Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, November 20, 2012           USDL-12-2293

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       REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- OCTOBER 2012


Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in October. Thirty-
seven states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate decreases, 
seven states posted rate increases, and six states had no change, the U.S. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-two states and the District 
of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, 
while eight states experienced increases. The national jobless rate, 7.9 
percent, was essentially unchanged from September but was 1.0 percentage 
point lower than in October 2011.

In October 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 California (+45,800), followed by Texas 
(+36,600) and Georgia (+16,100). The largest over-the-month decrease in 
employment occurred in Michigan (-16,500), followed by New Jersey (-11,700) 
and Minnesota (-8,100). Utah experienced the largest over-the-month 
percentage increase in employment (+0.7 percent), followed by Louisiana 
and Montana (+0.6 percent each). Alaska and Rhode Island experienced the 
largest over-the-month percentage declines in employment (-0.5 percent each),
followed by Kentucky and Michigan (-0.4 percent each). Over the year,
nonfarm employment increased in 43 states and the District of Columbia and 
decreased in 7 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increase 
occurred in North Dakota (+5.3 percent). The largest over-the-year 
percentage decrease in employment occurred in West Virginia (-1.5 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

The West continued to record the highest regional unemployment rate in
October, 9.0 percent, while the Midwest again reported the lowest rate, 
7.3 percent. Over the month, two regions experienced statistically 
significant unemployment rate changes, both of which were declines: the 
South (-0.2 percentage point) and the West (-0.1 point). Significant 
over-the-year rate changes were registered in three regions: the South 
and West (-1.1 percentage points each) and the Midwest (-0.9 point). 
(See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report
the highest jobless rate, 9.5 percent in October. The West North
Central again registered the lowest rate, 5.6 percent. Three divisions
experienced statistically significant unemployment rate changes over
the month: the South Atlantic (-0.3 percentage point) and the Pacific 
and West South Central (-0.2 point each). Seven divisions had 
significant rate changes from a year earlier, all of which were 
decreases. The largest of these declines occurred in the Pacific (-1.3 
percentage points).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nevada continued to record the highest unemployment rate among the
states, 11.5 percent in October. Rhode Island and California posted
the next highest rates, 10.4 and 10.1 percent, respectively. North
Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.1 percent. In
total, 23 states reported jobless rates significantly lower than the
U.S. figure of 7.9 percent, 10 states had measurably higher rates, and
17 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not
appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

Fourteen states reported statistically significant over-the-month
unemployment rate decreases in October. The largest of these occurred
in South Carolina (-0.5 percentage point), followed by Alaska and
Wisconsin (-0.4 point each). The remaining 36 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.)

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia reported statistically
significant unemployment rate changes from October 2011, all of which
were declines. The largest of these occurred in Nevada (-1.9 percentage 
points), followed by the District of Columbia and Mississippi (-1.8 
points each), Florida (-1.7 points), and Idaho (-1.6 points). (See 
table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In October 2012, fourteen states recorded statistically significant over-
the-month increases in employment. The largest of these increases
occurred in California (+45,800), Texas (+36,600), and Georgia
(+16,100). Four states experienced statistically significant
employment declines over the month, the largest of which was in
Michigan (-16,500). (See table D.)

Over the year, 31 states experienced statistically significant changes
in employment; only West Virginia’s employment decreased (-11,000).
The largest over-the-year jobs increase occurred in California
(+295,300), followed by Texas (+277,400) and New York (+134,500). (See
table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for
October is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 
at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment 
news release for November is scheduled to be released on Friday, December 21, 
2012, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).


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   | BLS has identified errors in the state government employment data  |
   | for the Lubbock, Texas metropolitan statistical area (31180). Fed- |
   | eral and state government data in this area will be suppressed from|
   | 1990 forward while we research the full scope of the errors. BLS   |
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   | mation on this data suppression and a complete listing of cor-     |
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Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., October 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           7.9
                                     |
California ..........................|          10.1
Connecticut .........................|           9.0
Delaware ............................|           6.8
Georgia .............................|           8.7
Hawaii ..............................|           5.5
Illinois ............................|           8.8
Iowa ................................|           5.1
Kansas ..............................|           5.7
Louisiana ...........................|           6.6
Maryland ............................|           6.7
                                     |
Massachusetts .......................|           6.6
Michigan ............................|           9.1
Minnesota ...........................|           5.8
Missouri ............................|           6.9
Montana .............................|           6.0
Nebraska ............................|           3.8
Nevada ..............................|          11.5
New Hampshire .......................|           5.7
New Jersey ..........................|           9.7
New Mexico ..........................|           6.3
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New York ............................|           8.7
North Carolina ......................|           9.3
North Dakota ........................|           3.1
Ohio ................................|           6.9
Oklahoma ............................|           5.3
Rhode Island ........................|          10.4
South Dakota ........................|           4.5
Texas ...............................|           6.6
Utah ................................|           5.2
Vermont .............................|           5.5
                                     |
Virginia ............................|           5.7
Wisconsin ...........................|           6.9
Wyoming .............................|           5.2
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from September 2012 to October 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              | September |  October  |    change(p)
                                |    2012   |  2012(p)  |
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Alaska .........................|     7.5   |     7.1   |      -0.4
California .....................|    10.2   |    10.1   |       -.1
Florida ........................|     8.7   |     8.5   |       -.2
Georgia ........................|     9.0   |     8.7   |       -.3
Hawaii .........................|     5.7   |     5.5   |       -.2
Kansas .........................|     5.9   |     5.7   |       -.2
Maryland .......................|     6.9   |     6.7   |       -.2
Nevada .........................|    11.8   |    11.5   |       -.3
New York .......................|     8.9   |     8.7   |       -.2
North Carolina .................|     9.6   |     9.3   |       -.3
                                |           |           | 
South Carolina .................|     9.1   |     8.6   |       -.5
Texas ..........................|     6.8   |     6.6   |       -.2
Washington .....................|     8.5   |     8.2   |       -.3
Wisconsin ......................|     7.3   |     6.9   |       -.4
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   p = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from October 2011 to October 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |  October  |  October  |    change(p)
                                |    2011   |  2012(p)  |
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California .....................|    11.5   |    10.1   |      -1.4
District of Columbia ...........|    10.3   |     8.5   |      -1.8
Florida ........................|    10.2   |     8.5   |      -1.7
Georgia ........................|     9.7   |     8.7   |      -1.0
Hawaii .........................|     6.8   |     5.5   |      -1.3
Idaho ..........................|     8.6   |     7.0   |      -1.6
Illinois .......................|    10.0   |     8.8   |      -1.2
Indiana ........................|     9.1   |     8.0   |      -1.1
Kansas .........................|     6.6   |     5.7   |       -.9
Mississippi ....................|    10.7   |     8.9   |      -1.8
                                |           |           |
Missouri .......................|     8.3   |     6.9   |      -1.4
Nebraska .......................|     4.4   |     3.8   |       -.6
Nevada .........................|    13.4   |    11.5   |      -1.9
North Carolina .................|    10.6   |     9.3   |      -1.3
Ohio ...........................|     8.3   |     6.9   |      -1.4
Oklahoma .......................|     6.3   |     5.3   |      -1.0
South Carolina .................|    10.0   |     8.6   |      -1.4
Texas ..........................|     7.8   |     6.6   |      -1.2
Utah ...........................|     6.2   |     5.2   |      -1.0
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   p = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
September 2012 to October 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   September |   October   | Over-the-month
           State              |     2012    |   2012(p)   |   change(p)
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California....................|  14,371,400 |  14,417,200 |     45,800
Colorado......................|   2,301,500 |   2,310,100 |      8,600
Georgia.......................|   3,938,300 |   3,954,400 |     16,100
Iowa..........................|   1,490,300 |   1,496,300 |      6,000
Kentucky......................|   1,840,400 |   1,833,800 |     -6,600
Louisiana.....................|   1,935,500 |   1,947,700 |     12,200
Maryland......................|   2,581,000 |   2,595,000 |     14,000
Michigan......................|   3,989,200 |   3,972,700 |    -16,500
Mississippi...................|   1,085,000 |   1,089,300 |      4,300
Missouri......................|   2,657,900 |   2,670,900 |     13,000
                              |             |             |           
Montana.......................|     433,600 |     436,400 |      2,800
New Jersey....................|   3,903,900 |   3,892,200 |    -11,700
Ohio..........................|   5,178,000 |   5,191,900 |     13,900
Rhode Island..................|     459,500 |     457,000 |     -2,500
South Carolina................|   1,861,700 |   1,869,000 |      7,300
Tennessee.....................|   2,686,600 |   2,694,100 |      7,500
Texas.........................|  10,846,600 |  10,883,200 |     36,600
Utah..........................|   1,239,400 |   1,248,100 |      8,700
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   p = preliminary.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
October 2011 to October 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   October   |   October   | Over-the-year
           State              |     2011    |    2012(p)  |   change(p)
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Arizona.......................|   2,417,400 |   2,463,900 |     46,500
California....................|  14,121,900 |  14,417,200 |    295,300
Colorado......................|   2,268,000 |   2,310,100 |     42,100
Florida.......................|   7,303,900 |   7,371,500 |     67,600
Georgia.......................|   3,886,800 |   3,954,400 |     67,600
Hawaii........................|     595,700 |     607,700 |     12,000
Idaho.........................|     609,000 |     622,200 |     13,200
Illinois......................|   5,674,800 |   5,712,600 |     37,800
Indiana.......................|   2,833,400 |   2,905,000 |     71,600
Iowa..........................|   1,481,000 |   1,496,300 |     15,300
                              |             |             |          
Kentucky......................|   1,796,100 |   1,833,800 |     37,700
Louisiana.....................|   1,921,300 |   1,947,700 |     26,400
Maryland......................|   2,561,700 |   2,595,000 |     33,300
Massachusetts.................|   3,212,100 |   3,255,100 |     43,000
Minnesota.....................|   2,676,500 |   2,710,500 |     34,000
Missouri......................|   2,644,100 |   2,670,900 |     26,800
Montana.......................|     426,700 |     436,400 |      9,700
New York......................|   8,697,100 |   8,831,600 |    134,500
North Carolina................|   3,929,100 |   3,964,800 |     35,700
North Dakota..................|     400,700 |     422,000 |     21,300
                              |             |             |          
Ohio..........................|   5,095,400 |   5,191,900 |     96,500
Oklahoma......................|   1,561,600 |   1,603,800 |     42,200
Oregon........................|   1,621,000 |   1,636,300 |     15,300
Pennsylvania..................|   5,704,100 |   5,752,200 |     48,100
South Carolina................|   1,832,300 |   1,869,000 |     36,700
Tennessee.....................|   2,669,300 |   2,694,100 |     24,800
Texas.........................|  10,605,800 |  10,883,200 |    277,400
Utah..........................|   1,220,100 |   1,248,100 |     28,000
Virginia......................|   3,693,500 |   3,728,900 |     35,400
Washington....................|   2,835,400 |   2,888,600 |     53,200
West Virginia.................|     758,600 |     747,600 |    -11,000
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Technical Note

