Table 4. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 4. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
September October Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) September October September October
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) 2015 2016 2015 2016(p)

Alabama

2,136,040 2,189,369 2,148,602 2,212,911 125,914 124,763 124,703 132,840 5.9 5.7 5.8 6.0

Alaska

363,813 360,640 361,078 356,491 21,229 22,926 22,367 22,621 5.8 6.4 6.2 6.3

Arizona

3,160,727 3,248,843 3,171,338 3,260,826 194,679 182,125 189,172 169,943 6.2 5.6 6.0 5.2

Arkansas

1,332,722 1,355,110 1,335,461 1,348,580 61,935 53,485 57,984 46,233 4.6 3.9 4.3 3.4

California

18,917,335 19,435,024 18,995,347 19,463,437 1,063,374 1,028,577 1,094,641 1,031,052 5.6 5.3 5.8 5.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,987,547 5,150,253 4,992,899 5,141,965 308,654 269,395 300,484 261,022 6.2 5.2 6.0 5.1

Colorado

2,828,252 2,906,858 2,833,658 2,919,356 90,350 87,455 90,094 89,463 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.1

Connecticut

1,874,414 1,897,757 1,882,726 1,896,552 96,189 96,029 95,007 85,546 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.5

Delaware

466,336 472,321 471,473 473,343 22,560 20,116 22,355 19,981 4.8 4.3 4.7 4.2

District of Columbia

387,821 389,882 390,409 399,144 26,332 25,377 25,983 24,607 6.8 6.5 6.7 6.2

Florida

9,696,612 9,870,136 9,698,746 9,887,458 513,732 492,692 495,501 488,986 5.3 5.0 5.1 4.9

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,325,898 1,319,008 1,338,131 1,339,329 81,929 74,133 80,539 71,911 6.2 5.6 6.0 5.4

Georgia

4,750,081 4,929,794 4,772,874 4,948,431 264,442 260,606 265,087 256,725 5.6 5.3 5.6 5.2

Hawaii

675,909 687,529 676,437 694,772 24,844 21,823 22,709 21,392 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.1

Idaho

799,319 812,813 803,823 811,589 29,005 27,857 28,286 26,810 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.3

Illinois

6,485,397 6,566,619 6,529,418 6,561,428 345,322 355,724 366,098 364,025 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,738,481 3,797,621 3,763,177 3,794,855 190,723 198,375 198,353 217,567 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.7

Indiana

3,259,874 3,356,777 3,283,775 3,334,449 133,431 140,653 139,610 128,834 4.1 4.2 4.3 3.9

Iowa

1,692,426 1,723,464 1,706,137 1,724,006 54,914 64,521 53,403 59,243 3.2 3.7 3.1 3.4

Kansas

1,494,757 1,479,930 1,504,437 1,491,746 55,984 59,264 55,675 59,552 3.7 4.0 3.7 4.0

Kentucky

1,937,687 1,997,899 1,938,168 2,004,254 95,534 95,662 93,529 92,265 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.6

Louisiana

2,140,415 2,126,692 2,150,874 2,120,716 129,006 143,305 126,997 124,426 6.0 6.7 5.9 5.9

Maine

676,651 693,086 678,333 695,794 23,991 23,769 24,059 23,838 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.4

Maryland

3,146,530 3,162,738 3,162,575 3,195,793 156,050 126,330 156,868 135,163 5.0 4.0 5.0 4.2

Massachusetts

3,542,718 3,590,161 3,557,973 3,584,892 172,206 118,770 158,980 97,878 4.9 3.3 4.5 2.7

Michigan

4,723,231 4,860,588 4,754,223 4,858,107 216,640 214,153 223,097 224,961 4.6 4.4 4.7 4.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

1,997,382 2,088,499 2,010,141 2,078,802 112,407 112,339 122,750 111,928 5.6 5.4 6.1 5.4

Minnesota

3,003,330 2,982,084 3,015,656 2,974,717 96,316 100,824 90,896 95,510 3.2 3.4 3.0 3.2

Mississippi

1,276,864 1,279,603 1,283,181 1,292,579 78,257 73,755 79,922 73,619 6.1 5.8 6.2 5.7

Missouri

3,096,299 3,152,466 3,116,491 3,148,836 131,841 146,636 125,554 130,159 4.3 4.7 4.0 4.1

