State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Monday, March 13, 2017                         USDL-17-0316

Technical information:
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 Unemployment:  (202) 691-6392  *  lausinfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/lau

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                   STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JANUARY 2017


Unemployment rates were significantly lower in January in 5 states and stable in 45
states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
today. Six states had notable jobless rate decreases from a year earlier and 44 states
and the District had no significant change. The national unemployment rate was 4.8
percent in January, little changed from that of both December 2016 and January 2016.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 13 states in January 2017, decreased in Alaska,
and was essentially unchanged in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Over the year,
28 states added nonfarm payroll jobs, 2 states lost jobs, and 20 states and the District
were essentially unchanged.

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   |standard practices, historical data have been revised in the tables of this   |
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Unemployment

New Hampshire had the lowest unemployment rate in January, 2.7 percent, closely followed
by Hawaii, 2.8 percent, and Colorado and South Dakota, 2.9 percent each. The rates in
both Arkansas (3.8 percent) and Oregon (4.3 percent) set new series lows. (All state
series begin in 1976.) New Mexico had the highest jobless rate, 6.7 percent, followed by
Alaska and Alabama, 6.5 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively. In total, 20 states had
unemployment rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 4.8 percent, 8 states
and the District of Columbia had higher rates, and 22 states had rates that were not
appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 1.)

In January, five states had statistically significant unemployment rate decreases, the
largest of which was in Maine (-0.3 percentage point). The remaining 45 states and the
District of Columbia had jobless rates that were not significantly 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.)

Six states had statistically significant unemployment rate changes from January 2016,
all of which were decreases. The largest of these declines occurred in Nevada (-1.2
percentage points). (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment

Thirteen states had statistically significant over-the-month increases in nonfarm
payroll employment and one state had a significant decrease in January 2017. The
largest increases in employment over the month occurred in Florida (+54,300), Texas
(+51,300), and New York (+28,700). In percentage terms, the largest increase occurred
in New Hampshire (+1.0 percent), followed by Idaho and Maine (+0.7 percent each).
Alaska had the only significant job loss (-2,100, or -0.6 percent). (See tables D
and 3.)

Twenty-eight states had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm
payroll employment in January. The largest job gains occurred in California (+330,400),
Florida (+277,900), and Texas (+225,300). The largest percentage gains occurred in
Idaho (+4.0 percent), Nevada (+3.5 percent), and Florida (+3.4 percent). Two states
had significant over-the-year declines in employment: Wyoming (-9,100, or -3.2 percent)
and Alaska (-9,000, or -2.7 percent). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for January is scheduled
to be released on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The State Employment
and Unemployment news release for February is scheduled to be released on Friday,
March 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).


