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

LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted(1)
Census region and
division
Civilian labor force Unemployed
Aug.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Number Percent of labor force
Aug.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016

Northeast

28,399,434 28,621,752 28,564,796 28,537,973 1,428,392 1,380,918 1,377,391 1,390,965 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.9

New England

7,766,842 7,834,427 7,854,272 7,872,183 373,536 341,107 336,507 334,287 4.8 4.4 4.3 4.2

Middle Atlantic

20,632,592 20,787,325 20,710,524 20,665,790 1,054,856 1,039,811 1,040,884 1,056,678 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.1

South

57,325,970 58,060,194 58,022,028 58,030,133 2,953,624 2,753,524 2,720,220 2,718,472 5.2 4.7 4.7 4.7

South Atlantic

30,492,522 30,814,335 30,801,064 30,794,593 1,616,234 1,447,991 1,408,447 1,393,272 5.3 4.7 4.6 4.5

East South Central

8,428,180 8,571,059 8,567,498 8,581,968 485,338 432,538 427,517 428,937 5.8 5.0 5.0 5.0

West South Central

18,405,268 18,674,800 18,653,466 18,653,572 852,052 872,995 884,256 896,263 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.8

Midwest

34,504,190 35,072,750 34,996,432 34,968,359 1,609,797 1,642,212 1,584,576 1,585,260 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.5

East North Central

23,296,876 23,780,338 23,734,490 23,718,409 1,171,550 1,207,803 1,140,765 1,122,306 5.0 5.1 4.8 4.7

West North Central

11,207,314 11,292,412 11,261,942 11,249,950 438,247 434,409 443,811 462,954 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.1

West

36,963,048 37,465,016 37,543,320 37,618,849 2,072,602 1,950,705 1,985,094 1,981,808 5.6 5.2 5.3 5.3

Mountain

11,427,839 11,636,589 11,631,697 11,617,412 571,113 569,574 577,981 565,703 5.0 4.9 5.0 4.9

Pacific

25,535,209 25,828,427 25,911,623 26,001,437 1,501,489 1,381,131 1,407,113 1,416,105 5.9 5.3 5.4 5.4

Footnotes
(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.

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Last Modified Date: September 20, 2016