Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, January 27, 2015                     USDL-15-0111

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          REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- DECEMBER 2014


Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in December. Forty-two
states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from November,
four states had increases, and four states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia had
unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, two states had increases, and
two states had no change. The national jobless rate declined to 5.6 percent from
5.8 percent in November and was 1.1 percentage points lower than in December 2013.

In December 2014, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 41 states and decreased
in 9 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-month increases in
employment occurred in Texas (+45,700), New York (+30,400), and Illinois (+17,100).
The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Minnesota (-5,200),
followed by Idaho (-2,700) and New Mexico (-1,600). The largest over-the-month
percentage increases in employment occurred in Alaska and Montana (+0.7 percent
each), followed by New Hampshire (+0.6 percent). The largest over-the-month
percentage declines in employment occurred in Idaho and Vermont (-0.4 percent
each), followed by Delaware, Minnesota, and New Mexico (-0.2 percent each). Over
the year, nonfarm employment increased in all 50 states and the District
of Columbia. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota
(+5.4 percent), followed by Texas (+4.0 percent) and Utah (+3.9 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In December, the West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate,
6.3 percent, while the Midwest had the lowest rate, 5.2 percent. Over the month,
all four regions had statistically significant unemployment rate declines: the
Midwest, Northeast, and South (-0.2 percentage point each) and the West (-0.1
point). Significant over-the-year rate decreases also occurred in all four
regions: the Midwest (-1.6 percentage points), Northeast (-1.3 points), West
(-1.1 points), and South (-0.8 point). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific had the highest jobless rate,
6.8 percent in December. The West North Central again had the lowest rate, 4.2
percent. Over the month, statistically significant jobless rate changes occurred
in the East North Central, New England, South Atlantic, and West South Central
(-0.2 percentage point each). All nine divisions had significant rate declines
from a year earlier. The largest of these decreases occurred in the East North
Central (-2.0 percentage points).
 
State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Mississippi had the highest unemployment rate among the states in December, 7.2
percent. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.3 percent. North Dakota again
had the lowest jobless rate, 2.8 percent. In total, 19 states had unemployment
rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 5.6 percent, 10 states and the
District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 21 states had rates that
were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

In December, 19 states had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment
rate changes, all of which were declines. Delaware had the largest decrease
(-0.6 percentage point), followed by Michigan and North Carolina (-0.4 point
each). The remaining 31 states and the District of Columbia had jobless rates
that were not measurably different from those of a month earlier, though some
had changes that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes.
(See table B.)

Thirty states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines over the
year, the largest of which occurred in Illinois (-2.7 percentage points) and
Rhode Island (-2.5 points). The only statistically significant rate increase
occurred in Louisiana (+1.3 percentage points). The remaining 19 states and the
District of Columbia had rates that were not appreciably different from those
of a year earlier. (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In December 2014, 14 states had statistically significant over-the-month changes
in employment, all of which were increases. The largest significant job gains
occurred in Texas (+45,700), New York (+30,400), and Illinois (+17,100). (See
tables D and 5.)

Over the year, 37 states and the District of Columbia had statistically
significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest
significant over-the-year job increase occurred in Texas (+457,900), followed
by California (+320,300) and Florida (+230,600). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for December 2014
is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
The Regional and State Unemployment 2014 Annual Averages news release is scheduled
to be released on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The Regional and
State Employment and Unemployment news release for January 2015 is scheduled to be
released on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).


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  |          Upcoming Changes to Local Area Unemployment Statistics Data           |
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  |Effective with the release of Regional and State Unemployment 2014 Annual       |
  |Averages on March 4, 2015, the civilian labor force and unemployment data for   |
  |regions, divisions, states, the District of Columbia, and the modeled substate  |
  |areas presented in tables 1-4 of this news release will be replaced with data   |
  |produced using a new generation of time-series models. Data will be re-estimated|
  |back to January 1976 for regions, divisions, states, the District of Columbia,  |
  |the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division, New York City, and   |
  |the balances of California and New York states. Data for the five remaining     |
  |modeled substate and balance-of-state areas will be re-estimated back to their  |
  |new series beginnings in 1990 or 1994. Both seasonally adjusted and not         |
  |seasonally adjusted data will be affected. More information is available in     |
  |the "Report on Revision to State and Area Time-Series Models" on the BLS website|
  |at www.bls.gov/lau/lauschanges2015.htm.                                         |
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  |The revisions to model-based data at the state level and below for 2013 and 2014|
  |also will incorporate updated estimation inputs, while the revisions for all    |
  |model-based data from April 2010 forward will reflect new population controls   |
  |from the U.S. Census Bureau.                                                    |
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  |            Upcoming Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data              |
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  |Effective with the release of January 2015 estimates on March 17, 2015, all     |
  |nonfarm payroll employment estimates for states and areas presented in tables 5 |
  |and 6 of this news release will be adjusted to 2014 benchmark levels. Not       |
  |seasonally adjusted data beginning with April 2013 and seasonally adjusted data |
  |beginning with January 2010 are subject to revision. Some seasonally adjusted   |
  |series may be revised back to 1990.                                             |
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Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., December 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)       
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United States (1) ...................|             5.6        
                                     |                        
Arizona .............................|             6.7        
California ..........................|             7.0        
Colorado ............................|             4.0        
Connecticut .........................|             6.4        
District of Columbia ................|             7.3        
Georgia .............................|             6.9        
Hawaii ..............................|             4.0        
Idaho ...............................|             3.7        
Iowa ................................|             4.1        
Kansas ..............................|             4.2        
                                     |                        
Minnesota ...........................|             3.6        
Mississippi .........................|             7.2        
Montana .............................|             4.2        
Nebraska ............................|             2.9        
Nevada ..............................|             6.8        
New Hampshire .......................|             4.0        
North Dakota ........................|             2.8        
Ohio ................................|             4.8        
Oklahoma ............................|             4.2        
Oregon ..............................|             6.7        
                                     |                        
Pennsylvania ........................|             4.8        
Rhode Island ........................|             6.8        
South Carolina ......................|             6.5        
South Dakota ........................|             3.3        
Tennessee ...........................|             6.6        
Texas ...............................|             4.6        
Utah ................................|             3.5        
Vermont .............................|             4.2        
Virginia ............................|             4.8        
Wyoming .............................|             4.2        
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from November 2014 to December 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |                
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month 
             State              |  November |  December |    change(p)   
                                |    2014   |   2014(p) |                
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California .....................|     7.2   |     7.0   |       -0.2     
Delaware .......................|     6.0   |     5.4   |        -.6     
Florida ........................|     5.8   |     5.6   |        -.2     
Georgia ........................|     7.2   |     6.9   |        -.3     
Idaho ..........................|     3.9   |     3.7   |        -.2     
Iowa ...........................|     4.3   |     4.1   |        -.2     
Kentucky .......................|     6.0   |     5.7   |        -.3     
Maine ..........................|     5.7   |     5.5   |        -.2     
Massachusetts ..................|     5.8   |     5.5   |        -.3     
Michigan .......................|     6.7   |     6.3   |        -.4     
                                |           |           |                
Montana ........................|     4.3   |     4.2   |        -.1     
Nebraska .......................|     3.1   |     2.9   |        -.2     
New Mexico .....................|     6.4   |     6.1   |        -.3     
North Carolina .................|     5.9   |     5.5   |        -.4     
Pennsylvania ...................|     5.1   |     4.8   |        -.3     
Rhode Island ...................|     7.1   |     6.8   |        -.3     
Texas ..........................|     4.9   |     4.6   |        -.3     
Virginia .......................|     5.0   |     4.8   |        -.2     
Wyoming ........................|     4.5   |     4.2   |        -.3     
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   p = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from December 2013 to December 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |                
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year 
             State              |  December |  December |    change(p)   
                                |    2013   |   2014(p) |                
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Arkansas .......................|     7.4   |     5.7   |       -1.7     
California .....................|     8.3   |     7.0   |       -1.3     
Colorado .......................|     6.2   |     4.0   |       -2.2     
Connecticut ....................|     7.4   |     6.4   |       -1.0     
Delaware .......................|     6.2   |     5.4   |        -.8     
Florida ........................|     6.3   |     5.6   |        -.7     
Hawaii .........................|     4.7   |     4.0   |        -.7     
Idaho ..........................|     5.6   |     3.7   |       -1.9     
Illinois .......................|     8.9   |     6.2   |       -2.7     
Indiana ........................|     6.8   |     5.8   |       -1.0     
                                |           |           |                
Kansas .........................|     4.9   |     4.2   |        -.7     
Kentucky .......................|     7.9   |     5.7   |       -2.2     
Louisiana ......................|     5.4   |     6.7   |        1.3     
Maine ..........................|     6.4   |     5.5   |        -.9     
Massachusetts ..................|     7.1   |     5.5   |       -1.6     
Michigan .......................|     8.3   |     6.3   |       -2.0     
Minnesota ......................|     4.7   |     3.6   |       -1.1     
Montana ........................|     5.4   |     4.2   |       -1.2     
Nebraska .......................|     3.6   |     2.9   |        -.7     
Nevada .........................|     9.0   |     6.8   |       -2.2     
                                |           |           |                
New Hampshire ..................|     5.2   |     4.0   |       -1.2     
New Jersey .....................|     7.2   |     6.2   |       -1.0     
New York .......................|     7.0   |     5.8   |       -1.2     
North Carolina .................|     6.9   |     5.5   |       -1.4     
Ohio ...........................|     7.1   |     4.8   |       -2.3     
Oklahoma .......................|     5.4   |     4.2   |       -1.2     
Pennsylvania ...................|     6.8   |     4.8   |       -2.0     
Rhode Island ...................|     9.3   |     6.8   |       -2.5     
Tennessee ......................|     7.7   |     6.6   |       -1.1     
Texas ..........................|     6.0   |     4.6   |       -1.4     
Wisconsin ......................|     6.3   |     5.2   |       -1.1     
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   p = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
November 2014 to December 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   November  |   December  | Over-the-month
           State              |     2014    |    2014(p)  |    change(p)  
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Alaska .......................|     338,400 |     340,900 |       2,500   
Georgia ......................|   4,166,700 |   4,180,800 |      14,100   
Illinois .....................|   5,863,200 |   5,880,300 |      17,100   
Maryland .....................|   2,618,300 |   2,629,300 |      11,000   
Massachusetts ................|   3,436,700 |   3,447,600 |      10,900   
Montana ......................|     454,700 |     457,800 |       3,100   
New Hampshire ................|     649,200 |     652,900 |       3,700   
New York .....................|   9,041,800 |   9,072,200 |      30,400   
North Carolina ...............|   4,203,600 |   4,218,700 |      15,100   
North Dakota .................|     473,800 |     476,200 |       2,400   
                              |             |             |               
Oregon .......................|   1,739,800 |   1,748,000 |       8,200   
Tennessee ....................|   2,828,100 |   2,840,600 |      12,500   
Texas ........................|  11,737,600 |  11,783,300 |      45,700   
Utah .........................|   1,348,600 |   1,353,900 |       5,300   
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   p = preliminary.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
December 2013 to December 2014, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   December  |   December  | Over-the-year 
           State              |     2013    |    2014(p)  |    change(p)  
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Alabama ......................|   1,916,600 |   1,948,200 |      31,600   
Arizona ......................|   2,542,300 |   2,605,400 |      63,100   
Arkansas .....................|   1,185,100 |   1,207,700 |      22,600   
California ...................|  15,323,600 |  15,643,900 |     320,300   
Colorado .....................|   2,404,900 |   2,467,200 |      62,300   
Connecticut ..................|   1,663,500 |   1,690,200 |      26,700   
Delaware .....................|     432,800 |     444,400 |      11,600   
District of Columbia .........|     747,400 |     761,900 |      14,500   
Florida ......................|   7,680,600 |   7,911,200 |     230,600   
Georgia ......................|   4,072,500 |   4,180,800 |     108,300   
                              |             |             |               
Hawaii .......................|     623,400 |     632,400 |       9,000   
Idaho ........................|     638,200 |     647,800 |       9,600   
Illinois .....................|   5,828,700 |   5,880,300 |      51,600   
Indiana ......................|   2,965,200 |   3,023,600 |      58,400   
Iowa .........................|   1,544,200 |   1,560,600 |      16,400   
Kentucky .....................|   1,845,900 |   1,878,300 |      32,400   
Louisiana ....................|   1,963,200 |   1,992,200 |      29,000   
Massachusetts ................|   3,386,700 |   3,447,600 |      60,900   
Michigan .....................|   4,126,000 |   4,170,400 |      44,400   
Minnesota ....................|   2,811,700 |   2,844,800 |      33,100   
                              |             |             |               
Missouri .....................|   2,750,300 |   2,795,000 |      44,700   
Montana ......................|     450,600 |     457,800 |       7,200   
Nevada .......................|   1,193,100 |   1,220,400 |      27,300   
New Mexico ...................|     811,000 |     824,300 |      13,300   
New York .....................|   8,966,900 |   9,072,200 |     105,300   
North Carolina ...............|   4,104,200 |   4,218,700 |     114,500   
North Dakota .................|     451,700 |     476,200 |      24,500   
Ohio .........................|   5,268,900 |   5,330,400 |      61,500   
Oklahoma .....................|   1,645,200 |   1,681,900 |      36,700   
Oregon .......................|   1,697,000 |   1,748,000 |      51,000   
                              |             |             |               
Pennsylvania .................|   5,758,100 |   5,812,300 |      54,200   
Rhode Island .................|     471,200 |     478,900 |       7,700   
South Carolina ...............|   1,921,500 |   1,968,000 |      46,500   
Tennessee ....................|   2,774,400 |   2,840,600 |      66,200   
Texas ........................|  11,325,400 |  11,783,300 |     457,900   
Utah .........................|   1,303,600 |   1,353,900 |      50,300   
Washington ...................|   3,011,400 |   3,094,000 |      82,600   
Wisconsin ....................|   2,849,000 |   2,902,300 |      53,300   
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   p = preliminary.




