Mountain-Plains - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the Midwest and West, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

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154,625 155,959 155,862 156,278 1,653 1.1

Midwest

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34,277.1 34,339.8 34,393.4 34,495.8 218.7 0.6

Illinois

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6,538.0 6,493.8 6,499.3 (P) 6,531.1 (P) -6.9 (P) -0.1

Indiana

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3,180.6 3,231.1 3,231.8 (P) 3,245.9 (P) 65.3 (P) 2.1

Iowa

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1,674.2 1,702.9 1,707.4 (P) 1,711.6 (P) 37.4 (P) 2.2

Kansas

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1,479.5 1,494.8 1,495.5 (P) 1,495.5 (P) 15.9 (P) 1.1

Michigan

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4,699.3 4,730.0 4,732.5 (P) 4,737.6 (P) 38.4 (P) 0.8

Minnesota

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2,970.3 2,981.1 2,983.4 (P) 2,988.2 (P) 17.8 (P) 0.6

Missouri

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3,019.1 3,032.3 3,047.4 (P) 3,057.7 (P) 38.6 (P) 1.3

Nebraska

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1,021.2 1,017.7 1,019.6 (P) 1,021.4 (P) 0.2 (P) 0.0

North Dakota

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401.8 411.5 413.1 (P) 415.5 (P) 13.7 (P) 3.4

Ohio

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5,762.6 5,715.9 5,727.5 (P) 5,737.6 (P) -25.0 (P) -0.4

South Dakota

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448.6 450.4 450.6 (P) 451.4 (P) 2.8 (P) 0.6

Wisconsin

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3,071.8 3,077.8 3,086.8 (P) 3,098.7 (P) 26.9 (P) 0.9

West

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36,017.9 36,213.2 36,280.4 36,414.6 396.7 1.1

Alaska

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364.0 366.2 366.4 (P) 366.7 (P) 2.6 (P) 0.7

Arizona

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3,001.4 3,033.4 3,034.3 (P) 3,049.9 (P) 48.6 (P) 1.6

California

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18,568.1 18,598.9 18,668.6 (P) 18,757.1 (P) 189.0 (P) 1.0

Colorado

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2,750.7 2,802.9 2,802.5 (P) 2,805.1 (P) 54.3 (P) 2.0

Hawaii

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651.1 662.7 665.8 (P) 667.8 (P) 16.7 (P) 2.6

Idaho

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775.3 778.1 775.9 (P) 774.4 (P) -0.9 (P) -0.1

Montana

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513.1 519.7 520.2 (P) 520.2 (P) 7.2 (P) 1.4

Nevada

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1,367.0 1,367.5 1,367.8 (P) 1,368.4 (P) 1.3 (P) 0.1

New Mexico

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924.1 919.9 919.6 (P) 922.3 (P) -1.8 (P) -0.2

Oregon

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1,921.0 1,942.8 1,948.0 (P) 1,957.5 (P) 36.6 (P) 1.9

Utah

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1,431.0 1,438.9 1,435.5 (P) 1,436.3 (P) 5.4 (P) 0.4

Washington

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3,453.2 3,471.0 3,476.3 (P) 3,488.5 (P) 35.3 (P) 1.0

Wyoming

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306.4 311.0 310.9 (P) 311.3 (P) 4.9 (P) 1.6

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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in the Midwest and West, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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11,140 9,591 9,262 8,995 -2,145 -19.3

Midwest

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2,409.8 1,997.6 1,967.6 1,921.8 -488.0 -20.2

Illinois

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591.7 433.0 427.5 (P) 429.0 (P) -162.8 (P) -27.5

Indiana

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225.6 188.3 184.6 (P) 183.4 (P) -42.1 (P) -18.7

Iowa

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74.1 76.5 77.7 (P) 76.8 (P) 2.7 (P) 3.6

Kansas

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76.6 73.0 70.9 (P) 66.5 (P) -10.0 (P) -13.1

Michigan

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406.1 348.2 342.5 (P) 334.7 (P) -71.4 (P) -17.6

Minnesota

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143.7 128.2 122.4 (P) 116.6 (P) -27.1 (P) -18.9

Missouri

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190.1 192.0 192.2 (P) 180.4 (P) -9.7 (P) -5.1

Nebraska

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38.6 36.9 36.3 (P) 34.4 (P) -4.2 (P) -10.9

North Dakota

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11.1 11.4 11.5 (P) 11.6 (P) 0.5 (P) 4.6

