.8   |     8.8   |       2.0
Rhode Island ...................|     9.6   |    12.7   |       3.1
South Carolina .................|    10.0   |    12.6   |       2.6
South Dakota ...................|     4.3   |     4.8   |        .5
Tennessee ......................|     9.1   |    10.7   |       1.6
Texas ..........................|     6.4   |     8.2   |       1.8
Utah ...........................|     5.6   |     6.8   |       1.2
Virginia .......................|     5.7   |     6.9   |       1.2
                                |           |           | 
Washington .....................|     7.5   |     9.3   |       1.8
West Virginia ..................|     5.8   |     9.3   |       3.5
Wisconsin ......................|     7.1   |     8.7   |       1.6
Wyoming ........................|     4.4   |     7.6   |       3.2
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   p = preliminary.



Table C.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
December 2009 to January 2010, seasonally adjusted

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                              |   December  |   January   | Over-the-month
           State              |     2009    |    2010(p)  |    change(p)
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Alaska........................|     321,500 |     324,400 |       2,900
California....................|  13,809,600 |  13,842,100 |      32,500
District of Columbia..........|     701,300 |     708,000 |       6,700
Illinois......................|   5,558,200 |   5,584,200 |      26,000
Kentucky......................|   1,766,000 |   1,754,200 |     -11,800
Minnesota.....................|   2,620,200 |   2,635,800 |      15,600
Missouri......................|   2,663,200 |   2,650,400 |     -12,800
New York......................|   8,460,900 |   8,486,400 |      25,500
Utah..........................|   1,178,000 |   1,185,100 |       7,100
Virginia......................|   3,602,600 |   3,616,100 |      13,500
Washington....................|   2,775,100 |   2,794,000 |      18,900
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   p = preliminary.



Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
January 2009 to January 2010, seasonally adjusted

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                              |   January   |   January   | Over-the-year
           State              |     2009    |     2010(p) |    change(p)
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Alabama.......................|   1,932,300 |   1,850,200 |     -82,100
Arizona.......................|   2,519,600 |   2,382,300 |    -137,300
Arkansas......................|   1,183,100 |   1,155,600 |     -27,500
California....................|  14,543,800 |  13,842,100 |    -701,700
Colorado......................|   2,310,400 |   2,206,100 |    -104,300
Connecticut...................|   1,662,900 |   1,610,400 |     -52,500
Delaware......................|     424,600 |     410,800 |     -13,800
Florida.......................|   7,447,500 |   7,144,300 |    -303,200
Georgia.......................|   3,974,600 |   3,815,900 |    -158,700
Hawaii........................|     604,800 |     585,100 |     -19,700
                              |             |             | 
Idaho.........................|     626,900 |     603,100 |     -23,800
Illinois......................|   5,803,900 |   5,584,200 |    -219,700
Indiana.......................|   2,855,600 |   2,756,800 |     -98,800
Iowa..........................|   1,501,600 |   1,463,400 |     -38,200
Kansas........................|   1,380,800 |   1,321,500 |     -59,300
Kentucky......................|   1,796,400 |   1,754,200 |     -42,200
Louisiana.....................|   1,929,000 |   1,882,600 |     -46,400
Maine.........................|     604,700 |     588,900 |     -15,800
Maryland......................|   2,554,000 |   2,492,100 |     -61,900
Massachusetts.................|   3,230,200 |   3,138,000 |     -92,200
                              |             |             | 
Michigan......................|   3,961,700 |   3,850,600 |    -111,100
Minnesota.....................|   2,710,300 |   2,635,800 |     -74,500
Mississippi...................|   1,118,100 |   1,083,600 |     -34,500
Missouri......................|   2,734,700 |   2,650,400 |     -84,300
Montana.......................|     435,300 |     424,000 |     -11,300
Nebraska......................|     956,700 |     934,500 |     -22,200
Nevada........................|   1,200,200 |   1,117,700 |     -82,500
New Hampshire.................|     635,600 |     626,900 |      -8,700
New Jersey....................|   3,952,400 |   3,849,600 |    -102,800
New Mexico....................|     829,100 |     803,500 |     -25,600
                              |             |             | 
New York......................|   8,669,600 |   8,486,400 |    -183,200
North Carolina................|   4,008,500 |   3,894,300 |    -114,200
Ohio..........................|   5,207,600 |   4,985,600 |    -222,000
Oklahoma......................|   1,577,600 |   1,517,700 |     -59,900
Oregon........................|   1,658,900 |   1,591,600 |     -67,300
Pennsylvania..................|   5,707,100 |   5,563,800 |    -143,300
Rhode Island..................|     468,800 |     452,700 |     -16,100
South Carolina................|   1,859,200 |   1,815,300 |     -43,900
South Dakota..................|     408,200 |     400,100 |      -8,100
Tennessee.....................|   2,690,700 |   2,587,000 |    -103,700
                              |             |             | 
Texas.........................|  10,521,500 |  10,233,700 |    -287,800
Utah..........................|   1,218,300 |   1,185,100 |     -33,200
Vermont.......................|     300,800 |     296,300 |      -4,500
Virginia......................|   3,697,200 |   3,616,100 |     -81,100
Washington....................|   2,902,900 |   2,794,000 |    -108,900
West Virginia.................|     755,100 |     731,100 |     -24,000
Wisconsin.....................|   2,817,600 |   2,704,000 |    -113,600
Wyoming.......................|     295,300 |     280,600 |     -14,700
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   p = preliminary.




Technical Note

  This release presents labor force and unemployment data for census
regions and divisions, states, and selected substate areas from the
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program (tables 1 to 4). Also
presented are nonfarm payroll employment estimates by state and major
industry sector from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program
(tables 5 and 6). The LAUS and CES programs are both federal-state
cooperative endeavors.
  
Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program
  
  Definitions. The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau. The LAUS program measures
employment and unemployment on a place-of-residence basis. The universe
for each is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and
over. Employed persons are those who did any work at all for pay or
profit in the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month)
or worked 15 hours or more without pay in a family business or farm,
plus those not working who had a job from which they were temporarily
absent, whether or not paid, for such reasons as labor-management
dispute, illness, or vacation. Unemployed persons are those who were
not employed during the reference week (based on the definition above),
had actively looked for a job sometime in the 4-week period ending with
the reference week, and were currently available for work; persons on
layoff expecting recall need not be looking for work to be counted as
unemployed. The labor force is the sum of employed and unemployed
persons. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent
of the labor force.
  
  Method of estimation. Estimates for 48 of the 50 states, the
District of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan
division, New York City, and the balances of California and New York
State are produced using estimating equations based on regression
techniques. This method, which underwent substantial enhancement at the
beginning of 2005, utilizes data from several sources, including the
CPS, the CES, and state unemployment insurance (UI) programs. Estimates
for the state of California are derived by summing the estimates for the
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division and the balance of
California. Similarly, estimates for New York State are derived by
summing the estimates for New York City and the balance of New York
State. Estimates for all nine census divisions and the five additional
substate areas contained in this release (the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
and Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan areas and the Chicago-Joliet-
Naperville, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
metropolitan divisions) and their respective balances of state are based
on a similar regression approach that does not incorporate CES or UI
data. Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing the model-
based estimates for the component divisions and then calculating the
unemployment rate. Each month, census division estimates are
controlled to national totals; state estimates are then controlled to
their respective division totals. Substate and balance-of-state
estimates for the five areas noted above are controlled to their
respective state totals. Estimates for Puerto Rico are derived from a
monthly household survey similar to the CPS. A detailed description of
the estimation procedures is available from BLS upon request.
  
  Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data for prior years
reflect adjustments made at the end of each year. The adjusted
estimates reflect updated population data from the U.S. Census Bureau,
any revisions in the other data sources, and model reestimation. In
most years, historical data for the most recent five years (both
seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted) are revised near the
beginning of each calendar year, prior to or coincident with the release
of January estimates.
  
  Seasonal adjustment. The LAUS program introduced smoothed-seasonally-
adjusted (SSA) estimates in January 2010. These are seasonally-adjusted
data that have incorporated a long-run trend smoothing procedure,
resulting in estimates that are less volatile than those previously pro-
duced. The estimates are smoothed using a Henderson Trend Filter (H13).
The H13 uses a filtering procedure, based on moving averages, to remove
the irregular fluctuations from the seasonally-adjusted series, leaving
the trend. The same process is used on both historical and current year
estimates.

  Seasonally-adjusted labor force estimates from January 1976 through
December 2009 were replaced with the SSA estimates for all four census
regions, nine census divisions, all States, the District of Columbia,
New York City, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan
division, and the respective balances of New York and California.
Seasonally-adjusted estimates for the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor and
Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan areas and the Chicago-Joliet-
Naperville, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
metropolitan divisions and the respective balances of Ohio, Michigan,
Illinois, Florida, and Washington were also replaced from January 1983
through December 2009. For more information about the smoothing
technique and the reasons behind the change, see the BLS Web site at
www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm.

  Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release
reflect the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of
Management and Budget on December 1, 2009. A detailed list of the
geographic definitions is available on the Internet at
www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.


Employment--from the CES program
  
  Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on establishment
payrolls who receive pay for any part of the pay period that includes
the 12th of the month. Persons are counted at their place of work
rather than at their place of residence; those appearing on more than
one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries are classified on
the basis of their principal activity in accordance with the 2007
version of the North American Industry Classification System.
  
  Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a
"link relative" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-
month employment to that of the previous month is computed from a sample
of establishments reporting for both months. The estimates of
employment for the current month are obtained by multiplying the
estimates for the previous month by these ratios. Small-domain models
are used as the official estimators for the approximately 39 percent of
CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-
based estimates.
  
  Annual revisions. Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a
complete count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax
reports that are submitted by employers who are covered under state
unemployment insurance (UI) laws. The benchmark information is used to
adjust the monthly estimates between the new benchmark and the preceding
one and also to establish the level of employment for the new benchmark
month. Thus, the benchmarking process establishes the level of
employment, and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month changes
in the level for the subsequent months.
  
  Seasonal adjustment. Payroll employment data are seasonally adjusted
at the statewide supersector level. In some states, the seasonally
adjusted payroll employment total is computed by aggregating the
independently adjusted supersector series. In other states, the
seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is independently adjusted.
Revisions of historical data for the most recent 5 years are made once a
year, coincident with annual benchmark adjustments.
  
