State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, September 15, 2017                 USDL-17-1251

Technical information:
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           STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- AUGUST 2017


Unemployment rates were higher in August in 8 states, lower in 1 state, and
stable in 41 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. Twenty-one states had jobless rate decreases from
a year earlier, 1 state had an increase, and 28 states and the District had
little or no change. The national unemployment rate, 4.4 percent, was little
changed from July but was 0.5 percentage point lower than in August 2016.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 6 states in August 2017, decreased
in 3 states, and was essentially unchanged in 41 states and the District
of Columbia. Over the year, 29 states and the District added nonfarm payroll
jobs and 21 states were essentially unchanged.

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  |			   Hurricane Harvey			        |
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  |  Hurricane Harvey had no discernible effect on the employment and   |
  |  unemployment data for August. Household survey data collection     |
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  |  collection for this news release was largely completed prior to    |
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  |  unusually severe weather can affect the employment and unemployment|
  |  estimates, see question 8 in the Frequently Asked Questions section|
  |  of the Employment Situation news release at                        |
  |  www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.faq.htm.     		        |
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Unemployment

North Dakota and Colorado had the lowest unemployment rates in August,
2.3 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively. The rate in Tennessee (3.3 percent)
set a new series low. (All state series begin in 1976.) Alaska had the highest
jobless rate, 7.2 percent. In total, 19 states had unemployment rates lower
than the U.S. figure of 4.4 percent, 6 states and the District of Columbia had
higher rates, and 25 states had rates that were not appreciably different from
that of the nation. (See tables A and 1.)

In August, eight states had unemployment rate increases, the largest of which
was in Indiana (+0.4 percentage point), closely followed by California, New
Jersey, Oregon, and West Virginia (+0.3 point each). Idaho had the only
notable rate decrease (-0.1 percentage point). The remaining 41 states and
the District of Columbia had jobless rates that were not notably different
from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that were at least as
large numerically as the significant changes. (See table B.)

Twenty-one states had unemployment rate decreases from August 2016. The
largest declines occurred in Alabama and Tennessee (-1.7 percentage points
and -1.5 points, respectively). The only over-the-year rate increase occurred
in South Dakota (+0.4 percentage point). (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment

Six states had over-the-month increases in nonfarm payroll employment in
August 2017. The largest increase in employment over the month occurred in
Georgia (+19,800), followed by Maryland (+14,200) and Massachusetts (+10,800).
In percentage terms, the largest increases occurred in New Mexico (+0.7 percent),
New Hampshire (+0.6 percent), and Maryland (+0.5 percent). The decreases in
employment over the month occurred in Oregon (-9,500, or -0.5 percent),
Arkansas (-7,200, or -0.6 percent), and Maine (-3,700, or -0.6 percent).
(See tables D and 3.)

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia had over-the-year increases
in nonfarm payroll employment in August. The largest job gains occurred in
Texas (+298,600), California (+265,100), and Florida (+221,400). The largest
percentage gain occurred in Nevada (+3.0 percent), followed by Georgia
(+2.7 percent) and Florida and Utah (+2.6 percent each). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for
August is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, September 27, 2017,
at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The State Employment and Unemployment news
release for September is scheduled to be released on Friday, October
20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).



Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., August 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           4.4
                                     |
Alaska ..............................|           7.2
Arkansas ............................|           3.5
California ..........................|           5.1
Colorado ............................|           2.4
District of Columbia ................|           6.4
Hawaii ..............................|           2.6
Idaho ...............................|           2.9
Indiana .............................|           3.5
Iowa ................................|           3.3
Kansas ..............................|           3.9
                                     |
Kentucky ............................|           5.4
Maine ...............................|           3.8
Minnesota ...........................|           3.8
Mississippi .........................|           5.3
Montana .............................|           3.9
Nebraska ............................|           2.8
New Hampshire .......................|           2.7
New Mexico ..........................|           6.3
North Dakota ........................|           2.3
Ohio ................................|           5.4
                                     |
South Dakota ........................|           3.3
Tennessee ...........................|           3.3
Utah ................................|           3.5
Vermont .............................|           3.0
Virginia ............................|           3.8
Wisconsin ...........................|           3.4
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   (1) Data are not preliminary.
   (p) = preliminary.


Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from July 2017 to August 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |    July   |   August  |    change(p)
                                |    2017   |   2017(p) |
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California .....................|     4.8   |     5.1   |       0.3
Idaho ..........................|     3.0   |     2.9   |       -.1
Illinois .......................|     4.8   |     5.0   |        .2
Indiana ........................|     3.1   |     3.5   |        .4
New Jersey .....................|     4.2   |     4.5   |        .3
Oregon .........................|     3.8   |     4.1   |        .3
South Dakota ...................|     3.1   |     3.3   |        .2
West Virginia ..................|     4.7   |     5.0   |        .3
Wisconsin ......................|     3.2   |     3.4   |        .2
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from August 2016 to August 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |   August  |   August  |    change(p)
                                |    2016   |   2017(p) |
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Alabama ........................|     5.9   |     4.2   |      -1.7
California .....................|     5.4   |     5.1   |       -.3
Colorado .......................|     3.3   |     2.4   |       -.9
Florida ........................|     4.9   |     4.0   |       -.9
Georgia ........................|     5.3   |     4.7   |       -.6
Idaho ..........................|     3.8   |     2.9   |       -.9
Illinois .......................|     5.8   |     5.0   |       -.8
Indiana ........................|     4.4   |     3.5   |       -.9
Louisiana ......................|     6.1   |     5.2   |       -.9
Michigan .......................|     4.9   |     3.9   |      -1.0
                                |           |           |
Nebraska .......................|     3.2   |     2.8   |       -.4
North Carolina .................|     5.0   |     4.1   |       -.9
North Dakota ...................|     3.1   |     2.3   |       -.8
Oregon .........................|     5.0   |     4.1   |       -.9
Rhode Island ...................|     5.3   |     4.3   |      -1.0
South Dakota ...................|     2.9   |     3.3   |        .4
Tennessee ......................|     4.8   |     3.3   |      -1.5
Texas ..........................|     4.7   |     4.2   |       -.5
Washington .....................|     5.4   |     4.6   |       -.8
West Virginia ..................|     6.0   |     5.0   |      -1.0
Wisconsin ......................|     4.2   |     3.4   |       -.8
Wyoming ........................|     5.2   |     4.0   |      -1.2
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
July 2017 to August 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-month change(p)
           State              |     July    |    August   |---------------------------
                              |     2017    |    2017(p)  |    Level    |   Percent
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Arkansas .....................|   1,259,100 |   1,251,900 |      -7,200 |     -0.6
Georgia ......................|   4,490,400 |   4,510,200 |      19,800 |       .4
Kentucky .....................|   1,939,000 |   1,947,300 |       8,300 |       .4
Maine ........................|     624,500 |     620,800 |      -3,700 |      -.6
Maryland .....................|   2,764,100 |   2,778,300 |      14,200 |       .5
Massachusetts ................|   3,620,400 |   3,631,200 |      10,800 |       .3
New Hampshire ................|     680,400 |     684,600 |       4,200 |       .6
New Mexico ...................|     833,500 |     839,200 |       5,700 |       .7
Oregon .......................|   1,887,600 |   1,878,100 |      -9,500 |      -.5
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
August 2016 to August 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-year change(p)
           State              |    August   |    August   |---------------------------
                              |    2016     |    2017(p)  |    Level    |    Percent
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Alabama ......................|   1,977,900 |   2,004,800 |      26,900 |      1.4
Arizona ......................|   2,716,400 |   2,751,100 |      34,700 |      1.3
Arkansas .....................|   1,228,500 |   1,251,900 |      23,400 |      1.9
California ...................|  16,512,700 |  16,777,800 |     265,100 |      1.6
Colorado .....................|   2,609,500 |   2,655,300 |      45,800 |      1.8
District of Columbia .........|     781,300 |     794,400 |      13,100 |      1.7
Florida ......................|   8,428,500 |   8,649,900 |     221,400 |      2.6
Georgia ......................|   4,393,700 |   4,510,200 |     116,500 |      2.7
Idaho ........................|     698,900 |     714,100 |      15,200 |      2.2
Kentucky .....................|   1,916,800 |   1,947,300 |      30,500 |      1.6
                              |             |             |             |       
Maryland .....................|   2,714,700 |   2,778,300 |      63,600 |      2.3
Massachusetts ................|   3,573,800 |   3,631,200 |      57,400 |      1.6
Michigan .....................|   4,332,300 |   4,392,600 |      60,300 |      1.4
Minnesota ....................|   2,904,100 |   2,948,100 |      44,000 |      1.5
Missouri .....................|   2,848,300 |   2,900,600 |      52,300 |      1.8
Nevada .......................|   1,309,100 |   1,347,900 |      38,800 |      3.0
New Hampshire ................|     670,300 |     684,600 |      14,300 |      2.1
New Jersey ...................|   4,091,300 |   4,129,400 |      38,100 |       .9
New York .....................|   9,421,400 |   9,550,000 |     128,600 |      1.4
North Carolina ...............|   4,352,500 |   4,423,000 |      70,500 |      1.6
                              |             |             |             |       
Ohio .........................|   5,488,100 |   5,545,200 |      57,100 |      1.0
Oregon .......................|   1,836,500 |   1,878,100 |      41,600 |      2.3
Pennsylvania .................|   5,894,300 |   5,953,700 |      59,400 |      1.0
Rhode Island .................|     490,400 |     499,700 |       9,300 |      1.9
South Carolina ...............|   2,059,300 |   2,094,900 |      35,600 |      1.7
Tennessee ....................|   2,975,400 |   3,027,600 |      52,200 |      1.8
Texas ........................|  12,035,300 |  12,333,900 |     298,600 |      2.5
Utah .........................|   1,434,700 |   1,472,000 |      37,300 |      2.6
Virginia .....................|   3,922,500 |   3,981,200 |      58,700 |      1.5
Washington ...................|   3,256,800 |   3,324,100 |      67,300 |      2.1
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   (p) = preliminary.




