Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Friday, December 18, 2015                         USDL-15-2394

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          REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- NOVEMBER 2015


Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in November. Twenty-seven
states had unemployment rate decreases from October, 11 states had increases, and 12
states and the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate
decreases from a year earlier, four states had increases, and one state had no change.
The national jobless rate was unchanged from October at 5.0 percent and was 0.8
percentage point lower than in November 2014.

In November 2015, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 35 states and the District
of Columbia, decreased in 14 states, and was unchanged in Montana. The largest over-
the-month increases in employment occurred in Florida (+35,200), Texas (+16,300),
and Virginia (+14,400). The largest over-the-month decreases in employment occurred
in Nevada (-6,700), Wisconsin (-4,800), and Pennsylvania (-3,400). The largest over-
the-month percentage increase in employment occurred in Vermont (+0.9 percent),
followed by Idaho (+0.7 percent) and Delaware (+0.6 percent). The largest over-the-
month percentage decline in employment occurred in Nevada (-0.5 percent), followed by
Wyoming (-0.4 percent) and New Hampshire and North Dakota (-0.3 percent each). Over
the year, nonfarm employment increased in 45 states and the District of Columbia, and
decreased in 5 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increases occurred in
Idaho (+4.2 percent), Utah (+3.6 percent), and Florida (+3.0 percent). The largest
over-the-year percentage decreases occurred in North Dakota (-2.9 percent), West
Virginia (-1.4 percent), and Wyoming (-0.7 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In November, the Midwest had the lowest regional unemployment rate, 4.6 percent,
while the West had the highest rate, 5.4 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 (-0.8 point each), and South (-0.5 point).

Among the nine geographic divisions, the West North Central had the lowest
unemployment rate, 3.9 percent in November. The East South Central had the highest
rate, 5.7 percent. Over the month, the only statistically significant jobless rate
change occurred in the West South Central (+0.2 percentage point). All divisions
except the Mountain and West South Central 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 November, 2.7 percent, followed by
Nebraska, 2.9 percent. New Mexico had the highest rate, 6.8 percent. In total,
19 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 5.0
percent, 11 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and
20 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.
(See tables A and 3.)

In November, seven states had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment
rate declines: West Virginia (-0.4 percentage point), Missouri and Oregon (-0.3
point each), Minnesota and South Dakota (-0.2 point each), and Iowa and Kansas
(-0.1 point each). Illinois and Texas had the only significant over-the-month rate
increases (+0.3 percentage point and +0.2 point, respectively). The remaining 41
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-four states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant unemployment
rate declines from November 2014, the largest of which occurred in Rhode Island (-1.7
percentage points). The only significant over-the-year rate increase was in New Mexico
(+0.7 percentage point). The remaining 25 states had rates that were not appreciably
different from those of a year earlier. (See table B.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In November 2015, 13 states had statistically significant over-the-month changes in
employment, 12 of which were positive. The largest significant job gains occurred in
Florida (+35,200), Virginia (+14,400), and Arizona (+11,900). The only significant
over-the-month decrease occurred in Nevada (-6,700). (See tables C and 5.)

Over the year, 36 states had statistically significant increases in employment, and North
Dakota (-13,500) and West Virginia (-10,800) had significant decreases. The largest
significant over-the-year job increase occurred in California (+417,100), followed by
Florida (+239,600) and Texas (+179,300). (See table D.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for November 2015 is
scheduled to be released on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The
Regional and State Employment and Unemployment news release for December 2015 is 
scheduled to be released on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 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., November 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           5.0
                                     |
Alabama .............................|           6.0
Alaska ..............................|           6.4
Arizona .............................|           6.0
California ..........................|           5.7
Colorado ............................|           3.6
District of Columbia ................|           6.6
Hawaii ..............................|           3.2
Idaho ...............................|           3.9
Illinois ............................|           5.7
Iowa ................................|           3.4
                                     |
Kansas ..............................|           4.0
Louisiana ...........................|           6.3
Maine ...............................|           4.1
Minnesota ...........................|           3.5
Mississippi .........................|           6.0
Montana .............................|           4.0
Nebraska ............................|           2.9
Nevada ..............................|           6.5
New Hampshire .......................|           3.2
New Mexico ..........................|           6.8
                                     |
North Dakota ........................|           2.7
Oklahoma ............................|           4.2
Oregon ..............................|           5.7
South Dakota ........................|           3.0
Texas ...............................|           4.6
Utah ................................|           3.5
Vermont .............................|           3.7
Virginia ............................|           4.2
West Virginia .......................|           6.5
Wisconsin ...........................|           4.2
Wyoming .............................|           4.1
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from November 2014 to November 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |  November |  November |    change(p)
                                |    2014   |  2015(p)  |
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Arkansas .......................|     5.7   |     5.0   |      -0.7
California .....................|     7.2   |     5.7   |      -1.5
Colorado .......................|     4.3   |     3.6   |       -.7
Connecticut ....................|     6.3   |     5.1   |      -1.2
District of Columbia ...........|     7.7   |     6.6   |      -1.1
Florida ........................|     5.7   |     5.0   |       -.7
Georgia ........................|     6.7   |     5.6   |      -1.1
Hawaii .........................|     4.1   |     3.2   |       -.9
Idaho ..........................|     4.5   |     3.9   |       -.6
Indiana ........................|     5.9   |     4.4   |      -1.5
                                |           |           |
Iowa ...........................|     4.3   |     3.4   |       -.9
Maine ..........................|     5.5   |     4.1   |      -1.4
Michigan .......................|     6.5   |     5.1   |      -1.4
Mississippi ....................|     7.2   |     6.0   |      -1.2
New Hampshire ..................|     4.0   |     3.2   |       -.8
New Jersey .....................|     6.3   |     5.3   |      -1.0
New Mexico .....................|     6.1   |     6.8   |        .7
New York .......................|     5.8   |     4.8   |      -1.0
Oregon .........................|     6.8   |     5.7   |      -1.1
Rhode Island ...................|     6.9   |     5.2   |      -1.7
                                |           |           |
South Carolina .................|     6.6   |     5.5   |      -1.1
Tennessee ......................|     6.6   |     5.6   |      -1.0
Vermont ........................|     4.2   |     3.7   |       -.5
Virginia .......................|     4.8   |     4.2   |       -.6
Washington .....................|     6.3   |     5.3   |      -1.0
Wisconsin ......................|     5.2   |     4.2   |      -1.0
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   p = preliminary.


Table C.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
October 2015 to November 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   October   |   November  | Over-the-month
           State              |     2015    |    2015(p)  |   change(p)
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Alabama ......................|   1,956,700 |   1,965,200 |       8,500
Arizona ......................|   2,651,400 |   2,663,300 |      11,900
Delaware .....................|     446,000 |     448,500 |       2,500
Florida ......................|   8,149,600 |   8,184,800 |      35,200
Idaho ........................|     681,900 |     686,700 |       4,800
Iowa .........................|   1,576,300 |   1,584,700 |       8,400
Nevada .......................|   1,266,000 |   1,259,300 |      -6,700
New Mexico ...................|     827,900 |     831,800 |       3,900
North Carolina ...............|   4,267,600 |   4,279,000 |      11,400
Oregon .......................|   1,785,400 |   1,795,000 |       9,600
                              |             |             |            
Vermont ......................|     313,600 |     316,500 |       2,900
Virginia .....................|   3,833,600 |   3,848,000 |      14,400
Washington ...................|   3,192,900 |   3,203,000 |      10,100
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   p = preliminary.
   