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

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

   Definitions. The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor 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      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Oct.     Aug.     Sept.    Oct.     Oct.     Aug.     Sept.    Oct.     Oct.     Aug.     Sept.    Oct.  
                       2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,194.2 28,322.5 28,355.8 28,441.6  2,292.1  2,427.6  2,401.7  2,381.7    8.1      8.6      8.5      8.4  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,737.8  7,699.5  7,712.3  7,732.9    581.1    565.1    568.5    574.1    7.5      7.3      7.4      7.4  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,456.3 20,622.9 20,643.5 20,708.8  1,711.0  1,862.5  1,833.2  1,807.5    8.4      9.0      8.9      8.7  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,266.8 56,334.0 56,448.4 56,629.0  4,867.4  4,493.8  4,397.5  4,296.5    8.7      8.0      7.8      7.6  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,836.1 29,777.9 29,886.1 30,022.9  2,728.5  2,504.7  2,468.5  2,411.3    9.1      8.4      8.3      8.0  
  East South Central  8,730.9  8,668.6  8,668.2  8,689.5    800.6    744.4    731.3    721.6    9.2      8.6      8.4      8.3  
  West South Central 17,699.8 17,887.5 17,894.1 17,916.5  1,338.3  1,244.8  1,197.6  1,163.5    7.6      7.0      6.7      6.5  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,330.3 34,091.7 34,137.9 34,240.0  2,824.0  2,572.8  2,523.0  2,487.4    8.2      7.5      7.4      7.3  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,290.5 23,166.6 23,213.6 23,290.3  2,118.4  1,932.1  1,901.4  1,869.9    9.1      8.3      8.2      8.0  
  West North Central 11,039.9 10,925.0 10,924.3 10,949.7    705.6    640.7    621.6    617.5    6.4      5.9      5.7      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,909.1 35,780.2 35,764.5 35,790.0  3,640.5  3,356.2  3,262.3  3,205.5   10.1      9.4      9.1      9.0  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,974.8 10,955.3 10,962.9 10,980.0    953.2    881.9    857.3    843.6    8.7      8.0      7.8      7.7  
  Pacific........... 24,934.3 24,825.0 24,801.6 24,810.1  2,687.2  2,474.3  2,405.0  2,361.8   10.8     10.0      9.7      9.5  

   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                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                         September          October          September          October          September          October     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,165.2 28,346.5 28,209.1 28,545.9  2,253.3  2,228.7  2,196.5  2,254.1    8.0      7.9      7.8      7.9  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,729.7  7,719.6  7,744.3  7,759.7    578.3    536.6    548.4    538.8    7.5      7.0      7.1      6.9  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,435.6 20,626.8 20,464.9 20,786.2  1,675.0  1,692.0  1,648.1  1,715.4    8.2      8.2      8.1      8.3  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,396.6 56,630.9 56,386.6 56,885.5  4,963.7  4,173.6  4,775.1  4,111.4    8.8      7.4      8.5      7.2  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,886.8 30,052.7 29,886.0 30,181.7  2,777.8  2,379.0  2,691.1  2,314.7    9.3      7.9      9.0      7.7  
  East South Central  8,768.8  8,663.4  8,752.9  8,736.6    820.4    681.8    775.3    686.7    9.4      7.9      8.9      7.9  
  West South Central 17,741.0 17,914.8 17,747.7 17,967.3  1,365.5  1,112.8  1,308.7  1,110.0    7.7      6.2      7.4      6.2  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,363.1 34,227.7 34,391.4 34,413.0  2,763.9  2,280.7  2,658.3  2,288.6    8.0      6.7      7.7      6.7  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,329.5 23,295.2 23,338.9 23,410.2  2,074.9  1,725.8  2,005.3  1,718.9    8.9      7.4      8.6      7.3  
  West North Central 11,033.6 10,932.5 11,052.4 11,002.8    689.0    554.9    653.1    569.8    6.2      5.1      5.9      5.2  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,018.2 35,869.8 36,029.8 35,934.8  3,628.8  3,058.6  3,556.1  3,086.4   10.1      8.5      9.9      8.6  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,024.9 11,012.2 11,018.4 11,034.3    956.2    805.7    931.1    816.1    8.7      7.3      8.5      7.4  
  Pacific........... 24,993.3 24,857.6 25,011.4 24,900.4  2,672.6  2,252.9  2,625.0  2,270.3   10.7      9.1     10.5      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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           Oct.      Aug.     Sept.     Oct.       Oct.      Aug.     Sept.     Oct.     Oct.  Aug. Sept. Oct. 
                           2011      2012     2012      2012p      2011      2012     2012      2012p    2011  2012 2012  2012p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,178.8   2,158.3   2,154.4   2,160.6    186.3     183.3     177.6     175.0    8.5   8.5   8.2   8.1
Alaska.................     368.0     366.1     365.5     364.6     27.6      28.3      27.5      25.9    7.5   7.7   7.5   7.1
Arizona................   3,020.4   3,003.1   3,006.8   3,011.1    279.0     249.8     245.2     243.6    9.2   8.3   8.2   8.1
Arkansas...............   1,372.8   1,379.4   1,376.8   1,372.0    109.3     100.2      98.3      98.3    8.0   7.3   7.1   7.2
California.............  18,433.5  18,339.5  18,332.9  18,359.8  2,121.5   1,935.6   1,876.5   1,848.0   11.5  10.6  10.2  10.1
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,924.0   4,814.1   4,799.4   4,802.5    603.0     530.8     509.7     502.4   12.2  11.0  10.6  10.5
Colorado...............   2,727.0   2,721.7   2,722.3   2,725.8    220.0     224.4     217.8     214.1    8.1   8.2   8.0   7.9
Connecticut............   1,917.4   1,902.9   1,897.9   1,894.4    162.3     171.1     169.6     171.1    8.5   9.0   8.9   9.0
Delaware...............     440.4     437.9     438.4     439.5     32.3      30.2      29.9      29.8    7.3   6.9   6.8   6.8
District of Columbia...     343.9     354.0     357.3     360.4     35.4      31.2      30.9      30.8   10.3   8.8   8.7   8.5
Florida................   9,279.4   9,262.7   9,302.2   9,341.8    948.2     819.1     810.0     790.0   10.2   8.8   8.7   8.5
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,266.1   1,287.9   1,286.0   1,290.9    130.9     118.2     113.6     111.7   10.3   9.2   8.8   8.7
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,734.5   4,759.9   4,776.1   4,793.5    458.0     438.7     428.4     418.7    9.7   9.2   9.0   8.7
Hawaii.................     661.4     640.3     640.6     642.5     44.7      38.9      36.6      35.5    6.8   6.1   5.7   5.5
Idaho..................     773.1     776.4     776.0     774.9     66.5      57.1      55.3      54.2    8.6   7.4   7.1   7.0
Illinois...............   6,582.8   6,556.3   6,584.9   6,627.0    657.8     593.6     582.5     581.3   10.0   9.1   8.8   8.8
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,083.0   4,089.6   4,113.6   4,144.8    423.6     362.8     356.3     363.3   10.4   8.9   8.7   8.8
Indiana................   3,204.9   3,141.1   3,142.5   3,150.0    292.7     260.0     256.4     251.9    9.1   8.3   8.2   8.0
Iowa...................   1,662.7   1,642.3   1,637.7   1,639.7     96.0      89.7      85.5      83.8    5.8   5.5   5.2   5.1
Kansas.................   1,507.5   1,484.3   1,484.0   1,485.5     98.9      92.5      87.4      84.6    6.6   6.2   5.9   5.7
Kentucky...............   2,067.5   2,068.8   2,073.5   2,084.0    192.3     175.1     174.6     174.8    9.3   8.5   8.4   8.4
Louisiana..............   2,057.5   2,076.1   2,072.1   2,078.8    146.9     153.7     144.2     137.8    7.1   7.4   7.0   6.6
Maine..................     706.0     705.4     705.6     708.1     51.2      54.0      53.5      52.7    7.3   7.7   7.6   7.4
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   3,078.3   3,071.1   3,078.8   3,094.6    212.2     217.0     213.7     208.6    6.9   7.1   6.9   6.7
Massachusetts..........   3,454.2   3,448.3   3,461.1   3,473.9    245.7     218.6     225.2     230.2    7.1   6.3   6.5   6.6
Michigan...............   4,642.1   4,658.7   4,666.7   4,674.5    458.7     436.6     432.2     427.3    9.9   9.4   9.3   9.1
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,011.4   1,992.2   2,002.9   2,013.2    222.3     213.3     215.0     217.9   11.1  10.7  10.7  10.8
Minnesota..............   2,980.1   2,969.1   2,972.7   2,975.6    181.0     175.4     173.2     174.0    6.1   5.9   5.8   5.8
Mississippi............   1,349.4   1,333.4   1,335.9   1,337.7    144.7     122.0     123.0     119.5   10.7   9.1   9.2   8.9
Missouri...............   3,047.4   2,986.7   2,986.4   2,998.3    252.9     213.9     205.9     206.0    8.3   7.2   6.9   6.9
Montana................     506.0     509.9     509.7     510.6     34.3      32.4      31.0      30.4    6.8   6.3   6.1   6.0
Nebraska...............   1,011.5   1,014.8   1,018.5   1,022.1     44.1      40.9      39.9      39.2    4.4   4.0   3.9   3.8
Nevada.................   1,385.2   1,368.5   1,366.5   1,367.5    185.5     165.9     161.6     156.6   13.4  12.1  11.8  11.5
New Hampshire..........     739.7     738.0     738.8     740.4     39.7      41.9      42.0      42.2    5.4   5.7   5.7   5.7
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,569.4   4,579.9   4,577.2   4,592.5    423.9     455.2     448.4     447.3    9.3   9.9   9.8   9.7
New Mexico.............     926.5     920.0     922.3     925.7     67.0      59.7      58.8      58.3    7.2   6.5   6.4   6.3
New York...............   9,506.1   9,545.4   9,555.1   9,586.3    782.5     871.6     848.1     830.6    8.2   9.1   8.9   8.7
  New York City........   3,953.8   3,966.6   3,969.4   3,976.4    360.7     393.3     377.5     367.9    9.1   9.9   9.5   9.3
North Carolina.........   4,666.6   4,648.1   4,674.3   4,709.0    492.7     451.9     448.6     439.6   10.6   9.7   9.6   9.3
North Dakota...........     386.3     387.3     388.2     389.9     13.5      11.6      11.7      12.1    3.5   3.0   3.0   3.1
Ohio...................   5,797.0   5,751.4   5,758.5   5,772.0    483.6     413.5     406.0     395.7    8.3   7.2   7.1   6.9
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,087.5   1,063.9   1,063.0   1,063.9     83.0      75.1      74.3      72.8    7.6   7.1   7.0   6.8
Oklahoma...............   1,779.2   1,799.2   1,813.5   1,822.0    112.9      91.4      94.4      96.1    6.3   5.1   5.2   5.3
Oregon.................   1,993.4   1,974.4   1,970.7   1,967.6    184.7     175.0     170.6     169.4    9.3   8.9   8.7   8.6
Pennsylvania...........   6,379.8   6,475.5   6,505.4   6,536.5    503.0     524.8     530.5     527.6    7.9   8.1   8.2   8.1
Rhode Island...........     562.6     554.7     558.1     563.4     63.2      59.2      58.7      58.7   11.2  10.7  10.5  10.4
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,159.4   2,131.7   2,133.9   2,137.8    216.4     205.0     193.8     183.0   10.0   9.6   9.1   8.6
South Dakota...........     447.0     442.1     442.5     443.9     19.8      19.7      19.6      19.8    4.4   4.5   4.4   4.5
Tennessee..............   3,136.2   3,109.8   3,107.2   3,108.7    278.0     264.1     258.0     253.6    8.9   8.5   8.3   8.2
Texas..................  12,493.3  12,628.6  12,631.6  12,644.0    970.4     901.6     861.4     832.5    7.8   7.1   6.8   6.6
Utah...................   1,331.7   1,355.5   1,357.9   1,361.1     82.8      78.7      73.1      70.8    6.2   5.8   5.4   5.2
Vermont................     359.5     356.7     357.3     358.2     19.4      19.0      19.4      19.6    5.4   5.3   5.4   5.5
Virginia...............   4,331.1   4,321.4   4,332.0   4,347.2    270.3     255.5     254.2     249.6    6.2   5.9   5.9   5.7
Washington.............   3,487.1   3,497.9   3,495.7   3,483.7    309.9     302.1     296.9     285.8    8.9   8.6   8.5   8.2
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,500.0   1,506.8   1,511.6   1,504.9    120.4     116.9     114.4     109.6    8.0   7.8   7.6   7.3
West Virginia..........     801.0     798.2     799.4     800.6     63.5      59.7      60.6      60.3    7.9   7.5   7.6   7.5
Wisconsin..............   3,057.2   3,061.2   3,059.9   3,061.2    222.7     229.1     223.6     211.1    7.3   7.5   7.3   6.9
Wyoming................     305.2     306.3     305.8     305.1     17.7      17.4      16.7      15.8    5.8   5.7   5.4   5.2
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,280.2   1,267.5   1,265.6   1,265.6    197.5     171.4     172.5     175.2   15.4  13.5  13.6  13.8

