Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, October 19, 2012                USDL-12-2073

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    REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- SEPTEMBER 2012


Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in September.
Forty-one states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate
decreases, six states posted rate increases, and three states had no change,
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-four states and
the District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year
earlier, while six states experienced increases. The national jobless rate
decreased to 7.8 percent from August and was 1.2 percentage points lower
than in September 2011.

In September 2012, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 35 states
and the District of Columbia and decreased in 15 states. The largest
over-the-month increase in employment occurred in Texas (+21,000),
followed by Pennsylvania (+17,800) and the District of Columbia
(+14,200). The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred
in Michigan (-13,000), followed by Ohio (-12,800) and Oregon (-7,900).
The District of Columbia experienced the largest over-the-month
percentage increase in employment (+2.0 percent), followed by Maine
(+0.9 percent) and South Carolina (+0.7 percent). Oregon and Wyoming
experienced the largest over-the-month percentage declines in employment
(-0.5 percent each), followed by West Virginia (-0.4 percent). Over the
year, nonfarm employment increased in 44 states and the District of
Columbia, decreased in 5 states, and remained unchanged in Maine. The
largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota
(+5.6 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in
employment occurred in New Mexico and West Virginia (-1.3 percent each).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

The West continued to record the highest regional unemployment rate in
September, 9.1 percent, while the Midwest again reported the lowest rate,
7.4 percent. Over the month, three regions experienced statistically
significant unemployment rate changes, all of which were declines: the
West (-0.3 percentage point), South (-0.2 point), and Midwest (-0.1 point).
Significant over-the-year rate changes were registered in the same three
regions: the West (-1.2 percentage points) and the Midwest and South
(-1.0 point each). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report
the highest jobless rate, 9.7 percent in September. The West North
Central again registered the lowest rate, 5.7 percent. Five divisions
experienced statistically significant unemployment rate changes over
the month: the Pacific and West South Central (-0.3 percentage point
each), the Mountain and West North Central (-0.2 point each), and the
South Atlantic (-0.1 point). Seven divisions had significant rate
changes from a year earlier, all of which were decreases. The largest
of these declines occurred in the Pacific (-1.2 percentage points).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nevada continued to record the highest unemployment rate among the states,
11.8 percent in September. Rhode Island and California posted the next
highest rates, 10.5 and 10.2 percent, respectively. North Dakota again
registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.0 percent. In total, 21 states
reported jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 7.8
percent, 14 states had measurably higher rates, and 15 states and the
District of Columbia had rates that were not appreciably different from
that of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

Seventeen states reported statistically significant over-the-month
unemployment rate decreases in September. The largest of these
occurred in South Carolina (-0.5 percentage point), followed by
California, Hawaii, Louisiana, and Utah (-0.4 point each). The
remaining 33 states and the District of Columbia recorded jobless
rates that were not measurably different from those of a month
earlier, though some had changes that were at least as large
numerically as the significant changes. (See table B.)

Twenty states and the District of Columbia reported statistically
significant unemployment rate changes from September 2011, all of
which were declines. The largest of these occurred in Nevada (-1.8
percentage points). (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In September 2012, eight states and the District of Columbia recorded
statistically significant over-the-month increases in employment. The
largest of these occurred in Pennsylvania (+17,800), the District of
Columbia (+14,200), and Illinois (+13,800). Three states experienced
statistically significant employment declines over the month, the 
largest of which was in Michigan (-13,000). (See table D.)

Over the year, 30 states experienced statistically significant changes
in employment, with only West Virginia’s employment decreasing (-10,000).
The largest over-the-year jobs increase occurred in Texas (+262,700),
followed by California (+262,000) and New York (+125,000). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for
September is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at
10:00 a.m. (EDT). The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment
news release for October is scheduled to be released on Tuesday,
November 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).



Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., September 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |         Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           7.8
                                     |
California ..........................|          10.2
Connecticut .........................|           8.9
Delaware ............................|           6.8
Florida .............................|           8.7
Georgia .............................|           9.0
Hawaii ..............................|           5.7
Illinois ............................|           8.8
Iowa ................................|           5.2
Kansas ..............................|           5.9
Maryland ............................|           6.9
                                     |
Massachusetts .......................|           6.5
Michigan ............................|           9.3
Minnesota ...........................|           5.8
Mississippi .........................|           9.2
Missouri ............................|           6.9
Montana .............................|           6.1
Nebraska ............................|           3.9
Nevada ..............................|          11.8
New Hampshire .......................|           5.7
New Jersey ..........................|           9.8
                                     |
New Mexico ..........................|           6.4
New York ............................|           8.9
North Carolina ......................|           9.6
North Dakota ........................|           3.0
Ohio ................................|           7.0
Oklahoma ............................|           5.2
Oregon ..............................|           8.7
Rhode Island ........................|          10.5
South Carolina ......................|           9.1
South Dakota ........................|           4.4
                                     |
Texas ...............................|           6.8
Utah ................................|           5.4
Vermont .............................|           5.4
Virginia ............................|           5.9
Wyoming .............................|           5.4
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from August 2012 to September 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |   August  | September |    change(p)
                                |    2012   |  2012(p)  |
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California .....................|    10.6   |    10.2   |      -0.4
Colorado .......................|     8.2   |     8.0   |       -.2
Florida ........................|     8.8   |     8.7   |       -.1
Georgia ........................|     9.2   |     9.0   |       -.2
Hawaii .........................|     6.1   |     5.7   |       -.4
Idaho ..........................|     7.4   |     7.1   |       -.3
Iowa ...........................|     5.5   |     5.2   |       -.3
Kansas .........................|     6.2   |     5.9   |       -.3
Louisiana ......................|     7.4   |     7.0   |       -.4
Missouri .......................|     7.2   |     6.9   |       -.3
                                |           |           |
Montana ........................|     6.3   |     6.1   |       -.2
Nebraska .......................|     4.0   |     3.9   |       -.1
Nevada .........................|    12.1   |    11.8   |       -.3
New York .......................|     9.1   |     8.9   |       -.2
South Carolina .................|     9.6   |     9.1   |       -.5
Texas ..........................|     7.1   |     6.8   |       -.3
Utah ...........................|     5.8   |     5.4   |       -.4
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   p = preliminary.


Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from September 2011 to September 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              | September | September |    change(p)
                                |   2011    |  2012(p)  |
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Arizona ........................|     9.4   |     8.2   |      -1.2
Arkansas .......................|     8.1   |     7.1   |      -1.0
California .....................|    11.7   |    10.2   |      -1.5
District of Columbia ...........|    10.4   |     8.7   |      -1.7
Florida ........................|    10.4   |     8.7   |      -1.7
Georgia ........................|     9.8   |     9.0   |       -.8
Hawaii .........................|     6.8   |     5.7   |      -1.1
Idaho ..........................|     8.7   |     7.1   |      -1.6
Illinois .......................|    10.1   |     8.8   |      -1.3
Indiana ........................|     9.2   |     8.2   |      -1.0
                                |           |           |
Kansas .........................|     6.7   |     5.9   |       -.8
Mississippi ....................|    10.9   |     9.2   |      -1.7
Missouri .......................|     8.5   |     6.9   |      -1.6
Nebraska .......................|     4.4   |     3.9   |       -.5
Nevada .........................|    13.6   |    11.8   |      -1.8
North Carolina .................|    10.7   |     9.6   |      -1.1
North Dakota ...................|     3.6   |     3.0   |       -.6
Ohio ...........................|     8.6   |     7.0   |      -1.6
Oklahoma .......................|     6.3   |     5.2   |      -1.1
Texas ..........................|     7.9   |     6.8   |      -1.1
Utah ...........................|     6.5   |     5.4   |      -1.1
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   p = preliminary.


Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
August 2012 to September 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                              |    August   |   September | Over-the-month
           State              |     2012    |    2012(p)  |    change(p)
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District of Columbia..........|     725,400 |     739,600 |      14,200
Illinois......................|   5,697,700 |   5,711,500 |      13,800
Kentucky......................|   1,831,400 |   1,840,700 |       9,300
Maine.........................|     590,600 |     595,800 |       5,200
Maryland......................|   2,571,500 |   2,581,300 |       9,800
Michigan......................|   3,995,700 |   3,982,700 |     -13,000
Nevada........................|   1,129,000 |   1,136,100 |       7,100
Oregon........................|   1,639,500 |   1,631,600 |      -7,900
Pennsylvania..................|   5,716,100 |   5,733,900 |      17,800
South Carolina................|   1,846,800 |   1,860,500 |      13,700
Virginia......................|   3,711,000 |   3,722,500 |      11,500
West Virginia.................|     750,700 |     747,500 |      -3,200
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   p = preliminary.


Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
September 2011 to September 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   September |   September | Over-the-year
           State              |     2011    |    2012(p)  |   change(p) 
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Arizona.......................|   2,416,400 |   2,469,500 |      53,100
California....................|  14,085,900 |  14,347,900 |     262,000
Colorado......................|   2,262,900 |   2,300,200 |      37,300
Florida.......................|   7,286,300 |   7,349,800 |      63,500
Georgia.......................|   3,885,800 |   3,942,100 |      56,300
Hawaii........................|     593,400 |     605,700 |      12,300
Idaho.........................|     607,700 |     618,800 |      11,100
Illinois......................|   5,659,000 |   5,711,500 |      52,500
Indiana.......................|   2,834,500 |   2,899,600 |      65,100
Kentucky......................|   1,793,700 |   1,840,700 |      47,000
                              |             |             |            
Louisiana.....................|   1,915,200 |   1,938,500 |      23,300
Massachusetts.................|   3,205,000 |   3,249,600 |      44,600
Michigan......................|   3,944,000 |   3,982,700 |      38,700
Minnesota.....................|   2,684,300 |   2,713,500 |      29,200
Montana.......................|     426,300 |     434,200 |       7,900
Nebraska......................|     945,600 |     958,300 |      12,700
New Jersey....................|   3,861,400 |   3,905,400 |      44,000
New York......................|   8,700,000 |   8,825,000 |     125,000
North Carolina................|   3,921,500 |   3,953,000 |      31,500
North Dakota..................|     398,400 |     420,700 |      22,300
                              |             |             |            
Ohio..........................|   5,088,500 |   5,177,200 |      88,700
Oklahoma......................|   1,557,100 |   1,596,700 |      39,600
Pennsylvania..................|   5,692,800 |   5,733,900 |      41,100
South Carolina................|   1,831,200 |   1,860,500 |      29,300
Tennessee.....................|   2,664,700 |   2,685,100 |      20,400
Texas.........................|  10,594,900 |  10,857,600 |     262,700
Utah..........................|   1,218,800 |   1,238,600 |      19,800
Virginia......................|   3,686,500 |   3,722,500 |      36,000
Washington....................|   2,823,000 |   2,880,600 |      57,600
West Virginia.................|     757,500 |     747,500 |     -10,000
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   p = preliminary.




