Southwest - Labor Force Statistics

 

Civilian labor force in the West South Central and Mountain states,
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United States

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155,693 155,613 155,694 156,023 330 0.2

West South Central Division

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(1) 18,071.1 18,228.5 18,194.0 18,177.3 (1) 106.2 (1) 0.6

Arkansas

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(1) 1,324.9 1,315.3 1,306.0 (P) 1,298.2 (P) (1) -26.7 (P) (1) -2.0

Louisiana

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(1) 2,100.9 2,107.6 2,106.7 (P) 2,114.1 (P) (1) 13.1 (P) (1) 0.6

Oklahoma

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(1) 1,818.0 1,807.1 1,793.7 (P) 1,783.3 (P) (1) -34.7 (P) (1) -1.9

Texas

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(1) 12,826.3 12,999.0 12,985.6 (P) 12,979.5 (P) (1) 153.2 (P) (1) 1.2

Mountain Division

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(1) 11,078.7 11,217.9 11,203.8 11,192.0 (1) 113.3 (1) 1.0

Arizona

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(1) 3,011.3 3,038.3 3,039.8 (P) 3,039.0 (P) (1) 27.7 (P) (1) 0.9

Colorado

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(1) 2,755.4 2,804.8 2,803.2 (P) 2,806.7 (P) (1) 51.3 (P) (1) 1.9

Idaho

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(1) 775.7 779.6 778.7 (P) 778.8 (P) (1) 3.1 (P) (1) 0.4

Montana

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(1) 514.0 519.6 519.8 (P) 520.4 (P) (1) 6.4 (P) (1) 1.3

Nevada

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(1) 1,372.9 1,375.4 1,371.9 (P) 1,369.8 (P) (1) -3.1 (P) (1) -0.2

New Mexico

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(1) 926.2 932.1 927.2 (P) 921.9 (P) (1) -4.3 (P) (1) -0.5

Utah

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(1) 1,420.4 1,452.8 1,450.0 (P) 1,446.7 (P) (1) 26.3 (P) (1) 1.9

Wyoming

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(1) 306.1 312.1 312.1 (P) 311.3 (P) (1) 5.2 (P) (1) 1.7

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(1) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(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.
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Unemployed in the West South Central and Mountain states,
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11,408 9,799 9,474 9,671 -1,737 -15.2

West South Central Division

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(1) 1,158.2 940.4 924.6 941.3 (1) -216.9 (1) -18.7

Arkansas

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(1) 101.8 84.2 81.7 (P) 81.0 (P) (1) -20.7 (P) (1) -20.4

Louisiana

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(1) 133.5 103.3 105.1 (P) 113.8 (P) (1) -19.6 (P) (1) -14.7

Oklahoma

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(1) 101.2 82.9 81.4 (P) 82.3 (P) (1) -18.9 (P) (1) -18.7

Texas

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(1) 823.2 668.2 656.0 (P) 666.2 (P) (1) -157.0 (P) (1) -19.1

Mountain Division

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(1) 788.1 665.9 653.8 652.4 (1) -135.7 (1) -17.2

Arizona

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(1) 244.4 206.5 210.4 (P) 213.2 (P) (1) -31.1 (P) (1) -12.7

Colorado

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(1) 188.3 162.5 153.3 (P) 148.9 (P) (1) -39.4 (P) (1) -20.9

Idaho

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(1) 48.6 37.9 36.9 (P) 37.0 (P) (1) -11.6 (P) (1) -23.9

Montana

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(1) 29.3 24.0 23.4 (P) 23.8 (P) (1) -5.6 (P) (1) -18.9

Nevada

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(1) 136.5 108.2 105.4 (P) 105.2 (P) (1) -31.3 (P) (1) -22.9

New Mexico

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(1) 64.6 61.0 60.5 (P) 60.8 (P) (1) -3.8 (P) (1) -5.8

Utah

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(1) 64.0 52.0 51.1 (P) 51.8 (P) (1) -12.2 (P) (1) -19.1