Technical Note

   This release presents labor force and unemployment data for census
regions and divisions, states, and selected substate areas from the
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program (tables 1 to 4). Also
presented are nonfarm payroll employment estimates by state and industry
super 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 bad weather, labor-management dispute,
illness, or vacation. Unemployed persons are those who were not employed
during the reference week (based on the definition above), had actively
looked for a job sometime in the 4-week period ending with the reference
week, and were currently available for work; persons on 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 website
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 online at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

Employment--from the CES program

   Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls who
receive pay for any part of the pay period that includes the 12th of the month.
Persons are counted at their place of work rather than at their place of residence;
those appearing on more than one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries
are classified on the basis of their principal activity in accordance with the
2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

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

   For some employment series, relatively small sample sizes limit the reliability
of the weighted link-relative estimates.  In these cases, BLS uses the CES small
domain model (SDM) to generate employment estimates. The SDM combines the direct
sample estimates (described above) and forecasts of historical (benchmarked) data
to decrease the volatility of the estimates. For more detailed information about
the CES small domain model, refer to the BLS Handbook of Methods.

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

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

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

Reliability of the estimates

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

   Use of error measures. 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 website. Measures of nonsampling error are
not available.

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

Additional information

   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 7,400 subnational areas are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/
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LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED     

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.  
                       2013     2014     2014     2014     2013     2014     2014     2014     2013     2014     2014     2014  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,189.1 28,205.9 28,244.2 28,269.7  1,956.8  1,677.4  1,628.1  1,583.4    6.9      5.9      5.8      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,680.3  7,776.8  7,809.2  7,824.4    530.5    459.9    454.1    435.3    6.9      5.9      5.8      5.6  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,508.9 20,429.2 20,435.0 20,445.3  1,426.3  1,217.5  1,174.0  1,148.1    7.0      6.0      5.7      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,497.6 56,919.8 56,934.0 56,880.3  3,623.5  3,436.9  3,294.9  3,166.0    6.4      6.0      5.8      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,931.0 30,253.7 30,236.6 30,181.2  1,919.0  1,909.6  1,813.5  1,741.9    6.4      6.3      6.0      5.8  
  East South Central  8,453.9  8,363.7  8,347.3  8,328.4    626.2    564.3    539.6    520.0    7.4      6.7      6.5      6.2  
  West South Central 18,112.7 18,302.4 18,350.1 18,370.7  1,078.3    963.0    941.7    904.1    6.0      5.3      5.1      4.9  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,261.0 34,495.8 34,553.6 34,591.5  2,313.6  1,921.8  1,853.1  1,801.9    6.8      5.6      5.4      5.2  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,246.8 23,359.2 23,401.4 23,417.0  1,787.8  1,421.7  1,376.5  1,336.2    7.7      6.1      5.9      5.7  
  West North Central 11,014.2 11,136.6 11,152.2 11,174.6    525.8    500.1    476.6    465.7    4.8      4.5      4.3      4.2  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,996.7 36,414.6 36,533.6 36,571.7  2,681.2  2,359.6  2,352.9  2,314.4    7.4      6.5      6.4      6.3  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,069.7 11,185.3 11,221.4 11,241.6    725.9    604.6    595.1    583.4    6.6      5.4      5.3      5.2  
  Pacific........... 24,927.0 25,229.3 25,312.2 25,330.1  1,955.4  1,755.0  1,757.8  1,731.1    7.8      7.0      6.9      6.8  

   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.




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

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          November          December          November          December          November          December    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2013     2014     2013     2014     2013     2014     2013     2014     2013     2014     2013     2014  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,175.9 28,228.9 28,060.5 28,153.3  1,888.8  1,534.1  1,821.1  1,475.6    6.7      5.4      6.5      5.2  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,680.7  7,832.8  7,648.1  7,781.4    504.5    422.3    498.4    388.5    6.6      5.4      6.5      5.0  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,495.2 20,396.1 20,412.5 20,371.9  1,384.2  1,111.8  1,322.8  1,087.1    6.8      5.5      6.5      5.3  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,541.8 56,890.0 56,311.4 56,542.6  3,541.2  3,084.4  3,401.9  2,954.6    6.3      5.4      6.0      5.2  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,919.0 30,145.7 29,801.1 29,940.8  1,901.2  1,692.4  1,811.0  1,647.1    6.4      5.6      6.1      5.5  
  East South Central  8,481.1  8,361.4  8,435.4  8,306.0    595.8    503.7    582.7    492.1    7.0      6.0      6.9      5.9  
  West South Central 18,141.7 18,382.8 18,074.9 18,295.7  1,044.2    888.3  1,008.2    815.5    5.8      4.8      5.6      4.5  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,283.7 34,547.2 34,120.6 34,418.9  2,200.0  1,681.8  2,193.7  1,701.8    6.4      4.9      6.4      4.9  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,276.3 23,404.7 23,145.4 23,291.0  1,710.5  1,253.9  1,680.4  1,244.2    7.3      5.4      7.3      5.3  
  West North Central 11,007.4 11,142.4 10,975.2 11,127.8    489.4    427.9    513.3    457.7    4.4      3.8      4.7      4.1  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,045.0 36,630.8 35,916.0 36,406.6  2,640.8  2,330.1  2,567.2  2,199.4    7.3      6.4      7.1      6.0  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,081.3 11,272.9 11,050.8 11,217.0    703.5    588.5    695.1    562.6    6.3      5.2      6.3      5.0  
  Pacific........... 24,963.6 25,357.9 24,865.2 25,189.6  1,937.4  1,741.6  1,872.2  1,636.9    7.8      6.9      7.5      6.5  

