Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division (1)

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division(1)
State, area, and division Civilian labor force Unemployed
July August Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) July August July August
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) 2015 2016 2015 2016(p)

California

19,057,223 19,367,432 18,998,452 19,357,891 1,246,352 1,135,902 1,159,388 1,076,250 6.5 5.9 6.1 5.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,625,758 6,741,539 6,590,007 6,734,767 440,878 355,922 408,358 340,719 6.7 5.3 6.2 5.1

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,600,973 1,627,261 1,594,025 1,625,058 77,179 74,411 72,546 70,845 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,024,785 5,114,278 4,995,982 5,109,709 363,699 281,511 335,812 269,874 7.2 5.5 6.7 5.3

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,524,154 2,570,428 2,518,378 2,567,577 114,786 110,238 107,649 105,165 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.1

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,383,829 1,408,957 1,378,977 1,405,149 71,730 68,810 67,463 65,700 5.2 4.9 4.9 4.7

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

997,801 1,016,278 997,006 1,017,027 37,607 36,147 35,085 34,408 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4

San Rafael

142,524 145,193 142,395 145,401 5,449 5,281 5,101 5,057 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.5

District of Columbia

395,770 399,472 389,855 390,128 28,021 24,760 27,026 25,464 7.1 6.2 6.9 6.5

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,325,380 3,335,756 3,284,427 3,299,007 151,917 131,385 144,762 130,830 4.6 3.9 4.4 4.0

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

688,590 686,358 679,721 682,487 28,749 25,038 27,120 23,818 4.2 3.6 4.0 3.5

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,636,790 2,649,398 2,604,706 2,616,520 123,168 106,347 117,642 107,012 4.7 4.0 4.5 4.1

Florida

9,711,437 9,824,169 9,691,397 9,772,984 562,696 501,181 544,540 481,373 5.8 5.1 5.6 4.9

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,025,486 3,048,201 3,020,850 3,026,423 177,684 157,197 175,303 155,087 5.9 5.2 5.8 5.1

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

996,576 1,021,356 995,777 1,015,425 53,622 48,382 51,715 46,207 5.4 4.7 5.2 4.6

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,336,441 1,321,695 1,331,563 1,311,986 85,013 71,944 85,783 73,371 6.4 5.4 6.4 5.6

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

692,469 705,150 693,510 699,012 39,049 36,871 37,805 35,509 5.6 5.2 5.5 5.1

Illinois

6,595,668 6,686,086 6,522,271 6,610,759 407,418 374,088 376,499 363,043 6.2 5.6 5.8 5.5

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,958,688 5,057,945 4,903,515 4,980,982 300,192 277,763 275,346 269,295 6.1 5.5 5.6 5.4

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,824,350 3,902,573 3,781,450 3,832,895 235,598 217,686 213,271 208,403 6.2 5.6 5.6 5.4

Elgin

327,281 330,456 323,790 328,225 18,862 16,822 18,184 16,761 5.8 5.1 5.6 5.1

Gary(3)

339,817 352,776 336,179 349,952 21,153 20,414 20,331 21,427 6.2 5.8 6.0 6.1

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

467,240 472,140 462,096 469,910 24,579 22,841 23,560 22,704 5.3 4.8 5.1 4.8

Massachusetts

3,615,813 3,670,323 3,604,196 3,669,716 187,310 148,517 170,815 139,593 5.2 4.0 4.7 3.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,650,482 2,697,024 2,642,428 2,696,941 125,199 100,532 114,888 95,311 4.7 3.7 4.3 3.5

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,570,473 1,599,130 1,565,520 1,599,049 71,138 56,752 64,593 53,290 4.5 3.5 4.1 3.3

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

105,496 106,691 105,056 106,666 6,403 5,120 5,792 4,786 6.1 4.8 5.5 4.5

Framingham

156,325 158,851 155,982 158,390 6,541 5,268 5,996 5,018 4.2 3.3 3.8 3.2

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

114,037 117,443 113,478 117,160 5,152 4,158 4,884 4,047 4.5 3.5 4.3 3.5

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

96,271 96,583 96,156 96,530 6,476 4,931 6,157 4,894 6.7 5.1 6.4 5.1

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

184,670 186,887 183,989 187,075 9,748 7,994 8,978 7,470 5.3 4.3 4.9 4.0

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

83,566 84,781 83,348 84,783 4,394 3,455 4,028 3,256 5.3 4.1 4.8 3.8

Nashua(2)