  Caution on aggregating state data. State estimation procedures are
designed to produce accurate data for each individual state. BLS
independently develops a national employment series; state estimates are
not forced to sum to national totals. Because each state series is
subject to larger sampling and nonsampling errors than the national
series, summing them cumulates individual state level errors and can
cause significant distortions at an aggregate level. Due to these
statistical limitations, BLS does not compile a "sum-of-states"
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LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Jan.     Nov.     Dec.     Jan.     Jan.     Nov.     Dec.     Jan.     Jan.     Nov.     Dec.     Jan.  
                       2009     2009     2009     2010     2009     2009     2009     2010     2009     2009     2009     2010  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,441.0 28,301.6 28,288.5 28,347.9  2,011.8  2,549.4  2,558.3  2,572.9    7.1      9.0      9.0      9.1  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,736.0  7,734.3  7,735.2  7,756.6    543.4    685.2    689.1    704.1    7.0      8.9      8.9      9.1  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,704.9 20,567.3 20,553.3 20,591.4  1,468.4  1,864.2  1,869.2  1,868.8    7.1      9.1      9.1      9.1  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 55,125.7 54,917.9 54,902.4 55,043.2  4,159.3  5,203.9  5,219.8  5,321.4    7.5      9.5      9.5      9.7  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,562.9 29,258.6 29,241.0 29,307.9  2,367.1  2,947.4  2,962.7  3,031.2    8.0     10.1     10.1     10.3  
  East South Central  8,561.5  8,417.5  8,403.2  8,417.7    743.3    897.3    895.9    912.8    8.7     10.7     10.7     10.8  
  West South Central 17,001.3 17,241.9 17,258.2 17,317.6  1,048.9  1,359.1  1,361.2  1,377.4    6.2      7.9      7.9      8.0  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,882.5 34,453.7 34,407.8 34,472.5  2,824.5  3,426.2  3,417.9  3,441.9    8.1      9.9      9.9     10.0  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,876.4 23,501.8 23,463.2 23,515.9  2,116.6  2,620.3  2,620.0  2,650.1    8.9     11.1     11.2     11.3  
  West North Central 11,006.1 10,951.9 10,944.7 10,956.6    708.0    805.8    797.9    791.8    6.4      7.4      7.3      7.2  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,998.4 35,565.0 35,515.7 35,566.2  3,095.4  3,780.9  3,779.8  3,843.6    8.6     10.6     10.6     10.8  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,132.4 11,005.1 10,990.6 10,999.9    791.9    949.2    942.8    960.8    7.1      8.6      8.6      8.7  
  Pacific........... 24,866.0 24,559.9 24,525.1 24,566.4  2,303.5  2,831.6  2,837.0  2,882.8    9.3     11.5     11.6     11.7  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the Census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The States (including the District of Columbia) that compose the various census
divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New
Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South
Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West
North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Data have been
revised back to January 2005 to incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, and adjustment to new national
control totals. Seasonally adjusted data have been revised back to January 1976.




Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted (1)
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                  Unemployed                        
                                                                                                                    
                             Civilian labor force                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
 Census region and                                                      Number                Percent of labor force
      division                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                    
                          December          January           December          January        December    January  
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                       2008     2009     2009     2010     2008     2009     2009     2010    2008  2009  2009  2010
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
Northeast........... 28,348.6 28,181.7 28,238.9 28,262.3  1,818.4  2,499.9  2,200.4  2,742.6   6.4   8.9   7.8   9.7
                                                                                                                    
  New England.......  7,699.4  7,697.7  7,675.6  7,726.4    489.1    671.7    603.0    769.5   6.4   8.7   7.9  10.0
  Middle Atlantic... 20,649.2 20,484.0 20,563.2 20,535.9  1,329.3  1,828.2  1,597.4  1,973.1   6.4   8.9   7.8   9.6
                                                                                                                    
South............... 54,925.6 54,707.1 54,699.3 54,863.6  3,756.8  5,128.7  4,395.8  5,607.3   6.8   9.4   8.0  10.2
                                                                                                                    
  South Atlantic.... 29,435.8 29,097.7 29,335.5 29,208.8  2,144.6  2,922.4  2,474.2  3,170.2   7.3  10.0   8.4  10.9
  East South Central  8,557.5  8,401.0  8,493.0  8,387.0    668.1    882.7    801.4    980.1   7.8  10.5   9.4  11.7
  West South Central 16,932.3 17,208.5 16,870.8 17,267.7    944.2  1,323.6  1,120.2  1,457.0   5.6   7.7   6.6   8.4
                                                                                                                    
Midwest............. 34,705.2 34,222.7 34,551.2 34,284.2  2,544.6  3,358.2  3,098.9  3,700.0   7.3   9.8   9.0  10.8
                                                                                                                    
  East North Central 23,774.2 23,354.8 23,648.0 23,404.3  1,901.0  2,580.1  2,300.4  2,834.9   8.0  11.0   9.7  12.1
  West North Central 10,931.1 10,867.9 10,903.2 10,879.9    643.6    778.1    798.5    865.0   5.9   7.2   7.3   8.0
                                                                                                                    
West................ 35,920.1 35,411.8 35,833.0 35,546.6  2,844.0  3,733.9  3,301.8  4,097.5   7.9  10.5   9.2  11.5
                                                                                                                    
  Mountain.......... 11,113.5 10,957.6 11,069.0 10,973.1    727.7    930.3    846.2  1,039.2   6.5   8.5   7.6   9.5
  Pacific........... 24,806.6 24,454.2 24,764.0 24,573.5  2,116.4  2,803.7  2,455.6  3,058.3   8.5  11.5   9.9  12.4

  1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the Census division model-based estimates.
  NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The composition of the regions and divisions is described in table 1. Data
have been revised back to January 2005 to incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, and
adjustment to new division and national control totals.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                 LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                           SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 3. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                             Unemployed                          
                                                                                                                                 
                                    Civilian labor force                                                                         
                                                                                                                                 
     State and Area                                                                Number                  Percent of labor force
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                             Jan.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Jan.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.    Jan.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.
                             2009      2009      2009     2010p      2009      2009      2009     2010p    2009  2009  2009 2010p
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
Alabama..................   2,146.5   2,067.1   2,057.7   2,056.5    173.6     224.6     224.2     228.1    8.1  10.9  10.9  11.1
Alaska...................     359.1     362.1     362.3     362.9     25.4      30.8      31.0      31.0    7.1   8.5   8.6   8.5
Arizona..................   3,150.3   3,137.7   3,135.5   3,137.9    252.2     290.6     287.0     289.9    8.0   9.3   9.2   9.2
Arkansas.................   1,373.6   1,374.1   1,375.9   1,377.0     89.7     104.0     104.5     105.2    6.5   7.6   7.6   7.6
California...............  18,362.2  18,125.5  18,101.6  18,116.6  1,777.7   2,226.7   2,233.9   2,266.5    9.7  12.3  12.3  12.5
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                               
    Beach-Glendale (1) ..   4,937.4   4,846.8   4,838.4   4,839.4    499.7     596.3     596.4     606.2   10.1  12.3  12.3  12.5
Colorado.................   2,731.4   2,652.7   2,644.6   2,643.7    183.9     195.5     191.9     195.7    6.7   7.4   7.3   7.4
Connecticut..............   1,882.9   1,890.9   1,890.3   1,897.2    132.9     165.3     165.9     170.1    7.1   8.7   8.8   9.0
Delaware.................     440.8     428.9     428.5     428.3     30.9      37.0      37.6      38.4    7.0   8.6   8.8   9.0
District of Columbia.....     332.3     332.6     332.9     335.6     28.0      38.7      39.5      40.3    8.4  11.6  11.9  12.0
Florida..................   9,206.3   9,206.1   9,212.3   9,231.0    800.1   1,064.6   1,079.0   1,100.4    8.7  11.6  11.7  11.9
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                             
    Kendall (1) .........   1,232.8   1,252.5   1,256.1   1,262.4    111.7     142.7     145.5     147.7    9.1  11.4  11.6  11.7
                                                                                                                                 
Georgia..................   4,829.6   4,708.9   4,699.0   4,702.7    403.6     480.1     482.2     489.9    8.4  10.2  10.3  10.4
Hawaii...................     642.2     634.2     633.6     633.3     38.5      43.6      43.3      43.5    6.0   6.9   6.8   6.9
Idaho....................     752.5     750.9     751.2     753.3     50.4      67.5      68.3      70.1    6.7   9.0   9.1   9.3
Illinois.................   6,607.2   6,593.6   6,591.3   6,618.1    537.3     721.5     725.3     744.8    8.1  10.9  11.0  11.3
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                
    Naperville (1).......   4,078.4   4,078.1   4,076.4   4,073.4    326.2     449.8     453.4     450.6    8.0  11.0  11.1  11.1
Indiana..................   3,244.4   3,117.1   3,105.9   3,112.4    286.7     306.0     300.8     302.6    8.8   9.8   9.7   9.7
Iowa.....................   1,676.0   1,676.5   1,677.4   1,681.1     86.9     108.8     109.8     111.0    5.2   6.5   6.5   6.6
Kansas...................   1,507.6   1,517.2   1,515.4   1,515.9     84.8     101.4      99.2      97.7    5.6   6.7   6.5   6.4
Kentucky.................   2,073.3   2,070.7   2,067.9   2,070.5    188.0     221.0     219.7     221.8    9.1  10.7  10.6  10.7
Louisiana................   2,075.1   2,066.7   2,068.0   2,074.1    117.9     151.6     151.5     154.0    5.7   7.3   7.3   7.4
Maine....................     705.6     704.1     704.5     705.2     51.5      57.0      57.0      57.9    7.3   8.1   8.1   8.2
                                                                                                                                 
Maryland.................   3,014.8   2,960.0   2,955.8   2,957.2    184.5     216.9     217.3     222.4    6.1   7.3   7.4   7.5
Massachusetts............   3,477.2   3,470.4   3,469.1   3,472.3    245.4     319.8     322.5     329.1    7.1   9.2   9.3   9.5
Michigan.................   4,933.0   4,844.7   4,836.1   4,840.2    559.3     699.8     699.7     693.2   11.3  14.4  14.5  14.3
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                
    Livonia (2)..........   2,112.3   2,088.0   2,082.7   2,076.3    261.8     335.6     334.2     317.7   12.4  16.1  16.0  15.3
Minnesota................   2,965.2   2,962.3   2,962.2   2,970.1    214.9     223.7     219.3     215.9    7.2   7.6   7.4   7.3
Mississippi..............   1,294.2   1,289.9   1,291.2   1,295.7    106.4     133.7     135.9     141.5    8.2  10.4  10.5  10.9
Missouri.................   3,053.0   3,008.5   3,001.4   2,994.5    246.4     290.2     288.0     283.0    8.1   9.6   9.6   9.5
Montana..................     504.5     496.7     495.8     495.7     28.0      33.0      33.1      33.7    5.6   6.6   6.7   6.8
Nebraska.................     989.7     980.9     980.7     983.4     40.8      45.4      44.8      45.4    4.1   4.6   4.6   4.6
Nevada...................   1,363.6   1,374.4   1,374.1   1,373.4    131.3     177.8     178.3     178.5    9.6  12.9  13.0  13.0
New Hampshire............     742.7     741.5     741.4     743.2     38.4      50.9      51.1      52.2    5.2   6.9   6.9   7.0
                                                                                                                                 
New Jersey...............   4,526.6   4,529.9   4,527.8   4,532.9    340.9     450.7     452.5     449.1    7.5   9.9  10.0   9.9
New Mexico...............     960.9     958.6     959.5     962.5     56.5      77.9      79.0      81.9    5.9   8.1   8.2   8.5
New York.................   9,721.9   9,651.0   9,639.4   9,636.8    688.3     856.8     857.6     852.0    7.1   8.9   8.9   8.8
  New York City .........   3,968.1   3,978.3   3,973.8   3,968.1    298.9     416.0     418.1     412.8    7.5  10.5  10.5  10.4
North Carolina...........   4,580.1   4,520.3   4,523.3   4,538.6    420.3     491.8     494.2     502.5    9.2  10.9  10.9  11.1
North Dakota.............     365.6     364.0     363.8     364.9     14.7      15.6      15.6      15.4    4.0   4.3   4.3   4.2
Ohio.....................   5,994.8   5,915.1   5,905.1   5,909.3    515.3     637.4     637.5     640.8    8.6  10.8  10.8  10.8
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                              
    Mentor (2) ..........   1,089.5   1,069.3   1,067.1   1,066.9     86.9     101.9     101.6     100.7    8.0   9.5   9.5   9.4
Oklahoma.................   1,762.8   1,776.0   1,776.2   1,777.6     88.5     121.5     121.4     119.9    5.0   6.8   6.8   6.7
Oregon...................   1,976.3   1,939.3   1,935.8   1,940.2    195.9     208.1     205.7     207.4    9.9  10.7  10.6  10.7
Pennsylvania.............   6,458.0   6,393.6   6,393.4   6,420.5    440.0     558.1     559.6     564.5    6.8   8.7   8.8   8.8
Rhode Island.............     564.2     573.0     574.1     576.6     54.1      71.6      72.8      73.3    9.6  12.5  12.7  12.7
                                                                                                                                 