Ohio

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423.8 324.0 318.6 (P) 305.2 (P) -118.6 (P) -28.0

South Dakota

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16.5 16.0 15.5 (P) 14.8 (P) -1.7 (P) -10.1

Wisconsin

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201.2 173.9 169.4 (P) 166.8 (P) -34.4 (P) -17.1

West

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2,785.2 2,401.2 2,368.7 2,359.6 -425.6 -15.3

Alaska

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23.9 24.8 24.9 (P) 24.8 (P) 0.9 (P) 3.7

Arizona

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235.3 215.3 209.9 (P) 206.7 (P) -28.6 (P) -12.2

California

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1,598.0 1,375.4 1,361.9 (P) 1,360.6 (P) -237.4 (P) -14.9

Colorado

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178.6 143.0 131.4 (P) 121.0 (P) -57.7 (P) -32.3

Hawaii

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30.8 28.5 27.8 (P) 27.6 (P) -3.2 (P) -10.2

Idaho

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45.4 36.8 34.7 (P) 32.0 (P) -13.4 (P) -29.6

Montana

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28.4 24.2 23.9 (P) 23.4 (P) -5.0 (P) -17.5

Nevada

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128.1 103.8 100.1 (P) 96.7 (P) -31.3 (P) -24.5

New Mexico

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62.9 61.8 60.7 (P) 59.7 (P) -3.2 (P) -5.1

Oregon

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142.4 138.4 136.9 (P) 137.9 (P) -4.5 (P) -3.2

Utah

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60.9 51.1 50.6 (P) 51.6 (P) -9.3 (P) -15.2

Washington

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236.5 195.5 198.2 (P) 208.9 (P) -27.6 (P) -11.7

Wyoming

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13.9 14.4 14.5 (P) 14.6 (P) 0.7 (P) 5.0

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(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in the Midwest and West, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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7.2 6.1 5.9 5.8 -1.4

Midwest

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7.0 5.8 5.7 5.6 -1.4

Illinois

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9.1 6.7 6.6 (P) 6.6 (P) -2.5

Indiana

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7.1 5.8 5.7 (P) 5.7 (P) -1.4

Iowa

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4.4 4.5 4.6 (P) 4.5 (P) 0.1

Kansas

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5.2 4.9 4.7 (P) 4.4 (P) -0.8

Michigan

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8.6 7.4 7.2 (P) 7.1 (P) -1.5

Minnesota

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4.8 4.3 4.1 (P) 3.9 (P) -0.9

Missouri

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6.3 6.3 6.3 (P) 5.9 (P) -0.4

Nebraska

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3.8 3.6 3.6 (P) 3.4 (P) -0.4

North Dakota

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2.8 2.8 2.8 (P) 2.8 (P) 0.0

Ohio

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7.4 5.7 5.6 (P) 5.3 (P) -2.1

South Dakota

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3.7 3.5 3.4 (P) 3.3 (P) -0.4

Wisconsin

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6.5 5.7 5.5 (P) 5.4 (P) -1.1

West

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7.7 6.6 6.5 6.5 -1.2

Alaska

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6.6 6.8 6.8 (P) 6.8 (P) 0.2

Arizona

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7.8 7.1 6.9 (P) 6.8 (P) -1.0

California

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8.6 7.4 7.3 (P) 7.3 (P) -1.3

Colorado

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6.5 5.1 4.7 (P) 4.3 (P) -2.2

Hawaii

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4.7 4.3 4.2 (P) 4.1 (P) -0.6

Idaho

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5.9 4.7 4.5 (P) 4.1 (P) -1.8

Montana

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5.5 4.7 4.6 (P) 4.5 (P) -1.0

Nevada

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9.4 7.6 7.3 (P) 7.1 (P) -2.3

New Mexico

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6.8 6.7 6.6 (P) 6.5 (P) -0.3

Oregon

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7.4 7.1 7.0 (P) 7.0 (P) -0.4

Utah

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4.3 3.5 3.5 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.7

Washington

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6.8 5.6 5.7 (P) 6.0 (P) -0.8

Wyoming

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4.5 4.6 4.7 (P) 4.7 (P) 0.2

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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in Mountain and West North Central states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Mountain Census Division

 

Arizona

 

Flagstaff

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7.7 7.5 7.0 (P) 6.4 (P) -1.3

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

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9.4 8.3 8.2 (P) 7.8 (P) -1.6

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale

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6.9 6.3 6.3 (P) 5.8 (P) -1.1