   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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           Dec.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Dec.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.    Dec.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.
                           2013      2014      2014     2014p      2013      2014      2014     2014p    2013  2014  2014 2014p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,113.9   2,117.7   2,109.1   2,102.2    129.6     133.4     125.8     119.8    6.1   6.3   6.0   5.7
Alaska.................     364.0     366.5     366.0     365.5     23.4      24.7      23.9      23.1    6.4   6.7   6.5   6.3
Arizona................   2,998.4   3,049.9   3,078.6   3,099.1    228.5     206.7     208.0     208.0    7.6   6.8   6.8   6.7
Arkansas...............   1,327.3   1,307.5   1,315.7   1,324.1     98.5      79.1      77.0      75.8    7.4   6.1   5.9   5.7
California.............  18,550.3  18,757.5  18,823.0  18,834.5  1,532.5   1,361.2   1,355.8   1,327.3    8.3   7.3   7.2   7.0
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,945.7   5,018.7   5,017.6   5,023.7    455.2     400.1     399.5     395.9    9.2   8.0   8.0   7.9
Colorado...............   2,748.7   2,804.9   2,806.8   2,808.9    170.6     121.0     114.4     111.4    6.2   4.3   4.1   4.0
Connecticut............   1,845.8   1,886.3   1,898.7   1,906.0    136.4     121.5     122.5     121.4    7.4   6.4   6.5   6.4
Delaware...............     442.0     454.5     453.9     452.5     27.5      29.0      27.2      24.7    6.2   6.4   6.0   5.4
District of Columbia...     368.1     378.8     381.7     381.8     27.9      28.7      28.2      27.7    7.6   7.6   7.4   7.3
Florida................   9,418.4   9,659.5   9,661.1   9,644.0    591.8     578.9     556.5     542.8    6.3   6.0   5.8   5.6
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,278.8   1,299.6   1,304.2   1,309.4     92.9      83.9      83.4      87.7    7.3   6.5   6.4   6.7
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,734.0   4,762.8   4,755.7   4,742.4    351.4     364.3     343.3     328.4    7.4   7.6   7.2   6.9
Hawaii.................     653.7     667.7     669.8     671.6     30.6      27.6      27.0      26.9    4.7   4.1   4.0   4.0
Idaho..................     775.7     774.4     772.9     771.7     43.3      32.0      30.1      28.5    5.6   4.1   3.9   3.7
Illinois...............   6,539.9   6,530.5   6,547.1   6,547.6    580.0     428.9     420.9     405.7    8.9   6.6   6.4   6.2
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,119.7   4,110.6   4,120.3   4,125.0    361.5     257.9     253.3     243.9    8.8   6.3   6.1   5.9
Indiana................   3,184.2   3,246.0   3,258.1   3,267.3    215.5     183.5     186.4     189.5    6.8   5.7   5.7   5.8
Iowa...................   1,675.7   1,711.4   1,713.5   1,713.9     71.0      76.7      73.6      71.1    4.2   4.5   4.3   4.1
Kansas.................   1,477.7   1,495.3   1,495.4   1,498.9     72.5      66.4      63.4      62.4    4.9   4.4   4.2   4.2
Kentucky...............   2,042.6   1,996.9   1,993.7   1,986.8    162.2     124.5     119.9     112.4    7.9   6.2   6.0   5.7
Louisiana..............   2,095.0   2,165.3   2,179.8   2,192.9    112.5     134.6     142.0     146.0    5.4   6.2   6.5   6.7
Maine..................     708.4     703.8     702.4     701.1     45.1      40.8      40.2      38.4    6.4   5.8   5.7   5.5
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   3,107.0   3,100.1   3,095.6   3,092.2    188.0     184.8     174.3     168.9    6.1   6.0   5.6   5.5
Massachusetts..........   3,483.1   3,546.0   3,563.6   3,566.4    246.3     211.2     207.9     194.9    7.1   6.0   5.8   5.5
Michigan...............   4,686.6   4,737.8   4,735.6   4,734.1    387.5     334.7     319.3     297.6    8.3   7.1   6.7   6.3
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,030.6   2,012.9   2,007.5   2,002.0    178.5     166.4     159.4     150.4    8.8   8.3   7.9   7.5
Minnesota..............   2,975.2   2,988.3   2,990.4   2,995.4    140.0     116.7     110.9     109.0    4.7   3.9   3.7   3.6
Mississippi............   1,266.6   1,250.1   1,246.6   1,244.4     99.1      95.1      90.6      89.0    7.8   7.6   7.3   7.2
Missouri...............   3,019.3   3,057.9   3,062.8   3,072.8    180.9     180.5     170.3     165.4    6.0   5.9   5.6   5.4
Montana................     512.9     520.3     519.8     519.9     27.6      23.4      22.6      21.9    5.4   4.5   4.3   4.2
Nebraska...............   1,020.0   1,021.4   1,021.9   1,022.0     36.8      34.4      31.3      29.8    3.6   3.4   3.1   2.9
Nevada.................   1,364.7   1,368.5   1,369.3   1,368.9    122.2      96.8      94.8      93.0    9.0   7.1   6.9   6.8
New Hampshire..........     741.1     739.7     742.3     744.2     38.2      30.8      30.1      29.8    5.2   4.2   4.1   4.0
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,490.8   4,529.1   4,542.7   4,554.6    323.3     298.4     292.1     284.6    7.2   6.6   6.4   6.2
New Mexico.............     923.7     922.4     925.5     925.9     61.4      59.7      59.0      56.1    6.6   6.5   6.4   6.1
New York...............   9,593.6   9,539.6   9,525.7   9,523.5    668.1     572.3     559.6     552.2    7.0   6.0   5.9   5.8
  New York City........   4,051.9   4,100.7   4,103.7   4,117.1    325.2     262.6     258.3     260.9    8.0   6.4   6.3   6.3
North Carolina.........   4,661.8   4,647.0   4,634.1   4,619.5    323.1     294.2     271.4     255.5    6.9   6.3   5.9   5.5
North Dakota...........     402.8     415.5     417.8     419.6     10.8      11.6      11.4      11.6    2.7   2.8   2.7   2.8
Ohio...................   5,758.1   5,737.8   5,740.4   5,737.6    410.7     305.2     287.0     278.1    7.1   5.3   5.0   4.8
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,048.3   1,052.4   1,048.8   1,046.7     78.8      66.8      62.4      61.6    7.5   6.3   6.0   5.9
Oklahoma...............   1,823.4   1,790.2   1,796.3   1,799.3     98.5      81.2      79.0      74.7    5.4   4.5   4.4   4.2
Oregon.................   1,921.6   1,956.7   1,961.6   1,961.7    137.2     137.5     136.8     132.2    7.1   7.0   7.0   6.7
Pennsylvania...........   6,423.9   6,363.3   6,368.0   6,366.9    434.1     344.9     322.5     308.8    6.8   5.4   5.1   4.8
Rhode Island...........     550.1     555.4     553.3     552.6     51.1      40.9      39.3      37.3    9.3   7.4   7.1   6.8
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,168.2   2,192.2   2,197.6   2,202.0    142.3     146.6     146.1     143.4    6.6   6.7   6.7   6.5
South Dakota...........     448.8     451.3     452.6     454.3     16.0      14.8      14.7      15.0    3.6   3.3   3.3   3.3
Tennessee..............   3,031.2   3,001.7   2,998.8   2,995.2    234.8     212.0     202.5     197.8    7.7   7.1   6.8   6.6
Texas..................  12,869.6  13,039.2  13,059.3  13,056.9    767.3     669.1     643.1     606.9    6.0   5.1   4.9   4.6
Utah...................   1,436.3   1,436.3   1,436.8   1,434.2     57.0      51.6      51.4      49.9    4.0   3.6   3.6   3.5
Vermont................     350.2     350.9     351.9     352.3     14.8      15.5      15.3      15.0    4.2   4.4   4.4   4.2
Virginia...............   4,234.1   4,262.7   4,256.0   4,250.3    218.8     226.9     213.0     203.8    5.2   5.3   5.0   4.8
Washington.............   3,450.1   3,489.0   3,502.5   3,507.1    230.2     208.8     215.5     220.5    6.7   6.0   6.2   6.3
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,536.7   1,560.2   1,564.0   1,559.7     81.0      74.6      73.7      71.3    5.3   4.8   4.7   4.6
West Virginia..........     789.0     796.8     792.1     786.6     47.6      51.9      49.7      47.1    6.0   6.5   6.3   6.0
Wisconsin..............   3,073.0   3,098.9   3,112.4   3,120.0    194.6     166.8     162.6     162.0    6.3   5.4   5.2   5.2
Wyoming................     306.9     311.2     311.2     311.1     13.6      14.6      13.9      13.0    4.4   4.7   4.5   4.2
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,197.8   1,143.8   1,143.9   1,143.7    185.5     160.5     160.6     156.5   15.5  14.0  14.0  13.7

