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       REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT:  MAY 2009

   Regional and state unemployment rates were nearly all higher in
May.  Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia recorded
over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 1 state registered a
rate decrease, and 1 state had no rate change, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  Over 
the year, jobless rates were higher in all 50 states and the 
District of Columbia.  The national unemployment rate rose from
8.9 percent in April to 9.4 percent in May, which was 3.9 per-
centage points higher than a year earlier.

   In May, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 39 states and
increased in 11 states and the District of Columbia.  The largest
over-the-month decrease in the level of employment occurred in
California (-68,900), followed by Florida (-61,000), Texas 
(-24,700), and Michigan (-23,900).  Arizona and Florida experi-
enced the largest over-the-month percentage decreases in employ-
ment (-0.8 percent each), followed by Oklahoma (-0.7 percent) 
and Arkansas, Kentucky, and Michigan (-0.6 percent each).  The 
largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in 
Massachusetts (4,900), Connecticut (3,600), North Dakota (3,000),
and Alaska (2,900).  Alaska (+0.9 percent) experienced the largest
over-the-month percentage increase, followed by North Dakota 
(+0.8 percent) and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Mexico 
(+0.2 percent each).  Over the year, nonfarm employment decreased 
in 48 states and the District of Columbia, increased in 1 state, 
and remained unchanged in 1 state.  The largest over-the-year per-
centage decreases occurred in Arizona (-7.4 percent), Michigan 
(-7.2 percent), Nevada (-6.1 percent), Idaho (-5.5 percent), 
Oregon (-5.4 percent), and Florida (-5.3 percent).  Only North 
Dakota (+1.4 percent) reported an over-the-year percentage in-
crease, and Alaska (0.0 percent) reported no over-the-year percent-
age change.

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   In May, the West reported the highest regional jobless rate, 
10.1 percent, followed by the Midwest, 9.8 percent.  The last time 
any region had a rate of at least 10.0 percent was September 1983, 
when the Midwest posted a rate of 10.1 percent.  The Northeast re-
corded the lowest rate in May, 8.3 percent.  All four regions re-
gistered statistically significant unemployment rate increases 
from April, led by the Midwest (+0.6 percentage point).  All four 
regions also reported significant jobless rate increases from May 
2008, the largest of which was in the West (+4.2 percentage points).  
(See table 1.)


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   Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific and East North 
Central reported the highest unemployment rates in May, 11.1 and 11.0 
percent, respectively.  The Pacific rate was the highest on record 
for that division; the South Atlantic, at 9.6 percent, also posted a 
series high.  (All region, division, and state series begin in 1976.) 
The West South Central registered the lowest jobless rate, 7.0 percent 
in May.  Eight of the 9 divisions experienced statistically signifi-
cant over-the-month unemployment rate changes, all of which were in-
creases:  the East North Central and East South Central (+0.7 percent-
age point each); Mountain, South Atlantic, West North Central, and 
West South Central (+0.5 point each); and Middle Atlantic and Pacific 
(+0.4 point each).  All nine divisions had significant over-the-year
rate increases, with the Pacific and East North Central recording the
largest changes (+4.7 and +4.6 percentage points, respectively).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   Michigan again reported the highest jobless rate, 14.1 percent in
May.  The states with the next highest rates were Oregon, 12.4 percent; 
Rhode Island and South Carolina, 12.1 percent each; California, 11.5 
percent; Nevada, 11.3 percent; and North Carolina, 11.1 percent.  Six 
additional states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment 
rates of at least 10.0 percent.  The California, Nevada, North Carolina,
Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Carolina rates were the highest on re-
cord for those states.  Florida, at 10.2 percent, and Georgia, at 9.7 
percent, also posted series highs.  Nebraska and North Dakota registered 
the lowest unemployment rates, 4.4 percent each.  Overall, 12 states 
and the District of Columbia had significantly higher jobless rates than 
the U.S. figure of 9.4 percent, 29 states reported measurably lower rates, 
and 9 states had rates little different from that of the nation.  
(See tables A and 3.)

   Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia recorded statistically
significant over-the-month unemployment rate increases in May.  Michigan 
reported the largest of these (+1.2 percentage points), followed by Rhode 
Island (+1.0 point) and Missouri and West Virginia (+0.9 point each).  
Fifteen states registered May unemployment rates that were not appreciably
different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that were 
at least as large numerically as the significant changes.  (See table B.)

   Oregon reported the largest jobless rate increase from a year earlier 
(+6.7 percentage points), followed by Michigan (+5.9 points) and South 
Carolina (+5.8 points).  Thirteen additional states and the District of 
Columbia recorded rate increases of 4.0 percentage points or more.  The 
remaining 34 states had smaller, but also statistically significant, rate
increases from May 2008.  (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   Between April and May 2009, 14 states experienced statistically sig-
nificant changes in employment; 12 states reported declines and 2 re-
ported gains in that time period.  California (-68,900) and Florida 
(-61,000) reported the largest statistically significant decreases.  (See
tables D and 5.)  North Dakota (+3,000) and Alaska (+2,900) experienced
statistically significant increases in employment.


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   Over the year, 45 states experienced statistically significant changes 
in employment, all decreases.  The states with the largest statistically 
significant job losses were California (-744,000), Florida (-417,500), 
Michigan (-302,800), Illinois (-273,500), and Ohio (-262,100).  Four states 
recorded statistically significant decreases in employment that were less 
than 15,000:  New Hampshire (-14,800), Vermont (-13,300), Montana (-8,400), 
and South Dakota (-6,800).  (See table E.)

                    ______________________________


   The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for May is 
scheduled to be issued on Tuesday, June 30.  The Regional and State 
Employment and Unemployment release for June is scheduled to be issued
on Friday, July 17.


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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., May 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           9.4
                                     |
Alaska ..............................|           8.4
Arizona .............................|           8.2
Arkansas ............................|           7.0
California ..........................|          11.5
Colorado ............................|           7.6
Connecticut .........................|           8.0
Delaware ............................|           8.1
District of Columbia ................|          10.7
Florida .............................|          10.2
Hawaii ..............................|           7.4
                                     |
Idaho ...............................|           7.8
Indiana .............................|          10.6
Iowa ................................|           5.8
Kansas ..............................|           7.0
Kentucky ............................|          10.6
Louisiana ...........................|           6.6
Maine ...............................|           8.3
Maryland ............................|           7.2
Massachusetts .......................|           8.2
Michigan ............................|          14.1
                                     |
Minnesota ...........................|           8.2
Montana .............................|           6.3
Nebraska ............................|           4.4
Nevada ..............................|          11.3
New Hampshire .......................|           6.5
New Mexico ..........................|           6.5
New York ............................|           8.2
North Carolina ......................|          11.1
North Dakota ........................|           4.4
Ohio ................................|          10.8
                                     |
Oklahoma ............................|           6.3
Oregon ..............................|          12.4
Pennsylvania ........................|           8.2
Rhode Island ........................|          12.1
South Carolina ......................|          12.1
South Dakota ........................|           5.0
                                     |
Tennessee ...........................|          10.7
Texas ...............................|           7.1
Utah ................................|           5.4
Vermont .............................|           7.3
Virginia ............................|           7.1
Wyoming .............................|           5.0
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.
  


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Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from April 2009 to May 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |   April   |    May    | rate change(p)
                                |    2009   |   2009(p) |
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Alabama ........................|     9.0   |     9.8   |       0.8
Alaska .........................|     7.9   |     8.4   |        .5
Arizona ........................|     7.7   |     8.2   |        .5
Arkansas .......................|     6.5   |     7.0   |        .5
California .....................|    11.1   |    11.5   |        .4
Delaware .......................|     7.4   |     8.1   |        .7
District of Columbia ...........|     9.9   |    10.7   |        .8
Florida ........................|     9.7   |    10.2   |        .5
Georgia ........................|     9.2   |     9.7   |        .5
Hawaii .........................|     6.9   |     7.4   |        .5
                                |           |           |
Idaho ..........................|     7.0   |     7.8   |        .8
Illinois .......................|     9.4   |    10.1   |        .7
Indiana ........................|     9.9   |    10.6   |        .7
Iowa ...........................|     5.1   |     5.8   |        .7
Kansas .........................|     6.5   |     7.0   |        .5
Kentucky .......................|     9.9   |    10.6   |        .7
Maryland .......................|     6.8   |     7.2   |        .4
Michigan .......................|    12.9   |    14.1   |       1.2
Missouri .......................|     8.1   |     9.0   |        .9
Montana ........................|     6.0   |     6.3   |        .3
                                |           |           |
New Jersey .....................|     8.4   |     8.8   |        .4
New Mexico .....................|     5.8   |     6.5   |        .7
New York .......................|     7.7   |     8.2   |        .5
North Carolina .................|    10.7   |    11.1   |        .4
North Dakota ...................|     4.1   |     4.4   |        .3
Ohio ...........................|    10.2   |    10.8   |        .6
Oregon .........................|    11.8   |    12.4   |        .6
Pennsylvania ...................|     7.8   |     8.2   |        .4
Rhode Island ...................|    11.1   |    12.1   |       1.0
South Carolina .................|    11.4   |    12.1   |        .7
                                |           |           |
South Dakota ...................|     4.8   |     5.0   |        .2
Tennessee ......................|     9.9   |    10.7   |        .8
Texas ..........................|     6.6   |     7.1   |        .5
Virginia .......................|     6.8   |     7.1   |        .3
Washington .....................|     9.0   |     9.4   |        .4
West Virginia ..................|     7.7   |     8.6   |        .9
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Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from May 2008 to May 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-year
             State              |    May    |     May   | rate change(p)
                                |    2008   |   2009(p) |
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Alabama ........................|     4.7   |     9.8   |       5.1
Alaska .........................|     6.6   |     8.4   |       1.8
Arizona ........................|     5.2   |     8.2   |       3.0
Arkansas .......................|     4.9   |     7.0   |       2.1
California .....................|     6.8   |    11.5   |       4.7
Colorado .......................|     4.7   |     7.6   |       2.9
Connecticut ....................|     5.4   |     8.0   |       2.6
Delaware .......................|     4.4   |     8.1   |       3.7
District of Columbia ...........|     6.6   |    10.7   |       4.1
Florida ........................|     5.8   |    10.2   |       4.4
                                |           |           |
Georgia ........................|     5.9   |     9.7   |       3.8
Hawaii .........................|     3.6   |     7.4   |       3.8
Idaho ..........................|     4.5   |     7.8   |       3.3
Illinois .......................|     6.4   |    10.1   |       3.7
Indiana ........................|     5.3   |    10.6   |       5.3
Iowa ...........................|     4.0   |     5.8   |       1.8
Kansas .........................|     4.3   |     7.0   |       2.7
Kentucky .......................|     6.2   |    10.6   |       4.4
Louisiana ......................|     4.1   |     6.6   |       2.5
Maine ..........................|     5.1   |     8.3   |       3.2
                                |           |           |
Maryland .......................|     4.1   |     7.2   |       3.1
Massachusetts ..................|     4.9   |     8.2   |       3.3
Michigan .......................|     8.2   |    14.1   |       5.9
Minnesota ......................|     5.3   |     8.2   |       2.9
Mississippi ....................|     6.8   |     9.6   |       2.8
Missouri .......................|     5.8   |     9.0   |       3.2
Montana ........................|     4.3   |     6.3   |       2.0
Nebraska .......................|     3.2   |     4.4   |       1.2
Nevada .........................|     6.1   |    11.3   |       5.2
New Hampshire ..................|     3.7   |     6.5   |       2.8
                                |           |           |
New Jersey .....................|     5.1   |     8.8   |       3.7
New Mexico .....................|     4.0   |     6.5   |       2.5
New York .......................|     5.2   |     8.2   |       3.0
North Carolina .................|     5.9   |    11.1   |       5.2
North Dakota ...................|     3.1   |     4.4   |       1.3
Ohio ...........................|     6.3   |    10.8   |       4.5
Oklahoma .......................|     3.6   |     6.3   |       2.7
Oregon .........................|     5.7   |    12.4   |       6.7
Pennsylvania ...................|     5.1   |     8.2   |       3.1
Rhode Island ...................|     7.4   |    12.1   |       4.7
                                |           |           |
South Carolina .................|     6.3   |    12.1   |       5.8
South Dakota ...................|     2.9   |     5.0   |       2.1
Tennessee ......................|     6.2   |    10.7   |       4.5
Texas ..........................|     4.7   |     7.1   |       2.4
Utah ...........................|     3.3   |     5.4   |       2.1
Vermont ........................|     4.5   |     7.3   |       2.8
Virginia .......................|     3.8   |     7.1   |       3.3
Washington .....................|     5.1   |     9.4   |       4.3
West Virginia ..................|     4.3   |     8.6   |       4.3
Wisconsin ......................|     4.4   |     8.9   |       4.5
Wyoming ........................|     3.0   |     5.0   |       2.0
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Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
April 2009 to May 2009, seasonally adjusted

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                              |    April    |      May    | Over-the-month
           State              |     2009    |     2009(p) |    change(p)
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Alaska........................|     320,900 |     323,800 |       2,900
Arizona.......................|   2,462,300 |   2,443,400 |     -18,900
Arkansas......................|   1,179,200 |   1,172,300 |      -6,900
California....................|  14,412,300 |  14,343,400 |     -68,900
Florida.......................|   7,450,100 |   7,389,100 |     -61,000
Georgia.......................|   3,933,500 |   3,917,700 |     -15,800
Illinois......................|   5,717,800 |   5,700,400 |     -17,400
Indiana.......................|   2,836,000 |   2,820,800 |     -15,200
Kentucky......................|   1,790,300 |   1,778,800 |     -11,500
Michigan......................|   3,901,500 |   3,877,600 |     -23,900
                              |             |             |            
North Carolina................|   3,949,500 |   3,937,000 |     -12,500
North Dakota..................|     368,400 |     371,400 |       3,000
Oklahoma......................|   1,569,100 |   1,557,700 |     -11,400
Pennsylvania..................|   5,648,300 |   5,630,600 |     -17,700
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   p = preliminary.
 