Technical Note

This release presents civilian labor force and unemployment data for states and
selected substate areas from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program
(tables 1 and 2). Also presented are nonfarm payroll employment estimates by state
and industry supersector from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program
(tables 3 and 4). The LAUS and CES programs are both federal-state cooperative
endeavors.

Civilian labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

Definitions. The civilian 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 employed persons and unemployed persons on a place-of-residence
basis. The universe for each is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of
age and older. Employed persons are those who did any work at all for pay or profit
in the reference week (typically 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
civilian labor force is the sum of employed and unemployed persons. The unemployment
rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the civilian labor force.

Method of estimation. Estimates for 48 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 
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 produced using a similar
model-based approach.

Each month, estimates for the nine census divisions first are modeled using inputs
from the CPS only and controlled to the national totals. State estimates then are
controlled to their respective census division totals. Substate and balance-of-state
estimates for the five areas noted above also are controlled to their respective 
state totals. This tiered process of controlling model-based estimates to the U.S.
totals is called real-time benchmarking. Estimates for Puerto Rico are derived from
a monthly household survey similar to the CPS. A more detailed description of the
estimation procedures is available from BLS upon request.

Annual revisions. Civilian labor force and unemployment data for prior years reflect
adjustments made after 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
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 models decompose the estimates of employed and unemployed
persons into trend, seasonal, and irregular components. The trend component of each
measure is then smoothed using a Trend-Cycle Cascade Filter, which combines the Henderson
trend filter with a seasonal filter. This combined filter suppresses variability due to
real-time benchmarking while simultaneously removing any residual seasonality that may
be present in the series. The resulting smoothed-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate
estimates are analyzed in this news release and published on the BLS website. During
estimation for the current year, the smoothed-seasonally adjusted estimates for a given
month are created using an asymmetric filter that incorporates information from previous
observations only. For annual revisions, historical data are smoothed using a two-sided
filter. 

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the
delineations that were issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on
July 15, 2015. 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. Information on recent benchmark revisions is available online at
www.bls.gov/sae/benchmark2017.pdf.

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
to 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.

Use of error measures. Changes in state unemployment rates and state nonfarm payroll
employment are cited in the analysis of this release only if they have been determined
to be statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level. Furthermore,
state unemployment rates for the current month generally are cited only if they have
been determined to be significantly different from the U.S. rate at the 90-percent
confidence level. The underlying model-based standard error measures for unemployment
rates and over-the-month and over-the-year changes in rates are available at
www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm. The underlying standard error measures for over-the-
month and over-the-year changes in state payroll employment data at the total nonfarm
and supersector levels are available at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. Measures of
nonsampling error are not available.

Additional information

Estimates of civilian labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as well as
nonfarm payroll employment from the CES program, for metropolitan areas and metropolitan
divisions are available in the news release Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment.
Estimates of civilian labor force, employed persons, unemployed persons, and unemployment
rates 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
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Alabama

2,172,599 2,177,272 2,160,058 2,148,022 128,413 100,187 96,158 90,913 5.9 4.6 4.5 4.2

Alaska

359,974 367,136 366,310 365,109 23,983 25,112 25,741 26,155 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.2

Arizona

3,241,843 3,317,172 3,307,813 3,302,912 165,943 168,456 169,447 164,878 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0

Arkansas

1,342,501 1,365,448 1,374,438 1,377,710 54,232 46,387 46,497 47,731 4.0 3.4 3.4 3.5

California

19,132,887 19,137,757 19,136,914 19,168,533 1,031,070 901,202 926,050 971,770 5.4 4.7 4.8 5.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,051,904 5,119,963 5,123,987 5,131,310 261,589 226,041 231,836 244,529 5.2 4.4 4.5 4.8

Colorado

2,897,177 2,969,369 2,982,566 2,992,403 95,565 67,138 70,776 72,616 3.3 2.3 2.4 2.4

Connecticut

1,891,278 1,933,123 1,933,117 1,923,206 93,100 97,043 96,491 92,227 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.8

Delaware

472,077 477,303 477,376 478,054 20,511 22,372 22,942 23,513 4.3 4.7 4.8 4.9

District of Columbia

392,080 403,294 403,242 402,369 23,498 24,786 25,706 25,728 6.0 6.1 6.4 6.4

Florida

9,845,281 10,138,480 10,114,482 10,094,951 480,826 420,496 411,923 407,689 4.9 4.1 4.1 4.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,344,678 1,382,225 1,391,446 1,391,640 72,099 66,772 65,372 63,688 5.4 4.8 4.7 4.6

Georgia

4,932,454 5,037,965 5,038,076 5,046,999 262,765 240,586 236,705 235,718 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.7

Hawaii

687,048 695,551 693,272 690,388 20,609 19,149 18,668 18,030 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.6

Idaho

816,697 818,645 818,046 819,848 30,965 25,343 24,595 23,418 3.8 3.1 3.0 2.9

Illinois

6,514,368 6,462,811 6,438,011 6,425,800 376,672 302,287 308,183 323,054 5.8 4.7 4.8 5.0

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,796,803 3,742,413 3,747,059 3,756,398 221,888 162,568 167,440 182,158 5.8 4.3 4.5 4.8

Indiana

3,325,384 3,331,771 3,332,529 3,337,144 145,331 101,162 104,088 116,710 4.4 3.0 3.1 3.5

Iowa

1,699,773 1,686,106 1,682,557 1,682,938 62,979 53,736 54,500 55,161 3.7 3.2 3.2 3.3

Kansas

1,480,809 1,482,914 1,482,835 1,483,483 63,497 54,588 55,535 57,308 4.3 3.7 3.7 3.9

Kentucky

2,000,905 2,077,618 2,067,179 2,059,885 99,599 106,857 110,737 111,995 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.4

Louisiana

2,112,540 2,108,202 2,092,130 2,082,730 129,851 114,864 109,930 107,521 6.1 5.4 5.3 5.2

Maine

694,043 703,606 704,650 704,963 27,794 24,740 26,216 26,780 4.0 3.5 3.7 3.8

Maryland

3,171,266 3,230,723 3,236,987 3,242,312 134,457 131,546 129,147 127,371 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9

Massachusetts

3,586,562 3,708,806 3,697,674 3,680,435 122,905 160,419 160,699 154,194 3.4 4.3 4.3 4.2

Michigan

4,833,276 4,865,209 4,839,530 4,833,040 237,588 186,890 180,006 189,945 4.9 3.8 3.7 3.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,071,441 2,088,420 2,078,026 2,076,942 110,184 79,619 68,291 67,426 5.3 3.8 3.3 3.2

Minnesota

2,998,818 3,038,049 3,045,413 3,053,950 118,801 111,720 112,421 116,279 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.8

Mississippi

1,280,627 1,296,560 1,288,999 1,283,122 74,310 65,334 67,429 68,248 5.8 5.0 5.2 5.3

Missouri

3,105,609 3,054,697 3,043,881 3,043,095 147,641 117,315 117,061 120,242 4.8 3.8 3.8 4.0

Montana

526,891 525,021 524,912 525,087 21,664 20,387 20,442 20,229 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9

Nebraska

1,010,525 1,005,658 1,006,422 1,008,070 32,808 28,757 28,113 28,037 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.8

Nevada

1,428,963 1,441,574 1,442,795 1,445,624 78,660 67,930 69,293 70,590 5.5 4.7 4.8 4.9

New Hampshire

750,008 753,497 752,897 752,142 21,403 21,665 20,804 20,023 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7

New Jersey

4,513,965 4,520,110 4,514,605 4,515,732 225,410 186,785 189,872 201,637 5.0 4.1 4.2 4.5

New Mexico

927,184 933,892 931,430 929,151 63,015 59,570 58,876 58,195 6.8 6.4 6.3 6.3

New York

9,536,018 9,690,838 9,680,247 9,657,974 471,098 439,842 452,949 466,293 4.9 4.5 4.7 4.8

New York City

4,130,179 4,249,001 4,248,481 4,233,867 221,478 187,610 197,677 207,251 5.4 4.4 4.7 4.9

North Carolina

4,875,585 4,908,517 4,900,264 4,902,413 243,110 207,757 200,547 200,200 5.0 4.2 4.1 4.1

North Dakota

416,810 419,341 418,624 417,957 12,881 9,711 9,425 9,470 3.1 2.3 2.3 2.3

Ohio

5,699,533 5,783,628 5,767,976 5,750,853 282,045 291,415 300,108 310,639 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.4

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,028,988 1,040,003 1,040,065 1,037,995 55,585 61,764 62,138 65,733 5.4 5.9 6.0 6.3

Oklahoma

1,823,438 1,822,548 1,817,149 1,819,326 91,510 78,919 79,202 81,476 5.0 4.3 4.4 4.5

Oregon

2,062,731 2,116,045 2,126,643 2,128,352 102,692 77,348 81,603 86,493 5.0 3.7 3.8 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,450,125 6,473,548 6,457,527 6,428,365 357,514 325,360 324,048 317,622 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.9

Rhode Island

552,539 556,501 557,010 556,415 29,545 23,287 24,179 23,721 5.3 4.2 4.3 4.3

South Carolina

2,297,229 2,322,198 2,319,425 2,318,677 106,559 91,627 91,607 93,067 4.6 3.9 3.9 4.0

South Dakota

453,764 457,496 457,604 458,325 13,134 13,650 14,382 15,328 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.3

Tennessee

3,151,938 3,158,980 3,146,212 3,153,006 152,809 114,207 107,881 103,313 4.8 3.6 3.4 3.3

Texas

13,290,348 13,468,668 13,401,892 13,373,443 627,586 620,529 574,464 556,942 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.2

Utah

1,517,461 1,575,282 1,575,096 1,573,430 50,076 53,405 54,474 54,567 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.5

Vermont

345,248 344,821 343,837 344,288 11,216 10,901 10,638 10,445 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0

Virginia

4,242,706 4,314,184 4,320,245 4,320,635 173,639 161,316 162,046 162,277 4.1 3.7 3.8 3.8

Washington

3,656,845 3,696,016 3,708,947 3,725,826 198,020 167,304 167,333 170,599 5.4 4.5 4.5 4.6

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,626,985 1,639,999 1,636,213 1,641,726 63,841 56,149 57,047 60,390 3.9 3.4 3.5 3.7

West Virginia

783,093 779,671 778,835 778,877 46,704 35,576 36,883 39,226 6.0 4.6 4.7 5.0

Wisconsin

3,119,918 3,160,351 3,159,594 3,157,933 131,393 97,049 100,360 106,080 4.2 3.1 3.2 3.4

Wyoming

301,844 297,469 295,187 294,318 15,805 11,678 11,720 11,717 5.2 3.9 4.0 4.0

Puerto Rico

1,117,320 1,103,636 1,096,860 1,094,563 130,654 111,339 107,696 110,362 11.7 10.1 9.8 10.1

Footnotes
(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. 15-01, dated July 15, 2015, and are available on the BLS website at https://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.


LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
July August Number Percent of labor force
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) July August July August
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

2,173,465 2,180,600 2,168,460 2,162,768 132,734 106,593 134,754 92,837 6.1 4.9 6.2 4.3

Alaska

371,272 376,851 366,325 369,982 22,540 24,709 21,301 23,430 6.1 6.6 5.8 6.3

Arizona

3,240,274 3,314,032 3,243,683 3,304,258 186,236 181,037 186,548 169,670 5.7 5.5 5.8 5.1

Arkansas

1,360,570 1,393,745 1,345,036 1,371,780 59,883 53,259 52,969 48,633 4.4 3.8 3.9 3.5

California

19,209,227 19,284,617 19,178,340 19,293,497 1,115,050 1,035,395 1,069,094 1,041,499 5.8 5.4 5.6 5.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,068,971 5,156,054 5,059,261 5,150,243 295,646 271,854 284,289 277,339 5.8 5.3 5.6 5.4

Colorado

2,916,061 3,022,710 2,910,544 3,009,751 98,970 76,206 93,703 66,616 3.4 2.5 3.2 2.2

Connecticut

1,924,769 1,966,249 1,907,030 1,919,376 103,538 98,484 98,951 87,404 5.4 5.0 5.2 4.6

Delaware

478,124 482,307 474,958 481,515 21,762 24,735 21,262 24,794 4.6 5.1 4.5 5.1

District of Columbia

397,407 405,950 391,268 397,247 25,186 28,062 24,968 26,244 6.3 6.9 6.4 6.6

Florida

9,879,776 10,169,972 9,867,355 10,127,466 508,776 444,547 509,388 430,233 5.1 4.4 5.2 4.2

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,343,295 1,401,069 1,340,860 1,378,632 73,618 67,400 77,390 67,573 5.5 4.8 5.8 4.9

Georgia

4,948,936 5,078,790 4,920,833 5,057,573 283,213 256,555 273,846 242,570 5.7 5.1 5.6 4.8

Hawaii

689,706 694,663 686,674 687,142 21,439 17,479 19,978 16,511 3.1 2.5 2.9 2.4

Idaho

827,800 832,807 821,604 827,899 30,081 23,891 30,223 21,296 3.6 2.9 3.7 2.6

Illinois

6,607,396 6,528,216 6,542,874 6,460,360 386,828 319,642 380,780 335,592 5.9 4.9 5.8 5.2

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,852,098 3,804,446 3,804,720 3,771,688 229,412 183,247 223,786 204,442 6.0 4.8 5.9 5.4

Indiana

3,360,615 3,379,507 3,334,171 3,355,775 147,172 116,400 147,078 135,466 4.4 3.4 4.4 4.0

Iowa

1,723,032 1,704,341 1,702,436 1,687,993 63,255 53,304 62,720 54,885 3.7 3.1 3.7 3.3

Kansas

1,502,871 1,504,441 1,477,686 1,481,458 72,640 64,520 67,296 61,627 4.8 4.3 4.6 4.2

Kentucky

2,004,794 2,076,628 1,990,054 2,054,263 103,089 123,031 95,780 106,224 5.1 5.9 4.8 5.2

Louisiana

2,152,264 2,111,841 2,118,794 2,091,226 142,515 118,592 138,745 117,990 6.6 5.6 6.5 5.6

Maine

710,901 723,949 710,951 721,388 26,109 25,028 23,400 22,181 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.1

Maryland

3,219,317 3,294,081 3,191,365 3,264,773 142,953 137,838 139,987 131,430 4.4 4.2 4.4 4.0

Massachusetts

3,634,702 3,738,461 3,622,631 3,712,208 139,969 162,976 123,037 139,070 3.9 4.4 3.4 3.7

Michigan

4,891,813 4,899,403 4,874,284 4,883,829 282,996 241,409 254,249 226,382 5.8 4.9 5.2 4.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,098,213 2,103,303 2,095,235 2,108,214 132,532 93,179 127,250 93,068 6.3 4.4 6.1 4.4

Minnesota

3,032,161 3,091,925 3,016,796 3,082,329 115,174 105,928 113,799 109,940 3.8 3.4 3.8 3.6

Mississippi

1,292,473 1,304,303 1,272,765 1,276,299 82,624 79,317 71,743 64,669 6.4 6.1 5.6 5.1

Missouri

3,145,778 3,096,872 3,107,753 3,069,421 162,471 124,507 160,287 129,036 5.2 4.0 5.2 4.2

Montana

537,115 535,808 534,042 532,869 20,466 18,621 19,672 17,874 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.4

Nebraska

1,026,937 1,023,223 1,013,673 1,010,473 35,980 30,942 32,821 27,996 3.5 3.0 3.2 2.8

Nevada

1,435,612 1,452,357 1,429,173 1,449,767 83,557 74,445 79,024 72,239 5.8 5.1 5.5 5.0

New Hampshire

761,939 764,157 758,169 757,798 21,521 19,447 20,933 19,437 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.6

New Jersey

4,591,439 4,588,074 4,545,123 4,553,480 252,733 217,499 229,302 218,421 5.5 4.7 5.0 4.8

New Mexico

932,188 930,132 928,217 924,413 69,792 65,075 66,051 59,585 7.5 7.0 7.1 6.4

New York

9,696,799 9,827,042 9,627,104 9,730,139 487,956 476,970 474,278 473,017 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9

New York City

4,165,039 4,280,291 4,147,743 4,237,140 232,883 214,199 229,669 216,846 5.6 5.0 5.5 5.1

North Carolina

4,903,825 4,956,213 4,867,507 4,904,622 257,157 220,931 255,587 218,650 5.2 4.5 5.3 4.5

North Dakota

424,877 425,175 424,003 422,505 12,420 8,771 12,150 8,953 2.9 2.1 2.9 2.1

Ohio

5,778,517 5,845,564 5,754,445 5,790,834 289,528 322,016 278,828 308,055 5.0 5.5 4.8 5.3

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,052,757 1,059,575 1,039,216 1,041,894 59,057 69,716 55,690 70,354 5.6 6.6 5.4 6.8

Oklahoma

1,831,221 1,822,069 1,820,146 1,821,272 93,412 82,307 92,321 86,190 5.1 4.5 5.1 4.7

Oregon

2,084,202 2,153,531 2,085,823 2,142,125 110,678 94,330 107,054 96,841 5.3 4.4 5.1 4.5

Pennsylvania

6,572,241 6,534,398 6,509,403 6,443,254 395,273 348,538 381,313 329,328 6.0 5.3 5.9 5.1

Rhode Island

560,384 565,382 558,556 560,511 31,448 27,011 30,925 23,736 5.6 4.8 5.5 4.2

South Carolina

2,327,413 2,354,942 2,316,553 2,339,433 115,692 102,623 117,129 104,659 5.0 4.4 5.1 4.5

South Dakota

462,389 465,427 458,179 462,682 11,911 14,043 12,510 15,649 2.6 3.0 2.7 3.4

Tennessee

3,173,928 3,210,196 3,149,600 3,193,952 163,765 132,287 163,305 115,311 5.2 4.1 5.2 3.6

Texas

13,356,834 13,434,624 13,295,171 13,406,779 674,961 583,977 656,216 604,757 5.1 4.3 4.9 4.5

Utah

1,524,943 1,581,768 1,521,514 1,575,635 54,440 56,291 51,814 55,217 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.5

Vermont

351,345 349,484 348,711 349,081 11,996 10,607 10,916 10,475 3.4 3.0 3.1 3.0

Virginia

4,283,528 4,391,110 4,250,825 4,331,940 180,463 168,995 183,143 165,276 4.2 3.8 4.3 3.8

Washington

3,675,259 3,754,843 3,658,770 3,743,407 198,745 163,601 193,627 169,583 5.4 4.4 5.3 4.5

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,629,753 1,641,838 1,629,635 1,655,979 68,725 60,571 64,757 65,780 4.2 3.7 4.0 4.0

West Virginia

791,694 786,185 787,513 782,243 45,427 38,982 46,854 42,023 5.7 5.0 5.9 5.4

Wisconsin

3,164,480 3,204,010 3,144,447 3,185,750 131,738 107,549 125,875 107,344 4.2 3.4 4.0 3.4

Wyoming

306,926 298,116 304,511 296,602 15,458 11,430 14,322 10,254 5.0 3.8 4.7 3.5

Puerto Rico

1,125,198 1,095,817 1,106,765 1,096,951 140,449 114,108 133,047 128,054 12.5 10.4 12.0 11.7

Footnotes
(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. 15-01, dated July 15, 2015, and are available on the BLS website at https://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.


ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 3. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total(1) Construction Manufacturing
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Alabama

1,977.9 2,009.8 2,007.7 2,004.8 83.1 87.8 88.2 89.7 260.9 265.2 267.7 265.5

Alaska

331.8 332.4 331.7 332.1 16.0 15.6 15.7 15.7 13.4 13.0 13.4 13.3

Arizona

2,716.4 2,751.1 2,743.9 2,751.1 136.9 137.0 137.3 139.2 159.6 163.4 162.7 163.9

Arkansas

1,228.5 1,253.7 1,259.1 1,251.9 49.9 51.4 51.9 50.4 154.8 157.8 158.4 158.1

California

16,512.7 16,701.5 16,786.0 16,777.8 777.5 818.6 823.5 824.9 1,302.9 1,294.8 1,293.5 1,300.1


Colorado

2,609.5 2,644.8 2,650.9 2,655.3 155.8 153.5 155.2 155.9 142.5 142.2 141.6 142.1

Connecticut

1,681.2 1,692.8 1,691.1 1,687.2 59.0 60.5 58.7 57.8 156.8 156.6 156.4 157.6

Delaware(2)

454.5 454.7 456.3 457.3 20.9 21.7 21.2 21.0 25.9 25.8 25.8 26.0

District of Columbia(3)(2)

781.3 792.4 796.5 794.4 14.3 14.7 14.7 14.6 - - - -

Florida

8,428.5 8,601.6 8,629.8 8,649.9 479.2 506.4 511.1 514.2 356.9 365.9 368.9 369.0


Georgia

4,393.7 4,493.9 4,490.4 4,510.2 178.5 179.1 176.1 177.0 388.8 386.5 385.2 389.3

Hawaii(2)

651.9 654.3 658.2 655.7 38.0 37.1 37.0 37.4 14.1 13.9 14.0 13.7

Idaho

698.9 708.8 711.7 714.1 42.3 43.6 43.4 44.2 64.9 65.9 66.8 67.0

Illinois

6,020.2 6,046.9 6,047.5 6,043.8 217.8 215.2 212.8 214.8 573.8 575.1 574.0 571.0

Indiana

3,094.2 3,118.1 3,126.6 3,125.8 131.5 137.7 137.0 136.2 522.0 527.0 529.8 529.4


Iowa

1,572.9 1,586.7 1,587.8 1,590.1 81.3 78.7 76.3 75.4 213.4 213.4 214.9 214.8

Kansas

1,410.9 1,399.8 1,401.1 1,401.9 61.1 61.5 61.9 62.1 159.7 158.8 158.6 157.1

Kentucky

1,916.8 1,936.2 1,939.0 1,947.3 76.3 79.4 80.2 82.6 248.9 250.0 247.8 248.9

Louisiana

1,961.0 1,988.1 1,981.8 1,985.2 138.2 153.8 154.0 153.5 134.6 134.5 134.1 134.3

Maine

618.1 623.3 624.5 620.8 26.9 28.8 29.0 28.5 50.7 50.7 50.1 50.3


Maryland(2)

2,714.7 2,760.7 2,764.1 2,778.3 162.3 164.7 166.9 170.1 103.4 102.2 102.7 103.5

Massachusetts

3,573.8 3,617.9 3,620.4 3,631.2 145.4 146.6 148.4 148.8 245.5 243.8 244.4 244.6

Michigan

4,332.3 4,386.1 4,391.1 4,392.6 154.9 160.4 160.5 161.2 598.8 604.0 604.4 608.5

Minnesota

2,904.1 2,952.1 2,954.7 2,948.1 115.4 123.0 122.1 121.7 317.9 319.9 320.1 320.9

Mississippi

1,146.6 1,151.3 1,153.5 1,153.5 43.5 42.5 42.2 42.9 143.2 143.1 142.9 143.2


Missouri

2,848.3 2,889.0 2,900.4 2,900.6 120.8 117.6 119.9 118.7 263.5 267.6 264.9 270.6

Montana

467.6 473.7 473.2 475.2 27.1 27.3 27.0 27.2 19.5 19.5 19.4 19.2

Nebraska(2)

1,013.6 1,029.8 1,029.6 1,027.1 51.7 51.8 51.1 50.2 96.8 97.7 97.6 97.5

Nevada

1,309.1 1,337.4 1,345.2 1,347.9 75.9 84.3 85.8 87.5 43.8 45.3 45.3 45.3

New Hampshire

670.3 676.9 680.4 684.6 25.5 28.1 28.5 28.6 68.1 68.7 69.0 68.5


New Jersey

4,091.3 4,122.5 4,129.2 4,129.4 152.9 157.6 157.9 159.2 243.0 246.4 245.3 245.4

New Mexico

830.4 834.3 833.5 839.2 42.7 46.5 44.6 45.9 26.4 26.2 26.3 26.6

New York

9,421.4 9,533.2 9,547.8 9,550.0 374.7 377.6 375.9 373.3 451.8 436.4 432.3 432.5

North Carolina

4,352.5 4,405.6 4,414.6 4,423.0 201.0 200.5 198.6 199.2 464.6 464.6 464.0 462.6

North Dakota

435.1 439.6 441.3 440.8 33.1 33.3 33.2 32.5 24.6 23.9 24.1 23.9


Ohio

5,488.1 5,536.5 5,540.0 5,545.2 203.2 212.1 209.4 211.3 685.4 686.7 685.9 687.5

Oklahoma

1,649.1 1,656.8 1,665.1 1,669.0 77.9 78.9 81.2 81.7 127.5 131.7 130.5 131.0

Oregon

1,836.5 1,880.2 1,887.6 1,878.1 90.5 100.8 101.8 101.1 187.8 193.0 193.2 192.8

Pennsylvania

5,894.3 5,924.8 5,961.7 5,953.7 237.6 243.3 240.6 242.3 557.1 546.7 554.5 555.3

Rhode Island

490.4 496.1 499.7 499.7 18.2 20.4 20.3 21.4 40.4 41.2 41.8 41.2


South Carolina

2,059.3 2,084.3 2,088.7 2,094.9 95.8 98.0 98.1 95.4 238.1 246.2 247.9 248.2

South Dakota(2)

433.5 435.9 435.7 436.8 24.3 23.3 23.2 23.6 42.1 40.9 41.3 41.5

Tennessee(2)

2,975.4 3,016.2 3,019.4 3,027.6 119.4 125.7 124.0 126.2 345.0 346.9 347.0 346.7

Texas

12,035.3 12,306.7 12,328.4 12,333.9 699.6 713.9 712.2 714.8 841.8 871.1 875.2 877.4

Utah

1,434.7 1,468.9 1,468.4 1,472.0 91.8 98.6 97.5 97.5 126.1 128.8 128.7 128.9


Vermont

314.3 315.0 316.6 316.2 15.3 15.3 14.9 15.0 29.8 28.5 28.8 28.5

Virginia

3,922.5 3,967.6 3,979.0 3,981.2 186.5 190.0 191.8 191.0 232.5 232.1 232.7 233.8

Washington

3,256.8 3,316.9 3,322.1 3,324.1 188.8 196.1 195.0 196.5 288.7 285.6 284.6 284.5

West Virginia

744.5 746.7 747.3 745.4 29.4 31.7 30.9 30.5 46.5 45.3 45.4 45.0

Wisconsin

2,929.1 2,951.1 2,956.9 2,948.1 111.9 112.2 112.7 112.3 463.6 472.4 474.3 473.8

Wyoming

279.5 277.0 277.0 277.1 20.7 20.9 20.2 20.2 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.3


Puerto Rico(2)

894.2 881.8 879.9 878.0 23.6 21.4 21.1 20.4 73.8 71.5 71.5 71.3

Virgin Islands(3)

38.4 38.7 38.6 38.9 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown separately.
(2) Mining and logging is combined with construction.
(3) 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 2016 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 3. 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
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Alabama

380.3 377.0 373.5 373.7 96.3 98.9 98.7 98.4 233.2 242.9 241.5 242.0

Alaska

65.1 65.3 65.3 64.9 12.2 11.9 11.8 11.9 28.4 28.0 28.2 28.3

Arizona

518.9 519.8 521.4 520.0 203.4 209.4 208.1 209.3 417.4 417.0 414.7 418.7

Arkansas

252.3 254.9 257.4 254.2 51.4 52.0 51.6 51.1 142.7 148.0 149.1 148.0

California

2,997.9 3,012.1 3,014.3 3,018.2 824.5 828.8 831.9 831.8 2,540.0 2,550.5 2,560.4 2,548.9


Colorado

456.2 469.0 467.3 467.2 164.6 166.4 168.3 168.8 406.7 413.3 412.8 417.2

Connecticut

298.7 298.2 299.9 298.4 129.7 132.8 133.0 132.1 218.6 216.3 216.4 217.2

Delaware

83.1 81.2 81.0 80.7 47.1 47.9 47.9 48.2 61.8 61.0 60.6 61.6

District of Columbia

32.9 32.8 32.6 32.9 30.4 29.3 29.7 30.0 165.1 168.1 169.9 169.1

Florida

1,729.0 1,753.6 1,757.0 1,761.3 547.7 556.3 558.6 557.6 1,295.9 1,329.2 1,327.7 1,338.5


