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
Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)

Alabama

2,140,730 2,154,746 2,167,334 2,176,457 129,537 134,417 134,092 134,280 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2

Alaska

364,090 363,404 362,914 361,754 23,331 23,898 23,905 23,883 6.4 6.6 6.6 6.6

Arizona

3,134,674 3,187,561 3,212,514 3,234,016 194,986 179,152 176,226 173,172 6.2 5.6 5.5 5.4

Arkansas

1,324,512 1,343,406 1,351,646 1,358,908 73,371 59,513 57,314 55,007 5.5 4.4 4.2 4.0

California

18,930,368 19,019,082 19,045,736 19,058,083 1,242,448 1,089,346 1,053,962 1,020,019 6.6 5.7 5.5 5.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,029,524 4,989,080 5,003,548 5,010,682 369,910 291,323 282,026 268,431 7.4 5.8 5.6 5.4

Colorado

2,820,497 2,843,825 2,861,521 2,877,263 113,812 90,544 84,967 83,661 4.0 3.2 3.0 2.9

Connecticut

1,898,610 1,892,272 1,896,146 1,901,906 111,942 103,758 104,511 107,575 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.7

Delaware

463,110 475,485 477,347 479,912 22,689 22,539 21,836 21,084 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.4

District of Columbia

386,263 391,787 392,789 394,297 27,866 25,437 25,707 25,700 7.2 6.5 6.5 6.5

Florida

9,602,394 9,765,830 9,793,922 9,808,953 535,272 494,100 485,060 477,694 5.6 5.1 5.0 4.9

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,331,881 1,341,416 1,336,176 1,332,226 83,768 80,802 78,167 75,565 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.7

Georgia

4,751,795 4,800,864 4,818,027 4,839,597 292,390 258,813 261,024 265,851 6.2 5.4 5.4 5.5

Hawaii

674,673 684,334 687,550 690,318 26,199 21,621 21,195 21,531 3.9 3.2 3.1 3.1

Idaho

791,276 806,356 806,579 806,479 32,800 31,406 31,080 30,557 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.8

Illinois

6,493,008 6,575,740 6,607,449 6,645,148 384,786 412,538 420,015 429,633 5.9 6.3 6.4 6.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,776,746 3,792,080 3,812,500 3,840,593 230,004 224,939 231,398 240,902 6.1 5.9 6.1 6.3

Indiana

3,251,866 3,300,534 3,322,197 3,340,267 165,069 151,262 157,390 166,155 5.1 4.6 4.7 5.0

Iowa

1,700,155 1,709,460 1,714,165 1,714,670 62,863 60,234 63,179 65,289 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.8

Kansas

1,493,770 1,511,163 1,513,204 1,512,718 63,547 60,741 60,477 59,721 4.3 4.0 4.0 3.9

Kentucky

1,953,245 1,963,387 1,975,807 1,981,611 103,376 114,305 114,921 111,560 5.3 5.8 5.8 5.6

Louisiana

2,181,209 2,135,940 2,146,182 2,158,584 144,272 125,061 127,483 131,939 6.6 5.9 5.9 6.1

Maine

684,075 673,900 673,726 674,344 31,455 25,673 24,008 22,996 4.6 3.8 3.6 3.4

Maryland

3,140,015 3,163,339 3,167,606 3,174,169 167,200 153,378 149,179 148,102 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.7

Massachusetts

3,586,810 3,563,214 3,570,026 3,581,535 181,621 166,417 158,975 155,800 5.1 4.7 4.5 4.4

Michigan

4,739,382 4,797,955 4,829,858 4,856,444 272,618 237,378 232,780 232,260 5.8 4.9 4.8 4.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,000,397 2,016,878 2,032,082 2,049,940 131,932 119,809 117,035 116,155 6.6 5.9 5.8 5.7

Minnesota

3,001,382 3,037,040 3,055,842 3,067,799 109,047 111,558 112,718 114,858 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7

Mississippi

1,259,115 1,299,087 1,305,368 1,303,007 82,453 87,438 85,380 81,509 6.5 6.7 6.5 6.3