South Carolina...........   2,176.9   2,172.4   2,171.6   2,175.2    218.7     267.6     268.9     273.5   10.0  12.3  12.4  12.6
South Dakota.............     447.8     445.4     445.2     445.1     19.1      21.0      20.9      21.2    4.3   4.7   4.7   4.8
Tennessee................   3,048.6   2,995.0   2,991.8   2,997.4    276.2     321.1     320.0     322.2    9.1  10.7  10.7  10.7
Texas....................  11,796.3  12,028.2  12,046.3  12,091.4    758.3     981.0     987.2     996.9    6.4   8.2   8.2   8.2
Utah.....................   1,375.4   1,347.2   1,344.3   1,342.8     77.6      89.2      88.7      91.5    5.6   6.6   6.6   6.8
Vermont..................     360.7     358.4     358.5     359.9     22.4      24.0      23.9      24.1    6.2   6.7   6.7   6.7
Virginia.................   4,175.4   4,146.4   4,141.8   4,149.2    236.4     281.7     280.8     287.8    5.7   6.8   6.8   6.9
Washington...............   3,526.6   3,514.4   3,511.1   3,515.7    265.1     324.3     324.5     328.2    7.5   9.2   9.2   9.3
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                              
    Everett (1) .........   1,482.0   1,497.0   1,495.7   1,492.4    104.0     133.4     133.5     133.0    7.0   8.9   8.9   8.9
West Virginia............     802.6     788.3     786.1     786.9     46.7      70.3      70.6      72.9    5.8   8.9   9.0   9.3
Wisconsin................   3,101.8   3,035.0   3,026.4   3,030.0    218.8     260.6     258.2     262.1    7.1   8.6   8.5   8.7
Wyoming..................     293.9     293.0     292.5     292.4     12.9      22.0      22.1      22.1    4.4   7.5   7.5   7.6
                                                                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............   1,348.1   1,319.4   1,311.7   1,322.3    178.7     208.0     196.5     210.4   13.3  15.8  15.0  15.9

   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. 10-02, dated December 1,
2009, available at  www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Data have been revised back to January 2005 to incorporate updated population
controls, reestimation of models, adjustment to new division and national control totals. Seasonally adjusted data have been 
revised back to January 1976. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revisions the following month.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                           LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                             NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                          Unemployed                       
                                                                                                                           
                                    Civilian labor force                                                                   
                                                                                                                           
     State and Area                                                             Number               Percent of labor force
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                December            January             December         January      December    January  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                             2008      2009      2009     2010p      2008      2009    2009   2010p  2008  2009  2009 2010p
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
Alabama..................   2,147.0   2,055.9   2,134.3   2,054.5    151.1     218.3   186.0  242.6   7.0  10.6   8.7  11.8
Alaska...................     355.4     358.7     355.3     360.7     24.9      31.7    29.1   34.5   7.0   8.8   8.2   9.6
Arizona..................   3,153.6   3,128.3   3,141.1   3,138.5    235.2     276.0   258.4  305.9   7.5   8.8   8.2   9.7
Arkansas.................   1,362.2   1,362.2   1,349.5   1,352.3     84.5     103.2   101.0  115.3   6.2   7.6   7.5   8.5
California...............  18,340.5  18,034.8  18,296.2  18,125.4  1,643.6   2,195.4  1885.9 2392.6   9.0  12.2  10.3  13.2
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                         
    Beach-Glendale (1) ..   4,947.9   4,836.3   4,915.3   4,833.8    464.4     577.8   520.1  636.9   9.4  11.9  10.6  13.2
Colorado.................   2,717.9   2,636.5   2,712.4   2,636.0    161.4     193.3   197.8  217.0   5.9   7.3   7.3   8.2
Connecticut..............   1,867.6   1,875.4   1,863.1   1,891.7    117.0     158.2   143.0  185.1   6.3   8.4   7.7   9.8
Delaware.................     440.9     428.1     439.2     428.1     27.7      36.9    33.3   41.1   6.3   8.6   7.6   9.6
District of Columbia.....     330.2     331.4     330.2     334.7     26.8      39.6    29.2   40.3   8.1  11.9   8.8  12.0
Florida..................   9,185.4   9,179.5   9,130.5   9,178.7    731.9   1,067.4   813.3 1117.2   8.0  11.6   8.9  12.2
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                       
    Kendall (1) .........   1,232.7   1,258.5   1,222.7   1,256.7    104.2     145.1   103.6  137.5   8.5  11.5   8.5  10.9
                                                                                                                           
Georgia..................   4,848.6   4,699.3   4,813.6   4,713.5    378.0     470.7   416.8  512.2   7.8  10.0   8.7  10.9
Hawaii...................     641.6     630.0     640.9     633.8     33.1      40.4    38.7   44.1   5.2   6.4   6.0   7.0
Idaho....................     752.0     747.3     746.1     750.4     49.4      68.4    59.1   79.9   6.6   9.1   7.9  10.7
Illinois.................   6,587.6   6,560.9   6,548.8   6,611.6    483.7     709.5   572.0  809.1   7.3  10.8   8.7  12.2
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                          
    Naperville (1).......   4,064.0   4,038.8   4,055.3   4,063.4    289.9     427.0   341.1  469.4   7.1  10.6   8.4  11.6
Indiana..................   3,219.0   3,080.4   3,217.7   3,101.4    256.3     298.4   315.5  327.2   8.0   9.7   9.8  10.6
Iowa.....................   1,672.5   1,672.7   1,661.7   1,671.1     86.8     112.4   102.4  125.9   5.2   6.7   6.2   7.5
Kansas...................   1,497.9   1,507.5   1,500.3   1,513.6     73.8      94.2    94.6  108.2   4.9   6.2   6.3   7.1
Kentucky.................   2,064.5   2,063.6   2,055.0   2,058.4    168.5     213.7   206.0  240.2   8.2  10.4  10.0  11.7
Louisiana................   2,066.5   2,053.7   2,039.7   2,053.8    107.4     147.5   123.7  168.3   5.2   7.2   6.1   8.2
Maine....................     700.0     699.4     696.1     695.9     47.3      57.3    58.4   64.7   6.8   8.2   8.4   9.3
                                                                                                                           
Maryland.................   3,001.4   2,933.8   2,992.7   2,948.5    165.1     208.8   197.7  243.3   5.5   7.1   6.6   8.3
Massachusetts............   3,468.8   3,453.8   3,455.8   3,459.1    222.0     313.3   272.4  358.5   6.4   9.1   7.9  10.4
Michigan.................   4,931.2   4,816.6   4,881.6   4,808.6    511.4     689.3   607.0  716.5  10.4  14.3  12.4  14.9
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                          
    Livonia (2)..........   2,108.9   2,056.2   2,091.8   2,065.9    233.4     305.8   282.4  321.7  11.1  14.9  13.5  15.6
Minnesota................   2,945.2   2,945.5   2,936.4   2,955.0    195.4     216.5   243.1  241.1   6.6   7.4   8.3   8.2
Mississippi..............   1,296.8   1,296.1   1,284.7   1,291.7     98.5     134.9   114.9  154.7   7.6  10.4   8.9  12.0
Missouri.................   3,028.4   2,972.0   3,030.8   2,968.4    220.5     275.3   270.5  294.7   7.3   9.3   8.9   9.9
Montana..................     502.8     487.8     498.1     491.4     28.2      33.4    33.3   39.3   5.6   6.8   6.7   8.0
Nebraska.................     985.9     973.6     978.2     977.9     37.4      42.6    47.6   53.6   3.8   4.4   4.9   5.5
Nevada...................   1,358.1   1,366.5   1,363.9   1,373.4    123.0     175.1   142.2  187.7   9.1  12.8  10.4  13.7
New Hampshire............     738.8     737.1     739.8     743.3     33.2      49.1    42.7   57.1   4.5   6.7   5.8   7.7
                                                                                                                           
New Jersey...............   4,512.7   4,515.3   4,492.0   4,514.7    302.2     440.0   366.2  464.5   6.7   9.7   8.2  10.3
New Mexico...............     965.1     958.8     949.0     955.5     51.3      75.5    56.8   84.9   5.3   7.9   6.0   8.9
New York.................   9,684.7   9,590.4   9,659.2   9,608.4    631.3     844.8   744.2  900.6   6.5   8.8   7.7   9.4
  New York City .........   3,956.4   3,960.6   3,953.0   3,961.6    273.5     412.5   309.9  417.4   6.9  10.4   7.8  10.5
North Carolina...........   4,550.5   4,488.4   4,536.8   4,523.1    369.7     490.4   442.8  532.3   8.1  10.9   9.8  11.8
North Dakota.............     358.3     357.5     357.9     358.5     12.6      15.5    18.4   17.8   3.5   4.3   5.2   5.0
Ohio.....................   5,963.2   5,884.9   5,928.6   5,862.4    467.5     631.6   568.9  692.2   7.8  10.7   9.6  11.8
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                        
    Mentor (2) ..........   1,077.6   1,047.2   1,071.6   1,058.1     79.4      93.2    91.1  108.9   7.4   8.9   8.5  10.3
Oklahoma.................   1,753.6   1,764.9   1,743.4   1,767.5     77.6     115.1    94.9  129.0   4.4   6.5   5.4   7.3
Oregon...................   1,958.4   1,927.3   1,959.1   1,936.4    173.4     205.5   210.8  227.6   8.9  10.7  10.8  11.8
Pennsylvania.............   6,451.8   6,378.3   6,412.0   6,412.8    395.8     543.4   487.0  608.0   6.1   8.5   7.6   9.5
Rhode Island.............     565.4     574.0     563.1     577.2     50.4      70.2    60.9   77.2   8.9  12.2  10.8  13.4
                                                                                                                           