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   |The title of this news release has been changed from "Regional and State    |
   |Employment and Unemployment” to “State Employment and Unemployment,” and the|
   |regional unemployment analysis and tables have been removed. Civilian labor |
   |force and unemployment data for the four census regions and nine geographic |
   |divisions continue to be available in the BLS time series database.         |
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   |On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the civilian labor force and unemployment data |
   |for states, the District of Columbia, and the modeled substate areas presented|
   |in tables 1 and 2 of this news release were revised to incorporate updated    |
   |inputs, new population controls, re-estimation of models, and adjustment to   |
   |new census division and national control totals. Estimates in tables A, B, C, |
   |and 1 of this news release also reflect revised seasonal adjustment. Both not |
   |seasonally adjusted and seasonally adjusted data were subject to revision from|
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   |Effective with this release, nonfarm payroll estimates for states and metro-  |
   |politan areas (tables 3 and 4) have been revised as a result of annual        |
   |benchmark processing to reflect 2016 employment counts primarily from the BLS |
   |Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), as well as updated seasonal  |
   |adjustment factors. Not seasonally adjusted data beginning with April 2015 and|
   |seasonally adjusted data beginning with January 2012 were subject to revision.|
   |Some seasonally adjusted series may have been revised back to 1990. For more  |
   |information on annual processing, see www.bls.gov/sae/benchmark2017.pdf.      |
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Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., January 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           4.8
                                     |
Alabama .............................|           6.4
Alaska ..............................|           6.5
Arkansas ............................|           3.8
Colorado ............................|           2.9
District of Columbia ................|           5.7
Georgia .............................|           5.5
Hawaii ..............................|           2.8
Idaho ...............................|           3.6
Illinois ............................|           5.7
Indiana .............................|           4.0
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Iowa ................................|           3.3
Kansas ..............................|           4.1
Louisiana ...........................|           5.9
Maine ...............................|           3.5
Maryland ............................|           4.2
Massachusetts .......................|           3.2
Minnesota ...........................|           4.0
Mississippi .........................|           5.5
Montana .............................|           3.9
Nebraska ............................|           3.3
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New Hampshire .......................|           2.7
New Mexico ..........................|           6.7
North Dakota ........................|           3.0
South Dakota ........................|           2.9
Utah ................................|           3.1
Vermont .............................|           3.1
Virginia ............................|           4.0
West Virginia .......................|           5.6
Wisconsin ...........................|           3.9
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from December 2016 to January 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |  December |  January  |    change(p)
                                |    2016   |  2017(p)  |
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Iowa ...........................|     3.5   |     3.3   |      -0.2
Kansas .........................|     4.3   |     4.1   |       -.2
Maine ..........................|     3.8   |     3.5   |       -.3
New York .......................|     4.8   |     4.6   |       -.2
Pennsylvania ...................|     5.4   |     5.2   |       -.2
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   p = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from January 2016 to January 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |  January  |  January  |    change(p)
                                |    2016   |  2017(p)  |
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California .....................|     5.7   |     5.1   |      -0.6
Connecticut ....................|     5.5   |     4.5   |      -1.0
Massachusetts ..................|     4.3   |     3.2   |      -1.1
Nevada .........................|     6.2   |     5.0   |      -1.2
New York .......................|     4.9   |     4.6   |       -.3
South Carolina .................|     5.5   |     4.4   |      -1.1
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   p = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from December 2016
to January 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-month change(p)
           State              |   December  |   December  |---------------------------
                              |     2016    |    2017(p)  |    Level    |   Percent
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Alabama ......................|   1,983,700 |   1,995,300 |      11,600 |      0.6
Alaska .......................|     329,400 |     327,300 |      -2,100 |      -.6
Florida ......................|   8,492,400 |   8,546,700 |      54,300 |       .6
Idaho ........................|     707,900 |     712,800 |       4,900 |       .7
Iowa .........................|   1,571,800 |   1,581,700 |       9,900 |       .6
Maine ........................|     617,600 |     622,000 |       4,400 |       .7
Massachusetts ................|   3,586,400 |   3,599,400 |      13,000 |       .4
Michigan .....................|   4,368,900 |   4,383,600 |      14,700 |       .3
Montana ......................|     471,700 |     474,400 |       2,700 |       .6
New Hampshire ................|     673,600 |     680,400 |       6,800 |      1.0
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New Jersey ...................|   4,103,700 |   4,116,300 |      12,600 |       .3
New York .....................|   9,458,300 |   9,487,000 |      28,700 |       .3
Texas ........................|  12,137,800 |  12,189,100 |      51,300 |       .4
Virginia .....................|   3,936,300 |   3,950,500 |      14,200 |       .4
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   p = preliminary.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from January 2016
to January 2017, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             |  Over-the-year change(p)
           State              |   January   |    January  |---------------------------
                              |     2016    |    2017(p)  |    Level    |    Percent
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Alabama ......................|   1,966,900 |   1,995,300 |      28,400 |      1.4
Alaska .......................|     336,300 |     327,300 |      -9,000 |     -2.7
Arizona ......................|   2,672,900 |   2,727,600 |      54,700 |      2.0
California ...................|  16,317,200 |  16,647,600 |     330,400 |      2.0
Colorado .....................|   2,576,000 |   2,626,200 |      50,200 |      1.9
Florida ......................|   8,268,800 |   8,546,700 |     277,900 |      3.4
Georgia ......................|   4,327,500 |   4,442,200 |     114,700 |      2.7
Idaho ........................|     685,300 |     712,800 |      27,500 |      4.0
Indiana ......................|   3,066,300 |   3,102,700 |      36,400 |      1.2
Kentucky .....................|   1,904,300 |   1,934,900 |      30,600 |      1.6
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Maryland .....................|   2,697,500 |   2,737,500 |      40,000 |      1.5
Massachusetts ................|   3,534,300 |   3,599,400 |      65,100 |      1.8
Michigan .....................|   4,289,900 |   4,383,600 |      93,700 |      2.2
Minnesota ....................|   2,880,800 |   2,913,100 |      32,300 |      1.1
Missouri .....................|   2,823,800 |   2,876,400 |      52,600 |      1.9
Montana ......................|     465,400 |     474,400 |       9,000 |      1.9
Nevada .......................|   1,277,900 |   1,322,300 |      44,400 |      3.5
New Hampshire ................|     663,900 |     680,400 |      16,500 |      2.5
New Jersey ...................|   4,046,600 |   4,116,300 |      69,700 |      1.7
New York .....................|   9,347,200 |   9,487,000 |     139,800 |      1.5
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North Carolina ...............|   4,296,900 |   4,376,100 |      79,200 |      1.8
Oregon .......................|   1,811,900 |   1,855,200 |      43,300 |      2.4
Pennsylvania .................|   5,861,300 |   5,931,600 |      70,300 |      1.2
South Carolina ...............|   2,035,500 |   2,076,000 |      40,500 |      2.0
Tennessee ....................|   2,936,500 |   2,995,300 |      58,800 |      2.0
Texas ........................|  11,963,800 |  12,189,100 |     225,300 |      1.9
Utah .........................|   1,405,600 |   1,452,000 |      46,400 |      3.3
Virginia .....................|   3,894,200 |   3,950,500 |      56,300 |      1.4
Washington ...................|   3,193,900 |   3,284,300 |      90,400 |      2.8
Wyoming ......................|     287,100 |     278,000 |      -9,100 |     -3.2
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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
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Alabama

