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Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Friday, November 20, 2015                  USDL-15-2206

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         REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- OCTOBER 2015


Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in October. Thirty-two
states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from September,
3 states had increases, and 15 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. Forty-three states and the District of Columbia had
unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, three states had increases, and
four states had no change. The national jobless rate was essentially unchanged from
September at 5.0 percent and was 0.7 percentage point lower than in October 2014.

In October 2015, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 40 states and the District
of Columbia, decreased in 9 states, and was unchanged in Delaware. The largest
over-the-month increases in employment occurred in California (+41,200), Florida
(+35,200), and Ohio (+30,800). The largest over-the-month decreases in employment
occurred in Louisiana (-6,200), Indiana (-3,400), and North Carolina (-3,100). The
largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment occurred in Idaho (+1.1
percent), followed by Alaska (+0.9 percent) and Wyoming (+0.8 percent). The
largest over-the-month percentage decline in employment occurred in Louisiana
(-0.3 percent), followed by North Dakota (-0.2 percent) and Connecticut, Indiana,
Minnesota, North Carolina, and West Virginia (-0.1 percent each). Over the year,
nonfarm employment increased in 47 states and the District of Columbia and
decreased in 3 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increases occurred
in Idaho (+3.8 percent), Utah (+3.5 percent), and Nevada (+3.4 percent). The
over-the-year percentage decreases occurred in North Dakota (-2.1 percent),
West Virginia (-1.8 percent), and Louisiana (-0.5 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In October, the Midwest had the lowest regional unemployment rate, 4.5 percent,
while the West had the highest rate, 5.5 percent. Over the month, no region had a
statistically significant unemployment rate change. Significant over-the-year rate
decreases occurred in all four regions: the West (-1.0 percentage point), Midwest
and Northeast (-0.9 point each), and South (-0.6 point). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the West North Central had the lowest
unemployment rate, 4.0 percent in October. The East South Central and Pacific
had the highest rates, 5.6 percent each. Over the month, no division had a
statistically significant jobless rate change. All divisions except the Mountain
had significant rate changes from a year earlier, all of which were declines. The
largest of these decreases occurred in the Pacific (-1.3 percentage points).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

North Dakota had the lowest jobless rate in October, 2.8 percent, followed by
Nebraska, 2.9 percent. West Virginia had the highest rate, 6.9 percent. In total,
20 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 5.0
percent, 12 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and
18 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.
(See tables A and 3.)

In October, seven states had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment
rate declines: West Virginia (-0.4 percentage point); Kansas, Missouri, New York,
and South Dakota (-0.3 point each); and Colorado and Idaho (-0.2 point each). Texas
had the only significant over-the-month rate increase (+0.2 percentage point). The
remaining 42 states and the District of Columbia had jobless rates that were not
measurably different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that
were at least as large numerically as the significant changes.

Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant
unemployment rate declines from October 2014, the largest of which occurred in
Rhode Island (-1.7 percentage points) and Michigan (-1.6 points). The only
significant over-the-year rate increase was in New Mexico (+0.6 percentage point).
The remaining 24 states had rates that were not appreciably different from those
of a year earlier. (See table B.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In October 2015, 23 states had statistically significant over-the-month changes
in employment, all of which were positive. The largest significant job gains
occurred in California (+41,200), Florida (+35,200), and Ohio (+30,800). (See
tables C and 5.)

Over the year, 35 states had statistically significant increases in employment,
and West Virginia (-13,700) and North Dakota (-9,700) had significant decreases.
The largest significant over-the-year job increase occurred in California
(+463,000), followed by Florida (+239,900) and Texas (+203,900). (See table D.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for October 2015
is scheduled to be released on Monday, December 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment news release for November 2015
is scheduled to be released on Friday, December 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).


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   |            Current Employment Statistics (CES) Data Corrections          |
   |                                                                          |
   |This news release contains corrections to previously released employment  |
   |data in tables C, D, 5, and 6. A complete list of corrections in this     |
   |news release and in the CES (State and Area) database can be found at     |
   |www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.                                    |
   |__________________________________________________________________________|



Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., October 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
--------------------------------------------------------------
United States (1) ...................|           5.0
                                     |
Alabama .............................|           5.9
Alaska ..............................|           6.4
Arizona .............................|           6.1
California ..........................|           5.8
Colorado ............................|           3.8
District of Columbia ................|           6.6
Georgia .............................|           5.7
Hawaii ..............................|           3.3
Idaho ...............................|           4.0
Iowa ................................|           3.5
                                     |
Kansas ..............................|           4.1
Louisiana ...........................|           6.2
Maine ...............................|           4.3
Minnesota ...........................|           3.7
Mississippi .........................|           5.9
Montana .............................|           4.1
Nebraska ............................|           2.9
Nevada ..............................|           6.6
New Hampshire .......................|           3.3
New Mexico ..........................|           6.8
                                     |
North Carolina ......................|           5.7
North Dakota ........................|           2.8
Ohio ................................|           4.4
Oklahoma ............................|           4.3
Oregon ..............................|           6.0
South Dakota ........................|           3.2
Texas ...............................|           4.4
Utah ................................|           3.6
Vermont .............................|           3.7
Virginia ............................|           4.2
                                     |
West Virginia .......................|           6.9
Wisconsin ...........................|           4.3
Wyoming .............................|           4.0
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from October 2014 to October 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |  October  |  October  |    change(p)
                                |    2014   |  2015(p)  |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
California .....................|     7.2   |     5.8   |      -1.4
Colorado .......................|     4.4   |     3.8   |       -.6
Connecticut ....................|     6.3   |     5.1   |      -1.2
District of Columbia ...........|     7.7   |     6.6   |      -1.1
Florida ........................|     5.8   |     5.1   |       -.7
Georgia ........................|     6.8   |     5.7   |      -1.1
Hawaii .........................|     4.1   |     3.3   |       -.8
Idaho ..........................|     4.6   |     4.0   |       -.6
Illinois .......................|     6.3   |     5.4   |       -.9
Indiana ........................|     5.8   |     4.4   |      -1.4
                                |           |           |
Iowa ...........................|     4.3   |     3.5   |       -.8
Maine ..........................|     5.6   |     4.3   |      -1.3
Michigan .......................|     6.6   |     5.0   |      -1.6
Mississippi ....................|     7.3   |     5.9   |      -1.4
New Hampshire ..................|     4.1   |     3.3   |       -.8
New Jersey .....................|     6.4   |     5.4   |      -1.0
New Mexico .....................|     6.2   |     6.8   |        .6
New York .......................|     5.9   |     4.8   |      -1.1
Ohio ...........................|     5.2   |     4.4   |       -.8
Oregon .........................|     6.8   |     6.0   |       -.8
                                |           |           |
Rhode Island ...................|     7.0   |     5.3   |      -1.7
South Carolina .................|     6.6   |     5.6   |      -1.0
Tennessee ......................|     6.6   |     5.6   |      -1.0
Vermont ........................|     4.2   |     3.7   |       -.5
Virginia .......................|     4.9   |     4.2   |       -.7
Washington .....................|     6.3   |     5.2   |      -1.1
Wisconsin ......................|     5.3   |     4.3   |      -1.0
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   p = preliminary.


Table C.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
September 2015 to October 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |  September  |   October   | Over-the-month
           State              |     2015    |   2015(p)   |    change(p)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alaska .......................|     336,600 |     339,600 |       3,000
Arizona ......................|   2,630,900 |   2,649,600 |      18,700
California ...................|  16,211,900 |  16,253,100 |      41,200
Colorado .....................|   2,520,100 |   2,533,100 |      13,000
Florida ......................|   8,115,000 |   8,150,200 |      35,200
Georgia ......................|   4,273,800 |   4,302,800 |      29,000
Idaho ........................|     675,800 |     683,500 |       7,700
Illinois .....................|   5,913,100 |   5,927,200 |      14,100
Maryland .....................|   2,674,000 |   2,684,800 |      10,800
Massachusetts ................|   3,497,700 |   3,508,700 |      11,000
                              |             |             |            
Michigan .....................|   4,263,300 |   4,276,900 |      13,600
Nebraska .....................|   1,000,600 |   1,007,900 |       7,300
Nevada .......................|   1,260,200 |   1,266,400 |       6,200
New Hampshire ................|     653,900 |     658,300 |       4,400
New Jersey ...................|   4,012,600 |   4,028,700 |      16,100
New York .....................|   9,268,200 |   9,296,900 |      28,700
Ohio .........................|   5,396,400 |   5,427,200 |      30,800
Pennsylvania .................|   5,844,400 |   5,858,100 |      13,700
South Carolina ...............|   2,015,800 |   2,022,400 |       6,600
Tennessee ....................|   2,877,900 |   2,888,300 |      10,400
                              |             |             |
Virginia .....................|   3,815,500 |   3,827,400 |      11,900
Wisconsin ....................|   2,892,800 |   2,908,900 |      16,100
Wyoming ......................|     291,900 |     294,100 |       2,200
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   p = preliminary.


Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
October 2014 to October 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   October   |   October   | Over-the-year
           State              |     2014    |   2015(p)   |   change(p) 
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Alabama ......................|   1,937,800 |   1,958,900 |      21,100
Arizona ......................|   2,589,300 |   2,649,600 |      60,300
Arkansas .....................|   1,195,500 |   1,214,900 |      19,400
California ...................|  15,790,100 |  16,253,100 |     463,000
Colorado .....................|   2,481,200 |   2,533,100 |      51,900
Connecticut ..................|   1,670,000 |   1,694,100 |      24,100
Florida ......................|   7,910,300 |   8,150,200 |     239,900
Georgia ......................|   4,205,700 |   4,302,800 |      97,100
Hawaii .......................|     625,200 |     637,100 |      11,900
Idaho ........................|     658,400 |     683,500 |      25,100
                              |             |             |            
Illinois .....................|   5,886,900 |   5,927,200 |      40,300
Indiana ......................|   2,996,600 |   3,057,200 |      60,600
Iowa .........................|   1,555,000 |   1,577,300 |      22,300
Kentucky .....................|   1,872,300 |   1,904,100 |      31,800
Maryland .....................|   2,632,800 |   2,684,800 |      52,000
Massachusetts ................|   3,428,100 |   3,508,700 |      80,600
Michigan .....................|   4,197,300 |   4,276,900 |      79,600
Minnesota ....................|   2,829,600 |   2,853,500 |      23,900
Missouri .....................|   2,740,600 |   2,767,700 |      27,100
Nebraska .....................|     995,800 |   1,007,900 |      12,100
                              |             |             |            
Nevada .......................|   1,224,300 |   1,266,400 |      42,100
New Jersey ...................|   3,974,300 |   4,028,700 |      54,400
New York .....................|   9,132,900 |   9,296,900 |     164,000
North Carolina ...............|   4,174,500 |   4,265,500 |      91,000
North Dakota .................|     467,700 |     458,000 |      -9,700
Ohio .........................|   5,349,800 |   5,427,200 |      77,400
Oregon .......................|   1,737,200 |   1,783,600 |      46,400
Pennsylvania .................|   5,809,500 |   5,858,100 |      48,600
South Carolina ...............|   1,965,300 |   2,022,400 |      57,100
South Dakota .................|     424,900 |     432,800 |       7,900
                              |             |             |            
Tennessee ....................|   2,838,100 |   2,888,300 |      50,200
Texas ........................|  11,664,600 |  11,868,500 |     203,900
Utah .........................|   1,340,700 |   1,388,000 |      47,300
Virginia .....................|   3,778,900 |   3,827,400 |      48,500
Washington ...................|   3,105,300 |   3,198,100 |      92,800
West Virginia ................|     764,300 |     750,600 |     -13,700
Wisconsin ....................|   2,858,100 |   2,908,900 |      50,800
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   p = preliminary.