   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 on the BLS website 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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                              November            December            November            December         November      December  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2013      2014      2013     2014p      2013      2014      2013     2014p    2013   2014   2013   2014p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,123.3   2,108.7   2,113.3   2,098.6    122.2     115.3     120.2     111.6    5.8    5.5    5.7    5.3 
Alaska.................     361.7     362.4     360.6     361.7     22.7      22.3      23.3      23.0    6.3    6.2    6.5    6.3 
Arizona................   3,004.3   3,117.0   2,998.3   3,103.7    220.8     211.8     219.1     202.2    7.3    6.8    7.3    6.5 
Arkansas...............   1,324.8   1,320.4   1,315.0   1,317.0     91.3      69.6      94.6      73.9    6.9    5.3    7.2    5.6 
California.............  18,573.0  18,848.9  18,501.3  18,726.4  1,529.5   1,346.2   1,462.7   1,251.8    8.2    7.1    7.9    6.7 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,964.6   5,024.0   4,941.5   5,034.8    452.9     398.2     432.8     375.9    9.1    7.9    8.8    7.5 
Colorado...............   2,752.8   2,809.0   2,740.1   2,803.1    168.2     112.6     162.1     111.1    6.1    4.0    5.9    4.0 
Connecticut............   1,845.8   1,908.6   1,834.5   1,890.8    129.2     118.0     124.9     107.8    7.0    6.2    6.8    5.7 
Delaware...............     442.8     452.5     442.9     450.6     25.8      22.6      25.9      20.6    5.8    5.0    5.9    4.6 
District of Columbia...     365.9     381.2     365.5     375.7     25.9      26.8      25.1      27.0    7.1    7.0    6.9    7.2 
Florida................   9,411.4   9,631.1   9,395.0   9,571.0    599.4     541.8     558.1     514.8    6.4    5.6    5.9    5.4 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,281.1   1,313.7   1,282.1   1,315.0     88.3      82.1      87.8      90.3    6.9    6.2    6.8    6.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,743.9   4,754.4   4,746.1   4,733.3    343.8     316.0     340.2     314.3    7.2    6.6    7.2    6.6 
Hawaii.................     653.4     670.1     653.3     671.1     30.7      26.9      27.6      24.5    4.7    4.0    4.2    3.7 
Idaho..................     774.7     770.5     772.9     768.0     42.2      29.1      42.3      28.3    5.4    3.8    5.5    3.7 
Illinois...............   6,547.7   6,552.9   6,525.4   6,509.6    558.3     390.8     560.9     371.0    8.5    6.0    8.6    5.7 
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                  
    Naperville (1).....   4,111.8   4,109.9   4,098.6   4,104.5    340.4     232.1     338.5     219.8    8.3    5.6    8.3    5.4 
Indiana................   3,192.5   3,267.3   3,160.7   3,250.8    213.7     188.3     200.7     187.2    6.7    5.8    6.3    5.8 
Iowa...................   1,677.8   1,714.7   1,672.4   1,705.9     65.7      66.2      73.1      71.4    3.9    3.9    4.4    4.2 
Kansas.................   1,479.9   1,497.6   1,474.4   1,497.4     67.3      58.9      67.2      59.7    4.5    3.9    4.6    4.0 
Kentucky...............   2,045.8   2,000.3   2,035.3   1,975.0    154.5     116.5     150.7      99.9    7.6    5.8    7.4    5.1 
Louisiana..............   2,102.8   2,186.0   2,078.1   2,181.2    105.8     138.2      97.0     134.2    5.0    6.3    4.7    6.2 
Maine..................     706.3     697.3     702.9     695.8     44.2      37.6      43.6      34.7    6.3    5.4    6.2    5.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   3,111.0   3,093.4   3,090.3   3,076.5    184.1     163.3     173.6     163.5    5.9    5.3    5.6    5.3 
Massachusetts..........   3,483.7   3,575.8   3,473.8   3,548.6    232.1     187.5     232.1     170.8    6.7    5.2    6.7    4.8 
Michigan...............   4,686.0   4,720.3   4,672.4   4,721.0    356.3     269.0     361.6     264.5    7.6    5.7    7.7    5.6 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,029.4   1,996.9   2,026.4   1,996.9    166.6     139.9     162.6     132.9    8.2    7.0    8.0    6.7 
Minnesota..............   2,973.2   2,989.9   2,965.9   2,985.2    127.1      96.3     137.9     109.2    4.3    3.2    4.6    3.7 
Mississippi............   1,268.4   1,241.5   1,266.4   1,247.1     92.9      79.7      92.1      88.1    7.3    6.4    7.3    7.1 
Missouri...............   3,011.6   3,053.2   3,005.6   3,060.5    171.5     156.8     173.1     160.9    5.7    5.1    5.8    5.3 
Montana................     510.4     516.4     507.6     514.8     26.9      21.6      27.5      22.0    5.3    4.2    5.4    4.3 
Nebraska...............   1,019.2   1,019.7   1,015.8   1,014.5     33.7      25.6      35.2      28.9    3.3    2.5    3.5    2.9 
Nevada.................   1,365.9   1,372.7   1,361.2   1,362.5    120.4      95.3     119.1      91.5    8.8    6.9    8.7    6.7 
New Hampshire..........     739.5     744.2     737.8     741.7     36.5      28.8      35.7      28.3    4.9    3.9    4.8    3.8 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,486.2   4,535.5   4,476.8   4,545.1    310.2     269.1     299.2     260.7    6.9    5.9    6.7    5.7 
New Mexico.............     928.7     934.2     927.1     926.2     58.9      57.7      58.5      50.8    6.3    6.2    6.3    5.5 
New York...............   9,577.9   9,493.9   9,538.8   9,487.3    654.8     552.0     628.7     536.5    6.8    5.8    6.6    5.7 
  New York City........   4,048.2   4,109.2   4,037.7   4,121.5    322.8     270.4     304.8     263.0    8.0    6.6    7.5    6.4 
North Carolina.........   4,678.2   4,625.9   4,621.7   4,560.7    325.5     247.9     305.8     238.9    7.0    5.4    6.6    5.2 
North Dakota...........     397.8     414.3     396.9     413.3      9.2       9.7      10.7      11.7    2.3    2.3    2.7    2.8 
Ohio...................   5,777.4   5,746.9   5,727.7   5,707.4    398.8     258.9     379.0     267.7    6.9    4.5    6.6    4.7 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,046.6   1,044.4   1,033.1   1,035.0     75.4      56.8      72.3      61.9    7.2    5.4    7.0    6.0 
Oklahoma...............   1,831.9   1,807.6   1,817.6   1,792.1     95.6      75.9      94.1      68.7    5.2    4.2    5.2    3.8 
Oregon.................   1,927.7   1,967.0   1,912.3   1,944.5    131.9     131.1     131.9     121.8    6.8    6.7    6.9    6.3 
Pennsylvania...........   6,431.0   6,366.7   6,396.9   6,339.5    419.3     290.8     394.8     289.9    6.5    4.6    6.2    4.6 
Rhode Island...........     555.4     554.9     550.4     553.7     48.6      36.6      48.9      33.2    8.7    6.6    8.9    6.0 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,157.3   2,184.5   2,147.3   2,183.2    141.5     138.5     134.5     135.3    6.6    6.3    6.3    6.2 
South Dakota...........     447.9     453.1     444.1     450.8     15.0      14.4      16.1      15.8    3.3    3.2    3.6    3.5 
Tennessee..............   3,043.6   3,011.0   3,020.5   2,985.3    226.1     192.3     219.7     192.4    7.4    6.4    7.3    6.4 
Texas..................  12,882.2  13,068.9  12,864.2  13,005.4    751.5     604.5     722.5     538.7    5.8    4.6    5.6    4.1 
Utah...................   1,437.8   1,442.3   1,438.2   1,429.7     52.8      47.5      52.9      44.5    3.7    3.3    3.7    3.1 
Vermont................     350.1     352.0     348.7     350.7     14.0      13.9      13.2      13.7    4.0    4.0    3.8    3.9 
Virginia...............   4,219.8   4,237.8   4,209.5   4,215.3    211.2     192.2     203.6     190.9    5.0    4.5    4.8    4.5 
Washington.............   3,447.8   3,509.5   3,437.7   3,485.9    222.7     215.2     226.6     215.8    6.5    6.1    6.6    6.2 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,529.8   1,556.5   1,535.5   1,547.0     79.3      70.6      75.4      65.0    5.2    4.5    4.9    4.2 
West Virginia..........     788.6     784.7     782.8     774.6     44.1      43.2      44.1      41.8    5.6    5.5    5.6    5.4 
Wisconsin..............   3,072.7   3,117.4   3,059.2   3,102.3    183.5     146.9     178.3     153.7    6.0    4.7    5.8    5.0 
Wyoming................     306.7     310.8     305.5     308.9     13.2      13.0      13.6      12.2    4.3    4.2    4.5    4.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,196.4   1,149.8   1,206.0   1,147.9    168.6     155.6     185.4     138.7   14.1   13.5   15.4   12.1 

   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 on the BLS website 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
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Alabama(2)

1,916.6 1,940.5 1,947.2 1,948.2 78.8 82.8 84.1 85.9 - - - -

Alaska

338.8 335.8 338.4 340.9 17.4 16.0 16.8 17.3 16.9 15.6 16.7 17.1

Arizona

2,542.3 2,591.7 2,599.4 2,605.4 125.3 118.1 119.6 121.0 154.5 154.9 155.0 153.9

Arkansas

1,185.1 1,194.3 1,203.4 1,207.7 45.9 48.8 50.3 51.7 151.8 155.8 157.2 157.2

California

15,323.6 15,560.4 15,643.2 15,643.9 654.4 679.5 692.7 680.4 1,251.5 1,248.2 1,254.3 1,254.3


Colorado

2,404.9 2,459.8 2,462.5 2,467.2 128.5 137.1 135.9 138.2 133.5 139.8 140.6 139.9

Connecticut

1,663.5 1,682.5 1,685.4 1,690.2 55.4 57.2 56.8 56.2 162.3 163.2 163.0 164.2

Delaware(3)

432.8 443.6 445.4 444.4 20.3 22.0 21.4 21.2 25.1 25.0 25.3 25.2

District of Columbia(2)(3)

747.4 756.4 762.7 761.9 13.7 14.3 14.4 14.5 - - - -

Florida

7,680.6 7,855.1 7,898.5 7,911.2 386.9 420.9 421.8 421.2 327.1 328.8 331.8 331.4


Georgia

4,072.5 4,152.7 4,166.7 4,180.8 150.4 156.6 154.0 155.3 359.4 365.6 367.3 366.0

Hawaii(3)

623.4 626.6 632.2 632.4 31.0 30.7 30.2 29.6 13.7 13.7 13.5 13.3

Idaho

638.2 650.0 650.5 647.8 32.8 34.6 34.6 35.1 60.0 58.7 58.9 59.1

Illinois

5,828.7 5,856.1 5,863.2 5,880.3 191.1 203.3 205.3 211.3 579.5 573.4 577.3 579.6

Indiana

2,965.2 3,004.9 3,018.5 3,023.6 125.0 126.8 128.3 128.3 497.7 520.3 521.6 523.2


Iowa

1,544.2 1,556.9 1,558.5 1,560.6 68.2 73.7 72.4 72.9 217.2 213.4 213.0 214.6

Kansas

1,382.7 1,396.5 1,393.8 1,395.5 58.3 58.6 59.2 60.3 162.5 160.4 159.0 159.9

Kentucky

1,845.9 1,873.3 1,879.1 1,878.3 65.2 63.2 64.3 64.6 228.3 230.9 231.2 232.5

Louisiana

1,963.2 1,987.8 1,986.0 1,992.2 131.8 140.2 137.8 137.7 145.3 147.5 147.6 147.7

Maine

604.1 610.1 609.7 609.2 25.4 25.3 26.1 26.4 50.4 51.2 51.2 51.2


Maryland(3)

2,609.3 2,613.3 2,618.3 2,629.3 154.0 152.5 153.1 156.1 104.9 103.5 103.3 103.8

Massachusetts

3,386.7 3,425.0 3,436.7 3,447.6 121.4 125.0 124.4 124.7 250.3 248.1 249.0 248.3

Michigan

4,126.0 4,152.6 4,165.7 4,170.4 132.3 135.9 137.8 139.5 564.7 570.7 574.6 574.5

Minnesota

2,811.7 2,847.4 2,850.0 2,844.8 106.2 111.3 106.6 106.3 311.1 320.4 320.0 318.6

Mississippi

1,120.1 1,123.7 1,119.4 1,120.3 53.2 50.2 49.0 49.2 137.8 142.0 141.6 141.8


Missouri

2,750.3 2,788.4 2,793.3 2,795.0 107.2 109.7 110.0 112.4 252.3 256.2 260.3 258.4

Montana

450.6 455.1 454.7 457.8 24.1 23.0 23.3 25.6 18.4 19.4 19.2 19.3

Nebraska(3)

982.5 991.9 990.0 990.6 46.7 45.9 44.9 45.2 95.2 97.8 97.6 96.7

Nevada

1,193.1 1,214.4 1,217.9 1,220.4 58.3 61.8 61.7 62.9 41.0 42.1 42.4 42.6

New Hampshire

644.3 646.7 649.2 652.9 21.8 22.2 23.2 23.3 65.9 65.6 66.6 66.5


New Jersey

3,928.8 3,952.7 3,958.2 3,957.8 128.8 125.2 129.7 130.6 243.8 243.4 243.5 243.5

New Mexico

811.0 821.8 825.9 824.3 42.0 42.9 42.8 42.8 28.3 26.9 26.9 27.2

New York

8,966.9 9,045.6 9,041.8 9,072.2 322.0 326.6 324.3 330.7 452.7 444.0 445.1 444.3

North Carolina

4,104.2 4,186.5 4,203.6 4,218.7 173.2 180.5 181.6 185.7 442.1 449.0 451.7 451.6

North Dakota

451.7 471.2 473.8 476.2 32.3 37.3 38.1 40.6 25.7 25.3 25.5 26.1


Ohio

5,268.9 5,311.3 5,325.3 5,330.4 186.6 183.3 182.7 184.1 666.2 677.9 681.1 682.6

Oklahoma(2)

1,645.2 1,673.6 1,676.2 1,681.9 75.5 78.2 78.8 80.0 - - - -

Oregon

1,697.0 1,731.1 1,739.8 1,748.0 75.3 74.4 75.9 76.8 176.0 181.9 182.0 182.3

Pennsylvania

5,758.1 5,798.1 5,804.0 5,812.3 222.4 233.2 236.0 231.2 561.4 561.0 563.2 565.2

Rhode Island

471.2 476.9 479.0 478.9 15.9 16.4 16.7 16.8 40.5 40.9 41.2 41.6


South Carolina

1,921.5 1,951.2 1,965.1 1,968.0 82.2 83.2 83.2 84.3 227.9 234.8 236.0 236.8

South Dakota(3)

418.1 422.5 419.9 421.5 21.7 22.4 21.3 22.8 41.8 42.9 43.1 43.4

Tennessee(3)

2,774.4 2,828.6 2,828.1 2,840.6 108.6 115.9 117.1 119.6 322.5 328.4 328.6 331.4

Texas

11,325.4 11,707.4 11,737.6 11,783.3 619.2 659.2 661.6 666.7 878.4 887.4 890.8 890.2