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Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
May 2008 to May 2009, seasonally adjusted

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                              |     May     |      May    | Over-the-year
           State              |     2008    |     2009(p) |    change(p)
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Alabama.......................|   2,004,600 |   1,910,200 |     -94,400
Arizona.......................|   2,638,400 |   2,443,400 |    -195,000
Arkansas......................|   1,205,600 |   1,172,300 |     -33,300
California....................|  15,087,400 |  14,343,400 |    -744,000
Colorado......................|   2,358,400 |   2,261,600 |     -96,800
Connecticut...................|   1,707,300 |   1,643,900 |     -63,400
Delaware......................|     434,200 |     415,400 |     -18,800
Florida.......................|   7,806,600 |   7,389,100 |    -417,500
Georgia.......................|   4,129,200 |   3,917,700 |    -211,500
Hawaii........................|     622,600 |     601,600 |     -21,000
                              |             |             |            
Idaho.........................|     651,400 |     615,300 |     -36,100
Illinois......................|   5,973,900 |   5,700,400 |    -273,500
Indiana.......................|   2,976,800 |   2,820,800 |    -156,000
Iowa..........................|   1,527,500 |   1,484,400 |     -43,100
Kansas........................|   1,394,300 |   1,357,500 |     -36,800
Kentucky......................|   1,864,100 |   1,778,800 |     -85,300
Maine.........................|     619,300 |     597,700 |     -21,600
Maryland......................|   2,610,800 |   2,545,700 |     -65,100
Massachusetts.................|   3,300,100 |   3,189,000 |    -111,100
Michigan......................|   4,180,400 |   3,877,600 |    -302,800
                              |             |             |            
Minnesota.....................|   2,768,500 |   2,667,500 |    -101,000
Mississippi...................|   1,154,900 |   1,117,100 |     -37,800
Missouri......................|   2,798,200 |   2,723,900 |     -74,300
Montana.......................|     447,200 |     438,800 |      -8,400
Nevada........................|   1,276,800 |   1,199,300 |     -77,500
New Hampshire.................|     646,900 |     632,100 |     -14,800
New Jersey....................|   4,070,200 |   3,935,100 |    -135,100
New Mexico....................|     847,700 |     826,900 |     -20,800
New York......................|   8,808,100 |   8,609,600 |    -198,500
North Carolina................|   4,149,000 |   3,937,000 |    -212,000
                              |             |             |            
Ohio..........................|   5,394,800 |   5,132,700 |    -262,100
Oklahoma......................|   1,597,600 |   1,557,700 |     -39,900
Oregon........................|   1,729,200 |   1,635,900 |     -93,300
Pennsylvania..................|   5,815,600 |   5,630,600 |    -185,000
Rhode Island..................|     484,200 |     463,500 |     -20,700
South Carolina................|   1,944,500 |   1,852,000 |     -92,500
South Dakota..................|     411,300 |     404,500 |      -6,800
Tennessee.....................|   2,796,300 |   2,663,900 |    -132,400
Texas.........................|  10,624,500 |  10,401,900 |    -222,600
Utah..........................|   1,257,700 |   1,215,800 |     -41,900
                              |             |             |            
Vermont.......................|     308,800 |     295,500 |     -13,300
Virginia......................|   3,768,100 |   3,674,800 |     -93,300
Washington....................|   2,969,300 |   2,866,100 |    -103,200
West Virginia.................|     762,200 |     738,000 |     -24,200
Wisconsin.....................|   2,882,700 |   2,750,200 |    -132,500
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   p = preliminary.
                                   

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Technical Note

   This release presents labor force and unemployment data for census
regions and divisions, states, and selected substate areas from the
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program (tables 1 to 4).  Also
presented are nonfarm payroll employment estimates by state and major
industry sector from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program
(tables 5 and 6).  The LAUS and CES programs are both federal-state
cooperative endeavors.

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

   Definitions.  The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statis-
tics (BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau.  The LAUS program measures employ-
ment and unemployment on a place-of-residence basis.  The universe for
each is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and
over.  Employed persons are those who did any work at all for pay or
profit in the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month)
or worked 15 hours or more without pay in a family business or farm,
plus those not working who had a job from which they were temporarily
absent, whether or not paid, for such reasons as labor-management dis-
pute, 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 unem-
ployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the labor force.

   Method of estimation.  Estimates for 48 of the 50 states, the District
of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division, New
York City, and the balances of California and New York State are produced
using estimating equations based on regression techniques.  This method,
which underwent substantial enhancement at the beginning of 2005,utilizes
data from several sources, including the CPS, the CES, and state unemploy-
ment insurance (UI) programs.  Estimates for the state of California are
derived by summing the estimates for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
metropolitan division and the balance of California.  Similarly, estimates
for New York State are derived by summing the estimates for New York City
and the balance of New York State.  Estimates for all nine census divi-
sions and the five additional substate areas contained in this release (the
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor and Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan areas and
the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-
Bellevue-Everett metropolitan divisions) and their respective balances of
state are based on a similar regression approach that does not incorporate
CES or UI data.  Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing the
model-based estimates for the component divisions and then calculating the
unemployment rate.  Each month, census division estimates are controlled
to national totals; state estimates are then controlled to their respective
division totals.  Substate and balance-of-state estimates for the five areas
noted above are controlled to their respective state totals.  Estimates for
Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the CPS.
A detailed description of the estimation procedures is available from BLS
upon request.

   Annual revisions.  Labor force and unemployment data for prior years
reflect adjustments made at the end of each year.  The adjusted estimates
reflect updated population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions
in the other data sources, and model reestimation.  In most years, histori-



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cal data for the most recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not
seasonally adjusted) are revised near the beginning of each calendar year,
prior to or coincident with the release of January estimates.

   Seasonal adjustment.  Seasonal adjustment of modeled estimates of em-
ployment and unemployment levels is performed within the modeling procedure.
Series are decomposed into trend, seasonal, and irregular components and sur-
vey error.  This directly yields seasonally adjusted estimates for employment
and unemployment levels with reliability measures. Labor force levels and un-
employment rates are calculated from these two estimates.

   Area definitions.  The substate area data published in this release reflect
the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and
Budget on November 20, 2008.  A detailed list of the geographic definitions is
available on the Internet at http://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 resi-
dence; those appearing on more than one payroll are counted on each payroll.  In-
dustries are classified on the basis of their principal activity in accordance
with the 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

   Method of estimation.  The employment data are estimated using a "link rela-
tive" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month employment to
that of the previous month is computed from a sample of establishments reporting
for both months.  The estimates of employment for the current month are obtained
by multiplying the estimates for the previous month by these ratios.  Small-do-
main models are used as the official estimators for the approximately 44 percent
of CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based
estimates.

   Annual revisions.  Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a complete
count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax reports that are
submitted by employers who are covered under state unemployment insurance (UI)
laws.  The benchmark information is used to adjust the monthly estimates between
the new benchmark and the preceding one and also to establish the level of em-
ployment 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 em-
ployment total is computed by aggregating the independently adjusted super-sector
series.  In other states, the seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is in-
dependently 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 vola-
tile error structure.



                                   - 11 -



Reliability of the estimates

   The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys, adminis-
trative 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 sur-
veyed.  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 com-
puted using the rounded data displayed in the tables.

   Use of error measures.  In 2005, the LAUS program introduced several improve-
ments to its methodology.  Among these was the development of model-based error
measures for the monthly estimates and the estimates of over-the-month changes.
The introductory section of this release preserves the long-time practice of high-
lighting 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 both sea-
sonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month changes are
available online at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm.  BLS uses a 90-percent con-
fidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS unemployment rates are statisti-
cally significant.  The average magnitude of the current year over-the-month change in 
a state unemployment rate that is required in order to be statistically significant at 
the 90-percent confidence level is between 0.3 and 0.4 percentage point.  More details 
can be found on the Web site.  Measures of nonsampling error are not available, but ad-
ditional information on the subject is provided in Employment and Earnings Online at 
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm.

   Employment estimates.  Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the total
nonfarm and supersector level and for metropolitan area CES data at the total nonfarm
level are available online at http://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 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information

   More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop these esti-
mates and additional data appear in Employment and Earnings Online.

  Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as well as nonfarm
employment from the CES program, for over 300 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 unemploy-
ment for all states, metropolitan areas, labor market areas, counties, cities with a
population of 25,000 or more, and other areas used in the administration of various
federal economic assistance programs are available on the Internet at http://www.bls.
gov/lau/.  Employment data from the CES program are available on the Internet at 
http://www.bls.gov/sae/.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individ-
uals upon request.  Voice phone:  (202) 691-5200; TDD message referral phone:
1-800-877-8339.






 LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA
 
 
 Table 1.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted (1)
 
 (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                         Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                 
                              Civilian labor force                                                                               
  Census region and                                                                                                              
       division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                        May      March    April    May      May      March    April    May      May      March    April    May   
                        2008     2009     2009     2009     2008     2009     2009     2009     2008     2009     2009     2009  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
 Northeast........... 28,181.9 28,421.3 28,468.5 28,503.8  1,444.4  2,241.3  2,250.0  2,370.5    5.1      7.9      7.9      8.3  
                                                                                                                                 
   New England.......  7,656.6  7,683.7  7,696.4  7,690.4    392.0    598.8    617.8    634.6    5.1      7.8      8.0      8.3  
   Middle Atlantic... 20,525.3 20,737.6 20,772.1 20,813.4  1,052.4  1,642.5  1,632.2  1,735.9    5.1      7.9      7.9      8.3  
                                                                                                                                 
 South............... 54,809.9 55,060.0 55,184.6 55,161.1  2,833.1  4,614.0  4,627.3  4,899.6    5.2      8.4      8.4      8.9  
                                                                                                                                 
   South Atlantic.... 29,419.8 29,413.6 29,492.3 29,444.3  1,563.3  2,687.9  2,685.9  2,828.1    5.3      9.1      9.1      9.6  
   East South Central  8,566.0  8,583.1  8,564.7  8,555.4    513.4    812.5    821.1    878.0    6.0      9.5      9.6     10.3  
   West South Central 16,824.1 17,063.3 17,127.7 17,161.5    756.4  1,113.6  1,120.3  1,193.5    4.5      6.5      6.5      7.0  
                                                                                                                                 
 Midwest............. 34,884.4 34,651.3 34,714.6 34,798.9  2,044.0  3,133.8  3,185.9  3,419.4    5.9      9.0      9.2      9.8  
                                                                                                                                 
   East North Central 23,966.7 23,686.8 23,741.3 23,822.2  1,525.4  2,368.0  2,440.2  2,620.3    6.4     10.0     10.3     11.0  
   West North Central 10,917.7 10,964.4 10,973.3 10,976.8    518.6    765.8    745.7    799.1    4.8      7.0      6.8      7.3  
                                                                                                                                 
 West................ 35,834.4 36,306.2 36,362.4 36,272.5  2,098.5  3,546.7  3,512.4  3,662.6    5.9      9.8      9.7     10.1  
                                                                                                                                 
   Mountain.......... 11,090.8 11,135.9 11,171.2 11,163.9    518.3    818.8    814.1    866.0    4.7      7.4      7.3      7.8  
   Pacific........... 24,743.6 25,170.4 25,191.2 25,108.5  1,580.2  2,727.9  2,698.3  2,796.6    6.4     10.8     10.7     11.1  

    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.  Estimates for
 the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.