Georgia

929.4 945.0 944.5 947.2 239.5 248.4 247.6 248.6 654.0 684.9 680.8 691.0

Hawaii

120.4 121.8 123.9 122.5 28.4 28.1 27.9 27.5 83.7 85.1 86.1 87.4

Idaho

138.2 138.2 139.8 141.2 34.2 34.3 34.0 34.3 86.2 87.1 86.4 87.2

Illinois

1,211.7 1,203.9 1,199.3 1,205.9 383.7 394.1 393.7 392.8 934.5 947.0 953.1 949.8

Indiana

595.3 590.7 589.9 592.5 134.3 139.2 137.1 137.8 337.1 342.7 341.7 341.7


Iowa

316.4 318.8 320.2 321.8 108.2 112.9 112.9 111.6 138.4 142.1 141.5 142.5

Kansas

268.2 265.8 265.1 266.7 86.0 85.6 85.9 86.5 178.5 175.5 177.9 179.1

Kentucky

399.3 402.4 404.9 405.4 93.4 95.1 95.2 95.7 216.7 225.4 225.8 229.2

Louisiana

386.9 382.7 381.8 381.0 92.1 92.1 92.3 93.5 207.7 212.7 211.6 212.7

Maine

121.0 121.4 121.2 119.8 31.1 30.2 30.1 30.3 65.6 64.1 65.3 64.5


Maryland

468.6 471.3 471.5 473.2 149.4 149.9 148.3 148.8 443.4 461.2 462.9 468.2

Massachusetts

577.3 579.9 579.0 578.3 224.1 228.9 229.9 229.6 551.7 561.7 561.4 568.5

Michigan

785.5 781.5 783.5 784.8 213.2 219.4 218.6 218.5 651.1 667.3 664.0 662.9

Minnesota

533.6 536.8 535.8 539.0 176.2 176.6 175.3 175.5 372.8 377.8 375.4 376.2

Mississippi

230.5 232.9 233.5 232.9 44.0 44.3 44.6 44.4 107.3 107.4 106.1 104.9


Missouri

545.5 554.4 550.9 548.8 169.2 174.2 173.1 173.7 379.8 390.5 393.2 391.2

Montana

95.1 94.7 95.3 96.3 23.8 24.5 24.7 24.7 40.3 42.0 41.7 41.8

Nebraska

204.4 205.9 206.0 205.6 73.6 75.0 75.2 75.0 117.5 122.4 122.4 122.2

Nevada

244.0 246.7 244.8 245.4 63.0 62.4 63.3 63.1 178.8 186.3 188.9 187.3

New Hampshire

140.5 138.6 139.3 139.9 37.2 38.2 38.0 38.1 78.0 79.6 80.0 80.5


New Jersey

869.3 869.7 871.4 871.5 249.7 252.3 253.4 252.1 664.9 670.5 670.6 666.0

New Mexico

138.9 139.4 140.3 139.8 33.5 33.8 33.9 33.7 101.4 102.4 103.8 106.1

New York

1,571.9 1,570.3 1,573.6 1,566.4 714.9 714.8 715.3 712.3 1,297.0 1,334.4 1,335.0 1,341.8

North Carolina

817.5 816.5 819.1 822.8 227.7 229.3 229.8 231.8 607.3 635.1 637.6 641.3

North Dakota

95.9 95.1 95.3 95.0 24.0 24.8 24.6 25.1 34.6 36.1 35.8 36.4


Ohio

1,023.3 1,017.2 1,017.6 1,013.1 300.6 308.5 309.8 309.4 723.1 734.3 732.0 731.0

Oklahoma

307.0 299.0 299.2 301.0 78.5 80.5 81.1 81.0 180.0 185.5 185.3 185.1

Oregon

343.1 344.9 345.9 345.4 97.4 97.8 98.4 97.1 239.3 247.0 245.7 246.1

Pennsylvania

1,130.4 1,127.4 1,128.1 1,127.1 316.9 317.9 316.9 317.4 794.4 810.1 816.8 815.6

Rhode Island

76.4 77.4 77.2 76.8 33.6 33.5 33.1 33.1 65.8 64.9 65.4 65.4


South Carolina

394.9 401.8 398.7 399.4 100.1 101.0 101.3 100.9 269.0 272.5 272.3 277.8

South Dakota

88.5 88.0 87.8 87.6 29.3 29.8 30.2 30.4 31.2 30.7 31.0 31.1

Tennessee

619.6 625.1 626.2 630.5 153.4 156.1 156.4 156.0 407.1 416.0 416.4 417.1

Texas

2,424.3 2,439.0 2,443.4 2,452.5 734.1 753.9 758.2 757.8 1,631.5 1,678.3 1,680.3 1,679.4

Utah

272.9 280.1 278.9 280.1 82.3 83.6 83.4 84.2 204.5 212.4 212.7 214.1


Vermont

55.6 56.1 55.9 56.0 12.0 11.7 11.8 11.9 28.0 28.5 28.7 27.9

Virginia

662.0 664.7 664.9 662.8 200.9 205.6 205.6 206.1 717.9 735.6 741.3 735.1

Washington

611.9 619.4 621.1 625.1 151.7 156.9 157.0 157.1 404.7 408.7 408.4 407.8

West Virginia

133.2 129.9 130.3 129.4 27.6 27.6 27.8 28.2 65.4 65.9 66.3 65.4

Wisconsin

541.5 544.1 541.6 541.2 151.9 152.2 151.7 152.8 321.9 322.3 324.8 321.3

Wyoming

53.3 52.0 52.2 52.6 10.8 10.8 10.7 11.0 17.6 16.5 16.9 17.0


Puerto Rico

174.3 170.7 171.7 170.9 42.7 42.5 42.3 42.3 114.1 111.8 112.4 111.9

Virgin Islands(1)

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

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 2016 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 3. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Government
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Alabama

233.9 238.8 238.3 237.7 198.5 208.1 208.0 206.7 381.8 378.5 378.4 378.9

Alaska

49.0 49.3 49.6 49.5 35.6 36.2 35.9 35.3 80.9 81.7 80.8 81.4

Arizona

412.7 421.9 420.6 421.7 310.9 324.8 324.2 323.3 410.6 416.3 414.2 414.6

Arkansas

182.1 188.1 188.9 188.9 115.9 121.5 121.9 121.3 212.5 211.1 211.5 211.2

California

2,546.1 2,597.8 2,620.9 2,621.5 1,898.2 1,934.2 1,950.1 1,937.7 2,517.3 2,544.2 2,562.9 2,556.6


Colorado

328.5 334.6 335.8 336.4 324.5 334.3 333.7 329.9 429.6 426.8 430.2 431.9

Connecticut

329.9 333.2 333.4 332.7 154.8 161.1 159.1 158.1 235.7 233.8 232.9 232.7

Delaware

77.1 78.7 79.2 79.5 49.8 50.8 52.0 52.2 65.4 64.7 65.5 65.2

District of Columbia

134.2 138.3 138.5 139.5 74.9 80.9 82.6 80.8 238.7 238.2 238.7 237.8

Florida

1,248.4 1,277.5 1,278.1 1,278.9 1,177.8 1,200.5 1,205.9 1,205.7 1,100.2 1,105.3 1,111.0 1,109.0


Georgia

563.8 579.1 577.2 576.6 470.8 488.7 492.0 490.0 689.9 695.2 700.7 705.0

Hawaii

83.9 83.6 86.0 84.7 118.5 122.7 123.0 122.2 128.0 125.6 123.5 124.0

Idaho

101.3 104.7 105.1 103.9 72.3 73.0 73.6 72.6 122.0 124.6 125.2 125.6

Illinois

916.6 925.7 922.2 925.6 595.0 602.7 606.2 596.3 828.7 823.9 824.9 825.6

Indiana

465.0 474.6 476.1 474.0 307.9 307.3 310.4 305.6 436.0 431.8 438.1 442.2


Iowa

230.1 235.8 236.6 239.1 142.1 144.5 144.9 143.4 258.8 256.4 256.8 256.8

Kansas

196.1 195.8 195.4 196.7 127.6 126.7 124.8 124.5 255.6 254.4 256.2 252.9

Kentucky

270.1 270.3 270.2 273.6 194.8 196.0 195.5 193.0 319.1 316.2 317.9 317.9

Louisiana

310.9 317.4 317.3 316.6 230.5 236.6 235.7 238.1 323.8 323.7 320.6 321.4

Maine

125.2 128.1 127.9 128.5 65.5 68.0 68.2 67.2 100.4 101.1 101.9 101.6


Maryland

458.7 465.9 474.8 474.4 271.9 273.3 276.4 275.3 506.0 517.9 507.2 511.7

Massachusetts

784.3 804.2 807.2 806.9 362.7 362.5 363.8 361.4 456.1 459.1 457.4 458.3

Michigan

666.8 668.9 671.5 668.7 426.1 432.9 433.3 431.9 601.9 612.1 615.5 615.6

Minnesota

524.8 542.8 546.2 540.9 264.6 271.5 274.0 267.6 425.7 426.5 428.1 428.9

Mississippi

141.1 143.7 143.9 145.4 133.5 133.1 134.6 134.9 244.4 245.2 247.6 246.9


Missouri

457.9 463.1 466.9 469.9 300.0 310.9 308.7 307.9 438.3 438.9 451.2 445.0

Montana

74.4 76.1 75.6 76.5 64.4 66.0 66.2 65.8 91.5 92.5 92.3 92.6

Nebraska

153.3 153.8 155.3 155.3 90.7 92.5 92.9 93.2 170.5 173.4 171.4 170.6

Nevada

128.3 133.1 133.5 135.4 347.3 349.1 350.4 351.6 159.6 159.3 162.4 162.5

New Hampshire

121.2 123.5 123.6 123.7 69.7 71.8 71.6 73.0 92.2 90.5 91.4 93.1


New Jersey

676.8 689.5 686.5 688.7 371.5 380.8 388.1 391.8 617.1 610.3 611.9 612.8

New Mexico

139.6 139.9 139.2 140.3 96.1 100.9 99.5 99.4 191.1 184.5 185.8 187.6

New York

1,964.2 2,019.9 2,029.9 2,031.0 917.9 941.9 943.6 952.4 1,446.0 1,451.6 1,455.0 1,455.5

North Carolina

588.4 597.7 599.7 605.1 482.0 489.6 492.3 493.4 728.5 737.7 739.6 734.6

North Dakota

62.6 62.9 63.1 62.8 39.4 39.5 40.8 40.2 83.7 83.5 83.1 83.5


Ohio

925.1 944.5 943.1 946.9 551.7 555.6 563.8 570.4 780.0 779.0 781.7 775.8

Oklahoma

233.8 235.6 239.0 239.3 163.9 163.8 166.6 168.1 353.9 354.0 354.5 353.9

Oregon

268.3 276.4 278.1 277.8 199.4 203.3 206.2 202.6 305.7 310.6 312.8 309.6

Pennsylvania

1,222.6 1,240.5 1,250.3 1,245.0 557.5 574.3 580.4 582.5 710.9 694.9 705.7 701.3

Rhode Island

105.8 106.7 107.8 108.4 57.8 59.7 61.6 62.0 61.0 60.6 60.9 60.4


South Carolina

242.6 246.9 247.8 248.8 248.2 248.4 250.1 248.7 364.6 366.0 368.5 370.2

South Dakota

70.6 71.1 71.1 71.5 46.7 48.8 47.9 48.0 79.0 80.8 80.5 80.3

Tennessee

426.2 427.2 427.4 428.8 321.1 327.9 329.9 330.8 427.5 433.5 434.3 433.1

Texas

1,640.3 1,688.3 1,688.8 1,686.6 1,294.1 1,320.6 1,327.3 1,328.7 1,931.4 1,959.2 1,958.1 1,959.2

