Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Wednesday, May 27, 2015                  USDL-15-1020

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               REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- APRIL 2015


Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in April. Twenty-three
states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from March,
11 states had increases, and 16 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had
unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier and five states had increases.
The national jobless rate was essentially unchanged from March at 5.4 percent
and was 0.8 percentage point lower than in April 2014.

In April 2015, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 40 states and the District
of Columbia, decreased in 9 states, and was unchanged in Hawaii. The largest over-
the-month increases in employment occurred in California (+29,500), Pennsylvania
(+27,000), and Florida (+24,500). The largest over-the-month decrease in employment
occurred in New York (-14,700), followed by Missouri (-5,700) and Arizona (-3,600).
The largest over-the-month percentage increases in employment occurred in Nevada
(+1.0 percent) and Alaska (+0.9 percent). The largest over-the-month percentage
declines in employment occurred in New Hampshire and Wyoming (-0.3 percent each).
Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 49 states and the District of
Columbia and decreased in West Virginia (-0.7 percent). The largest over-the-year
percentage increase occurred in Utah (+4.0 percent), followed by Florida and
Washington (+3.6 percent each).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In April, the Midwest had the lowest regional unemployment rate, 5.0 percent,
while the West had the highest rate, 5.8 percent. Over the month, no region had
a statistically significant unemployment rate change. Significant over-the-year
rate decreases occurred in all four regions: the West (-1.2 percentage points),
Midwest (-1.1 points), and Northeast and South (-0.8 point each). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the West North Central had the lowest
unemployment rate, 4.3 percent in April. The Pacific had the highest rate,
6.1 percent. Over the month, no division had a statistically significant
jobless rate change. All nine divisions had significant rate declines from a
year earlier, with the largest of these decreases occurring in the East North
Central (-1.4 percentage points).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nebraska had the lowest jobless rate in April, 2.5 percent. Nevada had the highest
rate among the states, 7.1 percent. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.5
percent. In total, 21 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the
U.S. figure of 5.4 percent, 11 states and the District of Columbia had measurably
higher rates, and 18 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that
of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

In April, eight states had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment
rate declines, the largest of which occurred in Indiana and Washington (-0.4
percentage point each). Two states had significant over-the-month rate increases:
West Virginia (+0.4 percentage point) and Alaska (+0.2 point). The remaining 40
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.)

Twenty-eight states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines from
April 2014, the largest of which occurred in Michigan (-2.1 percentage points).
The only significant over-the-year rate increase occurred in North Dakota (+0.4
percentage point). The remaining 21 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 April 2015, 17 states had statistically significant over-the-month changes
in employment, all of which were positive. The largest significant job gains
occurred in California (+29,500), Pennsylvania (+27,000), and Florida (+24,500).
(See tables D and 5.)

Over the year, 37 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all
of which were also positive. The largest significant over-the-year job increase
occurred in California (+457,300), followed by Texas (+287,000) and Florida
(+277,700). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for April 2015 is
scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The
Regional and State Employment and Unemployment news release for May 2015 is
scheduled to be released on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).



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   |         Current Employment Statistics (CES) Data Corrections           |
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   |This news release contains corrections to previously released employment|
   |data in tables D, E, 5, and 6. A complete list of corrections in this   |
   |news release and in the CES (State and Area) database can be found at   |
   |www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.                                  |
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., April 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           5.4
                                     |
Alaska ..............................|           6.7
California ..........................|           6.3
Colorado ............................|           4.2
Connecticut .........................|           6.3
Delaware ............................|           4.5
District of Columbia ................|           7.5
Georgia .............................|           6.3
Hawaii ..............................|           4.1
Idaho ...............................|           3.8
Iowa ................................|           3.8
                                     |
Kansas ..............................|           4.3
Louisiana ...........................|           6.6
Maine ...............................|           4.7
Massachusetts .......................|           4.7
Minnesota ...........................|           3.7
Mississippi .........................|           6.6
Montana .............................|           4.0
Nebraska ............................|           2.5
Nevada ..............................|           7.1
New Hampshire .......................|           3.8
                                     |
New Jersey ..........................|           6.5
New Mexico ..........................|           6.2
North Dakota ........................|           3.1
Oklahoma ............................|           4.1
South Carolina ......................|           6.7
South Dakota ........................|           3.6
Texas ...............................|           4.2
Utah ................................|           3.4
Vermont .............................|           3.6
Virginia ............................|           4.8
                                     |
West Virginia .......................|           7.0
Wisconsin ...........................|           4.4
Wyoming .............................|           4.1
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.



Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from March 2015 to April 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |   March   |   April   |    change(p)
                                |    2015   |  2015(p)  |
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Alaska .........................|     6.5   |     6.7   |       0.2
Indiana ........................|     5.8   |     5.4   |       -.4
Iowa ...........................|     4.0   |     3.8   |       -.2
Oregon .........................|     5.4   |     5.2   |       -.2
Rhode Island ...................|     6.3   |     6.1   |       -.2
Tennessee ......................|     6.3   |     6.0   |       -.3
Vermont ........................|     3.8   |     3.6   |       -.2
Washington .....................|     5.9   |     5.5   |       -.4
West Virginia ..................|     6.6   |     7.0   |        .4
Wisconsin ......................|     4.6   |     4.4   |       -.2
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   p = preliminary.



Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from April 2014 to April 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |   April   |   April   |    change(p)
                                |    2014   |  2015(p)  |
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Alabama ........................|     7.1   |     5.8   |      -1.3
California .....................|     7.8   |     6.3   |      -1.5
Colorado .......................|     5.4   |     4.2   |      -1.2
Delaware .......................|     5.9   |     4.5   |      -1.4
Florida ........................|     6.4   |     5.6   |       -.8
Georgia ........................|     7.3   |     6.3   |      -1.0
Idaho ..........................|     4.9   |     3.8   |      -1.1
Illinois .......................|     7.4   |     6.0   |      -1.4
Iowa ...........................|     4.4   |     3.8   |       -.6
Kentucky .......................|     7.0   |     5.0   |      -2.0
                                |           |           |
Maine ..........................|     5.8   |     4.7   |      -1.1
Maryland .......................|     5.9   |     5.3   |       -.6
Massachusetts ..................|     5.8   |     4.7   |      -1.1
Michigan .......................|     7.5   |     5.4   |      -2.1
Mississippi ....................|     7.8   |     6.6   |      -1.2
Montana ........................|     4.7   |     4.0   |       -.7
Nebraska .......................|     3.4   |     2.5   |       -.9
Nevada .........................|     8.1   |     7.1   |      -1.0
New Hampshire ..................|     4.5   |     3.8   |       -.7
New York .......................|     6.5   |     5.7   |       -.8
                                |           |           |
North Carolina .................|     6.4   |     5.5   |       -.9
North Dakota ...................|     2.7   |     3.1   |        .4
Oregon .........................|     7.0   |     5.2   |      -1.8
Pennsylvania ...................|     6.0   |     5.3   |       -.7
Rhode Island ...................|     8.1   |     6.1   |      -2.0
Texas ..........................|     5.2   |     4.2   |      -1.0
Vermont ........................|     4.0   |     3.6   |       -.4
Washington .....................|     6.2   |     5.5   |       -.7
Wisconsin ......................|     5.5   |     4.4   |      -1.1
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   p = preliminary.



Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
March 2015 to April 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |     March   |    April    | Over-the-month
           State              |      2015   |    2015(p)  |    change(p)
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Alaska .......................|     338,200 |     341,200 |       3,000
Arkansas .....................|   1,202,400 |   1,208,800 |       6,400
California ...................|  15,982,700 |  16,012,200 |      29,500
Florida ......................|   8,021,000 |   8,045,500 |      24,500
Indiana ......................|   3,022,500 |   3,034,100 |      11,600
Kentucky .....................|   1,879,200 |   1,886,200 |       7,000
Maine ........................|     605,700 |     609,400 |       3,700
Maryland .....................|   2,636,800 |   2,653,200 |      16,400
Massachusetts ................|   3,459,200 |   3,469,300 |      10,100
Nevada .......................|   1,236,100 |   1,248,900 |      12,800
                              |             |             |            
North Carolina ...............|   4,220,400 |   4,231,500 |      11,100
Oregon .......................|   1,762,900 |   1,770,500 |       7,600
Pennsylvania .................|   5,818,800 |   5,845,800 |      27,000
South Carolina ...............|   1,987,000 |   1,998,500 |      11,500
Vermont ......................|     313,900 |     315,700 |       1,800
Virginia .....................|   3,785,600 |   3,802,900 |      17,300
Washington ...................|   3,153,800 |   3,162,000 |       8,200
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   p = preliminary.



Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
April 2014 to April 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |     April   |     April   | Over-the-year
           State              |      2014   |     2015(p) |    change(p)
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Alabama ......................|   1,916,900 |   1,943,100 |      26,200
Arizona ......................|   2,557,000 |   2,614,900 |      57,900
Arkansas .....................|   1,184,200 |   1,208,800 |      24,600
California ...................|  15,554,900 |  16,012,200 |     457,300
Colorado .....................|   2,445,900 |   2,509,100 |      63,200
Connecticut ..................|   1,664,000 |   1,687,200 |      23,200
Delaware .....................|     435,900 |     442,900 |       7,000
Florida ......................|   7,767,800 |   8,045,500 |     277,700
Georgia ......................|   4,125,600 |   4,247,500 |     121,900
Idaho ........................|     653,900 |     674,200 |      20,300
                              |             |             |            
Illinois .....................|   5,856,800 |   5,919,700 |      62,900
Indiana ......................|   2,974,700 |   3,034,100 |      59,400
Iowa .........................|   1,545,600 |   1,566,000 |      20,400
Kentucky .....................|   1,852,400 |   1,886,200 |      33,800
Maryland .....................|   2,613,300 |   2,653,200 |      39,900
Massachusetts ................|   3,403,200 |   3,469,300 |      66,100
Michigan .....................|   4,156,500 |   4,255,100 |      98,600
Minnesota ....................|   2,805,900 |   2,852,000 |      46,100
Nebraska .....................|     993,200 |   1,004,200 |      11,000
Nevada .......................|   1,207,500 |   1,248,900 |      41,400
                              |             |             |            
New Jersey ...................|   3,956,300 |   4,002,700 |      46,400
New Mexico ...................|     816,800 |     831,100 |      14,300
New York .....................|   9,063,400 |   9,176,600 |     113,200
North Carolina ...............|   4,124,900 |   4,231,500 |     106,600
North Dakota .................|     457,400 |     469,100 |      11,700
Ohio .........................|   5,320,700 |   5,395,000 |      74,300
Oklahoma .....................|   1,645,700 |   1,664,300 |      18,600
Oregon .......................|   1,712,100 |   1,770,500 |      58,400
Pennsylvania .................|   5,781,400 |   5,845,800 |      64,400
South Carolina ...............|   1,942,400 |   1,998,500 |      56,100
                              |             |             |            
South Dakota .................|     422,800 |     429,700 |       6,900
Tennessee ....................|   2,804,400 |   2,851,400 |      47,000
Texas ........................|  11,467,600 |  11,754,600 |     287,000
Utah .........................|   1,318,700 |   1,371,500 |      52,800
Vermont ......................|     308,600 |     315,700 |       7,100
Washington ...................|   3,052,600 |   3,162,000 |     109,400
Wisconsin ....................|   2,838,600 |   2,889,500 |      50,900
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   p = preliminary.