   
Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
November 2014 to November 2015, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   November  |   November  | Over-the-year
           State              |     2014    |    2015(p)  |   change(p)
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Alabama ......................|   1,940,600 |   1,965,200 |      24,600
Arizona ......................|   2,598,600 |   2,663,300 |      64,700
Arkansas .....................|   1,199,100 |   1,213,800 |      14,700
California ...................|  15,840,900 |  16,258,000 |     417,100
Colorado .....................|   2,484,200 |   2,528,400 |      44,200
Connecticut ..................|   1,672,900 |   1,699,700 |      26,800
Florida ......................|   7,945,200 |   8,184,800 |     239,600
Georgia ......................|   4,216,200 |   4,309,100 |      92,900
Hawaii .......................|     625,600 |     638,800 |      13,200
Idaho ........................|     659,100 |     686,700 |      27,600
                              |             |             |            
Illinois .....................|   5,891,500 |   5,927,200 |      35,700
Indiana ......................|   3,005,100 |   3,064,000 |      58,900
Iowa .........................|   1,557,400 |   1,584,700 |      27,300
Kentucky .....................|   1,879,300 |   1,912,500 |      33,200
Maryland .....................|   2,636,300 |   2,689,500 |      53,200
Massachusetts ................|   3,436,800 |   3,513,600 |      76,800
Michigan .....................|   4,207,300 |   4,279,200 |      71,900
Minnesota ....................|   2,830,600 |   2,862,600 |      32,000
Missouri .....................|   2,740,200 |   2,768,800 |      28,600
Nebraska .....................|     996,000 |   1,010,900 |      14,900
                              |             |             |            
Nevada .......................|   1,228,400 |   1,259,300 |      30,900
New Jersey ...................|   3,982,100 |   4,037,300 |      55,200
New York .....................|   9,134,800 |   9,306,800 |     172,000
North Carolina ...............|   4,187,800 |   4,279,000 |      91,200
North Dakota .................|     469,700 |     456,200 |     -13,500
Ohio .........................|   5,361,200 |   5,437,000 |      75,800
Oregon .......................|   1,746,900 |   1,795,000 |      48,100
Pennsylvania .................|   5,816,200 |   5,856,000 |      39,800
Rhode Island .................|     478,700 |     486,700 |       8,000
South Carolina ...............|   1,972,800 |   2,024,900 |      52,100
                              |             |             |            
South Dakota .................|     423,900 |     434,900 |      11,000
Tennessee ....................|   2,841,100 |   2,889,700 |      48,600
Texas ........................|  11,703,300 |  11,882,600 |     179,300
Utah .........................|   1,344,800 |   1,392,600 |      47,800
Virginia .....................|   3,795,900 |   3,848,000 |      52,100
Washington ...................|   3,113,700 |   3,203,000 |      89,300
West Virginia ................|     761,500 |     750,700 |     -10,800
Wisconsin ....................|   2,869,000 |   2,898,900 |      29,900
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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      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Nov.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.     Nov.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.     Nov.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.  
                       2014     2015     2015     2015     2014     2015     2015     2015     2014     2015     2015     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,256.1 28,372.6 28,364.2 28,422.4  1,617.7  1,419.5  1,391.7  1,395.2    5.7      5.0      4.9      4.9  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,816.4  7,808.3  7,780.9  7,763.4    433.6    357.0    357.3    359.4    5.5      4.6      4.6      4.6  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,439.6 20,564.3 20,583.3 20,658.9  1,184.1  1,062.5  1,034.4  1,035.9    5.8      5.2      5.0      5.0  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 57,055.2 57,084.6 57,133.8 57,279.2  3,231.2  2,895.7  2,906.5  2,957.2    5.7      5.1      5.1      5.2  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,252.8 30,286.1 30,342.3 30,446.2  1,775.4  1,600.7  1,593.3  1,599.1    5.9      5.3      5.3      5.3  
  East South Central  8,329.1  8,433.6  8,423.8  8,439.2    534.6    479.0    470.2    479.7    6.4      5.7      5.6      5.7  
  West South Central 18,473.4 18,364.9 18,367.7 18,393.8    921.2    816.0    842.9    878.4    5.0      4.4      4.6      4.8  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,532.4 34,439.3 34,503.9 34,603.1  1,855.8  1,562.4  1,563.8  1,601.6    5.4      4.5      4.5      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,368.6 23,313.2 23,345.8 23,397.7  1,376.2  1,114.6  1,122.2  1,164.8    5.9      4.8      4.8      5.0  
  West North Central 11,163.8 11,126.1 11,158.1 11,205.4    479.6    447.9    441.6    436.8    4.3      4.0      4.0      3.9  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,712.9 36,932.4 36,916.3 36,933.3  2,360.6  2,051.0  2,016.2  2,000.9    6.4      5.6      5.5      5.4  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,302.6 11,409.7 11,406.1 11,412.2    609.1    584.9    577.8    573.2    5.4      5.1      5.1      5.0  
  Pacific........... 25,410.3 25,522.7 25,510.2 25,521.1  1,751.6  1,466.0  1,438.5  1,427.8    6.9      5.7      5.6      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                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          October           November          October           November          October           November      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,296.2 28,389.5 28,236.7 28,418.7  1,535.8  1,294.8  1,533.3  1,305.4    5.4      4.6      5.4      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,816.7  7,763.9  7,818.9  7,753.1    404.7    333.6    408.3    340.4    5.2      4.3      5.2      4.4  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,479.5 20,625.6 20,417.9 20,665.7  1,131.2    961.2  1,125.0    964.9    5.5      4.7      5.5      4.7  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 57,242.0 57,307.5 57,079.2 57,316.8  3,159.4  2,890.6  3,085.2  2,824.6    5.5      5.0      5.4      4.9  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 30,363.5 30,450.1 30,229.2 30,442.8  1,757.8  1,584.0  1,707.3  1,512.4    5.8      5.2      5.6      5.0  
  East South Central  8,357.2  8,434.8  8,337.3  8,442.3    507.9    444.4    498.8    456.1    6.1      5.3      6.0      5.4  
  West South Central 18,521.3 18,422.6 18,512.7 18,431.7    893.6    862.2    879.1    856.1    4.8      4.7      4.7      4.6  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,598.2 34,635.3 34,538.8 34,650.6  1,713.0  1,461.4  1,710.6  1,489.7    5.0      4.2      5.0      4.3  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,431.9 23,432.6 23,383.7 23,433.1  1,296.4  1,079.9  1,282.0  1,117.7    5.5      4.6      5.5      4.8  
  West North Central 11,166.3 11,202.6 11,155.1 11,217.5    416.6    381.5    428.6    372.0    3.7      3.4      3.8      3.3  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,794.7 36,981.1 36,767.4 36,953.6  2,291.9  1,950.4  2,321.9  1,953.6    6.2      5.3      6.3      5.3  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,331.1 11,420.2 11,312.7 11,405.4    588.5    543.3    584.9    539.0    5.2      4.8      5.2      4.7  
  Pacific........... 25,463.7 25,560.9 25,454.6 25,548.2  1,703.3  1,407.2  1,737.0  1,414.5    6.7      5.5      6.8      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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                             Nov.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.    Nov.  Sept. Oct.  Nov.
                             2014      2015      2015     2015p      2014      2015      2015     2015p    2014  2015  2015 2015p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama..................   2,130.1   2,140.0   2,141.2   2,146.3    130.9     129.3     127.2     128.1    6.1   6.0   5.9   6.0
Alaska...................     366.0     362.5     362.7     362.8     23.9      23.3      23.3      23.3    6.5   6.4   6.4   6.4
Arizona..................   3,115.8   3,144.4   3,148.6   3,158.5    206.6     197.0     192.9     190.0    6.6   6.3   6.1   6.0
Arkansas.................   1,309.7   1,337.3   1,337.5   1,335.8     74.8      69.8      68.6      66.6    5.7   5.2   5.1   5.0
California...............  18,901.3  19,004.6  18,994.2  18,991.9  1,355.9   1,121.2   1,094.9   1,081.8    7.2   5.9   5.8   5.7
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                            
    Glendale (1).........   5,049.2   5,030.0   5,002.6   4,985.6    403.9     327.0     306.9     294.1    8.0   6.5   6.1   5.9
Colorado.................   2,823.6   2,804.9   2,807.3   2,811.6    121.6     111.4     105.7     102.0    4.3   4.0   3.8   3.6
Connecticut..............   1,896.5   1,899.1   1,895.9   1,893.1    119.7      98.6      96.9      96.5    6.3   5.2   5.1   5.1
Delaware.................     455.2     464.0     466.1     468.5     24.1      22.9      23.6      23.7    5.3   4.9   5.1   5.1
District of Columbia.....     383.8     386.8     388.0     389.1     29.6      25.9      25.5      25.7    7.7   6.7   6.6   6.6
Florida..................   9,647.6   9,532.3   9,579.9   9,628.0    554.7     498.5     494.1     486.2    5.7   5.2   5.2   5.0
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)..........   1,328.9   1,309.7   1,315.5   1,323.2     84.1      76.5      77.0      78.9    6.3   5.8   5.9   6.0
                                                                                                                               
Georgia..................   4,743.5   4,728.9   4,735.8   4,750.0    315.8     272.1     268.3     265.1    6.7   5.8   5.7   5.6
Hawaii...................     670.7     675.1     677.4     679.9     27.3      23.2      22.6      22.1    4.1   3.4   3.3   3.2
Idaho....................     777.1     800.8     802.4     803.5     34.9      33.4      32.4      31.7    4.5   4.2   4.0   3.9
Illinois.................   6,514.7   6,499.2   6,518.9   6,540.6    405.7     352.7     353.5     371.7    6.2   5.4   5.4   5.7
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,802.3   3,766.8   3,766.1   3,768.5    236.9     202.0     197.9     205.1    6.2   5.4   5.3   5.4
Indiana..................   3,250.6   3,268.5   3,273.2   3,280.4    190.6     145.4     143.9     144.0    5.9   4.4   4.4   4.4
Iowa.....................   1,714.7   1,701.9   1,704.8   1,706.2     73.7      61.4      60.4      58.7    4.3   3.6   3.5   3.4
Kansas...................   1,502.8   1,481.5   1,491.3   1,501.6     63.3      64.5      61.7      59.4    4.2   4.4   4.1   4.0
Kentucky.................   1,974.4   1,930.6   1,929.6   1,935.1    109.2      97.1      94.0      95.7    5.5   5.0   4.9   4.9
Louisiana................   2,195.5   2,164.7   2,153.1   2,143.0    157.1     128.9     132.5     134.6    7.2   6.0   6.2   6.3
Maine....................     694.4     685.4     681.8     678.7     38.3      30.2      29.1      27.9    5.5   4.4   4.3   4.1
                                                                                                                               