Technical Note

   This release presents labor force and unemployment data for census regions and
divisions, states, and selected substate areas from the Local Area Unemployment
Statistics (LAUS) program (tables 1 to 4). Also presented are nonfarm payroll
employment estimates by state and industry supersector from the Current Employment
Statistics (CES) program (tables 5 and 6). The LAUS and CES programs are both
federal-state cooperative endeavors.

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

   Definitions. The labor force and unemployment data are based on the same concepts
and definitions as those used for the official national estimates obtained from the
Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample survey of households that is conducted
for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau. The LAUS program
measures employment and unemployment on a place-of-residence basis. The universe for
each is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and over. Employed
persons are those who did any work at all for pay or profit in the reference week
(the week including the 12th of the month) or worked 15 hours or more without pay
in a family business or farm, plus those not working who had a job from which they
were temporarily absent, whether or not paid, for such reasons as bad weather,
labor-management dispute, illness, or vacation. Unemployed persons are those who
were not employed during the reference week (based on the definition above), had
actively looked for a job sometime in the 4-week period ending with the reference
week, and were currently available for work; persons on layoff expecting recall
need not be looking for work to be counted as unemployed. The labor force is the
sum of employed and unemployed persons. The unemployment rate is the number of
unemployed as a percent of the labor force.

   Method of estimation. Estimates for 48 of the 50 states, the District of Columbia,
the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division, New York City, and the
balances of California and New York State are produced using time-series models.
This method, which underwent substantial enhancement at the beginning of 2015,
utilizes data from several sources, including the CPS, the CES, and state
unemployment insurance (UI) programs. Estimates for the state of California
are derived by summing the estimates for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
metropolitan division and the balance of California. Similarly, estimates for
New York State are derived by summing the estimates for New York City and the
balance of New York State. Estimates for the nine census divisions, as well as
the five additional substate areas contained in this release (the Cleveland-Elyria
and Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metropolitan areas and the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington
Heights, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett metropolitan
divisions) and their respective balances of state are based on similar model-based 
approaches. Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing the model-based
estimates for the component divisions. Each month, census division estimates are
controlled to the national totals; state estimates are then controlled to their
respective division totals. Substate and balance-of-state estimates for the five
areas noted above are controlled to their respective state totals. Estimates for
Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the CPS. A
detailed description of the estimation procedures is available from BLS upon
request.

   Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data for prior years reflect
adjustments made at the end of each year. The adjusted estimates reflect updated
population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions in the other data
sources, and model re-estimation. In most years, historical data for the most
recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted) are
revised near the beginning of each calendar year, prior to the release of January
estimates. With the introduction of a new generation of times-series models in
early 2015, historical data were re-estimated back to the series beginnings in
1976, 1990, or 1994.

   Seasonal adjustment. The LAUS program introduced smoothed seasonally adjusted (SSA)
estimates in January 2010. These are seasonally adjusted data that have incorporated
a long-run trend smoothing procedure, resulting in estimates that are less volatile
than those previously produced. The estimates are smoothed using a Henderson Trend
Filter (H13). The H13 uses a filtering procedure, based on moving averages, to remove
the irregular fluctuations from the seasonally adjusted series, leaving the trend. The
same process is used on both historical and current year estimates. For more information
about the smoothing technique, see the BLS website at www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm. 

   Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the
delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on February 28, 2013.
A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available online at
www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. 

Employment--from the CES program

   Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls who receive pay
for any part of the pay period that includes the 12th of the month. Persons are counted
at their place of work rather than at their place of residence; those appearing on more
than one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries are classified on the basis
of their principal activity in accordance with the 2012 version of the North American
Industry Classification System.

   Method of estimation. CES State and Area employment data are produced using several
estimation procedures. Where possible these data are produced using a "weighted link
relative" estimation technique in which a ratio of current month weighted employment to
that of the previous-month weighted employment is computed from a sample of establishments
reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are then
obtained by multiplying these ratios by the previous month’s employment estimates. The
weighted link relative technique is utilized for data series where the sample size meets
certain statistical criteria. 

   For some employment series, the sample of establishments is very small or highly
variable. In these cases, a model-based approach is used in estimation. These models
use the direct sample estimates (described above), combined with forecasts of historical
(benchmarked) data to decrease volatility in estimation. Two different models (Fay-Herriot
Model and Small Domain Model) are used depending on the industry level being estimated.
For more detailed information about each model, refer to the BLS Handbook of Methods.

   Annual revisions. Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a complete count of
jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax reports that are submitted by
employers who are covered under state unemployment insurance (UI) laws. The benchmark
information is used to adjust the monthly estimates between the new benchmark and the
preceding one and also to establish the level of employment for the new benchmark month.
Thus, the benchmarking process establishes the level of employment, and the sample is
used to measure the month-to-month changes in the level for the subsequent months.

   Seasonal adjustment. Payroll employment data are seasonally adjusted at the statewide
supersector level. In some states, the seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is
computed by aggregating the independently adjusted supersector series. In other states,
the seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is independently adjusted. Revisions of
historical data for the most recent 5 years are made once a year, coincident with annual
benchmark adjustments.

   Caution on aggregating state data. State estimation procedures are designed to produce
accurate data for each individual state. BLS independently develops a national employment
series; state estimates are not forced to sum to national totals. Because each state
series is subject to larger sampling and nonsampling errors than the national series,
summing them cumulates individual state level errors and can cause significant distortions
at an aggregate level. Due to these statistical limitations, BLS does not compile a "sum-
of-states" employment series, and cautions users that such a series is subject to a
relatively large and volatile error structure.

Reliability of the estimates

   The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys, administrative
data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and other types of errors. Sampling
error is a measure of sampling variability--that is, variation that occurs by chance
because a sample rather than the entire population is surveyed. Survey data also are
subject to nonsampling errors, such as those which can be introduced into the data
collection and processing operations. Estimates not directly derived from sample surveys
are subject to additional errors resulting from the specific estimation processes used.
The sums of individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the same tables
because of rounding. Unemployment rates are computed from unrounded data and thus may
differ slightly from rates computed using the rounded data displayed in the tables.

   Use of error measures. The introductory section of this release preserves the long-
time practice of highlighting the direction of the movements in regional and state
unemployment rates and state nonfarm payroll employment regardless of their statistical
significance. The remainder of the analysis in the release takes statistical significance
into consideration. 

   Labor force and unemployment estimates. Model-based error measures for seasonally
adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month and over-the-year
changes are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm. BLS uses a 90-percent
confidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS unemployment rates are
statistically significant. The average magnitude of the current year over-the-month
change in a state unemployment rate that is required for statistical significance at
the 90-percent confidence level is just over 0.2 percentage point; the average amount
of the current over-the-year change in a state rate for significance is about 0.7
point. More details can be found on the website. Measures of nonsampling error are not
available.

Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the total nonfarm
and supersector levels are available online at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. BLS uses a
90-percent confidence level in determining whether changes in CES employment levels are
statistically significant. Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is
available online at www.bls.gov/sae/. 

Additional information

Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as well as nonfarm
employment from the CES program, for 394 metropolitan areas and metropolitan New
England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) are available in the news release, Metropolitan
Area Employment and Unemployment. Estimates of labor force, employment, and unemployment
for approximately 7,500 subnational areas are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/.
Employment data from the CES program for states and metropolitan areas are available
online at www.bls.gov/sae/. Information in this release will be made available to sensory
impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service:
(800) 877-8339.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED   

Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Oct.     Aug.     Sept.    Oct.     Oct.     Aug.     Sept.    Oct.     Oct.     Aug.     Sept.    Oct.  
                       2014     2015     2015     2015     2014     2015     2015     2015     2014     2015     2015     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,253.7 28,442.1 28,372.6 28,364.2  1,637.6  1,445.2  1,419.5  1,391.7    5.8      5.1      5.0      4.9  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,810.4  7,849.2  7,808.3  7,780.9    438.6    363.0    357.0    357.3    5.6      4.6      4.6      4.6  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,443.3 20,592.9 20,564.3 20,583.3  1,199.0  1,082.2  1,062.5  1,034.4    5.9      5.3      5.2      5.0  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 57,058.0 57,154.6 57,084.6 57,133.8  3,276.8  2,923.5  2,895.7  2,906.5    5.7      5.1      5.1      5.1  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,263.0 30,291.7 30,286.1 30,342.3  1,804.0  1,627.1  1,600.7  1,593.3    6.0      5.4      5.3      5.3  
  East South Central  8,344.3  8,467.7  8,433.6  8,423.8    541.7    485.2    479.0    470.2    6.5      5.7      5.7      5.6  
  West South Central 18,450.7 18,395.2 18,364.9 18,367.7    931.1    811.3    816.0    842.9    5.0      4.4      4.4      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,508.4 34,452.7 34,439.3 34,503.9  1,878.1  1,598.4  1,562.4  1,563.8    5.4      4.6      4.5      4.5  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,354.9 23,322.9 23,313.2 23,345.8  1,394.4  1,136.1  1,114.6  1,122.2    6.0      4.9      4.8      4.8  
  West North Central 11,153.5 11,129.8 11,126.1 11,158.1    483.7    462.2    447.9    441.6    4.3      4.2      4.0      4.0  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,673.2 36,985.0 36,932.4 36,916.3  2,376.0  2,090.3  2,051.0  2,016.2    6.5      5.7      5.6      5.5  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,291.3 11,418.7 11,409.7 11,406.1    615.9    585.7    584.9    577.8    5.5      5.1      5.1      5.1  
  Pacific........... 25,381.8 25,566.3 25,522.7 25,510.2  1,760.1  1,504.6  1,466.0  1,438.5    6.9      5.9      5.7      5.6  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The states (including the District of Columbia) that compose the various census
divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New
Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South
Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West
North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Estimates for
the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED     

Table 2.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                         September          October          September          October          September          October     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,128.5 28,244.8 28,296.2 28,389.5  1,589.8  1,359.0  1,535.8  1,294.8    5.7      4.8      5.4      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,779.7  7,743.2  7,816.7  7,763.9    432.8    341.6    404.7    333.6    5.6      4.4      5.2      4.3  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,348.8 20,501.6 20,479.5 20,625.6  1,157.0  1,017.4  1,131.2    961.2    5.7      5.0      5.5      4.7  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 57,041.3 57,110.4 57,242.0 57,307.5  3,301.7  2,910.2  3,159.4  2,890.6    5.8      5.1      5.5      5.0  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,280.0 30,340.7 30,363.5 30,450.1  1,833.6  1,602.2  1,757.8  1,584.0    6.1      5.3      5.8      5.2  
  East South Central  8,343.0  8,398.6  8,357.2  8,434.8    529.7    465.2    507.9    444.4    6.3      5.5      6.1      5.3  
  West South Central 18,418.3 18,371.1 18,521.3 18,422.6    938.4    842.8    893.6    862.2    5.1      4.6      4.8      4.7  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,419.4 34,382.2 34,598.2 34,635.3  1,787.5  1,439.4  1,713.0  1,461.4    5.2      4.2      5.0      4.2  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,311.9 23,273.4 23,431.9 23,432.6  1,330.7  1,042.5  1,296.4  1,079.9    5.7      4.5      5.5      4.6  
  West North Central 11,107.6 11,108.9 11,166.3 11,202.6    456.8    396.9    416.6    381.5    4.1      3.6      3.7      3.4  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,629.9 36,869.9 36,794.7 36,981.1  2,302.9  1,919.0  2,291.9  1,950.4    6.3      5.2      6.2      5.3  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,286.2 11,414.9 11,331.1 11,420.2    603.4    559.5    588.5    543.3    5.3      4.9      5.2      4.8  
  Pacific........... 25,343.7 25,455.0 25,463.7 25,560.9  1,699.5  1,359.5  1,703.3  1,407.2    6.7      5.3      6.7      5.5  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The composition of the regions and divisions is described in table 1. Estimates for
the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                 LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                           SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 3.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                             Unemployed                          
                                                                                                                                 