2,165,981 2,183,650 2,185,628 2,195,472 131,483 136,135 137,875 141,268 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4

Alaska

361,359 359,745 359,743 360,667 23,659 23,691 23,597 23,417 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.5

Arizona

3,207,678 3,257,465 3,260,480 3,277,752 177,711 162,652 162,015 163,608 5.5 5.0 5.0 5.0

Arkansas

1,344,399 1,338,739 1,337,311 1,336,036 56,691 53,168 52,779 50,681 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.8

California

18,984,717 19,164,659 19,164,633 19,162,461 1,075,888 1,006,961 999,208 986,493 5.7 5.3 5.2 5.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,011,409 5,060,065 5,060,023 5,058,543 280,590 257,458 255,678 248,995 5.6 5.1 5.1 4.9

Colorado

2,864,392 2,907,353 2,908,395 2,911,857 96,859 88,592 86,281 84,682 3.4 3.0 3.0 2.9

Connecticut

1,890,341 1,887,486 1,886,206 1,892,068 103,872 84,279 82,098 85,089 5.5 4.5 4.4 4.5

Delaware

473,891 470,434 470,053 470,730 21,521 20,388 20,380 20,600 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.4

District of Columbia

390,965 393,325 393,752 395,641 24,715 22,672 22,423 22,380 6.3 5.8 5.7 5.7

Florida

9,743,781 9,924,184 9,942,473 9,995,023 488,475 490,060 491,981 503,362 5.0 4.9 4.9 5.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,328,313 1,357,760 1,360,429 1,359,388 74,073 74,695 75,159 74,535 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.5

Georgia

4,856,899 4,973,933 4,982,691 4,998,652 270,440 272,252 273,934 276,127 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.5

Hawaii

679,953 690,799 691,547 693,569 21,191 19,992 19,859 19,714 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8

Idaho

806,420 820,620 821,440 823,863 31,933 30,211 29,947 29,786 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.6

Illinois

6,563,494 6,504,520 6,500,846 6,522,007 403,101 374,409 372,800 374,753 6.1 5.8 5.7 5.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,809,076 3,790,951 3,787,945 3,780,277 231,030 223,532 222,772 213,724 6.1 5.9 5.9 5.7