Technical Note

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

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

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

   Method of estimation. Estimates for 48 of the 50 states, the District of Columbia,
the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division, New York City, and the
balances of California and New York State are produced using time-series models.
This method, which underwent substantial enhancement at the beginning of 2015,
utilizes data from several sources, including the CPS, the CES, and state
unemployment insurance (UI) programs. Estimates for the state of California
are derived by summing the estimates for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
metropolitan division and the balance of California. Similarly, estimates for
New York State are derived by summing the estimates for New York City and the
balance of New York State. Estimates for the nine census divisions, as well as
the five additional substate areas contained in this release (the Cleveland-Elyria
and Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metropolitan areas and the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington
Heights, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett metropolitan
divisions) and their respective balances of state are based on similar model-based 
approaches. Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing the model-based
estimates for the component divisions. Each month, census division estimates are
controlled to the national totals; state estimates are then controlled to their
respective division totals. Substate and balance-of-state estimates for the five
areas noted above are controlled to their respective state totals. Estimates for
Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the CPS. A
detailed description of the estimation procedures is available from BLS upon
request.

   Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data for prior years reflect
adjustments made at the end of each year. The adjusted estimates reflect updated
population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions in the other data
sources, and model re-estimation. In most years, historical data for the most
recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted) are
revised near the beginning of each calendar year, prior to the release of January
estimates. With the introduction of a new generation of times-series models in
early 2015, historical data were re-estimated back to the series beginnings in
1976, 1990, or 1994.

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

   Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the
delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on February 28, 2013.
A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available online at
www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. 

Employment--from the CES program

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reliability of the estimates

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

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

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

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

Additional information

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




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED   

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       April    Feb.     March    April    April    Feb.     March    April    April    Feb.     March    April 
                       2014     2015     2015     2015     2014     2015     2015     2015     2014     2015     2015     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,259.5 28,330.0 28,374.9 28,464.0  1,802.4  1,584.6  1,584.7  1,592.4    6.4      5.6      5.6      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,766.6  7,849.8  7,873.4  7,889.6    471.3    413.4    408.6    397.4    6.1      5.3      5.2      5.0  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,492.8 20,480.2 20,501.6 20,574.3  1,331.0  1,171.2  1,176.2  1,195.0    6.5      5.7      5.7      5.8  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,980.5 57,205.9 57,240.2 57,354.4  3,517.4  3,073.2  3,060.2  3,089.5    6.2      5.4      5.3      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,246.2 30,332.8 30,335.2 30,380.1  1,941.1  1,709.5  1,719.2  1,740.8    6.4      5.6      5.7      5.7  
  East South Central  8,448.1  8,349.2  8,381.0  8,442.0    596.2    504.3    489.3    486.6    7.1      6.0      5.8      5.8  
  West South Central 18,286.2 18,523.9 18,524.0 18,532.3    980.0    859.4    851.7    862.2    5.4      4.6      4.6      4.7  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,400.5 34,578.4 34,542.9 34,521.1  2,108.8  1,763.0  1,743.3  1,739.3    6.1      5.1      5.0      5.0  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,294.1 23,367.7 23,317.4 23,284.7  1,574.2  1,293.6  1,274.2  1,260.1    6.8      5.5      5.5      5.4  
  West North Central 11,106.3 11,210.7 11,225.6 11,236.4    534.6    469.4    469.1    479.2    4.8      4.2      4.2      4.3  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,428.6 36,862.8 36,873.2 36,912.1  2,535.0  2,255.6  2,173.3  2,146.0    7.0      6.1      5.9      5.8  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,226.0 11,370.3 11,394.4 11,422.2    676.1    591.2    579.3    582.8    6.0      5.2      5.1      5.1  
  Pacific........... 25,202.6 25,492.5 25,478.8 25,490.0  1,858.9  1,664.4  1,594.0  1,563.2    7.4      6.5      6.3      6.1  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The states (including the District of Columbia) that compose the various census
divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New
Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South
Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West
North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Estimates for
the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.




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                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           March             April             March             April             March             April      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,212.2 28,256.7 28,032.2 28,329.3  1,932.7  1,634.8  1,650.5  1,469.6    6.9      5.8      5.9      5.2  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,723.6  7,841.9  7,697.2  7,818.1    503.7    426.1    449.1    364.0    6.5      5.4      5.8      4.7  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,488.6 20,414.7 20,335.0 20,511.3  1,429.0  1,208.7  1,201.3  1,105.6    7.0      5.9      5.9      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,954.7 57,010.4 56,727.3 57,223.1  3,582.8  3,019.4  3,163.3  2,856.8    6.3      5.3      5.6      5.0  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,234.1 30,175.7 30,109.2 30,286.0  1,959.9  1,695.4  1,758.2  1,610.3    6.5      5.6      5.8      5.3  
  East South Central  8,465.3  8,389.4  8,387.5  8,460.4    629.2    485.6    528.0    443.8    7.4      5.8      6.3      5.2  
  West South Central 18,255.4 18,445.3 18,230.6 18,476.7    993.8    838.5    877.0    802.8    5.4      4.5      4.8      4.3  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,315.8 34,298.9 34,139.9 34,252.8  2,323.9  1,855.9  1,909.4  1,589.7    6.8      5.4      5.6      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,230.9 23,107.7 23,073.4 23,060.9  1,717.0  1,331.4  1,416.0  1,123.8    7.4      5.8      6.1      4.9  
  West North Central 11,084.8 11,191.2 11,066.5 11,191.9    606.9    524.5    493.5    465.9    5.5      4.7      4.5      4.2  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,423.2 36,751.8 36,228.2 36,748.7  2,717.0  2,172.2  2,372.9  2,050.4    7.5      5.9      6.5      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,194.5 11,360.0 11,166.7 11,381.6    714.9    581.7    638.8    570.2    6.4      5.1      5.7      5.0  
  Pacific........... 25,228.6 25,391.8 25,061.5 25,367.1  2,002.1  1,590.5  1,734.0  1,480.2    7.9      6.3      6.9      5.8  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The composition of the regions and divisions is described in table 1. 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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                            April      Feb.     March     April     April      Feb.     March     April   April  Feb. March April
                             2014      2015      2015     2015p      2014      2015      2015     2015p    2014  2015  2015 2015p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama..................   2,143.8   2,139.5   2,145.0   2,157.2    151.8     123.2     123.0     125.2    7.1   5.8   5.7   5.8
Alaska...................     367.8     367.1     367.5     367.3     25.4      23.2      23.9      24.6    6.9   6.3   6.5   6.7
Arizona..................   3,070.4   3,159.5   3,161.7   3,164.2    213.0     206.4     196.1     191.1    6.9   6.5   6.2   6.0
Arkansas.................   1,293.0   1,326.2   1,330.8   1,334.8     80.9      73.7      74.6      76.1    6.3   5.6   5.6   5.7
California...............  18,743.5  18,944.1  18,936.4  18,953.7  1,453.0   1,276.4   1,224.3   1,199.1    7.8   6.7   6.5   6.3
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                        
    Glendale (1).........   5,008.4   5,065.2   5,065.7   5,070.1    422.9     393.9     386.8     383.6    8.4   7.8   7.6   7.6
Colorado.................   2,809.7   2,831.1   2,833.0   2,829.4    150.4     118.8     118.2     120.0    5.4   4.2   4.2   4.2
Connecticut..............   1,881.0   1,909.9   1,915.8   1,920.8    127.1     121.9     121.9     120.1    6.8   6.4   6.4   6.3
Delaware.................     448.9     456.9     458.1     460.0     26.7      21.8      21.0      20.7    5.9   4.8   4.6   4.5
District of Columbia.....     372.9     385.4     384.2     385.2     28.9      30.1      29.5      29.0    7.8   7.8   7.7   7.5
Florida..................   9,540.7   9,705.0   9,673.6   9,638.7    610.4     550.2     549.3     541.7    6.4   5.7   5.7   5.6
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)..........   1,317.0   1,330.1   1,326.2   1,321.7     94.5      78.8      79.2      81.4    7.2   5.9   6.0   6.2
                                                                                                                               
Georgia..................   4,727.2   4,762.7   4,763.6   4,768.3    346.1     300.1     300.0     298.6    7.3   6.3   6.3   6.3
Hawaii...................     666.4     675.0     675.9     675.6     30.3      28.0      27.7      27.4    4.5   4.1   4.1   4.1
Idaho....................     776.4     782.5     787.3     791.5     38.0      30.7      30.1      30.3    4.9   3.9   3.8   3.8
Illinois.................   6,536.8   6,513.5   6,502.9   6,494.9    483.9     391.1     391.2     390.7    7.4   6.0   6.0   6.0
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,790.9   3,801.7   3,791.8   3,789.4    288.7     233.6     237.8     241.6    7.6   6.1   6.3   6.4
Indiana..................   3,222.1   3,264.0   3,255.7   3,245.2    193.4     193.6     188.9     176.3    6.0   5.9   5.8   5.4
Iowa.....................   1,698.1   1,716.8   1,715.1   1,713.2     74.1      70.3      68.0      65.5    4.4   4.1   4.0   3.8
Kansas...................   1,498.8   1,501.7   1,502.3   1,501.5     68.1      62.8      62.4      64.1    4.5   4.2   4.2   4.3
Kentucky.................   2,008.3   1,988.1   1,993.1   1,996.7    140.2     104.4     102.2     100.8    7.0   5.3   5.1   5.0
Louisiana................   2,127.2   2,202.0   2,205.1   2,210.6    120.5     148.2     145.3     145.8    5.7   6.7   6.6   6.6
Maine....................     701.7     690.6     689.7     689.4     40.4      34.4      33.1      32.1    5.8   5.0   4.8   4.7
                                                                                                                               