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1,
2009, 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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                             September            October            September            October         September      October   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2011      2012      2011     2012p      2011      2012      2011     2012p    2011   2012   2011   2012p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,193.5   2,145.4   2,188.4   2,182.8    196.9     162.0     182.2     171.2    9.0    7.6    8.3    7.8 
Alaska.................     369.0     365.9     366.3     361.6     25.4      23.2      25.5      21.6    6.9    6.3    6.9    6.0 
Arizona................   3,038.7   3,021.9   3,034.1   3,022.7    289.3     240.9     281.1     244.1    9.5    8.0    9.3    8.1 
Arkansas...............   1,375.0   1,378.0   1,373.1   1,364.7    105.6      90.2     100.1      90.6    7.7    6.5    7.3    6.6 
California.............  18,473.7  18,373.8  18,482.8  18,442.9  2,124.6   1,774.8   2,084.0   1,801.7   11.5    9.7   11.3    9.8 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,945.6   4,805.5   4,948.0   4,840.1    617.3     488.6     598.2     500.9   12.5   10.2   12.1   10.3 
Colorado...............   2,744.9   2,746.2   2,743.6   2,746.8    216.8     203.3     212.1     206.1    7.9    7.4    7.7    7.5 
Connecticut............   1,914.3   1,889.0   1,922.3   1,897.1    162.2     155.5     155.9     163.6    8.5    8.2    8.1    8.6 
Delaware...............     436.7     436.0     440.1     440.6     32.0      28.5      31.6      29.0    7.3    6.5    7.2    6.6 
District of Columbia...     344.3     361.5     343.1     361.8     36.3      31.6      34.6      30.1   10.5    8.7   10.1    8.3 
Florida................   9,326.7   9,387.1   9,304.0   9,389.7    987.0     809.9     946.4     767.5   10.6    8.6   10.2    8.2 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,268.3   1,289.6   1,282.1   1,311.7    137.5     113.2     136.6     117.2   10.8    8.8   10.7    8.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,739.1   4,786.1   4,738.4   4,802.1    469.3     410.2     456.7     409.5    9.9    8.6    9.6    8.5 
Hawaii.................     657.6     640.9     657.4     640.7     46.1      35.9      44.3      35.0    7.0    5.6    6.7    5.5 
Idaho..................     773.3     777.0     776.5     777.0     63.0      49.4      62.2      49.9    8.1    6.4    8.0    6.4 
Illinois...............   6,591.2   6,623.2   6,590.8   6,675.4    646.3     536.3     634.3     558.6    9.8    8.1    9.6    8.4 
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                  
    Naperville (1).....   4,065.3   4,123.9   4,057.7   4,150.2    409.4     327.9     397.2     349.6   10.1    8.0    9.8    8.4 
Indiana................   3,207.5   3,159.9   3,216.4   3,173.3    284.4     237.3     282.1     234.7    8.9    7.5    8.8    7.4 
Iowa...................   1,663.2   1,637.9   1,670.2   1,654.6     91.9      72.0      88.5      75.9    5.5    4.4    5.3    4.6 
Kansas.................   1,505.7   1,483.0   1,507.5   1,488.4    100.4      78.0      93.6      77.6    6.7    5.3    6.2    5.2 
Kentucky...............   2,074.7   2,076.9   2,060.5   2,087.5    192.9     162.6     180.7     162.0    9.3    7.8    8.8    7.8 
Louisiana..............   2,062.9   2,068.9   2,074.0   2,104.0    147.7     130.9     146.3     131.5    7.2    6.3    7.1    6.3 
Maine..................     706.5     706.3     709.1     714.5     47.5      47.3      47.4      47.5    6.7    6.7    6.7    6.7 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   3,079.4   3,085.7   3,087.0   3,118.4    215.4     201.2     207.1     197.8    7.0    6.5    6.7    6.3 
Massachusetts..........   3,447.5   3,465.7   3,450.8   3,479.9    250.4     223.2     230.3     216.1    7.3    6.4    6.7    6.2 
Michigan...............   4,655.3   4,669.7   4,647.5   4,685.6    455.1     384.9     422.7     387.6    9.8    8.2    9.1    8.3 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,023.1   2,012.3   2,021.8   2,028.7    226.1     200.9     213.7     212.8   11.2   10.0   10.6   10.5 
Minnesota..............   2,990.5   2,979.0   2,982.1   2,979.2    173.9     156.9     160.9     155.2    5.8    5.3    5.4    5.2 
Mississippi............   1,351.5   1,337.8   1,352.6   1,339.4    146.1     121.3     143.6     110.9   10.8    9.1   10.6    8.3 
Missouri...............   3,040.0   2,981.7   3,045.0   3,015.0    251.8     186.9     240.3     197.8    8.3    6.3    7.9    6.6 
Montana................     505.7     508.4     504.5     510.4     31.3      26.0      31.6      27.7    6.2    5.1    6.3    5.4 
Nebraska...............   1,003.7   1,017.0   1,013.1   1,026.3     41.8      34.6      41.2      35.9    4.2    3.4    4.1    3.5 
Nevada.................   1,391.6   1,363.6   1,386.8   1,371.4    189.3     152.7     183.4     149.3   13.6   11.2   13.2   10.9 
New Hampshire..........     737.5     737.6     738.1     739.8     38.6      38.0      36.9      38.5    5.2    5.2    5.0    5.2 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,553.0   4,551.7   4,564.7   4,610.5    419.0     418.7     408.1     432.6    9.2    9.2    8.9    9.4 
New Mexico.............     926.8     927.2     930.3     933.3     66.7      55.6      65.3      56.3    7.2    6.0    7.0    6.0 
New York...............   9,487.8   9,537.2   9,505.4   9,620.2    773.6     782.8     762.2     797.6    8.2    8.2    8.0    8.3 
  New York City........   3,946.3   3,959.5   3,962.2   3,988.9    359.8     348.3     365.6     366.7    9.1    8.8    9.2    9.2 
North Carolina.........   4,671.3   4,713.7   4,682.2   4,760.2    483.6     421.9     481.1     416.6   10.4    9.0   10.3    8.8 
North Dakota...........     386.2     391.0     386.2     391.8     11.2       9.2      10.5       9.4    2.9    2.3    2.7    2.4 
Ohio...................   5,811.3   5,782.5   5,824.1   5,810.0    479.4     377.8     464.9     364.3    8.2    6.5    8.0    6.3 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,088.1   1,071.7   1,085.7   1,065.4     81.7      70.3      75.9      64.9    7.5    6.6    7.0    6.1 
Oklahoma...............   1,777.4   1,826.3   1,785.7   1,827.1    109.7      90.2     112.3      95.5    6.2    4.9    6.3    5.2 
Oregon.................   2,000.8   1,972.8   1,998.6   1,971.4    176.3     149.2     175.1     159.4    8.8    7.6    8.8    8.1 
Pennsylvania...........   6,394.8   6,537.9   6,394.7   6,555.5    482.4     490.6     477.8     485.2    7.5    7.5    7.5    7.4 
Rhode Island...........     563.2     562.8     563.8     569.1     60.9      55.2      60.5      56.4   10.8    9.8   10.7    9.9 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,158.4   2,137.7   2,160.3   2,145.7    221.9     176.5     214.9     175.5   10.3    8.3    9.9    8.2 
South Dakota...........     444.4     442.9     448.3     447.6     18.0      17.3      18.0      18.0    4.0    3.9    4.0    4.0 
Tennessee..............   3,149.1   3,103.3   3,151.4   3,126.8    284.5     235.9     268.8     242.6    9.0    7.6    8.5    7.8 
Texas..................  12,525.6  12,641.6  12,515.0  12,671.5  1,002.6     801.6     949.9     792.4    8.0    6.3    7.6    6.3 
Utah...................   1,338.6   1,361.9   1,337.1   1,367.4     83.4      64.2      79.2      69.3    6.2    4.7    5.9    5.1 
Vermont................     360.6     358.2     360.1     359.3     18.7      17.4      17.3      16.6    5.2    4.9    4.8    4.6 
Virginia...............   4,325.9   4,339.6   4,328.3   4,359.2    272.4     243.8     260.7     234.3    6.3    5.6    6.0    5.4 
Washington.............   3,492.3   3,504.3   3,506.4   3,483.8    300.1     269.8     296.1     252.6    8.6    7.7    8.4    7.2 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,501.1   1,514.0   1,497.1   1,485.4    123.4     107.0     120.6      99.1    8.2    7.1    8.1    6.7 
West Virginia..........     805.1     805.2     802.8     804.0     59.9      55.5      57.9      54.3    7.4    6.9    7.2    6.8 
Wisconsin..............   3,064.2   3,059.8   3,060.0   3,066.0    209.7     189.6     201.3     173.7    6.8    6.2    6.6    5.7 
Wyoming................     305.7     305.9     305.9     305.2     16.3      13.6      16.3      13.4    5.3    4.4    5.3    4.4 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,275.7   1,258.0   1,286.7   1,267.5    195.9     176.5     209.5     180.9   15.4   14.0   16.3   14.3 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current
Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 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
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012(p)
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012(p)
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012(p)