Utah

1,303.6 1,349.3 1,348.6 1,353.9 75.1 84.6 83.3 85.2 120.1 120.8 122.0 121.8


Vermont

306.3 308.1 311.6 310.2 14.6 13.6 14.7 14.4 30.8 32.0 31.7 31.7

Virginia

3,768.4 3,772.9 3,791.3 3,797.3 178.9 181.5 180.3 178.1 229.2 230.6 232.2 233.1

Washington

3,011.4 3,080.6 3,086.4 3,094.0 148.1 158.0 161.6 162.2 284.4 288.5 288.8 289.1

West Virginia

764.8 777.2 772.4 772.8 32.8 31.6 29.2 29.8 48.3 49.4 49.0 48.9

Wisconsin

2,849.0 2,875.0 2,897.2 2,902.3 97.3 104.1 106.8 109.7 464.1 471.9 475.1 474.9

Wyoming

292.9 296.5 295.6 297.1 21.4 21.8 20.7 21.6 9.8 10.0 9.9 9.8


Puerto Rico(3)

936.1 923.6 926.8 927.8 30.7 31.4 31.5 31.3 76.4 75.1 75.3 75.7

Virgin Islands(2)

38.2 38.3 37.9 38.2 - - - - - - - -

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 2013 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
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Alabama

375.8 369.6 371.7 373.2 95.0 92.9 93.3 93.8 218.9 227.3 228.2 225.8

Alaska

64.5 66.0 65.5 65.8 12.0 11.7 12.0 12.1 29.7 30.3 30.4 30.5

Arizona

490.8 489.7 493.7 498.0 191.1 194.5 195.0 194.4 371.7 389.2 391.3 393.1

Arkansas

244.2 242.9 244.6 244.2 49.9 49.7 50.4 49.4 130.0 130.6 131.2 131.3

California

2,841.7 2,860.1 2,881.3 2,883.9 778.9 776.6 776.4 778.7 2,372.6 2,465.3 2,486.0 2,483.5


Colorado

422.2 423.5 425.9 424.6 150.3 148.8 150.1 150.7 380.8 385.9 382.6 386.0

Connecticut

301.9 308.6 310.1 309.6 132.3 129.5 130.0 129.9 205.5 207.8 210.5 210.3

Delaware

78.5 79.8 79.4 78.9 44.7 46.0 46.5 46.5 60.1 63.6 65.4 64.8

District of Columbia

30.3 31.0 32.1 32.6 28.7 28.9 28.9 28.8 155.7 160.0 161.1 160.7

Florida

1,603.4 1,638.3 1,647.8 1,648.2 516.3 523.0 528.2 529.1 1,134.4 1,171.5 1,177.7 1,183.5


Georgia

859.2 878.2 882.3 885.3 232.7 231.6 232.7 233.8 592.7 623.0 623.1 625.7

Hawaii

118.3 117.9 118.2 118.8 27.2 27.5 28.1 28.0 80.1 82.6 84.2 83.9

Idaho

130.0 130.7 131.4 129.9 30.2 31.9 31.9 32.0 76.8 76.6 76.5 75.7

Illinois

1,174.7 1,171.0 1,163.0 1,166.0 369.6 368.3 369.1 368.2 889.8 909.5 916.0 915.5

Indiana

573.6 574.4 577.1 576.0 130.4 131.1 133.2 133.2 316.1 316.3 322.8 326.5


Iowa

316.6 315.9 315.7 314.7 103.0 104.4 104.7 104.4 132.9 134.5 135.5 137.0

Kansas

262.9 263.1 261.0 261.0 76.9 76.1 76.0 75.8 165.3 169.0 169.8 169.5

Kentucky

370.8 374.7 376.7 375.0 87.5 86.9 86.1 86.1 210.4 216.4 216.9 218.4

Louisiana

390.2 395.0 395.3 396.4 95.6 95.8 96.1 96.6 207.0 215.4 214.8 216.0

Maine

119.0 119.7 119.2 119.2 32.2 32.6 32.7 32.4 60.6 62.2 62.2 62.4


Maryland

452.1 448.8 450.7 451.3 146.9 149.6 149.7 149.3 420.1 424.8 427.0 426.6

Massachusetts

563.8 568.4 569.7 569.9 206.9 208.8 211.0 210.2 513.8 521.7 524.0 526.7

Michigan

750.7 760.5 759.2 755.7 201.3 197.6 197.8 199.8 606.2 614.7 621.9 624.6

Minnesota

518.2 519.8 515.4 519.5 181.7 177.6 180.3 179.2 346.7 357.6 359.4 358.8

Mississippi

221.4 218.1 217.2 216.7 43.5 42.9 44.2 43.9 98.4 99.8 98.0 99.1


Missouri

519.3 517.1 513.8 514.9 164.7 168.8 169.8 169.1 354.9 362.3 365.5 363.7

Montana

93.0 92.2 92.4 92.6 22.9 24.3 24.2 24.2 39.4 41.4 40.6 40.8

Nebraska

202.8 206.5 204.1 202.0 71.6 72.8 73.2 73.2 110.3 107.9 108.3 109.7

Nevada

229.9 230.1 229.3 232.5 56.3 58.0 57.5 57.5 154.4 158.5 162.2 161.9

New Hampshire

139.6 139.2 139.2 141.1 35.4 35.5 35.8 35.6 70.8 72.7 71.7 71.1


New Jersey

832.8 846.7 849.4 848.3 251.5 252.9 253.5 251.6 631.7 642.2 643.8 645.2

New Mexico

137.4 138.5 140.9 139.0 34.5 36.2 35.7 35.7 97.3 97.3 97.5 98.2

New York

1,550.5 1,552.2 1,553.5 1,557.4 681.6 683.2 680.0 682.3 1,212.1 1,246.1 1,246.4 1,254.5

North Carolina

766.6 777.3 780.6 784.2 207.1 213.9 214.0 215.2 565.1 594.1 601.7 605.3

North Dakota

105.1 109.7 111.0 109.6 23.4 24.1 24.0 23.9 34.0 33.8 33.3 32.9


Ohio

985.8 990.2 992.6 986.4 281.3 280.5 280.9 279.7 695.1 706.3 710.4 714.2

Oklahoma

298.8 302.3 301.2 301.9 81.1 83.9 83.8 83.6 182.8 181.7 185.4 187.4

Oregon

323.5 325.7 328.1 330.4 90.7 90.8 91.0 91.4 213.8 220.9 222.6 221.8

Pennsylvania

1,110.1 1,119.5 1,120.8 1,124.1 312.3 315.7 313.4 314.2 755.2 758.7 760.7 758.7

Rhode Island

74.8 74.4 75.1 74.8 32.1 33.6 33.2 33.1 58.8 60.0 60.6 59.5


South Carolina

367.3 369.2 371.0 371.5 95.7 94.8 95.8 95.5 241.9 252.7 256.8 260.1

South Dakota

83.4 84.0 83.8 84.0 30.0 29.8 29.9 29.7 29.6 30.3 30.0 30.1

Tennessee

587.1 598.5 596.6 600.1 137.9 141.0 141.1 140.6 359.3 376.0 374.6 376.1

Texas

2,280.0 2,364.7 2,359.9 2,365.8 682.9 714.7 714.7 717.7 1,477.9 1,532.0 1,548.9 1,563.7

Utah

248.6 260.6 257.0 260.0 74.3 75.3 75.5 76.3 176.5 180.2 181.7 181.1


Vermont

55.8 55.7 55.6 55.8 12.1 12.6 12.5 12.7 26.5 26.7 26.6 26.5

Virginia

642.7 638.6 644.9 646.3 193.1 195.6 196.8 196.6 666.1 657.7 664.7 664.3

Washington

558.9 575.0 575.6 576.9 151.1 153.9 154.1 155.2 364.0 370.4 372.4 375.9

West Virginia

136.2 135.1 134.4 134.6 29.5 30.6 30.9 30.7 65.4 71.0 70.9 71.9

Wisconsin

519.4 525.6 525.8 529.3 160.0 160.3 161.4 162.3 306.0 303.1 308.4 308.1

Wyoming

55.3 57.5 56.2 56.7 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.3 18.8 18.8 19.0 19.7


Puerto Rico

178.0 175.8 178.0 176.2 44.3 43.3 43.4 43.7 119.6 116.5 115.8 116.4

Virgin Islands(1)

8.1 8.1 8.2 8.1 - - - - - - - -

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 2013 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
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Alabama

223.8 225.2 225.4 225.8 184.7 193.4 192.9 193.6 375.6 378.1 378.2 378.2

Alaska

47.5 46.5 47.1 48.0 33.5 32.5 32.3 32.7 82.0 81.0 81.1 81.0

Arizona

379.8 395.7 396.3 399.3 278.0 291.0 290.1 287.3 407.6 412.6 410.8 410.9

Arkansas

173.5 176.5 177.3 177.1 106.9 109.2 110.4 113.9 215.8 214.6 215.4 215.8

California

2,338.2 2,402.2 2,408.2 2,412.4 1,696.6 1,729.6 1,743.3 1,751.6 2,377.2 2,372.8 2,372.3 2,373.7

Colorado

291.1 302.8 304.6 305.1 293.6 309.3 308.9 309.9 406.0 412.1 413.3 412.5

Connecticut

326.3 331.1 330.7 331.9 150.6 154.6 154.9 157.0 235.6 235.8 235.7 236.6

Delaware

70.2 71.8 72.2 71.7 44.9 45.1 45.3 45.8 63.8 65.0 64.8 65.1

District of Columbia

126.2 127.9 129.9 128.9 67.8 69.5 69.6 70.3 238.5 238.9 239.8 240.0

Florida

1,137.0 1,158.1 1,158.2 1,164.1 1,050.0 1,084.3 1,092.0 1,091.0 1,076.7 1,076.9 1,080.4 1,081.6