Maryland.................   3,100.6   3,117.3   3,123.0   3,133.1    182.2     169.8     169.0     166.5    5.9   5.4   5.4   5.3
Massachusetts............   3,545.0   3,607.9   3,623.9   3,633.9    207.1     177.3     175.1     169.4    5.8   4.9   4.8   4.7
Michigan.................   4,750.5   4,758.4   4,746.8   4,740.6    355.1     281.5     266.9     257.4    7.5   5.9   5.6   5.4
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Dearborn (2).........   2,023.4   2,007.1   1,991.2   1,987.0    180.3     137.0     126.6     122.4    8.9   6.8   6.4   6.2
Minnesota................   2,972.3   3,004.7   3,020.4   3,030.1    125.4     111.3     113.4     113.2    4.2   3.7   3.8   3.7
Mississippi..............   1,233.0   1,234.2   1,244.4   1,252.9     96.0      86.1      84.7      83.2    7.8   7.0   6.8   6.6
Missouri.................   3,046.3   3,108.3   3,116.9   3,119.8    191.2     171.9     174.1     178.4    6.3   5.5   5.6   5.7
Montana..................     516.4     521.0     523.0     523.4     24.5      22.4      21.7      20.8    4.7   4.3   4.2   4.0
Nebraska.................   1,022.6   1,019.1   1,017.0   1,015.0     34.7      27.8      26.2      25.5    3.4   2.7   2.6   2.5
Nevada...................   1,392.2   1,404.3   1,407.6   1,412.5    112.8      99.8     100.0     100.3    8.1   7.1   7.1   7.1
New Hampshire............     741.7     744.0     745.9     746.5     33.2      29.3      29.0      28.7    4.5   3.9   3.9   3.8
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey...............   4,501.0   4,548.6   4,546.6   4,552.2    302.8     291.3     295.1     296.9    6.7   6.4   6.5   6.5
New Mexico...............     917.8     923.5     928.7     931.9     61.9      55.6      56.5      57.3    6.7   6.0   6.1   6.2
New York.................   9,580.2   9,573.0   9,600.5   9,654.2    626.9     554.1     548.2     552.4    6.5   5.8   5.7   5.7
  New York City..........   4,121.7   4,164.9   4,179.0   4,201.6    315.3     275.4     274.2     274.8    7.6   6.6   6.6   6.5
North Carolina...........   4,633.0   4,676.9   4,708.7   4,741.9    295.2     247.6     253.3     260.8    6.4   5.3   5.4   5.5
North Dakota.............     413.5     421.9     421.4     420.6     11.3      12.4      13.0      13.0    2.7   2.9   3.1   3.1
Ohio.....................   5,715.5   5,751.0   5,753.0   5,749.1    335.5     290.5     294.5     297.1    5.9   5.1   5.1   5.2
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,045.3   1,052.5   1,053.1   1,054.0     67.1      58.4      59.2      60.7    6.4   5.6   5.6   5.8
Oklahoma.................   1,782.2   1,812.7   1,832.6   1,851.0     84.5      70.2      71.1      75.4    4.7   3.9   3.9   4.1
Oregon...................   1,928.8   1,961.7   1,955.7   1,945.2    135.9     114.0     105.9     100.9    7.0   5.8   5.4   5.2
Pennsylvania.............   6,378.7   6,372.9   6,374.3   6,392.5    383.6     328.8     335.7     339.6    6.0   5.2   5.3   5.3
Rhode Island.............     555.3     549.6     551.9     553.8     44.9      34.9      34.7      33.7    8.1   6.4   6.3   6.1
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina...........   2,175.2   2,238.5   2,246.2   2,256.1    132.6     148.2     149.8     151.5    6.1   6.6   6.7   6.7
South Dakota.............     447.8     450.3     451.6     453.0     15.3      15.4      16.0      16.4    3.4   3.4   3.5   3.6
Tennessee................   3,000.9   3,038.4   3,061.6   3,087.1    193.7     199.6     192.7     184.2    6.5   6.6   6.3   6.0
Texas....................  13,052.7  13,185.8  13,173.5  13,154.9    680.7     565.5     558.9     558.2    5.2   4.3   4.2   4.2
Utah.....................   1,423.5   1,451.7   1,458.6   1,464.7     53.5      49.4      49.2      49.7    3.8   3.4   3.4   3.4
Vermont..................     348.8     348.5     348.3     348.3     14.0      13.7      13.2      12.6    4.0   3.9   3.8   3.6
Virginia.................   4,244.0   4,251.7   4,251.8   4,259.0    223.2     199.4     202.8     205.2    5.3   4.7   4.8   4.8
Washington...............   3,467.4   3,546.1   3,549.5   3,549.0    215.1     221.9     209.3     196.6    6.2   6.3   5.9   5.5
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)..........   1,549.4   1,572.8   1,578.9   1,585.7     75.2      73.7      71.0      67.6    4.9   4.7   4.5   4.3
West Virginia............     792.5     773.3     773.2     776.8     53.9      47.2      50.8      54.4    6.8   6.1   6.6   7.0
Wisconsin................   3,085.3   3,118.5   3,110.0   3,096.0    170.7     149.3     144.4     136.8    5.5   4.8   4.6   4.4
Wyoming..................     307.1     305.8     306.8     307.7     13.1      12.1      12.6      12.6    4.3   4.0   4.1   4.1
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico..............   1,147.9   1,136.7   1,142.6   1,142.8    158.4     131.9     134.7     139.5   13.8  11.6  11.8  12.2

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated February 28,
2013, and are available 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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                 March               April               March               April            March         April    
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                             2014      2015      2014     2015p      2014      2015      2014     2015p    2014   2015   2014   2015p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama..................   2,165.0   2,126.6   2,144.5   2,151.6    161.0     122.8     134.5     115.1    7.4    5.8    6.3    5.3 
Alaska...................     363.4     363.2     362.9     362.2     27.5      27.1      25.7      25.3    7.6    7.5    7.1    7.0 
Arizona..................   3,074.6   3,133.9   3,058.9   3,153.7    216.0     170.5     195.2     180.1    7.0    5.4    6.4    5.7 
Arkansas.................   1,290.7   1,328.3   1,291.4   1,333.4     84.9      76.4      74.7      71.9    6.6    5.8    5.8    5.4 
California...............  18,806.1  18,877.6  18,658.9  18,884.1  1,560.2   1,223.7   1,345.4   1,153.1    8.3    6.5    7.2    6.1 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1)...   5,017.2   5,046.5   4,984.4   5,046.8    427.3     367.9     386.4     357.5    8.5    7.3    7.8    7.1 
Colorado.................   2,802.5   2,818.6   2,800.0   2,810.1    172.0     127.2     150.8     123.3    6.1    4.5    5.4    4.4 
Connecticut..............   1,867.3   1,906.6   1,862.5   1,901.6    135.4     124.1     120.8     110.7    7.3    6.5    6.5    5.8 
Delaware.................     446.8     457.8     448.1     460.1     27.8      21.4      26.1      20.8    6.2    4.7    5.8    4.5 
District of Columbia.....     371.7     381.5     370.0     384.0     29.2      27.6      26.5      25.8    7.9    7.2    7.2    6.7 
Florida..................   9,632.3   9,550.3   9,584.5   9,543.6    633.7     526.1     572.1     498.0    6.6    5.5    6.0    5.2 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)..........   1,308.3   1,307.5   1,317.8   1,317.6     98.2      81.2      91.5      81.7    7.5    6.2    6.9    6.2 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia..................   4,763.3   4,736.9   4,728.0   4,743.9    349.5     291.1     318.0     277.4    7.3    6.1    6.7    5.8 
Hawaii...................     665.2     674.3     667.3     673.3     29.6      26.0      29.0      25.9    4.5    3.9    4.4    3.9 
Idaho....................     772.5     788.0     773.0     790.7     43.6      34.8      38.8      32.4    5.6    4.4    5.0    4.1 
Illinois.................   6,523.3   6,432.4   6,470.0   6,426.0    531.4     402.7     443.2     355.6    8.1    6.3    6.8    5.5 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,794.8   3,764.2   3,752.7   3,760.4    306.7     241.4     267.5     223.0    8.1    6.4    7.1    5.9 
Indiana..................   3,203.8   3,215.6   3,204.5   3,211.7    212.1     188.2     180.0     146.6    6.6    5.9    5.6    4.6 
Iowa.....................   1,697.7   1,709.4   1,697.0   1,710.2     85.3      72.1      71.7      61.7    5.0    4.2    4.2    3.6 
Kansas...................   1,495.9   1,497.5   1,491.4   1,491.9     74.9      65.1      62.8      64.0    5.0    4.3    4.2    4.3 
Kentucky.................   2,030.9   1,983.5   2,013.7   1,987.2    158.5     108.0     130.3      95.9    7.8    5.4    6.5    4.8 
Louisiana................   2,111.2   2,191.0   2,117.4   2,201.9    117.5     139.8     107.3     138.3    5.6    6.4    5.1    6.3 
Maine....................     694.1     679.2     694.0     681.2     46.7      38.2      42.7      33.7    6.7    5.6    6.2    4.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland.................   3,101.3   3,110.1   3,086.6   3,117.4    188.5     167.7     169.0     153.1    6.1    5.4    5.5    4.9 
Massachusetts............   3,523.8   3,612.9   3,510.9   3,602.7    220.8     181.0     194.4     148.6    6.3    5.0    5.5    4.1 
Michigan.................   4,752.7   4,694.3   4,681.2   4,678.2    402.7     266.8     324.3     224.4    8.5    5.7    6.9    4.8 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Dearborn (2).........   2,022.6   1,961.2   1,979.4   1,952.9    189.5     118.0     154.5      99.2    9.4    6.0    7.8    5.1 
Minnesota................   2,967.5   3,014.9   2,962.0   3,014.8    156.7     136.1     126.6     113.8    5.3    4.5    4.3    3.8 
Mississippi..............   1,243.3   1,237.7   1,228.3   1,241.7    101.8      77.1      84.5      70.4    8.2    6.2    6.9    5.7 
Missouri.................   3,047.7   3,085.1   3,036.7   3,090.6    218.1     187.5     173.0     171.3    7.2    6.1    5.7    5.5 
Montana..................     513.3     520.2     515.3     520.3     29.2      24.6      24.5      20.1    5.7    4.7    4.8    3.9 
Nebraska.................   1,021.9   1,014.7   1,021.6   1,014.6     39.8      28.2      32.2      25.4    3.9    2.8    3.2    2.5 
Nevada...................   1,393.6   1,407.7   1,390.3   1,415.0    117.8     100.9     110.7     100.2    8.5    7.2    8.0    7.1 
New Hampshire............     740.7     746.0     735.1     738.8     36.6      31.2      32.4      27.2    4.9    4.2    4.4    3.7 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey...............   4,502.6   4,529.4   4,479.3   4,533.0    330.7     306.4     280.5     280.7    7.3    6.8    6.3    6.2 
New Mexico...............     913.2     927.4     911.3     927.0     62.4      56.1      57.1      53.7    6.8    6.0    6.3    5.8 
New York.................   9,609.8   9,561.9   9,521.3   9,616.5    679.0     555.3     580.6     524.9    7.1    5.8    6.1    5.5 
  New York City..........   4,149.6   4,179.9   4,105.9   4,188.0    335.0     270.4     292.3     255.7    8.1    6.5    7.1    6.1 
North Carolina...........   4,666.1   4,705.3   4,651.2   4,740.3    307.5     255.5     271.8     247.4    6.6    5.4    5.8    5.2 
North Dakota.............     408.4     418.0     411.6     417.7     13.9      16.0      11.7      12.9    3.4    3.8    2.8    3.1 
Ohio.....................   5,678.2   5,691.6   5,655.0   5,688.9    366.7     306.6     296.0     264.0    6.5    5.4    5.2    4.6 
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,039.0   1,042.0   1,036.4   1,047.6     70.0      59.7      58.5      55.3    6.7    5.7    5.6    5.3 
Oklahoma.................   1,780.0   1,837.4   1,772.7   1,846.6     85.8      67.9      72.4      70.6    4.8    3.7    4.1    3.8 
Oregon...................   1,917.8   1,932.9   1,919.5   1,920.3    149.1     112.6     132.3     100.2    7.8    5.8    6.9    5.2 
Pennsylvania.............   6,376.2   6,323.4   6,334.3   6,361.8    419.3     347.0     340.3     299.9    6.6    5.5    5.4    4.7 
Rhode Island.............     550.4     550.5     550.4     549.8     48.8      38.1      43.9      31.1    8.9    6.9    8.0    5.6 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina...........   2,172.5   2,230.4   2,177.0   2,252.9    129.4     138.5     117.0     137.3    6.0    6.2    5.4    6.1 
South Dakota.............     445.7     451.6     446.1     452.1     18.1      19.4      15.5      16.8    4.1    4.3    3.5    3.7 
Tennessee................   3,026.0   3,041.6   3,001.0   3,079.9    207.9     177.6     178.8     162.4    6.9    5.8    6.0    5.3 
Texas....................  13,073.4  13,088.6  13,049.1  13,094.8    705.5     554.4     622.6     522.0    5.4    4.2    4.8    4.0 
Utah.....................   1,419.7   1,457.3   1,413.0   1,458.0     59.6      52.7      48.4      47.4    4.2    3.6    3.4    3.3 
Vermont..................     347.2     346.7     344.2     343.9     15.4      13.6      14.9      12.7    4.4    3.9    4.3    3.7 
Virginia.................   4,286.5   4,235.2   4,268.2   4,259.3    235.0     208.7     205.4     193.9    5.5    4.9    4.8    4.6 
Washington...............   3,476.1   3,543.9   3,453.0   3,527.2    235.7     201.0     201.6     175.7    6.8    5.7    5.8    5.0 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)..........   1,551.5   1,586.1   1,554.9   1,594.2     78.4      65.4      66.1      54.0    5.1    4.1    4.3    3.4 
West Virginia............     793.7     768.2     795.7     784.7     59.2      58.8      52.3      56.5    7.5    7.7    6.6    7.2 
Wisconsin................   3,073.0   3,073.8   3,062.6   3,056.1    204.1     167.1     172.5     133.1    6.6    5.4    5.6    4.4 
Wyoming..................     305.0     306.8     305.0     306.8     14.4      14.8      13.4      12.9    4.7    4.8    4.4    4.2 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico..............   1,157.2   1,147.6   1,140.6   1,134.0    163.3     145.0     152.5     143.0   14.1   12.6   13.4   12.6 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current
Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013, 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
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)