Technical Note

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

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

   Definitions. The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau. The LAUS program measures employment
and unemployment on a place-of-residence basis. The universe for each
is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and over.
Employed persons are those who did any work at all for pay or profit in
the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month) or worked
15 hours or more without pay in a family business or farm, plus those
not working who had a job from which they were temporarily absent, whether
or not paid, for such reasons as labor-management dispute, illness, or
vacation. Unemployed persons are those who were not employed during the
reference week (based on the definition above), had actively looked for a
job sometime in the 4-week period ending with the reference week, and
were currently available for work; persons on lay-off expecting recall
need not be looking for work to be counted as unemployed. The labor force
is the sum of employed and unemployed persons. The unemployment rate is
the number of unemployed as a percent of the labor force.

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

   Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data for prior years reflect
adjustments made at the end of each year. The adjusted estimates reflect updated
population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions in the other data
sources, and model reestimation. In most years, historical data for the most
recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted) are
revised near the beginning of each calendar year, prior to the release of January
estimates.

   Seasonal adjustment. The LAUS program introduced smoothed seasonally adjusted
(SSA) estimates in January 2010. These are seasonally-adjusted data that have
incorporated a long-run trend smoothing procedure, resulting in estimates that
are less volatile than those previously produced. The estimates are smoothed using
a Henderson Trend Filter (H13). The H13 uses a filtering procedure, based on moving
averages, to remove the irregular fluctuations from the seasonally-adjusted series,
leaving the trend. The same process is used on both historical and current year
estimates. For more information about the smoothing technique, see the BLS Web
site at www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm.

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

Employment--from the CES program

   Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls who
receive pay for any part of the pay period that includes the 12th of the month.
Persons are counted at their place of work rather than at their place of residence;
those appearing on more than one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries
are classified on the basis of their principal activity in accordance with the
2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

   Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a "link relative"
technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month employment to that of
the previous month is computed from a sample of establishments reporting for
both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are obtained by
multiplying the estimates for the previous month by these ratios. Small-domain
models are used as the official estimators for the approximately 39 percent of
CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based
estimates.

   Annual revisions. Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a complete
count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax reports that are
submitted by employers who are covered under state unemployment insurance (UI)
laws. The benchmark information is used to adjust the monthly estimates between
the new benchmark and the preceding one and also to establish the level of 
employment for the new benchmark month. Thus, the benchmarking process establishes
the level of employment, and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month
changes in the level for the subsequent months.

   Seasonal adjustment. Payroll employment data are seasonally adjusted at the
statewide supersector level. In some states, the seasonally adjusted payroll 
employment total is computed by aggregating the independently adjusted supersector
series. In other states, the seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is 
independently adjusted. Revisions of historical data for the most recent 5 years
are made once a year, coincident with annual benchmark adjustments.

   Caution on aggregating state data. State estimation procedures are designed
to produce accurate data for each individual state. BLS independently develops a
national employment series; state estimates are not forced to sum to national
totals. Because each state series is subject to larger sampling and nonsampling
errors than the national series, summing them cumulates individual state level
errors and can cause significant distortions at an aggregate level. Due to these
statistical limitations, BLS does not compile a "sum-of-states" employment series,
and cautions users that such a series is subject to a relatively large and volatile
error structure.

Reliability of the estimates

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

   Use of error measures. In 2005, the LAUS program introduced several improvements
to its methodology. Among these were 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 highlighting the direction
of the movements in regional and state unemployment rates and state nonfarm payroll
employment regardless of their statistical significance. The remainder of the analysis
in the release takes statistical significance into consideration.

   Labor force and unemployment estimates. Model-based error measures for 
seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month
and over-the-year changes are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm.
BLS uses a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS
unemployment rates are statistically significant. The average magnitude of the
current year over-the-month change in a state unemployment rate that is required
for statistical significance at the 90-percent confidence level is just over
0.2 percentage point; the average amount of the current over-the-year change in
a state rate for significance is about 0.9 point. More details can be found on 
the Web site. Measures of nonsampling error are not available, but additional
information on the subject is provided in Employment and Earnings Online at
www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm.

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

Additional information

   More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop these
estimates 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 380 metropolitan areas and metropolitan
New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) are available in the news release, Metropolitan
Area Employment and Unemployment. Estimates of labor force, employment, and unemployment
for approximately 7,300 subnational areas are available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/lau/.
Employment data from the CES program for states and metropolitan areas are available
on the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals
upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA

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      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Sept.    July     Aug.     Sept.    Sept.    July     Aug.     Sept.    Sept.    July     Aug.     Sept. 
                       2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012  
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,164.7 28,376.6 28,322.5 28,355.8  2,314.6  2,379.1  2,427.6  2,401.7    8.2      8.4      8.6      8.5  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,730.4  7,718.2  7,699.5  7,712.3    591.3    547.1    565.1    568.5    7.6      7.1      7.3      7.4  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,434.3 20,658.3 20,622.9 20,643.5  1,723.3  1,832.0  1,862.5  1,833.2    8.4      8.9      9.0      8.9  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,193.0 56,388.2 56,334.0 56,448.4  4,944.4  4,480.9  4,493.8  4,397.5    8.8      7.9      8.0      7.8  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,791.6 29,818.1 29,777.9 29,886.1  2,766.3  2,496.8  2,504.7  2,468.5    9.3      8.4      8.4      8.3  
  East South Central  8,728.9  8,665.0  8,668.6  8,668.2    817.8    734.8    744.4    731.3    9.4      8.5      8.6      8.4  
  West South Central 17,672.6 17,905.1 17,887.5 17,894.1  1,360.2  1,249.2  1,244.8  1,197.6    7.7      7.0      7.0      6.7  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,313.0 34,186.4 34,091.7 34,137.9  2,881.4  2,547.7  2,572.8  2,523.0    8.4      7.5      7.5      7.4  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,287.6 23,228.7 23,166.6 23,213.6  2,161.3  1,907.8  1,932.1  1,901.4    9.3      8.2      8.3      8.2  
  West North Central 11,025.5 10,957.7 10,925.0 10,924.3    720.1    640.0    640.7    621.6    6.5      5.8      5.9      5.7  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,873.1 35,887.6 35,780.2 35,764.5  3,695.4  3,389.0  3,356.2  3,262.3   10.3      9.4      9.4      9.1  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,968.1 10,975.0 10,955.3 10,962.9    968.7    888.9    881.9    857.3    8.8      8.1      8.0      7.8  
  Pacific........... 24,905.0 24,912.6 24,825.0 24,801.6  2,726.7  2,500.1  2,474.3  2,405.0   10.9     10.0     10.0      9.7  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The states (including the District of Columbia) that compose the various census
divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New
Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South
Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West
North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. 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                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           August          September           August          September           August          September    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,423.3 28,553.5 28,165.2 28,346.5  2,319.6  2,394.0  2,253.3  2,228.7    8.2      8.4      8.0      7.9  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,823.9  7,796.2  7,729.7  7,719.6    592.9    566.5    578.3    536.6    7.6      7.3      7.5      7.0  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,599.4 20,757.3 20,435.6 20,626.8  1,726.7  1,827.5  1,675.0  1,692.0    8.4      8.8      8.2      8.2  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,322.4 56,509.1 56,396.6 56,630.9  5,098.9  4,468.8  4,963.7  4,173.6    9.1      7.9      8.8      7.4  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,897.1 29,911.6 29,886.8 30,052.7  2,863.6  2,511.7  2,777.8  2,379.0    9.6      8.4      9.3      7.9  
  East South Central  8,744.6  8,697.5  8,768.8  8,663.4    834.8    731.9    820.4    681.8    9.5      8.4      9.4      7.9  
  West South Central 17,680.7 17,900.0 17,741.0 17,914.8  1,400.5  1,225.2  1,365.5  1,112.8    7.9      6.8      7.7      6.2  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,518.2 34,283.3 34,363.1 34,227.7  2,918.5  2,520.1  2,763.9  2,280.7    8.5      7.4      8.0      6.7  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,458.4 23,324.9 23,329.5 23,295.2  2,186.4  1,890.0  2,074.9  1,725.8    9.3      8.1      8.9      7.4  
  West North Central 11,059.8 10,958.4 11,033.6 10,932.5    732.1    630.1    689.0    554.9    6.6      5.7      6.2      5.1  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,994.5 35,908.9 36,018.2 35,869.8  3,761.4  3,313.5  3,628.8  3,058.6   10.4      9.2     10.1      8.5  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,017.8 11,017.4 11,024.9 11,012.2    991.2    868.3    956.2    805.7    9.0      7.9      8.7      7.3  
  Pacific........... 24,976.7 24,891.5 24,993.3 24,857.6  2,770.2  2,445.2  2,672.6  2,252.9   11.1      9.8     10.7      9.1  