Maryland.................   3,104.6   3,152.1   3,158.1   3,167.5    172.2     160.0     161.7     163.8    5.5   5.1   5.1   5.2
Massachusetts............   3,582.8   3,569.6   3,560.7   3,557.4    193.5     163.1     164.1     166.0    5.4   4.6   4.6   4.7
Michigan.................   4,748.0   4,730.4   4,743.4   4,763.7    309.1     234.8     238.1     243.7    6.5   5.0   5.0   5.1
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Dearborn (2).........   2,019.0   1,994.6   1,996.0   2,002.5    157.4     109.0     113.0     118.6    7.8   5.5   5.7   5.9
Minnesota................   2,976.0   2,996.0   2,998.0   3,007.0    109.3     114.4     111.2     106.6    3.7   3.8   3.7   3.5
Mississippi..............   1,220.6   1,272.7   1,278.9   1,286.8     88.0      77.2      75.0      76.7    7.2   6.1   5.9   6.0
Missouri.................   3,078.6   3,057.8   3,073.6   3,097.3    168.1     161.3     153.6     146.0    5.5   5.3   5.0   4.7
Montana..................     516.0     524.5     524.4     524.2     23.5      21.7      21.6      21.2    4.6   4.1   4.1   4.0
Nebraska.................   1,021.2   1,007.5   1,009.8   1,012.6     31.5      29.1      29.6      29.5    3.1   2.9   2.9   2.9
Nevada...................   1,397.9   1,429.5   1,431.3   1,432.2     99.5      95.7      94.0      93.2    7.1   6.7   6.6   6.5
New Hampshire............     741.1     743.6     740.8     738.2     29.9      25.3      24.4      23.9    4.0   3.4   3.3   3.2
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey...............   4,537.8   4,518.2   4,523.1   4,544.0    286.4     251.4     243.8     243.1    6.3   5.6   5.4   5.3
New Mexico...............     916.6     923.5     918.8     914.7     55.9      62.5      62.4      62.0    6.1   6.8   6.8   6.8
New York.................   9,533.8   9,617.3   9,632.4   9,673.8    557.4     486.1     466.0     465.6    5.8   5.1   4.8   4.8
  New York City..........   4,128.9   4,169.0   4,167.3   4,185.8    269.7     214.7     200.8     202.7    6.5   5.2   4.8   4.8
North Carolina...........   4,625.5   4,753.1   4,761.5   4,775.0    255.4     275.7     273.0     271.0    5.5   5.8   5.7   5.7
North Dakota.............     421.2     409.9     409.8     410.9     11.7      11.5      11.3      11.2    2.8   2.8   2.8   2.7
Ohio.....................   5,727.9   5,695.0   5,701.6   5,711.2    295.7     254.4     248.7     254.8    5.2   4.5   4.4   4.5
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,047.5   1,041.5   1,038.6   1,035.0     59.5      52.4      48.9      46.0    5.7   5.0   4.7   4.4
Oklahoma.................   1,781.5   1,837.4   1,839.7   1,846.6     71.1      81.0      78.2      78.0    4.0   4.4   4.3   4.2
Oregon...................   1,961.0   1,946.4   1,960.2   1,973.5    132.4     120.1     117.8     112.9    6.8   6.2   6.0   5.7
Pennsylvania.............   6,351.9   6,409.5   6,415.4   6,428.5    322.7     338.7     330.1     320.9    5.1   5.3   5.1   5.0
Rhode Island.............     549.7     558.5     557.1     555.6     37.9      30.4      29.4      28.7    6.9   5.4   5.3   5.2
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina...........   2,212.9   2,250.0   2,255.0   2,261.4    146.6     129.0     126.7     123.9    6.6   5.7   5.6   5.5
South Dakota.............     448.8     454.9     454.2     454.7     14.9      15.9      14.7      13.7    3.3   3.5   3.2   3.0
Tennessee................   2,983.0   3,043.0   3,044.5   3,057.2    196.9     173.2     169.5     169.8    6.6   5.7   5.6   5.6
Texas....................  13,161.1  13,010.0  13,035.6  13,070.6    609.7     544.7     569.9     598.4    4.6   4.2   4.4   4.6
Utah.....................   1,440.2   1,468.4   1,467.4   1,466.6     51.8      53.4      52.3      51.5    3.6   3.6   3.6   3.5
Vermont..................     348.8     347.2     345.3     344.1     14.5      12.7      12.8      12.6    4.2   3.7   3.7   3.7
Virginia.................   4,234.2   4,223.1   4,218.7   4,222.8    204.5     182.1     177.2     175.5    4.8   4.3   4.2   4.2
Washington...............   3,517.4   3,525.7   3,523.8   3,529.5    221.9     184.2     183.6     185.6    6.3   5.2   5.2   5.3
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)..........   1,562.3   1,583.6   1,584.8   1,583.7     71.5      57.7      60.9      66.2    4.6   3.6   3.8   4.2
West Virginia............     778.2     788.1     787.7     787.7     46.6      57.8      54.3      51.1    6.0   7.3   6.9   6.5
Wisconsin................   3,111.0   3,075.3   3,085.9   3,096.6    162.6     133.5     131.5     131.5    5.2   4.3   4.3   4.2
Wyoming..................     306.4     309.9     308.9     307.1     13.1      12.4      12.5      12.7    4.3   4.0   4.0   4.1
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico..............   1,138.6   1,132.5   1,145.5   1,148.0    157.0     129.4     141.5     143.2   13.8  11.4  12.4  12.5

   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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                October             November            October             November         October       November
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                             2014      2015      2014     2015p      2014      2015      2014     2015p    2014   2015   2014   2015p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama..................   2,148.0   2,160.9   2,139.1   2,150.7    128.7     121.8     122.8     121.5    6.0    5.6    5.7    5.6 
Alaska...................     363.9     360.6     363.2     359.0     22.5      21.8      23.4      22.9    6.2    6.1    6.4    6.4 
Arizona..................   3,129.7   3,164.2   3,130.0   3,167.9    208.3     193.4     199.9     183.4    6.7    6.1    6.4    5.8 
Arkansas.................   1,309.8   1,337.6   1,310.7   1,330.3     68.4      62.0      69.9      58.7    5.2    4.6    5.3    4.4 
California...............  18,945.0  19,017.5  18,941.1  18,988.1  1,323.6   1,079.6   1,341.2   1,074.8    7.0    5.7    7.1    5.7 
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                                
    Glendale (1).........   5,066.7   4,990.0   5,069.9   4,989.6    403.8     296.7     400.0     284.6    8.0    5.9    7.9    5.7 
Colorado.................   2,836.4   2,813.9   2,821.6   2,804.6    113.2      92.9     116.9      96.8    4.0    3.3    4.1    3.5 
Connecticut..............   1,899.2   1,894.4   1,899.6   1,889.5    115.8      91.4     114.3      90.7    6.1    4.8    6.0    4.8 
Delaware.................     454.6     468.6     455.5     470.4     23.8      23.7      21.6      21.2    5.2    5.0    4.7    4.5 
District of Columbia.....     383.2     389.9     384.2     391.0     29.6      26.0      29.3      26.3    7.7    6.7    7.6    6.7 
Florida..................   9,711.7   9,638.3   9,661.9   9,624.7    568.0     492.9     553.1     464.8    5.8    5.1    5.7    4.8 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)..........   1,333.6   1,323.0   1,330.8   1,329.8     84.4      78.8      77.9      73.5    6.3    6.0    5.8    5.5 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia..................   4,766.2   4,744.3   4,758.3   4,758.0    323.6     268.1     305.4     248.4    6.8    5.7    6.4    5.2 
Hawaii...................     666.9     676.7     671.8     682.1     27.3      23.0      27.9      22.0    4.1    3.4    4.2    3.2 
Idaho....................     780.3     803.4     774.8     797.1     31.7      27.9      33.8      31.0    4.1    3.5    4.4    3.9 
Illinois.................   6,534.6   6,551.5   6,528.3   6,553.6    394.6     349.9     389.4     379.5    6.0    5.3    6.0    5.8 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,799.3   3,772.0   3,791.8   3,755.0    230.6     188.5     221.4     196.6    6.1    5.0    5.8    5.2 
Indiana..................   3,265.3   3,285.4   3,264.5   3,296.9    182.5     137.8     192.3     147.4    5.6    4.2    5.9    4.5 
Iowa.....................   1,718.7   1,708.7   1,714.3   1,703.1     66.4      54.4      67.1      53.7    3.9    3.2    3.9    3.2 
Kansas...................   1,503.3   1,508.0   1,506.3   1,513.3     58.9      55.9      58.4      53.1    3.9    3.7    3.9    3.5 
Kentucky.................   1,977.4   1,930.8   1,983.2   1,946.2    101.3      82.7     104.6      94.0    5.1    4.3    5.3    4.8 
Louisiana................   2,207.2   2,159.0   2,202.6   2,138.4    150.2     138.9     148.7     125.2    6.8    6.4    6.8    5.9 
Maine....................     698.4     684.1     691.0     675.7     34.0      24.3      36.5      26.2    4.9    3.5    5.3    3.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland.................   3,117.1   3,174.2   3,107.9   3,176.1    169.4     163.0     167.8     160.6    5.4    5.1    5.4    5.1 
Massachusetts............   3,580.4   3,552.4   3,587.9   3,551.4    179.4     159.1     179.3     161.1    5.0    4.5    5.0    4.5 
Michigan.................   4,763.6   4,760.6   4,738.1   4,757.3    299.0     239.5     273.0     214.1    6.3    5.0    5.8    4.5 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Dearborn (2).........   2,035.9   2,017.6   2,011.3   2,001.4    161.6     127.8     138.9     104.7    7.9    6.3    6.9    5.2 
Minnesota................   2,976.8   3,002.3   2,976.6   3,009.4     88.5      90.1      95.3      89.3    3.0    3.0    3.2    3.0 
Mississippi..............   1,229.7   1,288.2   1,221.7   1,288.4     88.8      75.9      81.4      75.0    7.2    5.9    6.7    5.8 
Missouri.................   3,075.6   3,109.4   3,072.6   3,112.9    152.7     134.7     155.6     128.5    5.0    4.3    5.1    4.1 
Montana..................     514.5     521.2     513.7     520.5     20.9      19.4      23.4      20.9    4.1    3.7    4.6    4.0 
Nebraska.................   1,021.9   1,010.3   1,019.9   1,012.2     28.4      26.9      27.7      25.2    2.8    2.7    2.7    2.5 
Nevada...................   1,397.2   1,430.0   1,397.4   1,428.8     97.9      88.9      97.1      89.2    7.0    6.2    6.9    6.2 
New Hampshire............     738.9     736.6     739.9     735.8     27.4      22.1      28.8      23.2    3.7    3.0    3.9    3.2 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey...............   4,538.3   4,525.1   4,529.5   4,557.9    277.7     226.9     268.3     227.1    6.1    5.0    5.9    5.0 
New Mexico...............     922.6     915.7     926.1     918.1     55.2      60.4      54.9      59.5    6.0    6.6    5.9    6.5 
New York.................   9,571.8   9,685.7   9,530.2   9,688.5    542.7     440.1     546.0     454.8    5.7    4.5    5.7    4.7 
  New York City..........   4,141.1   4,192.5   4,136.4   4,211.0    273.7     196.0     271.9     209.4    6.6    4.7    6.6    5.0 
North Carolina...........   4,672.8   4,786.1   4,648.2   4,787.2    254.2     262.7     249.4     261.1    5.4    5.5    5.4    5.5 
North Dakota.............     420.1     411.0     417.3     410.5      8.8       8.3      10.2       9.7    2.1    2.0    2.4    2.4 
Ohio.....................   5,759.0   5,736.6   5,744.0   5,720.8    279.2     240.1     281.1     252.8    4.8    4.2    4.9    4.4 
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,044.7   1,034.0   1,046.1   1,026.4     55.0      43.6      55.7      38.2    5.3    4.2    5.3    3.7 
Oklahoma.................   1,795.6   1,856.9   1,796.6   1,862.7     74.3      77.4      72.0      78.5    4.1    4.2    4.0    4.2 
Oregon...................   1,967.6   1,982.8   1,967.3   1,991.5    126.3     106.4     127.8     104.8    6.4    5.4    6.5    5.3 
Pennsylvania.............   6,369.4   6,414.8   6,358.2   6,419.3    310.9     294.2     310.7     283.0    4.9    4.6    4.9    4.4 
Rhode Island.............     550.9     553.7     552.2     556.7     35.7      25.8      35.7      27.3    6.5    4.7    6.5    4.9 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina...........   2,218.4   2,259.4   2,204.8   2,247.5    145.3     130.8     142.3     118.2    6.6    5.8    6.5    5.3 
South Dakota.............     449.9     452.9     448.2     456.1     12.8      11.1      14.4      12.4    2.9    2.5    3.2    2.7 
Tennessee................   3,002.1   3,054.9   2,993.3   3,057.1    189.1     164.1     189.9     165.6    6.3    5.4    6.3    5.4 
Texas....................  13,208.8  13,069.1  13,202.8  13,100.3    600.7     583.9     588.6     593.7    4.5    4.5    4.5    4.5 
Utah.....................   1,443.9   1,465.0   1,441.8   1,463.1     49.5      48.5      45.2      44.9    3.4    3.3    3.1    3.1 
Vermont..................     349.0     342.6     348.3     344.0     12.4      10.9      13.6      11.9    3.5    3.2    3.9    3.5 
Virginia.................   4,252.0   4,197.8   4,231.2   4,202.6    199.8     172.5     194.9     167.5    4.7    4.1    4.6    4.0 
Washington...............   3,520.3   3,523.3   3,511.2   3,527.5    203.6     176.3     216.8     190.0    5.8    5.0    6.2    5.4 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)..........   1,556.7   1,574.7   1,554.5   1,563.1     70.0      66.2      72.1      73.2    4.5    4.2    4.6    4.7 
West Virginia............     787.5     791.5     777.3     785.3     44.1      44.3      43.6      44.2    5.6    5.6    5.6    5.6 
Wisconsin................   3,109.4   3,098.5   3,108.8   3,104.5    141.1     112.5     146.3     123.9    4.5    3.6    4.7    4.0 
Wyoming..................     306.5     306.7     307.3     305.4     11.9      11.9      13.7      13.4    3.9    3.9    4.5    4.4 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico..............   1,138.1   1,159.9   1,142.7   1,145.0    155.0     164.2     154.7     134.4   13.6   14.2   13.5   11.7 