Alabama(2)

1,916.9 1,944.2 1,939.3 1,943.1 79.1 81.7 81.3 81.5 - - - -

Alaska

338.4 339.1 338.2 341.2 17.4 17.7 17.8 18.2 15.4 13.3 13.0 15.0

Arizona

2,557.0 2,622.1 2,618.5 2,614.9 126.5 128.6 128.0 128.0 156.5 157.3 156.6 155.1

Arkansas

1,184.2 1,209.9 1,202.4 1,208.8 45.3 49.5 46.2 48.6 153.5 153.9 154.0 154.6

California

15,554.9 15,942.2 15,982.7 16,012.2 670.5 706.3 713.0 713.1 1,269.1 1,268.6 1,273.7 1,275.8


Colorado

2,445.9 2,508.0 2,504.9 2,509.1 140.6 153.9 153.3 154.4 135.3 139.6 139.2 139.6

Connecticut

1,664.0 1,682.7 1,686.0 1,687.2 55.5 55.5 54.7 56.1 160.2 159.3 159.7 161.1

Delaware(3)

435.9 442.6 444.0 442.9 20.2 20.1 20.5 20.6 25.6 26.1 26.0 25.6

District of Columbia(2)(3)

751.7 762.8 760.3 761.6 14.1 14.3 14.2 14.5 - - - -

Florida

7,767.8 7,992.3 8,021.0 8,045.5 391.1 417.9 425.6 423.3 329.0 331.5 333.5 334.5


Georgia

4,125.6 4,246.1 4,240.1 4,247.5 154.5 159.3 156.5 157.6 365.1 373.4 371.7 372.2

Hawaii(3)

623.2 629.8 630.7 630.7 31.3 32.0 32.3 31.4 13.7 13.7 13.8 13.8

Idaho

653.9 672.7 673.6 674.2 35.6 39.9 40.5 40.0 60.1 61.0 61.1 61.7

Illinois

5,856.8 5,917.1 5,914.9 5,919.7 198.8 210.1 213.7 212.9 579.7 578.1 577.6 576.4

Indiana

2,974.7 3,017.5 3,022.5 3,034.1 122.5 120.5 120.1 122.5 504.3 515.6 518.3 518.0


Iowa

1,545.6 1,564.8 1,567.7 1,566.0 74.2 77.3 77.4 79.8 217.3 217.9 217.7 214.5

Kansas

1,389.9 1,406.2 1,403.9 1,401.6 60.1 62.5 61.9 63.7 162.6 161.2 161.7 158.9

Kentucky

1,852.4 1,886.9 1,879.2 1,886.2 72.2 76.2 72.0 73.9 233.0 236.7 236.6 237.7

Louisiana

1,972.1 1,987.0 1,982.4 1,985.2 136.4 138.2 138.4 139.4 146.8 149.5 149.2 148.5

Maine

603.0 603.6 605.7 609.4 25.5 25.7 25.7 25.3 49.9 49.7 49.6 49.6


Maryland(3)

2,613.3 2,644.0 2,636.8 2,653.2 150.3 151.9 151.0 153.5 103.7 102.7 101.7 101.7

Massachusetts

3,403.2 3,447.2 3,459.2 3,469.3 126.3 129.1 126.9 128.4 250.4 249.2 250.5 248.2

Michigan

4,156.5 4,247.9 4,251.9 4,255.1 139.4 151.4 152.5 154.2 566.9 593.1 591.9 591.8

Minnesota

2,805.9 2,837.0 2,844.6 2,852.0 106.7 106.0 105.2 111.8 311.0 314.6 315.8 316.7

Mississippi

1,117.2 1,127.1 1,123.2 1,126.1 50.5 47.1 48.2 47.3 139.3 141.1 140.2 140.7


Missouri

2,733.0 2,768.0 2,758.6 2,752.9 110.4 113.6 110.3 111.8 254.8 260.2 261.0 260.8

Montana

454.4 456.8 456.5 457.6 24.9 25.4 25.3 25.6 18.8 18.7 18.7 18.5

Nebraska(3)

993.2 1,002.7 1,004.4 1,004.2 47.6 46.4 45.5 46.5 97.2 97.1 95.9 95.7

Nevada

1,207.5 1,237.9 1,236.1 1,248.9 62.0 64.2 65.5 67.7 41.3 41.9 41.8 41.8

New Hampshire

646.9 651.1 654.3 652.5 23.1 23.8 23.9 23.5 66.4 66.8 66.9 67.0


New Jersey

3,956.3 3,996.5 3,998.4 4,002.7 140.2 152.0 150.7 154.1 242.5 242.1 244.4 245.1

New Mexico

816.8 832.0 827.5 831.1 41.9 43.5 41.9 41.2 28.2 29.0 28.5 28.5

New York

9,063.4 9,182.1 9,191.3 9,176.6 336.5 342.1 343.4 340.2 453.2 450.2 451.4 449.2

North Carolina

4,124.9 4,222.2 4,220.4 4,231.5 177.0 191.4 189.0 190.9 447.0 458.3 459.3 457.7

North Dakota

457.4 471.3 467.9 469.1 33.9 38.0 37.3 37.2 25.9 26.6 26.1 26.2


Ohio

5,320.7 5,385.0 5,388.6 5,395.0 194.8 195.8 192.8 191.8 670.9 683.7 684.8 690.0

Oklahoma(2)

1,645.7 1,672.4 1,660.1 1,664.3 74.8 78.5 76.5 77.5 - - - -

Oregon

1,712.1 1,760.2 1,762.9 1,770.5 80.5 82.6 81.6 80.5 178.4 185.9 186.4 188.3

Pennsylvania

5,781.4 5,832.0 5,818.8 5,845.8 230.2 231.0 233.2 243.2 566.7 569.8 569.3 571.1

Rhode Island

477.1 478.4 480.8 481.4 16.5 16.5 16.1 15.7 40.8 41.7 41.8 41.5


South Carolina

1,942.4 1,988.2 1,987.0 1,998.5 82.2 86.2 87.0 88.0 228.6 232.4 232.9 232.6

South Dakota(3)

422.8 427.6 429.5 429.7 22.0 23.5 24.0 23.6 42.1 43.5 43.3 44.2

Tennessee(3)

2,804.4 2,849.1 2,845.0 2,851.4 110.8 116.3 113.9 114.9 322.8 332.1 332.4 330.0

Texas

11,467.6 11,778.6 11,753.4 11,754.6 642.0 678.9 672.7 667.3 881.4 883.9 880.3 876.0

Utah

1,318.7 1,369.8 1,369.7 1,371.5 77.7 85.2 83.7 83.7 120.5 123.3 123.8 124.6


Vermont

308.6 313.0 313.9 315.7 14.6 15.2 15.3 14.6 31.2 30.7 30.9 31.3

Virginia

3,771.7 3,794.6 3,785.6 3,802.9 178.5 181.2 180.3 185.3 231.5 232.7 234.2 234.5

Washington

3,052.6 3,141.8 3,153.8 3,162.0 156.0 172.9 175.1 174.7 289.0 294.1 293.3 293.8

West Virginia

762.0 761.2 756.1 756.5 33.5 32.2 30.7 29.1 48.0 48.4 48.7 48.3

Wisconsin

2,838.6 2,890.0 2,885.8 2,889.5 103.2 108.7 109.3 111.4 463.1 472.2 470.5 474.1

Wyoming

292.5 296.8 295.8 294.9 23.5 23.6 23.8 24.5 9.7 9.9 9.9 9.7


Puerto Rico(3)