   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
                                                                                                                               
                           Sept.     July      Aug.     Sept.      Sept.     July      Aug.     Sept.    Sept. July  Aug. Sept.
                           2011      2012      2012     2012p      2011      2012      2012     2012p    2011  2012  2012 2012p
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,183.0   2,157.4   2,158.3   2,154.9    192.7     179.2     183.3     177.8    8.8   8.3   8.5   8.3
Alaska.................     367.4     367.4     366.1     365.8     27.8      28.0      28.3      27.6    7.6   7.6   7.7   7.5
Arizona................   3,020.9   3,005.6   3,003.1   3,006.9    283.5     248.9     249.8     245.2    9.4   8.3   8.3   8.2
Arkansas...............   1,369.5   1,382.9   1,379.4   1,376.8    110.3     100.7     100.2      98.3    8.1   7.3   7.3   7.1
California.............  18,406.6  18,404.5  18,339.5  18,333.1  2,153.0   1,962.3   1,935.6   1,876.5   11.7  10.7  10.6  10.2
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,920.2   4,840.5   4,814.1   4,799.9    609.7     540.8     530.8     509.8   12.4  11.2  11.0  10.6
Colorado...............   2,723.0   2,733.1   2,721.7   2,722.2    222.8     227.3     224.4     217.8    8.2   8.3   8.2   8.0
Connecticut............   1,916.3   1,912.3   1,902.9   1,897.8    165.7     163.4     171.1     169.5    8.6   8.5   9.0   8.9
Delaware...............     439.8     439.8     437.9     438.5     32.6      30.0      30.2      30.0    7.4   6.8   6.9   6.8
District of Columbia...     343.2     353.8     354.0     357.4     35.7      31.7      31.2      30.9   10.4   8.9   8.8   8.7
Florida................   9,265.0   9,271.2   9,262.7   9,299.7    962.5     818.3     819.1     808.5   10.4   8.8   8.8   8.7
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,262.4   1,298.0   1,287.9   1,285.7    132.7     123.1     118.2     113.5   10.5   9.5   9.2   8.8
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,731.3   4,761.6   4,759.9   4,778.0    464.9     438.1     438.7     429.5    9.8   9.2   9.2   9.0
Hawaii.................     660.6     644.1     640.3     640.7     45.0      40.8      38.9      36.6    6.8   6.3   6.1   5.7
Idaho..................     771.8     779.1     776.4     776.0     67.4      58.6      57.1      55.3    8.7   7.5   7.4   7.1
Illinois...............   6,578.5   6,574.7   6,556.3   6,585.6    665.4     587.1     593.6     582.6   10.1   8.9   9.1   8.8
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,077.9   4,089.5   4,089.6   4,114.1    427.2     359.0     362.8     356.4   10.5   8.8   8.9   8.7
Indiana................   3,198.4   3,159.9   3,141.1   3,142.6    294.9     259.5     260.0     256.4    9.2   8.2   8.3   8.2
Iowa...................   1,660.4   1,651.3   1,642.3   1,637.9     97.5      87.9      89.7      85.8    5.9   5.3   5.5   5.2
Kansas.................   1,504.5   1,489.4   1,484.3   1,484.1    100.1      93.2      92.5      87.4    6.7   6.3   6.2   5.9
Kentucky...............   2,066.4   2,066.4   2,068.8   2,073.3    195.5     170.8     175.1     174.5    9.5   8.3   8.5   8.4
Louisiana..............   2,053.9   2,080.5   2,076.1   2,072.3    148.3     157.9     153.7     144.2    7.2   7.6   7.4   7.0
Maine..................     704.7     706.5     705.4     705.6     52.0      53.8      54.0      53.4    7.4   7.6   7.7   7.6
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   3,074.2   3,078.1   3,071.1   3,079.1    216.8     214.8     217.0     213.9    7.1   7.0   7.1   6.9
Massachusetts..........   3,452.2   3,451.0   3,448.3   3,461.4    249.9     210.8     218.6     225.4    7.2   6.1   6.3   6.5
Michigan...............   4,648.0   4,660.5   4,658.7   4,665.6    473.3     421.4     436.6     432.3   10.2   9.0   9.4   9.3
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,014.3   1,987.4   1,992.2   2,002.4    229.1     202.9     213.3     215.0   11.4  10.2  10.7  10.7
Minnesota..............   2,979.0   2,971.9   2,969.1   2,972.3    187.0     172.4     175.4     173.1    6.3   5.8   5.9   5.8
Mississippi............   1,347.9   1,333.0   1,333.4   1,335.6    146.4     122.0     122.0     122.7   10.9   9.2   9.1   9.2
Missouri...............   3,044.2   2,998.1   2,986.7   2,986.6    257.5     216.8     213.9     206.0    8.5   7.2   7.2   6.9
Montana................     505.4     510.3     509.9     509.8     34.8      32.5      32.4      31.0    6.9   6.4   6.3   6.1
Nebraska...............   1,008.4   1,015.7   1,014.8   1,018.3     44.7      40.7      40.9      39.7    4.4   4.0   4.0   3.9
Nevada.................   1,385.3   1,367.2   1,368.5   1,366.6    188.3     163.7     165.9     161.6   13.6  12.0  12.1  11.8
New Hampshire..........     738.7     739.7     738.0     738.8     40.2      40.2      41.9      42.0    5.4   5.4   5.7   5.7
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,562.1   4,594.9   4,579.9   4,577.4    427.3     450.8     455.2     448.4    9.4   9.8   9.9   9.8
New Mexico.............     926.1     923.2     920.0     922.1     68.2      60.9      59.7      58.8    7.4   6.6   6.5   6.4
New York...............   9,496.2   9,579.9   9,545.4   9,556.3    784.7     869.4     871.6     848.4    8.3   9.1   9.1   8.9
  New York City........   3,947.5   3,979.2   3,966.6   3,969.2    360.4     398.6     393.3     377.7    9.1  10.0   9.9   9.5
North Carolina.........   4,660.8   4,647.8   4,648.1   4,673.8    497.0     445.7     451.9     448.3   10.7   9.6   9.7   9.6
North Dakota...........     384.8     388.2     387.3     388.3     13.7      11.5      11.6      11.7    3.6   3.0   3.0   3.0
Ohio...................   5,799.2   5,770.8   5,751.4   5,758.6    497.1     418.1     413.5     405.9    8.6   7.2   7.2   7.0
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,085.9   1,073.6   1,063.9   1,063.0     84.1      75.4      75.1      74.2    7.7   7.0   7.1   7.0
Oklahoma...............   1,774.6   1,795.7   1,799.2   1,813.0    112.5      88.4      91.4      94.2    6.3   4.9   5.1   5.2
Oregon.................   1,992.0   1,981.5   1,974.4   1,970.4    187.5     172.6     175.0     171.1    9.4   8.7   8.9   8.7
Pennsylvania...........   6,373.7   6,478.2   6,475.5   6,504.1    508.7     509.1     524.8     530.2    8.0   7.9   8.1   8.2
Rhode Island...........     562.8     554.8     554.7     558.0     63.8      59.9      59.2      58.6   11.3  10.8  10.7  10.5
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,159.1   2,143.9   2,131.7   2,134.3    220.8     207.0     205.0     194.3   10.2   9.7   9.6   9.1
South Dakota...........     446.0     444.3     442.1     442.6     20.1      19.5      19.7      19.7    4.5   4.4   4.5   4.4
Tennessee..............   3,133.2   3,107.8   3,109.8   3,107.3    284.1     261.7     264.1     258.2    9.1   8.4   8.5   8.3
Texas..................  12,475.6  12,642.2  12,628.6  12,632.0    990.0     903.8     901.6     861.6    7.9   7.1   7.1   6.8
Utah...................   1,332.6   1,352.9   1,355.5   1,357.9     86.0      81.7      78.7      73.1    6.5   6.0   5.8   5.4
Vermont................     358.8     357.1     356.7     357.3     19.8      18.0      19.0      19.4    5.5   5.0   5.3   5.4
Virginia...............   4,320.5   4,333.4   4,321.4   4,331.9    273.1     255.3     255.5     254.0    6.3   5.9   5.9   5.9
Washington.............   3,483.5   3,517.9   3,497.9   3,495.5    315.1     298.8     302.1     296.4    9.0   8.5   8.6   8.5
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,497.7   1,510.3   1,506.8   1,511.5    122.7     113.1     116.9     114.2    8.2   7.5   7.8   7.6
West Virginia..........     799.9     801.0     798.2     799.6     64.1      58.9      59.7      60.8    8.0   7.3   7.5   7.6
Wisconsin..............   3,057.4   3,068.1   3,061.2   3,060.1    227.6     224.2     229.1     223.6    7.4   7.3   7.5   7.3
Wyoming................     304.6     307.0     306.3     305.9     17.9      17.3      17.4      16.7    5.9   5.6   5.7   5.4
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,276.9   1,267.2   1,267.5   1,265.6    197.9     173.3     171.4     172.5   15.5  13.7  13.5  13.6

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1,
2009, and are available at 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  
                                                                                                                                   