   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
Nov.
2014
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)

Alabama(2)

1,940.6 1,956.5 1,956.7 1,965.2 80.3 84.1 83.5 85.0 - - - -

Alaska

338.1 336.6 339.4 338.6 17.8 18.8 17.9 18.3 13.5 13.2 13.3 13.4

Arizona

2,598.6 2,630.9 2,651.4 2,663.3 126.5 130.2 129.6 133.4 156.2 155.1 156.1 156.8

Arkansas

1,199.1 1,215.1 1,216.0 1,213.8 46.5 53.4 53.4 52.1 157.2 152.3 152.7 151.5

California

15,840.9 16,211.9 16,252.5 16,258.0 694.5 727.2 734.5 735.5 1,272.3 1,268.9 1,267.0 1,268.0


Colorado

2,484.2 2,520.1 2,530.5 2,528.4 145.1 150.5 154.9 157.1 138.7 140.4 140.9 141.7

Connecticut

1,672.9 1,696.3 1,694.6 1,699.7 55.7 57.3 57.1 57.5 158.5 161.8 161.0 161.8

Delaware(3)

442.3 445.2 446.0 448.5 20.3 21.9 22.1 21.3 25.8 25.6 25.6 25.7

District of Columbia(2)(3)

762.3 765.3 769.9 770.6 14.5 14.6 14.6 14.6 - - - -

Florida

7,945.2 8,115.0 8,149.6 8,184.8 408.4 430.5 427.1 437.7 332.8 336.9 336.3 340.5


Georgia

4,216.2 4,273.8 4,305.4 4,309.1 158.9 159.9 161.2 163.3 371.4 372.9 376.0 377.4

Hawaii(3)

625.6 634.5 637.8 638.8 31.3 33.6 34.6 35.2 13.5 13.4 13.5 13.4

Idaho

659.1 675.8 681.9 686.7 36.7 38.8 40.5 40.9 59.2 63.1 63.2 64.4

Illinois

5,891.5 5,913.1 5,926.8 5,927.2 205.6 209.4 210.7 209.2 579.3 568.8 566.6 566.5

Indiana

3,005.1 3,060.6 3,060.0 3,064.0 122.8 120.6 120.1 122.9 514.1 520.1 525.7 522.4


Iowa

1,557.4 1,576.4 1,576.3 1,584.7 77.1 81.1 80.6 84.3 215.5 215.2 214.4 215.0

Kansas

1,398.9 1,408.0 1,408.5 1,405.9 59.8 64.5 65.5 64.0 162.0 160.9 161.3 161.8

Kentucky

1,879.3 1,898.3 1,909.0 1,912.5 73.8 76.2 78.1 78.0 236.8 242.5 244.0 244.6

Louisiana

1,994.4 1,988.9 1,983.3 1,983.1 142.5 142.2 144.6 146.6 148.4 147.8 147.2 145.8

Maine

604.8 611.6 612.4 612.5 25.9 25.4 25.4 25.8 50.7 50.4 50.4 50.3


Maryland(3)

2,636.3 2,674.0 2,685.9 2,689.5 152.7 158.2 159.6 159.9 102.6 101.2 103.0 104.2

Massachusetts

3,436.8 3,497.7 3,507.7 3,513.6 128.4 131.7 132.4 137.2 249.2 248.9 249.9 250.1

Michigan

4,207.3 4,263.3 4,277.8 4,279.2 142.7 148.8 149.6 152.9 584.8 603.8 602.1 604.5

Minnesota

2,830.6 2,855.2 2,855.4 2,862.6 106.0 106.7 104.3 107.6 315.5 313.7 314.6 314.1

Mississippi

1,122.6 1,131.0 1,133.9 1,132.6 45.9 45.5 46.8 47.4 139.5 140.7 141.7 141.7


Missouri

2,740.2 2,766.3 2,766.6 2,768.8 109.2 110.9 113.5 115.0 260.6 263.8 261.4 261.9

Montana

453.8 456.8 457.0 457.0 24.3 23.9 24.6 25.1 19.2 18.9 18.7 18.7

Nebraska(3)

996.0 1,000.6 1,007.9 1,010.9 47.0 46.6 47.9 47.2 97.3 94.5 94.9 95.0

Nevada

1,228.4 1,260.2 1,266.0 1,259.3 63.2 70.4 70.4 71.0 41.9 42.0 42.2 42.2

New Hampshire

651.5 653.9 657.4 655.6 23.7 23.2 23.8 24.3 67.0 68.3 68.1 67.6


New Jersey

3,982.1 4,012.6 4,029.4 4,037.3 144.3 151.3 152.0 154.1 241.6 246.0 245.9 245.8

New Mexico

828.8 827.2 827.9 831.8 43.2 42.1 42.4 42.9 28.2 27.7 27.4 27.1

New York

9,134.8 9,268.2 9,294.4 9,306.8 340.9 354.7 362.3 371.4 451.5 448.2 451.1 450.0

North Carolina

4,187.8 4,268.6 4,267.6 4,279.0 182.2 189.8 192.7 188.5 455.0 463.1 462.4 462.9

North Dakota

469.7 458.8 457.8 456.2 36.4 35.3 36.1 34.8 26.2 25.8 25.8 25.5


Ohio

5,361.2 5,396.4 5,427.1 5,437.0 192.9 185.3 191.2 195.1 677.4 684.9 689.6 689.0

Oklahoma(2)

1,665.6 1,662.1 1,665.3 1,664.1 77.0 80.3 80.4 81.5 - - - -

Oregon

1,746.9 1,781.5 1,785.4 1,795.0 80.1 80.0 80.6 81.4 182.3 185.7 186.4 185.6

Pennsylvania

5,816.2 5,844.4 5,859.4 5,856.0 235.8 242.7 238.9 234.3 568.6 564.6 564.9 565.2

Rhode Island

478.7 483.4 484.5 486.7 16.4 14.8 15.2 15.3 41.2 41.9 42.1 42.1


South Carolina

1,972.8 2,015.8 2,019.3 2,024.9 83.0 89.7 88.7 89.8 232.4 230.1 230.1 230.9

South Dakota(3)

423.9 430.8 432.9 434.9 22.0 23.1 23.4 24.7 42.9 44.6 44.3 43.9

Tennessee(3)

2,841.1 2,877.9 2,888.7 2,889.7 113.4 113.2 114.7 113.6 328.8 330.5 330.5 332.1

Texas

11,703.3 11,848.5 11,866.3 11,882.6 669.9 667.9 671.6 680.6 891.4 858.5 855.3 855.4

Utah

1,344.8 1,385.8 1,388.9 1,392.6 79.3 82.2 84.7 85.1 120.7 126.2 126.6 126.0


Vermont

312.5 312.3 313.6 316.5 14.6 14.3 14.3 14.8 31.0 30.4 30.3 30.4

Virginia

3,795.9 3,815.5 3,833.6 3,848.0 179.9 185.3 184.3 185.6 232.0 234.2 234.3 235.4

Washington

3,113.7 3,191.2 3,192.9 3,203.0 166.2 172.9 173.7 176.8 290.5 292.6 290.5 290.4

West Virginia

761.5 751.3 750.8 750.7 31.7 28.6 27.7 27.1 47.7 48.1 47.9 47.7

Wisconsin

2,869.0 2,886.0 2,903.7 2,898.9 106.7 106.1 106.5 108.0 468.9 470.3 473.3 472.9

Wyoming

293.0 291.9 292.0 290.9 22.6 23.7 24.1 23.7 9.9 10.0 9.9 9.7


Puerto Rico(3)

907.9 914.1 911.5 912.5 27.1 23.9 23.5 23.3 74.9 73.5 73.4 73.2

Virgin Islands(2)

38.0 38.3 38.2 38.2 - - - - - - - -

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
Nov.
2014
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)

Alabama

376.8 377.8 377.3 381.5 94.8 95.9 96.4 96.8 225.6 227.6 230.1 229.8

Alaska

65.8 66.3 69.3 68.3 12.3 12.2 12.2 12.2 29.2 28.7 28.9 27.7

Arizona

498.2 500.6 504.7 508.7 190.6 196.3 198.8 196.3 389.5 394.5 399.2 399.3

Arkansas

248.4 247.3 248.0 247.2 49.7 51.0 51.1 50.8 134.7 139.0 140.0 140.8

California

2,907.6 2,965.6 2,964.2 2,974.0 790.9 794.2 793.2 792.7 2,485.0 2,585.6 2,602.2 2,601.0