913.4 906.3 910.5 909.7 27.6 25.2 24.9 24.6 75.0 73.7 74.1 73.8

Virgin Islands(2)

37.7 37.7 37.8 37.9 - - - - - - - -

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

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 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
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)

Alabama

372.7 374.2 373.9 375.2 94.8 95.3 95.4 94.4 221.7 227.3 227.5 226.9

Alaska

64.7 66.6 66.4 66.7 12.2 12.3 12.1 12.1 29.9 29.3 29.1 29.1

Arizona

490.8 500.8 502.0 497.5 187.9 191.8 192.4 193.4 378.5 395.9 391.1 391.8

Arkansas

243.7 249.4 246.7 248.1 49.6 50.6 50.6 51.0 133.7 137.5 136.8 137.6

California

2,852.5 2,917.4 2,935.6 2,936.2 781.5 797.5 795.9 793.1 2,411.9 2,505.4 2,516.9 2,531.4


Colorado

430.2 436.7 437.2 435.9 152.8 155.1 156.5 155.2 382.5 388.8 385.7 385.4

Connecticut

301.3 303.3 304.9 304.5 128.4 129.8 129.4 129.4 211.1 216.1 217.3 215.2

Delaware

79.2 79.8 79.3 80.1 44.8 46.4 46.5 46.0 58.9 60.8 62.1 61.0

District of Columbia

30.5 31.6 31.7 31.6 30.1 30.7 30.9 30.7 156.6 161.9 162.2 162.9

Florida

1,614.2 1,658.1 1,661.9 1,664.3 519.0 531.6 532.2 533.8 1,151.3 1,191.0 1,197.8 1,204.2


Georgia

865.0 894.8 897.7 896.8 231.7 237.0 238.0 236.9 611.9 630.8 629.5 633.6

Hawaii

117.3 119.4 120.5 120.3 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4 82.0 83.1 83.5 83.3

Idaho

131.9 135.2 135.5 136.3 32.9 34.6 35.1 34.8 80.2 80.1 80.9 79.9

Illinois

1,170.6 1,184.1 1,188.0 1,188.0 368.8 368.7 367.1 364.7 911.3 927.0 926.5 934.7

Indiana

574.0 586.1 589.8 596.2 127.6 130.7 130.5 129.3 320.4 324.2 320.9 323.4


Iowa

312.6 316.5 318.0 317.0 103.9 104.9 104.4 103.7 136.0 138.2 138.5 138.2

Kansas

263.6 266.5 265.9 265.2 79.6 80.7 81.4 80.8 168.5 172.6 171.6 170.6

Kentucky

375.3 383.2 380.4 381.5 89.5 91.0 90.8 90.1 209.7 216.4 218.0 216.4

Louisiana

386.7 393.6 391.2 392.7 91.4 93.7 93.9 94.1 212.7 209.3 209.9 211.7

Maine

119.3 118.7 118.8 119.5 30.3 30.6 30.6 31.1 62.8 64.8 65.0 65.8


Maryland

454.6 459.9 458.7 458.0 144.3 144.4 144.5 144.7 423.2 426.9 425.1 432.9

Massachusetts

562.1 563.2 563.7 562.8 207.3 210.3 209.8 210.0 513.8 527.2 528.9 532.6

Michigan

755.5 763.9 763.2 763.4 204.0 205.1 206.1 207.0 611.9 641.1 637.2 640.0

Minnesota

515.8 519.1 520.2 522.4 178.5 178.5 178.3 178.7 351.2 362.8 359.6 363.0

Mississippi

219.3 223.1 221.4 221.7 43.3 43.9 43.7 43.8 99.5 101.3 100.3 101.6


Missouri

522.5 527.9 527.1 522.5 164.3 166.7 166.7 165.9 352.6 356.5 353.7 355.3

Montana

92.7 94.3 94.6 95.2 24.9 26.5 26.1 26.3 39.3 40.7 40.9 41.1

Nebraska

204.4 203.0 205.0 204.9 72.2 73.2 73.7 73.4 113.5 114.9 115.1 114.2

Nevada

229.1 236.5 235.5 236.5 57.0 56.3 56.7 57.2 154.5 159.6 158.7 160.5

New Hampshire

136.8 138.5 139.4 139.2 35.8 36.0 35.8 35.8 73.0 73.4 74.0 72.2


New Jersey

836.3 851.0 851.2 848.2 246.4 245.3 245.9 246.4 635.4 628.5 626.3 628.4

New Mexico

138.0 140.1 138.4 139.1 33.4 33.1 32.9 33.2 99.1 102.3 102.0 102.0

New York

1,554.2 1,572.8 1,574.1 1,566.2 689.4 697.3 698.3 695.7 1,223.5 1,250.1 1,245.6 1,253.0

North Carolina

773.1 786.3 788.7 791.8 210.2 214.3 213.5 214.9 567.3 590.5 591.9 590.3

North Dakota

105.4 108.2 107.4 108.4 23.9 24.5 24.7 24.7 35.8 36.1 35.8 35.6


Ohio

992.7 1,007.0 1,008.3 1,006.5 286.4 290.1 293.8 293.9 706.7 709.1 706.4 711.1

Oklahoma

299.3 304.3 304.4 305.6 79.4 80.6 79.8 80.3 184.0 194.4 191.2 188.3

Oregon

323.9 329.4 330.4 332.4 91.9 93.2 93.9 92.1 217.6 228.6 228.0 230.4

Pennsylvania

1,106.5 1,122.8 1,123.7 1,127.8 315.1 315.9 315.4 315.8 757.6 765.4 761.0 763.9

Rhode Island

74.9 74.8 75.2 75.0 32.4 32.4 32.6 32.4 60.3 60.1 60.0 61.4


South Carolina

371.7 380.9 379.6 382.4 96.3 96.8 96.5 96.5 252.8 261.7 261.8 266.3

South Dakota

85.6 86.8 87.2 87.1 29.7 29.2 29.5 29.4 30.3 30.0 30.2 29.1

Tennessee

589.4 601.6 599.6 600.4 140.9 142.3 143.0 143.5 369.4 374.6 375.5 378.8

Texas

2,292.4 2,373.3 2,362.8 2,364.9 695.4 713.4 715.7 715.6 1,533.4 1,579.2 1,571.6 1,573.4

Utah

250.9 263.6 263.7 263.4 74.1 76.5 77.0 77.7 182.1 192.7 191.8 190.7


Vermont

55.7 56.0 56.7 56.8 12.1 12.5 12.2 12.3 26.3 26.6 26.6 26.3

Virginia

642.1 645.5 645.7 643.7 193.2 194.6 194.3 194.7 679.5 676.6 676.4 681.4

Washington

565.1 582.1 583.1 585.4 153.1 157.4 157.5 158.3 367.1 381.0 385.7 385.5

West Virginia

135.1 135.2 134.9 134.9 30.8 30.4 30.1 29.4 65.9 68.7 67.6 67.8

Wisconsin

524.9 529.9 530.3 530.9 149.7 154.2 154.2 154.2 304.8 311.1 309.5 309.3

Wyoming

54.7 56.5 56.0 55.9 11.1 11.6 11.6 11.8 18.4 19.7 19.3 19.2


Puerto Rico

176.7 176.1 176.6 177.0 43.5 42.7 42.5 42.0 113.2 112.6 114.0 114.9

Virgin Islands(1)

8.2 8.2 8.1 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 2014 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
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)

Alabama

223.2 227.7 226.2 227.4 182.9 190.8 189.8 189.7 377.2 379.0 377.9 379.4

Alaska

46.9 47.0 47.5 48.0 34.0 34.6 34.1 33.9 82.2 82.2 82.1 82.1

Arizona

378.2 391.0 392.0 391.3 285.0 294.6 293.2 293.3 410.0 411.4 412.2 413.4

Arkansas

171.8 174.1 174.6 176.3 107.1 114.8 114.2 113.3 213.3 213.3 213.3 213.5

California

2,397.5 2,459.5 2,465.5 2,466.3 1,746.8 1,811.5 1,808.8 1,806.8 2,401.2 2,426.0 2,424.4 2,435.7

Colorado

296.5 308.9 309.5 311.1 298.6 309.4 308.9 311.2 406.7 410.4 411.2 412.4

Connecticut

323.3 329.6 329.6 329.8 150.5 155.1 155.5 154.8 238.2 238.4 238.6 240.1

Delaware

72.3 73.4 73.3 73.1 46.8 47.8 48.2 48.5 64.7 65.0 65.0 65.0

District of Columbia

127.1 127.8 126.6 125.2 69.5 70.5 69.1 70.1 235.3 236.8 236.7 237.3

Florida

1,150.9 1,189.5 1,191.5 1,196.7 1,075.3 1,117.2 1,121.8 1,131.0 1,073.9 1,080.7 1,081.3 1,080.0

Georgia

519.1 536.6 538.7 539.5 426.1 450.6 446.9 450.0 682.9 690.4 687.3 688.3

Hawaii

78.9 80.1 80.1 80.2 113.1 114.8 114.6 114.4 124.8 124.6 123.7 124.8

Idaho

93.8 96.0 95.7 95.9 65.6 68.8 67.9 68.2 118.0 120.5 120.4 120.4

Illinois

883.8 897.2 896.2 897.3 555.7 564.4 561.2 561.0 826.3 826.9 825.8 825.1

Indiana

437.6 445.8 445.4 446.1 292.8 296.1 297.7 298.9 427.2 428.8 428.3 429.3

Iowa

222.9 223.5 225.7 225.9 137.0 141.4 140.6 141.2 254.6 258.0 258.4 257.5

Kansas

189.3 190.6 190.9 192.1 122.2 127.6 127.0 127.1 256.3 257.1 256.1 256.7

Kentucky

260.5 266.0 265.3 267.0 183.4 190.1 188.0 187.9 322.3 322.2 322.3 325.4

Louisiana

297.6 301.7 303.3 303.8 219.3 224.3 224.0 223.5 329.9 326.1 325.1 324.8

Maine

122.1 122.3 122.6 122.9 62.8 62.2 62.8 64.2 99.6 99.0 99.2 99.7

Maryland

424.7 435.9 436.9 439.5 259.4 262.4 263.6 266.6 503.1 509.0 505.3 506.7

Massachusetts

734.0 744.7 751.0 755.5 338.0 341.1 346.2 348.1 452.0 460.0 459.8 460.2

Michigan

642.7 652.0 654.9 651.7 404.5 410.6 413.3 414.0 595.6 593.7 595.2 594.8

Minnesota

497.0 504.0 508.8 506.6 254.3 261.0 261.9 261.3 418.7 418.7 420.4 417.9

Mississippi

134.2 135.9 135.5 135.6 125.8 127.9 127.3 128.6 244.6 245.2 245.2 245.6

Missouri

435.2 440.0 438.3 442.1 285.9 290.3 290.6 285.6 432.2 436.0 435.2 435.1

Montana

70.4 69.4 69.2 69.7 60.2 60.1 59.8 58.9 90.0 88.3 88.4 88.8

Nebraska

147.8 150.9 151.2 152.8 86.7 90.2 90.4 88.1 170.1 171.5 171.9 173.2

Nevada

115.0 119.8 119.0 119.1 333.7 344.1 343.6 349.0 151.9 153.0 152.8 153.8

New Hampshire

115.6 117.0 117.4 118.0 66.6 66.7 67.9 67.7 90.7 89.6 89.5 89.5


New Jersey

633.4 645.2 645.5 646.2 357.9 362.7 364.3 360.2 619.2 622.4 621.7 625.7

New Mexico

126.1 130.6 130.7 131.9 90.1 92.1 92.5 93.3 191.8 191.8 191.6 193.0

New York

1,840.4 1,879.3 1,884.1 1,881.6 866.1 879.9 881.1 876.7 1,436.8 1,437.0 1,436.6 1,440.2

