Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Monday, March 14, 2016                      USDL-16-0515

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       REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JANUARY 2016


Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in January. Twenty-eight
states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from December,
8 states had increases, and 14 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia had
unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, nine states had increases, and
four states had no change. The national jobless rate, 4.9 percent, was little
changed from December and was 0.8 percentage point lower than in January 2015.

In January 2016, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 30 states and the District
of Columbia and decreased in 20 states. The largest over-the-month increases in
employment occurred in Florida (+32,200), Texas (+31,400), and North Carolina
(+23,200). The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Pennsylvania
(-16,100), followed by New Jersey (-14,100) and South Carolina (-10,100). The largest
over-the-month percentage increases in employment occurred in the District of Columbia
and Vermont (+0.9 percent each), followed by Nevada (+0.6 percent). The largest over-
the-month percentage decline in employment occurred in South Carolina (-0.5 percent),
followed by Arkansas (-0.4 percent) and Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, and West Virginia (-0.3 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment
increased in 44 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 6 states. The
largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in Idaho (+3.9 percent), followed
by Oregon and Tennessee (+3.4 percent each). The largest over-the-year percentage
decline in employment occurred in North Dakota (-4.5 percent), followed by Wyoming
(-3.0 percent) and West Virginia (-1.6 percent).

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  |            Regional, State, and Metropolitan Area Data Series Changes         |
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  |In accordance with standard practices, historical data have been revised in the|
  |tables 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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Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In January, the only region with an unemployment rate measurably different from that
of the U.S. was the West at 5.3 percent. Over the month, the West also had the only
statistically significant unemployment rate change (-0.2 percentage point). Significant
over-the-year rate decreases occurred in all four regions: the Northeast (-1.0 percentage
point), West (-0.8 point), Midwest (-0.5 point), and South (-0.4 point). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the West North Central had the lowest unemployment
rate, 3.8 percent in January, while the East South Central and Pacific had the highest
rates, 5.9 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively. These were the only three divisions
with rates significantly different from that of the U.S. Over the month, the Mountain
division had the only significant unemployment rate change (-0.1 percentage point).
Seven divisions had significant rate changes from a year earlier, all of which were
declines. The largest of these decreases occurred in the Middle Atlantic (-1.0
percentage point).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

North Dakota and South Dakota had the lowest jobless rates in January, 2.8 percent each,
closely followed by New Hampshire, 2.9 percent. Mississippi had the highest rate, 6.7
percent, followed by Alaska, 6.6 percent. In total, 16 states had unemployment rates
significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 4.9 percent, 11 states and the District of
Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 23 states had rates that were not appreciably
different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

In January, 10 states had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate
declines, the largest of which occurred in Oregon (-0.4 percentage point). The only
significant over-the-month rate increase was in Wyoming (+0.3 percentage point). The
remaining 39 states and the District of Columbia had jobless rates that were not
measurably different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that were
at least as large numerically as the significant changes. (See table B.)

New Jersey had the largest unemployment rate decline from January 2015 (-1.9 percentage
points). Twenty other states and the District of Columbia also had statistically
significant rate decreases from a year earlier. The only significant over-the-year
rate increase was in Wyoming (+0.9 percentage point). (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In January 2016, 11 states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant
over-the-month increases in employment and 5 states had decreases. The largest 
significant job gains occurred in Florida (+32,200), Texas (+31,400), and North 
Carolina (+23,200). The largest significant job decreases occurred in Pennsylvania 
(-16,100), New Jersey (-14,100), and South Carolina (-10,100). (See tables D and 5.)

Over the year, 34 states had statistically significant changes in employment, 31 of
which were positive. The largest significant over-the-year job increase occurred in
California (+444,900), followed by Florida (+263,900) and Texas (+187,400). The 
significant over-the-year job decreases occurred in North Dakota (-21,100), West 
Virginia (-12,700), and Wyoming (-8,700). (See table E.) 

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for January 2016 is
scheduled to be released on Friday, March 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The Regional
and State Employment and Unemployment news release for February 2016 is scheduled to
be released on Friday, March 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).


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  |                 Changes to Local Area Unemployment Statistics Data            |
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  |Effective with the release of Regional and State Unemployment 2015 Annual      |
  |Averages on February 26, 2016, the civilian labor force and unemployment 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 updated inputs, new population controls, reestimation of models,   |
  |and adjustment to new division and national control totals. Estimates in       |
  |tables A, B, C, 1, and 3 of this news release also reflect revised seasonal    |
  |adjustment. Both not seasonally adjusted and seasonally adjusted data were     |
  |subject to revision from January 2011 forward.                                 |
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  |                 Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data                  |
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  |Effective with this release, nonfarm payroll estimates for states and           |
  |metropolitan areas have been revised as a result of annual benchmark processing |
  |to reflect 2015 employment counts primarily from the BLS Quarterly Census of    |
  |Employment and Wages (QCEW) (tables 5 and 6), as well as updated seasonal       |
  |adjustment factors. Not seasonally adjusted data beginning with April 2014 and  |
  |seasonally adjusted data beginning with January 2011 were subject to revision.  |
  |Some seasonally adjusted series may have been revised back to 1990. For more    |
  |information on annual processing, see www.bls.gov/sae/benchmark2016.pdf.        |
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Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., January 2016, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           4.9
                                     |
Alabama .............................|           6.2
Alaska ..............................|           6.6
California ..........................|           5.7
Colorado ............................|           3.2
District of Columbia ................|           6.5
Hawaii ..............................|           3.2
Idaho ...............................|           3.9
Illinois ............................|           6.3
Iowa ................................|           3.5
Kansas ..............................|           4.0
                                     |
Kentucky ............................|           5.8
Louisiana ...........................|           5.9
Maine ...............................|           3.8
Minnesota ...........................|           3.7
Mississippi .........................|           6.7
Montana .............................|           4.1
Nebraska ............................|           3.0
Nevada ..............................|           6.2
New Hampshire .......................|           2.9
New Mexico ..........................|           6.5
                                     |              
North Dakota ........................|           2.8
Oklahoma ............................|           4.1
South Dakota ........................|           2.8
Utah ................................|           3.4
Vermont .............................|           3.4
Virginia ............................|           4.1
Washington ..........................|           5.8
West Virginia .......................|           6.3
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from December 2015 to January 2016, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |  December |  January  |    change(p)
                                |    2015   |  2016(p)  |
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Arizona ........................|     5.9   |     5.6   |      -0.3
Arkansas .......................|     4.7   |     4.4   |       -.3
California .....................|     5.9   |     5.7   |       -.2
Colorado .......................|     3.5   |     3.2   |       -.3
Maine ..........................|     4.0   |     3.8   |       -.2
New Hampshire ..................|     3.1   |     2.9   |       -.2
New Jersey .....................|     4.8   |     4.5   |       -.3
Oregon .........................|     5.5   |     5.1   |       -.4
South Dakota ...................|     2.9   |     2.8   |       -.1
Tennessee ......................|     5.6   |     5.4   |       -.2
Wyoming ........................|     4.4   |     4.7   |        .3
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   p = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from January 2015 to January 2016, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |  January  |  January  |    change(p)
                                |    2015   |  2016(p)  |
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Arkansas .......................|     5.6   |     4.4   |      -1.2
California .....................|     6.8   |     5.7   |      -1.1
Colorado .......................|     4.1   |     3.2   |       -.9
District of Columbia ...........|     7.4   |     6.5   |       -.9
Florida ........................|     5.7   |     5.0   |       -.7
Georgia ........................|     6.3   |     5.4   |       -.9
Hawaii .........................|     4.0   |     3.2   |       -.8
Louisiana ......................|     6.9   |     5.9   |      -1.0
Maine ..........................|     4.9   |     3.8   |      -1.1
Maryland .......................|     5.4   |     4.9   |       -.5
                                |           |           |
Michigan .......................|     6.0   |     4.9   |      -1.1
Missouri .......................|     5.4   |     4.3   |      -1.1
Nevada .........................|     7.1   |     6.2   |       -.9
New Hampshire ..................|     3.8   |     2.9   |       -.9
New Jersey .....................|     6.4   |     4.5   |      -1.9
New York .......................|     5.7   |     4.9   |       -.8
Oregon .........................|     5.9   |     5.1   |       -.8
Pennsylvania ...................|     5.3   |     4.6   |       -.7
Rhode Island ...................|     6.5   |     5.3   |      -1.2
South Carolina .................|     6.5   |     5.5   |      -1.0
                                |           |           |
South Dakota ...................|     3.3   |     2.8   |       -.5
Virginia .......................|     4.8   |     4.1   |       -.7
Wyoming ........................|     3.8   |     4.7   |        .9
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   p = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
December 2015 to January 2016, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   December  |   January   | Over-the-month
           State              |     2015    |   2016(p)   |    change(p)
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Alabama ......................|   1,957,500 |   1,951,300 |      -6,200
Arkansas .....................|   1,227,000 |   1,221,900 |      -5,100
District of Columbia .........|     768,100 |     774,700 |       6,600
Florida ......................|   8,211,500 |   8,243,700 |      32,200
Idaho ........................|     687,400 |     690,500 |       3,100
Iowa .........................|   1,573,900 |   1,581,800 |       7,900
Michigan .....................|   4,288,600 |   4,307,400 |      18,800
Nevada .......................|   1,267,700 |   1,275,500 |       7,800
New Jersey ...................|   4,072,800 |   4,058,700 |     -14,100
North Carolina ...............|   4,275,000 |   4,298,200 |      23,200
                              |             |             |            
Oregon .......................|   1,803,700 |   1,813,600 |       9,900
Pennsylvania .................|   5,868,100 |   5,852,000 |     -16,100
South Carolina ...............|   2,035,200 |   2,025,100 |     -10,100
Tennessee ....................|   2,941,200 |   2,954,300 |      13,100
Texas ........................|  11,931,100 |  11,962,500 |      31,400
Vermont ......................|     313,500 |     316,200 |       2,700
Washington ...................|   3,195,300 |   3,208,100 |      12,800
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   p = preliminary.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
January 2015 to January 2016, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   January   |   January   | Over-the-year
           State              |     2015    |   2016(p)   |    change(p)
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Arizona ......................|   2,605,700 |   2,682,400 |      76,700
Arkansas .....................|   1,198,900 |   1,221,900 |      23,000
California ...................|  15,827,700 |  16,272,600 |     444,900
Colorado .....................|   2,514,700 |   2,583,800 |      69,100
Delaware .....................|     444,900 |     457,300 |      12,400
Florida ......................|   7,979,800 |   8,243,700 |     263,900
Georgia ......................|   4,210,900 |   4,330,200 |     119,300
Hawaii .......................|     632,400 |     643,800 |      11,400
Idaho ........................|     664,300 |     690,500 |      26,200
Illinois .....................|   5,918,100 |   5,967,700 |      49,600
                              |             |             |            
Indiana ......................|   3,016,500 |   3,062,300 |      45,800
Iowa .........................|   1,558,300 |   1,581,800 |      23,500
Kentucky .....................|   1,877,200 |   1,903,300 |      26,100
Maryland .....................|   2,640,400 |   2,685,200 |      44,800
Massachusetts ................|   3,464,000 |   3,512,900 |      48,900
Michigan .....................|   4,220,100 |   4,307,400 |      87,300
Minnesota ....................|   2,837,500 |   2,868,900 |      31,400
Mississippi ..................|   1,127,200 |   1,142,300 |      15,100
Nebraska .....................|     999,300 |   1,013,800 |      14,500
Nevada .......................|   1,241,600 |   1,275,500 |      33,900
                              |             |             |            
New Jersey ...................|   3,987,900 |   4,058,700 |      70,800
New York .....................|   9,186,200 |   9,301,700 |     115,500
North Carolina ...............|   4,193,900 |   4,298,200 |     104,300
North Dakota .................|     466,300 |     445,200 |     -21,100
Ohio .........................|   5,394,700 |   5,475,500 |      80,800
Oregon .......................|   1,754,000 |   1,813,600 |      59,600
South Carolina ...............|   1,981,900 |   2,025,100 |      43,200
Tennessee ....................|   2,858,300 |   2,954,300 |      96,000
Texas ........................|  11,775,100 |  11,962,500 |     187,400
Utah .........................|   1,357,600 |   1,398,200 |      40,600
                              |             |             |            
Virginia .....................|   3,815,400 |   3,904,000 |      88,600
Washington ...................|   3,115,200 |   3,208,100 |      92,900
West Virginia ................|     772,000 |     759,300 |     -12,700
Wyoming ......................|     294,800 |     286,100 |      -8,700
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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 industry supersector 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 bad weather,
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 time-series models.
This method, which underwent substantial enhancement at the beginning of 2015,
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 the nine census divisions, as well as
the five additional substate areas contained in this release (the Cleveland-Elyria
and Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metropolitan areas and the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington
Heights, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett metropolitan
divisions) and their respective balances of state are based on similar model-based 
approaches. Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing the model-based
estimates for the component divisions. Each month, census division estimates are
controlled to the 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 re-estimation. 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 the release of January
estimates. With the introduction of a new generation of times-series models in
early 2015, historical data were re-estimated back to the series beginnings in
1976, 1990, or 1994.

