Table 3. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

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.



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