Indiana

3,316,273 3,313,308 3,308,196 3,315,358 154,861 135,806 132,737 133,555 4.7 4.1 4.0 4.0

Iowa

1,702,200 1,695,296 1,693,623 1,694,202 64,494 59,844 59,004 56,577 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.3

Kansas

1,489,464 1,479,477 1,478,785 1,479,615 60,997 63,735 63,498 61,384 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.1

Kentucky

1,982,450 2,006,806 2,007,499 2,025,253 104,893 97,878 97,008 100,967 5.3 4.9 4.8 5.0

Louisiana

2,140,755 2,102,642 2,100,414 2,099,558 132,272 126,841 125,915 123,116 6.2 6.0 6.0 5.9

Maine

682,213 695,168 695,036 696,110 25,610 26,642 26,095 24,265 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.5

Maryland

3,160,901 3,180,866 3,182,680 3,191,597 144,882 133,638 133,157 134,064 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.2

Massachusetts

3,584,407 3,584,510 3,583,515 3,599,626 154,231 112,267 110,093 113,775 4.3 3.1 3.1 3.2

Michigan

4,797,400 4,858,145 4,862,253 4,885,633 240,239 245,422 246,327 252,009 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,048,850 2,082,619 2,084,281 2,088,403 111,848 116,857 117,772 120,854 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8

Minnesota

2,990,354 3,002,955 3,003,239 3,006,195 116,271 121,208 121,394 121,027 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0

Mississippi

1,285,843 1,283,179 1,283,461 1,291,220 78,778 71,833 71,107 71,472 6.1 5.6 5.5 5.5

Missouri

3,102,326 3,104,646 3,102,945 3,104,627 139,751 140,666 137,545 131,885 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.2

Montana

524,157 528,070 528,349 527,516 21,947 21,127 21,027 20,730 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.9

Nebraska

1,010,283 1,011,893 1,012,237 1,012,332 32,114 33,313 33,408 33,221 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3

Nevada

1,421,052 1,433,564 1,434,386 1,435,806 87,983 74,661 73,712 71,191 6.2 5.2 5.1 5.0

New Hampshire

744,715 751,229 751,316 751,880 21,131 20,698 20,515 20,235 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7

New Jersey

4,516,882 4,509,982 4,507,830 4,513,886 226,823 215,405 212,501 205,613 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.6

New Mexico

924,482 928,535 928,823 930,736 60,392 62,676 62,449 62,756 6.5 6.7 6.7 6.7

New York

9,563,512 9,522,738 9,513,807 9,523,370 467,923 462,772 456,692 435,840 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.6

New York City

4,118,204 4,119,693 4,113,073 4,120,101 218,987 207,853 201,137 186,575 5.3 5.0 4.9 4.5

North Carolina

4,834,351 4,912,477 4,920,437 4,934,991 258,370 254,665 256,852 260,150 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.3

North Dakota

413,941 417,400 417,465 418,476 13,126 12,614 12,603 12,594 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0

Ohio

5,709,684 5,691,174 5,686,703 5,704,075 282,675 284,934 284,380 287,057 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,025,819 1,028,107 1,027,316 1,025,598 50,195 58,020 58,303 59,694 4.9 5.6 5.7 5.8

Oklahoma

1,836,022 1,823,846 1,823,830 1,827,519 85,699 89,161 88,312 85,324 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.7

Oregon

2,027,976 2,065,048 2,064,850 2,068,181 101,446 95,514 93,177 89,469 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.3

Pennsylvania

6,432,495 6,455,357 6,454,219 6,440,410 341,989 353,825 351,535 332,946 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.2

Rhode Island

552,150 551,140 550,587 550,943 29,958 27,785 27,250 26,130 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.7

South Carolina

2,292,362 2,298,141 2,298,087 2,310,701 125,149 99,867 98,225 101,466 5.5 4.3 4.3 4.4

South Dakota

451,325 454,081 454,029 455,213 12,356 13,125 13,100 13,018 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9