   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 produced. 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. For more information
about the smoothing technique, see the BLS website at www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm. 

   Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the
delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on February 28, 2013.
A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available online 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 2012 version of the North American
Industry Classification System.

   Method of estimation. CES State and Area employment data are produced using several
estimation procedures. Where possible these data are produced using a "weighted link
relative" estimation technique in which a ratio of current month weighted employment to
that of the previous-month weighted employment is computed from a sample of establishments
reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are then
obtained by multiplying these ratios by the previous month's employment estimates. The
weighted link relative technique is utilized for data series where the sample size meets
certain statistical criteria. 

   For some employment series, the sample of establishments is very small or highly
variable. In these cases, a model-based approach is used in estimation. These models
use the direct sample estimates (described above), combined with forecasts of historical
(benchmarked) data to decrease volatility in estimation. Two different models (Fay-Herriot
Model and Small Domain Model) are used depending on the industry level being estimated.
For more detailed information about each model, refer to the BLS Handbook of Methods.

   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" employment series, and cautions users that such a series is subject to a
relatively large and volatile error structure.

Reliability of the estimates

   The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys, administrative
data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and other types of errors. Sampling
error is a measure of sampling variability--that is, variation that occurs by chance
because a sample rather than the entire population is surveyed. Survey data also are
subject to nonsampling errors, such as those which can be introduced into the data
collection and processing operations. Estimates not directly derived from sample surveys
are subject to additional errors resulting from the specific estimation processes used.
The sums of individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the same tables
because of rounding. Unemployment rates are computed from unrounded data and thus may
differ slightly from rates computed using the rounded data displayed in the tables.

   Use of error measures. The introductory section of this release preserves the long-
time practice of highlighting the direction of the movements in regional and state
unemployment rates and state nonfarm payroll employment regardless of their statistical
significance. The remainder of the analysis in the release takes statistical significance
into consideration. 

   Labor force and unemployment estimates. Model-based error measures for seasonally
adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month and over-the-year
changes are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm. BLS uses a 90-percent
confidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS unemployment rates are
statistically significant. The average magnitude of the current year over-the-month
change in a state unemployment rate that is required for statistical significance at
the 90-percent confidence level is just over 0.2 percentage point; the average amount
of the current over-the-year change in a state rate for significance is about 0.7
point. More details can be found on the website. Measures of nonsampling error are not
available.

Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the total nonfarm
and supersector levels are available online at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. BLS uses a
90-percent confidence level in determining whether changes in CES employment levels are
statistically significant. Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is
available online at www.bls.gov/sae/benchmark2016.pdf. 

Additional information

Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as well as nonfarm
employment from the CES program, for 394 metropolitan areas and metropolitan New
England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) are available in the news release, Metropolitan
Area Employment and Unemployment. Estimates of labor force, employment, and unemployment
for approximately 7,500 subnational areas are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/.
Employment data from the CES program for states and metropolitan areas are available
online at www.bls.gov/sae/. Information in this release will be made available to sensory
impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service:
(800) 877-8339.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

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.  
                       2015     2015     2015     2016     2015     2015     2015     2016     2015     2015     2015     2016  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,368.0 28,453.4 28,478.3 28,530.0  1,610.2  1,379.6  1,374.8  1,347.1    5.7      4.8      4.8      4.7  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,797.9  7,759.5  7,759.4  7,766.1    414.8    368.0    368.0    359.7    5.3      4.7      4.7      4.6  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,570.1 20,694.0 20,718.9 20,763.9  1,195.4  1,011.6  1,006.8    987.4    5.8      4.9      4.9      4.8  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 57,177.4 57,498.7 57,564.0 57,704.8  3,169.8  2,960.1  2,976.3  2,932.2    5.5      5.1      5.2      5.1  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,391.3 30,593.0 30,630.1 30,707.6  1,771.1  1,589.6  1,590.5  1,576.3    5.8      5.2      5.2      5.1  
  East South Central  8,424.3  8,453.8  8,465.2  8,490.1    506.7    503.3    512.3    501.1    6.0      6.0      6.1      5.9  
  West South Central 18,361.8 18,451.9 18,468.7 18,507.2    892.0    867.2    873.6    854.7    4.9      4.7      4.7      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,450.6 34,619.9 34,666.3 34,787.0  1,776.8  1,624.3  1,640.9  1,647.0    5.2      4.7      4.7      4.7  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,295.1 23,380.1 23,415.1 23,507.9  1,305.0  1,194.6  1,211.4  1,222.0    5.6      5.1      5.2      5.2  
  West North Central 11,155.5 11,239.8 11,251.2 11,279.1    471.7    429.7    429.5    425.0    4.2      3.8      3.8      3.8  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,822.9 37,042.4 37,073.7 37,147.2  2,258.9  2,034.8  2,033.9  1,980.6    6.1      5.5      5.5      5.3  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,364.6 11,451.0 11,458.8 11,485.6    606.3    555.6    552.6    534.4    5.3      4.9      4.8      4.7  
  Pacific........... 25,458.3 25,591.5 25,614.9 25,661.6  1,652.6  1,479.1  1,481.3  1,446.2    6.5      5.8      5.8      5.6  

   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 2011 to incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, adjustment to new national
control totals, and revised seasonal adjustment.




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

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          December          January          December           January           December          January    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2014     2015     2015     2016     2014     2015     2015     2016     2014     2015     2015     2016 
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
Northeast........... 28,192.4 28,398.7 28,267.9 28,370.1  1,501.6  1,259.4  1,774.6  1,466.7    5.3      4.4      6.3      5.2
                                                                                                                  
  New England.......  7,762.8  7,733.4  7,753.2  7,710.6    390.0    341.6    461.3    390.0    5.0      4.4      5.9      5.1
  Middle Atlantic... 20,429.7 20,665.3 20,514.7 20,659.6  1,111.6    917.9  1,313.4  1,076.7    5.4      4.4      6.4      5.2
                                                                                                                           
South............... 56,843.8 57,414.3 56,925.3 57,371.6  2,969.8  2,769.9  3,309.8  2,956.4    5.2      4.8      5.8      5.2
                                                                                                                           
  South Atlantic.... 30,163.6 30,520.3 30,261.5 30,528.4  1,668.3  1,482.8  1,827.8  1,604.2    5.5      4.9      6.0      5.3
  East South Central  8,406.6  8,469.3  8,377.4  8,429.9    477.6    489.4    548.5    495.7    5.7      5.8      6.5      5.9
  West South Central 18,273.6 18,424.7 18,286.4 18,413.4    823.9    797.8    933.6    856.5    4.5      4.3      5.1      4.7
                                                                                                                           
Midwest............. 34,239.5 34,564.7 34,233.0 34,585.4  1,681.1  1,549.0  2,002.1  1,845.9    4.9      4.5      5.8      5.3
                                                                                                                           
  East North Central 23,153.2 23,353.4 23,142.9 23,371.4  1,233.9  1,148.3  1,461.7  1,357.6    5.3      4.9      6.3      5.8
  West North Central 11,086.3 11,211.3 11,090.2 11,214.0    447.2    400.7    540.4    488.3    4.0      3.6      4.9      4.4
                                                                                                                           
West................ 36,658.8 37,029.5 36,735.9 37,019.5  2,202.5  1,972.5  2,417.3  2,040.2    6.0      5.3      6.6      5.5
                                                                                                                           
  Mountain.......... 11,312.0 11,438.9 11,323.4 11,446.5    582.9    524.5    647.5    548.7    5.2      4.6      5.7      4.8
  Pacific........... 25,346.8 25,590.6 25,412.5 25,573.0  1,619.6  1,448.0  1,769.9  1,491.5    6.4      5.7      7.0      5.8

   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 2011 to incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, and adjustment to new 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.
                             2015      2015      2015     2016p      2015      2015      2015     2016p    2015  2015  2015 2016p
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
Alabama..................   2,139.3   2,144.0   2,145.9   2,154.1    129.3     132.8     134.4     134.4    6.0   6.2   6.3   6.2
Alaska...................     364.2     363.3     363.3     363.4     23.4      24.0      24.0      23.9    6.4   6.6   6.6   6.6
Arizona..................   3,130.5   3,162.5   3,167.3   3,187.5    199.2     185.9     185.5     179.2    6.4   5.9   5.9   5.6
Arkansas.................   1,321.1   1,335.9   1,337.0   1,343.1     73.7      64.2      63.5      59.5    5.6   4.8   4.7   4.4
California...............  18,912.7  18,990.3  19,001.7  19,018.8  1,277.7   1,124.3   1,124.1   1,088.8    6.8   5.9   5.9   5.7
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                             
    Glendale (1).........   5,033.2   4,982.6   4,982.4   4,988.2    382.4     301.5     299.2     290.9    7.6   6.1   6.0   5.8
Colorado.................   2,820.0   2,829.1   2,832.3   2,843.8    116.6      99.5      98.5      90.6    4.1   3.5   3.5   3.2
Connecticut..............   1,900.2   1,884.3   1,885.2   1,892.5    116.2     101.4     102.1     103.9    6.1   5.4   5.4   5.5
Delaware.................     460.8     472.7     473.6     475.5     23.1      23.0      23.0      22.5    5.0   4.9   4.9   4.7
District of Columbia.....     385.2     390.4     390.7     391.8     28.7      25.7      25.7      25.4    7.4   6.6   6.6   6.5
Florida..................   9,604.3   9,706.7   9,723.8   9,764.3    549.3     493.1     493.0     491.9    5.7   5.1   5.1   5.0
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                            
    Kendall (1)..........   1,332.8   1,339.4   1,341.6   1,341.0     85.2      81.2      81.8      80.5    6.4   6.1   6.1   6.0
                                                                                                                                 