Colorado

435.6 435.3 434.5 434.1 154.1 156.6 160.0 158.3 388.1 386.5 390.2 387.4

Connecticut

303.7 305.9 306.9 308.0 128.4 130.7 130.7 130.7 213.8 216.6 216.0 217.0

Delaware

80.0 79.3 79.6 79.9 46.1 46.8 46.7 46.6 61.2 60.7 60.3 62.5

District of Columbia

32.1 31.1 32.1 32.7 30.5 30.8 31.2 31.1 160.6 162.6 167.1 166.5

Florida

1,647.2 1,678.0 1,686.3 1,692.8 532.4 540.5 542.6 544.9 1,187.3 1,208.7 1,228.9 1,235.3


Georgia

886.6 902.3 909.3 908.7 234.0 236.4 239.8 238.4 631.1 643.4 650.0 652.3

Hawaii

117.7 120.6 120.4 120.0 27.5 28.4 28.0 28.1 83.6 83.3 83.8 83.7

Idaho

133.3 137.2 138.1 138.1 33.3 34.7 35.2 35.6 79.3 81.0 81.4 82.3

Illinois

1,175.2 1,179.5 1,182.6 1,183.8 369.1 368.6 368.8 368.9 921.3 939.2 938.2 937.0

Indiana

580.1 601.0 598.1 600.6 131.0 129.0 129.8 129.9 325.6 325.7 324.1 324.5


Iowa

315.7 316.0 315.7 318.0 104.7 107.1 107.0 107.6 136.4 139.5 142.6 140.5

Kansas

264.2 267.3 268.1 266.7 79.6 81.3 80.2 81.0 171.8 174.1 174.2 172.6

Kentucky

381.0 382.3 384.1 384.2 90.8 93.6 94.7 95.2 216.1 213.2 215.0 215.5

Louisiana

393.3 386.3 384.3 384.3 92.5 93.6 91.9 91.6 213.2 218.7 218.7 217.5

Maine

118.9 120.2 120.5 120.3 30.5 31.4 31.2 30.9 63.2 64.9 65.3 65.8


Maryland

456.7 460.8 462.1 464.0 144.2 146.2 147.2 146.9 427.4 433.3 437.3 438.2

Massachusetts

565.0 563.5 564.2 563.4 209.0 210.7 210.7 212.4 520.6 542.8 544.7 544.4

Michigan

761.6 766.0 765.2 765.4 204.7 210.3 211.5 211.8 629.1 642.3 644.8 640.1

Minnesota

518.2 522.7 522.1 522.9 179.8 181.7 181.1 181.5 357.3 365.8 369.4 370.3

Mississippi

221.0 221.8 222.6 221.2 44.4 44.4 45.0 45.2 101.8 105.2 104.8 103.0


Missouri

523.4 527.9 527.3 526.9 164.8 167.1 166.4 166.8 356.5 355.6 359.8 357.6

Montana

93.4 95.5 95.9 95.1 25.2 27.0 26.9 27.0 39.8 40.2 40.0 40.1

Nebraska

203.6 204.1 205.8 207.1 72.8 74.4 74.7 76.0 112.3 110.9 113.6 114.1

Nevada

231.8 230.5 231.6 231.7 57.1 56.7 57.4 56.7 159.9 160.9 164.2 161.2

New Hampshire

138.1 140.6 140.0 141.7 36.3 36.7 36.1 36.1 73.9 72.6 74.6 71.8


New Jersey

842.8 852.2 856.4 858.2 249.2 247.8 248.5 248.4 637.7 626.6 634.6 636.5

New Mexico

140.0 137.4 138.3 138.7 33.6 33.9 33.7 34.3 99.9 101.3 102.7 102.7

New York

1,563.6 1,577.4 1,577.5 1,574.2 689.8 693.6 694.9 698.0 1,238.3 1,264.5 1,263.8 1,266.7

North Carolina

786.0 795.2 795.1 799.3 212.8 223.1 221.8 223.4 584.7 599.2 601.1 605.1

North Dakota

107.7 105.4 105.1 104.7 24.2 24.0 23.9 23.9 37.0 36.0 36.4 36.3


Ohio

998.6 1,012.4 1,015.8 1,010.1 290.2 295.7 298.1 298.3 716.4 710.8 714.1 716.9

Oklahoma

303.0 304.4 308.7 305.6 79.8 80.0 80.9 81.8 190.4 190.6 191.0 189.7

Oregon

329.8 336.4 335.0 338.1 93.6 93.5 94.3 95.1 225.7 231.2 233.3 235.1

Pennsylvania

1,116.7 1,124.2 1,125.6 1,126.2 313.3 320.9 320.0 319.6 762.2 765.2 770.0 770.6

Rhode Island

75.6 75.3 74.3 75.2 32.4 32.6 32.8 32.6 60.7 63.5 64.0 64.2


South Carolina

377.8 387.9 387.3 387.0 96.9 95.4 93.9 94.4 260.7 268.1 274.3 276.1

South Dakota

85.4 85.9 87.3 87.2 29.6 30.1 29.7 30.1 29.9 31.2 31.5 32.4

Tennessee

596.8 611.9 612.6 613.1 142.3 145.4 146.7 148.3 378.5 384.8 389.2 389.6

Texas

2,339.1 2,384.0 2,384.7 2,381.3 710.3 705.5 709.2 712.0 1,564.9 1,598.1 1,598.8 1,604.3

Utah

257.2 260.7 257.5 261.0 76.4 78.5 79.5 80.1 189.3 195.4 195.9 197.1


Vermont

56.1 55.7 55.9 56.0 12.2 12.0 12.4 12.3 26.8 26.9 26.9 26.7

Virginia

654.0 646.6 651.7 654.4 193.5 196.6 199.3 198.6 677.4 682.1 692.6 695.3

Washington

578.8 593.2 594.3 597.2 155.8 158.0 157.5 157.4 377.9 391.3 392.1 395.7

West Virginia

135.2 135.6 134.5 135.2 31.1 30.2 30.7 30.4 67.8 67.0 68.0 68.0

Wisconsin

526.6 531.0 531.7 535.6 153.1 155.4 156.5 156.1 307.7 310.1 317.2 312.7

Wyoming

55.1 54.7 54.2 55.0 11.3 12.1 11.9 11.9 18.6 18.9 19.4 18.8


Puerto Rico

176.6 177.8 178.0 179.7 42.5 42.3 42.1 42.0 111.8 114.1 113.5 112.8

Virgin Islands(1)

8.2 8.0 8.1 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
Nov.
2014
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)

Alabama

226.7 231.4 231.2 232.6 187.4 193.0 192.5 193.7 379.8 381.2 380.7 381.2

Alaska

47.0 47.5 47.9 48.0 34.6 33.3 34.1 35.1 82.0 80.9 80.2 80.1

Arizona

387.4 395.2 398.0 401.2 292.5 298.2 301.2 303.2 410.9 411.3 412.9 412.9

Arkansas

173.5 178.8 178.9 179.3 109.3 113.4 112.0 112.0 213.1 213.5 212.6 212.7

California

2,440.2 2,508.1 2,506.3 2,511.2 1,777.4 1,832.0 1,852.7 1,856.5 2,432.7 2,471.9 2,472.1 2,471.4

Colorado

303.0 314.8 314.5 315.0 304.8 317.0 318.8 319.8 409.3 415.8 413.7 413.3

Connecticut

327.6 332.0 332.7 333.2 153.1 157.5 157.9 159.4 237.4 239.4 237.6 237.5

Delaware

73.5 73.8 74.4 74.7 47.3 48.7 48.7 49.3 65.2 65.8 66.2 66.0

District of Columbia

129.9 131.3 130.4 130.1 70.0 69.1 69.1 69.8 236.1 235.3 235.2 235.5

Florida

1,177.1 1,218.4 1,221.0 1,224.0 1,109.2 1,150.6 1,151.8 1,151.5 1,078.4 1,072.9 1,073.5 1,073.1

Georgia

529.9 543.7 545.0 546.8 441.7 451.5 455.8 457.5 688.5 693.2 697.2 695.5

Hawaii

79.4 80.5 81.1 81.5 113.6 115.2 115.1 115.3 124.4 123.8 124.7 124.8

Idaho

94.1 96.5 97.7 98.0 66.9 67.4 68.6 70.3 120.4 120.9 120.5 120.5

Illinois

892.0 898.6 905.6 904.5 556.3 559.5 562.3 563.2 831.4 829.6 830.8 830.9

Indiana

441.2 455.3 458.1 457.5 294.2 305.2 305.1 306.5 427.4 435.3 431.7 432.3

Iowa

224.1 230.8 229.1 229.5 139.3 141.6 140.4 143.7 258.1 257.7 257.8 257.2

Kansas

190.9 192.5 192.8 192.8 124.6 125.2 124.5 124.9 258.0 255.3 254.8 255.0

Kentucky

265.1 269.0 270.4 273.4 184.8 188.4 191.4 191.2 324.6 327.5 325.2 325.5

Louisiana

300.9 308.6 308.1 308.6 223.4 227.0 227.6 227.9 327.1 323.4 321.0 321.1

Maine

122.8 123.9 124.3 124.0 61.9 62.8 63.9 64.2 100.0 101.0 100.3 100.0

Maryland

432.6 444.2 443.2 443.5 263.5 267.4 271.0 270.2 506.9 514.3 513.5 514.0

Massachusetts

741.7 757.9 762.2 763.3 344.6 354.7 354.7 354.7 455.9 462.4 462.4 462.6

Michigan

647.6 660.0 664.2 666.0 405.8 413.4 412.6 414.5 594.6 582.5 589.2 587.1

Minnesota

502.6 512.8 512.3 512.9 256.4 264.8 263.4 264.3 420.7 416.0 416.3 417.3

Mississippi

136.7 137.0 136.4 136.9 126.5 130.0 130.2 130.9 245.5 247.1 246.9 246.4

Missouri

434.3 440.8 446.1 446.9 285.2 293.4 286.9 286.7 432.1 432.5 432.1 432.8

Montana

69.8 70.4 71.1 71.1 60.8 59.7 58.4 58.4 87.9 87.8 87.8 88.1

Nebraska

149.9 154.4 155.0 155.4 87.1 87.1 86.5 86.3 171.6 171.9 173.0 173.2

Nevada

117.6 122.7 124.2 123.1 341.4 358.9 357.4 354.6 152.7 154.9 154.8 155.4

New Hampshire

116.3 118.2 118.5 118.1 67.2 67.4 67.8 67.9 90.5 87.5 88.5 88.1


New Jersey

638.7 649.6 652.1 655.9 358.6 365.4 366.8 366.1 622.6 621.6 622.5 622.4

New Mexico

130.5 131.7 132.6 133.4 91.2 93.3 92.7 94.4 191.8 192.8 191.7 192.1

New York

1,868.9 1,925.3 1,934.5 1,941.0 874.9 891.4 896.4 894.1 1,440.4 1,439.5 1,437.9 1,437.2