                               August            September             August            September          August      September  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2011      2012      2011     2012p      2011      2012      2011     2012p    2011   2012   2011   2012p
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,195.6   2,164.8   2,193.5   2,146.4    205.6     184.4     196.9     162.5    9.4    8.5    9.0    7.6 
Alaska.................     372.2     370.6     369.0     366.4     25.1      24.3      25.4      23.4    6.7    6.5    6.9    6.4 
Arizona................   3,025.1   3,014.6   3,038.7   3,022.1    296.7     257.2     289.3     240.9    9.8    8.5    9.5    8.0 
Arkansas...............   1,369.9   1,382.6   1,375.0   1,377.9    109.3      96.3     105.6      90.1    8.0    7.0    7.7    6.5 
California.............  18,449.4  18,406.7  18,473.7  18,374.4  2,199.3   1,916.8   2,124.6   1,774.6   11.9   10.4   11.5    9.7 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,924.0   4,819.1   4,945.6   4,807.0    635.1     538.9     617.3     489.0   12.9   11.2   12.5   10.2 
Colorado...............   2,738.2   2,732.8   2,744.9   2,746.0    222.5     212.7     216.8     203.2    8.1    7.8    7.9    7.4 
Connecticut............   1,936.6   1,913.0   1,914.3   1,888.8    171.7     176.2     162.2     155.4    8.9    9.2    8.5    8.2 
Delaware...............     440.7     439.0     436.7     436.2     32.7      30.5      32.0      28.6    7.4    6.9    7.3    6.6 
District of Columbia...     344.4     357.4     344.3     361.8     35.9      31.5      36.3      31.7   10.4    8.8   10.5    8.8 
Florida................   9,308.7   9,314.2   9,326.7   9,381.7  1,013.6     837.2     987.0     806.7   10.9    9.0   10.6    8.6 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,270.9   1,292.8   1,268.3   1,288.8    145.3     122.3     137.5     112.7   11.4    9.5   10.8    8.7 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,731.1   4,762.5   4,739.1   4,790.5    477.8     434.6     469.3     412.7   10.1    9.1    9.9    8.6 
Hawaii.................     659.3     640.8     657.6     641.2     45.9      36.7      46.1      35.9    7.0    5.7    7.0    5.6 
Idaho..................     774.6     779.7     773.3     777.0     66.3      53.5      63.0      49.5    8.6    6.9    8.1    6.4 
Illinois...............   6,606.9   6,576.6   6,591.2   6,624.9    678.1     587.1     646.3     536.6   10.3    8.9    9.8    8.1 
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                  
    Naperville (1).....   4,084.1   4,098.6   4,065.3   4,125.0    429.0     359.1     409.4     328.1   10.5    8.8   10.1    8.0 
Indiana................   3,208.1   3,152.2   3,207.5   3,160.2    297.6     253.3     284.4     237.3    9.3    8.0    8.9    7.5 
Iowa...................   1,658.1   1,636.3   1,663.2   1,638.5     96.3      86.8      91.9      72.5    5.8    5.3    5.5    4.4 
Kansas.................   1,499.5   1,482.1   1,505.7   1,483.2    104.0      92.0     100.4      78.0    6.9    6.2    6.7    5.3 
Kentucky...............   2,067.0   2,077.7   2,074.7   2,076.5    192.6     174.7     192.9     162.3    9.3    8.4    9.3    7.8 
Louisiana..............   2,062.7   2,086.1   2,062.9   2,069.4    156.5     151.5     147.7     130.9    7.6    7.3    7.2    6.3 
Maine..................     720.0     721.3     706.5     706.2     48.0      48.2      47.5      47.3    6.7    6.7    6.7    6.7 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   3,086.6   3,088.4   3,079.4   3,086.5    224.1     216.6     215.4     201.7    7.3    7.0    7.0    6.5 
Massachusetts..........   3,491.6   3,493.5   3,447.5   3,466.4    250.3     222.2     250.4     223.5    7.2    6.4    7.3    6.4 
Michigan...............   4,700.4   4,703.0   4,655.3   4,667.1    485.1     433.6     455.1     384.9   10.3    9.2    9.8    8.2 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,045.9   2,027.5   2,023.1   2,011.2    242.6     221.7     226.1     201.0   11.9   10.9   11.2   10.0 
Minnesota..............   3,004.6   2,992.5   2,990.5   2,977.9    185.0     169.0     173.9     156.6    6.2    5.6    5.8    5.3 
Mississippi............   1,338.2   1,328.3   1,351.5   1,337.1    142.8     113.5     146.1     120.6   10.7    8.5   10.8    9.0 
Missouri...............   3,047.1   2,987.8   3,040.0   2,982.1    268.8     213.1     251.8     187.0    8.8    7.1    8.3    6.3 
Montana................     512.4     517.5     505.7     508.6     32.9      29.3      31.3      26.0    6.4    5.7    6.2    5.1 
Nebraska...............   1,007.3   1,016.9   1,003.7   1,016.6     44.1      38.8      41.8      34.3    4.4    3.8    4.2    3.4 
Nevada.................   1,388.1   1,372.1   1,391.6   1,363.8    192.0     164.2     189.3     152.7   13.8   12.0   13.6   11.2 
New Hampshire..........     747.2     746.4     737.5     737.5     40.7      42.3      38.6      38.0    5.4    5.7    5.2    5.1 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,582.1   4,598.2   4,553.0   4,552.1    424.0     444.8     419.0     418.6    9.3    9.7    9.2    9.2 
New Mexico.............     928.0     923.0     926.8     926.7     70.9      58.8      66.7      55.6    7.6    6.4    7.2    6.0 
New York...............   9,582.8   9,616.3   9,487.8   9,539.8    774.9     844.5     773.6     783.5    8.1    8.8    8.2    8.2 
  New York City........   3,958.6   3,971.9   3,946.3   3,959.1    363.3     383.1     359.8     348.8    9.2    9.6    9.1    8.8 
North Carolina.........   4,670.3   4,671.6   4,671.3   4,712.4    503.7     452.5     483.6     421.1   10.8    9.7   10.4    8.9 
North Dakota...........     391.5     395.6     386.2     391.0     13.5      11.1      11.2       9.2    3.5    2.8    2.9    2.4 
Ohio...................   5,861.9   5,810.0   5,811.3   5,782.6    500.9     397.0     479.4     377.5    8.5    6.8    8.2    6.5 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,102.9   1,075.8   1,088.1   1,071.7     86.6      74.0      81.7      70.2    7.9    6.9    7.5    6.5 
Oklahoma...............   1,768.5   1,806.0   1,777.4   1,825.0    107.8      90.3     109.7      89.8    6.1    5.0    6.2    4.9 
Oregon.................   2,008.7   1,988.9   2,000.8   1,972.0    187.8     171.4     176.3     150.4    9.4    8.6    8.8    7.6 
Pennsylvania...........   6,434.4   6,542.9   6,394.8   6,534.9    527.8     538.2     482.4     489.9    8.2    8.2    7.5    7.5 
Rhode Island...........     567.1     561.5     563.2     562.5     63.8      59.3      60.9      55.1   11.3   10.6   10.8    9.8 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,179.1   2,142.4   2,158.4   2,138.5    231.4     201.2     221.9     177.4   10.6    9.4   10.3    8.3 
South Dakota...........     451.6     447.2     444.4     443.2     20.4      19.4      18.0      17.4    4.5    4.3    4.0    3.9 
Tennessee..............   3,143.8   3,126.7   3,149.1   3,103.4    293.9     259.2     284.5     236.4    9.3    8.3    9.0    7.6 
Texas..................  12,479.7  12,625.3  12,525.6  12,642.4  1,026.9     887.1   1,002.6     802.1    8.2    7.0    8.0    6.3 
Utah...................   1,342.4   1,368.6   1,338.6   1,361.9     92.7      76.8      83.4      64.2    6.9    5.6    6.2    4.7 
Vermont................     361.4     360.6     360.6     358.1     18.4      18.2      18.7      17.4    5.1    5.0    5.2    4.9 
Virginia...............   4,332.8   4,334.0   4,325.9   4,339.4    281.0     250.5     272.4     243.3    6.5    5.8    6.3    5.6 
Washington.............   3,487.2   3,484.5   3,492.3   3,503.7    312.1     296.0     300.1     268.5    9.0    8.5    8.6    7.7 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,487.7   1,494.7   1,501.1   1,513.7    119.1     114.4     123.4     106.5    8.0    7.7    8.2    7.0 
West Virginia..........     803.3     802.2     805.1     805.6     63.3      57.2      59.9      55.8    7.9    7.1    7.4    6.9 
Wisconsin..............   3,081.2   3,083.1   3,064.2   3,060.3    224.7     219.1     209.7     189.5    7.3    7.1    6.8    6.2 
Wyoming................     307.2     309.0     305.7     306.1     17.2      15.8      16.3      13.6    5.6    5.1    5.3    4.4 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,257.3   1,257.8   1,275.7   1,258.0    206.3     177.9     195.9     176.5   16.4   14.1   15.4   14.0 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current
Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1, 2009, and
are available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total(1) Construction Manufacturing
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012(p)
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012(p)
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012(p)

Alabama(2)

1,865.7 1,873.3 1,875.8 1,878.3 78.0 72.7 74.3 73.7 - - - -

Alaska

328.1 328.4 329.9 330.6 14.9 12.5 12.1 12.5 12.2 12.3 12.3 12.1

Arizona

2,416.4 2,460.0 2,462.5 2,469.5 114.3 120.2 119.6 117.6 150.2 151.6 151.4 151.7

Arkansas

1,154.7 1,165.1 1,168.1 1,165.5 47.3 41.9 44.2 44.2 155.9 156.9 155.6 155.5

California

14,085.9 14,334.3 14,339.4 14,347.9 548.4 575.7 577.7 574.1 1,248.8 1,243.8 1,243.7 1,237.8


Colorado

2,262.9 2,293.3 2,293.2 2,300.2 111.6 117.4 116.7 117.1 129.7 133.1 133.0 132.0

Connecticut

1,624.2 1,631.6 1,624.1 1,626.1 49.7 48.7 47.3 48.1 166.5 166.4 165.1 164.8

Delaware(3)

416.0 417.1 414.9 416.2 19.0 18.1 18.0 17.5 25.6 26.1 25.4 25.5

District of Columbia(2)(3)

733.0 738.6 725.4 739.6 12.0 13.8 13.9 13.5 - - - -

Florida

7,286.3 7,325.1 7,349.0 7,349.8 322.4 309.3 313.2 317.4 311.6 312.0 311.2 311.9


Georgia

3,885.8 3,934.0 3,938.3 3,942.1 143.1 137.9 137.7 138.7 350.8 355.1 357.1 357.5

Hawaii(3)

593.4 598.5 603.4 605.7 28.1 28.4 29.0 28.6 13.2 13.4 13.5 13.6

Idaho

607.7 612.7 616.7 618.8 29.9 29.2 29.9 30.4 55.4 57.7 58.1 57.3

Illinois

5,659.0 5,688.9 5,697.7 5,711.5 192.6 185.0 183.9 184.2 573.8 597.8 597.4 594.8

Indiana

2,834.5 2,887.1 2,902.2 2,899.6 125.0 128.4 131.1 131.3 466.3 488.0 487.2 485.8


Iowa

1,478.1 1,492.9 1,493.8 1,489.6 63.0 64.6 62.6 64.8 208.9 218.2 217.2 216.6

Kansas

1,337.9 1,349.0 1,349.5 1,348.1 52.6 53.6 51.7 53.4 161.6 164.4 165.8 165.9

Kentucky

1,793.7 1,828.7 1,831.4 1,840.7 67.8 64.9 64.7 65.3 213.2 221.1 220.6 218.6

Louisiana

1,915.2 1,944.4 1,945.2 1,938.5 123.6 122.1 121.5 121.6 139.0 141.3 140.9 138.6

Maine

595.8 593.2 590.6 595.8 24.6 23.2 23.2 23.8 49.6 49.8 49.3 49.4


Maryland(3)

2,555.8 2,568.9 2,571.5 2,581.3 147.3 146.0 145.9 147.2 112.9 111.0 110.7 110.7

Massachusetts

3,205.0 3,248.0 3,244.5 3,249.6 106.6 103.4 101.8 104.0 255.1 256.8 256.7 256.0

Michigan

3,944.0 3,996.5 3,995.7 3,982.7 125.4 119.3 119.7 122.4 506.3 532.2 524.3 523.4

Minnesota

2,684.3 2,708.3 2,707.6 2,713.5 90.0 94.1 92.8 94.3 302.6 308.5 305.4 302.9

Mississippi

1,092.4 1,083.3 1,082.2 1,085.4 48.1 43.5 44.5 44.8 133.8 136.7 136.2 135.2


Missouri

2,645.8 2,639.8 2,654.7 2,657.2 102.8 94.5 95.8 100.1 247.9 249.9 253.2 247.1

Montana

426.3 431.1 433.6 434.2 24.6 25.4 25.1 25.6 16.8 16.8 16.8 16.8

Nebraska(3)

945.6 956.5 955.1 958.3 40.6 45.4 45.1 45.1 93.0 94.7 94.4 94.5

Nevada

1,130.1 1,131.5 1,129.0 1,136.1 53.2 47.8 46.7 48.2 38.0 37.3 37.3 37.2

New Hampshire

623.9 626.7 627.4 625.7 21.2 21.6 21.1 21.7 66.1 66.3 65.4 65.3


New Jersey

3,861.4 3,904.3 3,906.6 3,905.4 131.1 123.7 121.9 117.7 251.6 246.9 244.1 245.0

New Mexico

805.2 798.2 794.3 794.6 42.5 42.5 39.9 38.9 29.4 30.2 30.0 30.2

New York

8,700.0 8,806.0 8,815.4 8,825.0 306.3 297.2 298.5 293.8 456.6 458.1 454.9 452.6

North Carolina

3,921.5 3,952.3 3,952.9 3,953.0 177.7 170.9 168.2 169.3 434.7 441.1 437.1 435.9

North Dakota

398.4 420.8 421.7 420.7 25.5 27.5 27.5 28.3 23.7 25.1 25.3 25.2


Ohio

5,088.5 5,189.6 5,190.0 5,177.2 176.9 177.2 179.6 177.9 640.8 663.6 663.5 657.1

Oklahoma

1,557.1 1,588.0 1,600.4 1,596.7 69.6 68.1 69.8 69.0 130.2 137.5 137.5 138.2

Oregon

1,621.5 1,634.4 1,639.5 1,631.6 69.6 69.7 70.4 68.8 167.2 168.2 170.7 169.9

Pennsylvania

5,692.8 5,710.1 5,716.1 5,733.9 224.0 217.8 215.0 214.9 562.9 569.1 570.8 567.4

Rhode Island

459.7 455.8 456.0 458.0 15.7 16.3 16.7 16.5 40.9 41.3 40.8 40.6


South Carolina

1,831.2 1,851.2 1,846.8 1,860.5 75.6 74.7 75.4 74.4 218.1 221.6 222.2 222.9

South Dakota(3)

404.1 409.9 408.7 407.6 20.7 19.6 19.2 19.6 38.9 40.1 39.4 40.1

Tennessee(3)