Wyoming

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(1) 14.2 11.8 12.6 (P) 13.8 (P) (1) -0.4 (P) (1) -3.1

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(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.
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Unemployment rates in the West South Central and Mountain states,
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United States

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7.3 6.3 6.1 6.2 -1.1

West South Central Division

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(1) 6.4 5.2 5.1 5.2 (1) -1.2

Arkansas

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(1) 7.7 6.4 6.3 (P) 6.2 (P) (1) -1.5

Louisiana

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(1) 6.4 4.9 5.0 (P) 5.4 (P) (1) -1.0

Oklahoma

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(1) 5.6 4.6 4.5 (P) 4.6 (P) (1) -1.0

Texas

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(1) 6.4 5.1 5.1 (P) 5.1 (P) (1) -1.3

Mountain Division

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(1) 7.1 5.9 5.8 5.8 (1) -1.3

Arizona

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(1) 8.1 6.8 6.9 (P) 7.0 (P) (1) -1.1

Colorado

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(1) 6.8 5.8 5.5 (P) 5.3 (P) (1) -1.5

Idaho

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(1) 6.3 4.9 4.7 (P) 4.8 (P) (1) -1.5

Montana

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(1) 5.7 4.6 4.5 (P) 4.6 (P) (1) -1.1

Nevada

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(1) 9.9 7.9 7.7 (P) 7.7 (P) (1) -2.2

New Mexico

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(1) 7.0 6.5 6.5 (P) 6.6 (P) (1) -0.4

Utah

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(1) 4.5 3.6 3.5 (P) 3.6 (P) (1) -0.9

Wyoming

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(1) 4.6 3.8 4.0 (P) 4.4 (P) (1) -0.2

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(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.
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Unemployment rates in Southwest states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA),
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Arkansas

 

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

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(2) 6.3 4.9 4.9 (P) 5.3 (P) (2) -1.0

Fort Smith, AR-OK

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(2) 8.2 6.3 6.4 (P) 6.5 (P) (2) -1.7

Hot Springs

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(2) 8.1 6.4 6.5 (P) 6.7 (P) (2) -1.4

Jonesboro

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(2) 7.8 5.8 6.0 (P) 6.1 (P) (2) -1.7

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

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(2) 7.2 5.8 5.8 (P) 6.0 (P) (2) -1.2

Pine Bluff

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(2) 10.9 8.4 8.6 (P) 9.2 (P) (2) -1.7

Louisiana

 

Alexandria

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(2) 7.1 5.5 6.1 (P) 6.6 (P) (2) -0.5

Baton Rouge

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(2) 6.6 5.0 5.4 (P) 5.9 (P) (2) -0.7

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux

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(2) 4.6 3.7 3.9 (P) 4.3 (P) (2) -0.3

Lafayette

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(2) 5.1 4.2 4.4 (P) 4.8 (P) (2) -0.3

Lake Charles

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(2) 6.2 4.7 5.0 (P) 5.5 (P) (2) -0.7

Monroe

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(2) 7.0 5.7 6.1 (P) 6.6 (P) (2) -0.4

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner

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(2) 6.8 5.3 5.7 (P) 6.2 (P) (2) -0.6

Shreveport-Bossier City

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(2) 7.3 5.7 6.1 (P) 6.6 (P) (2) -0.7

New Mexico

 

Albuquerque

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(2) 7.9 6.1 7.6 (P) 7.7 (P) (2) -0.2

Farmington

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(2) 7.7 5.7 7.4 (P) 7.6 (P) (2) -0.1

Las Cruces

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(2) 8.3 6.7 8.0 (P) 8.0 (P) (2) -0.3

Santa Fe

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(2) 5.8 4.5 5.8 (P) 5.7 (P) (2) -0.1

Oklahoma

 

Lawton

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(2) 6.7 5.6 5.9 (P) 5.6 (P) (2) -1.1

Oklahoma City

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(2) 5.2 4.4 4.7 (P) 4.5 (P) (2) -0.7