South Carolina...........   2,150.6   2,149.2   2,158.4   2,162.1    199.4     266.3   232.6  286.3   9.3  12.4  10.8  13.2
South Dakota.............     442.8     439.1     437.7     435.5     17.2      21.6    21.9   23.8   3.9   4.9   5.0   5.5
Tennessee................   3,049.3   2,985.4   3,019.0   2,982.4    250.0     315.8   294.5  342.7   8.2  10.6   9.8  11.5
Texas....................  11,749.9  12,027.7  11,738.2  12,094.1    674.6     957.8   800.6 1044.4   5.7   8.0   6.8   8.6
Utah.....................   1,371.7   1,342.3   1,368.0   1,338.0     66.9      86.6    82.5   99.6   4.9   6.4   6.0   7.4
Vermont..................     358.8     358.0     357.7     359.2     19.1      23.5    25.5   26.8   5.3   6.6   7.1   7.5
Virginia.................   4,132.0   4,109.3   4,143.9   4,139.0    207.3     275.3   255.6  315.2   5.0   6.7   6.2   7.6
Washington...............   3,510.8   3,503.4   3,512.6   3,517.2    241.4     330.7   291.1  359.5   6.9   9.4   8.3  10.2
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                        
    Everett (1) .........   1,479.1   1,488.6   1,477.0   1,494.1     93.3     132.0   106.4  138.5   6.3   8.9   7.2   9.3
West Virginia............     796.3     778.6     790.2     781.0     38.6      67.1    52.8   82.4   4.8   8.6   6.7  10.5
Wisconsin................   3,073.2   3,012.0   3,071.3   3,020.4    182.0     251.3   237.0  289.9   5.9   8.3   7.7   9.6
Wyoming..................     292.3     290.1     290.4     290.0     12.2      22.1    16.0   25.0   4.2   7.6   5.5   8.6
                                                                                                                           
Puerto Rico..............   1,370.7   1,311.8   1,345.1   1,321.2    179.6     187.0   174.7  208.1  13.1  14.3  13.0  15.8

   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. 10-02, dated December
1, 2009, available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Data have been revised back to January 2005 to incorporate updated
population controls, reestimation of models, and adjustment to new division and national control totals. Estimates for the
latest month are subject to revisions the following month.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                   ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED	                                                                            SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted

(In thousands)
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                                  Total(1)                        Construction                   Manufacturing         
                                                                                                                       
      State                                                                                                            
                      Jan.     Nov.     Dec.     Jan.     Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                      2009     2009     2009     2010p    2009    2009    2009   2010p    2009    2009    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
 Alabama...........  1,932.3  1,871.4  1,855.2  1,850.2    98.1    89.0    85.9    84.8   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
 Alaska............    322.5    321.8    321.5    324.4    16.7    15.7    15.7    16.0    12.9    12.6    12.2    12.7
 Arizona...........  2,519.6  2,394.9  2,385.9  2,382.3   154.8   115.2   113.7   114.5   162.9   149.1   147.2   144.9
 Arkansas..........  1,183.1  1,158.8  1,153.9  1,155.6    54.8    51.5    51.6    51.4   173.8   159.3   159.3   157.4
 California........ 14,543.8 13,850.8 13,809.6 13,842.1   713.4   576.3   568.5   584.7 1,359.4 1,238.8 1,231.2 1,240.1
                                                                                                                       
 Colorado..........  2,310.4  2,218.8  2,204.3  2,206.1   149.3   121.6   117.3   116.1   136.9   125.3   125.4   125.7
 Connecticut.......  1,662.9  1,610.7  1,608.1  1,610.4    59.4    52.8    52.9    52.1   179.9   167.8   168.0   166.0
 Delaware (3)......    424.6    410.5    410.2    410.8    22.0    18.5    18.3    18.9   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
 District of                                                                                                           
   Columbia (3)....    707.5    701.3    701.3    708.0    12.9    10.8    10.8    10.9   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
 Florida ..........  7,447.5  7,168.5  7,150.4  7,144.3   443.8   360.7   358.6   353.1   346.8   306.3   305.1   304.6
                                                                                                                       
 Georgia ..........  3,974.6  3,828.9  3,813.3  3,815.9   182.7   160.2   156.9   152.2   381.6   341.0   338.6   333.3
 Hawaii (3)........    604.8    586.0    586.5    585.1    34.6    29.6    29.7    30.3   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
 Idaho ............    626.9    604.6    603.1    603.1    39.0    32.8    31.7    30.8    58.0    52.8    52.7    52.7
 Illinois..........  5,803.9  5,580.0  5,558.2  5,584.2   236.5   207.8   202.3   201.4   619.9   557.8   554.1   555.1
 Indiana...........  2,855.6  2,766.5  2,758.8  2,756.8   129.7   119.8   117.7   115.5   471.5   431.7   426.9   430.8
                                                                                                                       
 Iowa..............  1,501.6  1,470.9  1,458.8  1,463.4    68.1    62.2    61.0    62.9   215.6   201.6   200.1   199.0
 Kansas............  1,380.8  1,326.8  1,325.9  1,321.5    61.1    57.6    56.5    54.6   181.4   160.7   159.0   156.6
 Kentucky..........  1,796.4  1,765.4  1,766.0  1,754.2    79.1    71.0    69.5    64.2   223.3   208.3   208.5   208.9
 Louisiana.........  1,929.0  1,885.5  1,879.8  1,882.6   135.6   126.3   125.1   125.7   149.5   139.1   136.3   135.5
 Maine.............    604.7    587.9    587.3    588.9    26.9    24.4    23.9    22.1    55.0    51.5    51.2    51.1
                                                                                                                       
 Maryland (3)......  2,554.0  2,499.6  2,494.6  2,492.1   165.9   145.5   144.8   147.2   122.8   118.1   117.3   117.2
 Massachusetts.....  3,230.2  3,143.9  3,137.6  3,138.0   122.0   107.2   105.6   101.6   271.8   252.5   253.3   250.2
 Michigan..........  3,961.7  3,850.9  3,844.4  3,850.6   139.6   121.0   118.7   120.8   485.8   452.6   449.6   460.0
 Minnesota.........  2,710.3  2,623.7  2,620.2  2,635.8    98.4    89.7    87.4    89.5   322.3   289.1   289.1   292.1
 Mississippi.......  1,118.1  1,087.1  1,087.4  1,083.6    54.4    47.7    48.1    46.7   148.2   137.6   137.9   138.8
                                                                                                                       
 Missouri .........  2,734.7  2,669.7  2,663.2  2,650.4   127.2   115.0   111.4   103.7   272.2   247.0   247.7   248.8
 Montana...........    435.3    427.4    422.3    424.0    25.8    24.2    21.6    22.8    18.3    17.3    17.3    17.3
 Nebraska (3)......    956.7    939.6    935.3    934.5    48.4    47.7    46.2    46.4    97.3    91.8    91.9    92.1
 Nevada............  1,200.2  1,127.1  1,123.4  1,117.7    99.5    75.4    70.8    69.7    44.1    38.7    38.6    39.0
 New Hampshire.....    635.6    618.7    625.1    626.9    24.0    22.3    22.0    21.9    72.0    64.0    63.6    64.0
                                                                                                                       
 New Jersey........  3,952.4  3,864.7  3,858.7  3,849.6   149.6   132.1   130.7   126.6   280.2   264.1   259.1   257.7
 New Mexico........    829.1    807.9    805.3    803.5    52.7    45.7    45.2    44.5    32.3    29.6    29.3    29.4
 New York..........  8,669.6  8,477.7  8,460.9  8,486.4   338.8   311.1   309.7   308.7   505.2   461.6   460.1   460.8
 North Carolina....  4,008.5  3,893.8  3,886.3  3,894.3   210.2   179.6   177.9   172.9   479.4   433.9   431.8   430.9
 North Dakota......    365.7    367.8    366.6    367.0    20.2    21.8    19.7    20.0    24.0    23.3    23.3    23.3
                                                                                                                       
 Ohio..............  5,207.6  5,009.2  4,998.4  4,985.6   197.9   175.4   171.7   167.5   675.9   605.1   608.2   610.9
 Oklahoma..........  1,577.6  1,519.8  1,519.1  1,517.7    73.9    66.1    66.2    66.9   142.2   122.8   123.7   122.8
 Oregon ...........  1,658.9  1,591.5  1,590.5  1,591.6    82.3    69.4    68.0    66.4   179.1   162.7   162.2   161.9
 Pennsylvania......  5,707.1  5,562.7  5,554.2  5,563.8   238.5   218.7   216.5   215.7   611.0   555.8   554.2   551.9
 Rhode Island......    468.8    453.1    451.9    452.7    18.6    16.7    16.9    16.5    44.6    40.6    39.8    39.9
                                                                                                                       
 South Carolina....  1,859.2  1,810.7  1,811.9  1,815.3    96.8    82.1    82.7    81.6   228.5   207.8   206.9   208.0
 South Dakota (3)...   408.2    402.6    400.2    400.1    22.1    21.3    20.8    20.8    40.8    37.2    37.1    36.9
 Tennessee (3)...... 2,690.7  2,594.9  2,586.9  2,587.0   119.0   105.0   101.2   102.4   333.1   301.6   299.4   299.9
 Texas............. 10,521.5 10,240.1 10,218.9 10,233.7   649.3   561.7   554.0   553.7   893.1   815.7   812.5   814.9
 Utah..............  1,218.3  1,184.0  1,178.0  1,185.1    78.0    69.8    68.3    65.1   118.9   108.5   108.2   107.4
                                                                                                                       
 Vermont...........    300.8    296.0    295.5    296.3    14.4    13.0    11.8    12.5    33.1    30.6    30.6    29.9
 Virginia..........  3,697.2  3,601.2  3,602.6  3,616.1   204.4   185.2   184.6   184.2   251.6   233.2   231.9   231.2
 Washington........  2,902.9  2,780.3  2,775.1  2,794.0   180.4   146.1   142.2   146.0   280.2   258.2   257.8   257.7
 West Virginia.....    755.1    736.2    732.7    731.1    36.4    33.9    33.5    32.3    54.0    49.7    49.2    48.8
 Wisconsin.........  2,817.6  2,709.6  2,698.4  2,704.0   109.1    99.5    95.8    94.0   467.7   419.8   418.5   421.8
 Wyoming...........    295.3    281.1    280.2    280.6    25.6    22.8    22.1    23.0     9.6     9.2     9.0     9.1





                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                        Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                       Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                       2009    2009    2009   2010p    2009    2009    2009   2010p    2009    2009    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
 Alabama............   375.2   362.4   360.5   360.7    97.7    93.8    93.5    93.5   209.2   205.5   204.3   202.7
 Alaska.............    64.1    63.2    63.5    64.3    14.7    14.5    14.6    14.9    26.8    25.6    25.7    25.3
 Arizona............   495.7   475.6   475.6   477.2   170.3   165.2   165.2   162.5   365.3   343.9   343.5   339.7
 Arkansas...........   240.4   231.6   229.3   229.0    51.4    50.4    50.7    50.8   114.6   113.6   111.8   114.5
 California......... 2,727.9 2,586.1 2,573.5 2,579.0   821.2   782.8   782.5   782.1 2,153.6 2,022.0 2,018.8 2,017.9
                                                                                                                    
 Colorado...........   415.7   396.0   393.8   397.5   151.3   144.3   144.5   146.0   343.4   325.3   323.7   322.5
 Connecticut........   300.3   289.8   288.4   288.8   140.6   136.4   136.1   135.1   197.3   181.8   180.8   178.7
 Delaware (3).......    77.4    74.0    73.9    73.7    44.7    42.9    42.9    43.3    57.3    56.2    56.3    54.1
 District of                                                                                                        
   Columbia (3).....    27.5    26.5    26.5    27.1    27.5    25.9    25.7    25.8   151.6   148.9   149.8   150.0
 Florida ........... 1,514.3 1,452.6 1,447.2 1,457.7   498.4   472.2   471.5   470.6 1,072.2 1,035.6 1,041.0 1,027.3
                                                                                                                    