Georgia

512.2 518.2 519.0 523.2 420.8 432.1 436.9 440.1 677.8 678.4 678.9 679.6

Hawaii

78.9 80.6 80.7 80.4 111.9 115.0 114.9 115.0 125.9 124.6 127.8 128.6

Idaho

91.6 95.7 95.8 94.8 62.6 66.1 65.8 66.0 119.5 120.7 120.8 120.5

Illinois

881.5 888.9 889.5 894.2 548.4 548.8 549.9 554.4 831.9 831.6 831.9 830.7

Indiana

443.0 443.9 445.1 445.5 294.0 297.7 296.1 296.4 422.3 428.5 428.1 429.2

Iowa

225.4 230.5 231.1 231.0 138.2 135.4 137.3 137.6 256.6 262.7 262.8 261.9

Kansas

188.6 194.1 192.0 193.1 119.8 122.2 122.7 122.6 258.3 258.5 258.9 258.3

Kentucky

259.3 264.7 265.8 264.2 178.0 188.8 189.0 190.0 337.7 338.1 339.1 339.2

Louisiana

291.8 297.0 296.3 296.2 219.1 221.3 222.7 225.1 338.6 332.9 332.2 333.0

Maine

122.7 124.8 124.7 124.9 63.4 64.5 63.9 63.1 100.0 99.5 99.6 99.6

Maryland

421.8 428.9 429.4 432.3 257.1 259.8 257.6 262.2 503.6 499.5 500.9 501.3

Massachusetts

736.8 750.9 753.9 756.1 338.3 339.0 340.5 345.2 440.6 440.9 440.8 443.1

Michigan

635.1 639.6 642.3 643.4 399.8 401.3 401.3 401.5 600.2 596.8 594.3 595.2

Minnesota

497.9 506.9 508.2 506.7 252.3 252.8 258.1 257.2 416.6 418.7 420.7 416.5

Mississippi

134.9 136.8 136.9 136.8 125.1 128.5 126.6 126.3 245.7 245.7 245.9 246.6

Missouri

435.5 445.5 445.7 446.3 284.7 295.8 292.8 293.8 452.7 457.0 458.2 459.6

Montana

69.7 70.3 70.5 70.6 59.6 60.8 60.5 60.5 89.2 88.1 88.7 88.9

Nebraska

147.1 149.6 149.4 149.6 85.3 85.8 87.2 88.9 169.0 170.4 169.9 170.1

Nevada

114.5 118.2 119.9 120.7 327.2 331.0 330.0 328.1 151.1 151.9 152.3 152.5

New Hampshire

115.8 117.4 117.1 118.8 67.3 66.4 68.3 68.5 90.0 89.8 89.4 89.8


New Jersey

635.4 649.6 646.5 650.2 349.3 345.2 344.1 341.7 615.4 614.2 614.6 614.5

New Mexico

124.0 128.3 129.6 130.7 88.1 87.8 88.2 87.2 192.2 193.0 192.5 192.0

New York

1,809.3 1,835.1 1,842.0 1,847.8 841.2 868.7 861.6 866.9 1,443.1 1,436.8 1,433.7 1,434.0

North Carolina

565.7 578.2 576.3 576.1 437.3 444.2 445.5 449.1 719.7 713.6 715.2 714.3

North Dakota

59.6 60.5 60.7 60.2 40.5 41.8 41.5 41.9 80.2 80.6 80.4 80.5

Ohio

881.1 889.6 889.5 892.0 517.5 524.2 527.2 534.3 754.0 757.0 755.5 754.3

Oklahoma

227.1 234.5 233.9 235.0 154.6 159.6 159.0 158.9 347.6 347.6 348.8 349.9

Oregon

244.8 254.3 254.4 255.6 180.2 183.6 184.3 185.1 292.2 297.0 297.9 299.9

Pennsylvania

1,159.4 1,168.8 1,166.5 1,171.2 542.2 542.8 546.4 549.8 717.5 714.3 714.1 714.1

Rhode Island

103.2 105.0 105.3 105.4 54.6 55.0 55.5 56.0 60.0 59.9 59.8 59.7

South Carolina

221.2 226.7 225.7 226.3 229.8 235.4 239.2 236.9 352.8 354.5 356.5 356.4

South Dakota

68.1 67.6 67.7 67.8 44.2 43.8 42.7 42.3 77.2 78.9 78.4 78.2

Tennessee

398.9 401.7 402.2 402.5 292.2 301.9 300.4 302.1 418.8 415.1 418.5 419.4

Texas

1,500.7 1,555.8 1,560.6 1,567.4 1,163.9 1,201.3 1,206.1 1,205.1 1,824.9 1,851.3 1,854.7 1,862.6

Utah

172.9 179.6 178.8 178.7 126.4 130.0 130.6 132.6 227.0 233.5 234.2 233.7

Vermont

62.0 63.5 63.8 63.7 35.4 34.6 37.2 35.8 53.9 54.6 54.8 54.8

Virginia

502.9 514.3 513.2 514.6 371.2 369.7 374.8 378.1 710.0 707.9 707.3 710.3

Washington

443.0 447.7 450.3 452.4 291.1 302.9 301.3 300.4 544.8 555.3 551.9 552.0

West Virginia

126.8 129.4 129.3 128.4 74.2 76.6 74.5 74.7 154.9 154.8 155.9 155.0

Wisconsin

430.6 432.6 433.4 434.2 263.7 272.6 273.4 273.2 417.6 415.1 419.3 416.8

Wyoming

27.1 27.1 27.5 27.4 35.5 34.2 35.8 35.6 71.9 72.6 72.0 71.9

Puerto Rico

122.6 123.4 125.1 124.9 80.0 80.2 80.1 80.3 246.7 240.1 239.7 241.0

Virgin Islands

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 7.2 7.3 7.1 7.2 10.9 10.9 11.0 11.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2013 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
November December November December November December
2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p)

Alabama

1,920.7 1,955.6 1,919.9 1,951.7 12.1 12.1 12.0 12.1 77.6 83.7 76.9 84.1

Alaska

324.5 324.4 320.8 323.0 17.4 18.5 17.4 18.3 16.1 15.7 15.3 15.3

Arizona

2,567.5 2,632.9 2,576.6 2,639.9 13.2 13.7 13.3 13.6 124.6 120.0 124.2 119.8

Arkansas

1,191.7 1,211.6 1,187.5 1,210.1 9.6 10.0 9.6 10.0 46.1 50.2 45.2 51.0

California

15,426.8 15,770.9 15,446.4 15,768.2 30.7 32.2 30.3 31.3 656.2 698.2 650.7 676.7


Colorado

2,417.4 2,473.3 2,426.5 2,489.4 31.3 35.4 31.3 35.4 131.3 139.0 127.8 137.5

Connecticut

1,680.0 1,703.6 1,681.2 1,707.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 56.7 58.4 55.0 55.8

Delaware(1)

436.5 447.7 435.9 447.6 - - - - 21.0 21.9 20.6 21.5

District of Columbia(1)

750.8 765.8 748.6 763.2 - - - - 13.6 14.4 13.3 14.1

Florida

7,736.9 7,961.2 7,766.7 7,999.4 5.6 5.9 5.7 5.9 390.8 424.9 390.9 425.5


Georgia

4,093.8 4,195.5 4,088.2 4,196.4 9.0 8.9 9.0 8.7 152.4 155.3 149.6 154.5

Hawaii(1)

632.2 638.5 632.0 641.4 - - - - 30.9 30.3 31.2 29.8

Idaho

643.6 653.9 638.7 648.2 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.1 34.9 36.7 32.6 34.9

Illinois

5,885.4 5,925.6 5,862.8 5,914.9 9.8 10.1 9.6 9.9 200.2 214.8 181.3 201.5

Indiana

2,999.1 3,050.6 2,980.6 3,039.0 7.1 7.2 7.0 7.1 128.8 132.6 121.8 125.1


Iowa

1,561.8 1,579.1 1,549.3 1,565.5 2.4 2.6 2.2 2.4 72.7 76.0 64.9 69.6

Kansas

1,400.4 1,409.4 1,392.0 1,404.6 10.6 11.3 10.6 11.2 59.1 60.6 56.5 58.5

Kentucky

1,850.8 1,890.8 1,856.1 1,888.9 17.5 17.5 17.6 16.8 68.4 65.6 64.7 64.1

Louisiana

1,979.6 1,999.1 1,974.9 2,004.1 53.4 53.3 53.2 52.6 132.3 137.5 130.0 135.9

Maine

607.5 613.9 605.2 610.5 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.7 26.5 27.1 24.6 25.6


Maryland(1)

2,622.8 2,637.9 2,621.8 2,641.7 - - - - 155.0 156.3 153.3 155.4

Massachusetts

3,403.9 3,462.3 3,397.3 3,459.3 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 127.2 128.8 120.1 123.5

Michigan

4,166.0 4,208.1 4,144.3 4,188.0 8.2 9.2 7.9 8.9 137.4 144.6 127.2 134.4

Minnesota

2,818.4 2,865.7 2,809.2 2,842.5 7.1 7.7 6.7 7.4 110.2 111.1 99.0 99.1

Mississippi

1,127.2 1,126.2 1,125.0 1,125.1 9.3 9.7 9.2 9.6 53.4 49.2 52.9 48.9


Missouri

2,772.4 2,815.9 2,765.2 2,810.4 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 110.7 111.9 104.3 109.6

Montana

450.1 456.7 448.7 456.0 9.7 9.8 9.5 9.7 24.2 24.2 21.8 23.3

Nebraska(1)

989.1 996.5 985.7 993.2 - - - - 47.4 45.6 45.2 43.7

Nevada

1,203.2 1,231.7 1,203.1 1,230.8 15.3 14.8 15.2 14.6 60.2 64.3 59.6 64.2

New Hampshire

646.0 652.5 648.3 656.7 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 23.0 23.6 21.7 23.2


New Jersey

3,980.7 3,993.9 3,961.6 3,990.2 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 139.1 134.7 130.4 132.2

New Mexico

815.7 830.0 815.0 828.5 26.2 28.5 26.7 28.2 42.7 43.0 41.8 42.6

New York

9,059.4 9,147.2 9,045.3 9,150.5 5.2 5.4 4.9 5.0 333.4 339.0 317.8 326.7

North Carolina

4,132.3 4,237.7 4,125.6 4,241.0 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 177.0 186.0 174.2 186.9

North Dakota

456.4 479.3 454.0 478.5 27.4 35.3 27.5 35.8 33.2 38.9 29.8 38.1


Ohio

5,314.1 5,369.2 5,292.4 5,352.7 12.8 13.8 12.6 13.5 190.5 190.2 180.8 178.4

Oklahoma

1,658.1 1,689.4 1,655.3 1,692.1 59.8 62.0 60.5 61.8 78.2 79.4 74.9 79.2

Oregon

1,707.1 1,754.8 1,704.9 1,755.8 7.7 8.1 7.5 7.9 76.5 76.9 74.0 75.4

Pennsylvania

5,830.8 5,866.1 5,796.8 5,851.6 36.0 38.1 35.9 37.3 234.8 242.5 220.1 228.8

Rhode Island

478.2 483.4 473.0 480.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 17.2 17.9 15.9 16.8


South Carolina

1,923.9 1,974.1 1,923.2 1,969.6 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 82.7 83.1 82.2 84.3

South Dakota(1)

418.7 421.0 416.3 419.6 - - - - 22.2 22.1 20.2 21.2

Tennessee(1)

2,805.3 2,862.0 2,798.2 2,865.5 - - - - 110.6 119.6 108.5 119.5

Texas

11,378.2 11,821.5 11,387.0 11,847.5 291.7 323.7 293.2 327.1 615.0 660.9 610.9 658.3

Utah

1,317.4 1,362.0 1,316.0 1,366.7 12.2 13.0 12.2 12.9 77.3 85.0 74.0 84.0


Vermont

310.7 314.1 314.0 317.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 15.3 15.4 14.3 14.1