Tulsa

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(2) 5.7 4.8 5.0 (P) 4.8 (P) (2) -0.9

Texas

 

Abilene

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(2) 5.5 4.1 4.4 (P) 4.5 (P) (2) -1.0

Amarillo

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(2) 5.1 3.6 4.0 (P) 4.1 (P) (2) -1.0

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos

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(2) 5.6 4.1 4.4 (P) 4.6 (P) (2) -1.0

Beaumont-Port Arthur

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(2) 10.5 7.4 7.8 (P) 8.3 (P) (2) -2.2

Brownsville-Harlingen

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(2) 10.4 8.2 8.8 (P) 8.9 (P) (2) -1.5

College Station-Bryan

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(2) 5.9 3.9 4.6 (P) 4.7 (P) (2) -1.2

Corpus Christi

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(2) 6.5 4.9 5.3 (P) 5.4 (P) (2) -1.1

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

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(2) 6.5 5.0 5.4 (P) 5.5 (P) (2) -1.0

Dallas-Plano-Irving (1)

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(2) 6.6 5.1 5.4 (P) 5.5 (P) (2) -1.1

Fort Worth-Arlington (1)

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(2) 6.4 5.0 5.3 (P) 5.4 (P) (2) -1.0

El Paso

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(2) 9.3 7.0 7.6 (P) 7.7 (P) (2) -1.6

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown

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(2) 6.5 5.0 5.4 (P) 5.5 (P) (2) -1.0

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

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(2) 7.6 5.9 6.2 (P) 6.4 (P) (2) -1.2

Laredo

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(2) 7.2 5.5 6.2 (P) 6.3 (P) (2) -0.9

Longview

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(2) 6.1 4.5 4.8 (P) 4.9 (P) (2) -1.2

Lubbock

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(2) 5.7 3.8 4.5 (P) 4.7 (P) (2) -1.0

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

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(2) 11.3 8.6 9.6 (P) 9.9 (P) (2) -1.4

Midland

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(2) 3.6 2.6 2.8 (P) 2.9 (P) (2) -0.7

Odessa

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(2) 4.4 3.2 3.5 (P) 3.6 (P) (2) -0.8

San Angelo

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(2) 5.7 4.0 4.3 (P) 4.5 (P) (2) -1.2

San Antonio-New Braunfels

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(2) 6.4 4.7 5.1 (P) 5.2 (P) (2) -1.2

Sherman-Denison

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(2) 6.8 5.0 5.3 (P) 5.4 (P) (2) -1.4

Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR

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(2) 7.7 6.1 6.3 (P) 6.5 (P) (2) -1.2

Tyler

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(2) 6.7 5.1 5.4 (P) 5.5 (P) (2) -1.2

Victoria

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(2) 5.8 4.1 4.5 (P) 4.6 (P) (2) -1.2

Waco

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(2) 6.7 5.0 5.6 (P) 5.8 (P) (2) -0.9

Wichita Falls

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(2) 6.4 4.7 5.4 (P) 5.6 (P) (2) -0.8

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(2) Reflects revised inputs, reestimation, and adjustment to new state control totals.
(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.
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Nonfarm wage and salary employment in Southwest States,
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United States

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136,434 138,497 138,764 (P) 138,976 (P) 2,542 (P) 1.9

Arkansas

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1,173.7 1,190.1 1,186.7 (P) 1,188.9 (P) 15.2 (P) 1.3

Louisiana

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1,949.5 1,968.2 1,973.6 (P) 1,981.3 (P) 31.8 (P) 1.6

New Mexico

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809.5 812.6 807.6 (P) 812.0 (P) 2.5 (P) 0.3

Oklahoma

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1,633.5 1,656.2 1,664.8 (P) 1,663.7 (P) 30.2 (P) 1.8

Texas

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11,211.6 11,530.9 11,561.2 (P) 11,607.8 (P) 396.2 (P) 3.5

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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.
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