Alabama(2)

1,868.0 1,875.8 1,876.5 1,881.5 76.4 74.3 73.7 74.7 - - - -

Alaska

327.8 329.9 329.7 328.0 15.0 12.1 12.6 13.8 11.7 12.3 11.9 11.5

Arizona

2,417.4 2,462.5 2,467.2 2,463.9 114.2 119.6 117.1 117.7 151.0 151.4 151.5 152.2

Arkansas

1,156.2 1,168.1 1,165.6 1,170.0 46.7 44.2 44.1 42.8 155.2 155.6 155.7 155.7

California

14,121.9 14,339.4 14,371.4 14,417.2 551.5 577.7 575.1 579.2 1,248.7 1,243.7 1,237.8 1,239.2


Colorado

2,268.0 2,293.2 2,301.5 2,310.1 111.5 116.7 117.3 116.6 129.1 133.0 132.2 134.0

Connecticut

1,627.7 1,624.1 1,623.7 1,624.9 51.3 47.3 48.3 48.2 166.2 165.1 164.5 164.2

Delaware(3)

417.8 414.9 416.0 416.2 20.0 18.0 17.7 17.8 25.6 25.4 25.5 25.3

District of Columbia(2)(3)

734.7 725.4 737.5 739.0 12.2 13.9 13.5 14.1 - - - -

Florida

7,303.9 7,349.0 7,356.8 7,371.5 322.6 313.2 317.4 317.7 312.6 311.2 310.9 311.7


Georgia

3,886.8 3,938.3 3,938.3 3,954.4 141.3 137.7 138.9 140.6 350.9 357.1 356.9 361.4

Hawaii(3)

595.7 603.4 605.5 607.7 28.8 29.0 28.7 29.0 13.2 13.5 13.6 13.7

Idaho

609.0 616.7 619.3 622.2 30.6 29.9 30.7 30.0 55.7 58.1 57.3 58.0

Illinois

5,674.8 5,697.7 5,707.8 5,712.6 192.0 183.9 184.1 185.1 575.7 597.4 596.0 596.9

Indiana

2,833.4 2,902.2 2,900.0 2,905.0 122.9 131.1 130.8 130.3 468.7 487.2 485.5 488.6


Iowa

1,481.0 1,493.8 1,490.3 1,496.3 63.7 62.6 65.2 65.7 209.8 217.2 216.5 218.0

Kansas

1,336.5 1,349.5 1,348.0 1,344.8 52.7 51.7 53.2 53.5 162.0 165.8 166.0 165.8

Kentucky

1,796.1 1,831.4 1,840.4 1,833.8 67.6 64.7 65.2 63.8 215.4 220.6 218.7 218.7

Louisiana

1,921.3 1,945.2 1,935.5 1,947.7 122.4 121.5 121.8 120.3 139.8 140.9 138.3 138.3

Maine

593.9 590.6 595.6 595.3 25.1 23.2 23.9 24.2 49.8 49.3 49.3 48.7


Maryland(3)

2,561.7 2,571.5 2,581.0 2,595.0 147.0 145.9 147.2 149.5 112.5 110.7 110.0 107.6

Massachusetts

3,212.1 3,244.5 3,247.2 3,255.1 107.8 101.8 103.1 105.5 255.7 256.7 256.0 256.4

Michigan

3,945.3 3,995.7 3,989.2 3,972.7 123.8 119.7 122.9 118.4 508.3 524.3 523.1 523.5

Minnesota

2,676.5 2,707.6 2,718.6 2,710.5 90.5 92.8 93.5 94.7 301.4 305.4 302.2 301.9

Mississippi

1,093.3 1,082.2 1,085.0 1,089.3 48.5 44.5 44.9 46.3 134.7 136.2 135.5 137.4


Missouri

2,644.1 2,654.7 2,657.9 2,670.9 100.2 95.8 100.3 100.5 248.3 253.2 247.7 246.8

Montana

426.7 433.6 433.6 436.4 24.2 25.1 25.7 25.4 16.8 16.8 16.9 16.9

Nebraska(3)

948.2 955.1 959.1 958.4 40.8 45.1 45.3 45.2 92.8 94.4 94.3 94.3

Nevada

1,130.8 1,129.0 1,133.9 1,136.1 51.2 46.7 47.9 47.8 38.0 37.3 37.0 37.0

New Hampshire

625.6 627.4 625.8 626.8 21.4 21.1 21.9 21.9 66.3 65.4 65.2 65.3


New Jersey

3,865.2 3,906.6 3,903.9 3,892.2 130.3 121.9 118.4 122.9 251.7 244.1 244.7 244.3

New Mexico

804.8 794.3 795.8 798.8 42.7 39.9 40.2 41.4 29.6 30.0 29.9 30.0

New York

8,697.1 8,815.4 8,822.2 8,831.6 308.6 298.5 294.2 295.8 455.4 454.9 451.8 451.8

North Carolina

3,929.1 3,952.9 3,956.8 3,964.8 176.9 168.2 169.2 171.0 433.7 437.1 436.1 438.7

North Dakota

400.7 421.7 421.1 422.0 25.5 27.5 28.1 28.5 23.9 25.3 25.2 25.3


Ohio

5,095.4 5,190.0 5,178.0 5,191.9 176.9 179.6 177.7 178.0 641.6 663.5 657.3 655.1

Oklahoma

1,561.6 1,600.4 1,602.5 1,603.8 70.2 69.8 69.0 68.9 130.6 137.5 138.2 137.2

Oregon

1,621.0 1,639.5 1,638.7 1,636.3 69.4 70.4 68.4 68.9 166.0 170.7 169.6 169.2

Pennsylvania

5,704.1 5,716.1 5,744.7 5,752.2 224.7 215.0 215.4 214.3 564.4 570.8 567.7 569.2

Rhode Island

459.5 456.0 459.5 457.0 16.0 16.7 16.5 16.2 40.6 40.8 40.6 40.9


South Carolina

1,832.3 1,846.8 1,861.7 1,869.0 74.5 75.4 74.5 74.8 218.6 222.2 223.1 223.9

South Dakota(3)

405.1 408.7 406.9 408.9 20.7 19.2 19.6 20.0 39.0 39.4 40.1 40.2

Tennessee(3)

2,669.3 2,681.8 2,686.6 2,694.1 112.4 117.5 119.1 118.5 304.7 313.5 313.1 313.8

Texas

10,605.8 10,836.6 10,846.6 10,883.2 556.5 596.4 589.8 603.4 840.9 853.6 855.6 853.8

Utah

1,220.1 1,236.3 1,239.4 1,248.1 66.7 66.7 66.5 65.5 115.5 117.8 117.1 118.1


Vermont

301.4 302.8 303.0 302.0 13.8 13.6 13.7 13.8 30.7 30.9 30.7 30.3

Virginia

3,693.5 3,711.0 3,729.5 3,728.9 178.5 175.1 176.3 175.1 229.3 225.9 226.1 225.4

Washington

2,835.4 2,875.3 2,881.9 2,888.6 138.2 141.3 141.4 142.8 274.1 287.8 287.9 289.3

West Virginia

758.6 750.7 747.4 747.6 33.7 36.2 35.8 35.1 49.6 47.2 47.0 46.9

Wisconsin

2,731.2 2,727.8 2,728.2 2,720.7 85.5 82.1 83.3 84.0 441.9 446.7 446.9 447.4

Wyoming

286.2 290.5 288.3 287.5 20.9 20.2 20.2 20.5 9.1 8.8 8.8 8.8


Puerto Rico(3)

922.9 918.8 913.3 917.5 33.7 33.5 32.3 31.6 82.0 79.2 78.7 77.6

Virgin Islands(2)

43.6 40.8 40.8 40.9 - - - - - - - -

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
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012(p)
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012(p)
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012(p)

Alabama

367.7 369.2 367.7 369.7 93.0 94.9 94.8 94.7 213.6 217.3 219.0 219.2

Alaska

63.6 64.4 64.5 64.3 14.9 15.0 15.0 14.4 27.6 27.5 27.5 27.7

Arizona

475.9 484.8 485.1 487.8 165.4 171.8 170.9 170.2 340.0 354.4 353.8 355.2

Arkansas

231.8 233.4 233.3 237.1 48.0 47.3 46.9 47.1 117.1 119.2 118.8 116.9

California

2,672.9 2,706.6 2,709.7 2,734.4 763.9 781.6 783.2 781.6 2,150.4 2,228.9 2,227.4 2,236.4