North Carolina

567.4 579.2 578.4 579.3 440.5 457.4 456.6 459.7 716.1 711.7 710.6 714.5

North Dakota

59.2 59.5 59.8 59.8 40.2 41.8 41.4 42.2 80.6 80.7 80.7 81.6

Ohio

889.3 895.8 897.0 899.7 524.7 550.9 548.9 547.6 759.2 755.6 759.0 756.8

Oklahoma

227.8 230.6 230.6 230.8 154.8 156.2 155.0 159.9 347.3 349.2 348.5 348.6

Oregon

246.7 255.7 257.6 258.9 182.1 187.8 187.3 190.2 292.2 297.8 298.7 298.2

Pennsylvania

1,178.5 1,190.8 1,184.4 1,189.2 536.8 548.9 549.4 550.5 712.6 706.6 704.3 705.0

Rhode Island

105.1 104.7 105.8 106.0 55.1 55.8 56.4 56.5 60.2 59.8 59.9 60.1

South Carolina

225.6 230.2 231.1 233.2 228.0 236.9 235.0 235.8 355.5 360.0 360.0 360.5

South Dakota

68.3 69.6 69.8 69.9 45.3 45.4 45.1 45.9 77.6 77.6 78.0 78.3

Tennessee

401.8 407.6 409.3 408.8 294.2 299.3 297.7 301.0 425.0 426.0 425.1 425.7

Texas

1,514.4 1,559.2 1,562.8 1,563.2 1,176.4 1,223.1 1,226.6 1,233.5 1,821.6 1,837.3 1,836.3 1,838.2

Utah

172.0 179.5 180.7 180.2 127.6 133.7 134.5 137.0 231.0 230.7 230.2 230.9

Vermont

62.2 63.2 63.4 63.8 35.0 36.3 36.3 37.6 55.8 56.4 56.3 56.7

Virginia

494.9 503.2 503.7 509.4 370.2 376.6 369.4 370.0 705.7 707.3 704.2 707.7

Washington

450.6 459.0 462.1 463.6 295.6 304.2 302.8 305.3 548.2 558.5 560.2 560.2

West Virginia

126.2 127.5 127.2 128.1 74.2 71.8 70.9 72.3 152.3 152.6 152.6 153.6

Wisconsin

429.4 434.8 433.5 435.9 263.1 272.3 271.2 269.3 410.7 414.0 414.8 413.1

Wyoming

27.1 27.6 27.8 27.6 35.3 36.9 36.6 36.5 71.7 71.7 71.6 72.0

Puerto Rico

122.4 126.6 127.8 127.5 80.0 81.0 81.5 81.5 237.9 231.1 231.2 230.5

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.4 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.7

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 2014 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
March April March April March April
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

1,908.2 1,937.5 1,922.4 1,950.2 11.7 10.9 11.7 10.9 79.0 80.6 79.4 81.9

Alaska

324.9 327.5 330.6 333.5 17.2 17.6 17.5 17.5 14.9 15.3 15.6 16.5

Arizona

2,566.9 2,633.7 2,575.3 2,635.9 13.0 12.7 13.1 12.8 124.8 126.7 125.9 128.0

Arkansas

1,180.5 1,201.8 1,189.9 1,215.5 8.7 8.5 8.8 8.5 43.7 45.1 44.9 47.9

California

15,461.1 15,964.0 15,551.5 16,026.4 30.2 29.1 30.6 29.3 651.4 697.2 656.6 702.8


Colorado

2,423.1 2,492.8 2,439.1 2,499.6 32.3 34.9 32.6 34.4 133.0 145.9 137.4 150.1

Connecticut

1,638.0 1,664.4 1,663.0 1,684.8 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 49.1 50.1 54.3 54.5

Delaware(1)

428.8 437.2 434.2 442.2 - - - - 19.4 19.5 20.0 20.5

District of Columbia(1)

747.6 759.1 752.8 762.9 - - - - 13.9 13.9 13.9 14.4

Florida

7,791.4 8,082.1 7,821.7 8,108.4 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.6 383.1 417.2 387.4 417.0


Georgia

4,093.6 4,223.4 4,138.7 4,257.2 9.0 8.8 9.0 8.8 151.2 153.5 153.7 156.3

Hawaii(1)

627.3 632.4 624.5 631.0 - - - - 31.1 32.1 30.9 31.3

Idaho

643.5 662.9 650.4 668.1 3.3 3.0 3.2 2.9 32.4 36.9 34.1 38.1

Illinois

5,775.0 5,839.9 5,846.0 5,900.9 9.5 9.5 9.7 9.6 177.2 192.0 192.8 205.2

Indiana

2,942.4 2,997.8 2,978.9 3,038.2 6.9 6.7 7.2 6.9 113.3 110.9 120.1 120.5


Iowa

1,522.7 1,549.6 1,547.3 1,572.0 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.2 62.4 67.0 72.0 77.8

Kansas

1,382.4 1,396.4 1,396.7 1,406.0 10.4 9.9 10.6 9.8 57.4 59.0 59.8 62.9

Kentucky

1,828.3 1,864.0 1,854.0 1,889.4 16.3 15.3 16.4 15.6 68.4 68.7 71.2 72.9

Louisiana

1,969.0 1,982.0 1,976.8 1,986.5 53.8 49.4 53.4 48.3 136.6 137.3 136.0 137.4

Maine

583.7 586.1 591.5 595.5 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 22.5 22.7 23.8 23.6


Maryland(1)

2,580.1 2,617.5 2,613.5 2,657.7 - - - - 143.6 147.3 149.1 153.8

Massachusetts

3,346.5 3,402.9 3,397.7 3,457.3 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 113.9 113.4 122.2 124.0

Michigan

4,114.4 4,198.4 4,133.3 4,233.4 7.9 7.9 7.9 8.1 122.8 133.7 128.6 143.4

Minnesota

2,745.7 2,796.1 2,787.3 2,833.2 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8 88.9 88.7 96.5 101.3

Mississippi

1,116.7 1,122.6 1,122.8 1,131.7 9.0 8.6 9.0 8.7 50.3 47.0 50.9 47.0


Missouri

2,702.5 2,743.6 2,750.5 2,766.9 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.1 105.4 104.8 109.0 109.7

Montana

444.0 446.6 450.9 452.3 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.7 21.5 21.8 23.9 24.4

Nebraska(1)

981.4 992.5 993.4 1,003.7 - - - - 42.7 42.5 47.0 45.9

Nevada

1,198.3 1,233.5 1,209.0 1,250.2 14.2 13.7 14.2 13.6 59.5 63.7 60.9 66.3

New Hampshire

636.6 645.3 642.0 646.5 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 20.9 21.5 22.6 22.6


New Jersey

3,894.5 3,937.4 3,944.1 3,982.9 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3 129.2 139.2 138.3 150.2

New Mexico

813.4 826.4 818.8 831.4 27.2 27.9 27.5 27.8 40.9 40.5 41.3 40.8

New York

8,952.2 9,102.2 9,046.3 9,174.1 4.6 4.4 5.0 4.8 308.3 315.4 326.8 332.4

North Carolina

4,087.7 4,206.5 4,134.3 4,241.7 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.3 173.9 185.9 176.1 188.7

North Dakota

447.6 461.8 454.8 466.7 28.3 29.6 28.7 28.3 28.4 32.4 31.5 34.8


Ohio

5,238.5 5,316.5 5,317.4 5,384.1 13.7 14.5 14.2 14.9 174.9 172.8 188.1 184.5

Oklahoma

1,643.3 1,657.9 1,649.4 1,672.0 59.5 57.5 59.5 55.6 74.6 75.4 73.8 77.6

Oregon

1,693.8 1,750.3 1,709.3 1,766.6 7.4 7.1 7.5 7.1 76.3 77.9 78.3 78.5

Pennsylvania

5,720.7 5,766.8 5,792.9 5,859.8 36.0 37.0 37.0 37.3 209.6 215.1 226.8 239.5

Rhode Island

466.2 472.5 475.9 479.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 14.3 14.0 16.0 15.1


South Carolina

1,928.8 1,982.1 1,951.2 2,006.0 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8 81.2 85.9 81.8 87.8

South Dakota(1)

413.8 419.5 419.0 425.7 - - - - 18.9 20.2 20.6 22.3

Tennessee(1)

2,787.4 2,835.7 2,812.0 2,861.5 - - - - 107.2 111.3 109.5 114.2

Texas

11,407.6 11,728.2 11,480.5 11,784.7 297.3 307.1 300.0 299.7 632.0 666.9 640.8 669.2

Utah

1,309.6 1,363.3 1,322.2 1,374.7 12.0 11.6 12.2 11.6 73.7 79.2 76.3 81.8


Vermont

307.9 312.5 304.5 310.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 12.4 12.4 13.0 13.0

Virginia

3,732.1 3,759.2 3,772.8 3,806.4 9.8 8.7 9.7 8.5 171.7 176.8 177.2 184.8

Washington

3,023.4 3,126.4 3,041.1 3,152.5 6.1 5.7 5.9 5.7 150.4 168.3 151.5 171.1

West Virginia

755.8 749.9 764.6 759.0 30.5 28.7 30.6 28.6 30.3 26.8 33.2 28.5

Wisconsin

2,788.7 2,832.4 2,822.9 2,869.5 3.5 3.9 3.8 4.0 89.1 94.2 96.2 104.9

Wyoming

284.4 287.9 286.4 287.6 26.9 25.4 26.9 24.0 20.6 21.5 22.3 23.3


Puerto Rico(1)