North Carolina

572.1 588.2 583.9 588.6 449.1 462.6 455.9 456.1 714.2 710.7 717.1 716.9

North Dakota

60.2 58.9 59.3 59.5 41.6 40.9 40.7 40.6 80.5 81.8 80.7 80.8

Ohio

890.1 899.7 908.5 907.6 541.1 545.5 552.8 558.8 755.8 763.2 757.8 760.7

Oklahoma

229.0 232.1 232.9 232.4 155.3 160.7 161.4 162.1 348.1 348.3 348.1 349.0

Oregon

253.4 260.9 260.7 262.0 184.5 189.4 190.5 191.5 297.0 303.3 303.6 304.4

Pennsylvania

1,188.7 1,197.1 1,202.9 1,205.7 544.0 550.6 556.1 551.1 709.1 705.6 705.2 705.7

Rhode Island

105.1 105.8 106.2 106.5 55.4 57.4 58.1 58.5 60.0 59.7 59.6 59.4

South Carolina

227.5 235.6 237.8 238.8 232.5 242.6 241.6 242.5 359.2 362.2 362.3 362.8

South Dakota

68.7 69.8 70.5 70.0 45.3 46.0 45.9 46.2 78.2 78.6 79.0 78.7

Tennessee

406.2 410.3 411.7 411.3 299.3 309.2 310.4 309.1 426.1 425.5 426.2 425.3

Texas

1,546.9 1,611.3 1,611.4 1,610.7 1,212.1 1,261.5 1,269.4 1,267.1 1,836.3 1,851.6 1,858.5 1,862.1

Utah

176.9 186.1 185.8 185.7 130.9 139.1 140.4 138.8 230.2 232.2 234.4 234.9

Vermont

62.7 64.0 64.4 64.7 37.7 36.5 35.9 38.3 55.8 56.4 57.3 57.0

Virginia

498.6 506.7 506.6 507.6 376.1 378.7 380.7 385.1 707.4 708.6 708.2 708.2

Washington

458.9 471.3 474.0 472.6 297.4 305.7 309.5 312.2 554.5 569.1 562.1 563.4

West Virginia

127.0 128.2 129.1 129.7 72.3 70.9 71.2 70.5 153.8 152.5 152.2 152.2

Wisconsin

433.1 443.5 446.2 444.7 265.9 268.6 267.9 265.8 414.7 411.1 412.2 411.2

Wyoming

27.3 27.8 27.7 27.8 35.9 36.7 36.8 35.7 71.5 72.0 71.9 72.4

Puerto Rico

125.4 129.1 129.1 129.5 80.1 81.5 81.5 82.5 231.6 234.2 232.7 231.8

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.3 7.7 7.5 7.6 10.9 11.0 10.9 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
October November October November October November
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

1,943.9 1,962.9 1,950.8 1,975.7 11.7 10.4 11.7 10.4 81.6 85.1 79.5 84.2

Alaska

331.0 333.1 325.4 325.8 18.0 17.4 17.7 16.8 18.3 18.9 16.7 17.2

Arizona

2,606.1 2,668.2 2,632.6 2,698.0 13.2 12.2 13.1 12.1 126.7 131.7 126.4 133.3

Arkansas

1,203.6 1,224.4 1,209.3 1,224.1 9.0 8.3 9.0 8.2 46.4 54.6 46.9 52.6

California

15,876.1 16,339.2 15,995.2 16,417.8 31.9 29.4 31.6 28.6 700.1 750.7 704.2 746.4


Colorado

2,485.6 2,534.6 2,493.0 2,536.6 35.4 34.9 35.7 34.3 149.2 160.0 147.1 159.0

Connecticut

1,683.9 1,708.8 1,694.2 1,721.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 59.2 60.1 57.7 59.6

Delaware(1)

442.9 448.0 445.7 451.9 - - - - 21.0 22.5 20.8 21.8

District of Columbia(1)

764.9 775.6 767.8 776.2 - - - - 14.6 14.8 14.5 14.6

Florida

7,915.8 8,155.2 8,010.3 8,251.4 5.8 5.5 5.8 5.6 413.5 435.1 412.6 442.4


Georgia

4,222.2 4,321.7 4,249.5 4,343.0 9.2 8.7 9.1 8.6 162.1 164.6 159.4 164.0

Hawaii(1)

627.9 640.6 632.8 646.3 - - - - 32.0 34.9 31.6 35.5

Idaho

668.0 691.7 663.4 690.9 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.5 38.4 42.6 38.4 42.5

Illinois

5,949.3 5,990.0 5,953.9 5,989.6 10.5 9.4 10.5 9.4 220.4 226.8 214.1 217.5

Indiana

3,032.5 3,095.6 3,039.9 3,099.1 7.2 6.7 7.2 6.6 130.1 127.8 127.4 127.5


Iowa

1,575.7 1,596.8 1,578.1 1,605.2 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.2 83.6 87.3 80.7 88.0

Kansas

1,413.7 1,422.6 1,414.6 1,421.5 10.6 9.8 10.6 9.6 61.2 67.5 60.8 65.0

Kentucky

1,883.2 1,919.7 1,895.6 1,928.9 16.6 14.8 16.3 14.6 74.7 80.4 75.7 79.9

Louisiana

2,001.7 1,993.5 2,008.9 1,997.4 53.4 44.4 52.9 42.8 145.1 146.4 141.6 145.6

Maine

615.9 622.7 607.8 615.3 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 27.2 27.2 26.7 26.6


Maryland(1)

2,648.9 2,701.9 2,654.0 2,707.5 - - - - 154.6 162.0 155.6 162.9

Massachusetts

3,466.1 3,545.9 3,463.5 3,540.7 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 136.1 140.4 132.7 141.6

Michigan

4,251.5 4,332.0 4,253.9 4,326.5 8.8 8.5 8.6 8.2 154.5 162.7 148.7 158.8

Minnesota

2,862.1 2,888.3 2,848.4 2,880.8 7.5 6.7 7.3 6.5 121.0 117.0 109.9 111.4

Mississippi

1,129.2 1,140.3 1,129.4 1,139.5 9.3 8.3 9.4 8.1 47.6 47.9 46.4 48.0


Missouri

2,766.5 2,792.8 2,762.4 2,791.3 4.2 4.0 4.1 3.9 113.0 118.1 111.0 116.9

Montana

458.0 461.6 454.0 457.2 9.5 8.8 9.4 8.6 26.3 26.9 24.8 25.6

Nebraska(1)

1,005.3 1,017.3 1,002.9 1,018.2 - - - - 49.4 49.7 47.4 47.6

Nevada

1,232.4 1,274.4 1,238.8 1,269.6 14.4 13.1 14.4 12.9 64.3 71.5 64.7 72.4

New Hampshire

655.3 660.9 653.9 658.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 24.5 24.9 24.4 25.0


New Jersey

4,000.0 4,054.9 4,015.1 4,070.1 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.3 148.6 158.7 150.1 160.0

New Mexico

831.2 834.4 834.6 837.6 28.4 26.6 28.7 25.8 44.1 43.6 43.7 43.5

New York

9,218.8 9,380.3 9,236.7 9,409.3 5.6 5.2 5.4 5.0 357.7 379.0 349.7 380.1

North Carolina

4,211.9 4,305.7 4,226.4 4,318.2 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.5 184.3 195.6 185.9 192.1

North Dakota

474.4 464.6 475.1 461.8 30.9 25.6 31.7 25.4 38.7 38.9 37.1 35.6


Ohio

5,400.9 5,478.1 5,403.7 5,479.4 15.6 14.2 15.8 14.1 205.4 203.8 198.1 200.2

Oklahoma

1,673.5 1,675.8 1,679.3 1,678.0 63.3 51.0 63.5 50.5 78.1 81.9 77.7 82.3

Oregon

1,755.2 1,803.6 1,761.3 1,809.6 7.9 7.3 7.6 7.0 82.0 83.6 80.8 82.1

Pennsylvania

5,871.6 5,921.6 5,878.4 5,918.3 38.2 35.3 37.9 34.7 244.7 249.9 242.3 240.9

Rhode Island

483.8 490.6 482.7 490.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 17.3 16.3 17.4 16.3


South Carolina

1,972.7 2,027.0 1,981.9 2,034.4 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.7 83.9 89.8 82.7 89.5

South Dakota(1)

428.7 436.7 424.0 434.9 - - - - 24.3 25.6 22.2 24.9

Tennessee(1)

2,857.4 2,908.2 2,874.5 2,923.6 - - - - 114.1 117.1 115.4 115.6

Texas

11,719.0 11,921.7 11,776.8 11,957.2 317.1 285.9 314.1 283.7 672.9 679.3 668.0 678.4

Utah

1,353.1 1,401.8 1,356.4 1,404.8 12.5 11.6 12.5 11.4 82.2 87.6 80.3 86.2


Vermont

315.4 318.2 315.2 319.2 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 15.7 15.8 15.7 15.9

Virginia

3,797.5 3,851.5 3,823.1 3,874.1 9.3 8.3 9.3 8.1 181.8 186.1 180.4 186.1

Washington

3,131.0 3,218.7 3,134.6 3,223.6 6.3 5.9 6.2 5.7 169.2 179.4 166.2 176.8

West Virginia

773.1 759.7 770.0 759.2 30.2 25.3 30.0 25.2 36.7 30.9 33.8 29.2

Wisconsin

2,887.9 2,933.8 2,897.4 2,928.1 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.1 113.2 114.8 111.2 112.7

Wyoming

295.8 294.2 290.8 288.6 27.3 22.9 27.5 22.6 25.0 25.4 23.5 24.5


Puerto Rico(1)

906.1 910.3 916.0 920.8 - - - - 27.2 23.4 26.7 22.9

Virgin Islands(1)

37.7 37.8 38.1 38.3 - - - - 1.6 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
October November October November October November
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

254.0 251.4 254.5 251.5 375.0 377.2 381.5 386.3 22.3 22.0 22.2 22.2

Alaska

10.4 10.2 8.4 8.3 64.0 67.2 63.5 66.0 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.2