 Georgia ...........   839.8   805.7   804.0   809.6   216.4   204.8   204.4   202.3   525.3   502.8   502.9   499.0
 Hawaii (3).........   113.4   109.6   109.4   110.5    28.3    27.9    28.0    28.0    73.9    69.9    69.3    68.7
 Idaho .............   125.7   120.4   120.0   119.5    30.6    29.3    29.3    29.2    78.7    74.4    74.7    75.6
 Illinois........... 1,169.7 1,124.1 1,121.1 1,132.7   381.7   365.9   365.5   366.2   824.0   770.1   767.9   770.7
 Indiana............   562.1   545.9   545.5   545.4   134.0   129.7   130.9   131.5   269.8   262.9   262.1   262.7
                                                                                                                    
 Iowa...............   305.7   299.3   295.3   298.7   102.3   101.6   102.1   100.7   120.5   118.1   117.9   116.7
 Kansas.............   260.6   254.1   254.0   253.8    72.2    69.9    70.5    70.3   146.0   134.5   133.8   133.8
 Kentucky...........   370.2   359.0   358.1   361.0    90.0    86.7    87.0    89.2   173.1   177.8   181.2   175.9
 Louisiana..........   377.1   364.8   364.3   365.2    92.9    89.1    88.4    88.4   200.5   191.9   191.4   192.7
 Maine..............   121.0   115.7   114.9   115.4    32.1    30.5    30.5    30.0    56.0    53.7    53.9    54.3
                                                                                                                    
 Maryland (3).......   449.5   435.0   434.9   433.6   149.0   140.6   139.1   138.1   390.5   384.6   384.5   389.1
 Massachusetts......   551.2   530.9   528.8   532.3   218.2   208.1   207.5   206.0   474.4   457.8   455.0   457.7
 Michigan...........   736.5   708.1   706.3   708.4   194.2   189.0   187.7   186.8   523.8   516.2   520.7   515.9
 Minnesota..........   508.0   489.7   487.3   491.3   175.1   171.4   170.6   170.1   316.8   306.5   308.0   312.0
 Mississippi........   218.9   211.9   212.3   214.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      90.8    85.2    83.6    83.5
                                                                                                                    
 Missouri ..........   528.5   512.7   510.9   512.7   165.1   162.4   162.5   161.9   327.9   309.9   311.1   308.0
 Montana............    89.6    89.5    88.4    89.3    21.4    20.7    21.0    20.6    39.6    38.5    37.7    37.1
 Nebraska (3).......   202.6   194.9   195.2   193.4    69.1    67.6    67.7    66.8   103.4    97.9    97.5    98.7
 Nevada.............   220.7   207.7   206.6   207.2    58.0    54.3    54.2    54.6   142.3   137.2   140.6   135.3
 New Hampshire......   136.6   133.7   133.7   136.4    37.6    35.4    35.2    35.1    64.6    62.0    66.4    63.9
                                                                                                                    
 New Jersey.........   833.2   807.0   809.6   810.0   261.4   251.0   249.4   246.1   601.3   572.6   573.3   571.7
 New Mexico.........   139.5   132.5   131.4   131.0    33.8    33.9    33.3    33.2   105.7   100.8   100.5   101.6
 New York........... 1,480.7 1,439.5 1,436.2 1,437.7   699.7   666.5   665.7   667.8 1,127.9 1,077.4 1,075.4 1,099.4
 North Carolina.....   739.6   710.2   707.8   715.8   207.5   199.9   199.5   200.2   480.5   465.0   464.4   470.1
 North Dakota.......    77.9    77.3    77.4    77.7    20.3    20.1    20.5    20.3    29.6    29.0    29.1    29.6
                                                                                                                    
 Ohio...............   997.2   954.2   950.2   945.6   285.0   272.4   271.8   267.1   641.7   611.3   606.6   609.4
 Oklahoma...........   287.6   275.4   274.5   275.5    81.7    81.0    80.7    80.3   174.1   163.1   163.1   163.5
 Oregon ............   321.9   309.7   310.5   311.8    98.1    94.9    94.6    95.2   188.6   174.6   173.5   174.9
 Pennsylvania....... 1,098.4 1,068.5 1,065.7 1,066.8   324.3   314.7   313.6   312.8   692.0   662.0   663.2   664.5
 Rhode Island.......    74.9    71.4    71.4    70.4    32.2    30.2    30.7    30.8    53.5    51.7    50.7    51.4
                                                                                                                    
 South Carolina.....   356.7   344.4   344.9   345.8   103.1   100.6   100.3   101.4   205.4   208.9   208.8   211.3
 South Dakota (3)....   81.2    80.8    80.6    81.0    30.9    30.0    29.7    29.6    27.7    25.6    25.6    25.6
 Tennessee (3).......  577.2   549.8   548.0   549.0   142.9   139.0   138.9   139.2   305.8   289.6   289.3   291.6
 Texas.............. 2,110.2 2,048.0 2,043.8 2,051.4   638.7   626.4   626.2   624.8 1,301.5 1,229.1 1,223.2 1,227.4
 Utah...............   240.9   233.0   232.3   234.3    72.9    72.4    72.1    72.7   154.9   149.6   150.0   150.4
                                                                                                                    
 Vermont............    57.1    55.1    54.9    54.3    12.6    12.5    12.5    12.6    22.2    22.3    22.0    21.8
 Virginia...........   637.9   615.1   613.7   615.4   183.9   177.9   178.0   180.6   650.1   636.1   637.2   643.4
 Washington.........   537.6   518.3   520.0   525.3   147.3   140.7   140.2   140.4   339.0   323.5   323.7   326.9
 West Virginia......   138.0   134.8   134.0   133.5    29.2    27.8    27.8    27.5    60.7    59.4    58.1    58.4
 Wisconsin..........   527.3   505.2   502.2   503.3   163.1   157.5   157.7   156.8   268.7   250.0   247.0   247.5
 Wyoming............    55.1    52.4    52.9    52.6    11.5    10.9    11.1    11.1    18.4    17.1    16.9    17.0





                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                      Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                Government          
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                       Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                       2009    2009    2009   2010p    2009    2009    2009   2010p    2009    2009    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
 Alabama............   211.0   211.5   211.6   213.6   171.6   169.1   167.6   166.5   383.9   382.4   382.4   381.0
 Alaska.............    38.3    39.8    39.8    40.2    31.6    33.0    32.8    32.6    83.4    84.8    84.6    85.4
 Arizona............   326.8   335.5   334.8   333.8   261.2   254.3   253.6   252.4   432.3   415.4   413.7   417.8
 Arkansas...........   159.3   164.4   164.6   165.5   100.3   100.8    99.5    99.8   215.3   217.2   217.5   217.4
 California......... 1,741.9 1,743.0 1,747.2 1,754.3 1,537.4 1,476.5 1,476.2 1,478.2 2,512.1 2,477.2 2,470.8 2,475.3
                                                                                                                    
 Colorado...........   255.6   261.1   259.6   257.8   266.6   261.5   258.6   260.8   391.0   392.8   391.2   390.3
 Connecticut........   300.9   303.2   303.9   307.1   134.0   134.6   135.0   138.8   251.3   247.0   246.2   246.6
 Delaware (3).......    63.4    64.3    64.2    64.6    40.9    39.5    39.2    40.9    61.9    62.4    62.3    61.8
 District of                                                                                                        
   Columbia (3).....   104.9   102.5   102.4   104.9    58.8    58.2    58.1    59.5   236.8   245.0   245.0   246.3
 Florida ........... 1,050.2 1,070.6 1,070.0 1,073.8   926.6   901.4   894.8   886.9 1,122.4 1,115.3 1,111.4 1,119.9
                                                                                                                    
 Georgia ...........   475.1   476.7   475.7   481.8   382.9   381.9   378.5   382.5   694.8   687.0   684.6   688.2
 Hawaii (3).........    74.8    76.0    76.0    75.8   102.5   101.1   100.8    99.3   127.6   123.0   124.2   124.6
 Idaho .............    79.0    81.9    82.3    83.6    59.8    59.9    59.5    59.5   120.3   119.7   119.6   119.2
 Illinois...........   811.7   822.6   820.8   824.9   523.3   507.9   506.8   510.9   856.5   858.0   854.4   855.2
 Indiana............   411.6   414.1   414.0   408.3   280.4   273.4   272.8   270.2   440.4   440.2   440.2   442.8
                                                                                                                    
 Iowa...............   210.0   212.8   212.3   213.3   133.5   132.3   128.2   131.2   254.4   253.3   252.9   252.2
 Kansas.............   179.2   181.3   181.7   182.0   115.4   111.2   112.2   112.6   266.0   263.4   263.5   263.1
 Kentucky...........   245.6   248.6   249.0   246.4   169.0   170.8   168.8   166.9   321.2   326.0   326.1   324.6
 Louisiana..........   261.5   269.5   270.5   274.1   195.6   195.2   196.4   193.7   368.2   368.6   368.1   367.8
 Maine..............   118.5   119.1   119.3   119.4    59.0    59.5    59.9    62.0   104.2   102.7   102.8   103.5
                                                                                                                    
 Maryland (3).......   390.8   397.1   396.8   392.1   231.3   226.2   225.8   230.5   489.9   491.6   490.7   482.2
 Massachusetts......   647.2   653.2   654.9   657.0   300.2   295.6   293.0   293.1   437.3   437.2   438.0   436.7
 Michigan...........   607.3   619.4   623.8   616.9   384.4   376.5   374.3   372.5   653.6   642.5   638.6   642.5
 Minnesota..........   451.0   454.1   455.1   454.4   241.4   234.9   234.5   236.0   417.8   417.2   417.2   418.0
 Mississippi........   129.1   133.2   133.7   132.2   122.3   118.0   118.1   117.0   249.3   252.1   251.9   249.9
                                                                                                                    
 Missouri ..........   398.3   407.2   406.1   405.7   277.2   274.4   273.2   270.1   449.7   457.2   456.5   458.4
 Montana............    61.8    62.1    61.7    61.3    57.4    56.4    56.2    56.2    88.8    88.1    88.3    88.8
 Nebraska (3).......   134.1   136.6   136.4   136.5    82.0    80.7    79.8    79.6   166.4   169.0   168.4   168.6
 Nevada.............    96.9    99.2    99.8    99.8   316.5   302.4   301.7   299.8   162.2   154.0   153.4   155.3
 New Hampshire......   106.7   107.0   107.0   107.0    62.1    61.0    63.7    64.9    97.2    98.4    97.7    97.7
                                                                                                                    
 New Jersey.........   593.7   603.0   603.4   605.3   335.5   338.5   336.5   337.6   647.1   651.8   651.3   651.9
 New Mexico.........   117.7   119.5   119.4   118.2    85.1    85.2    86.6    87.7   198.9   200.3   199.8   198.7
 New York........... 1,653.4 1,678.5 1,681.6 1,673.9   712.9   717.1   714.0   723.1 1,517.9 1,508.4 1,500.3 1,495.3
 North Carolina.....   540.5   547.2   547.8   547.5   396.4   393.1   392.4   396.1   711.6   727.2   728.3   727.1
 North Dakota.......    52.5    54.0    54.0    54.5    33.9    34.6    34.7    34.1    76.6    77.8    78.0    77.6
                                                                                                                    