Colorado

403.4 405.5 407.6 409.5 144.2 146.2 145.7 145.6 343.6 349.2 348.9 352.4

Connecticut

294.9 294.8 293.6 295.5 133.9 131.7 131.8 130.7 196.4 194.8 193.9 193.3

Delaware

74.8 74.9 75.7 75.5 43.1 43.9 44.6 44.3 55.4 52.8 52.5 52.7

District of Columbia

26.9 27.5 27.3 27.5 26.9 26.5 26.7 26.8 151.1 147.7 147.2 148.1

Florida

1,507.0 1,513.2 1,520.4 1,530.3 482.7 489.4 489.8 489.6 1,066.9 1,100.0 1,092.1 1,092.5


Georgia

823.6 842.6 840.9 838.6 207.7 206.7 206.6 207.2 553.0 575.7 577.7 578.7

Hawaii

111.4 114.2 114.2 114.5 27.4 28.1 28.1 28.0 75.2 76.3 75.3 75.9

Idaho

122.7 125.0 124.9 125.3 29.3 28.7 28.6 28.9 75.1 75.4 75.9 76.2

Illinois

1,140.2 1,137.3 1,133.4 1,132.7 362.4 365.8 366.7 366.7 838.5 855.1 859.2 858.2

Indiana

546.8 553.0 555.3 557.5 130.3 128.3 128.5 127.4 287.7 299.0 295.7 294.2


Iowa

302.1 300.8 300.9 300.1 99.7 102.4 102.9 102.6 123.2 123.2 124.9 125.0

Kansas

251.4 250.8 251.6 250.6 72.9 72.8 72.8 73.3 151.2 160.2 159.3 157.4

Kentucky

364.9 369.4 376.2 374.2 83.8 84.4 84.7 85.2 190.9 208.3 208.5 207.0

Louisiana

372.7 380.6 378.4 380.5 96.9 97.3 97.9 100.3 198.4 198.0 199.9 200.8

Maine

118.6 118.7 118.4 118.3 31.8 31.4 31.7 31.6 56.8 55.8 57.3 57.7


Maryland

443.0 440.7 444.7 448.4 142.2 138.7 138.3 140.0 398.7 412.7 415.1 419.0

Massachusetts

550.3 561.9 558.9 558.2 205.7 204.4 205.0 206.7 477.5 498.4 501.4 503.8

Michigan

721.6 721.6 718.8 714.6 194.7 200.1 200.4 198.9 554.0 570.7 573.7 568.7

Minnesota

495.2 495.0 494.4 494.8 174.8 176.4 177.9 177.9 331.1 340.7 342.4 337.1

Mississippi

214.4 212.6 214.3 214.7 45.0 44.1 44.3 43.9 95.1 91.3 90.7 92.0


Missouri

509.0 502.9 504.5 509.7 157.3 158.8 160.5 159.4 330.6 344.1 348.7 355.4

Montana

86.8 87.6 87.4 86.8 21.2 20.8 21.0 20.9 40.8 42.3 42.8 43.6

Nebraska

195.5 196.5 196.9 196.0 69.2 68.1 68.4 68.8 107.1 103.8 106.5 106.3

Nevada

213.6 215.0 214.8 216.9 51.5 50.9 52.0 51.7 140.2 139.6 141.3 139.7

New Hampshire

131.4 136.3 135.1 134.7 35.0 34.9 34.2 34.3 64.9 65.0 65.4 65.3


New Jersey

817.2 824.6 824.4 821.7 251.3 251.2 251.8 251.1 604.5 612.1 609.5 610.7

New Mexico

132.4 131.8 132.5 132.4 33.4 32.2 32.2 32.6 99.2 94.7 95.4 95.8

New York

1,478.9 1,503.2 1,504.4 1,508.2 688.4 692.0 695.3 695.5 1,140.0 1,190.6 1,196.9 1,192.2

North Carolina

724.0 736.2 732.9 735.8 201.2 206.0 202.5 202.9 513.8 520.7 526.3 522.9

North Dakota

87.8 93.0 92.9 93.8 21.3 22.1 21.7 22.0 31.3 33.8 33.2 33.8


Ohio

956.0 974.1 974.4 970.6 277.3 280.7 280.8 281.2 648.3 662.6 662.3 669.6

Oklahoma

283.5 292.2 294.3 295.3 79.9 82.0 82.0 81.9 174.2 179.5 177.1 179.4

Oregon

313.1 320.8 321.0 321.6 92.2 94.8 94.9 94.6 186.4 189.3 186.3 186.9

Pennsylvania

1,097.0 1,103.2 1,110.2 1,113.9 310.4 313.1 313.7 313.6 710.8 722.6 729.2 729.8

Rhode Island

72.8 71.1 72.2 71.9 30.5 30.7 30.9 31.0 54.0 52.3 53.4 53.7


South Carolina

351.5 354.8 356.0 356.0 96.5 96.2 98.0 99.1 227.8 231.1 230.4 230.1

South Dakota

82.9 83.6 83.1 83.2 27.6 28.2 28.0 28.6 29.0 29.4 28.9 28.9

Tennessee

554.4 553.7 551.4 552.8 134.9 132.2 132.2 131.9 325.0 326.8 325.9 328.2

Texas

2,117.9 2,158.2 2,167.5 2,165.7 639.2 651.3 653.6 653.5 1,355.1 1,390.3 1,401.8 1,389.9

Utah

234.8 235.7 236.5 239.1 69.6 72.3 73.2 73.4 162.5 168.8 170.5 173.2


Vermont

56.6 56.4 56.2 56.0 12.1 12.2 12.1 12.2 25.7 26.5 26.8 26.5

Virginia

631.4 634.6 632.1 633.3 184.2 191.8 192.6 192.8 661.7 665.4 668.3 671.9

Washington

533.5 540.2 538.6 542.0 137.3 139.6 139.5 141.3 335.8 345.8 348.5 350.4

West Virginia

135.1 132.4 132.1 132.3 26.9 27.3 26.5 26.6 62.6 62.9 63.0 62.6

Wisconsin

508.5 509.7 507.7 507.4 156.9 153.5 153.8 152.5 282.2 282.4 284.8 283.5

Wyoming

53.0 53.4 53.3 53.4 10.5 10.9 10.7 10.7 17.4 17.4 16.9 17.6


Puerto Rico

167.8 160.7 159.9 161.5 43.6 44.2 44.8 44.6 104.4 103.7 103.1 104.1

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
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012(p)
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012(p)
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012(p)

Alabama

217.1 217.3 218.7 219.4 168.4 176.5 173.4 173.1 377.0 366.1 365.7 368.7

Alaska

45.3 46.1 46.1 46.5 32.1 32.9 32.4 31.5 84.7 85.4 85.5 84.2

Arizona

358.3 367.0 369.0 364.4 262.4 268.5 269.6 266.9 412.4 409.5 415.6 415.6

Arkansas

167.7 173.9 171.7 172.6 99.3 103.5 103.4 104.9 221.5 222.1 222.6 223.4

California

1,848.2 1,896.7 1,901.7 1,913.1 1,540.3 1,589.0 1,601.9 1,605.5 2,396.7 2,351.4 2,367.5 2,358.9

Colorado

274.8 277.3 279.8 282.5 274.0 277.0 278.4 278.5 393.8 395.2 397.0 397.1

Connecticut

316.7 326.5 327.6 326.1 138.8 136.7 137.1 139.3 236.7 235.0 234.1 234.2

Delaware

67.4 69.1 69.1 69.0 42.1 43.9 43.8 44.1 64.5 62.2 62.5 63.1

District of Columbia

118.7 122.9 123.8 124.0 62.6 63.3 63.8 62.4 248.6 234.8 246.5 246.7

Florida

1,115.3 1,128.1 1,133.3 1,138.4 959.5 970.5 975.3 972.0 1,094.0 1,079.8 1,078.5 1,081.1

Georgia

501.7 510.2 511.6 514.6 379.2 383.8 384.3 386.6 672.8 665.2 662.9 665.1

Hawaii

75.6 76.0 77.3 77.1 105.9 109.4 110.3 111.1 124.8 123.6 124.6 124.7

Idaho

86.9 89.1 90.7 91.4 59.0 61.1 61.4 61.5 115.8 114.5 115.0 115.9

Illinois

856.5 858.7 861.1 863.7 518.6 530.3 533.5 536.2 834.5 821.3 828.2 828.3

Indiana

422.6 435.6 431.7 431.7 278.8 288.1 288.2 293.4 425.7 428.8 433.2 430.5

Iowa

217.0 216.4 216.0 217.8 130.0 131.0 128.8 131.4 249.4 253.2 248.1 248.1

Kansas

183.4 188.3 187.4 186.7 118.1 116.5 112.8 114.6 256.4 257.5 258.7 256.1

Kentucky

256.9 259.1 258.8 260.3 169.5 176.6 178.7 177.8 327.7 328.7 329.4 327.8

Louisiana

288.2 291.4 290.5 292.5 200.2 207.1 204.7 209.5 362.6 361.2 360.5 360.2

Maine

120.8 120.8 123.6 122.7 59.6 59.4 60.4 60.5 100.4 101.8 101.2 101.8

Maryland

416.0 417.5 418.9 421.6 232.1 233.6 233.8 237.5 511.4 511.7 511.9 509.2

Massachusetts

668.8 671.1 667.7 669.0 305.2 306.8 313.6 313.4 435.2 434.2 433.3 433.7

Michigan

626.3 630.7 632.5 632.8 371.7 384.1 378.3 379.9 614.5 615.2 610.8 607.2

Minnesota

468.9 478.8 488.0 487.4 230.4 224.8 228.5 227.4 408.9 417.3 414.6 412.1

Mississippi

136.9 137.8 138.1 137.6 115.7 118.3 116.3 116.5 247.7 242.5 245.2 244.9

Missouri

419.5 424.3 427.9 428.5 268.9 265.8 265.1 266.9 436.2 439.2 432.3 432.1

Montana

64.3 65.1 65.4 65.7 55.5 55.4 54.7 56.2 85.7 88.3 87.7 88.5

Nebraska

137.6 139.6 140.4 140.8 83.4 84.1 83.3 83.8 168.4 170.3 170.8 170.0

Nevada

105.4 107.7 108.5 108.0 322.8 321.4 321.6 322.9 146.8 147.3 147.9 148.9

New Hampshire

114.4 111.5 111.2 112.2 65.1 65.2 64.3 66.0 92.4 93.0 93.4 92.3


New Jersey

619.0 635.4 637.7 635.6 333.9 352.0 349.3 339.6 619.6 625.2 623.3 621.0

New Mexico

124.0 127.8 126.0 126.5 84.9 86.7 87.2 87.4 195.6 190.1 190.8 191.1

New York

1,734.1 1,774.8 1,769.9 1,771.7 771.8 784.4 783.6 790.4 1,488.9 1,481.3 1,488.0 1,491.5

