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

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Census region and
division
Civilian labor force Unemployed
September October Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2015 2016 September October September October
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016

Northeast

28,231,058 28,527,384 28,375,497 28,490,748 1,338,492 1,373,678 1,296,868 1,307,731 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.6

New England

7,727,030 7,828,992 7,754,359 7,824,020 355,930 298,403 338,393 260,377 4.6 3.8 4.4 3.3

Middle Atlantic

20,504,028 20,698,392 20,621,138 20,666,728 982,562 1,075,275 958,475 1,047,354 4.8 5.2 4.6 5.1

South

57,226,028 58,351,733 57,437,461 58,465,047 2,907,708 2,889,773 2,873,665 2,787,044 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.8

South Atlantic

30,442,754 30,989,973 30,551,206 31,146,351 1,587,245 1,479,313 1,567,479 1,488,709 5.2 4.8 5.1 4.8

East South Central

8,400,356 8,642,400 8,431,354 8,685,071 467,780 453,636 461,191 452,951 5.6 5.2 5.5 5.2

West South Central

18,382,918 18,719,360 18,454,901 18,633,625 852,683 956,824 844,995 845,384 4.6 5.1 4.6 4.5

Midwest

34,381,510 34,877,576 34,600,326 34,842,308 1,448,451 1,520,658 1,466,024 1,487,935 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.3

East North Central

23,226,239 23,653,100 23,375,728 23,604,886 1,060,904 1,097,001 1,093,867 1,092,167 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.6

West North Central

11,155,271 11,224,476 11,224,598 11,237,422 387,547 423,657 372,157 395,768 3.5 3.8 3.3 3.5

West

36,913,131 37,879,017 37,051,076 37,984,423 1,940,753 1,874,219 1,968,694 1,864,711 5.3 4.9 5.3 4.9

Mountain

11,429,585 11,644,537 11,460,324 11,689,068 542,908 511,971 534,332 503,291 4.8 4.4 4.7 4.3

Pacific

25,483,546 26,234,480 25,590,752 26,295,355 1,397,845 1,362,248 1,434,362 1,361,420 5.5 5.2 5.6 5.2

Footnotes
(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.

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Last Modified Date: November 18, 2016