 Ohio...............   822.6   827.5   829.5   825.2   481.3   476.4   475.3   477.3   794.2   786.1   784.5   781.9
 Oklahoma...........   200.4   204.5   205.1   205.5   141.5   139.7   140.3   138.8   334.5   339.4   338.6   338.8
 Oregon ............   222.0   223.3   224.4   224.4   166.1   162.1   161.7   161.9   300.7   298.0   298.4   299.2
 Pennsylvania....... 1,116.3 1,126.1 1,125.4 1,129.9   496.8   491.5   490.6   494.4   752.6   756.7   755.7   755.8
 Rhode Island.......   100.5   101.9   101.8   101.8    48.9    47.3    47.1    48.1    62.6    61.5    61.4    61.4
                                                                                                                    
 South Carolina.....   207.8   208.4   209.6   207.3   210.9   206.6   206.0   205.7   347.0   351.4   351.8   352.4
 South Dakota (3)....   62.8    64.2    64.1    63.2    43.1    43.5    42.6    43.0    77.0    77.7    77.3    77.6
 Tennessee (3).......  363.7   371.4   372.6   370.0   267.9   260.4   259.9   258.6   429.0   430.7   430.1   429.5
 Texas.............. 1,309.9 1,359.9 1,361.2 1,360.4 1,011.4 1,005.4 1,001.6 1,004.0 1,803.8 1,838.0 1,839.9 1,842.6
 Utah...............   149.4   155.3   151.7   157.1   112.4   106.3   106.4   109.0   213.4   215.2   215.3   214.7
                                                                                                                    
 Vermont............    58.9    60.9    60.7    61.3    32.8    31.0    33.2    34.5    54.3    54.5    54.6    53.7
 Virginia...........   445.6   453.1   454.9   454.1   342.8   332.6   332.9   338.0   698.1   692.7   692.6   692.5
 Washington.........   371.7   375.7   373.5   377.3   275.2   258.7   258.9   261.2   551.0   543.4   544.1   544.7
 West Virginia......   116.9   119.4   119.2   119.5    72.2    70.0    69.6    69.0   147.9   148.6   148.4   149.0
 Wisconsin..........   413.7   415.6   417.3   418.0   253.7   248.5   247.6   250.5   423.1   427.2   426.3   425.3
 Wyoming............   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      33.7    32.3    32.0    32.1    70.7    71.8    72.0    71.0

   1 Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown
separately.
   2 This series is not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the
trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
   3 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2009 benchmarks and updated
seasonal adjustment factors. Seasonally adjusted data from January 1990 are subject to revision. Estimates
subsequent to the current benchmark are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes available.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                    ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED	                                                                         NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted

(In thousands)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                   Total                        Mining and Logging                 Construction         
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
      State              December           January          December        January         December        January    
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                       2008     2009     2009     2010p    2008    2009    2009   2010p    2008    2009    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
 Alabama...........   1,964.4  1,866.0  1,905.6  1,835.2    12.5    11.5    12.2    11.3   102.3    85.5    94.8    82.8
 Alaska............     309.1    307.2    302.7    305.2    16.1    14.6    15.4    14.3    14.7    13.6    12.9    12.3
 Arizona...........   2,575.4  2,416.5  2,492.1  2,366.0    13.8    10.6    12.6    10.7   158.8   114.4   147.3   111.0
 Arkansas..........   1,195.9  1,158.7  1,166.3  1,138.4    11.2     9.8    10.6     9.4    55.0    50.4    52.1    48.4
 California........  14,806.8 13,928.3 14,346.3 13,693.4    28.7    24.0    27.1    23.6   723.5   564.5   674.4   556.0
                                                                                                                        
 Colorado..........   2,340.5  2,224.1  2,271.2  2,171.2    29.9    23.2    28.4    22.5   151.3   114.7   138.4   106.8
 Connecticut.......   1,698.0  1,630.0  1,639.3  1,585.9      .7      .6      .6      .5    60.5    53.1    53.8    46.9
 Delaware .........     432.6    413.9    414.1    401.8   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      22.7    18.4    20.7    18.0
 District of                                                                                                            
   Columbia........     704.6    704.0    698.2    698.3   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      12.8    10.7    12.6    10.5
 Florida...........   7,607.2  7,237.3  7,404.0  7,130.8     5.8     5.4     5.7     5.4   461.0   362.6   429.8   349.8
                                                                                                                        
 Georgia...........   4,039.3  3,835.0  3,932.7  3,781.1    10.1     9.0     9.7     8.8   187.7   156.1   177.8   148.5
 Hawaii ...........     614.8    594.0    597.6    579.5   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      35.6    30.1    33.9    29.9
 Idaho ............     633.6    603.8    606.7    585.5     3.9     2.9     3.4     2.8    39.8    30.6    33.7    26.5
 Illinois..........   5,900.6  5,599.9  5,680.2  5,461.3     9.8     9.3     9.2     8.9   240.0   196.3   206.8   172.9
 Indiana...........   2,918.8  2,781.5  2,793.8  2,706.1     6.7     6.6     6.3     6.5   133.7   115.8   115.9   104.0
                                                                                                                        
 Iowa..............   1,525.3  1,473.0  1,471.7  1,434.5     2.1     2.1     1.6     1.7    69.8    59.4    58.7    54.0
 Kansas............   1,398.7  1,337.8  1,357.7  1,303.6     9.8     8.2     8.7     7.9    62.2    54.8    56.1    50.7
 Kentucky..........   1,835.5  1,777.2  1,765.1  1,727.0    25.6    23.2    25.1    22.8    81.0    69.2    72.7    59.1
 Louisiana.........   1,958.8  1,890.0  1,910.3  1,868.1    55.6    47.3    55.0    47.5   137.1   124.6   132.7   124.2
 Maine.............     612.6    591.5    584.0    567.5     2.8     2.7     2.8     2.6    27.1    23.3    24.0    19.3
                                                                                                                        
 Maryland..........   2,592.0  2,513.9  2,499.4  2,438.5   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     170.0   145.6   158.8   140.3
 Massachusetts.....   3,282.4  3,160.2  3,158.7  3,071.3     1.3     1.3     1.1     1.1   124.8   104.9   109.0    90.6
 Michigan..........   4,091.7  3,871.1  3,862.5  3,749.9     7.8     6.8     6.7     6.6   138.4   116.6   119.1    99.3
 Minnesota.........   2,744.1  2,626.8  2,654.2  2,579.0     6.0     4.4     5.8     4.3    97.4    82.5    82.1    73.8
 Mississippi.......   1,131.7  1,091.1  1,106.7  1,075.7     9.8     8.1     9.2     8.1    55.8    47.7    52.5    45.6
                                                                                                                        
 Missouri .........   2,771.7  2,680.2  2,681.2  2,597.1     4.7     4.2     4.4     3.7   130.7   108.8   117.9    95.7
 Montana...........     440.8    422.2    421.1    410.2     8.4     6.9     7.7     6.8    26.3    20.8    22.1    19.5
 Nebraska..........     967.3    940.9    940.0    920.3   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      48.0    45.0    43.4    42.2
 Nevada............   1,221.1  1,132.6  1,180.8  1,107.3    12.0    11.3    11.6    10.9   101.3    70.5    94.4    67.3
 New Hampshire.....     645.2    630.4    624.3    614.0      .9      .8      .8      .7    24.5    22.1    21.5    19.5
                                                                                                                        
 New Jersey........   4,012.6  3,892.6  3,877.8  3,779.2     1.6     1.6     1.4     1.5   154.9   132.1   137.2   116.4
 New Mexico........     842.4    809.4    816.9    790.2    21.3    16.2    19.9    16.5    53.6    44.7    50.7    42.4
 New York..........   8,845.9  8,570.6  8,506.0  8,322.1     5.8     5.1     4.8     4.5   345.8   308.0   310.9   278.9
 North Carolina....   4,094.2  3,910.7  3,952.2  3,842.2     6.4     6.0     6.1     6.0   218.4   177.0   202.2   166.7
 North Dakota......     372.1    369.4    358.6    360.5     7.9     7.0     7.4     6.9    19.3    18.2    16.7    16.5
                                                                                                                        
 Ohio..............   5,303.2  5,045.4  5,099.9  4,884.0    12.1    11.2    11.6    10.7   196.8   168.7   173.5   144.9
 Oklahoma..........   1,601.5  1,532.5  1,555.0  1,500.3    52.7    38.9    50.4    39.1    74.7    65.7    71.4    65.1
 Oregon............   1,684.5  1,601.7  1,626.0  1,566.7     8.1     6.8     7.1     6.4    83.4    66.9    76.9    62.5
 Pennsylvania......   5,794.7  5,603.5  5,600.8  5,466.3    22.5    22.3    21.8    22.1   236.9   213.6   215.4   195.0
 Rhode Island......     477.2    455.7    455.3    440.8      .2      .2      .2      .2    19.0    17.0    16.4    14.8
                                                                                                                        
 South Carolina....   1,889.4  1,812.7  1,827.8  1,785.0     4.3     4.1     4.2     4.3    99.4    82.5    94.6    80.8
 South Dakota......     409.7    398.0    397.5    388.8   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      21.6    19.2    19.0    17.3
 Tennessee.........   2,745.1  2,611.8  2,647.6  2,548.3   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     123.2   101.7   113.2    97.1
 Texas.............  10,669.6 10,297.5 10,403.4 10,126.8   235.8   201.6   227.7   199.0   661.4   553.2   634.0   542.2
 Utah..............   1,246.7  1,192.6  1,203.3  1,172.2    13.2    10.3    12.1    10.4    81.7    67.9    72.1    61.0
                                                                                                                        
 Vermont...........     310.3    302.0    299.1    294.4      .8      .8      .7      .7    14.3    11.3    12.3    10.2
 Virginia..........   3,756.1  3,628.2  3,643.0  3,570.7    11.4    10.0    10.8     9.6   209.6   185.5   195.4   178.6
 Washington........   2,925.2  2,786.5  2,851.2  2,742.7     7.2     5.6     6.5     5.4   181.1   137.4   168.4   133.5
 West Virginia.....     767.7    739.7    740.4    717.4    33.4    28.1    32.7    27.5    38.7    33.3    32.6    28.8
 Wisconsin.........   2,865.1  2,712.9  2,755.1  2,641.2     3.1     2.8     2.6     2.4   108.9    91.4    93.9    80.1
 Wyoming...........     297.1    278.9    286.8    272.4    30.3    24.4    29.2    24.5    25.9    21.1    22.8    20.0
                                                                                                                        
 Puerto Rico.......   1,044.0    950.1    979.0    924.1   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      57.0    32.9    46.6    32.1





                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                              Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
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                       2008    2009    2009   2010p    2008    2009    2009   2010p    2008    2009    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
 Alabama............   271.3   240.0   262.7   236.9   390.2   366.9   371.3   357.4    26.3    23.8    25.8    23.4
 Alaska.............     6.9     6.5    10.5    10.2    62.5    61.6    60.0    60.6     7.0     6.4     6.7     6.4
 Arizona............   166.0   147.7   162.3   145.0   515.3   487.8   495.5   477.7    41.5    37.8    40.2    37.0
 Arkansas...........   177.6   160.5   173.2   156.6   246.3   233.2   237.3   225.6    16.9    15.6    16.5    15.1
 California......... 1,375.2 1,230.6 1,340.7 1,225.8 2,849.7 2,651.5 2,712.8 2,562.8   471.5   449.5   450.2   437.4
                                                                                                                    