Arizona

156.2 156.0 156.4 157.0 495.8 505.3 509.1 519.9 42.4 43.5 42.8 44.5

Arkansas

156.9 152.9 157.4 151.7 246.3 246.9 251.8 250.6 13.7 13.8 13.7 13.9

California

1,278.1 1,273.1 1,268.7 1,264.7 2,908.4 2,977.0 2,983.7 3,052.8 464.7 478.0 466.9 473.6


Colorado

139.3 142.0 139.5 142.7 433.7 433.4 440.6 439.0 68.8 66.9 69.4 67.3

Connecticut

159.1 161.3 158.4 161.7 302.9 307.9 310.7 315.4 31.3 32.0 31.2 31.8

Delaware

25.9 25.8 25.9 25.8 80.5 80.0 81.9 81.7 4.8 4.5 4.9 4.5

District of Columbia

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 31.6 32.0 32.6 33.2 16.9 17.0 17.0 17.2

Florida

332.4 336.8 332.5 340.2 1,630.7 1,677.0 1,673.5 1,719.9 135.8 135.1 136.9 136.5


Georgia

370.0 375.3 371.4 377.5 886.4 909.7 902.3 924.9 108.0 108.1 109.6 107.2

Hawaii

13.9 13.7 13.7 13.6 117.5 120.4 119.4 121.8 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.7

Idaho

60.4 64.2 59.3 64.4 133.7 138.8 135.4 140.2 9.1 8.8 9.4 8.8

Illinois

578.6 568.4 581.3 568.7 1,186.9 1,190.5 1,200.0 1,208.7 98.1 97.3 98.5 97.7

Indiana

511.5 523.7 512.4 520.8 582.3 602.3 591.3 612.1 34.9 34.8 35.1 34.8


Iowa

215.6 214.5 215.6 215.0 315.9 316.5 320.1 322.4 25.3 24.4 25.1 24.5

Kansas

162.6 161.4 162.3 162.1 266.0 268.6 267.5 269.9 27.6 28.4 27.9 28.3

Kentucky

236.1 243.4 236.7 244.6 380.9 384.6 387.9 391.3 26.0 26.3 26.5 26.4

Louisiana

150.0 148.9 150.1 147.6 392.7 383.8 399.1 390.0 25.7 24.6 28.0 25.2

Maine

50.8 50.5 51.5 51.0 121.0 122.3 122.4 123.9 7.6 7.3 7.3 7.3


Maryland

103.3 103.1 102.3 103.9 457.8 463.8 466.8 474.3 37.2 37.6 37.5 37.2

Massachusetts

248.9 249.7 249.4 250.3 566.2 567.1 573.8 572.1 86.7 87.8 86.9 87.6

Michigan

581.5 603.8 587.1 607.4 766.2 769.1 775.5 779.3 56.6 54.8 56.8 54.7

Minnesota

316.4 316.2 315.8 314.4 523.5 524.6 526.5 531.3 52.9 52.0 52.9 52.0

Mississippi

139.5 142.1 139.6 141.8 220.5 221.8 224.4 224.6 13.1 13.0 13.1 12.9


Missouri

258.7 261.1 260.0 261.3 526.3 529.9 531.5 535.2 56.7 56.2 57.0 56.8

Montana

19.4 19.0 19.4 18.9 93.5 96.1 94.8 96.4 6.6 6.4 6.5 6.5

Nebraska

97.3 94.7 97.4 95.1 205.3 206.8 206.5 210.0 17.1 17.4 17.2 17.4

Nevada

41.8 42.3 42.0 42.3 234.3 234.0 238.5 238.4 13.6 14.3 13.7 14.1

New Hampshire

66.3 67.9 66.8 67.4 138.2 140.0 140.4 144.0 12.1 12.7 11.7 12.6


New Jersey

243.4 247.5 243.8 248.0 842.8 858.7 859.1 874.7 74.8 75.3 74.6 75.3

New Mexico

28.7 28.0 28.5 27.4 138.7 138.2 142.2 140.9 12.3 12.2 12.9 12.5

New York

453.2 453.5 452.6 451.3 1,569.9 1,584.0 1,598.0 1,608.9 264.9 267.0 265.8 267.6

North Carolina

455.1 463.9 456.0 463.9 783.4 793.2 796.2 809.8 73.2 75.1 73.5 75.6

North Dakota

26.4 26.1 26.5 25.8 107.6 105.6 109.3 106.3 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.7


Ohio

675.9 689.9 677.9 689.4 999.5 1,019.2 1,021.0 1,032.7 71.9 73.3 72.1 73.9

Oklahoma

139.4 130.5 138.7 130.8 303.1 308.6 306.7 309.4 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7

Oregon

181.9 187.3 182.3 185.6 330.6 337.4 337.3 345.9 32.3 33.7 32.8 34.0

Pennsylvania

568.4 565.8 568.8 565.5 1,122.3 1,132.7 1,142.0 1,151.4 83.9 85.8 84.7 86.6

Rhode Island

41.2 42.2 41.4 42.3 75.7 74.8 76.8 76.4 8.8 8.5 8.8 8.6


South Carolina

231.8 230.4 233.2 231.8 377.4 387.6 382.5 391.8 26.5 26.5 27.2 26.4

South Dakota

43.0 44.6 43.1 44.1 85.7 87.2 86.1 87.9 6.0 5.8 6.1 5.9

Tennessee

328.8 331.8 330.0 333.3 597.5 612.6 607.3 623.8 44.1 42.3 44.7 42.7

Texas

889.4 855.6 891.4 855.4 2,341.3 2,387.2 2,376.0 2,419.2 202.8 208.0 205.7 208.5

Utah

120.7 127.2 121.2 126.4 259.0 260.1 262.1 266.1 33.3 35.8 34.0 36.6


Vermont

31.4 30.4 31.2 30.6 56.4 56.2 57.3 57.2 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.8

Virginia

232.2 235.2 232.1 235.5 644.7 651.6 665.5 665.7 70.2 69.8 70.9 70.8

Washington

293.0 293.5 290.7 290.6 578.8 595.7 589.1 608.0 109.8 112.7 110.5 112.9

West Virginia

47.8 48.1 48.0 48.0 136.1 135.5 137.7 137.7 9.6 9.1 9.6 9.3

Wisconsin

467.0 473.4 468.5 472.8 532.5 538.8 540.1 549.3 47.6 50.0 48.3 50.6

Wyoming

10.3 10.2 10.2 10.0 55.3 54.0 55.0 54.9 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7


Puerto Rico

75.0 73.3 74.8 73.2 174.5 176.0 179.9 183.2 19.9 20.4 20.4 20.5

Virgin Islands

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 7.9 8.0 8.2 8.1 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
October November October November October November
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

94.5 96.4 95.0 97.0 228.0 232.5 228.3 232.5 227.7 232.0 228.9 234.8

Alaska

12.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 29.3 28.6 28.5 27.0 46.3 47.5 46.8 47.8

Arizona

190.1 198.0 191.8 197.5 389.5 402.3 395.1 404.9 389.1 400.7 390.3 404.1

Arkansas

49.5 51.1 49.9 51.1 136.4 141.3 134.2 140.2 175.1 180.8 175.4 181.3

California

787.4 792.1 790.1 791.8 2,487.9 2,618.2 2,500.3 2,616.6 2,454.0 2,528.7 2,463.8 2,535.3


Colorado

152.7 159.4 153.9 158.1 391.7 391.5 388.3 387.4 302.8 315.6 304.9 317.1

Connecticut

128.1 130.5 128.7 131.1 214.9 218.6 216.6 219.9 330.7 336.4 332.7 338.4

Delaware

45.7 46.7 46.1 46.7 60.4 60.7 62.7 64.1 73.4 74.6 73.8 75.0

District of Columbia

30.6 31.3 30.7 31.3 160.8 167.6 161.5 167.4 132.0 133.7 133.8 134.0

Florida

529.6 543.1 533.2 545.7 1,182.2 1,231.1 1,197.2 1,245.3 1,181.6 1,227.7 1,188.8 1,235.9


Georgia

234.5 239.7 236.1 240.5 635.0 655.6 636.1 657.2 533.1 549.6 534.7 551.7

Hawaii

27.3 28.0 27.8 28.4 83.4 84.4 84.2 84.3 79.4 81.4 80.3 82.5

Idaho

33.6 35.5 33.3 35.6 81.2 82.8 79.3 82.3 95.1 98.9 95.0 99.0

Illinois

369.0 368.6 369.2 369.0 929.6 951.7 931.9 947.8 896.4 911.7 901.6 914.0

Indiana

129.1 129.0 130.1 129.1 329.4 329.7 330.7 329.4 446.5 464.1 446.9 463.3


Iowa

104.0 106.7 104.6 107.5 138.1 144.4 138.2 142.3 229.6 234.4 230.5 236.0

Kansas

80.2 80.5 80.0 81.4 172.6 175.1 173.6 174.3 193.1 194.5 192.1 194.0

Kentucky

91.2 94.8 90.6 95.0 217.8 218.6 221.9 221.1 265.9 272.8 267.1 275.5

Louisiana

92.6 92.2 93.0 92.1 213.1 218.9 213.2 217.4 304.7 311.4 303.8 311.6

Maine

30.6 31.3 30.5 31.0 64.6 66.7 63.8 66.4 124.3 125.7 124.3 125.5


Maryland

144.3 147.0 143.9 146.6 429.3 441.0 429.7 440.7 433.8 446.0 436.9 447.9

Massachusetts

208.4 211.2 208.6 212.1 526.0 551.1 525.2 548.9 746.5 769.3 751.6 773.4

Michigan

204.7 211.3 203.9 211.0 632.8 655.1 639.0 650.8 653.2 670.6 656.5 675.4

Minnesota

177.8 181.1 179.3 181.1 360.8 373.4 358.4 371.3 507.1 517.6 508.2 518.7

Mississippi

43.3 44.6 43.8 44.6 103.5 105.8 103.1 104.3 138.7 138.7 138.5 138.7


Missouri

164.3 166.6 164.9 166.9 359.1 362.2 359.2 360.4 438.6 450.1 437.9 450.7

Montana

24.9 26.8 25.2 27.0 41.0 40.8 39.6 39.9 69.9 71.2 70.3 71.6

Nebraska

72.8 75.0 72.9 76.1 113.7 115.2 112.4 114.2 150.7 156.1 151.1 156.6

Nevada

57.7 57.5 57.2 56.8 157.3 165.4 160.6 161.9 116.9 124.6 118.2 123.7

New Hampshire

35.7 35.8 35.9 35.7 74.1 74.2 74.5 72.4 117.2 119.0 117.5 119.3


New Jersey

247.7 248.2 249.3 248.5 641.7 639.8 640.9 639.5 643.7 657.8 643.0 660.1

New Mexico

33.6 33.7 33.6 34.3 99.3 102.5 99.7 102.5 130.0 133.2 131.2 134.1

New York

693.7 697.4 689.7 697.8 1,246.7 1,273.3 1,246.1 1,274.4 1,891.6 1,960.9 1,908.1 1,981.6