North Carolina

548.7 556.3 556.9 555.1 400.0 405.0 407.2 410.8 700.2 693.5 696.8 695.9

North Dakota

57.0 59.3 59.2 58.8 34.7 35.6 35.9 36.2 78.9 78.4 78.2 77.8

Ohio

853.6 877.4 875.5 878.9 476.6 485.5 485.4 485.7 765.0 760.7 759.3 764.5

Oklahoma

208.0 208.8 208.2 207.3 142.8 145.7 145.8 148.0 336.0 344.0 346.3 347.3

Oregon

237.5 237.5 239.3 238.2 165.3 168.3 169.4 168.2 293.3 290.0 292.3 291.1

Pennsylvania

1,166.7 1,149.1 1,162.2 1,166.2 513.3 525.3 529.5 528.5 735.1 734.0 734.6 733.8

Rhode Island

104.0 101.9 103.3 102.5 48.9 50.8 51.5 50.1 60.4 59.3 59.3 59.3

South Carolina

218.2 221.9 224.0 225.3 208.6 208.0 212.0 215.2 337.7 338.1 344.0 344.5

South Dakota

65.8 67.6 66.8 67.2 40.7 43.4 42.0 41.7 77.8 76.7 77.0 77.4

Tennessee

386.9 391.3 392.5 394.8 266.2 267.9 266.4 269.8 439.7 433.4 441.2 439.3

Texas

1,443.8 1,467.9 1,473.2 1,486.9 1,056.8 1,094.2 1,099.9 1,108.6 1,778.6 1,789.6 1,774.9 1,787.0

Utah

161.2 161.9 162.4 163.6 112.9 114.7 113.6 115.9 221.6 220.5 221.4 220.6

Vermont

60.8 62.1 62.3 62.8 33.1 32.8 32.8 32.7 53.1 52.8 52.9 52.2

Virginia

475.6 483.5 491.4 491.4 347.0 354.7 353.1 352.5 712.8 708.7 717.3 715.9

Washington

387.4 391.6 389.9 391.0 272.9 276.8 281.0 279.3 540.3 536.3 540.6 537.7

West Virginia

123.9 127.2 127.0 127.3 73.3 73.3 72.5 73.9 153.5 150.7 150.7 149.4

Wisconsin

414.7 418.2 419.5 415.9 247.6 238.0 235.2 236.1 409.7 411.3 410.7 409.2

Wyoming(1)

- - - - 32.0 34.2 33.7 32.6 73.6 75.3 74.7 74.8

Puerto Rico

115.9 120.4 118.3 118.8 72.5 71.9 72.2 72.7 266.8 267.4 266.2 268.8

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.1 7.6 7.2 7.1 12.3 11.0 11.3 11.5

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
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
September October September October September October
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

1,866.9 1,881.4 1,874.2 1,887.9 12.5 12.2 12.5 12.0 78.7 75.2 77.5 75.7

Alaska

342.0 342.0 325.7 325.8 16.5 17.1 16.2 16.8 17.7 15.4 16.5 15.3

Arizona

2,417.5 2,472.3 2,437.6 2,484.2 11.6 11.8 11.7 11.8 116.4 120.4 118.9 122.5

Arkansas

1,161.2 1,174.2 1,164.9 1,178.4 11.1 11.3 11.0 11.0 49.7 46.5 48.3 44.4

California

14,057.7 14,357.2 14,182.7 14,478.8 29.7 29.9 29.7 29.4 568.2 594.6 566.5 594.1


Colorado

2,272.6 2,310.6 2,276.4 2,318.0 27.9 29.4 28.1 29.5 118.8 122.9 118.2 123.4

Connecticut

1,626.8 1,627.6 1,641.4 1,638.3 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 53.2 52.3 54.6 51.4

Delaware(1)

418.7 418.4 419.7 418.1 - - - - 19.4 17.9 20.3 18.0

District of Columbia(1)

728.4 734.5 734.2 738.6 - - - - 12.2 13.8 12.3 14.2

Florida

7,250.1 7,324.3 7,299.2 7,365.3 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.7 330.5 321.2 323.5 318.2


Georgia

3,877.6 3,935.7 3,903.7 3,971.7 8.9 8.5 8.9 8.6 145.7 141.1 143.6 142.8

Hawaii(1)

589.8 601.8 595.8 607.8 - - - - 28.2 28.7 29.0 29.2

Idaho

616.3 628.2 616.9 630.0 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.9 32.8 33.8 33.2 32.7

Illinois

5,685.7 5,738.2 5,728.8 5,767.3 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.8 208.4 200.1 208.3 201.4

Indiana

2,863.9 2,928.1 2,871.4 2,942.9 6.9 6.7 6.9 6.6 131.0 136.5 130.9 138.3


Iowa

1,481.3 1,497.6 1,499.6 1,515.0 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 67.4 70.0 68.4 70.4

Kansas

1,340.4 1,352.5 1,350.2 1,358.6 8.9 9.1 9.0 9.1 54.5 56.4 54.9 55.7

Kentucky

1,796.2 1,840.2 1,807.2 1,845.2 22.8 21.3 22.6 20.8 70.2 67.9 70.5 66.8

Louisiana

1,913.4 1,931.4 1,928.4 1,955.4 54.3 57.4 55.0 56.7 125.1 121.5 123.8 121.8

Maine

605.9 606.5 603.5 604.8 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.8 26.4 25.9 26.9 26.0


Maryland(1)

2,562.7 2,590.8 2,580.4 2,613.8 - - - - 152.3 152.3 150.8 153.3

Massachusetts

3,220.2 3,270.2 3,245.4 3,288.6 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 113.2 110.7 113.8 111.5

Michigan

3,969.4 4,022.3 4,002.7 4,028.4 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.5 136.1 131.3 135.0 129.4

Minnesota

2,697.1 2,736.7 2,711.2 2,746.0 6.9 6.9 7.0 6.9 102.6 106.2 102.2 106.5

Mississippi

1,093.4 1,087.2 1,096.6 1,092.8 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.2 48.6 45.4 48.3 46.1


Missouri

2,663.5 2,677.1 2,668.8 2,695.8 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.5 107.9 105.0 105.0 105.2

Montana

432.7 439.8 430.7 440.5 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 27.0 27.8 26.5 27.7

Nebraska(1)

946.5 960.3 953.7 963.9 - - - - 42.9 47.3 42.6 47.0

Nevada

1,133.3 1,139.5 1,139.1 1,144.2 14.4 16.2 14.6 16.4 55.2 50.0 53.0 49.6

New Hampshire

629.0 631.7 631.9 632.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 22.5 23.5 22.7 23.2


New Jersey

3,864.0 3,905.5 3,889.0 3,915.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 138.4 126.6 136.2 128.8

New Mexico

810.2 802.2 811.0 805.1 21.7 22.6 22.0 22.2 43.4 41.7 44.2 42.9

New York

8,696.3 8,828.5 8,778.6 8,913.9 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.4 326.9 314.8 326.0 313.6

North Carolina

3,941.0 3,976.5 3,962.0 3,998.3 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.4 181.9 175.1 180.6 174.8

North Dakota

402.1 424.8 406.5 428.1 17.4 23.0 17.9 22.6 28.4 30.8 27.7 30.8


Ohio

5,112.9 5,205.5 5,141.6 5,238.1 12.0 11.7 12.3 11.5 189.0 191.8 189.7 190.9

Oklahoma

1,562.6 1,606.5 1,573.2 1,615.6 52.6 56.7 53.2 54.6 70.7 70.3 71.4 70.1

Oregon

1,626.7 1,642.8 1,638.4 1,654.1 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 74.6 73.9 73.5 73.0

Pennsylvania

5,700.2 5,759.7 5,757.2 5,805.3 35.5 40.0 36.4 39.7 234.5 226.1 234.6 224.2

Rhode Island

464.1 464.3 465.9 463.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 16.4 17.4 16.9 17.1


South Carolina

1,832.6 1,863.8 1,840.4 1,874.9 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.6 75.3 74.7 75.4 75.6

South Dakota(1)

407.9 411.6 409.1 412.9 - - - - 22.9 21.8 22.6 21.9

Tennessee(1)

2,680.1 2,710.0 2,691.8 2,717.2 - - - - 114.5 122.0 114.8 121.0

Texas

10,595.8 10,849.5 10,653.6 10,930.0 244.1 259.6 248.0 258.9 567.1 596.1 560.6 607.3

Utah

1,227.2 1,252.4 1,230.3 1,258.6 12.0 12.7 12.1 12.6 69.0 70.2 70.6 69.4


Vermont

302.1 304.9 306.0 306.5 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 15.1 15.4 15.3 15.3

Virginia

3,690.4 3,729.1 3,714.9 3,744.4 11.0 10.2 11.1 10.2 180.6 179.9 181.7 178.3

Washington

2,834.3 2,892.1 2,858.3 2,911.5 6.2 5.9 6.1 5.8 146.3 150.4 145.3 149.9

West Virginia

761.0 751.4 766.2 755.0 34.9 29.4 35.1 29.8 35.6 37.9 36.2 37.6

Wisconsin

2,755.3 2,749.8 2,763.9 2,753.4 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.1 97.1 93.6 96.0 94.4

Wyoming

292.7 295.1 288.6 289.8 27.8 27.5 27.8 26.6 23.3 22.2 22.8 22.4


Puerto Rico(1)

919.3 909.4 921.5 916.2 - - - - 33.3 32.2 33.6 31.5

Virgin Islands(1)

43.1 40.5 43.1 40.4 - - - - 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
September October September October September October
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