Missouri

3,106,188 3,136,203 3,152,653 3,164,174 163,214 133,197 131,835 132,303 5.3 4.2 4.2 4.2

Montana

520,983 523,872 524,281 524,935 21,156 21,657 22,116 22,410 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.3

Nebraska

1,009,795 1,017,866 1,018,160 1,019,185 28,648 30,645 30,501 30,503 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.0

Nevada

1,417,904 1,433,083 1,431,288 1,432,579 98,515 89,444 84,995 83,192 6.9 6.2 5.9 5.8

New Hampshire

741,503 740,532 742,112 744,190 27,177 21,581 20,210 19,297 3.7 2.9 2.7 2.6

New Jersey

4,545,099 4,561,881 4,565,949 4,579,089 279,635 207,077 198,367 200,603 6.2 4.5 4.3 4.4

New Mexico

921,488 914,880 916,363 918,694 60,231 59,150 58,379 57,356 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.2

New York

9,680,782 9,741,827 9,773,368 9,809,315 540,574 479,279 472,513 475,433 5.6 4.9 4.8 4.8

New York City

4,198,946 4,229,249 4,240,774 4,252,883 256,654 224,643 226,976 233,091 6.1 5.3 5.4 5.5

North Carolina

4,735,590 4,797,872 4,823,194 4,857,347 272,935 266,407 266,049 265,918 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.5

North Dakota

416,205 415,060 416,471 417,370 11,290 11,608 12,237 12,952 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.1

Ohio

5,706,047 5,719,872 5,753,890 5,790,174 290,452 279,272 285,125 294,085 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.1

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,032,474 1,019,979 1,024,693 1,031,335 54,847 44,372 46,272 50,225 5.3 4.4 4.5 4.9

Oklahoma

1,835,337 1,853,975 1,862,135 1,869,890 77,909 75,527 77,806 81,745 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.4

Oregon

1,949,661 2,004,629 2,018,429 2,031,907 111,575 102,324 96,725 91,949 5.7 5.1 4.8 4.5

Pennsylvania

6,417,585 6,449,845 6,471,026 6,501,476 339,865 296,014 300,045 316,695 5.3 4.6 4.6 4.9

Rhode Island

555,600 552,131 552,133 552,816 35,206 29,601 29,785 29,907 6.3 5.4 5.4 5.4

South Carolina

2,249,950 2,275,039 2,288,203 2,306,133 143,919 124,506 125,494 131,345 6.4 5.5 5.5 5.7

South Dakota

451,624 453,737 454,451 454,469 14,602 12,635 12,272 11,569 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.5

Tennessee

3,056,802 3,092,211 3,121,396 3,138,902 182,104 165,456 153,753 141,921 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.5

Texas

13,025,343 13,167,773 13,215,921 13,273,740 569,889 594,240 574,855 577,214 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.3

Utah

1,453,184 1,474,912 1,478,561 1,483,699 51,166 49,547 50,123 51,380 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.5

Vermont

345,561 343,205 343,805 344,477 12,674 11,768 11,604 11,422 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.3

Virginia

4,229,772 4,245,931 4,244,889 4,244,222 198,561 175,474 172,335 171,465 4.7 4.1 4.1 4.0

Washington

3,526,540 3,588,347 3,605,654 3,618,972 198,264 209,897 208,662 208,616 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.8

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,573,291 1,594,357 1,601,505 1,608,794 69,435 81,115 80,612 79,333 4.4 5.1 5.0 4.9

West Virginia

782,777 785,208 786,311 785,489 54,180 49,450 50,821 51,410 6.9 6.3 6.5 6.5

Wisconsin

3,086,826 3,122,756 3,137,066 3,143,047 142,222 144,688 144,846 140,487 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5

Wyoming

306,653 303,251 302,096 301,114 12,107 14,162 14,981 15,688 3.9 4.7 5.0 5.2

Puerto Rico

1,129,681 1,138,127 1,135,692 1,133,638 137,889 135,432 132,563 134,037 12.2 11.9 11.7 11.8

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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