2,664.7 2,688.2 2,681.8 2,685.1 111.8 115.9 117.5 118.0 304.2 316.7 313.5 313.3

Texas

10,594.9 10,807.6 10,836.6 10,857.6 559.5 583.6 596.4 592.3 840.1 857.9 853.6 857.4

Utah

1,218.8 1,232.6 1,236.3 1,238.6 65.5 65.3 66.7 66.4 115.0 118.7 117.8 116.8


Vermont

300.3 305.6 302.8 302.9 13.4 13.8 13.6 13.9 30.7 31.3 30.9 30.6

Virginia

3,686.5 3,723.8 3,711.0 3,722.5 176.4 177.6 175.1 176.6 229.0 228.7 225.9 225.7

Washington

2,823.0 2,880.2 2,875.3 2,880.6 137.6 138.9 141.3 142.1 272.9 286.4 287.8 287.3

West Virginia

757.5 753.0 750.7 747.5 33.5 35.7 36.2 35.7 49.6 47.2 47.2 47.1

Wisconsin

2,734.0 2,716.8 2,727.8 2,729.2 87.3 82.1 82.1 82.0 443.6 451.0 446.7 446.7

Wyoming

286.0 290.8 290.5 289.0 20.9 20.1 20.2 20.3 9.1 8.9 8.8 8.8


Puerto Rico(3)

924.1 913.4 918.8 911.8 33.3 34.0 33.5 32.4 83.2 78.7 79.2 79.1

Virgin Islands(2)

43.5 41.1 40.8 40.8 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown separately.
(2) Missing series (denoted by '-') are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
(3) Mining and logging is combined with construction.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Trade, transportation, and utilities Financial activities Professional and business services
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012(p)
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012(p)
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012(p)

Alabama

364.2 370.2 369.2 367.9 92.6 93.2 94.9 95.0 212.6 214.4 217.3 219.2

Alaska

63.8 64.2 64.4 64.6 14.8 15.4 15.0 15.1 27.8 27.3 27.5 27.7

Arizona

475.3 481.9 484.8 485.3 165.9 170.6 171.8 171.0 339.6 349.9 354.4 353.2

Arkansas

232.5 234.5 233.4 233.1 47.8 47.4 47.3 46.7 116.7 117.9 119.2 118.6

California

2,670.9 2,703.8 2,706.6 2,709.7 761.0 780.6 781.6 783.3 2,143.0 2,235.7 2,228.9 2,231.0


Colorado

402.8 407.8 405.5 407.6 143.5 144.6 146.2 145.6 340.1 348.7 349.2 348.4

Connecticut

295.3 296.2 294.8 294.0 134.5 131.6 131.7 131.9 194.5 194.5 194.8 194.2

Delaware

74.9 74.8 74.9 75.7 42.8 44.0 43.9 44.6 55.2 54.0 52.8 53.1

District of Columbia

26.9 27.6 27.5 27.4 27.2 26.3 26.5 26.8 150.3 150.5 147.7 147.4

Florida

1,503.4 1,514.6 1,513.2 1,518.2 482.4 486.2 489.4 486.9 1,057.4 1,087.8 1,100.0 1,091.5


Georgia

820.0 838.4 842.6 842.1 208.2 208.1 206.7 206.6 553.6 577.4 575.7 577.3

Hawaii

111.2 113.8 114.2 114.1 27.1 27.6 28.1 28.1 75.2 75.8 76.3 75.8

Idaho

120.9 124.9 125.0 124.9 29.2 28.6 28.7 28.5 75.2 75.4 75.4 76.0

Illinois

1,139.9 1,138.0 1,137.3 1,134.6 361.4 364.5 365.8 366.9 831.5 855.0 855.1 862.9

Indiana

546.0 551.7 553.0 553.9 131.0 130.1 128.3 128.6 288.2 301.2 299.0 295.7


Iowa

302.0 300.1 300.8 300.1 100.1 102.0 102.4 102.9 123.3 123.7 123.2 124.5

Kansas

252.4 251.5 250.8 251.8 73.1 73.5 72.8 72.8 151.5 159.0 160.2 158.9

Kentucky

363.8 366.8 369.4 376.9 84.0 84.2 84.4 84.7 192.0 207.9 208.3 208.7

Louisiana

372.4 379.8 380.6 378.2 94.7 98.9 97.3 97.6 198.8 199.0 198.0 199.6

Maine

119.6 118.8 118.7 118.6 31.7 31.7 31.4 31.7 57.3 56.7 55.8 57.2


Maryland

441.4 441.5 440.7 442.7 141.5 140.0 138.7 138.4 398.2 410.1 412.7 416.8

Massachusetts

548.4 562.8 561.9 558.5 205.0 203.6 204.4 205.5 475.3 499.7 498.4 501.8

Michigan

721.9 723.0 721.6 718.0 194.9 199.9 200.1 200.4 551.3 567.9 570.7 572.8

Minnesota

498.5 497.4 495.0 495.2 176.2 177.3 176.4 177.6 329.6 342.7 340.7 341.5

Mississippi

214.1 213.6 212.6 214.0 44.9 43.9 44.1 44.3 94.6 92.3 91.3 91.0


Missouri

509.4 506.3 502.9 504.6 158.0 158.5 158.8 160.4 329.3 341.8 344.1 347.3

Montana

86.1 86.7 87.6 87.8 20.8 20.8 20.8 21.0 40.3 43.2 42.3 42.9

Nebraska

194.9 197.6 196.5 196.7 69.1 68.1 68.1 68.6 106.6 105.1 103.8 106.0

Nevada

213.2 215.5 215.0 215.8 51.3 50.9 50.9 52.1 141.3 140.9 139.6 142.1

New Hampshire

132.1 135.5 136.3 135.5 35.1 34.9 34.9 34.2 64.5 64.8 65.0 65.3


New Jersey

816.2 822.5 824.6 824.7 251.9 251.2 251.2 251.7 604.1 607.7 612.1 609.7

New Mexico

132.7 132.9 131.8 132.6 33.3 32.2 32.2 32.2 99.3 95.9 94.7 95.5

New York

1,485.5 1,498.7 1,503.2 1,502.1 688.8 695.0 692.0 695.6 1,135.9 1,190.0 1,190.6 1,195.7

North Carolina

723.6 738.9 736.2 733.2 200.9 206.7 206.0 202.4 511.0 520.1 520.7 526.7

North Dakota

86.7 93.1 93.0 92.7 20.9 22.3 22.1 21.6 31.1 33.6 33.8 33.2


Ohio

954.5 979.9 974.1 974.2 277.5 279.6 280.7 280.3 648.9 660.8 662.6 664.1

Oklahoma

280.7 291.9 292.2 294.5 79.7 81.8 82.0 82.1 173.1 175.1 179.5 175.7

Oregon

312.7 320.7 320.8 320.4 92.0 93.6 94.8 95.1 185.3 188.8 189.3 186.9

Pennsylvania

1,094.1 1,103.9 1,103.2 1,109.1 309.9 313.1 313.1 314.1 711.0 720.6 722.6 730.5

Rhode Island

72.7 71.5 71.1 71.8 30.6 30.6 30.7 30.9 54.0 53.0 52.3 53.4


South Carolina

351.0 354.6 354.8 355.5 96.0 94.9 96.2 97.4 228.5 232.3 231.1 230.0

South Dakota

82.7 83.5 83.6 83.0 27.2 28.2 28.2 28.0 28.7 29.5 29.4 28.7

Tennessee

556.7 556.8 553.7 550.6 135.3 132.6 132.2 132.6 325.2 326.8 326.8 326.1

Texas

2,112.6 2,146.6 2,158.2 2,167.3 641.3 647.3 651.3 652.3 1,356.7 1,384.0 1,390.3 1,403.9

Utah

235.3 236.3 235.7 236.2 70.2 72.3 72.3 72.9 162.7 167.3 168.8 172.1


Vermont

56.3 57.1 56.4 56.2 12.2 12.1 12.2 12.1 25.5 27.0 26.5 26.7

Virginia

632.7 637.7 634.6 631.7 183.4 191.8 191.8 193.0 660.6 667.4 665.4 670.0

Washington

527.9 544.4 540.2 539.0 137.3 138.9 139.6 139.5 342.8 346.8 345.8 347.8

West Virginia

134.9 132.4 132.4 131.8 26.8 27.2 27.3 26.7 62.7 64.1 62.9 62.8

Wisconsin

507.4 510.4 509.7 508.0 157.0 154.3 153.5 154.3 280.8 279.9 282.4 285.8

Wyoming

52.5 52.5 53.4 53.2 10.5 10.5 10.9 10.7 17.7 17.8 17.4 16.9


Puerto Rico

169.4 161.7 160.7 159.7 43.8 44.5 44.2 44.7 105.4 100.8 103.7 102.0

Virgin Islands(1)

8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Government
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012(p)
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012(p)
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012(p)

Alabama

217.5 218.9 217.3 218.8 168.3 177.1 176.5 174.6 377.8 368.0 366.1 366.0

Alaska

45.0 46.5 46.1 46.1 32.1 32.0 32.9 32.5 84.7 84.3 85.4 85.5

Arizona

358.1 367.4 367.0 369.1 262.7 270.2 268.5 270.3 411.7 410.7 409.5 416.4

Arkansas

167.3 173.3 173.9 172.1 97.4 103.2 103.5 103.5 221.0 221.1 222.1 222.6

California

1,845.2 1,888.3 1,896.7 1,901.5 1,536.9 1,583.5 1,589.0 1,599.7 2,386.1 2,358.9 2,351.4 2,345.0

Colorado

274.7 278.1 277.3 280.1 272.8 278.4 277.0 277.7 394.9 391.8 395.2 397.8

Connecticut

316.3 326.5 326.5 328.9 137.2 140.0 136.7 136.8 237.8 235.5 235.0 234.1

Delaware

67.1 69.2 69.1 68.9 41.5 43.8 43.9 43.8 64.8 62.4 62.2 62.5

District of Columbia

118.2 123.2 122.9 125.7 62.1 64.0 63.3 63.6 248.9 244.7 234.8 246.5

Florida

1,113.3 1,123.3 1,128.1 1,132.3 962.3 964.2 970.5 975.1 1,088.4 1,084.6 1,079.8 1,077.1