238.5 246.2 238.1 245.0 362.7 367.3 368.1 370.2 23.6 22.0 23.8 21.4

Alaska

13.8 13.7 9.3 9.1 66.0 66.4 62.2 62.8 6.4 6.3 6.4 6.3

Arizona

149.9 151.8 151.5 152.7 470.0 480.7 473.8 485.6 36.4 34.9 36.4 34.7

Arkansas

156.6 156.3 155.8 156.2 232.8 233.9 232.2 237.4 14.3 14.0 14.3 14.0

California

1,263.0 1,254.0 1,253.2 1,243.5 2,673.9 2,719.2 2,679.9 2,741.2 430.7 457.2 432.4 455.5


Colorado

130.8 133.2 129.4 134.3 402.0 407.7 403.8 409.9 70.3 68.6 70.9 68.6

Connecticut

166.6 164.8 166.3 164.3 293.7 292.9 295.9 296.5 31.2 32.3 31.5 32.4

Delaware

25.8 25.7 25.9 25.6 75.1 76.1 74.9 75.6 5.8 5.5 5.8 5.5

District of Columbia

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 26.7 27.5 27.0 27.6 18.6 18.1 18.6 18.0

Florida

310.5 311.7 312.0 311.1 1,487.1 1,507.5 1,498.8 1,521.7 132.9 133.1 133.8 132.8


Georgia

351.4 359.5 349.7 360.2 813.9 835.8 826.8 842.2 96.3 97.4 96.2 99.8

Hawaii

13.3 13.6 13.2 13.7 110.6 113.7 111.2 114.4 7.7 8.2 7.7 8.3

Idaho

56.1 58.2 56.7 59.0 122.1 125.5 123.6 126.2 9.3 9.6 9.2 9.6

Illinois

576.1 599.7 577.2 598.6 1,137.7 1,129.8 1,145.6 1,138.0 98.8 97.1 100.7 97.0

Indiana

469.7 488.6 470.3 490.2 545.8 554.2 549.8 560.5 33.9 34.3 33.4 34.4


Iowa

210.0 217.8 211.0 219.2 299.3 299.3 302.3 300.3 27.3 27.0 27.3 27.3

Kansas

162.2 166.5 162.5 166.4 252.1 251.2 251.8 251.0 26.5 24.2 26.7 24.6

Kentucky

214.2 218.9 215.9 219.2 362.8 373.7 365.0 374.3 26.4 27.6 26.7 27.2

Louisiana

140.0 138.2 141.6 140.2 370.8 376.4 372.6 380.4 23.1 21.5 23.2 24.8

Maine

49.9 49.6 50.2 49.1 120.4 119.6 119.9 119.6 8.1 7.8 8.0 7.8


Maryland

113.0 110.0 113.0 108.2 439.1 444.0 443.5 448.8 42.9 42.5 43.0 42.8

Massachusetts

255.1 256.3 255.8 256.5 548.2 559.1 554.0 562.0 83.3 85.0 82.3 84.9

Michigan

513.1 529.8 516.0 530.4 720.8 719.6 723.6 716.6 53.1 53.1 53.6 53.0

Minnesota

305.9 307.3 303.3 303.7 497.2 495.2 499.0 498.7 51.6 52.9 52.2 53.9

Mississippi

133.2 135.8 134.2 136.9 212.8 213.2 213.7 214.1 11.8 11.7 11.8 11.7


Missouri

249.1 249.6 250.2 248.7 509.9 506.2 509.5 510.1 58.6 56.1 57.9 56.4

Montana

17.0 17.0 17.2 17.3 86.3 87.2 87.0 87.2 7.3 7.6 7.3 7.6

Nebraska

93.1 94.2 92.9 94.3 192.8 195.0 194.9 195.4 16.9 16.4 16.9 16.7

Nevada

38.2 37.2 38.2 37.2 213.4 215.9 214.8 218.1 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.6

New Hampshire

66.7 65.8 66.6 65.5 131.3 134.1 132.0 135.3 11.1 10.9 11.2 10.8


New Jersey

253.4 246.8 254.6 247.3 814.4 824.0 819.3 823.6 72.7 70.5 70.5 69.7

New Mexico

30.2 30.6 30.1 30.5 133.1 133.2 132.4 132.4 14.5 13.3 14.3 13.4

New York

462.2 456.9 458.7 455.0 1,486.4 1,506.6 1,487.7 1,516.9 259.7 253.1 257.9 252.5

North Carolina

436.5 439.1 434.5 439.5 723.1 731.9 726.3 738.0 68.3 68.9 68.3 69.3

North Dakota

23.6 25.2 24.0 25.5 86.2 92.2 87.9 93.9 7.1 7.6 7.1 7.6


Ohio

644.8 662.7 645.7 659.3 949.7 970.2 960.3 975.2 76.2 76.5 76.7 76.3

Oklahoma

130.0 138.2 130.8 137.4 278.4 292.9 282.5 294.4 24.8 23.9 24.2 23.9

Oregon

170.3 173.2 167.6 170.9 313.9 321.6 314.9 323.4 32.3 32.5 32.1 32.4

Pennsylvania

565.4 570.9 566.0 570.7 1,088.5 1,105.2 1,100.5 1,117.3 89.6 90.8 89.9 90.4

Rhode Island

41.2 41.0 41.0 41.3 73.2 72.6 73.5 72.6 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.3


South Carolina

218.4 224.1 218.8 224.1 348.6 354.3 351.7 356.2 25.6 27.0 26.1 26.8

South Dakota

39.2 40.4 39.6 40.8 82.2 82.9 83.0 83.3 6.3 6.1 6.3 6.1

Tennessee

306.2 315.9 306.8 315.9 555.5 553.7 556.9 555.2 43.9 43.6 43.6 43.6

Texas

844.4 857.2 844.4 857.2 2,108.3 2,162.0 2,121.9 2,170.0 195.5 189.6 194.9 191.5

Utah

115.9 118.5 116.8 119.5 233.8 236.4 234.8 239.1 29.2 31.2 29.2 31.6


Vermont

30.9 30.7 31.1 30.7 56.3 56.2 57.3 56.7 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9

Virginia

229.2 226.9 230.5 226.7 627.7 629.1 631.6 633.1 73.9 71.8 74.5 71.7

Washington

277.8 292.4 277.6 292.8 530.0 541.6 535.5 544.1 103.9 103.5 103.4 102.8

West Virginia

49.8 47.3 49.7 47.0 134.4 131.8 135.5 132.7 10.6 10.4 10.6 10.4

Wisconsin

449.1 453.9 443.0 448.3 507.1 508.7 511.8 510.6 46.0 48.1 46.2 48.0

Wyoming

9.1 8.8 9.3 9.0 53.1 53.7 52.9 53.3 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8


Puerto Rico

83.4 78.9 82.2 77.8 165.7 157.4 164.8 158.6 18.3 18.3 18.4 18.2

Virgin Islands

2.2 1.1 2.2 1.1 8.4 8.5 8.5 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
September October September October September October
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

92.4 95.1 92.8 94.5 213.0 220.4 215.6 221.3 218.5 219.7 218.3 220.5

Alaska

14.9 15.1 15.2 14.7 29.0 28.7 27.4 27.5 44.7 46.0 45.4 46.6

Arizona

164.9 170.2 165.7 170.5 340.3 357.1 344.2 359.4 358.0 368.1 361.6 367.9

Arkansas

47.7 46.9 48.0 47.2 116.7 118.8 118.0 117.7 167.6 172.5 169.0 173.9

California

759.4 781.0 765.4 783.2 2,148.0 2,232.8 2,163.3 2,249.9 1,827.5 1,884.4 1,857.9 1,923.4


Colorado

143.6 145.9 143.8 145.2 344.2 353.0 346.0 354.6 274.0 279.3 275.4 283.1

Connecticut

134.6 131.6 134.2 131.0 195.6 194.9 198.3 195.2 316.0 326.5 320.5 329.8

Delaware

42.9 44.6 42.9 44.1 55.6 52.4 55.9 53.2 66.9 68.9 67.7 69.4

District of Columbia

27.2 26.9 27.0 26.9 150.4 148.0 151.7 148.8 116.8 121.8 120.2 125.6

Florida

481.6 488.8 482.2 489.1 1,052.7 1,086.6 1,063.9 1,089.1 1,108.2 1,127.6 1,116.4 1,139.2


Georgia

208.0 207.3 208.7 208.2 554.7 578.6 559.1 584.6 498.5 510.5 504.5 517.5

Hawaii

27.1 28.0 27.4 28.0 75.0 75.0 75.1 75.8 74.8 76.8 75.4 76.9

Idaho

29.5 28.8 29.5 29.1 76.1 77.1 75.8 76.9 87.1 90.4 87.7 92.2

Illinois

359.7 364.6 361.6 365.9 842.6 869.1 854.8 874.8 848.2 856.2 861.5 868.9

Indiana

131.6 128.7 130.3 127.4 292.7 299.6 294.9 301.7 424.9 434.6 428.8 437.9


Iowa

99.9 102.3 99.7 102.6 123.8 126.4 125.5 127.4 214.5 215.3 221.4 222.3

Kansas

73.4 73.0 73.0 73.4 150.8 159.4 153.7 159.9 183.5 187.1 184.5 187.8

Kentucky

83.8 84.1 83.5 84.9 191.3 207.7 193.8 210.3 255.6 258.5 257.7 261.1

Louisiana

94.9 98.0 96.7 100.0 198.3 199.2 198.5 200.9 288.4 291.1 290.4 295.2

Maine

31.8 31.8 31.7 31.5 58.2 58.1 57.7 58.6 120.9 122.8 122.0 123.8


Maryland

141.5 138.9 142.0 139.8 401.2 419.0 403.1 423.5 411.9 418.4 419.8 425.6

Massachusetts

205.6 206.0 205.7 206.8 480.6 507.9 484.9 511.5 661.5 663.8 676.0 675.9

Michigan

194.3 200.1 194.8 199.0 549.7 577.4 564.1 578.3 624.3 629.0 631.9 638.5

Minnesota

176.1 177.7 174.8 177.9 329.7 343.9 338.2 344.6 466.9 487.8 472.4 491.0

Mississippi

44.9 44.3 45.1 44.0 95.2 91.3 95.8 92.7 137.8 139.0 138.8 139.6


Missouri

158.2 160.5 157.8 159.9 330.9 350.1 334.3 359.2 419.3 428.5 423.1 432.3

Montana

20.7 20.9 21.1 20.8 41.4 43.7 41.8 44.6 64.1 65.3 64.4 65.8

Nebraska

68.8 68.5 69.1 68.7 107.6 108.0 107.8 107.1 136.9 140.2 138.1 141.3

Nevada

51.4 52.0 51.7 51.9 141.5 142.3 142.0 141.4 104.1 108.2 105.4 108.0

New Hampshire

35.3 34.3 35.0 34.3 65.0 65.7 65.5 65.8 113.6 110.8 115.1 112.8


New Jersey

251.6 251.4 250.6 250.3 612.6 617.2 608.9 614.8 608.9 630.9 622.5 639.3

New Mexico

33.2 32.2 33.3 32.5 100.0 96.7 99.9 96.5 125.1 126.9 125.7 128.2

New York

689.8 695.5 688.9 695.9 1,137.4 1,201.8 1,151.3 1,203.9 1,718.4 1,756.8 1,761.5 1,799.4