  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                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                             
                            April                May               April              May            April          May      
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                        2008      2009      2008      2009     2008     2009     2008     2009    2008   2009   2008   2009  
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
 Northeast..........  27,992.5  28,239.4  28,122.8  28,370.4  1,262.3  2,192.0  1,390.3  2,310.2   4.5    7.8    4.9    8.1  
                                                                                                                             
  New England.......   7,602.9   7,630.3   7,641.6   7,654.3    343.6    606.6    379.0    619.4   4.5    7.9    5.0    8.1  
  Middle Atlantic...  20,389.6  20,609.1  20,481.2  20,716.1    918.7  1,585.4  1,011.3  1,690.8   4.5    7.7    4.9    8.2  
                                                                                                                             
 South..............  54,616.2  54,921.4  54,909.5  55,106.8  2,394.2  4,451.5  2,725.2  4,787.0   4.4    8.1    5.0    8.7  
                                                                                                                             
  South Atlantic....  29,330.7  29,363.8  29,510.6  29,449.9  1,333.8  2,607.0  1,512.2  2,773.6   4.5    8.9    5.1    9.4  
  East South Central   8,506.5   8,496.3   8,568.5   8,535.0    422.5    782.6    489.9    855.4   5.0    9.2    5.7   10.0  
  West South Central  16,779.0  17,061.3  16,830.5  17,121.9    637.9  1,062.0    723.0  1,157.9   3.8    6.2    4.3    6.8  
                                                                                                                             
 Midwest............  34,690.8  34,505.1  34,917.5  34,746.7  1,766.2  3,140.4  1,951.7  3,328.0   5.1    9.1    5.6    9.6  
                                                                                                                             
  East North Central  23,789.7  23,564.0  23,977.6  23,775.7  1,311.5  2,408.9  1,462.7  2,556.9   5.5   10.2    6.1   10.8  
  West North Central  10,901.1  10,941.1  10,939.9  10,971.0    454.6    731.6    489.0    771.1   4.2    6.7    4.5    7.0  
                                                                                                                             
 West...............  35,644.6  36,167.9  35,776.6  36,112.5  1,850.1  3,464.4  1,993.1  3,548.0   5.2    9.6    5.6    9.8  
                                                                                                                             
  Mountain..........  11,033.1  11,108.8  11,071.5  11,115.6    449.9    800.5    489.9    837.0   4.1    7.2    4.4    7.5  
  Pacific...........  24,611.6  25,059.1  24,705.1  24,996.9  1,400.2  2,663.8  1,503.2  2,711.0   5.7   10.6    6.1   10.8  

     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.  Estimates 
  for the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.
 
 
 

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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           May      March     April      May       May      March     April      May     May  March April  May 
                           2008      2009      2009     2009p      2008      2009      2009     2009p    2008  2009  2009 2009p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,165.8   2,142.1   2,131.4   2,128.8    102.2     192.9     191.3     208.9    4.7   9.0   9.0   9.8
Alaska.................     356.6     358.3     358.7     360.1     23.6      30.0      28.3      30.2    6.6   8.4   7.9   8.4
Arizona................   3,113.2   3,137.0   3,153.4   3,153.4    161.7     244.6     241.3     259.0    5.2   7.8   7.7   8.2
Arkansas...............   1,370.5   1,359.6   1,359.0   1,360.0     67.7      88.7      88.7      95.2    4.9   6.5   6.5   7.0
California.............  18,350.6  18,614.9  18,629.5  18,524.7  1,253.3   2,091.8   2,065.5   2,138.0    6.8  11.2  11.1  11.5
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1)    4,966.9   4,969.0   4,998.5   4,998.0    350.4     561.8     545.7     580.9    7.1  11.3  10.9  11.6
Colorado...............   2,726.4   2,725.1   2,737.4   2,719.7    128.8     203.5     202.5     205.8    4.7   7.5   7.4   7.6
Connecticut............   1,869.2   1,884.9   1,887.2   1,886.5    100.0     142.1     148.5     150.3    5.4   7.5   7.9   8.0
Delaware...............     441.8     436.2     438.3     438.0     19.5      33.3      32.5      35.6    4.4   7.6   7.4   8.1
District of Columbia...     332.4     328.5     326.2     329.0     21.9      32.0      32.2      35.2    6.6   9.7   9.9  10.7
Florida................   9,182.2   9,218.2   9,247.9   9,232.3    534.1     900.9     893.7     942.7    5.8   9.8   9.7  10.2
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1) .......   1,210.2   1,202.0   1,217.1   1,223.1     67.7      97.2     100.3     120.1    5.6   8.1   8.2   9.8
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,840.7   4,783.3   4,784.1   4,776.7    286.0     439.0     440.2     463.9    5.9   9.2   9.2   9.7
Hawaii.................     654.5     644.4     646.7     649.0     23.8      45.5      44.9      47.8    3.6   7.1   6.9   7.4
Idaho..................     753.0     750.0     750.2     750.8     34.1      52.7      52.6      58.8    4.5   7.0   7.0   7.8
Illinois...............   6,721.1   6,578.0   6,611.2   6,668.1    429.1     595.0     618.6     671.4    6.4   9.0   9.4  10.1
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Joliet (1) ........   4,147.8   4,065.5   4,102.8   4,132.0    259.4     369.1     396.1     433.7    6.3   9.1   9.7  10.5
Indiana................   3,224.7   3,219.9   3,205.3   3,217.9    172.4     323.3     318.7     341.7    5.3  10.0   9.9  10.6
Iowa...................   1,676.1   1,674.8   1,674.8   1,680.0     67.6      87.5      84.9      96.9    4.0   5.2   5.1   5.8
Kansas.................   1,494.1   1,509.0   1,522.0   1,528.1     64.1      92.1      98.4     107.0    4.3   6.1   6.5   7.0
Kentucky...............   2,038.0   2,082.3   2,076.5   2,076.7    125.4     204.9     205.1     220.6    6.2   9.8   9.9  10.6
Louisiana..............   2,063.6   2,070.5   2,074.3   2,069.0     83.7     120.7     127.9     136.1    4.1   5.8   6.2   6.6
Maine..................     706.0     705.3     703.9     702.4     36.0      57.1      55.5      58.0    5.1   8.1   7.9   8.3
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   2,995.8   2,961.1   2,968.4   2,955.3    122.8     202.9     200.7     212.5    4.1   6.9   6.8   7.2
Massachusetts..........   3,422.3   3,421.1   3,434.3   3,430.7    168.9     265.0     274.5     282.6    4.9   7.7   8.0   8.2
Michigan...............   4,954.5   4,841.3   4,847.9   4,848.8    407.9     609.1     626.6     681.7    8.2  12.6  12.9  14.1
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2) .......   2,115.2   2,073.0   2,104.6   2,101.8    184.6     275.7     302.8     322.7    8.7  13.3  14.4  15.4
Minnesota..............   2,924.9   2,954.7   2,964.0   2,959.0    153.7     242.5     238.4     242.0    5.3   8.2   8.0   8.2
Mississippi............   1,315.8   1,321.1   1,311.9   1,310.1     89.3     124.8     119.5     126.2    6.8   9.4   9.1   9.6
Missouri...............   3,010.3   3,014.0   3,008.4   3,011.6    174.1     261.7     242.5     272.4    5.8   8.7   8.1   9.0
Montana................     505.8     501.0     502.7     501.0     21.9      30.6      30.1      31.6    4.3   6.1   6.0   6.3
Nebraska...............     994.8     990.2     990.5     982.4     31.5      46.9      44.4      43.4    3.2   4.7   4.5   4.4
Nevada.................   1,363.7   1,394.3   1,400.5   1,406.1     82.9     145.6     148.1     158.5    6.1  10.4  10.6  11.3
New Hampshire..........     738.9     743.8     744.0     741.3     27.3      46.1      47.0      48.1    3.7   6.2   6.3   6.5
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,491.3   4,540.6   4,572.4   4,560.9    230.1     376.8     384.4     400.6    5.1   8.3   8.4   8.8
New Mexico.............     957.1     954.6     955.5     959.1     38.5      56.1      55.4      62.6    4.0   5.9   5.8   6.5
New York...............   9,667.2   9,762.5   9,772.0   9,775.9    500.4     763.3     751.4     802.4    5.2   7.8   7.7   8.2
  New York City .......   3,937.9   3,999.2   4,004.4   4,024.3    202.2     324.6     321.9     361.1    5.1   8.1   8.0   9.0
North Carolina.........   4,523.2   4,554.5   4,579.6   4,568.3    266.3     493.6     491.4     508.8    5.9  10.8  10.7  11.1
North Dakota...........     368.8     370.1     369.8     368.4     11.3      15.5      15.1      16.0    3.1   4.2   4.1   4.4
Ohio...................   5,974.3   5,953.7   5,968.5   5,978.5    378.4     578.5     609.3     645.6    6.3   9.7  10.2  10.8
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2) ........   1,083.5   1,065.9   1,070.5   1,076.2     71.6      89.1      98.2     108.2    6.6   8.4   9.2  10.1
Oklahoma...............   1,743.6   1,763.3   1,771.7   1,770.6     63.1     104.6     110.4     111.7    3.6   5.9   6.2   6.3
Oregon.................   1,948.3   2,000.1   2,003.6   2,002.7    110.9     237.8     236.0     248.1    5.7  11.9  11.8  12.4
Pennsylvania...........   6,392.0   6,433.5   6,430.8   6,467.2    326.0     502.9     499.5     531.6    5.1   7.8   7.8   8.2
Rhode Island...........     567.6     564.4     563.4     566.1     41.9      59.6      62.7      68.5    7.4  10.6  11.1  12.1
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,141.1   2,187.1   2,198.4   2,206.0    135.7     250.1     250.2     266.2    6.3  11.4  11.4  12.1
South Dakota...........     443.9     448.1     446.9     446.6     12.7      21.8      21.6      22.5    2.9   4.9   4.8   5.0
Tennessee..............   3,045.2   3,039.5   3,039.1   3,043.0    190.0     291.5     300.5     326.4    6.2   9.6   9.9  10.7
Texas..................  11,657.8  11,861.2  11,924.8  11,955.8    551.1     796.7     793.0     843.5    4.7   6.7   6.6   7.1
Utah...................   1,379.7   1,382.2   1,379.4   1,382.3     45.4      71.9      71.3      74.8    3.3   5.2   5.2   5.4
Vermont................     355.0     359.1     361.0     361.0     16.0      25.9      26.3      26.5    4.5   7.2   7.3   7.3
Virginia...............   4,110.8   4,151.4   4,170.5   4,170.7    156.2     280.7     284.1     298.1    3.8   6.8   6.8   7.1
Washington.............   3,457.1   3,541.1   3,539.9   3,571.9    177.0     322.4     317.8     336.0    5.1   9.1   9.0   9.4
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1) .......   1,454.6   1,480.1   1,497.0   1,496.3     64.0     118.7     116.7     125.2    4.4   8.0   7.8   8.4
West Virginia..........     807.3     792.7     795.0     794.8     35.1      53.5      61.0      68.5    4.3   6.8   7.7   8.6
Wisconsin..............   3,075.3   3,104.9   3,110.8   3,104.7    134.4     263.6     268.6     276.3    4.4   8.5   8.6   8.9
Wyoming................     291.8     290.3     290.8     291.8      8.8      13.1      13.2      14.7    3.0   4.5   4.5   5.0
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,366.1   1,310.8   1,340.5   1,332.2    154.5     196.8     206.4     191.5   11.3  15.0  15.4  14.4

   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. 09-01, dated November 20,
2008, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.  Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the
following month.