                                    Civilian labor force                                                                         
                                                                                                                                 
     State and area                                                                Number              Percent of labor force    
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                             Oct.      Aug.      Sept.      Oct.      Oct.      Aug.     Sept.     Oct.   Oct.  Aug.  Sept.  Oct.
                             2014      2015      2015      2015p      2014      2015     2015     2015p   2014  2015  2015  2015p
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
Alabama..................   2,129.9   2,146.2   2,140.0   2,141.8    132.7     132.0     129.3     127.2    6.2   6.2   6.0   5.9
Alaska...................     366.4     362.8     362.5     362.7     24.4      23.8      23.3      23.3    6.7   6.6   6.4   6.4
Arizona..................   3,106.9   3,141.1   3,144.4   3,148.2    206.0     196.8     197.0     193.0    6.6   6.3   6.3   6.1
Arkansas.................   1,306.6   1,338.5   1,337.3   1,337.2     75.5      72.2      69.8      68.5    5.8   5.4   5.2   5.1
California...............  18,883.8  19,035.8  19,004.6  18,993.6  1,366.2   1,164.0   1,121.2   1,094.7    7.2   6.1   5.9   5.8
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                        
    Glendale (1).........   5,045.8   5,055.8   5,030.0   5,002.2    405.4     348.7     327.0     306.3    8.0   6.9   6.5   6.1
Colorado.................   2,822.4   2,806.6   2,804.9   2,807.6    124.1     118.2     111.4     105.8    4.4   4.2   4.0   3.8
Connecticut..............   1,893.3   1,903.4   1,899.1   1,895.9    119.7     100.1      98.6      97.0    6.3   5.3   5.2   5.1
Delaware.................     454.9     463.4     464.0     466.0     24.6      22.5      22.9      23.6    5.4   4.8   4.9   5.1
District of Columbia.....     382.6     386.6     386.8     387.8     29.6      26.2      25.9      25.5    7.7   6.8   6.7   6.6
Florida..................   9,629.6   9,501.6   9,532.3   9,578.3    557.5     509.4     498.5     492.1    5.8   5.4   5.2   5.1
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                             
    Kendall (1)..........   1,327.7   1,304.5   1,309.7   1,315.0     85.1      77.0      76.5      76.6    6.4   5.9   5.8   5.8
                                                                                                                                 
Georgia..................   4,742.4   4,732.1   4,728.9   4,736.3    321.8     276.8     272.1     269.0    6.8   5.8   5.8   5.7
Hawaii...................     670.5     673.2     675.1     677.2     27.6      23.8      23.2      22.5    4.1   3.5   3.4   3.3
Idaho....................     777.7     799.5     800.8     802.7     35.8      33.3      33.4      32.4    4.6   4.2   4.2   4.0
Illinois.................   6,513.4   6,492.7   6,499.2   6,518.9    411.4     362.9     352.7     353.4    6.3   5.6   5.4   5.4
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                            
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,797.3   3,777.9   3,766.8   3,766.5    241.0     210.3     202.0     197.9    6.3   5.6   5.4   5.3
Indiana..................   3,247.0   3,265.1   3,268.5   3,272.7    189.5     149.1     145.4     144.0    5.8   4.6   4.4   4.4
Iowa.....................   1,713.3   1,700.1   1,701.9   1,704.9     73.8      62.5      61.4      60.3    4.3   3.7   3.6   3.5
Kansas...................   1,502.2   1,476.0   1,481.5   1,491.6     63.7      67.4      64.5      61.8    4.2   4.6   4.4   4.1
Kentucky.................   1,976.3   1,941.7   1,930.6   1,929.1    111.6     100.5      97.1      93.8    5.6   5.2   5.0   4.9
Louisiana................   2,188.8   2,180.8   2,164.7   2,152.9    154.0     130.6     128.9     132.4    7.0   6.0   6.0   6.2
Maine....................     695.3     689.2     685.4     681.7     38.7      31.1      30.2      29.1    5.6   4.5   4.4   4.3
                                                                                                                                 
Maryland.................   3,104.4   3,152.8   3,152.1   3,158.3    173.6     161.1     160.0     161.9    5.6   5.1   5.1   5.1
Massachusetts............   3,578.2   3,591.7   3,569.6   3,560.9    196.0     167.7     163.1     164.0    5.5   4.7   4.6   4.6
Michigan.................   4,748.0   4,728.8   4,730.4   4,743.2    313.7     241.8     234.8     238.1    6.6   5.1   5.0   5.0
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                
    Dearborn (2).........   2,019.0   1,994.3   1,994.6   1,996.2    160.2     111.1     109.0     113.0    7.9   5.6   5.5   5.7
Minnesota................   2,975.3   3,003.5   2,996.0   2,997.5    109.1     118.9     114.4     111.0    3.7   4.0   3.8   3.7
Mississippi..............   1,221.2   1,267.7   1,272.7   1,278.6     88.6      79.6      77.2      75.0    7.3   6.3   6.1   5.9
Missouri.................   3,074.4   3,057.7   3,057.8   3,073.8    170.0     171.4     161.3     153.7    5.5   5.6   5.3   5.0
Montana..................     516.2     524.9     524.5     524.5     23.7      21.8      21.7      21.5    4.6   4.2   4.1   4.1
Nebraska.................   1,021.5   1,006.7   1,007.5   1,009.7     31.9      28.7      29.1      29.5    3.1   2.8   2.9   2.9
Nevada...................   1,396.8   1,428.1   1,429.5   1,431.3    100.8      96.9      95.7      94.0    7.2   6.8   6.7   6.6
New Hampshire............     740.8     747.3     743.6     741.0     30.2      26.8      25.3      24.4    4.1   3.6   3.4   3.3
                                                                                                                                 
New Jersey...............   4,534.4   4,527.6   4,518.2   4,522.9    288.5     257.9     251.4     243.6    6.4   5.7   5.6   5.4
New Mexico...............     916.6     926.3     923.5     918.6     56.8      61.8      62.5      62.4    6.2   6.7   6.8   6.8
New York.................   9,536.8   9,628.5   9,617.3   9,632.9    562.1     501.7     486.1     466.1    5.9   5.2   5.1   4.8
  New York City..........   4,126.0   4,180.8   4,169.0   4,167.4    272.3     226.3     214.7     200.9    6.6   5.4   5.2   4.8
North Carolina...........   4,626.2   4,753.4   4,753.1   4,762.0    262.1     280.7     275.7     273.6    5.7   5.9   5.8   5.7
North Dakota.............     420.4     411.2     409.9     409.8     11.6      11.8      11.5      11.3    2.8   2.9   2.8   2.8
Ohio.....................   5,729.7   5,702.7   5,695.0   5,701.6    300.2     265.1     254.4     248.7    5.2   4.6   4.5   4.4
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,047.5   1,045.3   1,041.5   1,039.0     60.3      55.0      52.4      49.0    5.8   5.3   5.0   4.7
Oklahoma.................   1,780.7   1,843.0   1,837.4   1,839.5     72.7      83.9      81.0      78.2    4.1   4.6   4.4   4.3
Oregon...................   1,957.9   1,934.4   1,946.4   1,959.7    133.7     117.5     120.1     117.7    6.8   6.1   6.2   6.0
Pennsylvania.............   6,353.1   6,415.5   6,409.5   6,415.2    328.2     344.0     338.7     330.1    5.2   5.4   5.3   5.1
Rhode Island.............     550.9     560.0     558.5     556.8     38.8      31.7      30.4      29.4    7.0   5.7   5.4   5.3
                                                                                                                                 
South Carolina...........   2,208.5   2,249.3   2,250.0   2,255.5    145.7     135.1     129.0     126.6    6.6   6.0   5.7   5.6
South Dakota.............     448.8     455.6     454.9     454.2     14.8      16.6      15.9      14.7    3.3   3.7   3.5   3.2
Tennessee................   2,983.9   3,055.3   3,043.0   3,044.8    197.5     173.6     173.2     169.6    6.6   5.7   5.7   5.6
Texas....................  13,147.7  13,012.4  13,010.0  13,036.2    619.6     538.0     544.7     570.1    4.7   4.1   4.2   4.4
Utah.....................   1,437.7   1,468.5   1,468.4   1,467.1     52.4      53.8      53.4      52.3    3.6   3.7   3.6   3.6
Vermont..................     348.8     348.6     347.2     345.2     14.5      12.5      12.7      12.8    4.2   3.6   3.7   3.7
Virginia.................   4,234.9   4,233.6   4,223.1   4,218.5    207.0     192.0     182.1     177.6    4.9   4.5   4.3   4.2
Washington...............   3,510.6   3,531.2   3,525.7   3,524.5    220.3     185.8     184.2     183.4    6.3   5.3   5.2   5.2
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                              
    Everett (1)..........   1,560.1   1,582.6   1,583.6   1,585.2     71.7      56.5      57.7      61.0    4.6   3.6   3.6   3.8
West Virginia............     780.3     787.2     788.1     787.8     47.8      59.8      57.8      54.3    6.1   7.6   7.3   6.9
Wisconsin................   3,108.0   3,071.9   3,075.3   3,086.7    163.6     137.4     133.5     131.4    5.3   4.5   4.3   4.3
Wyoming..................     306.6     310.5     309.9     309.1     13.3      12.6      12.4      12.5    4.3   4.0   4.0   4.0
                                                                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............   1,138.7   1,126.1   1,132.5   1,145.5    158.0     130.2     129.4     141.5   13.9  11.6  11.4  12.4

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated
February 28, 2013, and are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are
subject to revision the following month.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                     LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                       NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 4.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                               Unemployed                            
                                                                                                                                     
                                    Civilian labor force                                                                             
                                                                                                                                     
     State and area                                                                Number                    Percent of labor force  
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
                                September           October            September            October         September      October   
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
                             2014      2015      2014     2015p      2014      2015      2014     2015p    2014   2015   2014   2015p
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
Alabama..................   2,133.9   2,147.2   2,148.0   2,162.3    132.9     127.0     128.7     121.8    6.2    5.9    6.0    5.6 
Alaska...................     367.6     362.9     363.9     360.7     22.8      20.7      22.5      21.9    6.2    5.7    6.2    6.1 
Arizona..................   3,108.9   3,163.9   3,129.7   3,163.2    214.1     203.5     208.3     193.5    6.9    6.4    6.7    6.1 
Arkansas.................   1,305.5   1,331.8   1,309.8   1,336.8     73.9      64.5      68.4      61.8    5.7    4.8    5.2    4.6 
California...............  18,855.1  18,945.5  18,945.0  19,017.2  1,322.8   1,034.4   1,323.6   1,080.4    7.0    5.5    7.0    5.7 
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                            
    Glendale (1).........   5,049.2   5,005.6   5,066.7   4,989.2    406.9     310.5     403.8     295.5    8.1    6.2    8.0    5.9 
Colorado.................   2,831.8   2,810.5   2,836.4   2,814.7    116.6      93.5     113.2      93.0    4.1    3.3    4.0    3.3 
Connecticut..............   1,883.7   1,892.6   1,899.2   1,894.5    116.2      95.7     115.8      91.6    6.2    5.1    6.1    4.8 
Delaware.................     450.8     460.6     454.6     468.3     24.9      22.6      23.8      23.7    5.5    4.9    5.2    5.1 
District of Columbia.....     380.4     384.3     383.2     389.5     30.4      26.6      29.6      26.0    8.0    6.9    7.7    6.7 
Florida..................   9,705.8   9,645.3   9,711.7   9,634.7    601.8     516.2     568.0     488.1    6.2    5.4    5.8    5.1 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                                 
    Kendall (1)..........   1,319.4   1,314.5   1,333.6   1,321.9     89.2      82.3      84.4      77.8    6.8    6.3    6.3    5.9 
                                                                                                                                     