North Carolina

201.2 202.5 202.0 203.6 514.6 529.1 521.0 530.1 544.2 555.4 551.3 557.9

North Dakota

20.9 21.8 21.1 21.8 31.3 33.8 31.8 34.3 56.6 58.8 57.1 58.9


Ohio

278.1 281.2 276.2 280.0 654.4 669.2 658.7 679.9 853.1 876.8 861.9 887.3

Oklahoma

79.9 81.8 79.9 82.0 174.7 179.1 176.1 181.3 208.3 208.1 209.6 208.8

Oregon

92.4 95.3 92.7 95.1 188.5 189.4 188.3 188.8 236.5 238.2 240.1 240.9

Pennsylvania

309.5 313.4 310.6 313.9 712.2 732.3 713.9 732.8 1,159.0 1,156.6 1,185.0 1,184.1

Rhode Island

30.8 31.0 30.4 30.9 55.2 54.6 55.5 55.1 103.0 102.6 105.8 104.3


South Carolina

95.3 97.5 96.3 98.8 229.3 232.1 229.9 232.1 217.1 224.8 218.9 226.0

South Dakota

27.5 28.1 27.6 28.6 28.7 29.3 29.0 28.9 65.4 66.7 66.1 67.5

Tennessee

135.9 133.1 135.6 132.6 328.0 331.1 330.4 333.7 386.2 393.4 389.1 397.1

Texas

642.8 652.9 642.0 656.2 1,362.7 1,404.0 1,369.9 1,405.3 1,440.0 1,477.2 1,450.4 1,493.6

Utah

70.3 73.2 69.8 73.6 162.6 172.4 163.4 174.2 161.4 164.3 163.7 166.2


Vermont

12.1 12.1 12.1 12.2 26.1 27.3 26.2 27.0 61.0 62.7 61.5 63.5

Virginia

183.9 193.0 184.9 193.6 659.7 668.8 665.9 676.3 473.9 485.9 480.1 490.0

Washington

137.3 139.9 137.0 140.9 344.6 351.9 338.0 352.5 379.7 386.7 390.4 393.9

West Virginia

26.8 26.5 26.9 26.6 62.6 62.9 63.0 63.0 124.7 127.2 124.8 128.0

Wisconsin

157.7 154.1 157.4 153.0 286.1 289.1 287.6 289.0 413.1 417.5 415.9 417.2

Wyoming

10.6 10.6 10.5 10.7 17.9 17.7 17.4 17.6 26.6 27.3 26.6 27.6


Puerto Rico

43.6 44.4 43.6 44.6 105.3 102.8 104.2 103.9 115.7 118.5 118.6 121.5

Virgin Islands

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 2.6 2.5 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
September October September October September October
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

169.7 174.9 167.7 172.4 80.0 83.3 80.4 83.7 377.3 365.1 379.4 371.2

Alaska

36.2 36.1 29.7 29.1 10.6 11.0 10.7 11.4 86.2 86.2 86.7 86.2

Arizona

258.8 265.1 260.2 264.6 89.5 87.5 89.7 87.4 421.7 424.7 423.9 427.1

Arkansas

99.0 105.4 99.1 104.6 43.6 44.2 43.5 44.4 222.1 224.4 225.7 227.6

California

1,545.0 1,614.7 1,537.0 1,601.7 485.3 482.1 488.1 484.9 2,327.0 2,307.3 2,409.3 2,372.0


Colorado

272.0 277.2 264.8 268.7 94.0 96.2 95.0 96.4 395.0 397.2 401.0 404.3

Connecticut

139.4 139.6 137.9 138.3 60.6 59.8 60.2 60.1 235.3 232.3 241.4 238.8

Delaware

43.7 46.0 41.9 43.9 19.1 18.9 19.2 19.0 64.4 62.4 65.2 63.8

District of Columbia

61.8 63.7 63.2 63.0 67.3 69.7 67.9 70.2 246.4 244.0 245.3 243.3

Florida

940.6 953.4 946.1 958.7 305.0 300.8 305.2 301.0 1,095.4 1,088.0 1,111.7 1,098.7


Georgia

375.6 383.6 379.1 386.6 152.9 152.3 151.6 153.3 671.7 661.1 675.5 667.9

Hawaii

104.9 110.3 105.4 110.5 25.7 25.2 25.8 25.5 122.5 122.3 125.6 125.5

Idaho

62.1 63.8 57.7 60.1 21.2 21.9 21.0 21.9 115.8 115.0 118.4 118.4

Illinois

527.3 546.7 519.8 537.4 245.8 236.8 244.7 236.9 831.4 828.3 844.7 838.6

Indiana

284.0 294.4 278.8 293.1 109.3 109.9 109.1 109.9 434.1 440.6 438.2 442.9


Iowa

132.3 132.0 129.7 131.0 55.9 57.2 56.6 58.1 248.5 247.9 255.3 254.0

Kansas

119.0 115.4 118.3 114.8 52.9 52.9 53.1 53.5 256.6 257.3 262.7 262.4

Kentucky

170.3 180.8 170.1 178.4 70.0 71.1 70.1 70.9 328.8 328.6 331.3 331.3

Louisiana

194.9 203.5 197.5 206.7 62.2 64.6 62.0 63.9 361.4 360.0 367.1 364.8

Maine

66.9 67.4 60.4 61.3 20.3 19.5 20.2 19.3 100.1 101.2 103.6 105.0


Maryland

240.0 241.2 229.5 234.8 115.8 118.5 115.4 119.0 505.0 506.0 520.3 518.0

Massachusetts

316.5 326.0 306.4 314.3 122.3 122.7 122.3 122.2 432.7 431.6 443.1 441.9

Michigan

385.7 393.0 373.1 381.0 166.1 168.5 168.8 168.0 618.5 612.8 634.0 626.7

Minnesota

241.9 237.5 231.7 228.7 117.6 117.6 116.7 117.1 400.7 403.7 413.7 417.0

Mississippi

116.9 116.5 115.1 115.8 34.0 34.7 33.6 34.5 248.9 246.1 250.9 248.2


Missouri

275.2 270.9 270.6 268.6 112.3 110.5 111.4 110.3 437.7 435.3 444.6 440.6

Montana

58.5 57.7 53.9 54.5 16.4 16.7 15.9 16.7 85.9 87.8 87.5 90.3

Nebraska

85.0 85.3 83.5 83.9 36.0 36.4 36.5 36.5 166.5 169.0 171.4 173.0

Nevada

320.6 323.6 323.5 323.6 34.5 34.7 34.3 34.4 147.5 146.8 149.0 151.0

New Hampshire

66.7 68.0 64.2 65.1 22.9 23.8 23.1 23.7 92.9 93.8 95.5 95.5


New Jersey

344.4 359.9 331.5 337.2 162.6 171.9 164.9 173.2 603.6 604.9 628.6 629.9

New Mexico

85.5 88.1 84.3 86.8 27.1 25.9 26.8 26.2 196.4 191.0 198.0 193.5

New York

788.7 804.3 774.2 793.3 365.5 376.6 369.1 378.1 1,455.7 1,456.6 1,497.7 1,499.9

North Carolina

408.8 414.9 400.9 411.7 155.8 155.1 156.2 156.5 700.9 699.0 715.3 711.5

North Dakota

35.3 36.3 34.7 36.2 15.6 16.2 15.7 16.1 79.7 79.1 81.5 80.4


Ohio

486.8 496.1 472.5 481.3 209.1 216.2 210.0 219.3 759.7 753.1 777.6 777.1

Oklahoma

143.0 147.1 143.0 148.3 59.8 61.5 59.3 60.3 340.4 346.9 343.2 354.5

Oregon

172.4 174.6 165.0 167.8 59.4 58.8 59.3 59.0 279.0 278.0 297.7 295.7

Pennsylvania

519.5 541.1 512.4 527.8 254.4 252.9 256.2 253.8 732.1 730.4 751.7 750.6

Rhode Island

51.4 54.4 49.2 50.4 22.2 21.4 21.8 21.0 60.1 58.8 61.2 60.1


South Carolina

210.4 214.4 207.7 214.0 69.3 68.4 69.0 69.7 339.4 342.9 342.8 348.0

South Dakota

43.2 44.0 40.8 41.8 15.5 15.4 15.2 15.5 77.0 76.9 78.9 78.5

Tennessee

268.3 271.0 265.5 269.1 101.8 102.0 101.9 101.8 439.8 444.2 447.2 447.2

Texas

1,044.9 1,099.8 1,046.4 1,097.6 372.1 383.7 375.3 385.2 1,773.9 1,767.4 1,799.8 1,807.2

Utah

116.3 116.4 110.7 113.6 33.6 34.4 33.9 34.4 223.1 222.7 225.3 224.4


Vermont

32.2 32.2 31.2 30.7 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 52.8 52.7 55.7 54.8

Virginia

355.1 362.1 346.6 352.1 187.9 189.1 187.5 188.8 707.5 712.3 720.5 723.6

Washington

282.3 293.1 273.5 279.9 106.9 107.2 106.7 106.5 519.3 519.5 544.8 542.4

West Virginia

73.7 74.7 73.6 74.2 55.3 54.3 54.9 53.9 152.6 149.0 155.9 151.8

Wisconsin

255.1 245.6 248.5 237.1 135.9 134.6 135.1 134.0 404.8 401.4 419.1 418.7

Wyoming

35.0 36.7 30.9 31.5 11.9 11.6 11.9 11.4 73.6 75.1 74.7 75.9


Puerto Rico

72.5 72.5 72.3 72.5 17.6 19.4 17.8 19.6 263.9 265.0 266.0 268.0

Virgin Islands

6.8 7.1 7.0 7.0 1.8 1.2 1.9 1.2 12.5 11.3 12.1 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: November 20, 2012