Virginia

3,797.0 3,816.7 3,785.3 3,814.0 10.1 9.9 9.9 10.0 179.3 180.1 177.5 176.6

Washington

3,023.3 3,107.0 3,016.5 3,099.4 6.2 6.3 6.1 6.3 149.0 162.0 144.8 158.9

West Virginia

774.0 781.3 770.1 778.1 32.0 33.5 32.0 34.2 35.7 31.5 31.8 28.8

Wisconsin

2,864.9 2,922.9 2,852.5 2,905.5 3.9 4.2 3.5 3.9 103.4 111.9 92.0 104.5

Wyoming

290.3 293.1 290.0 294.3 26.9 27.3 26.8 27.4 21.7 21.5 20.2 20.4


Puerto Rico(1)

933.9 933.1 953.5 945.1 - - - - 29.0 31.0 30.8 31.4

Virgin Islands(1)

38.4 38.1 38.4 38.3 - - - - 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7

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 2013 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
November December November December November December
2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p)

Alabama

250.6 258.4 250.7 257.8 378.3 376.2 382.1 379.5 22.4 22.2 22.4 22.0

Alaska

10.1 9.9 7.7 7.8 62.1 63.5 62.4 63.8 6.3 6.1 6.2 6.1

Arizona

154.7 155.1 155.1 154.5 498.3 503.4 503.7 511.0 41.2 41.5 42.1 41.9

Arkansas

151.9 157.4 152.0 157.5 245.9 247.3 247.7 247.8 14.1 13.5 14.1 13.3

California

1,249.7 1,249.6 1,243.9 1,246.6 2,905.1 2,948.4 2,931.3 2,975.6 465.2 477.6 463.6 476.5


Colorado

134.6 140.8 134.1 140.5 427.8 430.4 432.7 435.1 69.9 68.6 70.1 69.2

Connecticut

162.1 163.1 162.3 164.2 309.3 316.2 312.9 320.8 31.6 31.3 31.4 31.6

Delaware

25.4 25.5 25.3 25.4 79.7 81.0 81.1 81.5 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3

District of Columbia

0.9 0.7 0.8 0.7 29.8 32.6 30.9 33.3 17.1 17.1 17.0 17.1

Florida

326.0 331.8 328.1 332.5 1,616.3 1,671.9 1,645.4 1,692.0 133.8 136.3 134.9 136.4


Georgia

358.4 366.5 360.0 366.7 866.8 895.7 875.9 902.7 102.5 107.0 102.7 105.5

Hawaii

13.7 13.7 13.9 13.5 120.4 119.8 121.3 121.9 8.8 8.4 8.8 8.5

Idaho

60.1 59.0 59.8 58.9 132.5 133.3 132.4 132.3 9.2 9.5 9.3 9.5

Illinois

577.9 578.0 579.2 579.3 1,199.0 1,188.2 1,211.5 1,202.6 98.7 96.6 99.8 97.5

Indiana

498.2 519.8 496.1 521.6 584.5 586.7 584.7 587.1 35.4 34.4 35.6 34.7


Iowa

216.3 213.2 216.1 213.5 318.2 320.3 322.2 320.2 25.8 25.1 25.6 25.1

Kansas

163.2 159.9 162.5 160.0 267.5 264.2 268.5 266.5 27.7 28.9 27.7 29.1

Kentucky

227.9 231.2 227.7 231.8 372.7 381.7 379.6 384.2 26.0 27.3 26.0 27.0

Louisiana

147.2 148.6 146.2 148.6 394.6 398.9 397.3 403.5 25.1 24.3 24.3 23.9

Maine

51.4 51.9 50.8 51.6 122.5 123.1 123.6 123.8 7.5 7.2 7.5 7.2


Maryland

104.4 102.3 103.6 102.5 461.3 460.6 467.1 466.3 38.7 35.8 38.5 35.7

Massachusetts

250.5 249.1 250.6 248.6 570.6 578.3 579.9 586.5 86.7 94.0 87.9 93.7

Michigan

565.8 576.6 566.3 576.2 762.0 771.8 768.2 773.4 56.3 56.4 56.2 56.2

Minnesota

310.0 320.0 309.8 317.4 523.1 524.6 527.9 529.2 54.6 54.6 55.6 55.4

Mississippi

138.3 141.9 138.4 142.4 223.0 219.9 225.9 221.2 12.7 12.3 12.8 12.3


Missouri

252.5 259.2 252.9 258.9 527.3 521.8 529.7 525.3 58.5 57.1 58.2 57.3

Montana

18.7 19.5 18.5 19.4 93.6 94.0 94.9 94.6 6.8 7.0 6.9 7.0

Nebraska

95.8 97.6 95.8 97.2 205.3 207.0 208.1 207.3 17.1 17.2 16.6 17.2

Nevada

41.0 42.5 40.9 42.5 235.5 237.3 236.5 239.2 12.8 13.1 12.8 13.0

New Hampshire

65.9 66.3 66.0 66.6 140.2 142.3 144.2 145.7 12.0 11.7 11.9 11.8


New Jersey

246.0 245.4 245.2 244.9 849.2 865.2 859.9 876.0 76.0 72.0 75.3 72.2

New Mexico

28.6 27.2 28.1 27.0 139.0 142.2 141.0 142.7 12.8 13.8 12.3 13.6

New York

452.1 445.8 452.8 444.4 1,575.1 1,584.9 1,597.6 1,605.0 263.7 260.1 263.0 257.6

North Carolina

443.5 451.8 443.6 453.1 775.7 791.6 782.8 800.9 69.9 75.1 70.6 75.6

North Dakota

25.9 25.9 25.6 26.0 105.8 112.5 107.2 111.8 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.6


Ohio

664.2 682.3 666.1 682.4 1,009.9 1,012.4 1,015.0 1,015.4 74.4 72.5 74.5 72.2

Oklahoma

136.7 141.6 137.1 142.1 301.4 305.3 303.7 306.9 21.7 21.0 21.6 21.0

Oregon

175.8 181.9 175.1 181.5 330.6 335.5 332.7 339.7 33.1 33.1 32.9 33.2

Pennsylvania

563.8 562.4 560.9 564.6 1,128.8 1,145.7 1,145.7 1,160.5 89.4 86.6 88.2 87.1

Rhode Island

40.8 41.4 40.7 41.8 75.5 76.2 76.6 76.7 8.9 8.7 8.8 8.7


South Carolina

228.6 236.8 228.7 237.7 369.9 375.6 374.0 378.4 26.3 26.3 26.2 26.2

South Dakota

41.6 43.3 41.8 43.4 83.9 84.8 84.3 84.9 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.4

Tennessee

322.3 329.2 321.2 330.2 596.8 607.6 600.6 614.2 44.0 43.4 44.0 43.3

Texas

874.4 890.0 880.0 891.8 2,310.7 2,396.8 2,336.4 2,424.5 201.8 211.8 203.7 211.1

Utah

121.3 122.4 120.9 122.7 253.4 263.2 255.5 267.1 33.1 35.4 33.8 34.5


Vermont

31.5 31.9 31.2 32.0 56.9 57.1 57.8 57.8 4.6 4.1 4.5 4.1

Virginia

229.9 232.2 229.6 233.5 653.9 656.0 659.6 663.3 70.0 69.9 70.3 70.1

Washington

285.3 289.0 282.5 287.1 566.7 584.9 572.4 591.0 107.0 110.2 106.2 109.3

West Virginia

48.7 49.2 48.3 48.9 137.8 137.1 139.1 137.5 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.5

Wisconsin

460.8 473.1 461.4 472.2 531.7 539.5 534.0 544.0 47.2 47.2 47.0 47.6

Wyoming

10.0 10.1 9.9 9.9 55.7 56.3 55.9 57.4 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8


Puerto Rico

76.4 75.4 77.0 76.3 182.8 179.9 186.8 184.9 19.1 19.8 19.2 20.0

Virgin Islands

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2013 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
November December November December November December
2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p)

Alabama

95.0 93.7 95.4 94.2 219.3 230.0 219.7 226.7 225.6 227.9 225.1 227.2

Alaska

11.9 11.8 11.9 12.0 29.2 29.6 28.6 29.4 47.3 47.0 47.5 48.0

Arizona

190.4 195.8 193.1 196.5 376.2 397.4 377.1 398.5 382.1 399.9 384.1 403.7

Arkansas

49.7 50.3 50.5 50.0 130.1 130.3 128.7 130.0 175.0 178.8 174.1 177.7

California

778.1 775.7 780.5 780.2 2,373.4 2,494.7 2,383.6 2,494.1 2,352.6 2,432.0 2,361.8 2,436.6


Colorado

150.7 149.5 151.9 152.3 381.8 384.3 380.0 385.3 293.8 306.4 292.8 307.0

Connecticut

132.3 130.1 132.6 130.2 207.2 211.9 206.2 211.0 330.2 334.7 329.2 334.8

Delaware

44.4 46.4 44.8 46.6 61.7 66.1 61.5 66.2 70.4 72.3 70.5 72.0

District of Columbia

29.0 29.0 28.9 29.0 156.2 162.1 156.4 161.5 129.6 132.8 128.0 130.5

Florida

517.0 529.7 518.7 531.4 1,145.6 1,187.2 1,144.0 1,193.0 1,145.9 1,170.3 1,145.9 1,173.1


Georgia

233.6 234.6 233.9 234.9 597.8 627.6 593.3 626.2 517.8 523.9 514.1 525.0

Hawaii

27.4 28.2 27.4 28.2 80.2 84.1 80.3 84.1 80.3 81.6 79.5 81.1

Idaho

30.5 32.0 30.2 32.0 77.0 75.9 76.0 74.9 92.3 96.5 92.7 95.9

Illinois

368.9 368.4 370.3 368.9 899.1 926.0 890.8 916.5 892.3 900.2 887.1 899.9

Indiana

129.4 132.3 130.2 133.0 318.7 327.6 316.1 326.4 449.4 450.0 446.7 449.2


Iowa

103.4 104.7 103.5 104.9 133.2 137.1 131.3 135.4 232.0 237.1 230.7 236.3

Kansas

76.5 76.1 76.8 75.6 167.8 171.4 166.1 170.4 190.2 193.6 189.5 194.0

Kentucky

89.0 86.3 87.5 86.1 208.3 220.5 214.1 222.2 259.8 266.7 260.0 265.0

Louisiana

96.1 96.6 95.9 96.9 209.0 215.3 207.8 216.8 293.5 299.3 293.4 297.9

Maine

32.1 32.7 32.3 32.5 60.5 62.9 60.0 61.8 124.2 126.1 123.9 126.2


Maryland

146.4 149.6 147.3 149.7 420.1 428.2 418.6 425.1 426.7 434.4 425.6 436.3

Massachusetts

206.8 209.8 207.1 210.5 514.3 528.5 511.6 524.5 746.9 764.9 744.5 763.9

Michigan

200.4 196.9 200.7 199.1 613.0 628.4 605.3 623.6 644.9 650.2 640.4 648.6

Minnesota

180.4 179.3 181.0 178.5 346.7 361.5 347.6 359.5 502.3 511.8 499.8 508.7

Mississippi

43.8 43.8 43.8 44.2 99.0 99.3 98.4 99.2 136.6 138.5 136.5 138.4


Missouri

165.4 169.7 165.3 169.7 354.7 368.0 356.0 365.0 438.7 449.1 438.3 449.1

Montana

23.4 24.3 23.3 24.6 39.0 40.7 38.7 40.1 70.2 71.0 70.1 71.0

Nebraska

71.6 73.2 71.6 73.1 108.5 108.5 109.1 108.5 148.9 150.8 148.5 151.0

Nevada

56.7 57.8 56.8 58.0 152.5 163.9 153.5 161.0 114.3 119.9 115.0 121.4

New Hampshire

35.1 35.6 35.2 35.4 71.6 72.2 70.8 71.1 118.2 118.7 116.3 119.3


New Jersey

252.9 253.6 251.9 252.0 637.0 649.0 631.3 644.5 643.3 653.4 638.9 653.5

New Mexico

34.3 35.9 34.7 35.9 97.9 97.5 97.0 97.9 124.0 130.4 124.1 130.9

New York

681.2 680.1 682.9 683.5 1,218.5 1,253.7 1,213.4 1,255.8 1,847.1 1,882.5 1,840.6 1,879.0

