Employment Indicators in Selected States

Employment Indicators in Selected States - March 2015
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
  Arkansas
 
Louisiana
 
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Oklahoma
 
Texas
 
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Labor force data

 

Civilian labor force

1,293.2 1,326.2 1,330.9 2,119.8 2,202.0 2,205.4 918.2 923.5 928.8 1,785.8 1,812.7 1,832.5 13,043.2 13,185.8 13,173.2

Employed

1,210.9 1,252.5 1,256.4 2,003.4 2,053.7 2,060.0 856.2 867.9 872.3 1,699.7 1,742.5 1,761.4 12,351.0 12,620.2 12,614.3

Unemployed

82.3 73.7 74.5 116.4 148.2 145.4 62.0 55.6 56.5 86.1 70.2 71.0 692.2 565.5 558.9

Unemployment rate

6.4 5.6 5.6 5.5 6.7 6.6 6.8 6.0 6.1 4.8 3.9 3.9 5.3 4.3 4.2
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,181.0 1,209.9 1,203.2 1,970.1 1,987.0 1,984.0 815.7 832.0 827.5 1,646.0 1,672.4 1,659.5 11,425.7 11,778.6 11,753.2

Mining and Logging

8.8 8.8 8.6 54.0 50.2 49.6 27.4 28.0 28.1 59.9 60.1 58.1 298.7 311.4 308.6

Construction

44.7 49.5 46.1 136.2 138.2 137.7 42.0 43.5 42.2 75.6 78.5 76.5 633.8 678.9 673.1

Manufacturing (1)

153.2 153.9 154.4 146.7 149.5 149.1 28.4 29.0 28.9 137.4 137.4 135.5 879.2 883.9 881.6

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

242.4 249.4 247.4 386.2 393.6 391.7 137.7 140.1 138.0 300.2 304.3 304.2 2,287.3 2,373.3 2,363.0

Information (1)

13.7 13.6 13.7 26.0 27.6 27.6 12.2 12.6 12.5 21.7 21.5 21.6 202.3 205.8 204.4

Financial Activities

49.6 50.6 50.5 90.8 93.7 93.9 33.3 33.1 32.7 79.2 80.6 80.0 693.4 713.4 715.8

Professional & Business Services

133.6 137.5 136.7 212.5 209.3 209.8 98.6 102.3 101.9 183.5 194.4 191.6 1,520.9 1,579.2 1,571.1

Education and Health Services

171.6 174.1 174.4 296.8 301.7 303.4 125.9 130.6 130.6 227.6 230.6 230.4 1,510.4 1,559.2 1,562.6

Leisure and Hospitality

106.8 114.8 114.4 218.9 224.3 224.0 89.9 92.1 92.5 154.0 156.2 154.5 1,173.0 1,223.1 1,223.5

Other Services

43.4 44.4 43.7 71.4 72.8 72.1 28.3 28.9 28.6 59.0 59.6 58.6 406.5 413.1 413.2

Government

213.2 213.3 213.3 330.6 326.1 325.1 192.0 191.8 191.5 347.9 349.2 348.5 1,820.2 1,837.3 1,836.3

(1) Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico information industry employment data are not seasonally adjusted. Oklahoma manufacturing data are not seasonally adjusted.

(P) Preliminary

Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys.

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2015