Georgia..................   4,754.8   4,726.0   4,766.2   4,745.7    333.1     271.8     323.6     269.7    7.0    5.8    6.8    5.7 
Hawaii...................     666.5     673.8     666.9     676.2     28.9      24.5      27.3      22.8    4.3    3.6    4.1    3.4 
Idaho....................     777.1     801.4     780.3     804.0     32.4      29.7      31.7      27.9    4.2    3.7    4.1    3.5 
Illinois.................   6,502.0   6,504.2   6,534.6   6,551.4    400.3     329.1     394.6     349.8    6.2    5.1    6.0    5.3 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                                
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,783.6   3,743.3   3,799.3   3,772.9    234.8     183.7     230.6     188.4    6.2    4.9    6.1    5.0 
Indiana..................   3,234.3   3,262.9   3,265.3   3,284.1    176.3     131.7     182.5     137.9    5.5    4.0    5.6    4.2 
Iowa.....................   1,705.2   1,698.5   1,718.7   1,708.9     68.9      56.3      66.4      54.2    4.0    3.3    3.9    3.2 
Kansas...................   1,495.9   1,491.1   1,503.3   1,508.7     63.4      56.9      58.9      56.2    4.2    3.8    3.9    3.7 
Kentucky.................   1,984.8   1,929.8   1,977.4   1,929.5    109.4      88.3     101.3      82.4    5.5    4.6    5.1    4.3 
Louisiana................   2,185.0   2,152.1   2,207.2   2,158.5    151.5     133.8     150.2     138.6    6.9    6.2    6.8    6.4 
Maine....................     696.4     682.2     698.4     683.8     34.1      25.1      34.0      24.4    4.9    3.7    4.9    3.6 
                                                                                                                                     
Maryland.................   3,107.1   3,137.1   3,117.1   3,174.7    172.8     156.6     169.4     163.7    5.6    5.0    5.4    5.2 
Massachusetts............   3,560.2   3,536.4   3,580.4   3,553.1    201.5     158.9     179.4     159.0    5.7    4.5    5.0    4.5 
Michigan.................   4,744.7   4,739.9   4,763.6   4,760.2    314.3     223.5     299.0     239.6    6.6    4.7    6.3    5.0 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                    
    Dearborn (2).........   2,027.5   2,008.7   2,035.9   2,018.2    165.3     113.5     161.6     127.8    8.2    5.7    7.9    6.3 
Minnesota................   2,969.5   2,987.3   2,976.8   3,001.1    102.9      95.8      88.5      89.8    3.5    3.2    3.0    3.0 
Mississippi..............   1,228.3   1,284.1   1,229.7   1,287.4     91.1      75.6      88.8      75.9    7.4    5.9    7.2    5.9 
Missouri.................   3,058.2   3,074.0   3,075.6   3,109.9    169.9     139.4     152.7     135.2    5.6    4.5    5.0    4.3 
Montana..................     514.9     520.1     514.5     521.3     20.2      17.5      20.9      19.3    3.9    3.4    4.1    3.7 
Nebraska.................   1,013.4     997.8   1,021.9   1,010.1     29.7      26.2      28.4      26.7    2.9    2.6    2.8    2.6 
Nevada...................   1,397.1   1,428.7   1,397.2   1,430.0    101.8      94.3      97.9      88.9    7.3    6.6    7.0    6.2 
New Hampshire............     738.0     734.0     738.9     736.9     28.9      22.3      27.4      22.0    3.9    3.0    3.7    3.0 
                                                                                                                                     
New Jersey...............   4,503.0   4,488.2   4,538.3   4,524.6    286.3     243.9     277.7     226.6    6.4    5.4    6.1    5.0 
New Mexico...............     915.0     915.9     922.6     915.4     57.5      61.6      55.2      60.3    6.3    6.7    6.0    6.6 
New York.................   9,498.3   9,614.4   9,571.8   9,686.7    548.4     462.9     542.7     440.3    5.8    4.8    5.7    4.5 
  New York City..........   4,102.5   4,155.8   4,141.1   4,192.9    265.9     200.2     273.7     196.1    6.5    4.8    6.6    4.7 
North Carolina...........   4,641.6   4,755.5   4,672.8   4,787.4    261.7     256.1     254.2     264.4    5.6    5.4    5.4    5.5 
North Dakota.............     419.3     409.5     420.1     411.0      9.1       9.0       8.8       8.3    2.2    2.2    2.1    2.0 
Ohio.....................   5,732.0   5,689.1   5,759.0   5,736.6    293.5     245.7     279.2     240.2    5.1    4.3    4.8    4.2 
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,046.8   1,037.9   1,044.7   1,034.8     58.2      50.4      55.0      43.6    5.6    4.9    5.3    4.2 
Oklahoma.................   1,783.1   1,841.8   1,795.6   1,856.5     74.6      76.8      74.3      77.3    4.2    4.2    4.1    4.2 
Oregon...................   1,957.5   1,968.1   1,967.6   1,981.6    122.8     111.0     126.3     106.1    6.3    5.6    6.4    5.4 
Pennsylvania.............   6,347.5   6,399.0   6,369.4   6,414.3    322.3     310.5     310.9     294.3    5.1    4.9    4.9    4.6 
Rhode Island.............     552.8     553.5     550.9     553.1     37.9      26.3      35.7      25.7    6.9    4.8    6.5    4.7 
                                                                                                                                     
South Carolina...........   2,209.6   2,252.7   2,218.4   2,260.6    150.6     130.5     145.3     130.6    6.8    5.8    6.6    5.8 
South Dakota.............     446.0     450.6     449.9     453.0     13.0      13.4      12.8      11.1    2.9    3.0    2.9    2.5 
Tennessee................   2,996.0   3,037.4   3,002.1   3,055.6    196.2     174.3     189.1     164.3    6.5    5.7    6.3    5.4 
Texas....................  13,144.7  13,045.4  13,208.8  13,070.8    638.4     567.8     600.7     584.4    4.9    4.4    4.5    4.5 
Utah.....................   1,435.0   1,467.1   1,443.9   1,464.3     49.2      48.7      49.5      48.5    3.4    3.3    3.4    3.3 
Vermont..................     348.7     344.5     349.0     342.5     14.2      13.3      12.4      10.9    4.1    3.9    3.5    3.2 
Virginia.................   4,242.2   4,189.5   4,252.0   4,197.5    212.5     172.6     199.8     173.5    5.0    4.1    4.7    4.1 
Washington...............   3,497.1   3,504.7   3,520.3   3,525.1    202.3     168.9     203.6     175.9    5.8    4.8    5.8    5.0 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                  
    Everett (1)..........   1,554.4   1,575.8   1,556.7   1,575.5     72.3      61.5      70.0      66.4    4.6    3.9    4.5    4.2 
West Virginia............     787.9     789.7     787.5     791.6     45.9      49.3      44.1      44.4    5.8    6.2    5.6    5.6 
Wisconsin................   3,098.8   3,077.2   3,109.4   3,100.5    146.4     112.4     141.1     112.4    4.7    3.7    4.5    3.6 
Wyoming..................     306.5     307.3     306.5     307.3     11.7      10.7      11.9      11.8    3.8    3.5    3.9    3.9 
                                                                                                                                     
Puerto Rico..............   1,130.2   1,138.2   1,138.1   1,159.9    169.5     138.8     155.0     164.2   15.0   12.2   13.6   14.2 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current
Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013, and
are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the
following month.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total(1) Construction Manufacturing
Oct.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015(p)
Oct.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015(p)
Oct.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015(p)

Alabama(2)

1,937.8 1,953.7 1,956.5 1,958.9 80.1 83.3 84.1 83.6 - - - -

Alaska

337.2 336.0 336.6 339.6 17.3 18.1 18.8 17.9 13.5 13.2 13.2 13.3

Arizona

2,589.3 2,626.8 2,630.9 2,649.6 124.4 129.2 130.2 129.3 156.3 156.3 155.1 156.1

Arkansas

1,195.5 1,215.2 1,215.1 1,214.9 45.2 52.4 53.4 53.4 156.8 152.8 152.3 152.8

California

15,790.1 16,190.8 16,211.9 16,253.1 685.0 723.7 727.2 734.8 1,271.8 1,269.0 1,268.9 1,268.8


Colorado

2,481.2 2,521.7 2,520.1 2,533.1 144.2 153.2 150.5 154.6 138.3 139.1 140.4 140.8

Connecticut

1,670.0 1,701.1 1,696.3 1,694.1 56.2 58.8 57.3 57.1 158.8 162.0 161.8 161.0

Delaware(3)

440.9 443.9 445.2 445.2 20.6 22.1 21.9 21.6 25.6 25.4 25.6 25.6

District of Columbia(2)(3)

759.5 764.4 765.3 767.3 14.4 14.6 14.6 14.6 - - - -

Florida

7,910.3 8,111.8 8,115.0 8,150.2 406.3 426.3 430.5 425.0 331.9 337.8 336.9 336.9


Georgia

4,205.7 4,260.3 4,273.8 4,302.8 158.7 159.7 159.9 160.5 370.8 371.4 372.9 376.0

Hawaii(3)

625.2 642.6 634.5 637.1 31.7 34.5 33.6 34.7 13.7 13.5 13.4 13.5

Idaho

658.4 675.0 675.8 683.5 36.2 39.8 38.8 40.6 59.5 62.6 63.1 63.4

Illinois

5,886.9 5,916.1 5,913.1 5,927.2 204.1 209.2 209.4 211.1 576.9 570.3 568.8 566.9

Indiana

2,996.6 3,059.0 3,060.6 3,057.2 122.4 119.3 120.6 120.0 513.5 519.9 520.1 525.5


Iowa

1,555.0 1,575.1 1,576.4 1,577.3 76.9 82.1 81.1 80.6 215.5 216.9 215.2 214.2

Kansas

1,399.6 1,399.3 1,408.0 1,410.5 59.2 64.3 64.5 66.1 162.4 160.2 160.9 161.5

Kentucky

1,872.3 1,895.9 1,898.3 1,904.1 72.4 75.5 76.2 76.9 236.7 241.1 242.5 244.2

Louisiana

1,991.8 1,990.5 1,988.9 1,982.7 143.3 138.9 142.2 144.4 148.4 149.5 147.8 147.2

Maine

605.9 611.7 611.6 611.4 25.4 25.5 25.4 25.5 50.7 51.0 50.4 50.2


Maryland(3)

2,632.8 2,674.3 2,674.0 2,684.8 152.3 157.9 158.2 159.9 103.2 101.6 101.2 103.0

Massachusetts

3,428.1 3,499.9 3,497.7 3,508.7 128.1 133.3 131.7 132.4 248.9 249.9 248.9 249.1

Michigan

4,197.3 4,281.3 4,263.3 4,276.9 141.3 150.6 148.8 149.7 579.6 600.1 603.8 602.0

Minnesota

2,829.6 2,862.1 2,855.2 2,853.5 108.3 108.2 106.7 104.5 314.9 313.7 313.7 314.1

Mississippi

1,122.9 1,131.7 1,131.0 1,131.2 46.6 45.0 45.5 46.0 139.1 141.7 140.7 141.9


Missouri

2,740.6 2,777.8 2,766.3 2,767.7 108.4 109.9 110.9 113.7 258.8 260.9 263.8 260.4

Montana

453.3 457.3 456.8 457.5 23.9 24.8 23.9 25.0 19.1 18.7 18.9 18.7

Nebraska(3)