Georgia

500.0 507.0 510.2 512.6 377.4 381.1 383.8 385.5 674.3 667.7 665.2 662.9

Hawaii

75.3 74.6 76.0 77.3 105.0 108.3 109.4 110.2 124.8 123.1 123.6 124.6

Idaho

87.2 87.7 89.1 91.0 59.7 60.3 61.1 61.2 116.2 113.9 114.5 114.7

Illinois

853.5 854.0 858.7 860.0 516.8 527.0 530.3 533.7 833.8 820.6 821.3 828.2

Indiana

423.7 429.2 435.6 433.0 278.4 286.7 288.1 287.9 425.6 423.1 428.8 432.2

Iowa

215.9 216.5 216.4 215.9 130.0 133.0 131.0 128.9 248.8 247.6 253.2 249.3

Kansas

184.2 189.3 188.3 186.7 117.2 117.2 116.5 115.1 256.8 253.4 257.5 257.8

Kentucky

256.3 260.8 259.1 259.0 168.5 175.7 176.6 178.4 328.6 327.7 328.7 329.4

Louisiana

288.3 291.6 291.4 289.5 197.0 207.5 207.1 207.4 361.6 357.8 361.2 360.4

Maine

121.6 119.9 120.8 124.2 59.5 60.8 59.4 59.7 100.7 101.0 101.8 101.2

Maryland

413.2 419.5 417.5 419.1 231.9 232.7 233.6 233.6 510.5 507.9 511.7 511.9

Massachusetts

667.5 673.6 671.1 669.6 305.8 307.3 306.8 313.0 435.1 430.9 434.2 433.3

Michigan

625.9 630.9 630.7 629.7 372.9 381.1 384.1 377.0 617.1 612.1 615.2 610.4

Minnesota

469.6 477.3 478.8 484.4 232.0 224.6 224.8 228.1 410.8 409.7 417.3 413.7

Mississippi

136.8 136.5 137.8 139.3 116.3 118.1 118.3 115.8 248.5 242.8 242.5 245.2

Missouri

418.4 420.1 424.3 428.3 269.1 265.8 265.8 264.7 435.8 429.8 439.2 432.3

Montana

64.3 64.3 65.1 65.6 55.5 55.3 55.4 54.6 86.4 86.8 88.3 87.7

Nebraska

137.3 138.6 139.6 140.3 83.1 84.5 84.1 83.6 167.6 168.8 170.3 170.3

Nevada

104.6 107.3 107.7 108.2 319.9 322.4 321.4 321.5 147.7 146.1 147.3 148.0

New Hampshire

113.7 111.5 111.5 111.5 64.3 65.1 65.2 63.7 92.4 92.2 93.0 93.3


New Jersey

615.6 636.1 635.4 636.6 334.2 353.6 352.0 350.9 620.5 622.3 625.2 622.9

New Mexico

123.8 128.4 127.8 125.2 85.0 86.2 86.7 87.3 196.1 188.6 190.1 191.1

New York

1,735.9 1,772.0 1,774.8 1,773.2 769.2 783.9 784.4 785.2 1,488.9 1,476.8 1,481.3 1,488.0

North Carolina

545.0 556.2 556.3 557.1 401.2 404.9 405.0 407.2 697.6 685.0 693.5 692.1

North Dakota

56.8 58.7 59.3 59.3 35.0 35.6 35.6 35.8 78.9 79.3 78.4 78.2

Ohio

851.6 881.5 877.4 873.5 474.3 481.0 485.5 484.8 765.7 759.9 760.7 759.3

Oklahoma

207.1 207.5 208.8 207.2 141.6 144.8 145.7 145.9 337.9 341.0 344.0 342.5

Oregon

236.7 236.9 237.5 237.1 166.7 167.4 168.3 168.8 293.2 290.7 290.0 287.6

Pennsylvania

1,164.7 1,147.0 1,149.1 1,157.9 509.2 522.0 525.3 524.7 737.4 731.9 734.0 734.6

Rhode Island

103.7 101.1 101.9 102.5 48.9 50.0 50.8 51.4 60.6 59.6 59.3 59.3

South Carolina

217.9 221.3 221.9 222.9 207.8 207.4 208.0 212.6 336.8 345.4 338.1 344.6

South Dakota

65.5 67.6 67.6 67.0 41.3 43.1 43.4 42.9 77.3 76.8 76.7 77.0

Tennessee

385.5 391.8 391.3 393.3 264.0 267.6 267.9 266.2 436.3 433.2 433.4 440.3

Texas

1,435.5 1,471.8 1,467.9 1,474.5 1,047.6 1,088.4 1,094.2 1,097.9 1,790.7 1,796.3 1,789.6 1,781.0

Utah

159.7 161.8 161.9 161.9 113.8 113.4 114.7 113.3 221.5 219.4 220.5 221.4

Vermont

60.7 61.6 62.1 62.2 33.2 34.0 32.8 32.9 52.8 53.1 52.8 52.9

Virginia

472.9 484.0 483.5 489.2 346.8 360.5 354.7 351.1 711.7 704.2 708.7 712.5

Washington

382.5 390.8 391.6 390.4 270.0 279.3 276.8 281.5 536.1 537.8 536.3 538.0

West Virginia

124.2 127.2 127.2 127.2 72.4 74.4 73.3 72.6 153.4 149.5 150.7 150.7

Wisconsin

413.9 413.6 418.2 419.6 246.3 231.6 238.0 235.7 412.2 407.7 411.3 411.2

Wyoming(1)

- - - - 32.0 34.3 34.2 33.6 73.6 76.3 75.3 75.3

Puerto Rico

115.6 121.7 120.4 118.1 72.5 72.6 71.9 72.2 265.0 261.7 267.4 265.9

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.0 7.6 7.6 7.2 12.5 11.2 11.0 11.3

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total Mining and logging Construction
August September August September August September
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

1,859.3 1,872.1 1,866.9 1,883.2 12.5 12.3 12.5 12.2 78.3 75.2 78.7 75.2

Alaska

351.3 351.8 342.0 342.9 16.7 17.4 16.5 17.3 18.1 16.0 17.7 15.3

Arizona

2,388.9 2,444.6 2,417.5 2,474.6 11.7 11.9 11.6 11.8 114.2 122.1 116.4 120.9

Arkansas

1,151.8 1,161.8 1,161.2 1,174.1 11.0 11.4 11.1 11.2 48.4 46.3 49.7 46.6

California

13,934.0 14,232.4 14,057.7 14,333.8 29.7 30.2 29.7 29.6 568.8 598.0 568.2 593.6


Colorado

2,272.3 2,304.4 2,272.6 2,309.3 27.8 29.8 27.9 29.5 119.5 122.8 118.8 122.7

Connecticut

1,615.0 1,617.0 1,626.8 1,630.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 55.3 52.4 53.2 52.1

Delaware(1)

419.0 419.6 418.7 418.6 - - - - 19.2 18.5 19.4 17.7

District of Columbia(1)

725.5 729.0 728.4 736.6 - - - - 12.5 14.3 12.2 13.8

Florida

7,224.4 7,310.8 7,250.1 7,317.5 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 330.0 318.2 330.5 321.2


Georgia

3,889.5 3,939.8 3,877.6 3,939.4 9.0 8.6 8.9 8.6 151.8 142.0 145.7 140.9

Hawaii(1)

581.8 597.2 589.8 602.0 - - - - 28.5 29.2 28.2 28.6

Idaho

611.5 622.2 616.3 627.7 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.1 32.9 33.4 32.8 33.5

Illinois

5,675.3 5,717.9 5,685.7 5,742.0 9.7 9.9 9.7 9.8 212.8 202.9 208.4 200.2

Indiana

2,821.4 2,903.3 2,863.9 2,927.7 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.8 127.5 137.1 131.0 137.0


Iowa

1,467.6 1,480.4 1,481.3 1,496.9 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 69.2 69.2 67.4 69.6

Kansas

1,322.9 1,339.1 1,340.4 1,352.8 8.9 9.1 8.9 9.1 57.2 56.3 54.5 56.6

Kentucky

1,795.1 1,831.1 1,796.2 1,840.4 22.9 21.4 22.8 21.3 71.8 68.1 70.2 68.0

Louisiana

1,895.1 1,932.9 1,913.4 1,934.4 53.5 58.3 54.3 57.3 123.5 122.1 125.1 121.3

Maine

605.1 602.0 605.9 606.6 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.8 27.0 25.7 26.4 25.8


Maryland(1)

2,551.9 2,578.6 2,562.7 2,591.2 - - - - 151.8 151.5 152.3 152.3

Massachusetts

3,216.6 3,262.3 3,220.2 3,272.6 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 117.0 112.4 113.2 111.6

Michigan

3,930.7 3,983.0 3,969.4 4,015.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.8 140.3 132.2 136.1 130.8

Minnesota

2,704.7 2,730.8 2,697.1 2,731.6 7.1 7.2 6.9 6.8 105.9 107.6 102.6 107.0

Mississippi

1,083.7 1,081.5 1,093.4 1,087.6 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.3 50.2 45.9 48.6 45.3


Missouri

2,636.9 2,641.4 2,663.5 2,676.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 109.4 104.0 107.9 104.8

Montana

434.9 441.1 432.7 440.4 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.2 26.9 28.0 27.0 27.7

Nebraska(1)

944.2 956.5 946.5 959.5 - - - - 43.1 48.0 42.9 47.1

Nevada

1,121.1 1,127.1 1,133.3 1,141.7 14.5 16.5 14.4 16.3 54.1 49.2 55.2 50.3

New Hampshire

630.1 630.8 629.0 631.6 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 22.9 23.0 22.5 23.3


New Jersey

3,863.9 3,909.2 3,864.0 3,907.1 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 139.4 131.1 138.4 125.9

New Mexico

804.4 794.1 810.2 801.0 21.7 22.7 21.7 22.6 44.8 42.1 43.4 40.4

New York

8,685.2 8,804.1 8,696.3 8,831.5 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.5 329.4 319.6 326.9 314.4

North Carolina

3,936.1 3,960.8 3,941.0 3,972.7 5.7 5.5 5.7 5.5 180.8 173.5 181.9 175.2

North Dakota

392.3 417.5 402.1 424.4 17.1 22.9 17.4 22.5 27.9 30.8 28.4 31.0


Ohio

5,096.4 5,199.6 5,112.9 5,204.7 12.1 11.9 12.0 11.8 190.1 196.1 189.0 192.0

Oklahoma

1,542.5 1,589.8 1,562.6 1,600.7 51.8 57.1 52.6 56.7 69.1 70.6 70.7 70.3

Oregon

1,615.9 1,634.3 1,626.7 1,635.7 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 73.2 75.7 74.6 74.3

Pennsylvania

5,661.8 5,691.2 5,700.2 5,748.6 35.1 40.4 35.5 40.0 237.3 230.1 234.5 225.6

Rhode Island

462.0 458.3 464.1 462.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 16.5 17.9 16.4 17.4


South Carolina

1,839.6 1,856.2 1,832.6 1,862.6 3.9 3.6 3.9 3.6 77.0 76.5 75.3 74.6

South Dakota(1)

414.3 417.5 407.9 412.3 - - - - 23.9 22.4 22.9 21.8

Tennessee(1)

2,664.5 2,693.2 2,680.1 2,708.6 - - - - 114.1 120.6 114.5 120.9

Texas

10,550.0 10,802.3 10,595.8 10,860.5 240.3 262.3 244.1 259.5 567.8 603.5 567.1 598.6

Utah

1,210.4 1,234.4 1,227.2 1,251.6 12.0 12.8 12.0 12.7 69.4 70.3 69.0 70.1


Vermont

294.3 298.0 302.1 304.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 15.7 15.8 15.1 15.6

