Employment Indicators in Selected States - August 2014
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
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Labor force data

 

Civilian labor force

1,324.8 1,298.3 1,296.2 2,099.4 2,114.0 2,129.1 925.4 922.0 919.8 1,818.8 1,783.3 1,777.4 12,830.6 12,979.4 12,976.1

Employed

1,222.8 1,217.2 1,214.4 1,968.8 2,000.2 2,005.8 861.0 861.2 858.0 1,717.1 1,701.1 1,694.3 12,014.8 12,313.2 12,292.3

Unemployed

102.0 81.1 81.8 130.6 113.8 123.3 64.3 60.8 61.8 101.7 82.3 83.1 815.8 666.2 683.8

Unemployment rate

7.7 6.2 6.3 6.2 5.4 5.8 7.0 6.6 6.7 5.6 4.6 4.7 6.4 5.1 5.3
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,172.8 1,190.3 1,190.4 1,953.1 1,981.1 1,983.2 811.8 812.7 817.3 1,635.2 1,665.6 1,667.1 11,228.2 11,603.3 11,623.4

Mining and Logging

9.7 9.9 9.8 54.5 53.8 54.1 26.4 27.6 27.7 59.7 60.2 59.9 293.8 316.0 320.5

Construction

44.7 47.4 47.6 131.1 139.5 140.6 41.8 40.5 41.6 75.3 76.1 77.5 615.6 636.4 643.3

Manufacturing (1)

151.9 155.6 155.6 144.0 146.3 146.9 29.1 26.8 26.3 136.6 142.5 142.6 869.8 885.7 887.5

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

241.2 242.3 243.5 384.1 390.6 389.8 136.8 137.9 138.3 296.1 301.7 302.8 2,251.9 2,338.7 2,341.1

Information (1)

14.1 13.7 13.5 25.6 22.9 23.4 12.8 13.0 13.2 21.9 21.1 21.1 202.0 208.3 207.7

Financial Activities

49.5 49.8 49.4 95.5 95.7 95.2 33.2 35.1 35.8 80.8 83.5 83.5 687.8 707.2 706.2

Professional & Business Services

126.5 128.5 128.4 207.3 214.1 215.3 98.3 96.7 96.2 179.7 178.9 180.8 1,463.5 1,528.4 1,537.1

Education and Health Services

171.6 174.2 174.6 290.4 295.1 297.4 123.8 127.2 128.8 227.0 233.3 232.7 1,487.2 1,532.9 1,540.4

Leisure and Hospitality

105.0 108.8 109.2 214.7 223.1 222.1 88.4 89.1 89.1 152.3 160.6 158.5 1,144.9 1,193.0 1,187.7

Other Services

43.0 44.2 44.0 65.7 65.4 64.5 28.4 28.4 28.2 58.1 59.3 58.6 397.3 402.7 402.9

Government

215.6 215.9 214.8 340.2 334.6 333.9 192.8 190.4 192.1 347.7 348.4 349.1 1,814.4 1,854.0 1,849.0

(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: September 19, 2014