Tennessee

3,107,552 3,166,396 3,167,839 3,184,161 149,050 161,072 162,603 171,535 4.8 5.1 5.1 5.4

Texas

13,169,288 13,347,755 13,360,842 13,400,828 599,074 636,048 637,553 642,504 4.5 4.8 4.8 4.8

Utah

1,488,266 1,526,504 1,528,430 1,533,891 52,864 48,845 48,668 47,759 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.1

Vermont

344,147 345,154 345,093 345,997 11,408 10,954 10,894 10,634 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1

Virginia

4,216,790 4,264,458 4,268,228 4,274,272 170,031 174,905 174,273 171,570 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.0

Washington

3,595,518 3,674,364 3,677,114 3,684,706 202,215 191,280 189,172 188,170 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.1

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,599,405 1,636,867 1,638,614 1,644,036 70,897 61,738 61,206 61,077 4.4 3.8 3.7 3.7

West Virginia

783,929 782,915 782,578 782,594 49,670 45,629 45,151 43,520 6.3 5.8 5.8 5.6

Wisconsin

3,110,228 3,116,966 3,114,899 3,120,011 132,291 128,422 126,791 121,643 4.3 4.1 4.1 3.9

Wyoming

303,229 300,998 300,872 302,223 15,445 14,709 14,539 14,581 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.8

Puerto Rico

1,127,195 1,117,076 1,119,349 1,118,027 133,586 136,751 138,800 136,710 11.9 12.2 12.4 12.2

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. Data have been revised back to January 2012 to incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, adjustment to new division and national control totals, and revised seasonal adjustment. 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
December January Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2016 2017(p) December January December January
2015 2016 2016 2017(p) 2015 2016 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

2,158,154 2,180,260 2,141,628 2,169,898 127,389 129,295 134,592 146,623 5.9 5.9 6.3 6.8

Alaska

357,258 355,793 356,376 355,920 23,522 23,311 25,900 25,668 6.6 6.6 7.3 7.2

Arizona

3,192,695 3,261,413 3,197,977 3,283,062 172,789 152,384 178,545 168,132 5.4 4.7 5.6 5.1

Arkansas

1,334,397 1,327,109 1,321,884 1,315,096 55,666 50,559 61,989 54,664 4.2 3.8 4.7 4.2

California

18,895,858 19,098,452 18,916,318 19,082,543 1,053,227 957,110 1,112,542 1,049,247 5.6 5.0 5.9 5.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,997,880 5,047,898 4,993,511 5,037,215 274,091 237,504 286,490 257,391 5.5 4.7 5.7 5.1

Colorado

2,844,996 2,892,195 2,848,862 2,896,673 98,229 78,247 108,016 96,181 3.5 2.7 3.8 3.3

Connecticut

1,881,638 1,875,808 1,880,245 1,886,783 97,111 73,548 114,735 102,421 5.2 3.9 6.1 5.4

Delaware

473,091 470,318 471,876 469,697 19,572 18,141 23,227 22,771 4.1 3.9 4.9 4.8

District of Columbia

389,065 392,765 389,396 397,115 24,094 21,456 25,527 23,540 6.2 5.5 6.6 5.9

Florida

9,642,554 9,909,607 9,668,561 9,973,791 469,345 467,212 485,449 519,406 4.9 4.7 5.0 5.2

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,328,519 1,361,651 1,333,962 1,360,727 73,990 72,959 70,081 69,648 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.1

Georgia

4,829,221 4,981,511 4,834,499 4,988,140 259,434 258,411 265,324 279,931 5.4 5.2 5.5 5.6

Hawaii

679,784 691,469 680,740 696,037 19,180 17,691 21,331 20,377 2.8 2.6 3.1 2.9

Idaho

800,220 816,378 798,986 816,461 33,062 28,961 38,813 36,407 4.1 3.5 4.9 4.5

Illinois

6,533,874 6,481,471 6,517,381 6,489,376 390,322 363,140 439,742 423,393 6.0 5.6 6.7 6.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,778,060 3,758,619 3,781,009 3,751,302 217,386 205,362 247,654 219,109 5.8 5.5 6.5 5.8

