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
May
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
Number Percent of labor force
May
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Alabama

2,142,493 2,176,102 2,181,033 2,183,041 130,722 134,103 133,252 132,106 6.1 6.2 6.1 6.1

Alaska

363,934 361,713 360,705 359,720 23,410 23,871 23,960 24,177 6.4 6.6 6.6 6.7

Arizona

3,135,959 3,233,768 3,244,757 3,247,655 190,712 173,083 176,881 181,209 6.1 5.4 5.5 5.6

Arkansas

1,327,394 1,359,091 1,361,984 1,362,030 71,863 55,132 52,800 51,773 5.4 4.1 3.9 3.8

California

18,947,040 19,059,286 19,085,472 19,075,812 1,203,241 1,020,822 1,013,746 994,525 6.4 5.4 5.3 5.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,017,332 5,012,306 5,023,598 5,020,910 351,079 268,970 259,021 243,929 7.0 5.4 5.2 4.9

Colorado

2,820,095 2,877,469 2,888,536 2,897,768 110,907 83,627 88,808 97,090 3.9 2.9 3.1 3.4

Connecticut

1,892,424 1,901,902 1,904,932 1,902,289 106,178 107,516 109,390 108,278 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7

Delaware

465,425 479,939 482,132 482,985 22,724 21,085 20,208 19,862 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.1

District of Columbia

387,485 394,238 396,620 397,663 27,025 25,694 25,259 24,113 7.0 6.5 6.4 6.1

Florida

9,606,719 9,809,893 9,802,581 9,772,774 519,171 478,345 473,381 457,086 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.7

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,332,151 1,331,939 1,323,679 1,313,144 82,209 75,648 73,652 70,619 6.2 5.7 5.6 5.4

Georgia

4,750,102 4,839,544 4,852,847 4,857,178 281,621 265,765 265,707 255,467 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.3

Hawaii

675,742 690,151 690,031 688,077 25,056 21,542 21,976 22,321 3.7 3.1 3.2 3.2

Idaho

795,031 806,449 807,525 809,377 33,199 30,551 29,823 29,872 4.2 3.8 3.7 3.7

Illinois

6,500,398 6,644,608 6,669,476 6,660,355 380,387 429,651 439,295 426,764 5.9 6.5 6.6 6.4

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,773,108 3,840,415 3,864,784 3,865,536 222,619 240,925 250,633 241,095 5.9 6.3 6.5 6.2

Indiana

3,257,976 3,340,891 3,362,013 3,369,739 156,565 166,207 173,298 168,092 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.0

Iowa

1,698,560 1,714,931 1,713,641 1,711,370 61,985 65,459 66,203 66,535 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.9

Kansas

1,494,050 1,512,530 1,509,312 1,504,240 62,717 59,541 57,226 55,637 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.7

Kentucky

1,946,738 1,982,070 1,982,669 1,980,221 103,068 111,960 106,220 101,169 5.3 5.6 5.4 5.1

Louisiana

2,168,488 2,158,434 2,164,967 2,165,536 137,095 132,006 135,704 135,683 6.3 6.1 6.3 6.3

Maine

681,808 674,327 675,507 678,735 30,348 22,982 22,864 23,782 4.5 3.4 3.4 3.5

Maryland

3,144,070 3,173,952 3,177,466 3,172,937 163,029 147,870 147,211 141,820 5.2 4.7 4.6 4.5

Massachusetts

3,579,552 3,581,450 3,596,834 3,601,895 176,927 155,810 152,274 150,258 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.2

Michigan

4,735,980 4,857,093 4,874,628 4,869,097 259,054 232,239 232,773 226,804 5.5 4.8 4.8 4.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

1,998,300 2,049,820 2,061,520 2,062,154 125,637 116,130 115,719 108,208 6.3 5.7 5.6 5.2

Minnesota

3,006,996 3,067,828 3,069,614 3,062,548 107,821 115,062 115,917 114,942 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.8

Mississippi

1,266,304 1,303,148 1,296,703 1,288,701 81,452 81,624 77,949 75,243 6.4 6.3 6.0 5.8