Georgia..................   4,748.5   4,777.6   4,784.4   4,801.0    299.3     261.3     260.9     259.1    6.3   5.5   5.5   5.4
Hawaii...................     673.5     680.6     681.1     684.2     27.0      22.6      22.4      21.6    4.0   3.3   3.3   3.2
Idaho....................     787.0     803.5     804.6     806.2     33.2      32.0      31.7      31.4    4.2   4.0   3.9   3.9
Illinois.................   6,487.7   6,533.7   6,542.9   6,574.6    389.6     393.8     400.7     412.6    6.0   6.0   6.1   6.3
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,775.2   3,776.3   3,783.5   3,792.8    234.7     216.3     220.1     225.0    6.2   5.7   5.8   5.9
Indiana..................   3,248.9   3,277.2   3,279.5   3,299.9    174.3     148.7     149.4     151.3    5.4   4.5   4.6   4.6
Iowa.....................   1,702.3   1,704.1   1,705.4   1,709.3     65.0      59.7      59.4      59.8    3.8   3.5   3.5   3.5
Kansas...................   1,494.6   1,506.0   1,507.4   1,511.3     63.8      60.6      60.7      60.8    4.3   4.0   4.0   4.0
Kentucky.................   1,959.0   1,949.1   1,952.7   1,963.0    104.3     109.4     112.0     114.1    5.3   5.6   5.7   5.8
Louisiana................   2,189.3   2,132.9   2,129.6   2,135.9    150.0     125.3     124.4     125.1    6.9   5.9   5.8   5.9
Maine....................     686.8     674.8     674.0     673.8     33.6      27.5      27.0      25.7    4.9   4.1   4.0   3.8
                                                                                                                                 
Maryland.................   3,135.9   3,157.7   3,159.7   3,163.9    170.6     158.6     158.4     153.9    5.4   5.0   5.0   4.9
Massachusetts............   3,589.2   3,562.2   3,561.7   3,563.3    185.6     173.5     174.6     166.4    5.2   4.9   4.9   4.7
Michigan.................   4,744.7   4,763.1   4,770.7   4,797.7    286.3     242.1     243.3     237.3    6.0   5.1   5.1   4.9
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                
    Dearborn (2).........   2,002.0   2,000.0   2,004.6   2,016.4    138.1     118.9     121.3     119.8    6.9   5.9   6.1   5.9
Minnesota................   2,996.0   3,019.8   3,021.7   3,037.3    111.4     110.6     111.4     111.6    3.7   3.7   3.7   3.7
Mississippi..............   1,251.2   1,285.7   1,289.1   1,299.7     83.6      85.3      87.3      87.6    6.7   6.6   6.8   6.7
Missouri.................   3,098.9   3,124.8   3,126.9   3,136.3    166.3     138.9     137.2     133.5    5.4   4.4   4.4   4.3
Montana..................     518.8     523.9     523.9     524.0     21.6      21.6      21.6      21.7    4.2   4.1   4.1   4.1
Nebraska.................   1,009.9   1,016.4   1,016.8   1,017.6     28.9      30.9      30.8      30.7    2.9   3.0   3.0   3.0
Nevada...................   1,414.2   1,431.4   1,431.7   1,433.4    101.0      91.6      90.6      89.4    7.1   6.4   6.3   6.2
New Hampshire............     741.0     740.6     740.3     740.6     28.1      23.3      23.0      21.6    3.8   3.1   3.1   2.9
                                                                                                                                 
New Jersey...............   4,546.7   4,555.0   4,560.9   4,562.2    289.6     223.7     220.0     207.2    6.4   4.9   4.8   4.5
New Mexico...............     921.5     915.1     914.7     914.9     59.3      60.0      60.1      59.1    6.4   6.6   6.6   6.5
New York.................   9,661.3   9,704.0   9,712.5   9,743.1    551.3     479.3     480.8     480.3    5.7   4.9   5.0   4.9
  New York City..........   4,193.6   4,208.9   4,215.0   4,229.7    266.3     217.1     218.9     225.2    6.3   5.2   5.2   5.3
North Carolina...........   4,712.6   4,777.2   4,781.8   4,798.6    268.4     268.3     268.4     267.0    5.7   5.6   5.6   5.6
North Dakota.............     417.9     412.9     413.0     414.9     11.1      11.1      11.1      11.5    2.7   2.7   2.7   2.8
Ohio.....................   5,707.2   5,689.7   5,694.0   5,721.7    291.4     268.7     273.4     279.3    5.1   4.7   4.8   4.9
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,033.3   1,018.0   1,018.4   1,020.3     55.3      44.0      44.1      44.4    5.4   4.3   4.3   4.3
Oklahoma.................   1,824.4   1,846.8   1,847.6   1,853.8     73.9      76.6      76.4      75.5    4.1   4.1   4.1   4.1
Oregon...................   1,947.3   1,990.7   1,994.9   2,004.5    114.3     110.6     109.6     102.1    5.9   5.6   5.5   5.1
Pennsylvania.............   6,415.2   6,434.9   6,437.1   6,448.0    341.8     303.0     299.6     294.6    5.3   4.7   4.7   4.6
Rhode Island.............     554.7     552.6     552.2     551.8     36.0      30.3      30.0      29.4    6.5   5.5   5.4   5.3
                                                                                                                                 
South Carolina...........   2,246.5   2,260.8   2,263.4   2,274.5    146.8     124.2     124.4     124.7    6.5   5.5   5.5   5.5
South Dakota.............     450.8     453.0     453.1     453.7     14.9      13.4      13.3      12.6    3.3   3.0   2.9   2.8
Tennessee................   3,050.0   3,063.3   3,068.3   3,092.7    186.9     171.6     172.9     165.5    6.1   5.6   5.6   5.4
Texas....................  13,018.5  13,127.1  13,142.4  13,168.2    575.0     603.7     610.6     594.2    4.4   4.6   4.6   4.5
Utah.....................   1,446.2   1,471.7   1,472.5   1,474.7     50.9      50.2      50.0      49.6    3.5   3.4   3.4   3.4
Vermont..................     346.0     343.3     343.2     343.2     13.0      12.2      12.1      11.8    3.8   3.6   3.5   3.4
Virginia.................   4,232.9   4,236.7   4,241.6   4,246.5    203.3     176.2     176.6     176.0    4.8   4.2   4.2   4.1
Washington...............   3,521.2   3,562.6   3,568.8   3,588.1    202.7     204.4     206.2     209.9    5.8   5.7   5.8   5.8
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                              
    Everett (1)..........   1,569.8   1,587.0   1,588.5   1,594.6     69.9      76.8      78.7      81.4    4.5   4.8   5.0   5.1
West Virginia............     781.3     782.8     782.4     785.2     51.4      49.2      48.4      49.4    6.6   6.3   6.2   6.3
Wisconsin................   3,089.6   3,105.5   3,108.7   3,123.0    146.4     142.7     143.2     144.7    4.7   4.6   4.6   4.6
Wyoming..................     306.4     304.6     304.2     303.3     11.7      13.2      13.3      14.2    3.8   4.3   4.4   4.7
                                                                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............   1,130.4   1,141.3   1,144.1   1,138.1    139.4     139.2     139.6     135.4   12.3  12.2  12.2  11.9

   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. 13-01, dated February 28,
2013, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Data have been revised back to January 2011 to incorporate updated
population controls, reestimation of models, adjustment to new division and national control totals, and revised seasonal
adjustment.




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  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                             2014      2015      2015     2016p      2014      2015    2015   2016p  2014  2015  2015 2016p
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
Alabama..................   2,142.3   2,145.5   2,132.5   2,124.7    120.2     126.3   136.1  134.1   5.6   5.9   6.4   6.3
Alaska...................     360.1     360.1     360.1     357.0     23.7      24.1    26.0   26.2   6.6   6.7   7.2   7.3
Arizona..................   3,128.5   3,171.0   3,132.8   3,188.7    193.7     173.9   205.8  169.9   6.2   5.5   6.6   5.3
Arkansas.................   1,312.0   1,330.3   1,302.2   1,330.0     73.0      61.3    84.1   62.4   5.6   4.6   6.5   4.7
California...............  18,863.5  18,993.9  18,932.8  18,948.2  1,248.4   1,088.8  1365.4 1107.4   6.6   5.7   7.2   5.8
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                        
    Glendale (1).........   5,030.4   4,991.7   5,027.2   4,973.6    368.2     284.1   395.6  296.1   7.3   5.7   7.9   6.0
Colorado.................   2,812.0   2,829.2   2,813.3   2,832.8    117.0      93.3   135.1   91.5   4.2   3.3   4.8   3.2
Connecticut..............   1,877.5   1,876.3   1,881.1   1,882.1    105.3      92.9   124.8  113.5   5.6   4.9   6.6   6.0
Delaware.................     460.0     474.5     459.4     474.3     21.0      20.5    25.1   23.9   4.6   4.3   5.5   5.0
District of Columbia.....     383.0     390.0     384.9     392.2     28.1      24.8    29.8   26.0   7.3   6.3   7.8   6.6
Florida..................   9,567.9   9,704.0   9,597.8   9,709.9    531.3     464.1   566.9  493.0   5.6   4.8   5.9   5.1
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                       
    Kendall (1)..........   1,328.7   1,342.5   1,340.9   1,345.8     81.7      77.7    82.8   75.8   6.1   5.8   6.2   5.6
                                                                                                                           
Georgia..................   4,752.3   4,795.2   4,759.7   4,793.7    290.5     245.3   311.0  261.8   6.1   5.1   6.5   5.5
Hawaii...................     672.2     681.6     674.9     687.9     25.0      19.9    27.9   21.8   3.7   2.9   4.1   3.2
Idaho....................     781.1     801.8     781.8     796.1     34.0      31.7    40.5   37.7   4.4   3.9   5.2   4.7
Illinois.................   6,453.0   6,534.9   6,455.0   6,534.4    374.3     390.6   441.6  461.5   5.8   6.0   6.8   7.1
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                      
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,743.0   3,771.4   3,756.4   3,774.6    217.7     208.6   258.1  247.3   5.8   5.5   6.9   6.6
Indiana..................   3,233.6   3,274.7   3,239.4   3,295.6    177.6     149.0   197.2  167.4   5.5   4.5   6.1   5.1
Iowa.....................   1,694.2   1,700.3   1,693.9   1,697.9     68.9      60.6    80.7   75.4   4.1   3.6   4.8   4.4
Kansas...................   1,488.2   1,505.2   1,488.3   1,503.5     57.5      54.6    71.1   66.1   3.9   3.6   4.8   4.4
Kentucky.................   1,963.7   1,955.5   1,955.2   1,940.4     95.7     107.8   118.6  119.8   4.9   5.5   6.1   6.2
Louisiana................   2,175.1   2,112.3   2,163.4   2,122.3    140.5     106.2   158.2  133.7   6.5   5.0   7.3   6.3
Maine....................     683.9     669.6     677.5     665.1     34.9      26.0    39.7   30.4   5.1   3.9   5.9   4.6
                                                                                                                           