Indiana

3,293,171 3,287,532 3,291,001 3,303,781 151,023 131,025 164,921 153,730 4.6 4.0 5.0 4.7

Iowa

1,693,983 1,684,529 1,692,611 1,681,957 64,455 60,330 76,883 68,113 3.8 3.6 4.5 4.0

Kansas

1,486,238 1,474,815 1,483,297 1,470,913 53,343 56,522 63,725 63,260 3.6 3.8 4.3 4.3

Kentucky

1,975,251 2,009,243 1,956,786 2,025,037 103,425 90,832 114,577 118,133 5.2 4.5 5.9 5.8

Louisiana

2,119,466 2,084,212 2,111,622 2,073,964 114,227 112,436 136,134 125,703 5.4 5.4 6.4 6.1

Maine

676,495 688,709 672,505 688,462 25,847 24,167 31,061 27,811 3.8 3.5 4.6 4.0

Maryland

3,143,936 3,172,633 3,134,982 3,179,859 138,190 122,921 149,803 143,205 4.4 3.9 4.8 4.5

Massachusetts

3,576,971 3,575,041 3,569,436 3,597,817 150,878 98,949 175,361 144,165 4.2 2.8 4.9 4.0

Michigan

4,758,781 4,830,685 4,751,237 4,863,951 210,115 215,298 241,886 275,806 4.4 4.5 5.1 5.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,029,521 2,068,225 2,031,314 2,082,674 97,251 99,229 109,066 128,490 4.8 4.8 5.4 6.2

Minnesota

2,974,678 2,994,599 2,975,603 2,990,254 110,918 121,941 136,200 148,377 3.7 4.1 4.6 5.0

Mississippi

1,292,201 1,289,299 1,272,194 1,289,838 84,622 73,153 82,377 79,281 6.5 5.7 6.5 6.1

Missouri

3,076,700 3,081,307 3,082,328 3,067,580 122,050 121,063 140,552 140,844 4.0 3.9 4.6 4.6

Montana

519,002 522,823 518,896 520,372 22,598 22,261 27,530 25,028 4.4 4.3 5.3 4.8

Nebraska

1,005,234 1,007,426 999,380 1,001,585 29,866 31,903 35,162 36,585 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.7

Nevada

1,416,133 1,429,013 1,415,888 1,428,686 87,584 70,178 93,218 72,649 6.2 4.9 6.6 5.1

New Hampshire

740,933 747,463 742,972 748,994 20,176 18,907 24,654 23,681 2.7 2.5 3.3 3.2

New Jersey

4,511,058 4,491,251 4,485,206 4,486,203 204,122 187,578 232,767 212,968 4.5 4.2 5.2 4.7

New Mexico

926,662 934,596 921,162 930,107 57,862 58,415 62,184 64,823 6.2 6.3 6.8 7.0

New York

9,551,737 9,437,309 9,575,623 9,499,659 452,588 420,764 509,899 470,435 4.7 4.5 5.3 5.0

New York City

4,123,117 4,092,225 4,135,417 4,132,333 213,056 180,559 232,648 197,767 5.2 4.4 5.6 4.8

North Carolina

4,767,426 4,888,173 4,783,164 4,896,994 248,697 238,340 260,255 269,270 5.2 4.9 5.4 5.5

North Dakota

408,369 412,466 408,127 414,765 12,068 12,674 16,099 15,331 3.0 3.1 3.9 3.7

Ohio

5,679,381 5,663,487 5,649,557 5,657,602 268,825 269,865 317,810 338,993 4.7 4.8 5.6 6.0

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,008,381 1,012,466 1,015,153 1,016,073 44,631 53,394 52,236 67,005 4.4 5.3 5.1 6.6

Oklahoma

1,832,130 1,821,171 1,823,746 1,820,596 79,353 83,463 87,307 84,864 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.7

Oregon

2,007,644 2,052,822 2,003,414 2,048,607 98,945 85,717 105,493 91,842 4.9 4.2 5.3 4.5