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

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                             Unemployed                            
                                                                                                                                   
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                             
                                                                                                                                   
    State and area                                                               Number                    Percent of labor force  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                               April                May                April                May             April          May     
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2008      2009      2008     2009p      2008      2009      2008     2009p    2008   2009   2008   2009p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,152.2   2,113.3   2,160.4   2,118.4     77.6     177.7      92.7     197.7    3.6    8.4    4.3    9.3 
Alaska.................     351.6     354.2     357.0     359.8     23.0      29.3      22.8      29.3    6.6    8.3    6.4    8.1 
Arizona................   3,094.9   3,142.0   3,108.4   3,140.7    130.7     233.0     151.9     250.5    4.2    7.4    4.9    8.0 
Arkansas...............   1,372.0   1,359.5   1,378.2   1,364.5     59.4      86.7      65.1      93.6    4.3    6.4    4.7    6.9 
California.............  18,225.8  18,542.8  18,305.3  18,441.4  1,101.0   2,038.1   1,185.9   2,066.9    6.0   11.0    6.5   11.2 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1)    4,942.4   4,974.4   4,944.8   4,968.1    296.8     530.7     333.9     564.3    6.0   10.7    6.8   11.4 
Colorado...............   2,709.6   2,715.5   2,714.9   2,701.0    114.1     199.0     121.8     199.4    4.2    7.3    4.5    7.4 
Connecticut............   1,857.4   1,874.4   1,872.2   1,885.2     85.9     144.8      99.2     148.8    4.6    7.7    5.3    7.9 
Delaware...............     443.0     437.7     441.8     435.9     17.3      32.4      17.5      33.9    3.9    7.4    4.0    7.8 
District of Columbia...     330.6     323.1     331.4     326.9     17.1      29.8      21.3      35.1    5.2    9.2    6.4   10.7 
Florida................   9,158.0   9,196.8   9,221.9   9,223.8    449.4     866.1     508.9     919.0    4.9    9.4    5.5   10.0 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1) .......   1,208.2   1,209.7   1,212.4   1,219.5     61.3      98.2      63.9     116.6    5.1    8.1    5.3    9.6 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,836.8   4,762.0   4,851.7   4,763.8    244.1     426.5     274.5     453.2    5.0    9.0    5.7    9.5 
Hawaii.................     656.9     648.3     654.2     647.8     20.7      44.6      22.5      46.8    3.1    6.9    3.4    7.2 
Idaho..................     748.2     745.2     752.9     748.5     31.9      54.6      29.6      54.5    4.3    7.3    3.9    7.3 
Illinois...............   6,693.6   6,576.1   6,716.7   6,646.1    367.5     612.8     414.0     657.2    5.5    9.3    6.2    9.9 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Joliet (1) .......    4,134.1   4,088.6   4,147.8   4,128.0    224.3     404.1     257.2     440.4    5.4    9.9    6.2   10.7 
Indiana................   3,217.3   3,193.1   3,243.5   3,227.7    152.4     315.2     167.0     336.5    4.7    9.9    5.1   10.4 
Iowa...................   1,675.3   1,669.7   1,675.3   1,674.0     60.5      84.7      62.1      90.8    3.6    5.1    3.7    5.4 
Kansas.................   1,488.5   1,514.7   1,492.0   1,522.5     51.6      93.2      61.8     104.8    3.5    6.2    4.1    6.9 
Kentucky...............   2,029.0   2,066.8   2,049.4   2,080.2    111.6     200.9     126.1     218.8    5.5    9.7    6.2   10.5 
Louisiana..............   2,059.7   2,063.7   2,066.3   2,066.5     66.2     116.3      76.5     130.6    3.2    5.6    3.7    6.3 
Maine..................     699.0     695.5     704.3     698.8     34.8      57.4      34.8      56.5    5.0    8.2    4.9    8.1 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   2,985.0   2,943.7   3,007.9   2,950.1    102.5     193.8     117.5     208.6    3.4    6.6    3.9    7.1 
Massachusetts..........   3,396.4   3,405.6   3,412.1   3,414.0    144.6     266.0     162.3     274.1    4.3    7.8    4.8    8.0 
Michigan...............   4,878.4   4,780.2   4,967.2   4,848.4    332.8     604.3     397.5     672.1    6.8   12.6    8.0   13.9 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2) .......   2,079.8   2,062.7   2,113.2   2,088.7    145.6     279.4     174.9     310.7    7.0   13.5    8.3   14.9 
Minnesota..............   2,919.6   2,952.4   2,929.5   2,953.5    145.8     240.5     144.5     230.3    5.0    8.1    4.9    7.8 
Mississippi............   1,306.7   1,302.7   1,320.7   1,310.5     73.2     112.1      91.2     126.4    5.6    8.6    6.9    9.6 
Missouri...............   3,007.6   3,001.5   3,022.5   3,016.2    145.1     231.9     166.8     265.2    4.8    7.7    5.5    8.8 
Montana................     505.8     502.3     507.2     500.7     20.4      30.7      19.5      29.1    4.0    6.1    3.8    5.8 
Nebraska...............     998.1     989.8   1,001.1     985.8     29.3      44.1      31.0      43.0    2.9    4.5    3.1    4.4 
Nevada.................   1,354.9   1,395.2   1,363.6   1,402.4     70.5     145.8      78.8     154.6    5.2   10.5    5.8   11.0 
New Hampshire..........     734.8     737.5     736.7     737.3     25.8      47.3      26.4      46.8    3.5    6.4    3.6    6.4 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,470.3   4,545.5   4,481.9   4,547.8    201.9     374.9     223.0     393.7    4.5    8.2    5.0    8.7 
New Mexico.............     955.1     950.6     955.3     954.8     33.8      54.4      37.1      62.0    3.5    5.7    3.9    6.5 
New York...............   9,595.8   9,698.0   9,619.0   9,718.2    433.9     730.0     471.9     774.2    4.5    7.5    4.9    8.0 
  New York City .......   3,920.4   3,988.0   3,913.7   3,996.7    172.3     311.4     187.7     347.6    4.4    7.8    4.8    8.7 
North Carolina.........   4,513.8   4,558.7   4,544.7   4,565.1    226.6     478.7     261.3     505.4    5.0   10.5    5.7   11.1 
North Dakota...........     367.9     367.7     372.1     370.3     10.9      15.9      10.4      15.0    3.0    4.3    2.8    4.0 
Ohio...................   5,938.2   5,929.0   5,982.9   5,966.7    330.2     604.4     356.6     622.4    5.6   10.2    6.0   10.4 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2) ........   1,081.6   1,065.5   1,090.1   1,077.1     62.4      96.2      70.5     108.2    5.8    9.0    6.5   10.0 
Oklahoma...............   1,739.0   1,764.6   1,746.7   1,770.4     50.0     104.5      62.4     111.7    2.9    5.9    3.6    6.3 
Oregon.................   1,938.9   1,996.0   1,942.6   1,992.5    102.0     238.3     103.4     240.6    5.3   11.9    5.3   12.1 
Pennsylvania...........   6,323.5   6,365.6   6,380.4   6,450.1    282.8     480.5     316.4     522.9    4.5    7.5    5.0    8.1 
Rhode Island...........     563.1     559.7     563.8     561.2     35.6      63.0      41.1      67.8    6.3   11.3    7.3   12.1 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,139.3   2,194.1   2,158.8   2,212.5    113.2     241.7     126.7     257.7    5.3   11.0    5.9   11.6 
South Dakota...........     444.1     445.3     447.4     448.7     11.4      21.3      12.4      22.1    2.6    4.8    2.8    4.9 
Tennessee..............   3,018.5   3,013.5   3,038.0   3,025.9    160.2     291.9     179.9     312.6    5.3    9.7    5.9   10.3 
Texas..................  11,608.3  11,873.5  11,639.2  11,920.6    462.3     754.5     519.1     822.0    4.0    6.4    4.5    6.9 
Utah...................   1,374.6   1,369.6   1,378.6   1,377.5     40.3      69.4      42.6      72.3    2.9    5.1    3.1    5.2 
Vermont................     352.2     357.6     352.5     357.9     17.0      28.1      15.1      25.4    4.8    7.9    4.3    7.1 
Virginia...............   4,114.0   4,154.8   4,139.1   4,175.9    130.1     275.3     150.6     293.2    3.2    6.6    3.6    7.0 
Washington.............   3,438.3   3,517.8   3,445.9   3,555.5    153.6     313.5     168.5     327.4    4.5    8.9    4.9    9.2 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1) .......   1,452.3   1,491.6   1,459.7   1,502.3     50.7     108.8      61.9     126.3    3.5    7.3    4.2    8.4 
West Virginia..........     810.1     793.0     813.2     796.0     33.6      62.8      33.9      67.7    4.1    7.9    4.2    8.5 
Wisconsin..............   3,062.2   3,085.6   3,067.3   3,086.8    128.6     272.1     127.5     268.7    4.2    8.8    4.2    8.7 
Wyoming................     289.9     288.4     290.7     289.9      8.1      13.6       8.5      14.6    2.8    4.7    2.9    5.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,355.5   1,335.7   1,375.0   1,334.6    131.8     196.5     156.1     191.3    9.7   14.7   11.4   14.3 

   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. 09-01, dated November 20, 2008, and
are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.  Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.




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

     (In thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                       Total(1)                        Construction                   Manufacturing         
                                                                                                                            
           State                                                                                                            
                            May     Mar.     Apr.      May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May  
                           2008     2009     2009     2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p 
                                                                                                                            
      Alabama...........  2,004.6  1,920.2  1,912.9  1,910.2   110.7    94.0    92.0    90.7   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Alaska............    323.8    322.6    320.9    323.8    17.4    17.3    16.6    16.4    13.2    12.7    12.5    13.4
      Arizona...........  2,638.4  2,464.4  2,462.3  2,443.4   192.9   145.2   141.7   139.1   174.9   165.8   166.5   165.9
      Arkansas..........  1,205.6  1,178.6  1,179.2  1,172.3    55.8    55.3    53.2    52.2   183.8   166.9   167.0   164.4
      California........ 15,087.4 14,475.1 14,412.3 14,343.4   803.3   674.8   665.4   654.1 1,436.6 1,338.2 1,324.0 1,314.4
                                                                                                                            
      Colorado..........  2,358.4  2,278.7  2,266.7  2,261.6   163.8   141.3   140.6   138.8   145.7   134.7   133.4   131.1
      Connecticut.......  1,707.3  1,652.2  1,640.3  1,643.9    66.4    53.2    51.9    52.6   188.5   176.8   175.1   174.3
      Delaware (3) .....    434.2    416.3    415.7    415.4    26.0    22.4    22.5    22.0   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      District of                                                                                                           
        Columbia (3) ...    705.0    704.9    702.4    702.7    12.9    12.4    12.3    12.2   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Florida ..........  7,806.6  7,449.7  7,450.1  7,389.1   522.5   432.6   427.4   431.7   376.0   343.3   340.0   335.9
                                                                                                                            
      Georgia ..........  4,129.2  3,955.4  3,933.5  3,917.7   208.9   180.5   176.4   171.3   412.7   370.5   364.8   360.2
      Hawaii (3) .......    622.6    605.9    604.5    601.6    38.2    33.9    32.7    32.8   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Idaho ............    651.4    621.6    618.6    615.3    46.0    40.2    40.1    39.3    64.0    58.4    57.4    56.9
      Illinois..........  5,973.9  5,742.9  5,717.8  5,700.4   261.4   232.9   228.1   225.7   663.2   602.3   593.5   584.0
      Indiana...........  2,976.8  2,848.8  2,836.0  2,820.8   145.6   127.9   125.3   128.6   531.6   461.4   453.8   437.7
                                                                                                                            
      Iowa..............  1,527.5  1,493.4  1,487.8  1,484.4    73.8    67.8    66.5    67.3   229.6   208.4   206.9   201.8
      Kansas............  1,394.3  1,370.6  1,360.5  1,357.5    65.9    58.4    57.0    56.6   186.3   176.6   173.6   171.6
      Kentucky..........  1,864.1  1,796.4  1,790.3  1,778.8    86.4    70.8    70.9    68.2   250.0   215.1   211.6   209.8
      Louisiana.........  1,942.9  1,938.8  1,932.3  1,930.2   134.5   138.5   139.5   138.9   153.5   147.0   146.5   144.2
      Maine.............    619.3    602.1    598.9    597.7    29.8    27.0    26.2    26.1    59.3    54.9    54.0    53.0
                                                                                                                            