Utah

193.0 196.5 197.8 199.3 139.4 141.7 142.0 141.6 238.8 242.3 243.1 242.1


Vermont

64.5 65.0 66.2 65.9 36.8 37.6 38.4 38.6 56.4 56.0 55.9 56.2

Virginia

532.1 544.3 548.6 554.0 398.6 407.5 406.5 409.1 716.0 714.7 714.6 714.7

Washington

465.6 476.2 478.8 479.7 325.9 335.6 333.5 333.3 574.3 584.6 591.5 588.6

West Virginia

129.5 133.4 133.5 133.9 74.6 72.9 73.6 73.9 155.7 154.1 153.5 154.1

Wisconsin

446.6 449.2 449.8 451.0 275.2 284.9 282.3 279.7 414.6 410.8 417.1 413.5

Wyoming

27.6 27.7 27.6 27.4 36.0 34.6 34.9 34.7 71.4 70.0 69.8 69.7


Puerto Rico

122.7 123.6 124.5 125.1 81.0 82.7 82.8 82.5 226.9 222.0 217.7 218.1

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.8 10.7 10.9 10.9 11.2

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 2016 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 4. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total Mining and logging Construction
July August July August July August
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

1,970.1 2,000.9 1,975.7 2,004.0 9.3 9.6 9.2 9.6 84.1 88.9 83.3 89.8

Alaska

356.4 357.2 352.8 353.5 14.3 13.9 14.1 14.0 19.4 18.5 19.1 18.7

Arizona

2,636.5 2,680.1 2,686.1 2,722.0 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.6 137.7 139.7 138.1 139.1

Arkansas

1,211.6 1,243.8 1,218.7 1,241.2 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.1 51.4 52.8 50.9 52.5

California

16,382.4 16,671.6 16,462.4 16,721.2 25.1 23.7 24.6 23.6 793.0 838.6 797.9 845.5


Colorado

2,612.5 2,663.8 2,618.3 2,666.9 22.9 22.3 23.0 22.3 160.8 162.1 160.7 163.0

Connecticut

1,677.5 1,693.6 1,671.7 1,681.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 62.3 62.7 62.5 62.0

Delaware(1)

459.0 462.4 455.9 459.1 - - - - 21.4 22.1 21.6 22.0

District of Columbia(1)

787.0 802.5 771.9 786.9 - - - - 14.7 15.1 14.7 15.0

Florida

8,269.9 8,498.7 8,371.2 8,592.6 5.7 5.8 5.6 5.7 477.8 513.6 480.3 519.8


Georgia

4,355.5 4,474.3 4,390.5 4,505.9 9.4 10.5 9.5 10.2 179.9 179.0 180.1 180.0

Hawaii(1)

640.2 650.2 643.3 646.8 - - - - 38.4 37.4 38.3 38.0

Idaho

703.8 717.7 702.1 717.5 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.0 44.6 46.3 44.7 46.8

Illinois

6,028.3 6,066.1 6,029.8 6,054.5 8.0 8.4 8.2 8.4 232.7 230.5 232.8 232.1

Indiana

3,042.4 3,101.1 3,086.7 3,134.2 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.4 138.2 146.2 138.2 144.4


Iowa

1,566.6 1,583.8 1,566.3 1,582.6 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.7 87.6 83.5 87.9 82.7

Kansas

1,394.7 1,388.1 1,396.0 1,388.9 6.9 7.0 6.9 7.2 63.9 65.0 63.2 65.4

Kentucky

1,907.2 1,932.2 1,916.9 1,949.4 10.2 9.6 10.1 9.6 80.2 83.9 79.2 85.6

Louisiana

1,955.5 1,974.2 1,950.6 1,975.4 38.0 36.1 37.4 35.7 142.5 154.6 139.1 153.9

Maine

635.4 642.5 634.5 638.8 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.6 29.3 31.1 29.1 30.7


Maryland

2,718.0 2,782.8 2,718.0 2,782.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 165.2 169.8 164.9 171.4

Massachusetts

3,601.5 3,658.3 3,583.7 3,654.1 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 154.1 158.7 153.7 159.1

Michigan

4,310.4 4,384.0 4,316.7 4,390.6 7.4 7.8 7.4 7.7 165.6 173.2 166.1 174.6

Minnesota

2,917.5 2,979.2 2,924.6 2,974.3 6.6 7.4 6.7 7.4 129.8 137.2 129.7 137.0

Mississippi

1,131.2 1,142.8 1,140.9 1,152.8 6.7 6.9 6.8 6.9 44.4 42.4 43.9 43.4


Missouri

2,821.4 2,879.2 2,834.9 2,887.8 4.2 4.4 4.1 4.4 125.1 124.2 125.1 123.3

Montana

474.4 483.3 474.9 484.5 7.1 7.5 7.1 7.5 29.6 30.0 29.7 30.3

Nebraska

1,013.3 1,027.9 1,013.5 1,028.8 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 53.9 53.4 53.4 52.2

Nevada

1,299.9 1,340.7 1,303.8 1,346.6 14.0 14.4 14.0 14.4 77.2 87.1 77.6 89.5

New Hampshire

671.3 684.8 671.2 686.8 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 26.9 30.2 26.7 29.9


New Jersey

4,102.3 4,159.8 4,087.0 4,145.1 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 159.3 163.7 159.5 166.1

New Mexico

819.4 829.1 828.9 837.5 19.3 18.9 19.1 18.7 43.3 45.5 43.1 46.1

New York

9,424.5 9,577.1 9,394.6 9,542.0 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 392.9 398.4 394.9 398.8

North Carolina

4,285.2 4,353.7 4,347.9 4,420.9 5.6 5.9 5.7 5.9 204.4 202.2 204.3 201.8

North Dakota

433.9 440.8 433.8 440.1 14.6 19.0 14.6 19.5 36.9 37.1 37.1 37.0


Ohio

5,504.5 5,567.3 5,510.2 5,569.5 11.2 11.4 11.2 11.3 217.8 224.4 216.6 226.7

Oklahoma

1,631.8 1,648.6 1,640.2 1,659.6 43.2 46.1 43.0 47.1 78.6 83.4 78.8 83.1

Oregon

1,824.6 1,880.5 1,832.5 1,879.1 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.1 93.6 104.9 95.0 106.6

Pennsylvania

5,860.4 5,952.3 5,855.2 5,933.1 24.5 24.2 24.4 24.1 252.0 259.5 251.6 259.4

Rhode Island

492.4 502.2 490.7 502.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 19.4 21.6 19.5 22.8


South Carolina

2,058.8 2,089.5 2,061.4 2,094.3 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.4 95.8 100.0 96.2 95.5

South Dakota

439.4 444.0 439.6 445.2 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 26.6 24.9 25.7 24.7

Tennessee

2,943.0 2,994.6 2,966.8 3,019.5 4.0 4.4 4.0 4.3 117.1 122.0 116.8 123.6

Texas

11,984.1 12,283.9 12,001.2 12,287.5 216.4 242.6 216.0 243.9 706.6 713.8 705.6 719.8

Utah

1,418.9 1,459.8 1,425.2 1,465.1 8.6 8.0 8.7 8.0 94.8 101.6 95.1 101.0


Vermont

311.4 312.5 310.9 313.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 17.0 16.8 16.8 16.8

Virginia

3,918.4 3,991.2 3,921.2 3,975.6 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 191.4 197.6 191.0 194.8

Washington

3,261.3 3,341.7 3,256.7 3,331.2 6.5 6.8 6.5 6.8 193.0 202.0 195.0 205.2

West Virginia

737.3 742.4 739.0 741.6 19.4 21.5 19.2 21.5 31.3 33.0 31.6 33.2

Wisconsin

2,945.0 2,979.3 2,946.4 2,975.6 3.9 4.2 3.9 4.2 121.7 123.9 121.6 123.7

Wyoming

287.0 285.8 285.5 284.6 18.1 20.3 18.0 20.3 22.5 21.8 22.6 22.4


Puerto Rico

876.2 865.0 878.6 868.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 22.6 20.5 22.4 20.5

Virgin Islands(1)

38.1 38.7 38.0 38.6 - - - - 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.4

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 2016 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 4. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information
July August July August July August
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

261.1 268.0 261.1 266.8 380.0 373.5 379.4 372.6 20.7 19.8 20.6 19.6

Alaska

24.3 24.6 20.3 20.7 70.1 70.7 70.1 70.2 6.4 6.1 6.4 6.1

Arizona

159.8 163.7 159.9 164.4 512.1 515.3 513.6 515.4 45.5 43.0 45.0 42.1

Arkansas

155.2 158.6 155.1 158.4 252.3 257.1 252.4 254.1 13.6 13.1 13.5 13.2

California

1,321.8 1,308.0 1,323.9 1,319.3 2,981.4 3,001.1 2,996.5 3,009.5 522.2 528.1 527.0 533.1


Colorado

143.8 142.3 143.4 142.8 457.2 470.6 457.3 469.8 72.6 74.7 72.6 72.8

Connecticut

157.7 158.3 157.4 158.6 294.6 297.3 293.2 294.9 32.6 32.0 33.0 31.9

Delaware

25.9 25.9 26.0 26.0 82.7 81.6 82.9 81.4 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7

District of Columbia

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 32.7 32.6 32.5 32.6 17.1 16.8 17.1 16.8