Pennsylvania

6,397,621 6,395,720 6,425,448 6,379,947 297,838 306,757 362,723 337,717 4.7 4.8 5.6 5.3

Rhode Island

552,912 550,196 549,590 548,997 28,357 24,653 35,567 30,222 5.1 4.5 6.5 5.5

South Carolina

2,267,022 2,283,712 2,265,096 2,303,328 122,137 95,277 126,284 112,401 5.4 4.2 5.6 4.9

South Dakota

448,769 450,700 443,642 449,888 13,007 13,748 14,459 15,061 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.3

Tennessee

3,083,677 3,156,140 3,070,950 3,162,588 146,609 155,435 148,116 181,640 4.8 4.9 4.8 5.7

Texas

13,093,682 13,353,321 13,112,957 13,357,997 552,984 605,992 591,497 660,876 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.9

Utah

1,481,231 1,527,220 1,483,167 1,532,241 49,669 44,456 58,060 50,087 3.4 2.9 3.9 3.3

Vermont

342,701 343,751 342,359 345,454 10,341 9,760 13,564 12,188 3.0 2.8 4.0 3.5

Virginia

4,172,390 4,237,986 4,179,096 4,243,709 161,126 160,026 175,530 177,641 3.9 3.8 4.2 4.2

Washington

3,575,366 3,666,401 3,580,828 3,677,264 208,260 193,221 222,835 212,620 5.8 5.3 6.2 5.8

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,582,202 1,623,073 1,580,460 1,636,699 68,632 57,743 71,670 63,341 4.3 3.6 4.5 3.9

West Virginia

773,280 771,785 774,279 770,517 45,944 39,261 55,903 47,516 5.9 5.1 7.2 6.2

Wisconsin

3,096,798 3,098,335 3,084,452 3,094,532 127,324 114,831 144,473 130,641 4.1 3.7 4.7 4.2

Wyoming

300,859 299,114 300,160 301,259 14,459 14,866 17,939 16,803 4.8 5.0 6.0 5.6

Puerto Rico

1,140,082 1,138,998 1,122,044 1,124,443 117,829 136,773 125,139 131,322 10.3 12.0 11.2 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. Data have been revised back to January 2012 to incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, and adjustment to new division and national control totals. 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
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Alabama

1,966.9 1,983.5 1,983.7 1,995.3 85.2 84.6 82.5 86.1 259.3 261.4 263.5 264.8

Alaska

336.3 329.9 329.4 327.3 16.9 15.7 15.5 15.2 14.0 12.5 13.0 10.3

Arizona

2,672.9 2,728.2 2,735.4 2,727.6 131.5 134.5 136.4 135.4 160.1 160.4 161.4 162.2

Arkansas

1,221.7 1,233.5 1,237.3 1,233.0 50.4 50.2 50.0 50.3 154.5 155.8 156.1 156.8

California

16,317.2 16,633.1 16,637.9 16,647.6 761.5 786.9 783.9 777.0 1,309.3 1,304.5 1,304.3 1,304.5


Colorado

2,576.0 2,618.0 2,618.3 2,626.2 152.3 155.0 156.3 154.6 142.1 140.9 141.7 140.9

Connecticut

1,677.8 1,678.2 1,677.5 1,683.2 59.6 58.1 58.0 58.7 156.5 156.0 156.2 156.0

Delaware(2)

451.4 453.8 454.4 456.7 21.0 20.5 20.6 21.2 25.7 25.8 25.9 26.0

District of Columbia(3)(2)

777.9 785.9 787.6 788.0 16.2 14.6 14.7 14.9 - - - -

Florida

8,268.8 8,481.4 8,492.4 8,546.7 458.8 482.8 484.5 495.2 350.5 358.5 357.7 361.7


Georgia

4,327.5 4,428.1 4,435.7 4,442.2 171.8 178.3 178.0 178.9 385.2 391.8 390.9 392.0

Hawaii(2)

