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
Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Number Percent of labor force
Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016

Northeast

28,397,907 28,529,958 28,590,029 28,677,991 1,583,446 1,347,080 1,327,033 1,349,559 5.6 4.7 4.6 4.7

New England

7,792,427 7,766,080 7,775,007 7,794,110 403,340 359,715 350,991 349,720 5.2 4.6 4.5 4.5

Middle Atlantic

20,605,480 20,763,878 20,815,022 20,883,881 1,180,106 987,365 976,042 999,839 5.7 4.8 4.7 4.8

South

57,229,854 57,704,845 57,883,200 58,063,215 3,126,208 2,932,154 2,887,324 2,873,197 5.5 5.1 5.0 4.9

South Atlantic

30,431,631 30,707,551 30,780,168 30,865,019 1,748,016 1,576,338 1,562,296 1,560,205 5.7 5.1 5.1 5.1

East South Central

8,422,035 8,490,136 8,526,404 8,545,760 499,139 501,082 483,143 461,589 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.4

West South Central

18,376,188 18,507,158 18,576,628 18,652,436 879,053 854,734 841,885 851,403 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.6

Midwest

34,473,613 34,787,022 34,923,630 35,055,888 1,739,110 1,647,041 1,659,346 1,685,652 5.0 4.7 4.8 4.8

East North Central

23,297,916 23,507,882 23,611,874 23,724,773 1,271,288 1,222,049 1,235,836 1,260,577 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.3

West North Central

11,175,697 11,279,140 11,311,756 11,331,115 467,822 424,992 423,510 425,075 4.2 3.8 3.7 3.8

West

36,879,196 37,147,215 37,237,722 37,320,340 2,211,795 1,980,558 1,927,409 1,888,939 6.0 5.3 5.2 5.1

Mountain

11,388,623 11,485,586 11,522,929 11,566,803 598,992 534,372 518,842 513,766 5.3 4.7 4.5 4.4

Pacific

25,490,573 25,661,629 25,714,793 25,753,537 1,612,803 1,446,186 1,408,567 1,375,173 6.3 5.6 5.5 5.3

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: April 15, 2016