Employment Indicators in Selected States

Employment Indicators in Selected States - August 2016
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
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Labor force data

 

Civilian labor force

1,331.9 1,357.5 1,355.9 2,148.1 2,153.0 2,139.8 917.0 926.4 927.8 1,844.3 1,834.5 1,821.2 13,071.8 13,291.3 13,311.9

Employed

1,264.4 1,304.5 1,302.8 2,018.9 2,018.4 2,005.5 857.0 867.1 866.5 1,765.5 1,743.0 1,729.0 12,491.4 12,682.3 12,690.1

Unemployed

67.5 52.9 53.2 129.2 134.7 134.3 60.0 59.3 61.3 78.8 91.5 92.2 580.4 609.1 621.8

Unemployment rate

5.1 3.9 3.9 6.0 6.3 6.3 6.5 6.4 6.6 4.3 5.0 5.1 4.4 4.6 4.7
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,212.7 1,226.0 1,229.4 1,989.6 1,978.5 1,970.7 826.4 830.6 828.0 1,666.8 1,659.7 1,659.3 11,862.8 12,032.0 12,053.4

Mining and Logging

7.8 6.6 6.4 47.0 38.9 38.9 25.0 18.7 18.2 52.3 43.0 43.2 260.2 224.6 224.4

Construction

50.0 50.0 49.1 140.4 141.4 140.9 43.0 43.5 42.7 77.6 83.9 82.8 684.8 692.3 693.6

Manufacturing

154.6 153.1 152.9 143.1 137.4 136.0 27.4 26.2 26.0 135.7 125.1 125.1 873.2 844.5 844.3

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

253.1 254.9 257.5 394.0 394.2 390.5 139.1 137.7 136.6 307.4 304.6 304.7 2,403.4 2,436.9 2,440.9

Information (1)

13.3 13.8 13.8 24.4 26.3 24.4 13.6 13.3 13.3 20.8 21.5 21.3 201.7 201.8 203.6

Financial Activities

49.4 49.7 49.6 91.5 90.7 90.7 33.3 33.0 32.9 79.8 80.5 80.9 722.3 740.3 746.5

Professional & Business Services

139.5 144.3 144.7 214.0 208.2 211.0 99.7 101.4 102.2 185.2 180.0 180.8 1,598.3 1,621.9 1,624.3

Education and Health Services

175.9 182.0 182.4 305.6 313.6 314.1 133.1 141.3 141.6 231.6 235.8 236.2 1,591.3 1,654.9 1,652.8

Leisure and Hospitality

112.3 113.3 114.9 228.3 228.9 225.5 93.1 95.5 94.8 161.9 169.7 168.3 1,248.3 1,296.9 1,296.7

Other Services

43.5 44.7 44.2 74.2 75.6 74.9 28.8 28.8 28.7 62.5 62.1 62.3 420.5 422.3 427.8

Government

213.3 213.6 213.9 327.1 323.3 323.8 190.3 191.2 191.0 352.0 353.5 353.7 1,858.8 1,895.6 1,898.5

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

Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys; September 20, 2016.