995.8 1,001.7 1,000.6 1,007.9 47.6 47.2 46.6 47.7 97.5 94.9 94.5 95.0

Nevada

1,224.3 1,264.3 1,260.2 1,266.4 63.3 68.9 70.4 70.4 41.7 42.0 42.0 42.2

New Hampshire

651.5 653.5 653.9 658.3 23.3 23.5 23.2 23.9 66.5 67.9 68.3 68.1


New Jersey

3,974.3 4,004.6 4,012.6 4,028.7 141.8 148.5 151.3 151.5 241.7 248.5 246.0 245.9

New Mexico

824.7 828.0 827.2 827.5 42.8 40.9 42.1 42.2 28.1 27.5 27.7 27.5

New York

9,132.9 9,249.2 9,268.2 9,296.9 340.6 355.2 354.7 362.5 450.9 449.3 448.2 451.4

North Carolina

4,174.5 4,254.9 4,268.6 4,265.5 181.4 193.0 189.8 192.0 453.8 462.6 463.1 462.6

North Dakota

467.7 460.5 458.8 458.0 35.9 35.7 35.3 36.2 26.1 26.1 25.8 25.8


Ohio

5,349.8 5,409.5 5,396.4 5,427.2 192.6 186.3 185.3 191.1 675.5 689.6 684.9 690.7

Oklahoma(2)

1,662.5 1,661.5 1,662.1 1,664.3 76.6 81.0 80.3 80.4 - - - -

Oregon

1,737.2 1,782.4 1,781.5 1,783.6 79.0 81.9 80.0 81.0 181.0 186.3 185.7 186.5

Pennsylvania

5,809.5 5,856.7 5,844.4 5,858.1 233.7 242.0 242.7 238.5 567.6 564.8 564.6 564.2

Rhode Island

477.9 483.9 483.4 483.5 16.2 14.9 14.8 15.3 41.1 42.0 41.9 42.0


South Carolina

1,965.3 2,010.4 2,015.8 2,022.4 82.9 89.5 89.7 89.1 231.5 232.0 230.1 230.7

South Dakota(3)

424.9 430.4 430.8 432.8 22.2 22.8 23.1 23.4 42.7 44.4 44.6 44.6

Tennessee(3)

2,838.1 2,875.1 2,877.9 2,888.3 111.8 113.0 113.2 114.7 327.5 331.0 330.5 329.8

Texas

11,664.6 11,819.3 11,848.5 11,868.5 665.3 667.2 667.9 670.5 889.1 855.6 858.5 853.7

Utah

1,340.7 1,385.9 1,385.8 1,388.0 79.4 80.8 82.2 84.7 120.1 126.1 126.2 126.6


Vermont

310.8 314.3 312.3 313.4 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.4 31.3 31.0 30.4 30.3

Virginia

3,778.9 3,814.4 3,815.5 3,827.4 180.0 184.1 185.3 184.4 231.3 234.7 234.2 234.0

Washington

3,105.3 3,192.6 3,191.2 3,198.1 163.4 173.9 172.9 174.9 290.0 292.2 292.6 290.9

West Virginia

764.3 749.6 751.3 750.6 33.5 28.5 28.6 27.7 47.6 47.8 48.1 47.7

Wisconsin

2,858.1 2,898.8 2,892.8 2,908.9 104.8 107.1 106.1 106.7 467.0 473.2 470.3 472.8

Wyoming

293.6 292.3 291.9 294.1 23.7 23.5 23.7 24.4 10.0 9.8 10.0 9.9


Puerto Rico(3)

907.1 914.1 914.1 911.4 27.2 23.9 23.9 23.5 75.1 74.2 73.5 73.2

Virgin Islands(2)

38.1 37.9 38.3 38.1 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown separately.
(2) Missing series (denoted by '-') are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
(3) Mining and logging is combined with construction.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Trade, transportation, and utilities Financial activities Professional and business services
Oct.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015(p)
Oct.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015(p)
Oct.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015(p)

Alabama

374.9 376.9 377.8 377.7 94.4 96.3 95.9 96.1 225.7 226.7 227.6 229.4

Alaska

66.0 67.0 66.3 69.1 12.2 11.7 12.2 12.2 29.6 28.0 28.7 29.3

Arizona

495.2 501.7 500.6 505.2 190.9 196.0 196.3 199.2 386.5 394.3 394.5 397.6

Arkansas

247.6 248.0 247.3 247.8 49.5 51.8 51.0 51.3 135.1 139.5 139.0 139.5

California

2,895.8 2,963.3 2,965.6 2,965.9 788.4 797.7 794.2 795.8 2,471.5 2,585.5 2,585.6 2,601.5


Colorado

434.6 436.9 435.3 435.2 153.4 157.5 156.6 159.7 390.3 384.5 386.5 391.7

Connecticut

302.0 307.5 305.9 306.9 128.3 130.6 130.7 130.9 212.3 217.5 216.6 215.5

Delaware

80.1 79.4 79.3 79.1 45.7 46.4 46.8 46.7 60.1 60.6 60.7 60.3

District of Columbia

31.7 31.3 31.1 31.6 30.6 30.8 30.8 31.2 160.3 164.1 162.6 165.6

Florida

1,640.0 1,677.2 1,678.0 1,685.3 529.2 536.3 540.5 543.1 1,179.9 1,210.5 1,208.7 1,229.6


Georgia

885.9 901.1 902.3 909.1 234.5 236.9 236.4 239.1 629.3 644.6 643.4 649.8

Hawaii

117.5 121.4 120.6 120.0 27.3 28.2 28.4 27.9 82.8 82.8 83.3 83.5

Idaho

132.9 136.3 137.2 138.3 33.3 34.9 34.7 35.1 79.9 81.0 81.0 82.0

Illinois

1,179.3 1,186.2 1,179.5 1,181.3 369.2 370.7 368.6 368.4 916.4 935.3 939.2 938.1

Indiana

578.1 599.5 601.0 597.2 129.9 129.7 129.0 129.2 323.4 327.2 325.7 323.8


Iowa

315.1 317.5 316.0 315.6 104.3 107.1 107.1 106.8 136.3 138.6 139.5 142.8

Kansas

265.6 265.4 267.3 267.9 79.9 80.4 81.3 81.4 171.6 171.2 174.1 173.9

Kentucky

380.4 378.9 382.3 382.6 91.1 93.5 93.6 94.8 214.1 214.1 213.2 215.0

Louisiana

393.3 388.7 386.3 384.5 92.3 92.9 93.6 91.9 212.9 216.8 218.7 218.7

Maine

119.2 120.6 120.2 119.8 30.5 31.2 31.4 30.9 63.3 65.3 64.9 65.2


Maryland

456.2 461.6 460.8 463.5 144.5 147.6 146.2 146.8 425.5 434.5 433.3 436.5

Massachusetts

563.4 566.4 563.5 563.0 207.9 209.9 210.7 210.8 519.5 542.9 542.8 545.8

Michigan

762.4 766.7 766.0 765.3 204.9 213.8 210.3 211.5 622.7 645.2 642.3 644.3

Minnesota

521.0 524.6 522.7 521.9 177.8 182.8 181.7 181.2 356.8 364.5 365.8 367.1

Mississippi

221.2 222.3 221.8 222.2 43.7 44.5 44.4 44.7 102.5 104.2 105.2 105.1


Missouri

523.8 527.0 527.9 528.3 164.1 168.7 167.1 166.2 356.8 358.1 355.6 359.3

Montana

93.3 94.8 95.5 95.8 25.0 27.1 27.0 26.9 40.2 40.3 40.2 39.9

Nebraska

204.2 204.0 204.1 205.9 72.5 73.8 74.4 74.7 112.0 111.9 110.9 113.6

Nevada

232.0 232.5 230.5 232.0 57.6 57.7 56.7 57.1 156.1 163.4 160.9 164.9

New Hampshire

138.2 140.3 140.6 140.0 35.9 36.3 36.7 36.2 74.5 74.1 72.6 74.8


New Jersey

840.6 850.5 852.2 855.2 248.0 247.7 247.8 248.4 636.6 627.5 626.6 635.2

New Mexico

138.8 138.1 137.4 138.3 33.6 34.1 33.9 33.7 99.5 101.8 101.3 102.4

New York

1,563.0 1,572.8 1,577.4 1,578.3 691.3 696.1 693.6 692.9 1,237.2 1,263.3 1,264.5 1,263.6

North Carolina

785.2 796.0 795.2 795.4 211.6 219.2 223.1 221.4 579.0 596.1 599.2 600.0

North Dakota

107.1 105.3 105.4 105.0 24.2 24.4 24.0 23.8 37.4 36.7 36.0 36.4


Ohio

996.4 1,015.7 1,012.4 1,015.3 289.8 293.6 295.7 298.1 710.8 710.7 710.8 714.3

Oklahoma

303.1 306.0 304.4 308.3 79.8 79.9 80.0 80.8 188.0 190.2 190.6 190.6

Oregon

328.3 337.1 336.4 334.6 93.0 93.7 93.5 94.1 223.5 231.6 231.2 233.4

Pennsylvania

1,115.3 1,128.0 1,124.2 1,124.4 313.8 320.1 320.9 320.0 760.8 765.5 765.2 767.6

Rhode Island

75.2 75.9 75.3 74.4 32.7 33.0 32.6 32.9 60.7 64.7 63.5 63.6


South Carolina

377.1 386.3 387.9 388.4 96.4 96.4 95.4 94.0 258.6 266.6 268.1 274.8

South Dakota

85.8 86.7 85.9 86.7 29.4 30.4 30.1 29.6 30.1 30.2 31.2 31.5

Tennessee

597.5 613.2 611.9 612.3 142.3 145.2 145.4 146.2 378.8 382.4 384.8 389.3

Texas

2,339.1 2,372.8 2,384.0 2,386.3 707.3 703.5 705.5 708.1 1,550.6 1,590.9 1,598.1 1,601.4

Utah

256.5 261.7 260.7 257.4 76.4 78.6 78.5 79.5 187.4 195.9 195.4 195.4


Vermont

56.1 55.7 55.7 55.9 12.3 12.2 12.0 12.3 26.8 26.8 26.9 26.9

Virginia

644.8 645.9 646.6 650.9 193.2 195.8 196.6 199.6 674.1 687.7 682.1 690.9

Washington

577.4 591.5 593.2 595.7 155.3 158.3 158.0 157.3 376.7 393.8 391.3 393.7

West Virginia

135.1 134.9 135.6 134.3 30.9 29.8 30.2 30.8 67.7 67.8 67.0 67.9

Wisconsin

525.6 530.8 531.0 530.8 152.1 155.5 155.4 156.8 307.8 315.7 310.1 315.1

Wyoming

55.5 55.0 54.7 54.8 11.3 12.1 12.1 11.8 18.5 18.6 18.9 19.3


Puerto Rico

176.5 177.4 177.8 177.3 42.5 42.2 42.3 42.2 112.5 114.3 114.1 114.0

Virgin Islands(1)

8.0 8.1 8.0 8.1 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Government
Oct.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015(p)
Oct.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015(p)
Oct.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015(p)

Alabama

226.9 232.8 231.4 231.6 188.1 189.5 193.0 193.3 379.7 382.2 381.2 382.0

Alaska

46.6 47.8 47.5 47.9 34.5 33.1 33.3 33.8 81.8 81.7 80.9 80.5

Arizona

386.5 397.3 395.2 397.7 291.4 295.8 298.2 300.9 412.3 407.1 411.3 412.8

Arkansas

173.3 178.6 178.8 178.6 108.5 113.0 113.4 111.8 213.1 213.6 213.5 212.6

California

2,431.9 2,504.8 2,508.1 2,504.3 1,768.1 1,836.2 1,832.0 1,850.4 2,435.4 2,458.5 2,471.9 2,471.2

