Employment Indicators in Selected States

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

 

Civilian labor force

1,325.9 1,359.1 1,362.0 2,175.2 2,158.4 2,164.8 921.0 918.6 919.8 1,839.0 1,870.2 1,871.4 13,030.0 13,273.5 13,303.0

Employed

1,253.1 1,304.0 1,309.3 2,034.5 2,026.4 2,029.1 860.4 861.2 863.1 1,759.2 1,788.4 1,786.3 12,460.2 12,696.5 12,715.8

Unemployed

72.8 55.1 52.7 140.7 132.0 135.8 60.6 57.4 56.7 79.8 81.8 85.1 569.7 577.1 587.1

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.1 3.9 6.5 6.1 6.3 6.6 6.2 6.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.4
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,199.9 1,224.4 1,225.1 1,990.8 1,977.1 1,978.5 825.9 827.6 827.6 1,665.7 1,666.0 1,663.6 11,780.3 11,961.6 11,969.9

Mining and Logging

8.2 7.1 7.0 49.7 40.8 40.6 26.5 20.3 20.0 56.3 46.8 44.6 280.5 236.6 230.0

Construction

47.4 48.5 49.6 139.2 145.6 144.5 43.6 44.3 43.6 77.2 81.4 81.3 675.8 688.5 688.9

Manufacturing

154.9 153.4 153.7 144.5 138.7 137.7 27.8 27.4 27.2 138.8 128.9 128.2 886.9 852.7 847.9

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

250.3 257.1 257.9 393.4 393.7 392.3 139.5 136.8 137.8 306.1 307.8 306.1 2,378.9 2,430.1 2,431.4

Information (1)

13.2 14.1 13.9 26.5 26.5 26.5 13.0 12.2 13.3 20.9 21.3 21.3 200.5 200.4 199.3

Financial Activities

49.0 49.2 49.3 92.1 89.7 89.5 33.2 33.0 33.0 79.5 80.0 79.9 716.9 730.1 730.7

Professional & Business Services

137.3 142.5 143.1 213.1 207.3 209.4 99.0 99.4 100.7 185.6 182.7 184.2 1,585.6 1,609.7 1,616.3

Education and Health Services

173.6 179.5 179.1 304.1 309.1 309.4 131.8 138.6 139.5 230.0 234.2 233.8 1,568.5 1,621.1 1,632.0

Leisure and Hospitality

110.2 115.8 114.5 227.1 227.0 229.6 92.9 95.7 93.3 158.6 167.8 169.3 1,227.6 1,289.9 1,289.2

Other Services

43.4 44.4 44.1 73.4 73.9 74.2 28.5 29.0 29.1 62.0 62.9 62.6 415.2 423.5 424.9

Government

212.4 212.8 212.9 327.7 324.8 324.8 190.1 190.9 190.1 350.7 352.2 352.3 1,843.9 1,879.0 1,879.3

(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; May 20, 2016.