      Maryland (3) .....  2,610.8  2,547.3  2,543.2  2,545.7   181.8   159.6   154.7   154.4   129.1   123.8   124.0   123.8
      Massachusetts.....  3,300.1  3,195.1  3,184.1  3,189.0   134.1   118.9   116.6   114.0   288.3   274.2   273.0   272.7
      Michigan..........  4,180.4  3,939.2  3,901.5  3,877.6   155.5   142.4   133.5   129.2   576.0   492.1   471.1   455.2
      Minnesota.........  2,768.5  2,677.4  2,669.1  2,667.5   112.3    95.1    95.1    96.0   336.9   308.3   304.0   301.9
      Mississippi.......  1,154.9  1,118.0  1,118.4  1,117.1    63.5    57.2    58.7    61.1   162.3   147.2   145.4   143.2
                                                                                                                            
      Missouri .........  2,798.2  2,735.6  2,727.8  2,723.9   142.2   129.2   129.7   128.1   292.9   264.9   262.6   258.9
      Montana...........    447.2    439.0    439.9    438.8    30.0    25.7    25.7    24.9    20.3    19.2    19.3    19.3
      Nebraska (3) .....    966.5    947.8    946.3    945.5    50.8    48.3    47.4    48.3   102.3    94.8    94.2    93.8
      Nevada............  1,276.8  1,208.5  1,201.6  1,199.3   119.3    99.4    97.1    95.1    48.8    45.3    45.0    45.0
      New Hampshire.....    646.9    636.5    631.5    632.1    26.1    23.3    21.7    22.0    76.3    69.9    69.2    68.5
                                                                                                                            
      New Jersey........  4,070.2  3,960.0  3,941.3  3,935.1   165.8   151.9   146.8   141.9   301.9   273.2   271.4   271.7
      New Mexico........    847.7    832.4    825.2    826.9    58.1    51.6    49.2    49.7    35.6    32.3    32.1    31.5
      New York..........  8,808.1  8,642.4  8,627.5  8,609.6   361.7   341.6   338.0   335.7   537.0   502.6   500.5   495.4
      North Carolina....  4,149.0  3,955.3  3,949.5  3,937.0   240.2   198.4   195.8   193.7   520.9   457.7   453.9   450.1
      North Dakota......    366.3    367.8    368.4    371.4    20.5    19.6    19.6    21.3    26.4    25.2    24.9    24.3
                                                                                                                            
      Ohio..............  5,394.8  5,158.7  5,132.9  5,132.7   213.6   188.3   181.8   182.2   746.5   649.9   638.2   622.1
      Oklahoma..........  1,597.6  1,577.7  1,569.1  1,557.7    76.0    74.4    74.7    72.7   151.6   139.3   138.5   135.6
      Oregon ...........  1,729.2  1,644.1  1,636.0  1,635.9    96.5    80.9    78.9    79.5   198.2   174.2   170.8   169.5
      Pennsylvania......  5,815.6  5,672.1  5,648.3  5,630.6   258.6   239.9   234.8   234.5   649.4   589.4   581.6   576.2
      Rhode Island......    484.2    465.0    464.6    463.5    20.6    17.6    17.8    18.1    48.5    44.1    43.7    43.6
                                                                                                                            
      South Carolina....  1,944.5  1,854.8  1,851.4  1,852.0   113.8   104.6   103.8   103.8   244.5   220.3   218.5   215.8
      South Dakota (3) .    411.3    406.4    404.0    404.5    23.6    22.2    22.1    22.8    42.8    40.0    39.2    38.8
      Tennessee (3) ....  2,796.3  2,679.5  2,666.1  2,663.9   136.3   113.8   111.8   108.8   366.5   326.1   325.8   320.2
      Texas............. 10,624.5 10,474.1 10,426.6 10,401.9   676.6   618.0   615.6   605.2   928.3   876.7   867.6   854.8
      Utah..............  1,257.7  1,224.7  1,219.0  1,215.8    92.1    78.1    76.6    75.2   126.9   116.5   114.3   113.7
                                                                                                                            
      Vermont...........    308.8    295.0    295.4    295.5    15.7    12.8    13.2    13.5    35.1    31.2    31.1    30.9
      Virginia..........  3,768.1  3,673.1  3,672.7  3,674.8   224.7   197.6   194.6   192.9   267.2   249.3   243.9   239.1
      Washington........  2,969.3  2,874.6  2,869.4  2,866.1   203.8   180.3   178.3   175.9   295.1   274.2   269.4   268.0
      West Virginia.....    762.2    744.2    738.8    738.0    38.1    36.0    34.4    35.2    56.8    52.3    51.7    51.4
      Wisconsin.........  2,882.7  2,772.6  2,752.3  2,750.2   119.6   105.3   101.6   103.6   496.1   451.7   441.8   434.6
      Wyoming...........    297.0    295.6    293.2    292.5    27.9    26.1    25.4    25.2    10.0     9.9     9.7     9.9






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                             Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                     utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May  
                            2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   391.3   379.9   377.9   377.6    99.5   100.3    99.8    99.0   222.2   205.1   201.5   202.6
      Alaska.............    64.8    65.1    63.7    63.6    15.0    14.8    14.6    14.8    26.2    25.9    26.4    27.2
      Arizona............   522.9   484.5   482.7   483.0   176.9   170.7   169.2   168.5   390.5   348.8   352.9   344.0
      Arkansas...........   248.5   237.9   236.0   235.2    52.7    49.9    49.8    50.1   117.8   114.0   115.9   114.4
      California......... 2,883.0 2,719.9 2,700.2 2,691.9   855.4   813.7   807.3   803.8 2,257.0 2,151.7 2,141.8 2,130.9
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   431.8   416.3   414.5   414.8   156.7   147.6   147.4   148.3   352.3   326.6   323.4   323.2
      Connecticut........   311.5   299.9   297.6   299.0   143.9   140.5   140.0   139.9   206.8   191.9   191.8   191.2
      Delaware (3) ......    81.5    76.8    76.3    77.1    45.7    44.6    44.8    44.5    59.7    53.6    53.8    53.7
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3) ....    28.0    26.7    26.5    26.5    28.4    27.4    27.5    27.6   153.2   151.4   150.3   148.4
      Florida ........... 1,593.8 1,522.1 1,519.6 1,511.6   527.9   511.8   507.6   504.4 1,156.8 1,061.2 1,076.1 1,064.2
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   879.4   843.6   835.8   828.8   226.3   215.8   215.8   214.6   564.6   523.4   516.3   508.4
      Hawaii (3) ........   119.2   114.9   113.7   113.4    29.6    28.9    28.8    28.6    76.3    73.8    73.2    74.0
      Idaho .............   132.3   124.2   122.4   121.9    31.8    31.5    31.0    30.7    81.0    73.4    74.3    74.2
      Illinois........... 1,209.7 1,171.1 1,165.8 1,160.5   394.7   381.2   377.1   375.4   868.3   801.6   796.8   795.6
      Indiana............   583.2   563.8   559.8   561.6   136.3   133.8   133.3   131.8   285.7   268.2   266.0   265.3
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   309.4   311.5   312.7   312.9   102.9   102.7   102.0   102.8   123.2   113.0   112.6   114.2
      Kansas.............   263.1   260.3   259.0   257.9    73.6    72.3    71.6    71.3   148.9   141.0   140.0   140.3
      Kentucky...........   383.4   372.3   373.7   368.9    92.2    90.6    89.9    88.5   184.4   179.5   177.9   174.0
      Louisiana..........   384.7   381.2   379.4   378.1    95.3    93.4    92.3    93.3   206.2   204.3   201.7   201.6
      Maine..............   125.8   120.5   120.4   120.1    32.9    31.8    32.0    32.0    56.2    55.6    54.7    55.4
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3) ......   468.5   447.5   449.7   448.3   153.9   146.1   145.3   143.2   399.9   397.7   394.4   396.4
      Massachusetts......   571.4   548.9   546.9   547.3   221.8   210.1   209.5   209.9   489.1   459.4   455.8   458.4
      Michigan...........   775.3   729.4   724.8   720.6   206.7   195.3   193.2   192.0   568.6   505.2   504.5   505.1
      Minnesota..........   526.0   509.0   508.1   501.1   177.1   176.3   174.4   174.6   329.5   299.1   295.4   295.1
      Mississippi........   224.6   218.1   217.2   216.5   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      95.5    89.9    88.5    86.8
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   544.3   532.9   530.7   530.1   166.0   162.8   162.1   162.8   343.5   334.6   333.1   332.6
      Montana............    92.3    90.1    89.5    89.6    21.9    22.2    21.8    21.7    41.2    38.5    39.1    39.1
      Nebraska (3) ......   205.1   200.5   201.0   198.8    69.1    68.4    68.4    68.8   106.3   100.7    99.7    98.6
      Nevada.............   232.6   225.4   224.4   224.8    62.0    59.3    59.0    59.4   155.5   143.1   141.6   142.0
      New Hampshire......   140.2   141.8   139.4   140.7    38.2    37.8    37.4    36.8    67.2    64.4    64.4    65.4
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   867.9   851.7   847.7   841.9   272.3   259.2   259.0   258.9   618.6   581.1   577.8   577.2
      New Mexico.........   145.3   141.0   138.8   139.2    34.9    33.9    33.8    33.7   107.6   106.9   105.4   105.2
      New York........... 1,530.1 1,483.8 1,473.1 1,468.1   726.6   696.0   693.8   690.8 1,160.9 1,125.2 1,122.0 1,120.7
      North Carolina.....   772.8   732.8   729.7   729.9   212.3   204.9   203.7   202.3   507.6   467.5   466.0   464.1
      North Dakota.......    77.7    78.7    78.7    78.6    20.2    20.6    20.3    20.0    30.3    29.4    29.8    29.9
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio............... 1,042.2 1,004.7   998.3   999.9   291.6   280.8   277.5   279.3   673.4   619.7   617.6   619.1
      Oklahoma...........   289.3   289.2   286.5   286.1    83.4    81.9    80.5    80.1   185.0   177.6   175.3   170.3
      Oregon ............   338.6   315.0   313.4   314.0   102.9    96.9    96.3    95.8   198.1   183.0   180.4   179.8
      Pennsylvania....... 1,131.6 1,101.3 1,096.6 1,096.0   331.0   321.3   318.1   316.1   712.5   684.2   680.0   673.2
      Rhode Island.......    77.8    73.9    73.7    73.4    33.4    32.3    32.2    32.2    54.8    51.9    52.1    51.8
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   374.8   360.0   358.4   358.9   106.3   103.7   102.5   103.9   224.8   210.3   211.5   209.5
      South Dakota (3) ..    81.8    81.6    81.6    81.4    31.3    30.2    30.1    29.9    27.9    26.9    26.7    26.2
      Tennessee (3) .....   604.9   579.7   577.8   574.6   145.2   139.0   137.8   138.7   325.3   308.9   305.1   308.4
      Texas.............. 2,147.2 2,106.0 2,085.1 2,076.2   650.0   645.4   640.5   641.4 1,342.9 1,302.2 1,276.9 1,274.2
      Utah...............   249.4   243.6   243.1   243.5    74.5    73.0    73.0    72.6   163.4   160.4   157.4   156.2
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    59.4    55.9    56.5    56.9    12.9    12.6    12.6    12.6    23.2    20.8    20.8    21.1
      Virginia...........   661.9   643.0   640.9   642.5   188.8   186.5   187.3   186.3   657.3   640.1   641.6   642.8
      Washington.........   556.0   529.8   529.6   529.3   153.8   146.7   147.4   146.7   352.0   330.5   329.8   328.5
      West Virginia......   141.9   137.6   136.5   135.7    29.8    28.5    28.3    28.1    61.0    58.4    58.5    57.9
      Wisconsin..........   542.9   524.3   516.7   513.3   164.8   161.3   159.9   159.6   280.8   254.3   255.0   258.4
      Wyoming............    55.9    56.0    55.7    55.6    11.6    11.7    11.6    11.5    18.5    17.8    17.8    17.9