Prescott

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7.7 6.8 6.6 (P) 6.1 (P) -1.6

Tucson

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7.1 6.6 6.6 (P) 6.0 (P) -1.1

Yuma

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29.8 29.3 28.2 (P) 25.9 (P) -3.9

Colorado

 

Boulder

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4.9 4.3 3.8 (P) 3.1 (P) -1.8

Colorado Springs

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7.5 6.7 6.0 (P) 5.1 (P) -2.4

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield

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6.2 5.2 4.8 (P) 4.0 (P) -2.2

Fort Collins-Loveland

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4.9 4.3 3.9 (P) 3.2 (P) -1.7

Grand Junction

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7.3 6.3 5.5 (P) 4.5 (P) -2.8

Greeley

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6.5 5.4 4.7 (P) 3.8 (P) -2.7

Pueblo

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9.0 7.8 6.9 (P) 5.7 (P) -3.3

Idaho

 

Boise City-Nampa

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5.3 4.4 4.4 (P) 3.5 (P) -1.8

Coeur d'Alene

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5.8 4.6 4.6 (P) 3.8 (P) -2.0

Idaho Falls

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4.8 3.8 3.9 (P) 3.1 (P) -1.7

Lewiston ID-WA

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5.4 4.3 4.4 (P) 3.7 (P) -1.7

Logan, UT-ID

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3.3 3.3 3.1 (P) 2.6 (P) -0.7

Pocatello

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5.6 4.8 5.0 (P) 3.8 (P) -1.8

Montana

 

Billings

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3.9 3.6 3.5 (P) 3.0 (P) -0.9

Great Falls

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4.5 4.0 3.9 (P) 3.5 (P) -1.0

Missoula

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4.5 4.3 4.0 (P) 3.5 (P) -1.0

Nevada

 

Carson City

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9.5 7.9 7.5 (P) 7.1 (P) -2.4

Las Vegas-Paradise

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9.7 8.2 7.7 (P) 7.1 (P) -2.6

Reno-Sparks

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8.9 7.3 6.9 (P) 6.4 (P) -2.5

New Mexico

 

Albuquerque

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7.0 7.7 7.3 (P) 6.4 (P) -0.6

Farmington

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6.5 7.6 7.0 (P) 6.0 (P) -0.5

Las Cruces

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7.0 8.0 7.2 (P) 6.5 (P) -0.5

Santa Fe

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5.3 5.7 5.5 (P) 5.0 (P) -0.3

Utah

 

Logan, UT-ID

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3.3 3.3 3.1 (P) 2.6 (P) -0.7

Ogden-Clearfield

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4.2 4.1 3.9 (P) 3.5 (P) -0.7

Provo-Orem

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3.9 3.9 3.6 (P) 3.1 (P) -0.8

Salt Lake City

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4.0 3.8 3.5 (P) 3.2 (P) -0.8

St. George

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4.6 4.2 4.0 (P) 3.5 (P) -1.1

Wyoming

 

Casper

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3.8 4.2 4.0 (P) 3.7 (P) -0.1

Cheyenne

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4.3 4.8 4.7 (P) 4.4 (P) 0.1

West North Central Census Division

 

Iowa

 

Ames

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3.0 3.7 3.2 (P) 3.2 (P) 0.2

Cedar Rapids

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4.3 4.6 4.2 (P) 4.4 (P) 0.1

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

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7.0 6.6 6.1 (P) 6.4 (P) -0.6

Des Moines-West Des Moines

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4.1 4.2 3.9 (P) 4.1 (P) 0.0

Dubuque

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3.8 4.1 3.7 (P) 3.9 (P) 0.1

Iowa City

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3.0 3.6 3.1 (P) 3.2 (P) 0.2

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

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3.9 4.2 3.9 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.3

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

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4.2 4.6 4.5 (P) 4.4 (P) 0.2

Waterloo-Cedar Falls

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4.1 4.5 5.5 (P) 4.3 (P) 0.2

Kansas

 

Kansas City, MO-KS

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5.9 6.6 6.0 (P) 6.0 (P) 0.1

Lawrence

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4.7 5.1 4.6 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.7

Manhattan

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5.0 5.1 4.7 (P) 4.0 (P) -1.0

St. Joseph, MO-KS

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5.1 5.5 5.1 (P) 4.9 (P) -0.2

Topeka

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5.6 5.5 5.1 (P) 4.6 (P) -1.0