Maryland.................   3,123.7   3,149.2   3,124.5   3,144.6    162.5     146.6   183.6  155.1   5.2   4.7   5.9   4.9
Massachusetts............   3,562.9   3,554.6   3,557.9   3,535.5    175.5     162.4   207.9  174.3   4.9   4.6   5.8   4.9
Michigan.................   4,711.9   4,752.8   4,717.4   4,768.3    263.4     213.5   314.9  241.5   5.6   4.5   6.7   5.1
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                          
    Dearborn (2).........   1,988.4   2,001.8   1,987.9   2,010.4    123.5     107.4   142.8  114.2   6.2   5.4   7.2   5.7
Minnesota................   2,979.1   3,020.2   2,975.3   3,032.4    111.1     110.3   138.9  137.2   3.7   3.7   4.7   4.5
Mississippi..............   1,257.4   1,299.2   1,244.9   1,292.9     86.5      92.3    91.9   91.1   6.9   7.1   7.4   7.0
Missouri.................   3,057.9   3,114.6   3,078.5   3,111.6    154.7     121.0   184.6  145.9   5.1   3.9   6.0   4.7
Montana..................     512.0     518.2     514.6     518.9     22.6      22.3    27.1   26.3   4.4   4.3   5.3   5.1
Nebraska.................   1,006.4   1,012.6     999.8   1,008.9     28.5      29.4    33.6   34.6   2.8   2.9   3.4   3.4
Nevada...................   1,407.9   1,424.5   1,411.3   1,426.8    101.3      87.2   106.2   93.0   7.2   6.1   7.5   6.5
New Hampshire............     738.2     737.8     739.2     738.3     27.4      21.3    32.3   23.9   3.7   2.9   4.4   3.2
                                                                                                                           
New Jersey...............   4,521.4   4,554.9   4,514.1   4,518.0    272.1     197.9   313.4  213.8   6.0   4.3   6.9   4.7
New Mexico...............     926.3     921.4     920.1     913.8     55.6      57.1    62.0   59.0   6.0   6.2   6.7   6.5
New York.................   9,546.3   9,692.9   9,614.3   9,709.7    527.8     459.5   613.8  530.3   5.5   4.7   6.4   5.5
  New York City..........   4,162.1   4,222.2   4,189.5   4,220.0    257.2     211.6   288.0  249.4   6.2   5.0   6.9   5.9
North Carolina...........   4,669.1   4,758.6   4,703.1   4,767.9    251.2     250.3   283.9  274.8   5.4   5.3   6.0   5.8
North Dakota.............     413.3     408.2     411.6     412.6     10.9      11.3    13.9   14.8   2.6   2.8   3.4   3.6
Ohio.....................   5,680.5   5,692.6   5,661.5   5,669.2    279.0     263.9   342.5  324.6   4.9   4.6   6.0   5.7
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,018.5   1,007.7   1,024.8   1,013.5     50.9      39.9    59.8   49.2   5.0   4.0   5.8   4.9
Oklahoma.................   1,811.1   1,845.2   1,816.3   1,846.4     69.9      73.6    80.1   78.8   3.9   4.0   4.4   4.3
Oregon...................   1,938.5   1,986.2   1,930.7   1,991.2    113.7     104.1   123.9  101.7   5.9   5.2   6.4   5.1
Pennsylvania.............   6,361.9   6,417.5   6,386.3   6,431.9    311.7     260.5   386.2  332.6   4.9   4.1   6.0   5.2
Rhode Island.............     555.4     553.5     553.2     548.2     34.6      28.4    41.7   34.2   6.2   5.1   7.5   6.2
                                                                                                                           
South Carolina...........   2,226.0   2,248.8   2,229.7   2,259.8    143.1     120.3   152.9  127.8   6.4   5.4   6.9   5.7
South Dakota.............     447.3     450.2     442.8     447.1     15.5      13.7    17.5   14.3   3.5   3.0   4.0   3.2
Tennessee................   3,043.2   3,069.1   3,044.7   3,071.9    175.2     163.0   201.9  150.8   5.8   5.3   6.6   4.9
Texas....................  12,975.4  13,136.9  13,004.5  13,114.6    540.4     556.7   611.2  581.5   4.2   4.2   4.7   4.4
Utah.....................   1,439.8   1,470.5   1,445.5   1,469.7     47.3      45.0    56.9   53.8   3.3   3.1   3.9   3.7
Vermont..................     344.8     341.7     344.3     341.3     12.4      10.7    15.0   13.7   3.6   3.1   4.4   4.0
Virginia.................   4,208.2   4,224.1   4,228.2   4,209.4    194.1     165.0   217.5  184.5   4.6   3.9   5.1   4.4
Washington...............   3,512.5   3,568.8   3,514.0   3,588.7    208.7     211.0   226.7  234.6   5.9   5.9   6.5   6.5
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                        
    Everett (1)..........   1,557.4   1,579.8   1,554.1   1,584.9     64.9      74.2    71.1   83.8   4.2   4.7   4.6   5.3
West Virginia............     773.4     776.0     774.3     776.6     46.6      45.9    57.0   57.3   6.0   5.9   7.4   7.4
Wisconsin................   3,074.2   3,098.5   3,069.6   3,103.9    139.7     131.3   165.6  162.6   4.5   4.2   5.4   5.2
Wyoming..................     304.3     302.3     304.1     299.6     11.6      13.9    13.9   17.5   3.8   4.6   4.6   5.8
                                                                                                                           
Puerto Rico..............   1,133.0   1,147.8   1,138.0   1,138.5    136.8     118.7   123.3  127.4  12.1  10.3  10.8  11.2

   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. 13-01, dated February
28, 2013, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Data have been revised back to January 2011 to
incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, and adjustment to new division and national control
totals.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total(1) Construction Manufacturing
Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016(p)
Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016(p)
Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016(p)

Alabama(2)

1,936.2 1,957.5 1,957.5 1,951.3 81.0 81.8 81.9 82.7 - - - -

Alaska

340.4 338.1 339.2 338.6 18.3 16.7 16.9 16.7 14.2 14.3 14.8 14.0

Arizona

2,605.7 2,677.7 2,681.6 2,682.4 126.1 131.1 130.1 131.7 156.6 160.1 160.3 161.7

Arkansas

1,198.9 1,220.2 1,227.0 1,221.9 47.7 49.7 50.2 49.1 156.0 153.6 154.6 154.8

California

15,827.7 16,226.4 16,274.1 16,272.6 703.8 740.0 748.5 749.5 1,287.3 1,290.2 1,290.4 1,290.8


Colorado

2,514.7 2,564.9 2,578.6 2,583.8 146.7 154.3 156.2 154.2 139.7 143.0 143.9 144.8

Connecticut

1,671.1 1,678.5 1,680.0 1,680.9 56.9 57.7 57.4 57.8 158.8 158.8 158.5 158.9

Delaware(3)

444.9 454.4 456.0 457.3 20.4 21.2 21.8 21.8 27.0 27.5 27.6 27.8

District of Columbia(2)(3)

764.6 768.4 768.1 774.7 14.1 14.3 14.5 14.6 - - - -

Florida

7,979.8 8,201.1 8,211.5 8,243.7 418.0 439.0 440.6 448.5 337.0 347.9 348.8 349.8


Georgia

4,210.9 4,324.2 4,330.1 4,330.2 163.5 170.2 172.4 173.3 374.3 385.3 385.6 387.2

Hawaii(3)

632.4 640.5 642.0 643.8 32.7 37.6 37.9 37.8 14.1 13.8 13.7 14.0

Idaho

664.3 683.9 687.4 690.5 37.4 39.1 40.0 39.3 61.0 63.5 63.6 62.9

Illinois

5,918.1 5,982.5 5,974.2 5,967.7 208.8 212.5 217.8 218.6 583.4 577.8 576.4 578.3

Indiana

3,016.5 3,050.0 3,059.7 3,062.3 127.2 129.0 131.0 132.2 517.4 520.1 520.2 519.9


Iowa

1,558.3 1,570.1 1,573.9 1,581.8 77.6 81.3 82.9 82.5 217.7 215.1 215.7 216.0

Kansas

1,396.3 1,398.7 1,401.7 1,397.7 60.2 60.8 61.8 58.9 160.2 161.7 162.2 162.4

Kentucky

1,877.2 1,901.9 1,908.4 1,903.3 75.4 76.9 78.3 76.2 239.1 244.2 244.9 243.8

Louisiana

1,998.2 1,981.7 1,980.0 1,982.8 140.8 144.0 145.0 148.5 147.1 141.7 141.0 140.3

Maine

608.7 609.6 610.9 613.6 26.3 26.7 26.9 27.8 50.7 50.6 50.6 51.1


Maryland(3)

2,640.4 2,680.0 2,683.3 2,685.2 152.4 158.8 158.4 159.2 103.7 106.1 106.0 106.9

Massachusetts

3,464.0 3,512.5 3,515.4 3,512.9 133.8 143.7 144.8 147.0 250.8 250.0 250.4 251.1

Michigan

4,220.1 4,275.5 4,288.6 4,307.4 147.1 149.9 152.3 152.1 581.7 593.2 593.6 598.8

Minnesota

2,837.5 2,867.8 2,875.7 2,868.9 111.5 115.3 115.8 118.2 316.5 316.6 317.6 315.5

Mississippi

1,127.2 1,142.1 1,144.7 1,142.3 47.0 47.0 47.3 47.6 140.6 143.3 143.6 144.1


Missouri

2,774.7 2,785.1 2,783.3 2,788.7 113.4 115.9 117.8 119.0 261.0 259.8 260.2 260.2

Montana

459.0 461.0 461.1 463.0 26.1 26.9 27.1 28.0 19.0 19.0 19.2 19.6

Nebraska(3)

999.3 1,013.8 1,013.9 1,013.8 48.7 50.4 50.0 50.8 97.7 97.3 96.7 98.4

Nevada

1,241.6 1,267.6 1,267.7 1,275.5 66.7 71.7 72.0 73.5 41.7 42.1 42.3 42.6

New Hampshire

652.6 660.2 661.1 660.7 24.0 25.5 25.4 25.4 66.9 66.5 66.4 65.7


New Jersey

3,987.9 4,060.4 4,072.8 4,058.7 145.7 149.5 150.7 150.5 238.2 237.7 238.0 238.3

New Mexico

825.0 828.2 828.0 826.7 43.4 43.7 43.4 44.5 28.2 27.0 27.3 27.0

New York

9,186.2 9,293.8 9,298.4 9,301.7 351.9 370.5 373.5 367.6 454.5 454.3 453.1 456.1

North Carolina

4,193.9 4,271.4 4,275.0 4,298.2 185.2 189.8 193.8 197.6 457.9 459.7 458.5 461.2

North Dakota

466.3 447.6 444.7 445.2 36.8 32.7 32.3 31.5 25.9 25.1 24.9 24.5


Ohio

5,394.7 5,456.6 5,475.4 5,475.5 197.4 204.9 206.6 207.3 685.5 691.3 692.6 693.2

Oklahoma

1,675.5 1,667.0 1,663.1 1,666.0 76.9 79.1 79.8 80.4 141.2 132.7 132.3 132.2

Oregon

1,754.0 1,802.4 1,803.7 1,813.6 81.9 83.7 84.1 86.0 183.7 187.1 187.9 189.6

Pennsylvania

5,817.5 5,856.4 5,868.1 5,852.0 233.1 232.3 231.7 229.5 570.2 565.9 566.4 569.6

Rhode Island

483.8 487.2 488.5 487.3 16.6 17.3 18.4 18.7 41.3 41.6 41.6 41.6


South Carolina

1,981.9 2,025.5 2,035.2 2,025.1 84.7 88.5 88.6 89.7 234.0 236.5 237.9 238.3

South Dakota(3)