 Colorado...........   139.2   126.4   135.8   125.3   432.1   405.4   413.4   395.1    76.1    73.5    76.7    72.4
 Connecticut........   183.5   169.3   179.5   165.9   316.4   299.6   300.4   288.7    37.0    34.5    36.4    34.5
 Delaware ..........    31.2    27.3    29.8    27.0    82.6    76.4    76.3    72.7     6.8     6.7     6.8     6.6
 District of                                                                                                        
   Columbia.........     1.5     1.4     1.5     1.3    28.5    27.4    27.3    27.0    20.4    18.3    19.8    18.8
 Florida............   352.4   307.6   345.1   304.6 1,578.0 1,485.4 1,511.4 1,456.3   151.0   137.3   147.9   135.0
                                                                                                                    
 Georgia............   389.1   339.5   379.8   331.9   869.6   823.1   834.9   806.6   107.8   102.6   106.9   102.2
 Hawaii ............    14.5    13.6    14.1    13.4   116.5   112.8   113.4   110.8    10.0     9.0     9.1     8.6
 Idaho .............    59.2    53.1    57.0    52.0   131.1   122.3   123.4   117.0    10.6     9.7    10.4     9.5
 Illinois...........   635.6   558.0   616.9   552.7 1,216.9 1,153.9 1,161.9 1,119.4   111.6   104.0   109.9   103.9
 Indiana............   488.4   429.1   466.8   427.4   582.4   558.1   553.1   538.9    39.3    36.2    38.6    35.8
                                                                                                                    
 Iowa...............   220.4   200.8   214.0   197.6   314.3   301.6   301.9   294.6    31.7    29.5    31.3    29.2
 Kansas.............   184.4   159.2   180.8   156.1   266.8   259.9   258.1   251.8    37.3    33.7    36.6    33.6
 Kentucky...........   233.4   209.4   223.6   208.9   386.2   365.4   366.0   356.2    28.3    26.6    27.9    26.6
 Louisiana..........   151.6   136.9   147.8   134.4   390.5   370.4   375.5   362.0    27.8    24.4    24.9    24.3
 Maine..............    57.2    52.1    54.1    50.1   127.0   120.7   118.8   113.3    10.0     9.1     9.6     9.1
                                                                                                                    
 Maryland...........   124.5   117.9   121.8   116.7   470.0   448.9   445.5   429.1    48.8    45.5    46.4    44.8
 Massachusetts......   279.0   253.7   270.7   249.8   576.7   545.2   547.4   528.0    87.8    84.4    86.8    84.9
 Michigan...........   545.5   455.0   472.9   449.8   769.2   722.7   723.6   696.0    59.1    53.1    57.8    52.4
 Minnesota..........   326.1   289.5   318.3   287.1   523.7   497.5   502.9   488.5    56.4    53.9    56.1    54.2
 Mississippi........   151.5   139.0   147.6   138.7   225.3   215.8   216.9   212.2    13.4    12.5    13.3    12.6
                                                                                                                    
 Missouri ..........   278.2   250.2   269.4   245.6   545.1   522.6   522.7   507.9    64.5    62.4    64.0    62.3
 Montana............    19.1    17.5    18.0    17.0    92.4    89.9    87.9    87.1     7.8     7.3     7.5     7.2
 Nebraska...........    98.6    93.1    96.8    91.6   210.0   199.6   200.6   192.0    18.1    17.2    17.7    16.8
 Nevada.............    45.2    38.5    43.4    38.7   230.1   212.0   219.2   206.3    14.1    12.6    13.5    12.4
 New Hampshire......    73.8    64.0    71.8    63.7   142.7   138.3   136.1   135.0    12.5    12.5    12.5    12.4
                                                                                                                    
 New Jersey.........   288.5   261.0   278.0   255.5   869.2   834.5   828.3   803.6    87.8    82.5    86.5    81.4
 New Mexico.........    33.4    29.3    31.6    28.8   144.2   134.6   138.7   129.8    15.6    15.4    14.0    14.1
 New York...........   516.4   462.0   499.6   455.5 1,556.7 1,486.9 1,471.3 1,428.7   265.6   252.9   256.7   247.1
 North Carolina.....   496.0   432.9   476.8   427.6   768.9   725.7   729.5   705.5    72.4    69.3    71.3    69.2
 North Dakota.......    25.8    23.2    23.5    22.9    79.7    78.9    77.0    76.8     7.6     7.4     7.7     7.3
                                                                                                                    
 Ohio...............   707.0   612.3   670.3   606.0 1,041.0   980.0   985.6   935.1    84.8    78.4    83.6    77.9
 Oklahoma...........   145.9   124.5   142.0   122.1   295.6   280.3   284.6   273.3    28.2    26.9    27.8    26.3
 Oregon.............   183.2   162.9   175.8   159.8   334.6   319.4   317.7   308.5    34.2    33.2    33.4    32.6
 Pennsylvania.......   626.4   555.7   607.6   547.0 1,146.5 1,099.9 1,093.5 1,062.7   103.2    99.3   101.6    98.6
 Rhode Island.......    46.3    40.3    44.3    39.8    78.0    73.6    73.8    69.3    10.4     9.9    10.4     9.9
                                                                                                                    
 South Carolina.....   233.6   207.5   227.8   207.5   370.2   350.0   352.0   340.6    28.4    27.9    27.9    27.7
 South Dakota.......    41.8    37.2    40.6    36.6    83.1    81.8    80.0    79.7     6.9     6.7     6.8     6.6
 Tennessee..........   341.7   300.0   330.5   298.7   598.1   561.0   571.7   542.9    49.7    46.1    49.1    46.1
 Texas..............   908.7   818.6   888.8   812.7 2,182.6 2,096.4 2,098.3 2,033.8   214.3   201.3   211.2   197.1
 Utah...............   120.9   108.9   117.9   107.0   251.0   240.1   238.6   231.7    30.8    30.1    29.9    29.0
                                                                                                                    
 Vermont............    34.1    30.9    32.6    29.5    59.8    56.3    56.5    53.6     5.7     5.4     5.6     5.4
 Virginia...........   257.9   233.6   250.2   231.1   669.7   631.2   633.3   611.7    84.9    78.0    84.0    77.4
 Washington.........   283.4   256.8   276.1   254.5   555.7   534.8   531.2   518.2   107.0   101.5   104.9   101.1
 West Virginia......    55.3    49.4    53.6    48.7   143.3   137.2   136.5   131.9    10.9    10.2    10.9    10.1
 Wisconsin..........   478.1   420.6   464.9   417.6   547.7   517.0   520.6   496.7    49.9    47.5    49.1    46.9
 Wyoming............    10.0     9.2     9.6     9.1    56.4    53.4    54.1    51.8     4.0     3.9     4.0     3.9
                                                                                                                    
 Puerto Rico........   101.1    90.6    96.0    90.2   190.2   177.8   177.8   172.7    20.8    18.2    20.0    18.1





                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                           Financial activities         Professional and business     Education and health services 
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                         December        January         December        January         December        January    
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                       2008    2009    2009   2010p    2008    2009    2009   2010p    2008    2009    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
 Alabama............    98.2    93.5    96.9    92.7   214.1   204.0   205.6   199.5   211.8   212.1   209.2   212.2
 Alaska.............    14.5    14.4    14.3    14.5    25.9    24.5    25.2    23.6    38.3    39.7    37.9    39.9
 Arizona............   172.1   165.4   168.4   161.9   372.9   346.2   358.1   333.1   330.4   337.7   324.7   334.1
 Arkansas...........    52.0    51.0    51.0    50.4   115.5   110.9   112.7   112.5   159.7   165.6   158.1   164.8
 California.........   830.7   785.2   814.8   779.4 2,192.4 2,037.1 2,112.7 1,994.8 1,760.1 1,763.3 1,727.8 1,741.8
                                                                                                                    
 Colorado...........   153.7   145.6   150.5   144.7   346.5   323.6   334.1   311.3   256.1   260.6   254.1   255.8
 Connecticut........   142.0   136.1   139.8   134.0   199.8   181.9   192.3   173.1   304.7   307.8   299.1   304.7
 Delaware ..........    44.6    42.9    44.3    43.1    59.5    57.3    56.0    53.1    63.4    64.4    63.3    64.5
 District of                                                                                                        
   Columbia.........    27.6    25.9    27.2    25.5   150.1   150.4   149.2   148.1   106.2   105.2   104.9   104.2
 Florida............   508.1   472.3   493.7   468.2 1,098.3 1,054.5 1,059.5 1,024.6 1,062.0 1,078.5 1,045.0 1,073.8
                                                                                                                    
 Georgia............   219.0   204.9   214.0   201.9   540.9   505.1   516.2   490.7   475.5   477.5   473.3   480.2
 Hawaii ............    28.8    28.1    27.9    27.8    75.4    69.5    73.1    67.9    75.5    76.4    73.8    74.8
 Idaho .............    31.1    29.2    30.1    28.7    78.0    73.9    74.5    72.1    79.6    82.7    78.7    83.1
 Illinois...........   385.7   367.6   378.4   365.0   838.8   773.9   797.3   746.8   817.1   825.9   806.5   819.4
 Indiana............   134.0   131.0   132.3   130.2   276.6   263.5   259.4   254.5   419.0   417.7   409.6   408.9
                                                                                                                    
 Iowa...............   102.4   102.5   101.7   100.4   121.3   118.1   117.1   112.8   214.8   216.9   210.5   213.6
 Kansas.............    73.0    71.0    71.6    70.0   148.1   134.1   142.8   130.7   179.2   182.4   178.2   180.5
 Kentucky...........    90.9    87.0    89.5    88.5   180.1   185.0   169.5   172.6   247.1   249.4   244.3   245.4
 Louisiana..........    94.2    88.5    92.1    88.0   206.3   192.1   198.4   191.5   262.1   271.8   261.0   273.4
 Maine..............    32.0    30.4    31.6    29.6    56.0    53.3    54.2    52.1   119.1   120.0   117.2   118.0
                                                                                                                    
 Maryland...........   150.7   138.8   147.5   136.7   392.6   385.8   380.5   378.6   392.9   398.6   388.8   390.0
 Massachusetts......   219.3   207.0   216.4   204.2   480.0   456.4   461.5   444.2   656.6   663.5   641.3   650.6
 Michigan...........   196.5   187.3   192.2   184.5   545.5   519.2   510.1   497.1   614.6   629.9   602.6   612.4
 Minnesota..........   176.4   170.2   173.7   169.1   324.3   309.0   308.3   301.5   452.9   458.0   448.2   450.9
 Mississippi........    47.0    45.6    46.5    44.7    92.2    83.6    89.8    82.6   130.5   134.0   129.1   131.8
                                                                                                                    
 Missouri ..........   165.1   162.7   163.8   160.5   332.8   312.0   321.6   300.8   401.5   408.5   395.1   402.3
 Montana............    21.7    21.2    21.1    20.4    39.3    37.0    37.9    35.3    62.5    62.1    61.8    61.2
 Nebraska...........    69.5    67.6    68.6    66.4   104.2    97.7   101.1    97.1   135.0   137.3   133.1   135.9
 Nevada.............    59.3    54.4    57.3    54.2   143.3   140.4   141.7   136.1    97.2   100.2    96.1    99.2
 New Hampshire......    37.7    35.2    37.3    34.8    64.6    66.4    63.2    62.3   107.2   107.4   106.2   106.6
                                                                                                                    
