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

LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 3. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
Apr.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Apr.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)
Apr.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)

Alabama

2,141,864 2,167,334 2,176,102 2,180,935 130,252 134,092 134,103 133,388 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.1

Alaska

364,042 362,914 361,713 360,626 23,368 23,905 23,871 23,970 6.4 6.6 6.6 6.6

Arizona

3,135,289 3,212,514 3,233,768 3,245,031 192,746 176,226 173,083 176,933 6.1 5.5 5.4 5.5

Arkansas

1,325,923 1,351,646 1,359,091 1,361,951 72,828 57,314 55,132 52,683 5.5 4.2 4.1 3.9

California

18,939,513 19,045,736 19,059,286 19,084,230 1,223,715 1,053,962 1,020,822 1,013,353 6.5 5.5 5.4 5.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,024,671 5,003,548 5,012,306 5,023,338 361,378 282,026 268,970 258,560 7.2 5.6 5.4 5.1

Colorado

2,820,409 2,861,521 2,877,469 2,888,773 112,435 84,967 83,627 88,842 4.0 3.0 2.9 3.1

Connecticut

1,895,924 1,896,146 1,901,902 1,905,135 109,118 104,511 107,516 109,480 5.8 5.5 5.7 5.7

Delaware

464,271 477,347 479,939 482,154 22,678 21,836 21,085 20,206 4.9 4.6 4.4 4.2

District of Columbia

386,873 392,789 394,238 396,599 27,437 25,707 25,694 25,266 7.1 6.5 6.5 6.4

Florida

9,603,228 9,793,922 9,809,893 9,800,599 527,436 485,060 478,345 471,924 5.5 5.0 4.9 4.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,331,919 1,336,176 1,331,939 1,323,596 83,058 78,167 75,648 73,388 6.2 5.9 5.7 5.5

Georgia

4,751,378 4,818,027 4,839,544 4,853,336 287,476 261,024 265,765 266,060 6.1 5.4 5.5 5.5

Hawaii

675,168 687,550 690,151 689,865 25,628 21,195 21,542 21,912 3.8 3.1 3.1 3.2

Idaho

793,272 806,579 806,449 807,611 32,955 31,080 30,551 29,830 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.7

Illinois

6,497,282 6,607,449 6,644,608 6,670,198 383,003 420,015 429,651 439,367 5.9 6.4 6.5 6.6

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,776,055 3,812,500 3,840,415 3,865,024 226,973 231,398 240,925 250,680 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.5

Indiana

3,254,461 3,322,197 3,340,891 3,361,634 160,557 157,390 166,207 173,274 4.9 4.7 5.0 5.2

Iowa

1,699,229 1,714,165 1,714,931 1,713,321 62,268 63,179 65,459 66,093 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9

Kansas

1,493,611 1,513,204 1,512,530 1,509,389 63,220 60,477 59,541 57,334 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.8

Kentucky

1,950,075 1,975,807 1,982,070 1,982,338 103,277 114,921 111,960 105,823 5.3 5.8 5.6 5.3

Louisiana

2,175,201 2,146,182 2,158,434 2,164,831 140,684 127,483 132,006 135,773 6.5 5.9 6.1 6.3

Maine

682,910 673,726 674,327 675,484 30,781 24,008 22,982 22,753 4.5 3.6 3.4 3.4

Maryland

3,142,037 3,167,606 3,173,952 3,177,900 165,043 149,179 147,870 147,640 5.3 4.7 4.7 4.6

Massachusetts

3,583,594 3,570,026 3,581,450 3,596,930 179,393 158,975 155,810 152,310 5.0 4.5 4.4 4.2

Michigan

4,737,457 4,829,858 4,857,093 4,874,622 265,945 232,780 232,239 232,780 5.6 4.8 4.8 4.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

1,999,755 2,032,082 2,049,820 2,061,646 129,080 117,035 116,130 115,722 6.5 5.8 5.7 5.6

Minnesota

3,004,218 3,055,842 3,067,828 3,069,528 108,222 112,718 115,062 115,746 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8

Mississippi

1,262,934 1,305,368 1,303,148 1,296,849 82,015 85,380 81,624 78,015 6.5 6.5 6.3 6.0