915.9 911.9 911.3 912.1 - - - - 27.6 24.9 26.8 24.6

Virgin Islands(1)

38.2 38.2 38.0 38.1 - - - - 1.3 1.6 1.3 1.6

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 2014 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
March April March April March April
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

251.0 252.4 251.3 252.8 369.1 372.8 370.4 374.1 22.1 22.5 22.1 23.1

Alaska

13.5 12.3 13.9 12.6 60.5 62.7 62.4 64.8 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1

Arizona

156.6 156.3 156.2 154.9 487.6 499.5 488.2 495.3 42.6 43.2 43.0 43.9

Arkansas

152.9 153.5 153.2 154.3 240.6 245.6 242.7 248.2 13.7 13.6 13.7 13.6

California

1,258.5 1,264.3 1,258.6 1,266.1 2,806.4 2,898.6 2,818.1 2,901.8 455.6 470.6 453.3 474.1


Colorado

133.8 138.4 134.7 138.9 423.4 431.4 425.4 432.3 70.1 68.0 69.6 66.9

Connecticut

159.9 158.7 159.7 160.3 295.6 299.9 298.1 301.2 32.0 31.6 32.0 31.6

Delaware

25.5 25.7 25.5 25.5 77.3 77.4 78.1 79.0 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.7

District of Columbia

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 29.8 31.5 30.4 31.5 17.1 16.9 17.2 16.9

Florida

328.2 334.0 328.5 334.0 1,604.7 1,662.9 1,609.4 1,664.0 136.0 134.8 135.8 135.5


Georgia

363.5 372.6 364.8 372.1 853.5 890.3 860.7 893.7 106.3 108.5 106.9 108.9

Hawaii

13.7 13.6 13.6 13.6 116.5 119.7 116.1 119.2 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.2

Idaho

59.6 60.3 59.8 60.8 128.7 132.7 130.5 134.3 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.4

Illinois

577.8 576.2 577.8 574.2 1,151.3 1,165.1 1,158.9 1,173.6 98.4 98.6 99.3 97.8

Indiana

501.4 515.6 502.9 515.2 563.4 580.5 568.3 590.4 35.5 35.5 35.4 35.6


Iowa

215.9 216.5 216.5 215.1 306.5 312.4 310.7 315.8 26.0 24.9 26.1 24.8

Kansas

162.2 161.3 162.1 159.0 260.2 261.8 262.1 263.8 27.8 28.3 28.0 28.1

Kentucky

231.8 235.8 232.6 237.3 369.7 375.6 372.0 379.9 26.2 25.7 26.0 26.1

Louisiana

145.8 148.5 146.2 148.9 384.2 390.0 385.2 390.5 26.0 25.7 26.3 26.7

Maine

48.6 48.7 49.1 48.8 113.7 113.6 114.9 115.2 7.4 7.6 7.4 7.5


Maryland

102.9 100.8 103.4 101.8 445.6 450.6 449.3 455.1 38.0 37.9 37.8 37.8

Massachusetts

249.1 248.9 249.3 247.5 549.1 551.2 553.6 554.9 84.8 85.8 85.3 86.5

Michigan

569.8 590.4 561.2 587.6 737.6 745.6 744.1 752.6 56.3 57.2 56.6 56.7

Minnesota

305.2 311.6 307.6 313.5 503.0 510.8 510.2 517.2 52.2 52.7 52.3 52.3

Mississippi

139.4 139.9 139.3 139.8 217.5 220.0 218.0 221.3 13.0 13.2 12.8 13.3


Missouri

253.0 260.5 254.8 261.4 513.7 519.4 519.6 520.0 56.7 57.0 57.1 56.7

Montana

18.3 18.3 18.6 18.3 90.2 92.7 91.5 94.2 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.3

Nebraska

96.8 95.5 96.9 95.4 200.4 201.5 203.0 203.2 17.0 17.1 17.0 17.1

Nevada

41.2 41.6 41.2 41.6 225.1 232.3 226.4 233.3 12.7 13.5 13.9 13.5

New Hampshire

66.0 66.7 66.2 66.9 133.7 135.8 134.4 136.5 12.0 12.3 12.0 12.3


New Jersey

241.6 243.1 241.2 243.7 819.5 836.0 824.6 838.7 74.6 74.2 75.3 75.0

New Mexico

27.8 27.9 27.8 28.0 135.9 137.1 136.8 138.0 12.2 12.4 12.3 12.6

New York

449.3 447.2 450.2 447.2 1,519.7 1,543.5 1,531.1 1,549.3 264.1 265.7 263.0 265.8

North Carolina

444.6 457.6 444.3 457.1 760.6 782.8 767.1 787.0 71.4 74.1 71.4 73.3

North Dakota

25.4 25.7 25.7 25.9 103.6 106.0 104.8 107.8 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.8


Ohio

665.5 682.0 668.5 688.2 971.5 990.7 982.1 997.1 73.0 72.1 73.2 72.8

Oklahoma

137.4 135.7 137.8 136.4 297.5 302.1 297.4 305.1 21.7 21.5 21.7 21.4

Oregon

175.2 183.5 176.2 185.4 316.9 324.6 319.1 328.2 32.2 32.5 32.2 32.7

Pennsylvania

563.5 566.6 564.1 569.1 1,090.3 1,106.8 1,097.7 1,119.3 85.0 84.4 85.9 83.8

Rhode Island

40.3 41.8 40.7 41.3 73.0 73.7 73.8 73.8 8.8 8.7 8.8 8.6


South Carolina

228.0 232.6 228.9 232.6 366.1 377.0 369.4 381.1 26.1 26.5 26.4 26.5

South Dakota

41.6 42.9 41.9 43.9 83.6 85.2 84.6 85.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.9

Tennessee

322.5 330.6 322.0 329.4 582.1 593.2 586.2 598.2 43.8 44.3 44.0 44.0

Texas

876.5 877.5 879.5 872.5 2,265.0 2,342.0 2,273.9 2,349.7 201.4 204.5 202.7 207.8

Utah

119.6 123.2 120.0 124.0 247.0 260.6 248.8 262.3 33.1 34.5 32.9 34.3


Vermont

31.0 30.5 30.9 31.0 54.5 55.4 54.5 55.6 4.9 5.0 4.8 5.0

Virginia

230.1 233.3 230.8 233.2 630.2 635.6 634.3 637.8 71.0 69.8 70.8 69.2

Washington

284.4 289.8 285.5 291.0 553.0 571.8 555.7 577.0 107.3 109.3 107.6 110.0

West Virginia

47.6 48.3 47.7 48.3 132.6 133.1 133.7 134.4 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.5

Wisconsin

456.7 466.5 459.0 469.1 511.9 515.7 517.2 520.8 47.1 48.4 47.1 48.6

Wyoming

9.6 9.7 9.4 9.6 53.3 54.8 53.6 54.5 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.8


Puerto Rico

75.3 74.6 74.5 74.0 175.4 175.2 174.3 175.1 20.8 20.3 19.2 20.5

Virgin Islands

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 8.4 8.2 8.3 8.1 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 2014 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
March April March April March April
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

94.2 95.2 94.7 94.7 218.6 226.1 221.9 227.2 221.7 227.2 223.8 229.1

Alaska

11.8 11.8 11.9 11.9 29.2 28.1 29.2 28.7 46.9 47.9 47.1 48.3

Arizona

187.7 192.2 187.6 193.0 376.2 390.1 378.8 393.4 378.0 393.3 379.6 392.4

Arkansas

49.3 50.3 49.4 50.8 133.8 136.1 134.8 137.9 171.9 175.4 172.3 176.9

California

776.2 794.7 778.6 792.4 2,386.6 2,511.8 2,403.5 2,531.1 2,403.5 2,486.8 2,416.7 2,487.4


Colorado

152.2 156.0 152.4 154.6 374.1 379.8 380.6 382.8 295.2 309.7 297.4 311.7

Connecticut

127.8 129.0 127.5 129.3 205.3 211.4 211.8 215.7 322.3 329.8 326.0 333.0

Delaware

44.1 46.3 44.4 46.1 57.6 61.3 58.7 61.1 72.1 73.3 72.4 73.4

District of Columbia

30.0 30.6 30.0 30.6 155.2 161.3 156.1 162.4 129.3 130.1 130.1 129.3

Florida

516.9 531.5 518.2 533.2 1,146.5 1,200.1 1,156.1 1,209.3 1,148.8 1,200.5 1,158.2 1,205.4


Georgia

229.8 236.4 231.3 236.5 607.1 624.5 611.8 635.8 518.3 538.5 522.5 541.1

Hawaii

27.4 27.3 27.3 27.3 82.1 83.6 82.0 83.5 79.2 80.5 79.2 80.4

Idaho

32.4 34.6 32.8 34.7 78.5 78.9 79.6 79.1 93.8 95.8 94.4 96.1

Illinois

366.2 364.8 366.7 362.8 889.7 906.7 908.8 931.2 886.2 900.6 887.3 901.3

Indiana

126.4 129.1 126.7 128.3 310.4 316.6 320.0 324.6 440.7 448.0 441.7 449.8


Iowa

103.5 103.8 103.6 103.3 131.8 135.2 136.2 138.6 225.7 229.1 225.7 228.8

Kansas

79.1 80.6 79.4 80.3 166.3 169.0 169.2 171.4 187.8 190.6 189.8 192.0

Kentucky

88.6 90.7 89.0 90.0 203.5 212.8 208.0 214.7 259.9 266.4 260.9 268.4

Louisiana

90.6 93.5 91.0 93.8 212.0 210.5 213.4 212.2 297.3 304.1 298.7 304.3

Maine

29.9 30.2 30.0 30.7 61.0 62.5 62.2 64.6 122.6 123.0 123.0 123.9


Maryland

142.8 143.9 143.5 144.7 415.1 422.4 422.4 431.4 427.5 438.3 427.7 442.5

Massachusetts

205.0 207.0 205.5 208.2 500.2 516.1 513.4 529.1 737.7 756.8 743.7 763.0

Michigan

201.9 204.1 202.8 205.8 606.9 631.9 612.8 638.6 645.4 657.8 643.9 656.1

Minnesota

176.8 177.0 177.3 177.7 342.0 351.3 347.4 359.4 496.9 510.2 500.8 511.5

Mississippi

43.2 43.7 43.2 44.2 99.2 100.4 100.4 102.2 134.6 137.0 135.3 137.3


Missouri

162.2 165.8 163.6 165.3 347.0 352.0 354.8 356.2 432.3 439.5 439.4 444.0

Montana

24.5 26.0 24.6 26.2 38.1 39.6 39.2 40.5 70.1 69.5 70.7 70.0

Nebraska

72.0 73.2 71.9 73.5 111.9 113.0 113.2 113.9 148.5 151.9 148.2 153.1

Nevada

56.7 56.7 56.8 57.1 154.0 158.3 154.9 160.9 115.0 119.0 115.4 119.8

New Hampshire

35.3 35.7 35.5 35.7 70.6 72.8 72.8 72.9 115.9 118.2 116.0 118.6


New Jersey

244.8 244.5 244.8 245.2 619.0 612.4 632.7 625.1 637.0 647.2 636.6 648.9

New Mexico

33.2 32.9 33.3 33.2 97.5 101.3 99.4 101.3 126.7 131.2 127.4 132.3

New York

683.9 691.8 684.7 692.3 1,197.0 1,227.9 1,219.8 1,249.6 1,867.0 1,916.0 1,874.6 1,919.1