Missouri

3,108,885 3,164,178 3,168,358 3,162,716 157,789 132,070 136,052 135,168 5.1 4.2 4.3 4.3

Montana

522,291 524,996 524,429 523,666 21,202 22,477 22,057 21,814 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.2

Nebraska

1,010,803 1,019,088 1,019,897 1,020,362 29,344 30,483 30,873 30,561 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0

Nevada

1,422,032 1,432,524 1,433,247 1,434,374 96,981 83,209 83,844 87,129 6.8 5.8 5.8 6.1

New Hampshire

742,044 744,253 747,099 748,895 26,169 19,298 19,359 20,114 3.5 2.6 2.6 2.7

New Jersey

4,539,384 4,579,686 4,586,504 4,586,769 263,842 200,748 213,869 225,814 5.8 4.4 4.7 4.9

New Mexico

920,128 918,569 920,227 920,929 60,673 57,359 56,725 56,823 6.6 6.2 6.2 6.2

New York

9,685,826 9,808,559 9,799,689 9,760,671 520,228 475,328 476,581 461,811 5.4 4.8 4.9 4.7

New York City

4,196,071 4,253,192 4,238,146 4,208,996 239,974 233,034 229,198 215,814 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.1

North Carolina

4,752,141 4,857,471 4,875,605 4,868,886 275,822 265,848 264,133 250,544 5.8 5.5 5.4 5.1

North Dakota

414,428 417,472 417,874 418,506 11,430 13,092 13,360 13,403 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2

Ohio

5,700,928 5,789,358 5,816,701 5,825,952 281,559 293,996 302,032 299,898 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.1

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,029,543 1,031,103 1,037,586 1,039,754 52,649 50,209 53,876 54,919 5.1 4.9 5.2 5.3

Oklahoma

1,841,372 1,870,152 1,871,604 1,864,292 80,793 81,769 85,130 87,755 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.7

Oregon

1,957,282 2,032,125 2,042,531 2,047,331 113,455 92,183 91,221 91,891 5.8 4.5 4.5 4.5

Pennsylvania

6,418,784 6,501,686 6,525,894 6,540,645 332,357 316,678 343,832 360,581 5.2 4.9 5.3 5.5

Rhode Island

556,209 552,784 552,787 552,489 34,199 29,941 29,592 29,735 6.1 5.4 5.4 5.4

South Carolina

2,250,426 2,305,979 2,316,089 2,314,584 137,045 131,324 134,295 129,802 6.1 5.7 5.8 5.6

South Dakota

452,337 454,451 454,468 454,673 14,498 11,572 11,375 11,558 3.2 2.5 2.5 2.5

Tennessee

3,055,469 3,138,742 3,147,661 3,144,785 176,922 141,666 134,435 128,241 5.8 4.5 4.3 4.1

Texas

13,035,576 13,273,521 13,302,646 13,314,716 570,261 577,053 587,049 590,085 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.4

Utah

1,459,882 1,483,888 1,490,490 1,495,064 51,996 51,414 54,785 57,403 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.8

Vermont

344,934 344,564 345,351 345,821 12,612 11,460 10,986 10,787 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.1

Virginia

4,225,087 4,243,695 4,230,164 4,214,106 190,309 171,280 165,122 158,192 4.5 4.0 3.9 3.8

Washington

3,531,401 3,618,372 3,628,438 3,628,484 197,041 208,207 211,279 209,574 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.8

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,576,304 1,608,142 1,609,313 1,609,444 68,976 79,015 79,084 78,829 4.4 4.9 4.9 4.9

West Virginia

784,849 785,493 782,268 780,692 55,832 51,409 50,384 48,648 7.1 6.5 6.4 6.2

Wisconsin

3,086,130 3,143,200 3,144,114 3,140,762 140,605 140,563 137,631 132,669 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.2

Wyoming

306,740 301,120 300,413 299,782 12,821 15,703 16,474 16,887 4.2 5.2 5.5 5.6

Puerto Rico

1,124,760 1,133,638 1,136,184 1,139,930 136,340 134,037 132,988 133,176 12.1 11.8 11.7 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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