426.4 429.8 431.2 431.3 22.8 23.1 23.5 24.0 43.1 42.0 41.8 41.4

Tennessee(3)

2,858.3 2,927.4 2,941.2 2,954.3 115.6 120.6 121.9 126.1 329.1 336.5 338.0 339.8

Texas

11,775.1 11,915.5 11,931.1 11,962.5 675.4 696.5 698.2 694.1 899.1 866.4 858.7 863.0

Utah

1,357.6 1,393.8 1,398.1 1,398.2 82.5 86.3 86.5 87.2 122.7 123.8 124.4 124.7


Vermont

312.3 314.6 313.5 316.2 15.2 15.5 15.8 16.2 31.1 30.6 30.3 30.5

Virginia

3,815.4 3,896.2 3,902.1 3,904.0 180.9 186.9 187.8 181.4 232.6 234.9 233.2 233.2

Washington

3,115.2 3,188.1 3,195.3 3,208.1 170.0 175.3 176.8 177.2 290.5 289.6 289.8 290.6

West Virginia

772.0 761.0 761.5 759.3 33.7 31.0 31.8 31.2 47.9 47.1 46.9 47.9

Wisconsin

2,876.9 2,903.1 2,904.1 2,903.9 107.8 110.4 112.7 111.7 468.3 470.8 471.4 471.0

Wyoming

294.8 288.0 286.6 286.1 23.7 22.8 22.7 22.5 10.0 9.6 9.7 9.7


Puerto Rico(3)

906.2 899.3 901.3 893.8 27.0 23.7 24.6 22.8 75.0 73.6 73.5 72.6

Virgin Islands(2)

38.0 37.5 37.6 37.4 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown separately.
(2) Missing series (denoted by '-') are 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 2015 benchmarks and updated seasonal adjustment factors. Seasonally adjusted data from January 2011 are subject to revision. Some seasonally adjusted series may have been revised back to 1990. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Government
Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016(p)
Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016(p)
Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016(p)

Alabama

225.3 230.0 230.5 230.1 187.2 191.9 192.5 188.6 377.2 375.8 375.4 373.8

Alaska

47.0 47.6 47.8 47.8 34.8 35.3 34.8 34.7 82.2 81.6 81.6 81.8

Arizona

389.6 405.4 405.9 407.2 295.6 304.3 304.4 303.5 410.4 409.4 407.9 403.2

Arkansas

173.4 177.4 178.4 177.7 109.4 114.5 115.7 115.5 213.0 213.3 213.4 213.3

California

2,409.2 2,494.7 2,500.4 2,509.9 1,796.5 1,857.9 1,864.8 1,870.6 2,442.1 2,476.4 2,477.6 2,480.4

Colorado

306.7 316.9 318.7 316.3 306.5 319.4 325.2 326.4 412.6 419.5 420.5 421.4

Connecticut

326.5 327.9 327.6 325.3 151.2 153.5 153.9 155.9 239.5 237.7 237.5 238.3

Delaware

74.3 76.1 76.0 76.3 47.9 50.0 50.8 51.4 65.2 65.8 65.6 65.6

District of Columbia

128.6 127.6 126.9 129.9 73.7 73.3 74.2 75.5 237.3 238.9 238.7 239.3

Florida

1,182.5 1,215.6 1,219.1 1,220.0 1,111.2 1,147.5 1,149.1 1,161.7 1,075.4 1,085.7 1,086.8 1,083.0

Georgia

532.0 545.8 546.9 541.5 439.9 458.7 459.8 461.8 678.9 682.0 681.1 679.3

Hawaii

80.5 82.2 82.7 83.3 113.7 115.2 115.6 117.0 126.1 126.8 126.9 124.4

Idaho

95.3 98.4 98.9 100.5 67.2 72.1 72.7 72.1 118.9 121.0 121.1 121.9

Illinois

890.4 906.8 906.6 908.2 564.2 584.1 583.8 584.9 827.6 832.3 832.6 821.1

Indiana

443.2 459.7 459.5 457.9 298.3 303.8 304.6 309.3 426.2 425.6 426.6 428.5

Iowa

223.5 226.0 226.6 226.9 139.1 141.3 141.6 143.7 255.7 255.7 254.8 256.7

Kansas

192.7 194.4 195.0 194.7 125.5 126.3 127.5 127.9 257.0 255.9 255.9 255.6

Kentucky

261.4 267.9 269.2 269.4 186.2 191.0 189.5 187.2 321.1 316.8 316.6 316.3

Louisiana

302.3 305.1 307.5 309.5 225.7 229.9 228.9 229.3 328.2 326.3 325.3 326.0

Maine

123.3 124.6 124.6 124.6 63.9 64.3 64.5 64.5 99.6 99.2 99.4 99.0

Maryland

432.1 436.9 438.5 433.6 265.8 273.4 274.6 274.9 503.2 503.6 502.7 505.0

Massachusetts

749.8 767.3 769.2 766.8 347.5 349.3 349.2 347.1 448.5 451.6 452.0 452.2

Michigan

647.1 657.0 659.0 661.0 411.7 419.1 420.7 425.4 593.4 597.2 598.6 599.2

Minnesota

502.5 514.6 516.1 518.5 256.3 260.1 262.3 262.9 420.5 421.5 424.8 421.3

Mississippi

137.0 138.8 138.7 140.1 126.7 130.5 130.6 129.6 243.8 245.9 245.9 244.9

Missouri

445.3 449.5 449.3 454.1 290.5 287.2 285.6 284.7 433.8 432.0 431.6 431.5

Montana

70.7 72.5 72.7 73.3 61.4 61.4 61.2 60.6 90.1 90.3 90.0 90.3

Nebraska

149.1 151.2 151.8 151.6 87.6 88.4 89.2 90.6 169.6 171.5 171.9 171.8

Nevada

119.0 123.7 124.2 124.4 340.1 339.8 339.0 339.0 153.7 156.7 156.7 158.7

New Hampshire

117.2 118.7 118.8 117.9 68.2 68.8 69.1 69.3 90.8 89.4 89.4 90.3


New Jersey

652.4 668.1 670.7 669.0 355.6 364.0 364.2 363.7 613.4 614.4 614.6 611.3

New Mexico

130.4 135.3 136.0 138.7 92.2 94.5 94.9 95.3 189.9 190.0 190.7 190.0

New York

1,866.1 1,897.9 1,896.4 1,895.0 886.5 900.5 899.6 903.8 1,433.2 1,444.9 1,444.9 1,433.6

North Carolina

570.6 576.4 575.5 578.3 453.3 464.0 466.2 471.2 719.2 718.8 718.6 723.6

North Dakota

59.7 61.3 61.3 62.0 40.8 40.7 40.3 41.0 80.1 82.2 82.4 82.3

Ohio

898.1 914.5 917.1 920.0 533.0 550.3 551.3 554.3 766.2 768.9 775.6 768.0

Oklahoma

229.5 233.2 231.4 233.1 158.3 165.5 165.1 165.8 350.2 352.7 352.4 352.5

Oregon

253.1 263.3 263.0 264.8 187.5 194.4 194.4 196.2 298.0 302.4 303.4 304.2

Pennsylvania

1,185.2 1,205.0 1,206.2 1,195.0 540.7 554.4 557.5 557.3 704.0 706.0 706.8 705.2

Rhode Island

105.8 105.6 104.9 103.7 56.2 57.3 57.3 57.2 60.7 60.2 60.0 60.4

South Carolina

231.2 239.9 239.7 240.6 236.4 240.5 241.7 238.2 358.3 362.0 362.5 364.0

South Dakota

68.5 69.1 69.2 69.2 45.8 46.4 46.5 47.0 77.5 78.0 78.2 77.7

Tennessee

411.0 419.8 423.0 424.2 302.4 311.2 312.6 311.3 424.7 427.3 427.6 427.2

Texas

1,553.8 1,600.9 1,604.4 1,615.9 1,215.0 1,270.7 1,276.1 1,283.4 1,839.3 1,863.2 1,867.0 1,869.4

Utah

178.9 184.2 185.9 187.1 130.5 137.2 138.7 139.3 232.2 235.4 235.7 235.9

Vermont

63.2 64.5 64.7 64.5 35.9 37.6 36.4 36.4 56.3 56.2 55.9 56.7

Virginia

504.8 518.2 518.2 522.0 378.9 392.8 393.2 394.3 710.4 710.7 710.4 712.6

Washington

455.1 460.1 461.4 464.7 303.5 315.5 315.7 318.5 556.2 565.5 566.8 568.4

West Virginia

129.4 129.2 129.1 128.6 74.8 74.7 74.7 73.6 152.6 152.0 152.5 151.7

Wisconsin

432.8 440.0 440.6 440.2 268.4 268.8 268.1 268.5 410.0 410.7 412.9 414.1

Wyoming

26.9 27.4 27.4 27.6 36.0 35.0 34.8 34.7 70.9 71.9 71.9 71.8

Puerto Rico

124.0 124.0 124.3 123.1 80.5 82.2 82.4 82.9 233.0 229.1 229.6 228.7

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 10.9 10.8 10.8 10.8

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2015 benchmarks and updated seasonal adjustment factors. Seasonally adjusted data from January 2011 are subject to revision. Some seasonally adjusted series may have been revised back to 1990. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Trade, transportation, and utilities Financial activities Professional and business services
Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016(p)
Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016(p)
Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016(p)

Alabama

375.2 382.0 381.5 379.3 95.1 95.9 96.1 96.3 226.4 229.5 229.0 229.5

Alaska

65.3 67.3 67.6 67.3 11.9 12.2 12.1 12.3 30.5 28.7 29.0 29.3

Arizona

498.4 514.3 513.2 512.3 191.5 197.1 198.8 201.6 392.1 408.7 412.6 412.5

Arkansas

248.9 255.1 257.3 256.0 49.2 49.6 49.4 49.9 135.6 141.1 141.6 140.6

California

2,901.8 2,965.1 2,969.3 2,970.7 788.9 805.4 806.1 800.4 2,458.0 2,535.1 2,553.3 2,536.0


Colorado

441.7 448.1 448.7 448.0 156.8 161.7 162.7 162.7 396.0 398.9 398.8 406.3

Connecticut

296.3 298.5 299.3 298.0 129.8 130.1 130.3 131.6 215.6 216.7 217.4 216.1

Delaware

80.5 82.0 82.5 81.4 46.1 46.9 47.0 46.7 60.1 61.4 61.5 62.9

District of Columbia

31.6 33.1 33.3 33.2 30.3 30.1 30.4 30.7 160.3 162.4 161.4 162.3

Florida

1,661.9 1,693.8 1,696.0 1,701.8 528.9 541.5 541.1 542.6 1,195.8 1,253.7 1,255.4 1,262.1