Virginia

3,667.9 3,715.1 3,690.4 3,722.2 11.0 10.8 11.0 10.7 183.0 179.8 180.6 180.2

Washington

2,827.1 2,879.3 2,834.3 2,891.0 6.2 6.0 6.2 6.0 147.9 151.1 146.3 151.1

West Virginia

756.2 750.8 761.0 751.5 34.0 29.4 34.9 29.5 35.5 38.3 35.6 37.8

Wisconsin

2,755.6 2,754.4 2,755.3 2,750.8 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.2 99.7 94.9 97.1 92.3

Wyoming

292.9 296.8 292.7 295.8 27.5 27.7 27.8 27.5 22.9 22.1 23.3 22.3


Puerto Rico(1)

912.0 906.5 919.3 907.9 - - - - 32.8 33.4 33.3 32.3

Virgin Islands(1)

43.9 40.9 43.1 40.5 - - - - 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Footnotes
(1) Mining and logging is combined with construction.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information
August September August September August September
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

238.1 243.8 238.5 246.1 364.4 368.7 362.7 367.5 23.2 22.0 23.6 21.9

Alaska

21.8 19.8 13.8 13.9 68.9 69.3 66.0 66.5 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.4

Arizona

149.9 151.5 149.9 152.0 468.8 480.3 470.0 480.9 36.8 35.9 36.4 35.2

Arkansas

157.5 156.3 156.6 156.1 235.4 234.8 232.8 233.7 14.5 14.1 14.3 14.1

California

1,268.3 1,259.7 1,263.0 1,254.0 2,665.6 2,708.5 2,673.9 2,719.2 432.7 450.5 430.7 456.4


Colorado

131.4 133.8 130.8 133.0 403.6 407.5 402.0 407.7 71.1 69.1 70.3 68.6

Connecticut

167.3 165.7 166.6 165.1 291.0 291.7 293.7 293.3 31.5 32.1 31.2 32.4

Delaware

25.7 25.9 25.8 25.7 75.2 75.7 75.1 76.1 5.3 5.6 5.8 5.5

District of Columbia

1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 26.5 27.3 26.7 27.6 18.7 18.4 18.6 18.1

Florida

309.6 310.8 310.5 312.7 1,489.5 1,507.4 1,487.1 1,505.4 133.4 134.5 132.9 133.6


Georgia

351.4 358.2 351.4 360.1 816.2 838.9 813.9 837.0 96.9 97.2 96.3 97.4

Hawaii

13.3 13.5 13.3 13.6 110.7 114.1 110.6 113.6 7.7 8.1 7.7 8.2

Idaho

55.5 58.5 56.1 58.2 122.6 125.9 122.1 125.5 9.5 9.8 9.3 9.7

Illinois

576.3 601.2 576.1 598.5 1,134.6 1,135.7 1,137.7 1,131.0 100.7 99.5 98.8 97.1

Indiana

468.1 492.2 469.7 488.9 550.4 553.8 545.8 552.8 34.5 34.8 33.9 34.3


Iowa

210.0 218.8 210.0 217.9 300.5 300.4 299.3 298.5 27.6 27.3 27.3 27.0

Kansas

160.8 166.2 162.2 166.4 253.5 251.7 252.1 251.4 27.4 24.2 26.5 23.8

Kentucky

213.3 219.1 214.2 218.8 363.9 369.4 362.8 374.4 26.6 27.7 26.4 27.6

Louisiana

138.9 140.2 140.0 138.5 372.5 379.5 370.8 376.2 23.5 24.4 23.1 23.6

Maine

50.2 50.0 49.9 49.7 121.1 121.9 120.4 119.8 8.2 7.9 8.1 7.9


Maryland

114.5 111.1 113.0 110.7 441.9 442.2 439.1 442.1 39.1 42.3 42.9 42.5

Massachusetts

255.8 257.6 255.1 256.3 553.3 563.3 548.2 558.7 78.3 87.6 83.3 84.9

Michigan

512.1 529.8 513.1 530.1 726.2 724.8 720.8 718.9 53.5 55.2 53.1 52.9

Minnesota

310.7 312.4 305.9 308.0 505.0 499.4 497.2 496.0 52.1 53.7 51.6 52.0

Mississippi

132.8 136.5 133.2 135.5 212.2 212.4 212.8 212.9 11.8 11.7 11.8 11.7


Missouri

249.2 254.0 249.1 249.0 512.6 505.0 509.9 506.3 58.5 56.4 58.6 56.1

Montana

17.0 17.1 17.0 16.9 86.6 88.5 86.3 87.6 7.4 7.6 7.3 7.6

Nebraska

93.6 94.5 93.1 94.4 194.6 197.1 192.8 194.8 17.0 16.2 16.9 16.4

Nevada

38.3 37.4 38.2 37.4 212.2 215.5 213.4 216.9 12.6 12.7 12.5 12.6

New Hampshire

67.5 66.2 66.7 65.9 135.0 137.8 131.3 134.5 11.3 11.1 11.1 10.9


New Jersey

255.3 245.4 253.4 247.1 814.3 823.0 814.4 824.4 72.2 68.9 72.7 71.3

New Mexico

30.0 30.8 30.2 30.9 133.5 133.2 133.1 133.3 14.2 13.1 14.5 13.3

New York

464.2 460.3 462.2 457.7 1,480.1 1,497.4 1,486.4 1,504.4 244.8 255.5 259.7 253.1

North Carolina

436.5 438.7 436.5 438.9 727.6 739.5 723.1 732.2 69.3 69.3 68.3 69.2

North Dakota

23.6 25.1 23.6 25.2 86.4 93.4 86.2 92.0 7.0 7.6 7.1 7.6


Ohio

646.8 666.8 644.8 662.5 953.9 976.0 949.7 970.0 76.3 77.0 76.2 76.5

Oklahoma

129.6 137.5 130.0 138.2 280.2 292.8 278.4 293.1 24.0 23.6 24.8 23.9

Oregon

171.2 174.3 170.3 173.5 314.6 321.4 313.9 321.0 32.7 33.3 32.3 32.1

Pennsylvania

569.7 575.0 565.4 570.6 1,087.1 1,095.2 1,088.5 1,104.1 88.0 90.5 89.6 90.3

Rhode Island

41.1 41.2 41.2 41.0 73.2 71.4 73.2 72.2 9.6 10.3 10.4 10.3


South Carolina

218.9 223.5 218.4 223.9 352.0 356.3 348.6 353.8 25.8 27.2 25.6 27.0

South Dakota

39.8 40.3 39.2 40.4 84.2 84.7 82.2 82.8 6.5 6.2 6.3 6.1

Tennessee

304.8 316.2 306.2 316.1 558.1 556.0 555.5 552.9 44.2 43.9 43.9 43.3

Texas

846.2 856.4 844.4 859.0 2,110.9 2,163.0 2,108.3 2,161.8 196.4 192.9 195.5 190.6

Utah

115.5 119.0 115.9 118.2 236.0 236.7 233.8 236.1 29.9 31.5 29.2 31.1


Vermont

31.4 31.1 30.9 30.6 56.7 56.7 56.3 56.2 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9

Virginia

229.4 227.1 229.2 226.5 633.7 635.1 627.7 628.7 69.9 72.0 73.9 71.9

Washington

275.9 291.6 277.8 291.8 532.1 545.6 530.0 542.0 105.5 104.7 103.9 103.4

West Virginia

49.9 47.6 49.8 47.4 135.5 132.7 134.4 131.5 10.4 10.6 10.6 10.4

Wisconsin

455.4 458.3 449.1 453.7 511.2 513.7 507.1 509.0 46.2 47.9 46.0 48.1

Wyoming

9.2 8.8 9.1 8.8 53.6 54.7 53.1 53.6 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.9


Puerto Rico

83.0 79.1 83.4 79.3 167.8 158.7 165.7 157.2 18.6 18.4 18.3 18.2

Virgin Islands

2.2 1.1 2.2 1.1 8.3 8.4 8.4 8.5 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services
August September August September August September
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

92.4 94.8 92.4 95.3 213.0 218.9 213.0 220.6 213.7 215.6 218.5 219.8

Alaska

15.2 15.4 14.9 15.2 29.2 29.1 29.0 28.9 44.3 46.1 44.7 46.0

Arizona

165.9 171.4 164.9 170.3 339.9 355.1 340.3 356.5 354.3 364.6 358.0 368.2

Arkansas

47.3 47.4 47.7 46.7 117.7 119.2 116.7 118.6 164.8 172.2 167.6 172.9

California

758.9 780.5 759.4 781.1 2,127.5 2,230.8 2,148.0 2,236.5 1,799.4 1,853.7 1,827.5 1,884.2


Colorado

143.2 147.4 143.6 145.8 347.9 357.1 344.2 352.5 274.4 276.8 274.0 279.6

Connecticut

135.0 132.1 134.6 131.7 196.4 196.4 195.6 195.2 309.0 319.0 316.0 327.8

Delaware

42.7 44.4 42.9 44.6 56.5 53.4 55.6 53.0 66.6 68.4 66.9 68.7

District of Columbia

27.0 26.8 27.2 27.0 150.3 148.5 150.4 148.2 111.1 115.8 116.8 123.7

Florida

483.1 489.0 481.6 485.9 1,044.4 1,087.6 1,052.7 1,086.0 1,093.8 1,114.3 1,108.2 1,126.7


Georgia

208.7 208.0 208.0 207.3 551.8 577.2 554.7 578.2 499.3 510.1 498.5 511.5

Hawaii

27.1 28.0 27.1 28.0 75.0 76.1 75.0 75.5 74.8 75.6 74.8 76.8

Idaho

29.6 29.0 29.5 28.7 77.4 78.4 76.1 77.2 85.1 87.2 87.1 90.7

Illinois

363.1 367.5 359.7 364.8 843.7 868.6 842.6 872.8 843.0 846.2 848.2 855.2

Indiana

132.8 130.0 131.6 128.8 287.1 301.0 292.7 299.6 418.0 423.2 424.9 435.9


Iowa

100.7 102.6 99.9 102.3 125.8 125.5 123.8 126.0 206.1 206.7 214.5 215.2

Kansas

73.8 73.4 73.4 73.0 151.4 160.9 150.8 159.0 182.3 186.9 183.5 186.4

Kentucky

84.0 84.3 83.8 84.1 190.6 208.7 191.3 207.9 254.3 257.9 255.6 258.7

Louisiana

94.9 97.7 94.9 97.7 194.8 198.1 198.3 198.9 282.6 289.7 288.4 290.1

Maine

32.5 32.1 31.8 31.8 59.2 57.9 58.2 58.0 118.9 119.3 120.9 123.4


Maryland

143.4 140.3 141.5 139.0 402.5 418.4 401.2 420.7 404.0 412.2 411.9 418.6

Massachusetts

208.6 208.3 205.6 206.5 482.6 508.6 480.6 508.3 653.7 658.1 661.5 665.7

Michigan

194.5 202.0 194.3 200.1 546.2 573.7 549.7 576.5 613.9 617.9 624.3 626.2

Minnesota

176.0 177.8 176.1 177.4 335.5 345.8 329.7 343.0 464.3 475.3 466.9 484.2

Mississippi

45.1 44.2 44.9 44.3 93.0 92.1 95.2 91.6 134.0 136.2 137.8 140.2


Missouri

160.4 159.8 158.2 160.4 332.7 347.5 330.9 348.7 413.3 420.0 419.3 428.9

Montana

20.9 20.9 20.7 20.9 42.4 43.8 41.4 43.8 63.9 64.6 64.1 65.5

Nebraska

69.9 68.7 68.8 68.7 105.4 105.7 107.6 107.5 136.2 138.7 136.9 140.1

Nevada

51.6 50.9 51.4 52.1 138.8 140.1 141.5 143.1 102.6 106.7 104.1 107.9

New Hampshire

35.6 35.3 35.3 34.3 66.6 66.2 65.0 65.6 112.5 109.7 113.6 111.1


New Jersey

252.7 253.1 251.6 251.3 613.6 621.8 612.6 617.4 599.2 624.8 608.9 629.8

New Mexico

33.8 32.2 33.2 32.2 101.4 96.6 100.0 96.8 121.9 125.5 125.1 126.1

New York

693.9 698.3 689.8 695.8 1,150.5 1,206.6 1,137.4 1,200.6 1,671.0 1,708.4 1,718.4 1,760.1