167,494 171,046 166,949 171,238 6,240 5,547 6,058 5,649 3.7 3.2 3.6 3.3

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

89,678 91,645 89,518 91,879 4,354 3,484 4,003 3,274 4.9 3.8 4.5 3.6

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

82,472 83,967 82,432 84,171 4,753 3,823 4,399 3,627 5.8 4.6 5.3 4.3

Michigan

4,806,242 4,874,473 4,763,471 4,862,947 308,129 262,712 247,250 240,582 6.4 5.4 5.2 4.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,031,156 2,088,674 2,019,229 2,087,795 149,511 126,955 129,099 125,996 7.4 6.1 6.4 6.0

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

762,721 781,402 759,556 781,283 65,931 57,394 58,114 57,321 8.6 7.3 7.7 7.3

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,268,436 1,307,272 1,259,673 1,306,510 83,580 69,561 70,985 68,674 6.6 5.3 5.6 5.3

New York

9,787,363 9,698,982 9,721,758 9,656,788 525,205 480,613 482,807 475,048 5.4 5.0 5.0 4.9

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

10,178,478 10,157,936 10,102,993 10,085,591 559,910 529,781 508,097 519,542 5.5 5.2 5.0 5.2

Dutchess County-Putnam County

197,735 198,880 196,282 197,484 9,327 8,186 8,409 7,806 4.7 4.1 4.3 4.0

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,504,599 1,508,027 1,492,903 1,494,159 72,484 62,783 66,564 60,771 4.8 4.2 4.5 4.1

Newark(3)

1,274,263 1,284,338 1,259,469 1,267,749 75,289 71,920 65,818 68,007 5.9 5.6 5.2 5.4

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,201,881 7,166,691 7,154,339 7,126,199 402,810 386,892 367,306 382,958 5.6 5.4 5.1 5.4

Pennsylvania

6,523,495 6,615,834 6,455,312 6,566,886 375,545 402,548 340,778 396,423 5.8 6.1 5.3 6.0

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,089,179 3,147,796 3,061,052 3,121,571 182,616 182,102 166,336 177,883 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.7

Camden(3)

638,177 647,454 634,764 643,484 40,205 37,646 35,351 35,670 6.3 5.8 5.6 5.5

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,076,067 1,097,051 1,064,882 1,086,442 50,498 53,286 46,026 52,438 4.7 4.9 4.3 4.8

Philadelphia

996,222 1,018,446 985,251 1,011,581 71,179 72,227 64,791 71,533 7.1 7.1 6.6 7.1

Wilmington(3)

378,713 384,845 376,155 380,064 20,734 18,943 20,168 18,242 5.5 4.9 5.4 4.8

Texas

13,120,456 13,386,057 13,047,642 13,378,918 633,218 679,437 600,039 669,223 4.8 5.1 4.6 5.0

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,605,135 3,721,242 3,595,425 3,727,737 156,393 156,276 147,508 152,950 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,415,799 2,506,193 2,409,668 2,513,015 102,757 102,855 96,718 100,737 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.0

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,189,336 1,215,049 1,185,757 1,214,722 53,636 53,421 50,790 52,213 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3

Washington

3,565,987 3,659,765 3,543,814 3,645,713 197,074 209,105 191,714 197,123 5.5 5.7 5.4 5.4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

1,979,096 2,022,484 1,968,767 2,032,843 98,843 99,902 96,095 92,072 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.5

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,591,623 1,618,445 1,580,835 1,630,683 74,886 72,869 72,311 65,988 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.0

Tacoma-Lakewood

387,473 404,039 387,932 402,160 23,957 27,033 23,784 26,084 6.2 6.7 6.1 6.5

Footnotes
(1) These 11 areas contain all of the 38 metropolitan divisions.
(2) Part of the area (or division) is in one or more adjacent states.
(3) All of the division is in one or more adjacent states.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Area delineations 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. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based. Some metropolitan areas lie in two or more states. They are listed under the state containing the first principal city. Metropolitan divisions are listed under their metropolitan areas. Some divisions lie in more than one state, and some, like Camden, N.J., are totally outside the states under which their metropolitan areas are listed. For Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va., the metropolitan area and division titles are identical. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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