Colorado

301.7 315.5 314.8 314.4 305.9 314.7 317.0 318.5 407.6 417.7 415.8 415.4

Connecticut

327.1 333.5 332.0 332.4 152.7 155.1 157.5 157.7 237.3 240.3 239.4 237.6

Delaware

73.2 73.1 73.8 74.4 47.1 48.7 48.7 49.1 65.4 65.5 65.8 65.9

District of Columbia

128.7 129.8 131.3 130.4 69.9 69.2 69.1 68.7 235.5 235.0 235.3 235.0

Florida

1,175.1 1,220.4 1,218.4 1,223.5 1,103.7 1,146.6 1,150.6 1,152.8 1,075.8 1,079.6 1,072.9 1,071.5

Georgia

528.7 539.2 543.7 544.8 437.1 449.8 451.5 454.3 688.3 687.7 693.2 697.7

Hawaii

79.2 81.5 80.5 81.2 113.4 115.4 115.2 114.8 125.0 129.4 123.8 124.8

Idaho

94.0 96.4 96.5 98.0 66.6 67.8 67.4 68.7 120.1 120.8 120.9 120.6

Illinois

890.2 897.7 898.6 906.5 556.4 562.1 559.5 563.0 832.6 827.5 829.6 830.8

Indiana

440.6 451.3 455.3 458.2 295.2 301.2 305.2 304.3 425.3 443.8 435.3 431.8

Iowa

224.3 228.4 230.8 230.1 137.7 139.3 141.6 139.7 258.3 258.1 257.7 258.2

Kansas

191.4 192.2 192.5 192.9 124.2 124.1 125.2 124.6 257.7 254.6 255.3 255.1

Kentucky

263.8 270.4 269.0 270.2 183.0 188.0 188.4 189.2 324.2 328.8 327.5 325.2

Louisiana

301.5 309.5 308.6 307.8 222.2 225.6 227.0 226.9 327.2 323.4 323.4 321.1

Maine

123.0 123.5 123.9 124.1 62.6 63.1 62.8 64.1 100.3 99.6 101.0 100.3

Maryland

431.2 443.2 444.2 442.9 263.3 266.9 267.4 270.9 507.0 512.1 514.3 512.6

Massachusetts

739.4 762.6 757.9 763.1 343.9 349.0 354.7 355.3 455.7 460.1 462.4 462.4

Michigan

647.0 661.5 660.0 665.3 406.8 417.5 413.4 413.6 596.9 590.2 582.5 588.1

Minnesota

502.0 515.2 512.8 513.2 254.7 262.1 264.8 262.5 419.5 416.8 416.0 416.5

Mississippi

136.4 137.2 137.0 136.2 126.8 130.5 130.0 129.7 245.6 247.4 247.1 245.8

Missouri

434.8 442.4 440.8 445.9 287.3 291.0 293.4 289.3 432.7 445.5 432.5 432.1

Montana

69.8 70.9 70.4 71.2 60.6 59.6 59.7 58.7 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.8

Nebraska

149.6 153.5 154.4 155.4 86.5 87.1 87.1 86.3 171.7 172.6 171.9 173.0

Nevada

116.5 124.7 122.7 124.0 341.3 357.5 358.9 357.6 152.9 154.4 154.9 154.6

New Hampshire

116.7 117.4 118.2 118.4 66.6 67.4 67.4 68.2 91.0 87.0 87.5 88.7


New Jersey

638.0 647.5 649.6 651.8 358.5 362.2 365.4 367.7 622.2 620.1 621.6 622.5

New Mexico

129.4 131.1 131.7 132.5 91.3 94.1 93.3 93.0 192.1 192.9 192.8 191.7

New York

1,865.6 1,915.8 1,925.3 1,936.2 877.0 881.1 891.4 897.5 1,442.0 1,438.9 1,439.5 1,437.9

North Carolina

571.2 581.3 588.2 584.1 446.9 458.0 462.6 455.4 715.0 712.3 710.7 717.1

North Dakota

59.9 59.2 58.9 59.3 41.7 40.4 40.9 40.6 80.5 81.4 81.8 81.1

Ohio

890.6 898.6 899.7 908.0 538.3 541.2 545.5 552.5 758.8 776.2 763.2 757.7

Oklahoma

228.7 229.6 232.1 232.5 155.8 158.4 160.7 160.9 347.4 349.7 348.3 348.1

Oregon

252.4 259.0 260.9 259.9 183.4 190.2 189.4 190.5 296.9 301.4 303.3 303.1

Pennsylvania

1,189.2 1,200.5 1,197.1 1,207.0 540.3 544.1 550.6 556.1 709.9 717.2 705.6 705.1

Rhode Island

104.9 105.3 105.8 106.0 55.0 55.7 57.4 57.7 60.1 60.0 59.7 59.6

South Carolina

227.6 234.3 235.6 238.3 230.4 240.7 242.6 241.5 358.5 362.0 362.2 362.3

South Dakota

68.7 69.8 69.8 70.8 45.9 46.6 46.0 46.0 78.4 77.9 78.6 79.0

Tennessee

405.7 407.5 410.3 411.9 299.0 310.7 309.2 310.3 425.3 423.7 425.5 427.5

Texas

1,540.3 1,599.0 1,611.3 1,612.7 1,209.4 1,259.7 1,261.5 1,273.9 1,832.6 1,854.4 1,851.6 1,855.7

Utah

176.5 184.6 186.1 185.9 130.8 141.2 139.1 140.0 230.0 231.7 232.2 234.4

Vermont

62.6 64.6 64.0 64.3 35.5 36.4 36.5 35.8 56.1 56.6 56.4 57.3

Virginia

499.3 504.6 506.7 505.3 372.8 374.0 378.7 378.1 707.5 711.0 708.6 707.9

Washington

457.1 471.1 471.3 473.4 296.7 305.8 305.7 306.9 556.2 569.2 569.1 566.2

West Virginia

126.8 128.7 128.2 129.3 73.7 71.5 70.9 70.8 153.9 149.2 152.5 152.2

Wisconsin

433.3 440.7 443.5 447.4 265.5 270.3 268.6 268.3 411.7 416.9 417.9 418.9

Wyoming

27.0 28.0 27.8 27.7 35.2 36.9 36.7 38.3 71.6 72.1 72.0 71.8

Puerto Rico

124.5 128.4 129.1 129.3 80.2 81.6 81.5 81.4 231.2 234.3 234.2 232.8

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.2 7.3 7.7 7.4 11.0 10.8 11.0 10.9

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total Mining and logging Construction
September October September October September October
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

1,930.2 1,957.8 1,943.9 1,965.0 11.8 10.5 11.7 10.3 81.0 85.4 81.6 85.2

Alaska

350.2 349.9 331.0 333.3 18.5 17.9 18.0 17.4 19.7 21.4 18.3 18.9

Arizona

2,575.1 2,632.6 2,606.1 2,666.4 13.1 12.6 13.2 12.2 123.8 131.3 126.7 131.4

Arkansas

1,199.1 1,220.1 1,203.6 1,223.3 9.0 8.3 9.0 8.3 47.4 55.3 46.4 54.6

California

15,728.2 16,190.6 15,876.1 16,339.9 32.4 29.5 31.9 29.5 696.8 746.0 700.1 751.0


Colorado

2,488.8 2,527.6 2,485.6 2,537.3 35.1 34.7 35.4 34.8 148.2 156.1 149.2 159.7

Connecticut

1,668.8 1,694.5 1,683.9 1,708.2 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 59.3 60.4 59.2 60.1

Delaware(1)

440.0 445.6 442.9 447.2 - - - - 20.9 22.1 21.0 22.0

District of Columbia(1)

757.3 764.8 764.9 773.0 - - - - 14.6 14.9 14.6 14.8

Florida

7,831.7 8,067.3 7,915.8 8,155.7 5.7 5.5 5.8 5.5 407.1 435.8 413.5 433.0


Georgia

4,183.3 4,266.5 4,222.2 4,319.1 9.0 8.6 9.2 8.7 160.6 162.6 162.1 163.9

Hawaii(1)

625.1 634.3 627.9 639.9 - - - - 32.8 33.8 32.0 35.0

Idaho

663.8 685.3 668.0 693.3 4.1 3.9 4.1 3.8 38.4 41.9 38.4 42.7

Illinois

5,920.1 5,951.2 5,949.3 5,990.4 10.5 9.4 10.5 9.4 219.0 225.9 220.4 227.2

Indiana

3,017.0 3,082.3 3,032.5 3,092.8 7.3 6.8 7.2 6.7 128.8 125.7 130.1 127.7


Iowa

1,562.3 1,581.6 1,575.7 1,597.8 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 81.1 86.4 83.6 87.3

Kansas

1,399.1 1,411.0 1,413.7 1,424.6 10.4 9.6 10.6 9.7 61.1 66.6 61.2 68.1

Kentucky

1,872.1 1,905.0 1,883.2 1,914.9 16.7 14.8 16.6 14.8 76.5 79.4 74.7 79.2

Louisiana

1,986.3 1,985.3 2,001.7 1,992.9 54.1 45.3 53.4 44.5 145.5 144.0 145.1 146.2

Maine

618.5 624.0 615.9 621.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 27.9 27.3 27.2 27.3


Maryland(1)

2,635.0 2,679.6 2,648.9 2,700.8 - - - - 155.3 160.7 154.6 162.3

Massachusetts

3,443.8 3,517.3 3,466.1 3,546.9 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 135.4 139.0 136.1 140.4

Michigan

4,216.5 4,297.0 4,251.5 4,331.1 8.5 8.5 8.8 8.5 154.4 162.4 154.5 162.8

Minnesota

2,837.0 2,871.3 2,862.1 2,886.4 7.4 7.0 7.5 6.7 120.3 118.5 121.0 117.2

Mississippi

1,124.6 1,132.4 1,129.2 1,137.5 9.4 8.4 9.3 8.3 48.1 46.4 47.6 47.0


Missouri

2,751.2 2,780.2 2,766.5 2,793.9 4.2 3.9 4.2 4.0 114.1 116.4 113.0 118.3

Montana

459.3 463.8 458.0 462.1 9.4 9.0 9.5 8.7 26.8 26.7 26.3 27.3

Nebraska(1)

998.1 1,004.5 1,005.3 1,017.3 - - - - 49.6 48.6 49.4 49.5

Nevada

1,230.9 1,263.9 1,232.4 1,274.8 14.4 13.1 14.4 13.1 66.3 72.2 64.3 71.5

New Hampshire

654.9 657.3 655.3 661.8 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 24.3 24.7 24.5 25.0


New Jersey

3,980.3 4,023.4 4,000.0 4,054.2 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.3 150.3 158.7 148.6 158.2

New Mexico

824.5 831.3 831.2 834.0 28.1 26.7 28.4 26.6 43.0 42.6 44.1 43.4

New York

9,133.3 9,272.9 9,218.8 9,382.8 5.6 5.3 5.6 5.2 362.8 375.0 357.7 379.2

North Carolina

4,170.4 4,278.1 4,211.9 4,303.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.5 182.6 193.0 184.3 194.9