Montana

522,517 519,654 522,181 523,004 17,775 18,242 19,326 20,094 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8

Nebraska

1,005,920 1,006,695 1,015,740 1,013,569 27,840 30,930 27,346 31,293 2.8 3.1 2.7 3.1

Nevada

1,431,378 1,428,550 1,432,183 1,429,737 94,032 76,783 89,743 75,664 6.6 5.4 6.3 5.3

New Hampshire

736,887 750,006 738,395 749,416 22,307 19,618 21,514 17,453 3.0 2.6 2.9 2.3

New Jersey

4,501,453 4,543,411 4,537,695 4,536,158 228,213 237,947 216,593 220,679 5.1 5.2 4.8 4.9

New Mexico

913,291 923,175 918,660 928,567 58,552 61,466 58,327 60,306 6.4 6.7 6.3 6.5

New York

9,602,631 9,628,422 9,668,199 9,623,563 458,211 486,668 457,318 476,427 4.8 5.1 4.7 5.0

New York City

4,157,635 4,160,139 4,197,197 4,162,179 203,189 240,282 214,728 235,161 4.9 5.8 5.1 5.6

North Carolina

4,755,224 4,854,750 4,786,211 4,897,108 256,616 231,057 260,600 237,804 5.4 4.8 5.4 4.9

North Dakota

412,703 427,140 412,906 428,444 8,603 10,540 7,962 9,237 2.1 2.5 1.9 2.2

Ohio

5,667,021 5,732,869 5,703,746 5,716,385 243,270 277,133 243,005 264,423 4.3 4.8 4.3 4.6

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,015,720 1,028,930 1,013,298 1,024,773 42,472 50,750 38,981 51,489 4.2 4.9 3.8 5.0

Oklahoma

1,842,550 1,821,032 1,854,140 1,829,773 74,965 98,138 77,457 89,947 4.1 5.4 4.2 4.9

Oregon

1,987,029 2,087,905 1,995,937 2,092,696 103,493 102,687 105,083 100,129 5.2 4.9 5.3 4.8

Pennsylvania

6,399,944 6,526,559 6,415,244 6,507,007 296,138 350,660 284,564 350,249 4.6 5.4 4.4 5.4

Rhode Island

552,889 554,828 553,739 553,837 28,470 28,392 28,373 26,535 5.1 5.1 5.1 4.8

South Carolina

2,251,834 2,297,671 2,261,830 2,298,744 127,250 111,702 127,480 106,069 5.7 4.9 5.6 4.6

South Dakota

449,835 452,699 453,231 456,102 12,049 10,943 11,320 10,773 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.4

Tennessee

3,049,764 3,175,531 3,061,405 3,175,327 168,074 159,457 163,038 154,227 5.5 5.0 5.3 4.9

Texas

13,067,230 13,416,525 13,114,424 13,334,556 586,777 661,895 582,556 584,778 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.4

Utah

1,469,003 1,503,819 1,473,640 1,513,045 47,280 44,020 47,435 47,097 3.2 2.9 3.2 3.1

Vermont

343,470 343,154 343,193 343,529 12,767 11,824 10,460 9,127 3.7 3.4 3.0 2.7

Virginia

4,203,877 4,218,301 4,221,613 4,245,351 174,284 169,396 169,890 174,634 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.1

Washington

3,539,460 3,663,383 3,561,952 3,687,960 184,904 186,236 189,562 186,226 5.2 5.1 5.3 5.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,579,726 1,644,271 1,579,458 1,642,936 73,667 66,224 74,879 62,024 4.7 4.0 4.7 3.8

West Virginia

784,441 794,380 785,475 800,977 45,979 42,038 43,716 44,739 5.9 5.3 5.6 5.6

Wisconsin

3,090,716 3,136,247 3,104,566 3,134,516 122,240 109,338 122,057 109,924 4.0 3.5 3.9 3.5

Wyoming

305,097 300,824 304,839 302,944 11,235 14,022 11,948 13,914 3.7 4.7 3.9 4.6

Puerto Rico

1,129,581 1,129,793 1,150,518 1,112,969 137,518 147,595 162,851 139,369 12.2 13.1 14.2 12.5

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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