 New Jersey.........   264.0   249.0   258.6   244.3   605.5   573.7   583.3   552.8   599.8   608.3   590.5   602.2
 New Mexico.........    34.3    33.4    33.7    33.0   107.0   100.6   104.1    99.9   118.7   120.3   117.8   118.4
 New York...........   708.7   667.6   692.9   662.9 1,149.6 1,088.3 1,101.3 1,072.4 1,683.9 1,710.5 1,637.5 1,655.7
 North Carolina.....   208.6   199.9   204.2   197.8   486.0   463.6   470.5   461.1   542.7   550.1   537.1   544.7
 North Dakota.......    20.7    20.6    20.2    20.2    29.7    29.0    28.8    28.8    52.8    54.1    52.2    54.3
                                                                                                                    
 Ohio...............   286.8   272.1   282.9   266.2   652.6   610.0   625.7   593.1   829.9   839.9   818.6   820.9
 Oklahoma...........    83.2    80.9    81.7    79.8   178.5   164.3   170.0   159.8   199.7   206.2   198.2   204.4
 Oregon.............    99.5    94.6    96.4    93.6   188.5   172.8   182.1   169.3   225.4   227.1   219.7   223.7
 Pennsylvania.......   326.6   315.2   321.5   311.5   699.5   664.3   675.9   649.6 1,126.4 1,136.2 1,104.6 1,118.8
 Rhode Island.......    32.3    30.8    31.9    30.6    53.6    50.9    51.1    49.1   102.5   103.6    98.7   100.3
                                                                                                                    
 South Carolina.....   104.0   100.1   101.7   100.9   209.6   208.7   200.1   204.6   209.1   210.5   205.9   206.4
 South Dakota.......    30.7    29.6    30.7    29.5    27.8    25.3    27.1    24.8    63.4    64.6    62.6    63.1
 Tennessee..........   144.0   139.6   141.8   138.0   316.2   295.7   297.9   285.8   366.2   374.6   361.0   367.4
 Texas..............   643.2   628.4   632.9   620.4 1,327.3 1,228.5 1,280.1 1,210.5 1,314.4 1,367.0 1,296.5 1,352.0
 Utah...............    73.8    73.0    72.5    72.4   158.9   151.0   150.5   147.0   152.1   154.6   150.4   158.3
                                                                                                                    
 Vermont............    12.7    12.6    12.5    12.5    22.4    22.0    21.3    20.9    59.6    61.3    58.1    60.7
 Virginia...........   185.6   177.7   182.1   178.6   655.8   638.6   640.3   634.1   450.4   460.5   445.5   454.7
 Washington.........   148.5   139.8   145.6   138.7   337.7   324.4   330.0   318.5   371.0   376.7   369.0   375.2
 West Virginia......    29.6    28.0    28.9    27.3    61.3    58.8    60.0    57.4   117.4   120.3   115.5   118.8
 Wisconsin..........   163.3   157.6   162.1   156.0   276.0   247.0   260.0   238.3   416.1   418.9   411.5   415.6
 Wyoming............    11.6    11.0    11.3    10.9    18.0    16.4    17.3    15.9    25.0    25.7    25.2    25.6
                                                                                                                    
 Puerto Rico........    50.1    47.0    47.8    46.3   109.5   101.2   101.4    98.1   116.4   116.0   107.2   107.4





                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                         Leisure and hospitality              Other services                    Government          
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                         December        January         December        January         December        January    
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                       2008    2009    2009   2010p    2008    2009    2009   2010p    2008    2009    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
 Alabama............   169.3   164.0   163.8   160.0    80.6    79.3    80.2    78.1   387.8   385.4   383.1   380.9
 Alaska.............    28.1    28.7    26.5    27.5    11.2    11.5    11.1    11.5    83.9    85.7    82.2    84.4
 Arizona............   263.8   253.2   257.5   248.2    98.2    90.4    95.5    90.1   442.6   425.3   430.0   417.2
 Arkansas...........    97.5    96.3    95.6    94.3    45.6    43.7    45.0    44.1   218.6   221.7   214.2   217.2
 California......... 1,544.1 1,467.8 1,489.9 1,440.0   499.8   467.8   487.5   461.3 2,531.1 2,487.0 2,508.4 2,470.5
                                                                                                                    
 Colorado...........   268.7   260.0   262.2   259.7    93.6    94.3    95.1    94.5   393.3   396.8   382.5   383.1
 Connecticut........   133.0   132.8   124.2   129.9    62.3    61.7    61.4    60.9   258.1   252.6   251.8   246.8
 Delaware ..........    38.7    37.5    36.6    36.8    20.1    19.7    19.8    19.3    63.0    63.3    60.5    60.7
 District of                                                                                                        
   Columbia.........    56.6    57.6    56.0    57.1    66.0    63.5    65.3    62.1   234.9   243.6   234.4   243.7
 Florida............   931.4   892.9   916.3   875.3   319.7   310.6   315.9   307.5 1,139.5 1,130.2 1,133.7 1,130.3
                                                                                                                    
 Georgia............   379.9   372.3   367.4   368.2   158.3   155.6   157.0   153.8   701.4   689.3   695.7   688.3
 Hawaii ............   102.7   101.1   101.2    98.7    26.9    26.5    26.0    25.5   128.9   126.9   125.1   122.1
 Idaho .............    58.4    58.0    56.7    56.7    20.8    20.4    21.1    20.0   121.1   121.0   117.7   117.1
 Illinois...........   517.0   496.9   493.4   479.7   261.6   251.9   255.5   249.8   866.5   862.2   844.4   842.8
 Indiana............   277.2   266.9   263.6   255.4   110.7   105.1   108.6   104.3   450.8   451.5   439.6   440.2
                                                                                                                    
 Iowa...............   130.4   125.4   124.6   123.9    58.0    57.5    57.2    56.4   260.1   259.2   253.1   250.3
 Kansas.............   114.4   110.9   109.9   108.5    53.0    53.0    52.7    52.5   270.5   270.6   262.2   261.3
 Kentucky...........   165.1   164.5   158.3   158.2    72.5    68.0    70.4    66.6   325.3   329.5   317.8   322.1
 Louisiana..........   194.7   194.9   190.7   190.6    68.0    67.8    67.5    67.9   370.9   371.3   364.7   364.3
 Maine..............    53.1    53.4    48.8    51.5    19.8    19.2    19.4    19.1   108.5   107.3   103.5   102.8
                                                                                                                    
 Maryland...........   225.8   217.9   213.3   213.8   117.4   115.6   115.5   115.0   499.3   499.3   481.3   473.5
 Massachusetts......   291.2   280.4   272.9   267.8   118.9   115.5   115.8   114.2   446.8   447.9   435.8   435.9
 Michigan...........   381.2   361.4   357.0   346.8   171.9   164.0   167.4   164.1   662.0   655.1   653.1   640.9
 Minnesota..........   234.6   225.9   226.7   220.8   116.3   113.1   114.7   111.2   430.0   422.8   417.4   417.6
 Mississippi........   120.8   116.4   117.9   113.8    36.0    35.3    35.4    35.5   249.4   253.1   248.5   250.1
                                                                                                                    
 Missouri ..........   269.6   264.6   255.2   249.3   119.5   117.6   118.2   113.2   460.0   466.6   448.9   455.8
 Montana............    55.9    53.7    53.5    52.9    17.3    15.8    16.8    15.9    90.1    90.0    86.8    86.9
 Nebraska...........    80.8    77.9    77.8    75.8    35.8    35.4    35.2    35.2   167.3   170.1   165.7   167.3
 Nevada.............   317.0   301.5   310.6   296.6    35.1    33.3    33.7    33.1   166.5   157.9   159.3   152.5
 New Hampshire......    58.8    60.2    57.5    60.2    21.5    22.3    21.1    22.4   101.0   101.2    96.3    96.4
                                                                                                                    
 New Jersey.........   324.4   326.3   309.1   313.8   162.1   160.7   159.5   156.7   654.8   662.9   645.4   651.0
 New Mexico.........    83.9    84.9    82.4    84.3    28.8    27.7    28.3    27.5   201.6   202.3   195.7   195.5
 New York...........   704.8   700.6   662.2   671.6   369.5   365.4   361.7   360.1 1,539.1 1,523.3 1,507.1 1,484.7
 North Carolina.....   391.7   383.0   374.3   373.4   172.9   159.9   162.7   155.2   730.2   743.3   717.5   735.0
 North Dakota.......    33.6    34.1    32.4    32.6    15.4    15.8    15.2    15.6    79.6    81.1    77.5    78.6
                                                                                                                    
 Ohio...............   469.6   461.4   445.5   444.0   216.7   211.5   212.4   208.7   805.9   799.9   790.2   776.5
 Oklahoma...........   139.8   137.7   135.3   134.0    62.8    62.8    61.9    60.3   340.4   344.3   331.7   336.1
 Oregon.............   163.3   158.4   158.1   154.9    59.1    56.6    57.8    55.6   305.2   303.0   301.0   299.8
 Pennsylvania.......   485.0   476.8   461.4   461.2   252.2   247.6   247.9   245.8   769.5   772.6   749.6   754.0
 Rhode Island.......    48.7    45.0    43.6    43.0    22.5    22.0    21.8    21.9    63.7    62.4    63.1    61.9
                                                                                                                    
 South Carolina.....   204.8   194.7   195.0   189.9    70.5    67.9    69.4    68.0   355.5   358.8   349.2   354.3
 South Dakota.......    41.0    39.9    39.0    38.7    15.8    15.6    15.6    15.5    77.6    78.1    76.1    77.0
 Tennessee..........   264.4   256.2   253.2   245.1   103.0   101.0   101.3    99.0   438.6   435.9   427.9   428.2
 Texas..............   996.3   987.4   971.2   968.5   362.5   353.6   358.6   352.6 1,823.1 1,861.5 1,804.1 1,838.0
 Utah...............   112.9   105.8   111.0   106.5    34.8    33.5    33.9    33.7   216.6   217.4   214.4   215.2
                                                                                                                    
 Vermont............    33.8    34.3    35.0    36.7     9.7     9.6     9.5     9.7    57.4    57.5    55.0    54.5
 Virginia...........   333.6   321.3   320.2   316.9   188.2   189.5   185.0   188.2   709.0   702.3   696.2   689.8
 Washington.........   272.3   253.7   261.7   248.3   106.0   107.0   105.6   105.1   555.3   548.8   552.2   544.2
 West Virginia......    71.6    68.5    68.8    65.7    55.7    54.8    55.6    54.8   150.5   151.1   145.3   146.4
 Wisconsin..........   246.1   237.0   235.1   232.2   139.9   137.3   136.7   134.8   436.0   435.8   418.6   420.6
 Wyoming............    31.9    29.6    31.1    29.2    12.1    11.0    12.1    10.8    71.9    73.2    70.1    70.7
                                                                                                                    
 Puerto Rico........    73.4    71.1    69.6    69.6    17.7    15.7    16.5    15.3   307.8   279.6   296.1   274.3

   1 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2009 benchmarks. Unadjusted
data from April 2008 are subject to revision. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month are provisional
and will be revised when new information becomes available.




Last Modified Date: March 10, 2010