Wichita

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6.0 6.5 5.7 (P) 5.2 (P) -0.8

Minnesota

 

Duluth, MN-WI

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5.5 5.5 4.8 (P) 4.4 (P) -1.1

Fargo, ND-MN

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2.5 2.8 2.4 (P) 2.3 (P) -0.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

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2.9 3.6 3.2 (P) 2.8 (P) -0.1

La Crosse, WI-MN

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4.7 4.6 3.9 (P) 3.6 (P) -1.1

Mankato-North Mankato

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3.7 3.7 3.2 (P) 2.9 (P) -0.8

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

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4.6 4.3 3.8 (P) 3.6 (P) -1.0

Rochester

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3.9 3.8 3.3 (P) 3.1 (P) -0.8

St. Cloud

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4.4 4.2 3.7 (P) 3.5 (P) -0.9

Missouri

 

Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL

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5.8 6.8 6.1 (P) 5.7 (P) -0.1

Columbia

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4.0 4.9 4.3 (P) 4.1 (P) 0.1

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

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5.5 5.3 4.9 (P) 4.4 (P) -1.1

Jefferson City

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4.9 5.8 5.3 (P) 5.1 (P) 0.2

Joplin

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5.3 6.0 5.3 (P) 5.1 (P) -0.2

Kansas City, MO-KS

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5.9 6.6 6.0 (P) 6.0 (P) 0.1

Springfield

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5.1 5.6 5.2 (P) 5.1 (P) 0.0

St. Joseph, MO-KS

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5.1 5.5 5.1 (P) 4.9 (P) -0.2

St. Louis, MO-IL

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6.8 7.1 6.6 (P) 6.3 (P) -0.5

Nebraska

 

Lincoln

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3.1 3.4 3.0 (P) 2.8 (P) -0.3

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

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3.9 4.2 3.9 (P) 3.6 (P) -0.3

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

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4.2 4.6 4.5 (P) 4.4 (P) 0.2

North Dakota

 

Bismarck

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1.9 2.4 2.2 (P) 2.1 (P) 0.2

Fargo, ND-MN

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2.5 2.8 2.4 (P) 2.3 (P) -0.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

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2.9 3.6 3.2 (P) 2.8 (P) -0.1

South Dakota

 

Rapid City

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3.3 3.0 3.1 (P) 2.9 (P) -0.4

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

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4.2 4.6 4.5 (P) 4.4 (P) 0.2

Sioux Falls

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2.9 2.7 2.8 (P) 2.7 (P) -0.2

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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in Mountain and West North Central States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

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137,037 139,210 (P) 139,466 (P) 139,680 (P) 2,643 (P) 1.9

Mountain Census Division

 

Arizona

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2,526.3 2,570.9 2,577.8 (P) 2,590.7 (P) 64.4 (P) 2.5

Colorado

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2,400.9 2,449.9 2,461.4 (P) 2,461.7 (P) 60.8 (P) 2.5

Idaho

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640.4 642.8 644.2 (P) 649.4 (P) 9.0 (P) 1.4

Montana

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448.3 457.6 457.9 (P) 455.1 (P) 6.8 (P) 1.5

Nevada

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1,185.4 1,219.7 1,221.3 (P) 1,214.0 (P) 28.6 (P) 2.4

New Mexico

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810.8 817.6 817.1 (P) 821.3 (P) 10.5 (P) 1.3

Utah

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1,300.7 1,337.3 1,339.5 (P) 1,349.5 (P) 48.8 (P) 3.8

Wyoming

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291.9 294.2 294.0 (P) 298.1 (P) 6.2 (P) 2.1

West North Central Census Division

 

Iowa

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1,541.5 1,554.9 1,557.1 (P) 1,556.9 (P) 15.4 (P) 1.0

Kansas

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1,382.7 1,387.0 1,388.1 (P) 1,396.5 (P) 13.8 (P) 1.0

Minnesota

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2,797.6 2,827.5 2,837.5 (P) 2,847.0 (P) 49.4 (P) 1.8

Missouri

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2,740.4 2,779.6 2,786.4 (P) 2,788.8 (P) 48.4 (P) 1.8

Nebraska

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983.5 987.6 989.2 (P) 991.8 (P) 8.3 (P) 0.8

North Dakota

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449.2 467.1 470.6 (P) 471.7 (P) 22.5 (P) 5.0

South Dakota

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416.7 420.5 421.2 (P) 422.7 (P) 6.0 (P) 1.4

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.