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May  
                            2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   211.1   213.4   213.6   215.5   176.0   172.6   172.8   173.3   384.0   381.1   383.6   382.4
      Alaska.............    37.3    38.0    38.3    38.5    33.2    31.8    31.7    32.0    83.1    82.9    83.6    83.9
      Arizona............   319.4   316.1   315.9   315.4   270.2   256.3   257.6   256.9   433.9   430.5   431.6   426.8
      Arkansas...........   157.3   161.7   162.5   164.2   100.3   102.1   103.4   101.7   214.5   217.2   218.1   217.9
      California......... 1,723.6 1,750.0 1,744.8 1,746.9 1,577.9 1,522.0 1,518.3 1,515.6 2,523.8 2,511.4 2,523.8 2,509.6
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   249.2   255.7   256.0   257.5   275.2   268.7   266.2   263.9   383.9   390.4   391.4   391.1
      Connecticut........   295.3   301.4   299.8   300.4   139.1   137.4   135.7   137.8   253.0   250.8   248.9   250.0
      Delaware (3) ......    60.0    61.2    61.5    61.7    41.0    39.9    39.5    39.7    61.4    62.1    62.1    61.7
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3) ....   102.4   106.2   106.7   107.7    57.9    58.9    57.9    58.4   234.3   235.6   236.0   236.9
      Florida ........... 1,043.6 1,063.1 1,059.2 1,048.6   950.7   915.2   913.0   895.6 1,127.3 1,119.8 1,120.0 1,114.8
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   464.3   476.0   477.4   481.8   397.7   382.8   385.2   390.4   694.3   693.0   692.1   694.7
      Hawaii (3) ........    73.6    74.5    74.4    74.6   108.1   102.6   102.0   101.4   124.4   126.0   129.8   126.4
      Idaho .............    77.9    77.9    78.1    78.8    63.9    60.7    59.7    59.8   117.8   120.7   121.0   120.2
      Illinois...........   796.9   802.8   802.4   802.8   534.1   514.4   513.5   520.4   855.8   853.6   861.3   858.4
      Indiana............   408.8   417.6   418.0   416.1   285.7   286.1   286.5   287.9   440.8   438.4   440.0   438.8
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   205.9   210.1   210.1   209.4   135.9   134.1   132.3   132.0   253.0   253.6   253.5   253.0
      Kansas.............   176.4   178.6   178.1   177.9   116.7   117.0   115.1   115.0   261.0   263.8   264.2   265.0
      Kentucky...........   244.5   246.2   246.1   247.0   172.2   173.7   173.8   172.7   322.7   320.4   318.9   321.0
      Louisiana..........   255.0   259.2   258.5   260.4   196.9   199.8   196.9   196.9   362.9   365.4   366.9   367.6
      Maine..............   117.7   119.0   118.7   118.7    60.2    57.9    57.3    57.8   104.1   103.5   103.4   102.5
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3) ......   381.4   389.1   389.4   390.0   241.0   227.6   228.4   233.4   486.4   491.4   493.2   491.7
      Massachusetts......   638.1   646.7   645.6   648.1   307.7   297.4   296.8   299.3   436.6   437.0   438.0   435.9
      Michigan...........   607.6   613.9   612.8   609.7   399.1   385.5   383.9   386.4   645.7   639.0   641.8   644.7
      Minnesota..........   440.2   454.6   459.3   459.4   245.8   236.5   235.7   242.8   418.9   419.6   419.3   420.1
      Mississippi........   127.3   129.2   129.1   129.8   126.4   121.3   123.1   123.1   247.7   250.8   252.5   252.2
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   390.7   398.8   398.0   399.2   282.5   277.8   276.2   276.1   445.4   448.9   450.6   451.7
      Montana............    60.7    62.8    63.2    62.0    59.3    59.0    58.6    58.8    88.3    89.1    90.0    90.7
      Nebraska (3) ......   132.7   134.4   134.3   134.6    82.5    81.0    81.0    82.5   163.6   167.3   167.8   167.1
      Nevada.............    95.5    97.1    97.3    96.8   336.5   315.8   316.3   315.5   161.3   159.7   157.4   157.1
      New Hampshire......   104.8   106.4   107.1   107.3    64.2    63.0    63.0    62.5    94.3    94.7    94.8    93.4
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   588.3   598.3   599.2   598.2   345.2   340.1   332.8   338.0   650.4   650.9   652.1   652.5
      New Mexico.........   114.6   117.8   117.1   118.3    87.0    85.5    84.6    85.0   198.0   198.9   200.3   200.0
      New York........... 1,626.3 1,651.7 1,659.3 1,658.5   718.0   710.5   706.6   706.3 1,510.0 1,501.6 1,505.1 1,507.6
      North Carolina.....   534.6   540.4   543.9   543.2   399.6   387.3   388.4   391.3   703.9   721.0   720.0   716.0
      North Dakota.......    52.2    52.5    52.5    53.1    33.3    33.9    33.4    34.6    76.3    77.9    79.2    79.8
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   814.6   821.8   822.6   831.0   498.3   497.5   499.0   501.2   796.2   787.8   790.0   789.4
      Oklahoma...........   198.4   199.2   199.0   200.1   143.1   146.7   145.5   146.0   324.9   329.6   331.7   331.2
      Oregon ............   218.2   223.9   224.5   224.8   174.2   166.8   166.8   168.4   296.5   300.1   302.2   301.9
      Pennsylvania....... 1,097.3 1,115.1 1,118.7 1,118.0   506.8   494.8   491.3   492.0   744.7   750.3   752.8   752.1
      Rhode Island.......    99.8    99.9    99.8    99.6    51.6    50.7    50.0    50.4    64.0    62.1    62.6    62.0
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   206.9   206.1   206.6   208.4   221.1   204.9   204.0   205.8   347.7   340.1   341.1   341.0
      South Dakota (3) ..    61.9    63.2    63.1    63.3    43.0    42.7    42.1    43.0    76.2    77.0    76.5    76.5
      Tennessee (3) .....   357.2   366.8   364.9   364.2   275.3   269.2   268.1   271.2   429.6   427.2   426.1   428.8
      Texas.............. 1,284.8 1,333.8 1,338.6 1,344.4 1,012.1 1,006.6 1,016.0 1,015.2 1,775.3 1,801.7 1,809.1 1,814.9
      Utah...............   145.6   148.7   149.7   150.0   115.5   110.4   110.9   110.2   211.0   216.5   217.1   218.0
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    58.8    60.0    60.2    60.1    32.9    31.6    31.2    30.8    54.0    53.9    53.9    54.2
      Virginia...........   436.6   437.7   441.0   440.3   352.1   338.0   343.8   347.8   692.3   701.3   700.5   705.8
      Washington.........   360.1   364.7   364.2   364.8   284.5   282.7   283.7   286.8   543.9   547.8   551.9   550.1
      West Virginia......   116.4   117.2   117.7   117.9    72.9    71.5    70.5    71.4   147.6   146.1   146.9   146.9
      Wisconsin..........   404.1   412.9   414.4   413.5   260.8   250.7   248.7   253.6   420.6   424.8   428.6   426.9
      Wyoming............   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      34.7    34.4    33.6    34.1    69.3    70.5    70.4    70.8

        1 Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown
     separately.
        2 This series is not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the
     trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
        3 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
        p = preliminary.
        NOTE:  Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2008 benchmark levels. 
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available.  
     
     
     

                                                                                                           ESTABLISHMENT DATA
     ESTABLISHMENT DATA
                                                                                                      NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     
     Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted

     (In thousands)
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                        Total                        Mining and Logging                 Construction         
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
           State                April              May             April            May            April            May      
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                            2008     2009     2008     2009p     2008    2009    2008   2009p   2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                             
      Alabama...........   2,008.4  1,915.8  2,012.0  1,915.9    12.6    12.6    12.5    12.6   110.5    92.2   111.0    91.2
      Alaska............     313.1    314.0    328.9    327.8    14.8    15.4    15.1    15.5    15.7    15.0    17.8    16.8
      Arizona...........   2,655.3  2,481.2  2,648.3  2,459.9    13.0    10.6    13.3    10.6   195.0   140.4   193.4   138.9
      Arkansas..........   1,208.4  1,181.9  1,213.2  1,179.4    10.2    11.4    10.6    11.5    55.7    52.7    56.7    52.9
      California........  15,094.7 14,408.1 15,126.4 14,387.6    27.9    26.5    28.6    26.9   800.0   650.0   803.4   649.9
                                                                                                                             
      Colorado..........   2,348.8  2,260.1  2,359.8  2,262.2    27.4    27.3    28.0    26.4   160.1   137.9   165.0   139.2
      Connecticut.......   1,705.4  1,640.6  1,717.3  1,653.3      .7      .7      .8      .7    66.2    50.7    67.5    53.7
      Delaware .........     435.1    413.9    437.0    417.9    (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     26.3    22.2    26.2    22.1
      District of                                                                                                            
        Columbia........     701.7    703.6    703.3    702.1    (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     12.6    12.1    12.9    12.3
      Florida...........   7,875.9  7,495.4  7,848.6  7,420.7     6.4     6.2     6.3     6.2   526.9   426.1   524.2   431.3
                                                                                                                             
      Georgia...........   4,137.0  3,936.5  4,147.4  3,930.4    10.4     9.8    10.3     9.8   208.7   175.5   209.4   172.3
      Hawaii ...........     619.8    603.2    625.4    604.7    (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     38.5    32.5    38.0    32.8
      Idaho ............     645.3    614.5    655.8    618.1     3.5     2.4     4.0     2.6    44.7    38.4    46.9    39.4
      Illinois..........   5,962.7  5,703.9  6,012.3  5,731.2     9.8    10.2    10.2    10.3   255.9   222.3   267.4   231.4
      Indiana...........   2,974.1  2,839.4  3,002.5  2,844.8     6.7     6.9     6.8     7.0   143.7   123.3   148.7   131.4
                                                                                                                             
      Iowa..............   1,528.5  1,492.7  1,545.3  1,501.4     2.2     2.2     2.3     2.3    70.0    64.9    75.9    69.3
      Kansas............   1,399.0  1,362.7  1,405.6  1,366.5     9.6    10.1     9.6    10.1    64.5    56.0    66.2    56.8
      Kentucky..........   1,862.0  1,793.6  1,878.7  1,788.6    22.7    25.5    23.4    25.7    83.9    69.9    87.6    69.3
      Louisiana.........   1,943.5  1,937.3  1,949.3  1,933.6    54.1    53.0    54.4    52.4   134.0   139.5   135.5   139.2
      Maine.............     609.3    589.2    622.4    600.0     2.2     1.8     1.8     1.6    27.9    24.8    30.6    26.9
                                                                                                                             
      Maryland..........   2,609.5  2,540.2  2,626.4  2,561.5    (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    182.0   152.7   182.3   154.9
      Massachusetts.....   3,293.3  3,179.2  3,320.4  3,207.4     1.4     1.2     1.5     1.2   130.7   112.7   136.8   116.2
      Michigan..........   4,171.4  3,894.1  4,227.0  3,927.6     7.5     7.2     8.0     7.6   146.6   124.8   160.6   134.5
      Minnesota.........   2,747.0  2,658.1  2,791.9  2,695.6     5.9     5.3     6.3     5.0   102.3    87.0   115.7    99.1
      Mississippi.......   1,161.6  1,122.0  1,160.9  1,120.7     9.4     9.4     9.5     9.5    63.5    58.3    64.5    61.1
                                                                                                                             
      Missouri .........   2,808.4  2,742.1  2,828.4  2,750.8     5.0     4.8     4.9     4.8   140.5   128.3   144.4   130.0
      Montana...........     442.4    436.0    450.8    440.7     7.8     7.9     8.0     8.1    29.2    24.5    30.8    25.1
      Nebraska..........     965.2    946.4    975.5    953.7    (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     49.9    46.7    51.9    49.1
      Nevada............   1,280.5  1,202.7  1,285.6  1,204.1    11.9    12.4    12.0    12.4   119.0    96.5   120.6    95.3
      New Hampshire.....     641.1    626.6    650.1    634.1     1.0      .8     1.0     1.0    25.5    20.8    26.7    22.4
                                                                                                                             
      New Jersey........   4,064.9  3,925.6  4,093.8  3,953.8     1.6     1.6     1.7     1.7   165.3   144.0   168.6   143.9
      New Mexico........     848.1    825.8    851.8    831.3    20.6    19.2    21.0    19.3    58.5    48.6    58.5    50.2
      New York..........   8,779.3  8,591.9  8,846.4  8,650.0     6.0     5.9     6.6     6.3   351.3   325.9   366.5   341.2
      North Carolina....   4,150.7  3,957.7  4,176.3  3,969.7     6.6     6.4     6.6     6.4   239.8   196.1   241.1   195.5
      North Dakota......     365.9    367.7    371.7    375.1     6.2     7.3     6.5     7.5    18.9    18.0    21.3    22.1
                                                                                                                             