North Dakota

472.1 463.9 474.4 464.8 30.9 26.9 30.9 25.6 39.7 39.4 38.7 39.0


Ohio

5,380.0 5,431.5 5,400.9 5,478.2 15.6 14.4 15.6 14.2 209.7 200.5 205.4 203.7

Oklahoma

1,662.7 1,664.9 1,673.5 1,674.8 62.7 52.3 63.3 51.6 76.2 81.1 78.1 81.9

Oregon

1,735.9 1,786.5 1,755.2 1,801.8 7.9 7.4 7.9 7.3 83.8 84.7 82.0 84.0

Pennsylvania

5,825.1 5,868.0 5,871.6 5,920.3 38.6 35.7 38.2 35.3 244.9 252.8 244.7 249.5

Rhode Island

484.1 489.0 483.8 489.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 17.5 16.2 17.3 16.4


South Carolina

1,956.4 2,016.8 1,972.7 2,030.1 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.7 82.7 89.5 83.9 90.2

South Dakota(1)

428.4 435.3 428.7 436.7 - - - - 24.1 25.4 24.3 25.6

Tennessee(1)

2,842.0 2,891.0 2,857.4 2,907.9 - - - - 113.5 116.4 114.1 117.1

Texas

11,617.4 11,838.5 11,719.0 11,923.8 314.8 287.3 317.1 284.3 663.9 671.1 672.9 678.2

Utah

1,341.1 1,393.4 1,353.1 1,400.8 12.3 11.4 12.5 11.7 81.5 85.9 82.2 87.6


Vermont

311.6 313.7 315.4 318.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 16.2 15.8 15.7 15.9

Virginia

3,785.8 3,819.9 3,797.5 3,845.4 9.4 8.3 9.3 8.3 181.9 187.7 181.8 186.2

Washington

3,110.3 3,204.2 3,131.0 3,224.0 6.4 6.1 6.3 5.9 169.5 181.4 169.2 180.6

West Virginia

768.5 755.9 773.1 759.5 30.3 26.4 30.2 25.5 36.7 31.3 36.7 30.9

Wisconsin

2,868.0 2,912.6 2,887.9 2,939.4 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.3 112.7 114.9 113.2 115.0

Wyoming

299.5 298.3 295.8 296.3 27.6 22.9 27.3 22.9 25.6 25.7 25.0 25.7


Puerto Rico(1)

899.5 905.6 906.1 910.2 - - - - 27.1 23.7 27.2 23.4

Virgin Islands(1)

37.5 37.7 37.7 37.7 - - - - 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6

Footnotes
(1) Mining and logging is combined with construction.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information
September October September October September October
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

253.9 252.5 254.0 251.6 372.6 375.4 375.0 377.6 21.7 21.9 22.3 22.0

Alaska

15.4 15.1 10.4 10.2 68.0 68.8 64.0 67.0 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.3

Arizona

156.3 155.3 156.2 156.0 489.6 496.0 495.8 505.8 43.0 43.1 42.4 43.6

Arkansas

155.3 152.4 156.9 153.0 246.2 245.6 246.3 246.7 13.5 13.7 13.7 13.6

California

1,289.5 1,288.3 1,278.1 1,274.9 2,877.0 2,954.1 2,908.4 2,978.8 461.7 479.1 464.7 478.4


Colorado

138.2 140.9 139.3 141.9 433.7 434.6 433.7 434.1 69.6 67.4 68.8 66.9

Connecticut

158.9 161.6 159.1 161.3 299.4 304.1 302.9 307.9 31.7 31.5 31.3 32.1

Delaware

25.8 25.7 25.9 25.8 79.7 79.5 80.5 79.5 4.8 4.5 4.8 4.5

District of Columbia

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 30.6 30.9 31.6 31.5 17.1 17.1 16.9 16.9

Florida

332.4 337.1 332.4 337.4 1,615.2 1,659.5 1,630.7 1,676.0 135.5 134.5 135.8 135.7


Georgia

370.6 372.6 370.0 375.3 871.1 895.8 886.4 909.5 106.1 107.0 108.0 108.3

Hawaii

13.9 13.5 13.9 13.7 117.1 120.3 117.5 120.0 8.7 8.4 8.6 8.6

Idaho

60.6 63.8 60.4 64.4 133.0 138.0 133.7 139.0 9.1 8.8 9.1 8.8

Illinois

578.6 570.4 578.6 568.7 1,177.7 1,178.3 1,186.9 1,189.2 98.6 97.4 98.1 97.4

Indiana

510.6 521.7 511.5 523.5 575.9 599.5 582.3 601.4 35.5 35.2 34.9 34.7


Iowa

216.7 215.3 215.6 214.3 311.2 313.7 315.9 316.4 25.3 24.4 25.3 24.4

Kansas

162.2 161.1 162.6 161.6 263.7 265.8 266.0 268.4 27.5 28.3 27.6 28.4

Kentucky

236.4 243.1 236.1 243.6 377.9 380.7 380.9 383.1 26.2 26.5 26.0 26.2

Louisiana

147.5 147.6 150.0 148.9 388.9 383.6 392.7 384.0 24.4 25.6 25.7 24.8

Maine

50.7 50.6 50.8 50.3 120.3 121.4 121.0 121.6 7.5 7.4 7.6 7.3


Maryland

103.7 101.9 103.3 103.1 454.0 460.3 457.8 465.2 37.3 37.3 37.2 37.7

Massachusetts

249.3 249.2 248.9 248.9 562.3 562.6 566.2 565.9 85.9 87.9 86.7 87.9

Michigan

578.3 605.0 581.5 603.7 759.6 766.1 766.2 769.2 57.1 54.6 56.6 54.7

Minnesota

315.2 315.5 316.4 315.7 516.9 522.3 523.5 524.4 52.3 52.0 52.9 52.0

Mississippi

139.2 140.8 139.5 142.3 219.8 220.6 220.5 221.4 13.2 13.1 13.1 13.0


Missouri

257.1 263.4 258.7 260.1 523.2 527.8 526.3 530.9 57.3 57.1 56.7 55.7

Montana

19.0 19.0 19.4 19.0 93.2 95.4 93.5 96.0 6.4 6.3 6.6 6.4

Nebraska

97.7 94.8 97.3 94.8 203.6 203.3 205.3 206.9 17.0 17.2 17.1 17.4

Nevada

41.6 42.2 41.8 42.3 231.8 230.3 234.3 234.4 13.5 13.9 13.6 14.1

New Hampshire

66.4 68.2 66.3 67.9 137.0 139.3 138.2 140.0 12.1 12.3 12.1 12.7


New Jersey

242.6 246.8 243.4 247.5 837.1 850.5 842.8 857.5 74.9 75.4 74.8 75.4

New Mexico

28.4 28.3 28.7 28.1 137.9 137.3 138.7 138.2 12.1 12.3 12.3 12.2

New York

454.0 452.0 453.2 453.8 1,559.9 1,575.8 1,569.9 1,584.8 263.7 262.5 264.9 266.8

North Carolina

451.8 464.6 455.1 464.1 776.6 790.0 783.4 793.5 72.7 74.8 73.2 75.1

North Dakota

26.3 26.0 26.4 26.1 107.1 105.0 107.6 105.5 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7


Ohio

678.3 687.6 675.9 691.0 992.0 1,008.1 999.5 1,018.7 71.6 73.2 71.9 73.3

Oklahoma

139.9 132.2 139.4 130.5 301.2 303.3 303.1 308.2 21.6 21.6 21.4 21.5

Oregon

182.8 189.3 181.9 187.4 329.1 337.4 330.6 337.0 32.5 33.6 32.3 33.5

Pennsylvania

567.4 565.8 568.4 565.1 1,107.9 1,120.8 1,122.3 1,131.5 84.7 84.7 83.9 85.1

Rhode Island

41.1 41.8 41.2 42.1 75.3 75.4 75.7 74.9 8.8 8.5 8.8 8.3


South Carolina

230.8 230.0 231.8 231.0 372.9 385.9 377.4 388.7 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.5

South Dakota

42.7 44.7 43.0 44.9 86.0 86.1 85.7 86.6 6.0 5.8 6.0 5.8

Tennessee

326.9 331.6 328.8 331.1 594.1 610.3 597.5 612.3 43.5 42.6 44.1 42.2

Texas

889.1 859.1 889.4 854.0 2,318.6 2,376.7 2,341.3 2,388.7 201.9 208.3 202.8 208.2

Utah

121.2 126.4 120.7 127.2 254.1 259.9 259.0 260.0 33.4 36.2 33.3 35.8


Vermont

31.2 30.6 31.4 30.4 55.5 55.4 56.4 56.2 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.9

Virginia

232.2 234.9 232.2 234.9 640.5 642.3 644.7 650.9 70.7 69.8 70.2 69.7

Washington

293.3 296.7 293.0 293.9 576.9 595.4 578.8 597.1 111.4 112.9 109.8 112.7

West Virginia

47.8 48.3 47.8 47.9 134.4 135.0 136.1 135.3 9.5 9.2 9.6 9.1

Wisconsin

468.0 473.3 467.0 472.9 523.0 531.0 532.5 537.9 47.8 50.1 47.6 50.1

Wyoming

9.9 9.9 10.3 10.2 55.6 55.0 55.3 54.6 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7


Puerto Rico

75.2 73.4 75.0 73.1 172.5 174.4 174.5 175.3 19.5 20.4 19.9 20.4

Virgin Islands

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 7.9 8.0 7.9 8.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services
September October September October September October
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

94.5 96.3 94.5 96.1 225.1 229.2 228.0 231.8 225.8 231.7 227.7 232.4

Alaska

12.1 12.2 12.1 12.1 30.9 29.8 29.3 29.0 46.6 47.2 46.3 47.5

Arizona

189.3 195.4 190.1 198.4 383.0 394.4 389.5 400.7 383.6 394.6 389.1 400.4

Arkansas

49.7 51.0 49.5 51.3 135.6 140.9 136.4 140.8 173.2 179.4 175.1 180.5

California

786.7 794.4 787.4 794.7 2,462.3 2,591.0 2,487.9 2,617.5 2,426.8 2,493.2 2,454.0 2,526.7


Colorado

153.7 156.7 152.7 159.1 393.6 389.4 391.7 393.0 301.1 314.0 302.8 315.5

Connecticut

128.6 130.2 128.1 130.7 212.8 217.6 214.9 218.1 326.5 330.9 330.7 336.0

Delaware

45.2 46.7 45.7 46.7 59.0 59.7 60.4 60.7 72.8 73.6 73.4 74.6

District of Columbia

30.5 30.9 30.6 31.3 158.4 161.7 160.8 166.1 128.8 130.9 132.0 133.7

Florida

523.4 538.9 529.6 543.6 1,172.2 1,205.2 1,182.2 1,231.8 1,165.9 1,212.9 1,181.6 1,230.2