North Carolina

212.0 222.1 210.8 221.3 586.0 608.0 587.3 607.7 578.4 591.6 579.5 596.4

North Dakota

24.1 23.8 24.2 23.9 37.5 36.5 36.7 36.0 60.2 59.7 60.6 59.9


Ohio

290.3 298.7 290.1 298.3 723.0 726.1 722.0 722.3 898.0 915.8 900.5 918.1

Oklahoma

79.8 80.9 79.8 81.8 190.1 193.1 191.5 190.9 229.2 233.3 230.7 234.1

Oregon

93.7 94.9 93.4 94.9 226.0 235.8 225.6 235.0 256.2 264.5 256.8 265.4

Pennsylvania

314.5 320.7 313.7 319.8 771.2 780.4 767.5 776.2 1,203.9 1,217.9 1,208.4 1,225.7

Rhode Island

32.8 32.9 32.4 32.6 61.7 65.0 61.6 65.1 106.8 108.3 107.4 109.0


South Carolina

96.7 94.2 97.3 94.8 260.3 276.2 261.6 277.1 229.2 239.5 229.2 240.6

South Dakota

29.4 29.7 29.5 30.0 29.9 31.3 29.3 31.8 68.8 70.6 69.2 70.5

Tennessee

142.6 147.1 142.7 148.8 381.9 392.4 385.4 396.5 409.5 415.5 410.4 415.7

Texas

710.5 712.2 711.8 713.4 1,568.6 1,617.0 1,575.1 1,614.9 1,552.4 1,624.3 1,559.0 1,623.5

Utah

76.4 79.5 76.5 80.2 190.4 199.1 191.0 198.9 179.5 188.9 181.0 190.1


Vermont

12.3 12.4 12.2 12.2 27.3 27.4 27.0 26.9 63.6 65.4 63.6 65.7

Virginia

193.6 199.7 193.1 198.3 678.2 696.4 682.7 700.6 504.3 511.5 504.3 513.3

Washington

156.1 158.3 156.5 158.0 380.9 396.5 379.0 396.7 458.9 475.7 462.1 475.6

West Virginia

30.8 30.6 31.1 30.4 68.0 68.3 68.1 68.3 128.5 130.9 128.6 131.4

Wisconsin

151.2 155.5 152.8 155.9 312.0 321.5 311.5 316.6 434.2 447.1 436.3 448.1

Wyoming

11.2 11.8 11.3 11.8 18.7 19.6 18.3 18.6 27.5 28.2 27.6 28.1


Puerto Rico

42.6 42.2 42.8 42.3 112.0 113.0 113.2 114.2 125.6 130.0 126.8 130.9

Virgin Islands

2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.4 2.4 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
October November October November October November
2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p) 2014 2015 2014 2015(p)

Alabama

187.2 191.7 185.1 191.5 80.3 81.6 81.2 80.9 381.6 382.6 382.9 384.4

Alaska

31.4 31.1 30.4 30.8 11.8 12.2 11.8 12.3 83.2 81.6 83.3 81.4

Arizona

288.8 298.5 290.6 301.5 89.4 94.4 90.9 94.9 424.9 425.6 426.1 428.3

Arkansas

109.2 112.6 109.0 111.6 43.7 45.2 43.8 45.1 217.4 216.9 218.2 217.8

California

1,769.2 1,853.9 1,769.0 1,848.1 546.3 553.7 547.9 551.7 2,448.1 2,484.4 2,469.0 2,508.2


Colorado

294.1 306.5 292.6 306.9 101.0 101.1 100.4 99.9 416.9 423.3 420.6 424.9

Connecticut

153.0 158.3 151.1 157.3 63.5 62.2 62.7 62.0 240.6 240.9 243.8 243.8

Delaware

46.8 48.4 45.0 46.9 18.3 17.9 18.0 18.0 66.1 66.9 66.6 67.4

District of Columbia

71.3 70.5 70.2 69.9 71.0 72.8 70.9 72.4 235.1 234.9 235.6 235.2

Florida

1,083.5 1,130.9 1,099.3 1,141.5 324.7 339.3 330.2 343.4 1,096.0 1,093.6 1,100.3 1,095.0


Georgia

435.8 454.4 438.8 454.5 155.2 154.2 156.7 154.7 692.9 701.8 695.3 702.2

Hawaii

113.6 115.3 113.9 115.7 26.1 28.1 26.3 28.5 126.1 125.8 126.9 127.3

Idaho

65.9 67.9 64.1 67.4 23.0 24.5 22.7 24.2 123.5 124.0 122.8 123.0

Illinois

560.8 566.9 549.4 556.1 252.5 253.9 250.3 254.2 846.5 844.8 847.1 846.5

Indiana

296.5 306.4 290.2 302.3 126.6 126.3 125.9 125.5 438.4 444.8 442.7 447.7


Iowa

137.4 140.0 135.3 139.5 58.8 61.8 58.9 62.0 265.0 264.5 266.7 265.8

Kansas

125.0 125.3 123.9 124.3 50.0 49.5 50.0 49.7 264.8 262.0 265.9 262.9

Kentucky

183.7 192.0 181.5 187.8 63.9 64.8 63.3 63.7 326.4 327.2 328.1 329.0

Louisiana

220.6 226.0 221.9 226.4 71.9 71.2 71.8 71.3 331.9 325.7 333.5 327.4

Maine

63.3 64.8 54.7 56.7 20.8 21.3 21.0 21.3 103.1 103.0 103.0 103.0


Maryland

261.7 269.1 253.4 259.7 112.6 111.5 113.2 112.4 514.3 520.8 514.7 521.9

Massachusetts

347.9 358.9 332.0 341.8 132.7 136.8 133.2 135.8 465.6 472.6 469.0 476.1

Michigan

409.0 414.8 391.7 399.6 170.6 175.5 171.2 174.3 613.6 605.8 614.9 607.0

Minnesota

254.7 263.4 246.7 254.8 114.5 113.5 113.6 112.9 425.9 422.8 429.8 426.4

Mississippi

127.0 130.5 125.4 129.8 38.4 38.0 38.4 38.4 248.3 249.6 247.3 248.3


Missouri

290.2 289.8 280.7 281.9 113.3 113.3 113.4 113.9 442.1 441.5 442.7 443.4

Montana

59.1 57.0 56.6 54.4 17.8 18.5 17.7 18.4 90.0 90.1 89.7 89.9

Nebraska

87.2 87.2 85.7 85.2 37.0 39.0 37.4 39.4 174.8 176.2 174.9 176.6

Nevada

341.9 357.9 339.8 353.0 35.2 36.8 34.6 36.3 155.0 157.0 155.1 157.8

New Hampshire

66.1 67.2 61.5 62.1 25.8 26.5 25.8 26.4 94.2 91.7 94.4 92.1


New Jersey

354.6 362.6 344.9 352.3 169.1 172.4 170.0 172.7 632.2 632.6 637.9 637.7

New Mexico

91.3 92.7 89.1 92.2 28.6 27.8 28.6 27.7 196.2 195.9 196.4 196.7

New York

883.0 903.1 862.5 881.4 397.8 406.8 398.7 405.2 1,454.7 1,450.1 1,460.1 1,456.0

North Carolina

451.1 460.1 444.8 451.9 151.9 157.4 152.5 157.0 730.9 733.2 734.3 737.0

North Dakota

41.6 40.6 41.5 40.6 17.4 17.7 17.5 18.1 83.2 83.4 83.2 83.5


Ohio

537.3 551.7 519.8 537.2 209.3 211.4 209.9 211.6 774.7 774.0 776.5 781.6

Oklahoma

154.7 160.1 153.7 160.5 60.0 59.8 59.6 59.3 354.4 355.1 355.8 356.7

Oregon

183.0 190.2 180.2 187.0 60.1 60.6 60.1 60.8 301.5 308.3 304.4 311.9

Pennsylvania

539.8 555.3 526.1 532.8 258.1 256.0 255.7 256.9 726.6 721.8 731.3 727.8

Rhode Island

55.6 58.7 53.0 56.1 23.0 23.5 22.7 23.9 60.7 60.2 61.0 60.4


South Carolina

229.1 240.3 227.2 237.1 71.5 72.7 72.4 73.2 362.4 366.1 364.7 368.4

South Dakota

46.1 46.0 43.3 44.1 15.8 15.6 15.9 15.9 79.7 80.3 79.3 79.8

Tennessee

298.2 309.6 297.0 306.7 105.7 104.0 104.9 104.5 435.0 435.8 436.7 436.0

Texas

1,197.7 1,257.5 1,197.8 1,252.2 413.4 416.1 410.9 415.0 1,852.9 1,878.6 1,867.0 1,893.0

Utah

127.7 137.3 126.7 134.6 37.6 36.5 37.5 36.1 233.8 238.2 233.6 238.2


Vermont

34.0 34.4 34.0 34.5 10.2 10.5 10.0 10.5 58.9 60.0 58.8 60.1

Virginia

371.7 379.6 367.1 375.4 196.5 197.7 197.2 199.2 715.0 715.6 720.5 721.1

Washington

296.3 309.0 291.1 305.4 116.6 120.8 116.9 118.7 565.1 571.2 566.3 575.2

West Virginia

74.0 71.6 71.3 69.4 55.5 55.2 55.3 55.4 155.9 154.2 156.5 154.9

Wisconsin

265.9 268.3 256.6 256.1 138.5 138.3 139.7 137.5 421.3 421.8 428.0 424.4

Wyoming

33.9 35.5 31.6 31.4 9.9 9.6 9.8 9.8 73.0 73.3 72.3 73.2


Puerto Rico

79.9 81.2 80.1 82.5 17.5 17.3 17.6 17.3 231.9 233.5 233.7 233.8

Virgin Islands

7.0 7.3 7.3 7.6 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 10.9 10.8 10.9 10.9

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: December 18, 2015