North Carolina

205.5 207.7 201.2 202.4 520.9 527.2 514.6 529.5 543.8 552.9 544.2 555.6

North Dakota

21.1 22.2 20.9 21.7 31.2 34.2 31.3 33.8 56.8 59.1 56.6 58.9


Ohio

281.8 283.6 278.1 280.7 654.2 670.7 654.4 671.0 838.2 864.0 853.1 874.8

Oklahoma

80.6 82.3 79.9 81.9 174.7 180.2 174.7 177.7 206.2 207.2 208.3 207.1

Oregon

92.6 95.2 92.4 95.5 189.8 192.6 188.5 190.0 229.4 230.9 236.5 236.0

Pennsylvania

313.0 315.8 309.5 313.8 718.7 732.8 712.2 733.6 1,127.1 1,116.8 1,159.0 1,152.3

Rhode Island

31.0 30.8 30.8 31.0 55.3 53.8 55.2 54.6 99.9 97.7 103.0 101.8


South Carolina

96.3 97.1 95.3 96.9 229.1 233.8 229.3 231.7 216.5 220.4 217.1 223.7

South Dakota

27.5 28.3 27.5 28.1 28.9 30.4 28.7 29.1 65.1 66.9 65.4 66.9

Tennessee

136.2 133.1 135.9 133.5 328.1 329.6 328.0 331.3 383.1 389.2 386.2 394.2

Texas

643.0 654.1 642.8 651.6 1,355.0 1,398.9 1,362.7 1,406.1 1,425.3 1,462.1 1,440.0 1,478.5

Utah

70.4 72.7 70.3 72.9 163.3 170.9 162.6 174.0 154.9 157.7 161.4 163.8


Vermont

12.3 12.3 12.1 12.1 26.0 27.3 26.1 27.2 59.3 61.2 61.0 62.6

Virginia

185.1 194.1 183.9 193.4 663.7 668.9 659.7 670.5 458.1 479.1 473.9 483.7

Washington

138.0 141.1 137.3 139.9 343.4 351.0 344.6 351.2 373.4 382.4 379.7 387.2

West Virginia

26.8 27.3 26.8 26.7 63.0 63.1 62.6 62.7 122.7 126.2 124.7 127.5

Wisconsin

158.8 154.9 157.7 154.6 289.8 288.9 286.1 290.1 409.2 415.8 413.1 417.6

Wyoming

10.6 11.0 10.6 10.6 18.9 19.1 17.9 17.7 26.7 27.2 26.6 27.3


Puerto Rico

43.5 44.0 43.6 44.3 104.5 102.9 105.3 101.7 109.7 114.6 115.7 118.3

Virgin Islands

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Leisure and hospitality Other services Government
August September August September August September
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

175.0 181.1 169.7 176.1 80.1 82.4 80.0 83.1 368.6 357.3 377.3 365.4

Alaska

39.9 40.3 36.2 36.2 10.7 11.1 10.6 11.0 80.1 80.8 86.2 86.2

Arizona

257.2 264.1 258.8 265.8 90.3 87.0 89.5 87.5 399.9 400.7 421.7 425.5

Arkansas

101.8 105.9 99.0 105.5 43.9 44.0 43.6 44.3 209.5 210.2 222.1 224.4

California

1,559.3 1,619.8 1,545.0 1,612.5 483.7 484.9 485.3 481.9 2,240.1 2,215.8 2,327.0 2,284.8


Colorado

286.3 288.8 272.0 276.5 94.8 94.9 94.0 95.4 372.3 376.4 395.0 398.0

Connecticut

145.5 146.0 139.4 139.3 61.4 60.8 60.6 60.2 222.0 220.2 235.3 232.3

Delaware

47.3 49.6 43.7 46.0 19.6 19.2 19.1 18.9 60.9 58.9 64.4 62.4

District of Columbia

62.1 63.4 61.8 63.5 68.6 69.7 67.3 69.7 247.6 243.8 246.4 244.0

Florida

945.0 961.5 940.6 953.2 303.2 302.2 305.0 300.6 1,086.8 1,079.7 1,095.4 1,086.6


Georgia

386.2 391.4 375.6 384.7 155.2 153.7 152.9 152.6 663.0 654.5 671.7 661.1

Hawaii

103.7 109.8 104.9 110.2 25.7 25.2 25.7 25.2 115.3 117.6 122.5 122.3

Idaho

64.4 65.8 62.1 63.6 21.3 22.3 21.2 21.8 109.0 107.8 115.8 114.7

Illinois

542.2 556.0 527.3 546.9 251.6 243.9 245.8 237.4 797.6 786.5 831.4 828.3

Indiana

289.3 302.1 284.0 294.1 110.1 111.0 109.3 109.9 396.7 411.3 434.1 439.6


Iowa

139.6 139.0 132.3 132.1 56.8 57.6 55.9 56.8 228.9 230.9 248.5 249.1

Kansas

119.2 120.2 119.0 117.9 52.1 52.3 52.9 52.8 236.3 237.9 256.6 256.4

Kentucky

174.7 182.8 170.3 180.4 70.8 71.0 70.0 70.6 322.2 320.7 328.8 328.6

Louisiana

198.6 208.6 194.9 206.2 63.3 64.5 62.2 64.7 349.0 349.8 361.4 359.9

Maine

76.3 75.4 66.9 66.6 21.1 20.3 20.3 19.6 87.8 88.7 100.1 101.2


Maryland

252.7 252.8 240.0 241.0 117.0 119.1 115.8 118.3 485.0 488.7 505.0 506.0

Massachusetts

342.5 344.6 316.5 325.4 128.3 127.1 122.3 122.5 395.3 393.6 432.7 431.6

Michigan

401.1 409.2 385.7 391.7 169.9 168.6 166.1 168.5 565.2 561.8 618.5 612.4

Minnesota

255.1 246.7 241.9 237.1 117.0 116.7 117.6 117.3 376.0 388.2 400.7 402.8

Mississippi

118.6 120.3 116.9 116.0 34.7 34.0 34.0 34.7 242.1 238.9 248.9 246.1


Missouri

283.1 279.9 275.2 270.5 114.1 110.8 112.3 112.1 399.2 399.6 437.7 435.3

Montana

62.2 61.2 58.5 57.6 16.3 17.0 16.4 16.8 83.0 84.2 85.9 87.8

Nebraska

87.0 88.6 85.0 85.6 36.5 37.0 36.0 36.4 160.9 162.0 166.5 168.5

Nevada

320.8 324.3 320.6 323.5 34.6 34.7 34.5 34.7 141.0 139.1 147.5 146.9

New Hampshire

75.0 75.5 66.7 67.4 22.6 23.8 22.9 24.0 80.1 81.2 92.9 93.7


New Jersey

365.5 382.1 344.4 361.5 169.4 173.4 162.6 172.5 580.9 584.2 603.6 604.5

New Mexico

86.7 89.0 85.5 88.2 28.5 26.6 27.1 25.9 187.9 182.3 196.4 191.3

New York

821.2 841.3 788.7 806.0 375.6 378.0 365.5 377.3 1,448.8 1,433.2 1,455.7 1,456.6

North Carolina

421.2 425.7 408.8 414.9 157.0 157.1 155.8 155.0 667.8 663.7 700.9 694.3

North Dakota

36.0 36.9 35.3 36.2 15.5 16.5 15.6 16.4 69.7 68.8 79.7 79.1


Ohio

507.2 515.5 486.8 495.5 212.9 219.4 209.1 216.8 722.9 718.6 759.7 753.1

Oklahoma

145.6 148.8 143.0 147.2 59.9 61.4 59.8 61.5 320.8 328.3 340.4 343.1

Oregon

175.5 177.1 172.4 174.0 57.8 57.4 59.4 58.7 271.7 269.0 279.0 273.3

Pennsylvania

545.8 564.1 519.5 536.0 258.3 257.9 254.4 251.9 681.7 672.6 732.1 730.4

Rhode Island

55.0 57.1 51.4 54.3 23.4 22.4 22.2 21.2 56.8 55.5 60.1 58.8


South Carolina

221.3 220.8 210.4 215.0 69.3 69.0 69.3 68.9 329.5 328.0 339.4 343.5

South Dakota

49.3 50.1 43.2 44.9 15.8 15.4 15.5 15.3 73.3 72.8 77.0 76.9

Tennessee

274.5 277.2 268.3 270.8 101.0 101.8 101.8 102.3 420.4 425.6 439.8 443.3

Texas

1,065.9 1,116.8 1,044.9 1,097.8 374.4 385.9 372.1 383.5 1,724.8 1,706.4 1,773.9 1,773.5

Utah

118.3 119.5 116.3 116.1 34.5 35.2 33.6 33.9 206.2 208.1 223.1 222.7


Vermont

34.7 35.0 32.2 32.3 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.8 42.6 43.0 52.8 52.7

Virginia

371.7 378.3 355.1 360.1 186.9 189.3 187.9 188.9 675.4 680.6 707.5 707.6

Washington

286.9 292.0 282.3 293.7 109.0 109.9 106.9 107.7 508.8 503.9 519.3 517.0

West Virginia

75.3 76.2 73.7 74.7 55.1 54.1 55.3 54.3 148.0 145.3 152.6 149.0

Wisconsin

270.9 261.8 255.1 246.1 135.7 135.7 135.9 134.2 375.4 379.3 404.8 401.9

Wyoming

38.3 40.0 35.0 36.6 12.0 11.8 11.9 11.8 69.3 70.5 73.6 75.7


Puerto Rico

72.4 72.3 72.5 72.5 18.2 19.6 17.6 19.4 261.5 263.5 263.9 264.7

Virgin Islands

7.1 7.5 6.8 7.1 1.7 1.2 1.8 1.2 13.2 11.5 12.5 11.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: October 19, 2012