Georgia

892.9 917.7 917.8 918.6 232.2 238.3 236.9 238.8 628.9 654.9 657.9 661.7

Hawaii

119.1 118.2 118.0 119.0 27.9 28.0 27.9 28.4 83.0 83.3 83.7 84.2

Idaho

134.2 136.9 137.3 138.9 33.0 33.8 33.9 34.3 81.2 82.5 83.3 83.9

Illinois

1,190.0 1,204.7 1,198.7 1,200.0 378.1 380.8 379.9 378.5 913.4 917.5 915.7 917.9

Indiana

578.7 586.4 592.9 590.6 129.6 131.8 131.3 132.8 328.5 327.3 327.9 324.8


Iowa

315.1 316.7 317.2 319.4 104.5 106.6 106.9 107.6 138.2 139.8 139.6 139.0

Kansas

264.1 266.6 266.6 264.1 79.0 79.4 79.3 80.2 178.3 177.2 177.0 177.1

Kentucky

384.1 389.9 390.1 395.1 91.4 94.2 94.3 94.4 213.7 219.7 223.7 220.9

Louisiana

394.5 390.8 389.3 392.0 92.8 90.0 89.9 89.1 213.8 210.7 211.0 207.9

Maine

119.4 118.7 118.4 119.6 30.5 30.2 30.5 31.0 64.1 64.4 64.9 64.7


Maryland

459.1 464.9 466.1 464.8 145.3 147.3 147.6 148.3 426.2 433.9 434.5 437.3

Massachusetts

567.2 567.3 564.6 568.4 218.1 221.8 221.2 219.5 525.3 537.2 538.4 536.1

Michigan

767.7 771.7 773.7 775.6 204.6 210.1 210.9 214.2 634.4 644.1 645.5 647.1

Minnesota

520.9 524.1 524.4 522.5 179.9 182.1 183.0 182.7 356.7 359.3 357.8 355.6

Mississippi

223.2 226.7 227.6 227.5 43.5 43.7 43.2 43.8 103.5 105.0 106.3 103.4


Missouri

529.4 530.5 529.1 528.5 165.5 166.4 166.0 167.6 362.1 371.6 371.9 371.1

Montana

94.0 94.8 94.8 95.6 23.8 23.9 23.9 23.7 40.4 40.4 40.2 40.7

Nebraska

205.5 207.7 207.7 205.3 71.4 72.5 72.7 72.4 115.3 119.8 119.2 118.7

Nevada

235.9 240.4 241.0 244.0 58.2 60.0 59.6 58.4 162.4 168.6 168.4 171.6

New Hampshire

137.9 138.8 138.5 138.8 34.9 35.9 36.6 36.9 74.9 77.4 77.6 77.2


New Jersey

846.5 863.0 864.6 865.6 247.0 254.5 254.8 253.1 644.1 665.9 669.2 659.1

New Mexico

139.3 139.6 138.6 135.9 33.3 33.2 33.1 33.3 99.2 100.1 100.4 100.3

New York

1,571.1 1,568.9 1,567.3 1,583.5 700.4 708.1 708.5 705.6 1,250.6 1,272.8 1,275.2 1,278.9

North Carolina

786.5 805.5 806.2 808.8 215.3 219.6 219.3 220.8 575.9 602.3 600.9 600.4

North Dakota

107.3 101.5 100.6 100.2 24.5 24.3 23.9 23.9 36.7 37.0 36.7 37.4


Ohio

1,009.4 1,015.5 1,019.0 1,023.4 290.8 293.1 292.2 293.6 715.7 717.8 719.7 713.2

Oklahoma

305.4 308.5 308.5 306.5 80.1 80.9 80.6 81.1 188.5 182.2 181.1 182.5

Oregon

331.7 339.1 338.4 335.9 93.8 96.3 96.4 96.9 224.3 233.5 233.2 235.3

Pennsylvania

1,117.8 1,125.9 1,130.2 1,124.6 315.2 315.2 315.8 318.5 773.3 777.2 778.3 776.7

Rhode Island

76.0 76.3 76.6 75.2 32.6 33.0 33.2 33.5 62.8 63.7 64.3 64.9


South Carolina

379.2 387.0 389.1 385.2 96.6 96.4 97.0 97.2 257.7 269.7 272.5 268.0

South Dakota

86.9 88.4 89.1 89.2 29.6 29.6 29.7 29.7 30.5 31.3 31.4 31.5

Tennessee

594.5 611.0 614.7 617.5 146.3 150.6 149.8 150.8 384.3 398.5 402.1 404.5

Texas

2,364.2 2,408.9 2,413.6 2,417.5 712.7 728.2 728.4 735.2 1,586.7 1,602.5 1,607.1 1,611.8

Utah

259.6 267.2 269.0 267.1 77.4 81.1 81.2 81.6 189.9 196.2 194.1 193.2


Vermont

55.9 54.9 55.2 55.9 12.1 12.1 12.2 12.3 27.0 27.4 27.3 28.0

Virginia

647.7 665.8 665.8 666.2 196.3 199.0 199.7 199.8 687.5 708.9 714.4 716.9

Washington

580.4 596.0 597.5 599.6 146.6 148.1 149.3 150.6 380.8 399.0 398.2 395.3

West Virginia

135.1 134.9 135.3 135.3 36.6 36.6 36.4 37.0 68.0 67.1 66.6 66.1

Wisconsin

527.3 538.3 534.1 533.1 150.7 150.9 150.9 151.0 311.2 311.4 311.8 313.6

Wyoming

56.2 55.9 55.8 55.3 11.3 11.1 10.9 10.9 18.5 18.2 17.9 18.2


Puerto Rico

173.7 175.0 174.5 173.2 42.1 41.9 42.1 41.8 112.7 111.4 111.9 110.4

Virgin Islands(1)

8.3 8.1 8.1 8.0 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2015 benchmarks and updated seasonal adjustment factors. Seasonally adjusted data from January 2011 are subject to revision. Some seasonally adjusted series may have been revised back to 1990. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total Mining and logging Construction
December January December January December January
2014 2015 2015 2016(p) 2014 2015 2015 2016(p) 2014 2015 2015 2016(p)

Alabama

1,950.1 1,965.0 1,911.5 1,930.3 11.5 10.7 11.5 10.7 81.0 81.0 78.5 79.6

Alaska

323.7 324.6 321.6 322.1 17.8 16.1 17.5 15.8 15.8 15.4 14.9 14.0

Arizona

2,648.2 2,722.7 2,596.0 2,674.1 13.2 11.9 12.6 11.6 124.4 130.0 122.5 129.1

Arkansas

1,208.6 1,232.7 1,181.4 1,208.2 9.1 7.5 8.7 7.0 47.7 49.5 45.9 46.8

California

15,951.1 16,407.8 15,675.6 16,120.5 31.7 27.3 30.4 25.7 682.4 743.6 681.1 728.9


Colorado

2,528.4 2,598.1 2,482.4 2,553.4 36.4 29.0 35.6 28.6 146.1 154.4 139.8 146.2

Connecticut

1,689.5 1,700.3 1,645.7 1,655.2 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 56.7 56.8 52.0 52.5

Delaware(1)

449.5 460.2 434.6 446.8 - - - - 20.8 22.1 19.4 20.7

District of Columbia(1)

763.8 771.2 755.8 767.1 - - - - 14.2 14.2 13.6 14.0

Florida

8,057.0 8,302.1 7,940.7 8,209.9 5.7 5.8 5.7 5.8 412.7 443.4 407.1 439.7


Georgia

4,242.4 4,360.3 4,161.8 4,289.3 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.9 162.1 172.3 159.1 168.8

Hawaii(1)

638.5 651.1 627.9 639.0 - - - - 33.1 38.2 32.0 37.2

Idaho

661.3 686.6 646.8 671.9 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.4 36.3 39.1 34.0 35.7

Illinois

5,969.2 6,017.0 5,790.0 5,843.2 10.2 9.3 9.6 9.0 205.4 210.7 182.2 190.7

Indiana

3,045.1 3,080.9 2,956.4 3,000.3 7.2 6.4 6.9 6.1 124.0 129.2 112.9 117.0


Iowa

1,564.6 1,578.5 1,525.2 1,548.9 2.2 2.2 1.8 1.8 74.9 80.2 67.2 72.5

Kansas

1,412.4 1,413.2 1,374.8 1,375.6 10.3 8.1 9.9 7.8 58.7 60.0 55.1 53.8

Kentucky

1,898.5 1,924.5 1,846.8 1,871.9 16.5 13.1 15.3 12.9 74.4 76.9 69.1 72.1

Louisiana

2,018.3 1,993.8 1,982.2 1,962.3 55.6 43.2 54.5 41.9 139.6 144.9 136.6 143.6

Maine

608.5 611.0 586.5 592.2 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 25.8 26.4 23.3 24.8


Maryland

2,663.1 2,699.2 2,578.2 2,623.5 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 151.7 158.0 144.1 153.7

Massachusetts

3,501.8 3,531.7 3,386.7 3,434.7 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.9 133.1 143.1 123.8 133.9

Michigan

4,251.7 4,303.8 4,141.7 4,220.9 8.1 7.2 7.7 6.7 142.4 144.9 130.6 131.7

Minnesota

2,844.2 2,874.6 2,773.8 2,812.2 7.1 5.8 6.8 5.8 105.2 107.5 94.4 99.7

Mississippi

1,135.6 1,149.6 1,114.5 1,132.8 9.3 7.5 8.9 7.5 46.8 47.5 44.5 46.0


Missouri

2,778.8 2,797.6 2,717.7 2,737.3 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9 111.5 116.4 104.1 110.1

Montana

454.5 458.9 444.8 447.9 9.2 7.5 8.8 6.9 24.6 25.7 22.4 23.7

Nebraska

1,005.9 1,017.9 981.0 996.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 46.6 47.4 42.9 45.1

Nevada

1,245.0 1,274.3 1,228.8 1,258.2 14.7 13.8 14.3 13.7 65.8 71.8 65.1 70.3

New Hampshire

657.8 665.9 640.1 649.6 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 23.5 25.6 21.8 23.0


New Jersey

4,036.2 4,106.5 3,899.0 3,971.0 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 145.7 152.3 134.7 140.2

New Mexico

832.2 833.0 816.7 814.9 29.0 22.7 28.9 21.2 43.7 43.8 42.3 43.1

New York

9,309.6 9,395.1 8,989.8 9,110.4 5.2 5.1 4.6 4.4 351.1 369.0 323.7 337.8

North Carolina

4,227.2 4,310.9 4,141.6 4,238.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 184.3 194.4 178.4 189.0

North Dakota

471.6 446.6 455.7 435.8 32.0 18.8 30.5 18.4 35.6 29.7 32.2 26.6


Ohio

5,437.9 5,495.7 5,273.5 5,357.5 15.8 12.7 15.2 12.0 195.6 200.4 175.9 184.2

Oklahoma

1,688.4 1,675.4 1,655.7 1,647.3 64.5 50.2 63.0 49.5 76.5 79.5 75.1 78.4

Oregon

1,759.1 1,813.9 1,725.6 1,788.0 7.6 7.3 7.5 7.3 79.2 82.4 77.3 81.6

Pennsylvania

5,879.4 5,915.2 5,709.5 5,748.3 38.9 30.0 38.2 29.2 226.1 225.7 209.3 209.3

Rhode Island

487.0 489.8 469.9 474.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 16.8 18.4 14.8 16.8


South Carolina

1,989.9 2,038.5 1,944.8 1,994.2 3.9 4.1 3.9 4.1 84.6 88.4 83.1 88.5

South Dakota

425.5 428.5 414.2 418.6 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7 20.8 21.5 18.7 20.1

Tennessee

2,897.3 2,976.2 2,820.8 2,912.2 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 110.2 117.8 105.7 116.5

Texas

11,850.2 12,008.2 11,637.6 11,826.1 320.1 255.1 313.0 252.9 670.3 692.9 662.1 682.2

Utah

1,364.1 1,407.9 1,340.7 1,380.8 12.1 10.0 11.7 9.7 80.8 85.0 76.8 81.5


Vermont

317.3 320.9 310.5 315.3 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 15.0 15.7 13.2 14.1