Missouri

3,107,844 3,152,653 3,164,178 3,168,552 160,894 131,835 132,070 136,240 5.2 4.2 4.2 4.3

Montana

521,749 524,281 524,996 524,394 21,126 22,116 22,477 22,006 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.2

Nebraska

1,010,137 1,018,160 1,019,088 1,019,949 28,887 30,501 30,483 30,888 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0

Nevada

1,419,865 1,431,288 1,432,524 1,433,392 97,624 84,995 83,209 83,820 6.9 5.9 5.8 5.8

New Hampshire

741,804 742,112 744,253 746,738 26,685 20,210 19,298 19,360 3.6 2.7 2.6 2.6

New Jersey

4,542,482 4,565,949 4,579,686 4,585,931 272,189 198,367 200,748 213,841 6.0 4.3 4.4 4.7

New Mexico

920,973 916,363 918,569 919,795 60,587 58,379 57,359 56,722 6.6 6.4 6.2 6.2

New York

9,685,063 9,773,368 9,808,559 9,800,503 531,609 472,513 475,328 476,769 5.5 4.8 4.8 4.9

New York City

4,198,213 4,240,774 4,253,192 4,238,473 248,937 226,976 233,034 229,292 5.9 5.4 5.5 5.4

North Carolina

4,745,145 4,823,194 4,857,471 4,876,359 275,062 266,049 265,848 264,491 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.4

North Dakota

415,276 416,471 417,472 417,895 11,379 12,237 13,092 13,272 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.2

Ohio

5,704,461 5,753,890 5,789,358 5,816,888 287,302 285,125 293,996 302,159 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.2

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,031,428 1,024,693 1,031,103 1,037,805 54,062 46,272 50,209 53,901 5.2 4.5 4.9 5.2

Oklahoma

1,838,997 1,862,135 1,870,152 1,871,397 79,758 77,806 81,769 85,078 4.3 4.2 4.4 4.5

Oregon

1,952,903 2,018,429 2,032,125 2,042,440 112,223 96,725 92,183 91,048 5.7 4.8 4.5 4.5

Pennsylvania

6,417,941 6,471,026 6,501,686 6,525,530 336,742 300,045 316,678 343,616 5.2 4.6 4.9 5.3

Rhode Island

556,036 552,133 552,784 552,848 34,784 29,785 29,941 29,561 6.3 5.4 5.4 5.3

South Carolina

2,250,411 2,288,203 2,305,979 2,316,224 140,935 125,494 131,324 134,301 6.3 5.5 5.7 5.8

South Dakota

452,014 454,451 454,451 454,477 14,528 12,272 11,572 11,372 3.2 2.7 2.5 2.5

Tennessee

3,057,105 3,121,396 3,138,742 3,147,900 179,556 153,753 141,666 134,580 5.9 4.9 4.5 4.3

Texas

13,029,969 13,215,921 13,273,521 13,302,952 569,744 574,855 577,053 587,112 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.4

Utah

1,456,617 1,478,561 1,483,888 1,490,264 51,611 50,123 51,414 54,785 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.7

Vermont

345,276 343,805 344,564 345,351 12,606 11,604 11,460 10,984 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.2

Virginia

4,227,614 4,244,889 4,243,695 4,230,223 194,831 172,335 171,280 165,323 4.6 4.1 4.0 3.9

Washington

3,529,007 3,605,654 3,618,372 3,629,381 197,274 208,662 208,207 211,320 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.8

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,574,833 1,601,505 1,608,142 1,608,166 69,202 80,612 79,015 77,721 4.4 5.0 4.9 4.8

West Virginia

783,927 786,311 785,493 782,243 55,334 50,821 51,409 50,353 7.1 6.5 6.5 6.4

Wisconsin

3,086,114 3,137,066 3,143,200 3,143,542 141,156 144,846 140,563 137,401 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.4

Wyoming

306,747 302,096 301,120 300,342 12,487 14,981 15,703 16,451 4.1 5.0 5.2 5.5

Puerto Rico

1,127,202 1,135,692 1,133,638 1,136,184 137,431 132,563 134,037 132,988 12.2 11.7 11.8 11.7

Footnotes
(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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