North Carolina

204.4 212.3 205.1 212.9 565.0 603.6 563.0 603.3 570.1 582.1 570.2 581.0

North Dakota

23.4 24.0 23.5 24.0 34.6 33.4 33.8 32.7 59.8 60.8 59.8 60.4


Ohio

281.6 280.0 281.4 279.8 702.1 718.9 695.6 714.7 893.3 899.2 889.0 899.7

Oklahoma

81.1 83.8 81.5 84.1 183.0 185.7 182.3 186.9 228.3 235.9 228.3 236.2

Oregon

90.5 90.9 90.9 91.5 211.5 221.9 213.0 221.0 248.2 258.5 248.2 259.0

Pennsylvania

314.0 314.7 313.5 315.3 759.1 764.6 753.7 757.2 1,183.3 1,186.8 1,169.2 1,181.0

Rhode Island

32.1 33.2 32.1 33.1 60.2 61.5 59.2 59.9 107.8 107.8 105.0 107.3


South Carolina

95.9 95.8 95.8 95.6 239.1 258.8 239.7 257.7 223.2 227.3 222.8 227.9

South Dakota

29.8 29.7 30.0 29.7 29.4 29.6 29.3 29.8 68.8 68.2 68.8 68.4

Tennessee

138.3 141.3 138.1 140.8 366.9 382.4 366.4 383.5 402.6 405.8 401.1 404.7

Texas

684.1 717.3 686.1 721.1 1,488.2 1,560.5 1,476.7 1,562.3 1,507.5 1,572.4 1,507.0 1,574.1

Utah

74.2 75.6 74.6 76.6 179.5 183.4 178.2 182.9 176.9 182.1 175.0 180.8


Vermont

12.1 12.5 12.1 12.7 26.7 26.8 26.2 26.2 62.6 64.8 62.7 64.4

Virginia

193.0 196.4 192.8 196.3 674.9 669.6 668.1 666.1 507.6 519.3 508.0 519.8

Washington

151.4 154.8 150.9 155.0 363.3 374.0 362.3 374.1 445.8 454.7 446.3 455.6

West Virginia

29.3 30.8 29.6 30.8 66.2 71.4 65.7 72.2 128.0 130.3 127.9 129.6

Wisconsin

161.4 160.8 159.8 162.1 304.3 310.6 303.5 305.6 431.0 436.5 431.8 435.4

Wyoming

11.3 11.4 11.5 11.4 18.1 18.8 18.0 18.9 27.4 27.8 27.3 27.6


Puerto Rico

43.9 43.5 44.5 43.9 117.1 116.6 122.4 119.1 125.2 126.8 126.4 128.8

Virgin Islands

2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2013 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
November December November December November December
2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p) 2013 2014 2013 2014(p)

Alabama

181.0 189.7 178.9 187.7 79.1 80.8 78.8 79.9 379.7 380.9 377.9 380.5

Alaska

29.3 28.3 29.3 28.6 11.6 11.6 11.2 11.4 83.2 82.4 83.3 82.3

Arizona

276.2 287.6 276.4 285.7 87.4 92.0 88.1 92.1 423.2 426.5 419.4 422.6

Arkansas

105.6 110.1 103.2 109.9 42.9 43.2 42.8 43.3 220.8 220.5 219.6 219.6

California

1,678.3 1,732.7 1,685.0 1,739.6 521.1 519.7 516.0 514.9 2,416.4 2,410.1 2,399.7 2,396.1


Colorado

281.1 297.8 295.0 311.6 98.0 96.8 98.2 96.3 417.1 424.3 412.6 419.2

Connecticut

146.8 152.5 146.8 152.9 61.3 62.0 62.1 62.8 241.9 242.8 242.1 243.1

Delaware

42.5 43.2 41.9 42.9 19.9 19.7 19.9 19.9 66.2 66.3 65.0 66.3

District of Columbia

68.5 69.9 67.3 69.7 69.0 69.3 68.9 68.6 237.1 237.9 237.1 238.7

Florida

1,047.5 1,082.0 1,050.0 1,091.0 308.5 319.1 310.2 320.9 1,099.9 1,102.1 1,092.9 1,097.7


Georgia

415.1 434.3 413.9 432.8 155.7 156.8 154.0 156.0 684.7 684.9 681.8 683.4

Hawaii

111.6 115.0 112.7 115.8 27.0 26.4 27.7 26.4 131.9 131.0 129.2 132.1

Idaho

60.1 62.9 59.9 63.2 21.2 21.1 21.2 20.9 121.7 122.8 120.6 121.6

Illinois

543.0 544.2 537.6 543.7 251.1 251.3 251.4 251.7 845.4 847.8 844.2 843.4

Indiana

290.3 293.0 287.6 289.9 120.1 124.0 120.1 123.2 437.2 443.0 434.7 441.7


Iowa

134.6 133.5 132.2 131.5 58.2 58.4 57.5 58.2 265.0 271.1 263.1 268.4

Kansas

119.3 121.7 117.5 120.3 52.5 55.4 52.5 55.3 266.0 266.3 263.8 263.7

Kentucky

174.8 186.3 172.5 184.4 65.1 64.9 65.1 64.5 341.3 342.8 341.3 342.8

Louisiana

217.7 221.2 217.4 223.5 65.9 65.5 66.0 66.7 344.8 338.6 343.4 337.8

Maine

56.1 56.8 56.2 56.0 20.6 20.3 20.4 20.2 103.4 103.0 103.3 102.9


Maryland

246.7 249.8 245.1 250.0 111.0 111.2 110.8 111.2 512.5 509.7 511.9 509.5

Massachusetts

324.4 328.4 319.1 326.2 125.1 126.5 124.4 127.2 450.4 452.9 451.1 453.7

Michigan

386.0 388.4 386.6 387.8 171.6 170.6 171.2 170.7 620.4 615.0 614.3 609.1

Minnesota

242.0 247.5 239.9 244.8 119.1 118.7 119.3 119.8 422.9 428.9 422.6 422.7

Mississippi

124.0 125.4 122.9 124.1 38.5 37.7 38.1 38.0 248.6 248.5 246.1 246.8


Missouri

279.9 289.6 276.5 285.7 116.6 114.8 116.2 115.0 463.9 470.5 463.7 470.7

Montana

55.8 56.6 56.8 57.6 17.7 18.7 17.7 18.5 91.0 90.9 90.5 90.2

Nebraska

84.5 85.4 82.1 85.3 37.7 38.2 38.0 38.1 172.3 173.0 170.7 171.8

Nevada

328.9 329.1 326.7 327.7 32.5 34.4 31.9 33.6 153.5 154.6 154.2 155.6

New Hampshire

61.6 62.5 62.6 63.6 24.4 25.4 24.7 25.4 93.0 93.1 93.9 93.7


New Jersey

341.6 330.9 335.2 327.2 165.5 160.6 164.8 160.0 628.7 627.7 627.3 626.3

New Mexico

86.1 86.2 87.0 86.2 27.8 29.2 27.6 29.1 196.3 196.1 194.7 194.4

New York

830.5 849.6 818.1 843.2 388.7 391.5 387.5 392.6 1,463.9 1,454.6 1,466.7 1,457.7

North Carolina

430.9 438.2 423.9 435.6 149.9 155.8 151.2 155.9 740.4 735.6 735.5 730.2

North Dakota

40.4 41.3 40.5 41.9 16.4 17.5 16.5 17.9 82.7 83.0 83.1 83.3


Ohio

497.1 509.4 496.1 512.5 213.6 217.4 213.7 216.4 774.6 773.1 767.6 767.7

Oklahoma

154.5 157.8 152.6 156.9 58.3 60.3 58.2 60.0 355.1 356.6 354.6 357.0

Oregon

176.3 180.0 174.7 179.5 58.9 62.7 59.4 62.9 298.0 305.3 296.5 304.2

Pennsylvania

526.1 529.4 521.1 528.7 254.9 258.9 253.1 259.0 740.6 736.4 735.4 732.1

Rhode Island

51.9 53.1 51.5 52.9 22.4 22.6 21.9 22.7 61.2 60.8 61.1 60.8


South Carolina

222.9 232.0 218.5 225.4 71.7 70.9 72.6 70.2 359.8 363.8 359.0 362.5

South Dakota

42.2 40.8 41.6 39.8 15.9 16.7 15.9 16.8 78.7 79.5 78.2 79.2

Tennessee

289.9 298.7 286.7 296.6 105.1 105.6 105.3 105.7 428.8 428.4 426.3 427.0

Texas

1,149.7 1,192.4 1,147.1 1,188.0 399.1 404.9 398.0 403.2 1,856.0 1,890.8 1,847.9 1,886.0

Utah

122.4 126.6 124.7 130.9 36.3 37.1 36.7 37.2 230.8 238.2 230.4 237.1


Vermont

32.4 33.2 37.6 37.8 9.8 9.6 9.9 9.9 58.0 57.9 56.9 57.8

Virginia

361.5 363.9 356.2 362.9 194.2 197.9 194.0 195.7 722.6 721.5 719.3 719.7

Washington

282.1 294.3 284.9 294.1 111.3 113.5 112.6 113.2 555.2 563.3 547.5 554.8

West Virginia

73.4 74.0 73.3 73.8 55.2 55.5 55.0 55.0 158.1 158.5 157.8 157.8

Wisconsin

253.9 263.9 252.6 261.8 138.6 141.7 139.3 141.7 428.7 433.5 427.6 426.7

Wyoming

31.1 30.9 32.4 32.4 11.5 12.2 11.4 12.2 72.8 73.0 72.8 72.9


Puerto Rico

79.7 80.3 81.1 81.4 18.2 17.9 18.6 18.3 242.5 241.9 246.7 241.0

Virgin Islands

7.3 7.2 7.3 7.3 1.1 0.8 1.1 0.8 10.9 11.0 10.9 11.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2013 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: January 27, 2015