Florida

356.7 366.8 357.1 368.3 1,706.3 1,740.3 1,710.8 1,745.3 137.1 136.9 137.3 137.4


Georgia

388.4 385.3 389.2 387.9 924.2 942.1 923.8 941.9 112.2 114.3 110.1 112.8

Hawaii

14.2 14.0 14.2 13.8 119.4 123.4 119.8 122.4 8.7 9.0 9.6 9.0

Idaho

65.3 67.2 65.4 67.4 138.5 141.2 139.3 142.8 9.1 9.5 9.2 9.4

Illinois

576.4 576.6 574.7 571.7 1,210.8 1,204.0 1,212.6 1,207.3 99.2 101.0 99.9 100.1

Indiana

525.6 532.7 525.1 531.5 596.6 595.1 596.0 595.3 32.8 30.6 32.6 30.7


Iowa

215.4 217.1 214.9 216.3 317.9 321.8 317.0 322.0 22.8 21.8 22.7 21.4

Kansas

159.6 158.8 160.2 156.9 268.3 266.2 268.2 266.7 20.8 19.1 20.6 19.0

Kentucky

249.8 246.4 250.1 249.6 397.6 404.0 398.5 404.5 23.0 24.4 23.0 24.0

Louisiana

135.7 135.1 134.9 134.6 386.2 382.1 385.5 379.8 23.6 22.0 23.6 21.9

Maine

51.5 51.1 51.8 51.3 124.2 124.4 124.3 124.0 7.9 7.6 7.8 7.4


Maryland

104.0 103.5 104.1 104.0 466.5 473.0 467.6 471.9 38.4 36.6 37.8 36.8

Massachusetts

246.9 246.0 246.8 246.3 579.5 584.0 578.6 583.5 90.3 90.1 90.7 90.4

Michigan

602.3 602.0 603.0 611.3 786.8 789.3 788.5 791.1 58.5 58.5 57.9 58.4

Minnesota

322.1 324.7 322.9 326.0 535.2 540.0 536.8 542.5 50.7 50.8 52.0 51.3

Mississippi

142.6 142.9 142.9 143.3 228.9 233.2 229.1 232.6 12.2 11.4 12.2 11.3


Missouri

264.1 266.1 264.3 272.4 545.5 550.9 545.8 550.1 53.4 50.6 53.1 50.5

Montana

19.7 19.6 19.7 19.4 95.7 96.6 96.0 97.0 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.4

Nebraska

96.8 98.0 97.0 97.8 204.6 205.5 204.2 205.5 18.4 18.7 18.5 18.7

Nevada

43.8 45.6 43.9 45.5 241.3 243.0 242.7 244.0 14.6 14.3 14.1 14.1

New Hampshire

68.6 69.0 68.7 69.0 140.9 141.3 140.9 141.5 12.7 12.4 12.6 12.4


New Jersey

244.0 246.1 244.4 247.3 866.9 871.2 865.7 868.6 74.9 72.3 74.2 71.7

New Mexico

26.8 26.5 27.0 26.9 138.7 140.5 139.0 139.9 13.3 13.0 13.3 13.2

New York

455.4 435.6 454.8 436.3 1,563.6 1,569.7 1,560.9 1,561.3 273.9 269.5 272.9 270.5

North Carolina

465.9 464.1 465.4 464.5 816.4 822.2 818.1 823.5 79.8 73.8 79.1 72.2

North Dakota

24.9 24.2 24.9 24.2 96.1 95.4 95.7 95.3 6.7 6.8 6.6 6.8


Ohio

687.7 688.1 688.1 691.7 1,020.3 1,022.5 1,022.9 1,016.2 72.5 73.3 72.4 72.8

Oklahoma

127.8 130.5 127.3 130.9 305.0 299.2 306.4 300.6 21.5 21.2 21.3 21.0

Oregon

190.5 196.6 191.7 197.5 342.0 346.8 345.1 347.5 33.0 34.3 33.4 34.2

Pennsylvania

562.3 558.5 561.0 556.8 1,118.7 1,120.1 1,119.4 1,117.5 86.0 83.7 85.7 83.2

Rhode Island

40.1 41.2 40.4 41.2 76.0 77.4 76.0 77.5 8.3 7.9 8.1 7.6


South Carolina

238.4 247.4 237.9 248.1 396.5 400.7 396.2 400.6 26.9 26.4 26.8 26.6

South Dakota

42.4 41.9 42.3 41.9 89.6 89.4 89.7 89.3 5.8 6.0 5.8 6.2

Tennessee

345.1 347.2 345.7 347.2 618.5 627.1 618.9 629.9 45.2 45.2 45.5 45.6

Texas

845.9 877.2 843.7 878.9 2,417.0 2,439.5 2,426.6 2,448.1 204.1 193.9 202.9 191.7

Utah

126.5 129.6 126.5 129.6 271.9 278.4 273.3 279.8 37.4 35.9 38.1 36.2


Vermont

30.1 29.2 30.0 29.0 55.6 56.1 55.7 56.1 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.4

Virginia

233.3 234.0 233.4 234.7 661.8 666.2 663.2 662.7 69.2 64.8 68.8 64.9

Washington

294.2 288.6 293.2 288.7 614.4 627.7 616.5 630.8 123.1 126.2 123.8 127.2

West Virginia

47.0 46.0 46.6 45.1 132.1 129.5 132.2 128.8 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.5

Wisconsin

472.9 481.2 471.8 480.7 543.4 544.0 543.4 545.9 49.5 47.0 49.7 46.7

Wyoming

9.3 9.4 9.3 9.4 54.6 53.6 54.4 53.9 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7


Puerto Rico

73.2 70.9 73.3 71.0 171.7 168.8 171.5 168.5 17.4 18.0 17.3 17.7

Virgin Islands

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2016 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 4. 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
July August July August July August
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

96.7 98.8 96.7 98.6 233.1 239.6 234.7 242.3 231.0 235.6 233.3 237.8

Alaska

12.9 12.3 12.8 12.2 29.6 29.5 29.8 29.4 48.9 49.2 48.9 49.1

Arizona

202.2 208.1 203.4 208.6 411.3 413.5 413.7 417.3 402.5 414.1 411.0 419.8

Arkansas

51.5 51.9 51.5 51.2 140.0 147.2 141.3 146.4 178.1 186.0 180.3 186.9

California

829.2 835.4 829.2 836.0 2,540.9 2,563.2 2,550.8 2,560.2 2,498.8 2,584.5 2,513.3 2,585.0


Colorado

165.0 168.9 165.4 169.4 413.4 420.3 413.3 423.6 326.2 333.6 327.3 334.9

Connecticut

131.5 134.6 131.1 132.8 220.4 220.0 220.1 219.6 325.3 328.6 323.3 326.5

Delaware

47.6 48.2 47.7 48.3 62.5 61.2 61.4 60.8 76.9 79.0 76.6 79.0

District of Columbia

30.4 29.9 30.5 30.1 166.9 170.6 165.7 168.7 125.7 132.3 125.8 132.5

Florida

547.3 560.1 548.2 557.1 1,283.5 1,320.6 1,289.7 1,331.0 1,225.4 1,258.0 1,237.2 1,263.9


Georgia

240.0 248.3 239.8 247.6 650.9 684.9 656.6 693.2 554.0 570.5 562.3 576.1

Hawaii

28.6 27.8 28.6 27.6 83.4 85.7 83.5 87.3 82.7 85.0 82.9 84.5

Idaho

34.6 34.4 34.5 34.7 88.4 88.3 88.6 89.5 100.6 104.2 98.6 101.1

Illinois

387.7 397.8 387.6 395.9 941.8 962.8 946.3 964.8 903.7 908.1 905.0 909.6

Indiana

135.6 139.2 135.4 139.9 336.9 342.8 339.0 345.3 451.4 466.9 454.7 465.3


Iowa

109.4 113.9 108.9 113.3 141.1 144.1 140.7 144.5 221.4 228.2 221.7 229.5

Kansas

86.7 86.8 86.7 87.2 179.5 180.1 179.3 182.0 195.4 195.1 194.6 195.8

Kentucky

93.9 95.8 93.8 96.0 214.7 224.7 215.9 228.6 266.3 268.1 267.9 271.7

Louisiana

92.5 93.1 92.2 93.7 208.9 210.6 207.7 213.0 307.6 314.7 310.5 316.2

Maine

31.6 31.0 31.7 31.0 67.7 67.6 67.4 66.7 123.6 126.1 123.3 126.3


Maryland

150.8 149.7 150.5 149.9 448.1 469.1 450.0 472.4 457.3 470.3 453.9 468.0

Massachusetts

228.4 233.7 228.2 232.5 563.2 572.8 562.1 578.7 775.2 799.2 770.7 794.9

Michigan

216.4 223.0 216.6 222.2 640.4 654.0 642.9 655.0 659.1 664.4 660.0 660.9

Minnesota

178.4 177.8 178.4 178.0 378.9 381.4 379.1 383.3 517.2 539.8 519.9 537.3

Mississippi

44.1 44.6 44.1 44.6 105.8 105.1 106.9 105.7 136.8 139.5 139.7 143.5


Missouri

170.7 174.9 170.5 175.2 379.4 395.4 381.8 393.0 454.9 461.8 455.6 464.7

Montana

24.1 25.0 24.1 25.0 42.1 43.4 41.9 43.6 73.2 75.1 73.5 75.8

Nebraska

73.9 75.7 73.9 75.3 118.4 123.3 118.5 123.4 151.4 153.1 152.3 153.8

Nevada

62.9 63.3 62.9 63.0 176.0 187.3 177.1 188.6 127.3 133.4 128.2 134.9

New Hampshire

37.8 38.9 37.8 38.9 79.1 81.0 79.1 81.5 120.1 121.9 119.6 121.3


New Jersey

252.4 256.5 252.5 254.9 667.5 680.2 668.8 679.0 665.4 676.8 661.3 675.1

New Mexico

33.5 33.9 33.5 33.8 102.8 104.8 102.6 106.4 134.7 138.2 136.8 138.8

New York

724.7 725.8 724.6 720.6 1,314.8 1,357.5 1,313.1 1,356.1 1,894.2 1,963.1 1,889.1 1,955.7