Georgia

233.6 235.8 234.5 239.0 628.7 644.4 635.0 655.4 527.7 543.2 533.1 549.4

Hawaii

27.3 28.4 27.3 27.9 82.4 83.4 83.4 84.1 79.1 80.6 79.4 81.5

Idaho

33.4 35.1 33.6 35.4 80.5 82.7 81.2 83.4 93.8 96.5 95.1 99.2

Illinois

370.1 368.3 369.0 368.2 927.0 949.3 929.6 951.6 884.4 896.1 896.4 912.6

Indiana

128.8 128.8 129.1 128.4 325.5 327.8 329.4 329.4 442.5 456.7 446.5 464.2


Iowa

104.1 106.8 104.0 106.5 137.4 141.1 138.1 144.6 225.1 229.0 229.6 235.4

Kansas

80.3 81.3 80.2 81.7 170.8 173.7 172.6 174.8 190.8 192.2 193.1 194.6

Kentucky

90.2 93.2 91.2 94.9 211.1 213.9 217.8 218.6 262.1 269.4 265.9 272.6

Louisiana

92.2 93.5 92.6 92.2 212.1 217.7 213.1 218.9 300.0 308.9 304.7 311.1

Maine

30.5 31.6 30.6 31.0 64.6 66.2 64.6 66.6 122.7 123.9 124.3 125.5


Maryland

144.4 145.7 144.3 146.6 427.2 436.6 429.3 440.2 426.9 442.0 433.8 445.7

Massachusetts

208.4 211.3 208.4 211.3 524.1 547.0 526.0 552.2 735.0 754.7 746.5 770.2

Michigan

204.9 211.0 204.7 211.3 621.8 645.3 632.8 654.6 641.9 657.3 653.2 671.7

Minnesota

178.5 181.7 177.8 181.2 356.1 366.8 360.8 371.1 498.7 511.9 507.1 518.5

Mississippi

43.3 44.2 43.3 44.3 102.6 105.0 103.5 106.1 136.8 137.8 138.7 138.5


Missouri

164.5 167.1 164.3 166.4 356.7 356.5 359.1 361.7 434.6 441.8 438.6 449.9

Montana

25.0 26.9 24.9 26.8 40.2 40.8 41.0 40.7 69.8 70.3 69.9 71.3

Nebraska

72.6 74.5 72.8 75.0 113.2 112.5 113.7 115.2 148.7 154.0 150.7 156.5

Nevada

57.7 56.7 57.7 57.2 156.4 161.2 157.3 166.1 117.2 122.9 116.9 124.4

New Hampshire

36.0 36.7 35.7 35.9 74.2 72.8 74.1 74.4 116.1 117.3 117.2 118.9


New Jersey

247.1 248.3 247.7 248.1 644.7 633.8 641.7 640.4 633.5 645.7 643.7 657.5

New Mexico

33.3 33.8 33.6 33.7 99.1 101.9 99.3 102.2 128.9 132.0 130.0 133.1

New York

694.4 696.2 693.7 695.4 1,239.5 1,268.4 1,246.7 1,273.1 1,853.4 1,910.5 1,891.6 1,962.6

North Carolina

214.0 223.7 212.0 221.7 580.8 602.1 586.0 606.9 569.2 586.3 578.4 591.8

North Dakota

24.3 23.9 24.1 23.7 37.6 36.3 37.5 36.5 59.3 58.6 60.2 59.7


Ohio

290.2 296.7 290.3 298.7 715.4 716.6 723.0 726.3 890.0 899.1 898.0 915.3

Oklahoma

79.8 80.0 79.8 80.8 186.8 191.1 190.1 192.7 228.6 232.2 229.2 232.9

Oregon

93.8 94.3 93.7 94.7 224.5 234.1 226.0 235.9 249.9 259.4 256.2 263.7

Pennsylvania

315.7 321.5 314.5 320.7 766.2 771.5 771.2 778.0 1,186.2 1,194.7 1,203.9 1,222.0

Rhode Island

32.7 32.7 32.8 33.0 62.3 64.6 61.7 64.6 104.9 105.5 106.8 108.1


South Carolina

96.4 95.4 96.7 94.3 256.0 269.8 260.3 276.7 226.4 235.9 229.2 240.0

South Dakota

29.5 30.0 29.4 29.6 30.1 31.4 29.9 31.3 68.1 69.2 68.8 71.0

Tennessee

142.5 146.0 142.6 146.6 377.6 386.3 381.9 392.5 406.4 411.2 409.5 415.7

Texas

704.5 707.6 710.5 711.1 1,562.3 1,607.8 1,568.6 1,619.7 1,534.5 1,610.9 1,552.4 1,625.6

Utah

75.8 78.6 76.4 79.5 187.8 197.4 190.4 198.5 176.1 187.0 179.5 189.0


Vermont

12.2 12.1 12.3 12.3 27.1 27.3 27.3 27.4 62.2 63.7 63.6 65.3

Virginia

193.7 197.3 193.6 200.0 679.1 685.3 678.2 694.7 498.6 506.2 504.3 510.2

Washington

154.2 158.2 156.1 158.1 381.8 396.3 380.9 398.1 453.1 467.4 458.9 475.1

West Virginia

30.6 30.1 30.8 30.7 67.6 67.4 68.0 68.2 127.3 129.3 128.5 131.1

Wisconsin

150.7 155.5 151.2 155.8 311.0 315.2 312.0 319.4 431.0 441.8 434.2 448.3

Wyoming

11.3 11.9 11.2 11.7 18.7 19.3 18.7 19.5 27.1 27.8 27.5 28.2


Puerto Rico

42.7 42.2 42.6 42.3 110.5 112.4 112.0 113.5 123.3 127.3 125.6 130.2

Virgin Islands

2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Leisure and hospitality Other services Government
September October September October September October
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

187.0 193.8 187.2 192.4 80.1 81.0 80.3 81.7 376.7 380.1 381.6 383.9

Alaska

37.9 37.1 31.4 30.8 11.9 12.1 11.8 12.2 82.9 82.0 83.2 81.9

Arizona

284.2 294.6 288.8 298.2 88.2 93.3 89.4 94.2 421.0 422.0 424.9 425.5

Arkansas

110.0 114.5 109.2 112.4 44.0 44.3 43.7 45.2 215.2 214.7 217.4 216.9

California

1,773.1 1,847.2 1,769.2 1,851.6 544.9 550.6 546.3 553.3 2,377.0 2,417.2 2,448.1 2,483.5


Colorado

304.0 314.9 294.1 306.3 101.3 101.3 101.0 101.0 410.3 417.6 416.9 425.0

Connecticut

152.8 158.9 153.0 158.1 62.9 62.7 63.5 62.4 235.3 236.0 240.6 240.9

Delaware

48.7 50.5 46.8 48.8 18.5 18.1 18.3 18.0 64.6 65.2 66.1 66.6

District of Columbia

70.9 69.9 71.3 70.1 70.6 72.6 71.0 72.9 234.8 234.9 235.1 234.7

Florida

1,071.2 1,123.8 1,083.5 1,131.9 323.8 336.6 324.7 339.1 1,079.3 1,077.5 1,096.0 1,091.5


Georgia

433.3 450.1 435.8 452.9 154.3 153.8 155.2 154.4 688.3 692.6 692.9 702.3

Hawaii

113.3 115.6 113.6 115.0 26.8 27.8 26.1 28.2 123.7 122.5 126.1 125.9

Idaho

69.0 70.2 65.9 68.0 23.1 24.2 23.0 24.5 118.8 120.2 123.5 124.1

Illinois

567.1 571.6 560.8 567.6 252.5 251.6 252.5 253.7 834.6 832.9 846.5 844.8

Indiana

299.1 308.9 296.5 305.6 125.5 126.3 126.6 126.3 437.5 444.9 438.4 444.9


Iowa

141.2 143.8 137.4 139.3 59.1 60.5 58.8 62.4 258.7 258.3 265.0 264.9

Kansas

124.4 126.5 125.0 125.4 49.1 49.1 50.0 49.6 258.8 256.8 264.8 262.3

Kentucky

185.3 191.9 183.7 189.9 64.0 64.4 63.9 64.8 325.7 327.7 326.4 327.2

Louisiana

220.8 225.1 220.6 225.3 71.6 70.7 71.9 71.2 329.2 323.3 331.9 325.8

Maine

70.0 70.7 63.3 65.0 21.2 21.8 20.8 21.5 100.5 100.5 103.1 103.0


Maryland

268.8 273.0 261.7 269.0 113.0 111.5 112.6 111.1 504.4 510.6 514.3 519.9

Massachusetts

355.1 367.2 347.9 359.5 133.2 135.7 132.7 137.0 454.0 461.7 465.6 472.6

Michigan

418.8 426.9 409.0 415.8 171.1 173.6 170.6 174.1 600.1 586.3 613.6 604.7

Minnesota

263.7 273.7 254.7 262.5 113.6 111.9 114.5 114.1 414.3 410.0 425.9 423.0

Mississippi

126.7 130.6 127.0 130.0 38.8 38.0 38.4 38.1 246.7 247.5 248.3 248.5


Missouri

290.9 298.0 290.2 292.2 113.7 113.4 113.3 113.2 434.9 434.8 442.1 441.5

Montana

63.7 62.9 59.1 57.3 17.6 18.4 17.8 18.5 88.2 88.1 90.0 90.1

Nebraska

87.9 88.7 87.2 87.0 36.9 39.1 37.0 38.8 170.9 171.8 174.8 176.2

Nevada

342.7 359.6 341.9 358.1 35.5 36.8 35.2 36.8 153.8 155.0 155.0 156.8

New Hampshire

69.7 70.1 66.1 67.6 26.0 26.3 25.8 26.5 92.0 88.6 94.2 91.9


New Jersey

372.0 380.8 354.6 363.5 169.1 173.8 169.1 172.2 607.5 608.3 632.2 632.6

New Mexico

91.7 94.1 91.3 93.0 28.3 27.9 28.6 27.6 193.7 194.4 196.2 195.9

New York

892.4 911.3 883.0 904.2 394.4 405.1 397.8 407.6 1,413.2 1,410.8 1,454.7 1,450.1

North Carolina

451.9 468.3 451.1 459.5 149.8 155.8 151.9 157.3 715.4 714.0 730.9 733.2

North Dakota

41.4 41.0 41.6 40.5 16.7 17.3 17.4 17.7 81.9 82.7 83.2 83.8


Ohio

542.1 559.6 537.3 551.4 208.3 209.9 209.3 211.7 766.8 765.8 774.7 773.9

Oklahoma

158.6 161.9 154.7 159.6 59.1 60.3 60.0 60.0 348.2 348.9 354.4 355.1

Oregon

189.2 195.7 183.0 190.2 59.5 60.5 60.1 60.3 282.9 290.1 301.5 307.8

Pennsylvania

547.8 560.2 539.8 555.3 254.0 253.5 258.1 256.1 711.7 706.8 726.6 721.7

Rhode Island

58.5 61.0 55.6 58.3 23.1 23.9 23.0 23.5 59.7 59.2 60.7 60.2


South Carolina

231.6 244.4 229.1 240.2 71.8 73.4 71.5 72.7 357.6 362.4 362.4 366.1

South Dakota

47.8 48.1 46.1 46.1 15.7 15.8 15.8 15.5 78.4 78.8 79.7 80.3

Tennessee

302.9 312.2 298.2 309.5 105.8 104.3 105.7 103.7 428.8 430.1 435.0 437.2

Texas

1,202.8 1,258.1 1,197.7 1,261.9 409.9 414.8 413.4 416.3 1,815.1 1,836.8 1,852.9 1,875.8

Utah

129.7 139.1 127.7 136.9 37.8 37.5 37.6 36.4 231.4 234.0 233.8 238.2


Vermont

34.5 35.6 34.0 34.3 10.3 10.5 10.2 10.5 56.8 57.0 58.9 60.0

Virginia

377.9 384.6 371.7 377.0 196.0 198.1 196.5 198.2 705.8 705.4 715.0 715.3

Washington

308.0 317.2 296.3 306.4 114.8 119.6 116.6 120.7 540.9 553.0 565.1 575.4

West Virginia

75.6 72.2 74.0 71.2 55.4 55.1 55.5 55.4 153.3 151.6 155.9 154.2

Wisconsin

272.6 277.8 265.9 268.7 138.4 136.1 138.5 138.1 408.4 412.6 421.3 428.9

Wyoming

38.3 40.0 33.9 37.0 9.9 9.6 9.9 9.6 71.7 72.4 73.0 73.2


Puerto Rico

79.8 81.4 79.9 81.1 17.4 17.2 17.5 17.3 231.5 233.2 231.9 233.6

Virgin Islands

6.9 7.3 7.0 7.2 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 10.9 10.8 10.9 10.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2014 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: November 20, 2015