Virginia

3,824.6 3,926.6 3,758.3 3,850.4 9.3 8.6 9.4 8.5 179.4 185.2 173.3 176.2

Washington

3,117.9 3,198.2 3,072.1 3,165.5 6.3 5.8 6.3 5.6 165.8 172.1 162.3 170.0

West Virginia

780.5 767.7 755.3 742.9 29.0 23.7 28.5 22.8 33.2 31.2 29.3 27.0

Wisconsin

2,891.1 2,915.7 2,805.0 2,839.8 4.2 3.8 3.9 3.5 103.1 108.9 94.4 96.4

Wyoming

293.0 283.9 285.9 277.4 27.9 22.1 27.4 21.8 22.8 21.4 21.0 19.9


Puerto Rico

945.6 921.9 898.8 891.3 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 29.9 24.5 25.3 21.6

Virgin Islands(1)

38.6 37.8 38.0 37.4 - - - - 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4

Footnotes
(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 2015 benchmarks. Unadjusted data from April 2014 are subject to revision. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information
December January December January December January
2014 2015 2015 2016(p) 2014 2015 2015 2016(p) 2014 2015 2015 2016(p)

Alabama

257.0 257.7 255.5 258.0 385.8 390.7 371.2 376.6 21.9 21.1 21.6 21.1

Alaska

7.8 7.5 11.6 11.4 63.2 65.7 61.3 63.7 6.3 6.2 6.3 6.2

Arizona

157.8 160.6 156.1 160.1 517.5 531.2 499.0 512.9 44.4 47.4 44.1 47.2

Arkansas

155.7 155.1 155.9 154.4 253.7 262.4 245.8 254.3 13.4 13.8 13.2 13.7

California

1,281.1 1,284.3 1,271.1 1,276.5 3,002.9 3,070.2 2,895.5 2,961.3 473.1 490.8 466.3 482.5


Colorado

139.5 144.8 138.6 143.7 452.6 458.8 438.7 446.2 70.7 71.5 70.3 71.3

Connecticut

159.0 158.6 158.2 158.4 309.0 311.6 295.6 295.6 32.5 32.8 32.1 32.7

Delaware

26.8 27.7 26.8 27.6 84.0 85.5 79.2 80.4 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8

District of Columbia

1.1 1.1 1.0 1.2 32.1 34.4 31.4 33.1 17.1 17.0 16.6 16.9

Florida

337.4 350.3 335.1 348.1 1,715.4 1,743.3 1,661.2 1,704.7 136.7 135.2 135.7 133.2


Georgia

373.7 386.3 373.1 386.7 920.2 940.4 887.2 915.2 106.6 104.2 103.3 100.5

Hawaii

14.2 13.9 14.0 13.8 122.7 120.8 119.3 119.1 8.7 8.8 8.5 8.7

Idaho

60.7 63.7 60.3 62.0 136.1 139.2 132.1 135.5 9.5 9.3 9.1 9.2

Illinois

584.2 579.2 579.4 574.1 1,225.5 1,234.9 1,177.4 1,186.9 99.9 100.1 99.5 99.0

Indiana

516.5 519.6 513.0 516.1 593.3 605.6 569.8 582.0 34.4 33.2 34.0 32.5


Iowa

216.8 214.7 215.8 214.1 321.3 323.1 310.8 315.8 25.5 23.9 25.1 23.9

Kansas

163.6 163.1 159.7 160.9 270.6 272.1 261.8 262.9 21.6 20.3 21.2 20.2

Kentucky

239.5 245.6 238.6 242.5 395.7 401.5 380.1 390.0 25.7 25.3 25.5 24.3

Louisiana

148.5 141.8 147.1 139.7 405.4 398.2 392.4 388.7 26.8 24.1 24.8 23.7

Maine

51.3 51.2 49.5 49.8 123.9 122.8 116.4 117.4 7.2 7.4 7.3 7.4


Maryland

103.3 106.1 102.8 105.9 478.3 482.7 454.9 459.9 38.9 38.1 38.8 37.0

Massachusetts

251.3 250.4 249.0 249.6 587.6 581.9 563.9 563.0 87.2 87.7 86.9 88.2

Michigan

585.3 595.9 576.2 593.3 787.7 790.8 756.6 765.0 57.6 56.8 56.5 55.9

Minnesota

315.5 316.7 312.5 311.4 533.4 535.0 514.0 520.3 52.4 52.1 51.4 50.6

Mississippi

140.9 144.2 140.3 144.4 229.8 232.7 221.5 226.4 13.8 13.4 13.4 13.3


Missouri

259.8 260.4 258.6 256.4 541.5 540.4 522.7 522.1 54.8 52.6 54.5 52.8

Montana

19.2 19.5 18.6 19.2 95.3 96.4 92.3 93.4 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.1

Nebraska

98.0 97.3 97.1 97.8 212.4 212.3 203.2 203.0 17.4 17.7 17.3 17.2

Nevada

41.7 42.3 41.5 42.1 242.8 248.9 234.7 243.1 13.7 14.0 13.3 13.0

New Hampshire

66.8 66.1 66.5 65.5 143.0 143.3 136.9 138.8 11.7 12.5 11.9 12.7


New Jersey

238.6 239.1 236.0 237.0 876.3 893.7 838.6 859.7 74.6 74.0 74.2 74.7

New Mexico

27.8 27.3 27.7 26.5 142.5 141.7 138.5 135.5 13.0 12.0 11.7 11.5

New York

455.7 453.5 448.7 450.1 1,630.6 1,620.4 1,558.9 1,570.8 269.4 269.4 261.8 263.1

North Carolina

457.6 460.3 455.4 458.9 809.3 826.5 776.6 798.9 75.0 76.9 74.2 75.4

North Dakota

26.0 25.0 25.4 24.1 109.6 101.9 106.0 99.0 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.5


Ohio

685.9 691.4 680.4 688.7 1,041.7 1,047.9 996.7 1,011.2 72.1 72.3 70.7 71.9

Oklahoma

142.4 132.5 140.9 132.0 313.5 313.9 302.6 303.7 21.2 20.9 20.8 21.0

Oregon

181.6 186.1 180.5 185.7 340.7 349.2 327.8 333.9 32.7 34.3 32.1 34.6

Pennsylvania

571.4 567.5 566.1 566.2 1,158.1 1,170.7 1,112.2 1,118.9 85.6 86.5 83.6 85.4

Rhode Island

41.4 41.9 41.1 41.6 78.8 78.6 75.1 74.5 8.8 8.7 8.5 8.6


South Carolina

234.3 238.8 233.4 237.9 388.5 397.0 373.5 381.5 27.0 27.0 26.6 26.5

South Dakota

43.0 41.7 42.7 40.7 87.8 89.9 85.5 88.1 5.9 6.0 5.8 6.0

Tennessee

329.7 339.0 328.2 338.3 613.2 631.2 589.2 611.7 43.9 44.0 43.3 43.8

Texas

902.8 863.5 894.8 859.4 2,425.3 2,469.9 2,352.2 2,403.9 202.6 200.3 198.5 198.6

Utah

122.0 124.3 121.8 123.8 265.2 275.9 256.8 264.7 33.7 34.8 32.9 34.1


Vermont

31.5 30.5 30.5 29.7 58.1 57.3 55.4 55.5 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.4

Virginia

232.7 233.8 230.7 232.1 673.8 686.5 643.2 662.7 70.0 69.6 70.0 68.6

Washington

288.4 287.3 286.7 285.6 594.2 613.1 573.5 594.0 110.5 117.6 109.9 117.7

West Virginia

47.9 46.9 47.6 47.3 141.2 138.7 133.7 133.7 9.7 9.2 9.6 9.3

Wisconsin

467.0 470.3 463.5 468.9 542.9 550.1 519.4 527.8 48.8 49.5 48.5 48.3

Wyoming

10.1 9.9 9.9 9.5 56.5 56.2 55.1 54.6 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7


Puerto Rico

77.6 74.3 74.2 72.6 186.0 183.9 174.6 176.0 21.2 20.8 20.0 20.7

Virgin Islands

0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 8.5 8.2 8.4 8.1 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2015 benchmarks. Unadjusted data from April 2014 are subject to revision. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services
December January December January December January
2014 2015 2015 2016(p) 2014 2015 2015 2016(p) 2014 2015 2015 2016(p)

Alabama

95.2 96.3 94.2 96.0 227.8 228.9 221.8 226.4 227.6 231.9 223.3 229.0

Alaska

11.8 12.0 11.6 12.1 29.3 28.0 29.0 27.8 46.8 48.2 46.7 47.9

Arizona

192.7 201.0 190.7 201.2 402.9 419.5 391.4 408.7 393.9 411.0 388.5 408.2

Arkansas

49.3 49.6 48.8 49.7 138.0 140.7 131.9 138.6 174.7 179.4 172.8 177.7

California

790.3 806.8 783.5 797.5 2,495.5 2,564.3 2,427.6 2,506.5 2,420.3 2,521.3 2,396.4 2,496.9


Colorado

157.8 165.1 156.2 162.6 394.7 398.8 386.7 394.6 306.5 319.5 305.6 315.4

Connecticut

129.3 130.5 128.9 130.5 215.8 218.3 209.9 210.3 330.7 331.9 324.8 323.7

Delaware

46.1 47.3 45.8 46.6 62.8 63.5 59.0 61.8 74.3 76.5 74.1 75.9

District of Columbia

30.3 30.6 30.2 30.5 159.4 162.0 158.2 160.8 132.2 128.9 129.0 129.4

Florida

530.2 543.0 525.3 540.7 1,205.3 1,266.8 1,184.6 1,247.1 1,188.1 1,228.4 1,176.4 1,216.8


Georgia

233.1 238.5 231.2 238.4 632.4 660.8 617.8 647.5 534.3 549.7 529.4 541.2

Hawaii

28.1 28.1 27.7 28.2 83.9 84.5 82.6 83.3 80.8 83.4 79.7 82.3

Idaho

32.8 33.6 32.7 33.5 79.9 82.5 77.8 81.9 96.0 99.8 95.2 99.6

Illinois

378.0 381.1 375.0 376.7 922.1 916.0 886.4 890.7 898.7 914.0 884.9 902.9

Indiana

129.5 131.7 128.3 131.6 333.9 330.0 317.3 314.1 448.8 463.9 439.7 455.5


Iowa

104.7 107.2 104.0 107.0 137.5 138.1 134.6 135.6 227.5 231.5 222.4 226.7

Kansas

79.1 79.2 78.4 79.6 181.8 177.9 175.0 173.7 193.0 196.3 192.0 193.5

Kentucky

92.2 94.5 91.1 94.3 224.4 231.2 210.7 216.6 263.2 270.5 259.7 268.0

Louisiana

93.5 89.9 92.3 88.9 216.6 211.1 211.8 205.6 303.1 308.8 302.2 308.4

Maine

30.4 30.5 30.1 30.4 63.2 64.1 61.7 62.1 123.1 125.9 122.6 124.2


Maryland

145.4 147.4 143.9 146.5 427.3 433.7 415.4 427.3 437.4 441.8 429.0 430.9

Massachusetts

218.1 221.7 215.9 217.6 526.5 536.8 512.0 522.4 761.8 776.3 740.9 760.4

Michigan

204.3 211.0 202.8 211.2 637.7 646.6 623.8 638.7 651.6 664.3 641.7 654.2

Minnesota

178.7 183.2 178.6 181.7 357.5 357.3 346.9 347.8 505.4 518.3 498.9 514.9

Mississippi

43.7 43.4 43.3 43.4 106.2 106.9 102.2 103.2 137.6 140.4 136.7 139.9


Missouri

165.4 166.4 163.9 166.5 364.2 373.0 354.0 364.2 441.9 451.6 441.6 450.8

Montana

23.8 24.1 23.4 23.4 38.4 39.3 38.5 38.7 71.1 73.3 70.6 73.2

Nebraska

71.7 72.7 71.1 71.6 114.5 118.8 112.9 116.8 149.9 153.0 147.8 151.1

Nevada

58.5 59.8 57.9 58.2 160.9 168.6 163.4 169.9 119.3 125.0 118.0 123.5

New Hampshire

34.9 36.4 34.6 36.6 75.2 77.4 73.3 75.5 117.5 119.5 117.0 117.9


New Jersey

247.1 255.1 243.8 251.3 653.6 672.0 624.5 636.7 660.9 675.9 646.5 662.9

New Mexico

33.4 33.3 33.2 33.1 99.7 100.4 98.4 99.5 131.3 137.0 131.0 138.3

New York

703.6 708.7 693.4 700.2 1,256.8 1,278.6 1,221.0 1,247.8 1,907.9 1,938.4 1,847.1 1,877.9