North Carolina

229.8 233.2 230.4 234.4 610.2 640.4 612.1 645.3 581.2 591.6 585.8 598.8

North Dakota

24.1 24.8 24.1 25.1 35.7 37.1 35.7 37.0 62.0 63.1 62.2 62.6


Ohio

302.9 312.9 302.9 312.2 733.1 742.0 732.5 739.8 913.6 930.6 917.5 932.1

Oklahoma

79.0 81.3 78.8 81.5 180.9 185.0 181.2 186.2 232.2 236.5 233.1 238.0

Oregon

98.3 99.1 98.8 98.2 241.9 249.5 243.0 249.8 258.5 270.3 261.0 271.4

Pennsylvania

320.0 319.6 319.9 321.1 797.6 824.1 796.6 822.6 1,187.5 1,223.9 1,184.7 1,215.1

Rhode Island

33.6 33.7 33.6 33.5 66.5 67.0 66.7 67.0 102.7 103.5 101.5 103.3


South Carolina

101.3 102.2 101.4 102.4 268.7 273.5 269.3 277.6 239.6 244.1 242.0 247.0

South Dakota

29.6 30.6 29.5 30.6 32.0 32.0 31.7 32.0 69.9 70.5 70.1 70.7

Tennessee

153.5 156.5 153.9 156.4 401.6 410.5 407.1 416.4 419.6 422.0 422.6 424.6

Texas

736.1 761.3 737.0 761.0 1,631.0 1,687.3 1,638.2 1,691.9 1,625.1 1,675.8 1,640.4 1,680.2

Utah

82.4 83.8 82.8 84.6 205.2 215.4 206.5 216.8 185.3 190.9 187.5 193.6


Vermont

12.3 12.0 12.2 12.0 28.8 29.4 28.9 28.9 65.0 66.4 64.0 65.2

Virginia

202.6 207.5 203.0 207.1 719.1 747.5 721.6 740.0 522.4 540.6 527.8 546.1

Washington

153.0 159.2 153.5 158.5 407.0 414.5 409.3 414.4 455.8 470.7 457.4 471.9

West Virginia

27.7 27.7 27.6 27.7 66.5 66.4 66.0 65.7 126.5 131.0 127.5 131.8

Wisconsin

154.2 153.8 154.0 154.5 326.8 330.0 328.1 330.3 439.2 446.2 440.1 446.1

Wyoming

11.0 10.9 10.9 11.1 18.8 17.9 18.7 17.7 27.1 27.1 27.0 26.9


Puerto Rico

42.1 42.3 42.2 42.2 111.9 110.7 111.8 111.0 114.6 118.5 117.4 120.5

Virgin Islands

2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.3 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2016 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 4. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Leisure and hospitality Other services Government
July August July August July August
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

202.3 214.4 202.8 212.4 80.8 84.6 80.3 83.3 371.0 368.1 374.3 371.2

Alaska

43.1 44.2 43.1 43.4 11.3 11.8 11.1 12.2 76.1 76.4 77.1 77.5

Arizona

301.8 318.5 306.1 319.4 89.2 87.1 88.8 86.5 362.8 365.6 395.0 397.8

Arkansas

117.3 124.3 118.6 123.2 47.8 49.6 47.5 49.3 198.2 197.1 201.4 199.9

California

1,931.5 1,985.9 1,931.8 1,975.1 560.9 580.7 559.8 584.0 2,377.6 2,422.4 2,407.6 2,449.9


Colorado

339.7 350.4 339.3 343.9 107.3 111.1 107.5 112.5 403.6 407.5 408.5 411.9

Connecticut

165.0 171.4 163.1 166.5 66.5 70.6 65.9 69.6 221.0 217.5 221.5 218.1

Delaware

55.3 58.2 54.7 57.5 18.9 18.9 18.9 18.4 63.1 62.6 61.4 61.0

District of Columbia

75.0 82.9 75.0 80.6 73.3 72.6 72.8 72.3 250.0 248.5 236.6 237.1

Florida

1,164.5 1,201.4 1,160.8 1,192.7 347.9 367.4 347.9 367.0 1,017.7 1,027.8 1,096.3 1,104.4


Georgia

477.8 503.2 478.4 497.2 160.3 162.5 159.3 162.6 658.4 673.7 681.4 696.4

Hawaii

118.6 123.2 119.4 122.6 27.3 27.4 27.2 27.2 118.9 117.3 119.8 114.4

Idaho

77.9 78.9 78.1 78.5 25.3 25.2 25.0 25.5 115.3 118.5 114.5 117.8

Illinois

618.7 631.2 618.9 624.4 253.5 254.1 253.1 254.5 795.8 791.6 790.7 785.7

Indiana

317.1 320.7 318.4 316.3 127.9 131.3 127.0 131.1 374.0 389.2 414.0 428.0


Iowa

150.0 154.8 150.0 152.6 59.7 60.3 59.3 60.6 238.8 235.6 240.7 237.0

Kansas

131.0 128.9 131.1 127.7 50.3 48.9 50.4 49.5 232.3 232.2 234.8 231.5

Kentucky

201.0 203.1 199.8 199.9 65.6 67.8 65.6 68.0 304.9 304.4 313.0 311.9

Louisiana

232.6 239.0 230.7 238.1 75.5 77.4 75.2 77.2 312.4 309.5 313.8 311.3

Maine

82.9 87.3 82.5 85.9 22.7 21.9 22.4 21.2 91.6 91.9 91.8 91.7


Maryland

291.3 303.0 290.3 299.4 115.0 118.8 114.4 117.3 480.1 487.7 483.2 490.0

Massachusetts

397.3 403.5 395.9 403.9 143.3 145.4 142.2 148.5 422.2 423.7 413.7 415.1

Michigan

451.5 467.3 451.8 464.5 171.4 175.1 171.3 175.9 551.0 569.4 551.2 569.0

Minnesota

282.5 295.4 284.1 289.7 116.8 119.7 117.1 119.9 399.3 405.0 397.9 401.9

Mississippi

134.9 137.6 135.9 137.3 40.4 40.1 40.1 40.2 234.4 239.1 239.3 244.0


Missouri

312.5 326.1 314.1 323.4 117.9 117.0 117.3 119.9 393.7 407.8 403.2 410.9

Montana

71.4 74.2 71.1 73.8 18.5 17.7 18.5 17.7 86.7 87.8 87.0 88.0

Nebraska

93.7 97.9 94.5 98.3 36.8 39.0 36.7 38.9 164.4 162.2 163.5 163.8

Nevada

351.0 355.4 350.7 355.5 40.9 42.7 40.9 42.1 150.9 154.2 151.7 155.0

New Hampshire

80.5 84.0 80.5 85.4 25.2 26.2 25.0 26.2 78.4 78.8 79.2 79.6


New Jersey

409.6 436.6 407.3 436.7 174.3 175.3 173.5 174.0 586.6 579.7 578.4 570.4

New Mexico

99.1 103.0 98.8 102.8 30.8 30.5 30.3 29.9 177.1 174.3 185.4 181.0

New York

973.2 1,006.9 965.4 1,009.7 408.6 418.9 406.7 414.8 1,417.7 1,426.1 1,406.7 1,412.6

North Carolina

501.1 518.6 500.6 517.2 153.0 157.2 152.6 156.0 637.8 644.5 693.8 701.3

North Dakota

40.0 41.3 40.2 40.6 16.0 15.3 16.0 15.1 76.9 76.7 76.7 76.9


Ohio

583.4 602.0 581.2 603.6 215.7 216.5 214.8 216.5 746.3 743.6 750.1 746.6

Oklahoma

166.4 170.5 167.6 171.0 63.3 60.5 62.8 60.2 333.9 334.4 339.9 340.0

Oregon

210.0 217.9 208.9 214.0 64.1 63.9 64.5 64.4 284.8 289.2 283.1 287.4

Pennsylvania

591.8 620.0 593.4 617.0 262.2 264.8 261.4 262.7 657.8 653.9 657.1 653.6

Rhode Island

63.9 67.8 63.5 67.9 24.1 24.4 24.0 24.4 57.6 57.5 57.2 56.8


South Carolina

260.7 263.5 259.0 260.4 75.0 72.8 74.9 74.4 351.7 354.6 353.5 357.3

South Dakota

50.8 54.0 52.7 55.4 16.6 17.2 16.4 17.0 75.1 76.4 74.7 76.3

Tennessee

329.9 342.6 329.7 341.7 111.9 113.8 110.9 113.0 396.6 403.3 411.7 416.8

Texas

1,315.8 1,357.6 1,314.9 1,351.5 434.1 453.1 430.1 444.7 1,852.0 1,881.8 1,845.8 1,875.8

Utah

143.0 146.1 143.1 146.0 40.5 42.5 40.5 41.9 223.3 227.6 223.1 227.6


Vermont

38.0 39.4 38.1 40.0 10.7 11.1 10.7 11.0 48.4 46.8 49.0 48.7

Virginia

419.8 432.2 418.4 429.9 202.8 204.8 201.7 204.0 688.1 688.2 684.5 683.7

Washington

337.3 347.7 339.2 348.0 119.4 123.5 119.6 122.8 557.6 574.8 542.7 556.9

West Virginia

77.4 77.1 77.2 77.0 54.2 54.8 54.1 54.2 145.6 145.7 147.3 147.1

Wisconsin

299.8 309.5 299.1 308.8 150.7 153.4 150.6 153.8 382.9 386.1 384.1 380.9

Wyoming

42.4 43.1 41.9 41.7 11.4 11.6 11.2 11.3 68.0 66.4 67.7 66.2


Puerto Rico

80.7 82.1 80.7 82.1 17.3 17.5 17.3 17.6 224.2 215.2 224.2 216.9

Virgin Islands

7.6 7.8 7.6 7.7 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 11.0 11.2 10.8 11.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2016 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: September 15, 2017