      Ohio..............   5,387.4  5,125.9  5,438.1  5,169.1    11.5    11.5    11.9    11.8   208.2   176.0   218.3   185.9
      Oklahoma..........   1,598.2  1,576.0  1,608.5  1,569.2    50.6    46.3    51.4    44.9    74.8    74.4    76.1    73.3
      Oregon............   1,728.5  1,633.9  1,736.0  1,643.6     8.3     6.9     8.4     7.1    94.7    76.6    96.0    78.3
      Pennsylvania......   5,826.4  5,655.7  5,862.3  5,674.3    21.6    23.0    22.1    23.4   255.3   229.5   264.4   239.3
      Rhode Island......     485.0    463.4    489.7    467.6      .2      .2      .3      .2    20.3    17.3    21.2    18.4
                                                                                                                             
      South Carolina....   1,950.0  1,861.4  1,963.5  1,873.2     4.4     4.2     4.4     4.2   114.2   103.0   114.3   104.2
      South Dakota......     407.1    401.6    416.6    410.7    (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     22.2    21.2    24.5    23.9
      Tennessee.........   2,798.6  2,670.9  2,805.9  2,674.8    (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    136.8   111.5   137.5   110.1
      Texas.............  10,619.3 10,446.6 10,663.6 10,441.2   224.3   216.3   226.3   210.7   678.0   614.7   679.9   607.3
      Utah..............   1,259.1  1,221.0  1,256.7  1,214.8    11.8    13.5    12.3    13.7    91.0    75.3    92.6    75.8
                                                                                                                             
      Vermont...........     304.6    292.0    308.6    295.6      .8      .8      .9      .8    14.2    12.3    16.2    14.0
      Virginia..........   3,770.5  3,670.5  3,787.7  3,687.7    10.9    11.0    11.0    11.1   225.5   192.6   226.2   193.1
      Washington........   2,960.6  2,858.4  2,981.4  2,876.5     7.3     6.7     7.5     7.1   201.7   173.8   204.7   176.2
      West Virginia.....     760.1    739.3    766.8    744.1    29.7    28.6    30.5    27.7    38.2    34.1    39.0    36.3
      Wisconsin.........   2,863.3  2,736.0  2,903.7  2,769.9     3.1     2.9     3.5     3.3   113.6    96.6   123.4   106.7
      Wyoming...........     290.4    287.9    298.9    294.0    28.0    27.1    28.6    26.1    26.8    24.3    28.4    26.0
                                                                                                                             
      Puerto Rico.......   1,014.8    975.7  1,015.4    977.0    (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     58.0    49.5    58.2    48.0






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                   Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
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                            2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   288.1   255.1   287.7   253.0   389.7   376.3   390.2   377.1    27.4    25.9    27.2    25.8
      Alaska.............    10.6    10.4    10.9    10.9    62.5    61.8    66.9    65.3     6.9     7.0     7.1     7.1
      Arizona............   174.9   166.5   174.7   165.8   518.7   481.3   519.1   480.6    42.1    39.9    43.2    40.2
      Arkansas...........   184.0   166.4   183.8   164.5   247.4   234.5   248.5   235.1    19.1    17.0    18.7    17.0
      California......... 1,429.9 1,318.6 1,434.1 1,312.5 2,852.2 2,669.1 2,856.7 2,672.4   476.2   455.1   480.7   447.0
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   145.0   132.7   145.5   130.8   427.6   409.8   427.8   411.4    77.2    74.0    77.1    74.2
      Connecticut........   187.9   174.8   188.5   174.3   308.2   295.3   311.0   298.7    38.5    35.4    38.5    35.0
      Delaware ..........    32.3    27.7    31.4    27.6    80.5    75.1    81.3    76.5     7.1     7.1     7.1     7.1
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........     1.6     1.3     1.7     1.3    27.9    26.4    27.9    26.5    20.9    19.3    21.0    19.3
      Florida............   378.5   339.6   377.2   335.5 1,593.5 1,516.2 1,590.8 1,505.4   157.8   148.3   158.1   147.1
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   415.0   365.2   413.5   361.5   876.4   830.7   877.5   827.5   109.4   104.2   109.9   103.6
      Hawaii ............    15.0    14.3    15.1    14.3   118.8   112.5   118.3   112.6    10.4     9.3    10.7     9.3
      Idaho .............    63.9    56.6    63.9    56.4   130.8   121.1   131.9   121.7    10.9    12.1    11.8    12.2
      Illinois...........   663.2   592.0   663.3   583.8 1,199.3 1,153.4 1,208.1 1,158.0   115.8   109.6   116.3   108.7
      Indiana............   530.7   451.3   533.4   438.6   577.1   555.4   583.9   561.2    39.7    38.6    40.2    39.0
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   228.7   206.3   229.5   202.5   307.4   311.4   310.5   313.7    33.9    32.9    34.1    32.9
      Kansas.............   188.0   173.3   185.5   171.6   261.6   257.2   262.7   257.4    39.7    37.7    39.2    37.5
      Kentucky...........   248.8   212.4   250.9   209.9   380.5   371.7   383.5   369.7    29.7    29.3    30.0    29.1
      Louisiana..........   152.4   146.0   153.4   144.4   382.5   378.0   383.6   377.5    30.1    27.5    30.9    27.0
      Maine..............    58.7    53.5    59.3    53.1   121.6   115.8   123.7   117.6    10.9    10.2    10.8    10.2
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   128.9   123.6   128.9   123.4   463.9   445.0   466.6   447.2    50.6    48.4    50.8    48.7
      Massachusetts......   287.9   272.6   288.2   272.7   563.2   538.6   568.9   544.7    90.7    85.0    90.7    85.0
      Michigan...........   577.8   470.5   577.5   456.9   765.0   716.2   776.6   723.1    61.8    56.9    62.3    56.6
      Minnesota..........   333.9   301.2   336.7   302.0   520.1   503.3   527.1   502.5    57.8    56.2    57.8    55.9
      Mississippi........   163.2   145.5   162.6   143.5   224.5   217.3   224.3   217.3    13.5    13.2    13.5    13.2
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   291.6   262.7   294.1   259.9   542.1   527.6   545.1   530.1    63.8    63.2    64.4    63.0
      Montana............    20.1    19.0    20.3    19.2    91.7    88.9    92.4    90.1     7.7     7.2     7.6     7.3
      Nebraska...........   102.0    93.6   102.2    93.4   203.3   200.0   205.6   199.5    19.1    17.9    18.8    17.8
      Nevada.............    48.8    45.0    49.0    45.1   231.2   223.1   231.3   223.7    15.4    14.3    15.9    14.5
      New Hampshire......    76.1    68.9    76.3    68.4   137.2   136.9   139.5   139.9    12.6    12.1    12.6    12.1
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   302.9   270.7   302.2   271.4   857.9   835.6   865.6   838.8    93.1    89.6    92.7    88.8
      New Mexico.........    35.1    31.7    35.3    31.2   144.9   137.5   145.1   138.9    15.1    15.0    15.4    15.3
      New York...........   534.7   497.2   536.8   495.2 1,510.3 1,451.3 1,522.9 1,461.7   260.6   254.5   263.2   252.5
      North Carolina.....   520.9   453.4   520.5   450.9   769.2   724.9   772.0   730.3    72.1    67.9    72.3    67.4
      North Dakota.......    26.3    24.6    26.4    24.1    77.5    78.4    78.3    78.7     7.4     7.2     7.5     7.2
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   744.8   635.9   746.2   621.3 1,032.4   989.2 1,040.6   999.3    86.5    79.1    86.5    79.5
      Oklahoma...........   151.6   138.1   151.8   135.6   288.4   284.7   289.5   285.5    29.2    28.8    29.3    28.7
      Oregon.............   196.7   168.6   196.1   167.9   335.2   309.7   335.4   311.6    36.0    35.0    36.3    34.8
      Pennsylvania.......   647.1   579.2   649.3   576.1 1,122.1 1,086.6 1,131.4 1,095.3   107.7    98.4   108.1    98.2
      Rhode Island.......    48.8    43.6    48.6    43.5    77.1    72.5    77.5    73.3    10.8    10.2    10.6    10.1
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   245.4   218.9   245.7   216.7   374.9   358.0   374.8   360.8    28.6    29.5    28.8    29.8
      South Dakota.......    42.6    39.1    42.9    38.8    81.1    81.0    82.3    82.2     6.8     6.8     6.9     6.9
      Tennessee..........   367.3   326.1   366.9   320.8   603.3   574.3   603.1   574.0    51.1    47.3    51.3    47.4
      Texas..............   926.0   864.1   928.3   853.4 2,129.3 2,071.8 2,135.4 2,067.7   218.6   206.4   219.6   206.1
      Utah...............   127.2   114.1   126.7   113.7   246.9   240.5   247.9   241.6    30.9    29.2    31.4    29.7
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    35.0    30.9    35.1    30.9    58.2    55.3    59.2    56.4     5.8     5.5     5.8     5.5
      Virginia...........   267.7   243.8   266.6   239.6   654.0   633.7   657.6   639.7    88.2    80.7    88.3    81.0
      Washington.........   291.7   266.6   293.4   266.5   549.8   522.1   552.7   525.6   104.2   101.8   104.9   100.8
      West Virginia......    56.8    51.5    56.8    51.4   141.0   135.3   141.4   135.7    11.2    10.5    11.2    10.5
      Wisconsin..........   493.4   436.9   493.7   432.2   536.1   509.0   542.6   512.6    50.2    49.1    50.9    49.3
      Wyoming............     9.8     9.6     9.8     9.7    54.7    54.6    55.7    55.4     4.0     4.0     4.0     4.0
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........   102.5    94.6   102.0    93.1   179.1   172.2   180.6   173.8    20.7    19.4    20.6    19.6