North Carolina

215.1 217.9 212.7 217.0 581.7 601.8 567.9 591.5 576.6 580.8 566.6 574.3

North Dakota

24.8 23.9 24.4 23.7 36.6 36.1 35.4 36.4 60.0 61.6 59.5 61.6


Ohio

290.7 292.4 288.4 291.4 722.6 722.5 696.0 698.7 905.5 925.8 891.5 913.2

Oklahoma

80.4 80.8 79.5 80.6 187.2 182.4 185.5 178.0 230.4 232.6 228.5 232.4

Oregon

94.0 96.6 92.7 96.5 224.1 232.9 218.9 230.2 255.6 265.9 251.3 264.2

Pennsylvania

316.1 316.2 312.8 315.8 777.7 778.2 755.4 758.3 1,201.2 1,218.1 1,174.8 1,187.8

Rhode Island

32.6 33.1 32.3 33.3 62.9 64.2 60.0 62.1 108.2 106.5 104.4 102.4


South Carolina

96.2 97.4 95.1 96.8 263.2 272.6 251.6 261.4 232.9 241.0 229.8 239.0

South Dakota

29.7 29.7 29.4 29.5 30.3 31.1 29.7 30.6 69.0 69.6 67.9 68.7

Tennessee

146.4 150.1 145.4 150.0 396.9 411.2 378.1 396.9 412.9 426.4 408.7 421.3

Texas

713.9 730.7 707.7 728.5 1,590.1 1,614.9 1,565.0 1,585.5 1,555.0 1,612.7 1,540.3 1,607.8

Utah

77.4 82.1 76.9 81.3 192.3 194.5 185.8 188.2 179.7 187.9 179.9 187.9


Vermont

12.1 12.2 12.0 12.2 26.7 26.9 25.8 26.7 63.3 65.2 62.9 64.1

Virginia

195.7 199.7 194.1 199.5 684.4 717.4 678.0 705.5 499.5 522.8 504.6 521.7

Washington

145.9 149.4 145.0 149.4 381.7 396.7 373.2 388.0 459.4 464.2 453.1 462.9

West Virginia

36.6 36.8 36.3 36.6 69.3 66.7 66.9 64.7 128.8 130.6 127.9 127.6

Wisconsin

150.9 151.3 149.6 150.1 311.6 310.8 302.6 304.9 438.1 443.1 427.6 434.2

Wyoming

11.4 10.9 11.2 10.8 18.2 17.4 17.5 17.3 26.9 27.5 26.9 27.6


Puerto Rico

44.3 42.5 42.0 41.8 120.5 115.4 111.6 110.2 129.7 127.2 120.8 120.4

Virgin Islands

2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2015 benchmarks. Unadjusted data from April 2014 are subject to revision. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Leisure and hospitality Other services Government
December January December January December January
2014 2015 2015 2016(p) 2014 2015 2015 2016(p) 2014 2015 2015 2016(p)

Alabama

181.4 188.3 178.8 180.3 79.3 80.8 79.2 80.1 381.6 377.6 375.9 372.5

Alaska

30.3 30.9 29.7 30.1 11.5 11.8 11.4 11.7 83.1 82.8 81.6 81.4

Arizona

291.1 302.4 292.1 300.0 88.3 88.9 87.2 88.4 422.0 418.8 411.8 406.7

Arkansas

106.4 112.2 104.4 110.9 43.4 45.0 42.8 43.8 217.2 217.5 211.2 211.3

California

1,775.4 1,856.1 1,746.2 1,824.7 538.1 545.4 531.3 538.2 2,460.3 2,497.7 2,446.2 2,481.8


Colorado

305.5 325.3 303.0 326.0 101.9 104.2 101.5 104.0 416.7 426.7 406.4 414.8

Connecticut

148.0 150.8 141.1 147.2 63.4 64.9 62.6 64.8 244.5 243.5 240.0 239.0

Delaware

45.0 47.6 43.0 45.9 18.7 18.3 18.3 18.2 66.2 66.9 64.2 64.9

District of Columbia

70.2 73.8 70.1 73.3 70.8 70.6 70.2 69.8 236.4 238.6 235.5 238.1

Florida

1,102.8 1,145.7 1,096.7 1,142.2 328.1 335.9 326.1 333.4 1,094.6 1,104.3 1,086.8 1,098.2


Georgia

432.1 454.0 422.0 446.9 153.7 158.7 152.4 155.9 685.1 686.4 677.3 679.3

Hawaii

113.7 116.2 112.8 116.4 27.0 27.0 26.4 26.7 126.3 130.2 124.9 123.3

Idaho

64.1 70.0 63.3 68.5 22.5 23.4 22.7 23.4 119.6 122.4 116.0 119.2

Illinois

551.9 573.1 533.6 554.6 251.8 253.5 248.3 249.5 841.5 845.1 813.7 809.1

Indiana

291.7 297.3 282.0 290.7 125.2 124.9 124.3 125.3 440.6 439.1 428.2 429.4


Iowa

134.0 135.2 130.2 133.7 58.9 62.2 58.6 62.9 261.3 260.2 254.7 254.9

Kansas

122.1 125.2 119.5 122.4 48.2 48.5 47.5 48.0 263.4 262.5 254.7 252.8

Kentucky

179.3 183.5 175.0 175.2 63.2 63.0 62.6 61.9 324.4 319.4 319.1 314.1

Louisiana

223.6 227.7 221.3 225.1 73.3 74.1 73.0 73.4 332.3 330.0 326.2 323.3

Maine

56.6 56.6 52.9 53.6 21.0 21.0 20.7 21.0 103.4 102.6 99.5 99.0


Maryland

253.9 262.1 244.8 252.9 113.9 117.7 111.9 117.0 511.6 510.1 491.2 491.0

Massachusetts

334.7 332.7 318.8 317.3 133.1 136.0 130.3 132.5 467.4 464.0 444.3 448.9

Michigan

398.2 402.9 386.4 397.7 168.2 171.0 164.7 168.8 610.6 612.4 594.7 597.7

Minnesota

245.6 251.1 240.3 246.4 113.0 116.8 111.8 114.5 430.4 430.8 418.2 419.1

Mississippi

124.8 127.7 122.2 124.7 39.4 40.5 39.2 40.2 243.3 245.4 242.3 243.8


Missouri

280.9 275.7 269.1 264.7 113.7 115.0 112.7 114.3 441.0 442.1 432.5 431.5

Montana

58.4 57.8 57.7 56.4 17.4 17.9 17.7 17.7 90.8 91.0 88.5 89.2

Nebraska

84.8 86.4 82.9 85.5 36.9 37.1 36.6 36.8 172.6 174.2 168.2 170.3

Nevada

335.5 334.7 332.8 333.0 35.5 35.6 35.2 35.5 156.6 159.8 152.6 155.9

New Hampshire

64.0 64.6 62.8 64.1 24.5 25.5 24.5 25.2 95.7 94.0 89.9 89.4


New Jersey

339.8 346.2 324.0 330.8 168.1 169.3 165.1 167.3 630.0 627.5 610.2 609.1

New Mexico

90.2 93.2 89.7 91.7 27.9 28.1 27.5 27.9 193.7 193.5 187.8 186.6

New York

871.1 879.9 826.7 841.3 401.4 406.3 394.4 400.9 1,456.8 1,465.8 1,409.5 1,416.1

North Carolina

440.3 454.3 428.9 442.4 148.9 153.8 147.2 152.7 732.9 738.7 728.2 732.8

North Dakota

40.9 40.4 39.1 39.5 17.0 17.3 16.7 17.3 82.4 85.3 79.9 82.7


Ohio

514.9 529.8 495.5 515.4 211.1 215.5 208.1 214.1 782.0 785.0 755.1 756.7

Oklahoma

155.8 161.9 152.4 161.0 61.0 61.3 60.7 61.1 355.5 359.4 346.7 349.6

Oregon

181.1 188.3 178.9 186.9 59.4 61.4 58.9 61.3 303.1 309.5 299.7 305.8

Pennsylvania

526.7 538.0 506.2 520.5 253.4 258.9 250.6 256.2 724.2 725.4 700.3 700.7

Rhode Island

53.2 54.3 50.2 51.2 22.9 22.9 22.4 22.8 61.2 61.0 60.9 60.8


South Carolina

223.7 229.7 218.3 223.3 72.4 75.0 72.0 73.0 363.2 367.5 357.5 362.2

South Dakota

43.6 43.2 41.5 42.0 15.7 15.8 15.5 15.3 78.8 79.2 76.7 76.9

Tennessee

296.4 307.3 287.4 296.0 105.9 107.3 105.1 107.2 437.4 437.5 425.4 426.2

Texas

1,190.8 1,254.8 1,165.7 1,236.3 412.0 419.8 407.3 415.2 1,867.3 1,893.6 1,831.0 1,855.8

Utah

129.2 137.7 128.1 136.5 37.7 37.2 38.0 36.9 234.0 238.5 232.0 236.2


Vermont

37.0 38.4 38.4 39.8 10.3 10.5 10.1 10.3 58.1 58.9 57.0 57.8

Virginia

363.8 381.6 354.7 368.9 194.7 200.2 193.9 197.4 721.3 721.2 706.4 709.3

Washington

295.0 308.2 290.0 304.4 114.3 115.6 112.4 116.4 556.4 568.2 559.7 571.5

West Virginia

73.4 73.0 71.3 70.3 55.2 55.3 54.7 55.1 156.2 155.6 149.5 148.5

Wisconsin

255.2 255.9 247.3 249.8 146.5 149.0 145.1 147.4 422.8 423.0 403.1 408.5

Wyoming

33.5 31.9 33.2 31.6 10.1 10.2 10.1 9.9 71.8 72.7 69.8 70.7


Puerto Rico

82.0 83.5 79.9 82.5 18.5 18.0 17.8 17.4 235.3 231.2 232.1 227.5

Virgin Islands

7.5 7.4 7.6 7.4 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 10.9 10.8 10.6 10.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2015 benchmarks. Unadjusted data from April 2014 are subject to revision. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: March 14, 2016