North Carolina

207.9 211.6 209.0 214.0 555.1 587.8 566.5 591.0 565.4 580.7 568.6 582.2

North Dakota

23.6 24.4 23.8 24.7 34.6 35.5 35.4 35.8 59.1 59.9 59.1 59.9


Ohio

284.9 290.8 285.5 291.5 689.6 693.1 705.8 707.5 888.1 899.8 894.1 903.3

Oklahoma

78.9 79.5 79.0 80.2 182.0 189.3 183.8 189.3 227.3 231.2 228.2 231.7

Oregon

90.3 93.1 91.3 92.2 213.9 225.7 216.7 228.9 249.5 260.1 250.2 261.7

Pennsylvania

313.2 312.7 313.6 314.2 742.9 749.1 758.2 763.7 1,187.8 1,199.1 1,195.6 1,206.6

Rhode Island

32.0 32.4 32.3 32.1 57.9 58.0 60.5 61.9 106.5 108.1 106.8 108.4


South Carolina

95.2 96.1 96.3 95.8 250.8 259.7 253.7 266.1 224.9 232.2 226.1 234.7

South Dakota

29.6 29.4 29.6 29.4 29.4 29.3 30.3 29.4 68.3 70.2 68.4 70.1

Tennessee

139.8 142.5 140.6 143.2 361.8 372.8 367.9 377.2 401.9 410.5 403.1 411.2

Texas

690.8 711.2 692.7 712.0 1,514.8 1,557.1 1,532.6 1,571.2 1,508.1 1,567.4 1,515.0 1,571.4

Utah

73.3 76.6 73.6 77.4 179.8 188.1 181.4 190.2 176.0 182.6 174.7 182.0


Vermont

11.8 12.1 11.9 12.1 25.6 25.5 26.0 25.9 62.3 63.8 62.2 64.2

Virginia

191.7 193.2 192.0 193.9 669.7 669.3 679.1 681.2 497.0 505.9 499.8 510.9

Washington

151.4 156.2 152.5 157.8 363.0 380.8 365.4 384.2 452.7 465.7 453.4 466.6

West Virginia

31.0 30.0 30.8 29.5 64.6 67.1 66.1 68.6 126.7 127.7 126.8 128.6

Wisconsin

148.2 152.8 148.8 153.8 299.0 301.4 301.7 307.7 430.7 434.7 431.6 437.5

Wyoming

11.0 11.5 11.0 11.7 17.5 18.5 18.1 18.9 27.1 27.8 27.2 27.8


Puerto Rico

43.4 42.2 43.4 42.0 113.0 113.9 111.8 114.4 124.6 130.1 125.0 130.7

Virgin Islands

2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.4 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 2014 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
March April March April March April
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

180.4 187.4 185.5 192.1 80.1 80.7 80.2 81.1 380.3 381.7 381.4 383.2

Alaska

30.3 30.7 31.1 31.2 11.4 11.7 11.7 12.0 83.0 83.2 84.0 83.9

Arizona

291.4 300.2 292.5 301.1 87.8 95.2 87.9 94.9 421.2 424.3 422.5 426.2

Arkansas

105.3 112.3 108.7 115.4 43.2 43.9 43.7 43.9 217.4 217.5 217.7 218.1

California

1,721.7 1,787.3 1,746.9 1,806.2 531.1 549.9 538.4 551.4 2,439.9 2,473.7 2,450.2 2,483.8


Colorado

297.9 311.2 296.4 307.6 99.0 100.1 99.4 101.3 412.1 417.4 413.2 419.0

Connecticut

142.7 147.6 148.1 151.5 62.0 63.2 62.6 63.4 240.9 242.6 242.4 243.8

Delaware

43.2 44.1 45.7 46.9 18.4 18.2 18.5 18.1 66.3 66.8 66.0 66.9

District of Columbia

68.3 68.0 71.6 70.7 69.7 70.7 70.1 70.8 233.3 235.1 232.4 235.3

Florida

1,100.0 1,151.9 1,102.8 1,160.9 323.2 336.7 324.4 338.3 1,098.3 1,106.9 1,095.2 1,105.2


Georgia

416.1 441.2 433.9 455.9 151.3 154.7 153.8 154.7 687.5 694.4 690.3 693.4

Hawaii

113.5 114.2 113.0 113.6 26.7 26.1 26.4 26.8 128.6 126.9 127.7 127.1

Idaho

63.0 65.5 64.1 65.6 22.2 23.2 22.4 23.9 120.4 122.7 120.2 123.2

Illinois

534.1 540.4 554.0 555.3 250.6 250.0 251.8 251.6 834.0 836.0 838.9 838.3

Indiana

281.9 289.2 293.1 299.8 124.7 127.3 125.7 127.6 437.8 438.4 437.8 439.5


Iowa

132.1 134.6 136.5 140.3 58.6 60.1 58.9 61.3 258.3 264.0 258.9 264.0

Kansas

119.0 123.0 122.8 126.3 48.8 49.1 49.3 48.9 263.4 263.8 263.6 263.5

Kentucky

176.0 182.6 186.4 190.1 63.7 63.9 64.1 64.6 324.2 326.5 327.4 329.8

Louisiana

218.4 223.8 222.1 225.3 71.4 72.0 71.8 71.7 332.9 327.2 332.7 327.4

Maine

52.7 52.6 56.2 56.1 20.4 20.9 20.6 21.0 102.3 101.9 102.2 102.2


Maryland

244.2 249.4 256.0 262.4 110.7 110.5 111.7 110.5 509.7 516.4 512.6 517.7

Massachusetts

317.1 320.1 328.4 335.0 130.0 132.3 131.3 134.0 458.7 470.4 464.0 474.1

Michigan

385.3 390.6 393.8 402.9 169.4 170.8 170.4 172.2 611.1 608.4 611.2 609.4

Minnesota

237.5 246.5 247.5 254.9 110.8 114.8 112.6 113.3 425.7 425.8 428.3 425.3

Mississippi

124.5 125.4 127.5 130.5 38.8 39.5 38.7 39.2 247.2 247.9 247.7 248.2


Missouri

273.2 279.9 288.2 287.3 112.8 114.1 113.8 112.9 442.3 446.8 446.1 449.3

Montana

57.1 56.6 58.1 56.3 17.4 17.7 17.7 17.9 91.7 89.3 91.6 89.5

Nebraska

84.8 86.1 86.9 87.7 36.4 38.7 36.8 38.5 170.9 173.0 172.5 175.4

Nevada

330.7 343.6 335.6 351.5 34.0 34.8 34.8 35.8 155.2 156.3 154.9 156.8

New Hampshire

61.7 62.2 61.9 61.3 25.5 25.8 25.7 26.3 94.1 93.4 94.0 92.5


New Jersey

333.4 334.4 347.5 346.1 165.2 170.8 167.4 171.5 628.8 634.3 634.3 637.2

New Mexico

88.4 91.6 90.1 92.8 27.6 28.1 27.7 28.0 196.0 195.5 195.2 196.6

New York

821.8 839.3 845.5 857.6 389.3 401.0 393.0 401.8 1,447.2 1,450.0 1,452.6 1,454.2

North Carolina

424.8 439.0 441.0 455.1 147.4 152.1 148.6 153.5 731.1 729.5 736.2 734.5

North Dakota

39.3 40.8 39.5 41.2 16.6 17.8 16.8 18.1 81.9 82.8 82.7 83.4


Ohio

499.4 521.3 521.4 543.1 206.9 209.2 208.3 210.3 771.0 770.2 776.2 770.9

Oklahoma

152.6 153.4 156.4 160.8 58.8 58.3 58.8 59.3 353.0 354.0 353.0 354.6

Oregon

176.1 181.5 180.3 186.8 58.3 59.2 58.7 59.7 297.7 305.1 298.8 305.4

Pennsylvania

511.9 521.3 530.5 543.5 251.9 252.8 253.0 256.7 728.6 721.9 730.5 726.1

Rhode Island

50.1 51.4 53.3 53.8 22.3 23.4 22.5 23.6 60.8 60.8 61.0 61.0


South Carolina

222.1 230.8 232.8 239.2 71.9 72.6 71.8 72.8 358.7 364.8 360.2 365.6

South Dakota

42.3 41.3 43.3 43.6 15.6 16.0 15.7 16.1 78.5 79.0 78.6 79.1

Tennessee

286.8 291.5 296.5 303.1 106.0 104.3 106.2 105.0 435.5 434.7 436.0 436.0

Texas

1,168.5 1,219.4 1,187.0 1,246.0 404.9 410.8 407.6 414.5 1,848.3 1,864.3 1,848.7 1,870.7

Utah

127.3 135.7 129.6 137.6 37.1 37.2 37.4 37.4 230.7 234.0 235.3 236.1


Vermont

36.9 38.6 32.3 33.8 10.0 10.2 10.0 10.4 57.8 58.3 58.2 59.0

Virginia

354.7 355.9 368.6 370.2 193.6 197.2 194.6 197.5 712.6 713.5 715.9 719.2

Washington

287.3 293.7 292.7 300.8 112.6 116.5 112.6 117.3 555.2 568.6 558.3 571.0

West Virginia

72.4 68.7 73.7 71.6 55.3 54.8 56.0 55.2 155.1 155.1 156.4 156.2

Wisconsin

246.8 253.7 255.2 259.1 136.9 137.4 137.6 137.8 418.8 423.7 424.7 426.2

Wyoming

32.3 32.8 31.9 32.0 9.8 9.5 9.9 9.5 72.6 72.6 72.4 72.5


Puerto Rico

80.0 81.3 80.1 81.5 17.9 17.5 17.8 17.4 237.9 231.9 238.4 231.9

Virgin Islands

7.5 7.5 7.4 7.5 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 10.9 10.8 10.8 10.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: May 27, 2015