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                Financial activities         Professional and business     Education and health services 
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                               April            May            April            May            April            May      
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............    99.3    99.4    99.4    98.9   223.6   201.8   222.0   202.5   211.0   214.2   211.6   215.6
      Alaska.............    14.6    14.5    15.0    14.9    25.5    25.5    26.9    27.7    37.5    38.6    37.7    38.7
      Arizona............   177.2   169.1   177.1   168.2   393.0   354.0   389.8   344.4   319.1   317.6   320.3   317.0
      Arkansas...........    52.4    49.6    52.7    50.1   117.2   115.7   118.0   114.4   157.4   163.2   157.6   164.3
      California.........   858.7   807.1   857.3   804.5 2,255.0 2,138.6 2,246.7 2,127.5 1,738.4 1,760.0 1,736.7 1,758.8
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   157.0   147.0   156.0   147.7   352.7   321.3   354.2   325.5   248.8   256.8   250.2   258.5
      Connecticut........   143.0   139.6   143.5   139.7   208.0   192.0   207.5   191.8   297.7   302.5   296.0   301.3
      Delaware ..........    45.5    44.5    45.7    44.3    60.2    53.8    59.8    54.1    60.1    61.8    60.2    62.1
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    28.4    27.5    28.3    27.5   153.7   150.0   153.8   148.5   102.5   110.2   102.1   107.5
      Florida............   529.1   508.2   528.7   505.3 1,166.2 1,078.5 1,160.3 1,065.2 1,045.9 1,062.0 1,048.1 1,054.1
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   226.3   215.5   226.5   214.9   566.2   515.5   565.5   507.4   464.5   478.6   466.3   482.5
      Hawaii ............    29.7    28.7    29.6    28.6    76.0    73.5    75.7    73.7    73.7    74.7    74.0    75.1
      Idaho .............    31.7    30.9    31.8    30.8    81.0    73.8    82.0    75.1    77.7    78.3    77.6    78.1
      Illinois...........   394.1   376.4   394.8   375.0   866.7   795.8   870.5   799.1   796.8   804.2   798.9   804.7
      Indiana............   135.7   132.6   136.5   131.8   287.6   265.8   287.7   266.5   407.1   422.5   405.6   416.3
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   102.6   101.7   102.9   102.7   123.5   112.9   123.4   114.6   209.2   212.8   207.4   210.4
      Kansas.............    73.3    71.4    73.5    71.2   148.8   140.4   148.5   140.4   177.0   178.6   177.3   177.9
      Kentucky...........    92.0    90.1    92.4    89.0   184.1   177.0   183.9   172.8   244.4   246.4   244.9   247.2
      Louisiana..........    94.8    92.3    94.9    93.0   206.6   202.7   206.8   201.8   256.2   260.1   255.1   260.4
      Maine..............    32.7    31.7    32.9    31.9    56.1    54.5    56.9    56.0   117.9   119.5   118.0   119.2
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   154.1   144.9   154.1   143.3   400.7   394.4   401.4   398.8   381.9   390.7   382.7   391.2
      Massachusetts......   220.6   207.8   221.1   209.1   488.3   455.3   491.5   460.4   646.9   654.9   638.7   648.9
      Michigan...........   205.7   192.5   207.8   192.6   567.4   499.5   574.0   509.1   608.2   616.2   611.3   614.1
      Minnesota..........   176.6   174.6   177.0   175.3   326.1   294.7   329.0   298.4   442.7   462.5   442.2   461.9
      Mississippi........    47.0    44.4    47.1    45.2    96.3    89.0    95.9    87.2   128.6   130.3   127.8   130.4
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   165.5   161.8   166.4   162.6   346.5   335.0   343.7   333.2   392.2   399.7   391.6   400.0
      Montana............    21.8    21.6    21.9    21.5    40.8    39.1    41.6    39.4    60.9    63.3    61.0    62.2
      Nebraska...........    69.0    68.1    69.3    68.8   106.5    99.9   106.7    98.8   132.5   134.4   133.0   134.9
      Nevada.............    62.2    58.7    62.0    59.3   156.0   141.7   156.6   142.2    95.7    97.6    95.9    97.2
      New Hampshire......    38.0    37.2    38.2    36.7    67.4    64.5    67.7    65.9   104.7   107.7   105.0   107.6
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   271.8   257.7   272.5   258.8   618.7   575.6   619.4   578.2   590.9   601.3   592.7   602.2
      New Mexico.........    34.7    33.7    34.8    33.6   107.3   105.0   107.6   105.2   115.8   118.7   116.1   119.6
      New York...........   721.8   689.9   722.2   688.3 1,158.5 1,114.3 1,159.0 1,119.1 1,646.9 1,682.9 1,638.2 1,671.9
      North Carolina.....   212.6   203.0   212.7   202.2   505.9   465.3   507.1   465.3   533.6   545.3   535.6   544.2
      North Dakota.......    20.1    20.2    20.2    20.0    30.3    29.4    30.5    30.0    52.0    52.4    52.1    53.0
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   291.4   276.7   292.1   279.4   673.5   616.1   673.8   619.4   817.8   829.5   816.2   832.6
      Oklahoma...........    83.3    80.4    83.5    80.1   185.4   176.3   185.5   171.8   198.6   199.9   199.4   200.2
      Oregon.............   102.9    96.3   102.8    95.9   197.5   180.5   197.6   180.4   220.7   227.4   220.2   226.3
      Pennsylvania.......   329.9   316.6   331.1   316.0   712.9   678.7   714.4   675.1 1,109.8 1,133.3 1,099.7 1,121.1
      Rhode Island.......    33.4    32.0    33.5    32.1    55.3    51.9    55.3    52.1   102.0   101.8   101.4   101.0
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   106.1   102.3   106.6   104.0   224.4   211.9   226.7   211.8   206.0   207.8   207.4   208.9
      South Dakota.......    30.9    30.1    31.2    30.0    28.2    26.7    28.2    26.6    61.6    63.4    62.0    63.4
      Tennessee..........   145.0   137.6   145.4   138.7   324.4   303.8   323.4   306.7   356.2   365.2   356.7   364.4
      Texas..............   647.7   639.7   650.3   641.6 1,339.7 1,279.2 1,341.3 1,275.5 1,278.8 1,339.8 1,284.9 1,345.7
      Utah...............    74.6    72.7    74.3    72.3   162.2   157.4   164.2   157.1   147.2   151.3   143.1   147.3
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    12.8    12.5    12.9    12.6    22.5    20.5    23.4    21.3    58.7    60.3    59.1    60.1
      Virginia...........   189.3   186.4   189.3   186.8   655.6   640.2   656.2   640.3   440.9   445.1   441.7   444.0
      Washington.........   153.2   146.6   154.2   146.4   351.0   328.1   352.4   328.1   361.8   367.6   363.5   368.4
      West Virginia......    29.9    28.4    29.8    28.2    61.0    58.9    61.1    58.3   116.4   117.8   116.5   118.1
      Wisconsin..........   163.8   159.4   164.8   159.6   279.8   253.8   281.1   259.2   403.1   414.5   404.5   414.1
      Wyoming............    11.5    11.5    11.6    11.5    18.3    17.5    18.9    18.2    24.2    24.9    24.2    24.9
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    48.0    43.9    47.7    43.6   107.1   101.5   107.2   101.5   112.2   111.0   112.2   111.8






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              Leisure and hospitality              Other services                    Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                               April            May            April            May            April            May      
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   177.5   174.1   179.8   176.0    82.4    77.5    82.6    77.5   386.3   386.7   388.0   385.7
      Alaska.............    29.0    28.8    34.7    33.6    11.4    11.2    11.6    11.5    84.6    85.8    85.2    85.8
      Arizona............   279.1   264.3   274.9   262.4   101.0    94.2   101.1    94.0   442.2   443.3   441.4   437.8
      Arkansas...........   101.8   104.4   103.0   104.4    45.8    44.9    46.0    44.1   217.4   222.1   217.6   221.1
      California......... 1,578.5 1,516.8 1,592.8 1,528.1   518.8   504.9   521.1   505.3 2,559.1 2,561.4 2,568.3 2,554.7
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   271.7   264.2   268.7   256.6    94.4    92.4    94.7    92.6   386.9   396.7   392.6   399.3
      Connecticut........   134.9   132.6   142.7   140.9    63.3    63.0    63.7    63.1   257.0   254.0   257.6   254.1
      Delaware ..........    39.9    38.1    42.0    40.4    20.4    20.3    20.5    20.3    62.8    63.3    62.8    63.4
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    59.1    58.8    59.2    59.8    64.9    64.5    65.1    64.5   230.1   233.5   231.3   234.9
      Florida............   979.8   937.0   967.7   911.9   345.3   332.4   346.8   330.9 1,146.5 1,140.9 1,140.4 1,127.8
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   400.2   388.9   407.1   398.1   161.2   155.6   162.4   155.3   698.7   697.0   699.0   697.5
      Hawaii ............   108.5   101.8   108.5   101.5    27.4    26.9    27.6    26.9   121.8   129.0   127.9   129.9
      Idaho .............    62.1    58.6    64.3    59.8    20.6    19.3    20.9    18.7   118.4   123.0   120.7   123.3
      Illinois...........   532.6   510.1   548.4   532.5   260.8   257.3   263.1   257.9   867.7   872.6   871.3   869.8
      Indiana............   283.9   284.6   294.6   295.3   112.6   107.8   113.8   108.1   449.3   450.6   451.3   449.6
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   136.1   132.1   140.7   136.1    57.7    56.5    58.1    56.5   257.2   259.0   260.5   260.4
      Kansas.............   116.9   115.0   119.2   116.7    53.8    54.3    54.0    54.5   265.8   268.7   269.9   272.4
      Kentucky...........   174.0   176.2   178.5   177.4    75.1    72.6    75.7    74.0   326.8   322.5   327.9   324.5
      Louisiana..........   198.7   197.6   200.1   199.1    68.9    70.5    69.4    69.6   365.2   370.1   365.2   369.2
      Maine..............    54.1    52.1    60.7    58.2    19.8    19.4    20.1    19.6   107.4   105.9   107.6   105.7
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   235.7   224.8   246.8   238.0   118.1   115.6   118.6   116.5   493.6   500.1   494.2   499.5
      Massachusetts......   297.1   287.9   313.9   304.2   119.2   114.3   120.4   116.7   447.3   448.9   448.7   448.3
      Michigan...........   390.8   376.1   414.0   400.6   175.3   170.6   177.6   172.1   665.3   663.6   657.3   660.4
      Minnesota..........   239.5   230.7   253.3   248.4   118.2   116.2   118.6   116.4   423.9   426.4   428.2   430.7
      Mississippi........   127.3   123.3   128.4   124.3    37.5    36.9    37.9    36.7   250.8   254.4   249.4   252.3
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   282.9   278.2   293.4   284.7   121.3   116.9   121.8   117.5   457.0   463.9   458.6   465.0
      Montana............    56.7    56.7    58.8    58.3    17.6    17.1    17.6    17.2    88.1    90.7    90.8    92.3
      Nebraska...........    82.4    81.1    84.7    84.8    35.2    34.7    35.5    35.4   165.3   170.0   167.8   171.2
      Nevada.............   338.7   315.9   339.4   316.7    36.8    36.4    37.4    36.7   164.8   161.1   165.5   161.0
      New Hampshire......    59.3    58.4    63.6    61.8    21.7    21.4    22.0    22.3    97.6    97.9    97.5    96.0
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   336.5   323.2   352.4   343.0   165.5   162.6   167.0   165.3   660.7   663.7   659.0   661.7
      New Mexico.........    87.2    84.4    87.8    86.1    29.4    29.1    29.8    29.3   199.5   202.9   200.4   202.6
      New York...........   700.6   685.6   732.9   718.0   367.2   366.8   370.5   369.9 1,521.4 1,517.6 1,527.6 1,525.9
      North Carolina.....   397.4   387.8   409.4   401.1   175.9   172.2   177.7   173.2   716.7   735.4   721.3   733.2
      North Dakota.......    33.2    33.0    34.1    35.1    15.5    15.4    15.6    15.1    78.5    81.8    79.2    82.3
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   491.5   494.2   516.5   517.8   220.4   216.5   221.9   217.9   809.4   801.2   814.1   804.2
      Oklahoma...........   143.7   146.7   146.3   149.2    63.4    63.5    63.5    62.7   329.2   336.9   332.2   337.2
      Oregon.............   172.8   164.7   175.5   169.6    61.1    60.4    61.7    60.8   302.6   307.8   306.0   310.9
      Pennsylvania.......   498.5   484.4   525.6   507.9   253.7   251.7   255.5   252.4   767.8   774.3   760.7   769.5
      Rhode Island.......    49.7    48.2    53.0    51.3    22.7    22.1    22.9    22.1    64.7    63.6    65.4    63.5
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   223.4   206.8   229.3   213.9    71.7    71.8    72.5    71.9   350.9   347.2   353.0   347.0
      South Dakota.......    41.3    40.5    44.2    44.1    15.8    15.5    16.0    15.8    76.6    77.3    78.4    79.0
      Tennessee..........   276.4   270.1   281.5   276.4   104.7   101.6   106.0   102.3   433.4   433.4   434.1   434.0
      Texas.............. 1,017.2 1,023.1 1,032.1 1,032.4   362.4   353.3   364.2   359.4 1,797.3 1,838.2 1,801.3 1,841.4
      Utah...............   117.4   112.1   114.2   109.3    35.5    33.7    35.7    33.3   214.4   221.2   214.3   221.0
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    30.5    28.2    29.9    28.1     9.8     9.4     9.9     9.5    56.3    56.3    56.2    56.4
      Virginia...........   349.3   340.0   361.6   355.3   188.5   188.3   189.6   186.2   700.6   708.7   699.6   710.6
      Washington.........   282.7   281.2   287.2   290.2   107.3   105.5   108.1   108.1   549.9   558.4   552.8   559.1
      West Virginia......    72.2    69.9    74.1    72.4    55.8    55.1    56.2    55.7   147.9   149.2   150.2   149.8
      Wisconsin..........   252.3   241.8   267.6   260.1   138.4   132.6   139.1   134.7   429.5   439.4   432.5   438.1
      Wyoming............    31.6    31.0    34.1    33.4    12.0    12.1    12.2    12.0    69.5    71.3    71.4    72.8
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    74.5    72.4    74.0    72.6    17.1    15.3    16.9    15.4   295.6   295.9   296.0   297.6

        1 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
        p = preliminary.
        NOTE:  Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2008 benchmark levels.  
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available.
     
     
     

Last Modified Date: June 19, 2009