642.6 651.6 651.9 649.9 37.9 37.5 37.7 37.9 14.1 13.9 13.8 13.8

Idaho

685.3 705.2 707.9 712.8 39.7 41.7 43.1 44.2 63.8 65.5 66.0 66.4

Illinois

6,007.1 6,019.3 6,021.3 6,023.0 218.7 212.7 210.4 217.2 577.4 570.5 569.9 567.3

Indiana

3,066.3 3,108.3 3,103.9 3,102.7 130.5 129.1 128.8 134.9 521.4 524.6 526.9 526.2


Iowa

1,568.3 1,570.2 1,571.8 1,581.7 79.9 80.8 81.1 81.0 215.5 210.1 210.9 212.0

Kansas

1,409.4 1,408.7 1,410.5 1,407.0 61.9 60.5 60.9 61.1 161.4 160.1 160.2 159.2

Kentucky

1,904.3 1,927.4 1,931.3 1,934.9 77.4 77.3 76.5 79.4 245.0 250.2 250.1 252.6

Louisiana

1,982.5 1,966.0 1,969.0 1,975.0 140.6 143.1 142.9 150.5 138.8 131.2 132.9 134.9

Maine

615.7 617.1 617.6 622.0 27.6 27.4 28.1 28.6 50.9 50.5 50.3 50.1


Maryland(2)

2,697.5 2,722.2 2,730.8 2,737.5 161.2 162.3 162.6 164.4 104.1 105.0 104.3 103.9

Massachusetts

3,534.3 3,583.4 3,586.4 3,599.4 144.6 146.1 147.9 149.9 247.5 244.0 244.5 244.3

Michigan

4,289.9 4,368.0 4,368.9 4,383.6 152.2 159.7 157.5 161.3 598.4 601.2 601.8 603.6

Minnesota

2,880.8 2,915.6 2,921.4 2,913.1 114.8 117.5 118.9 118.0 318.2 318.3 317.9 316.3

Mississippi

1,145.5 1,146.8 1,145.0 1,145.5 46.0 42.9 42.3 43.8 143.6 142.6 141.7 142.4


Missouri

2,823.8 2,864.2 2,871.7 2,876.4 119.2 122.5 123.0 122.8 262.2 262.2 262.5 263.1

Montana

465.4 472.1 471.7 474.4 26.8 28.2 27.6 28.1 19.6 19.6 19.6 19.7

Nebraska(2)

1,010.5 1,021.8 1,021.9 1,019.5 51.1 52.5 52.1 50.9 97.2 97.2 97.0 97.2

Nevada

1,277.9 1,318.8 1,321.3 1,322.3 74.2 78.8 81.3 81.8 43.0 44.1 44.4 44.9

New Hampshire

663.9 674.3 673.6 680.4 25.4 25.9 26.3 26.9 68.0 68.1 68.5 68.5


New Jersey

4,046.6 4,094.8 4,103.7 4,116.3 153.9 150.6 150.9 154.7 241.2 239.5 239.9 242.4

New Mexico

828.5 835.4 836.4 833.7 44.1 43.5 43.7 43.8 27.4 26.4 26.5 26.4

New York

9,347.2 9,435.8 9,458.3 9,487.0 373.4 368.3 370.3 378.5 455.1 446.2 444.0 441.0

North Carolina

4,296.9 4,375.0 4,382.7 4,376.1 196.7 203.7 204.0 205.1 465.2 465.8 466.8 462.1

North Dakota

438.3 434.2 433.8 435.1 30.8 33.0 32.0 32.4 25.0 24.2 23.9 23.7


Ohio

5,470.5 5,501.2 5,503.7 5,501.6 207.8 206.3 203.4 211.2 687.1 687.6 688.7 690.6

Oklahoma

1,661.7 1,649.2 1,650.2 1,651.7 77.7 76.8 76.5 80.4 132.0 126.9 127.5 127.5

Oregon

1,811.9 1,849.3 1,852.5 1,855.2 86.9 94.1 94.8 96.9 188.6 187.3 187.3 187.2

Pennsylvania

5,861.3 5,913.4 5,916.3 5,931.6 240.3 238.5 240.9 246.8 562.3 553.6 557.5 554.8

Rhode Island

488.1 492.2 491.3 492.7 17.9 18.5 18.6 19.5 40.8 40.0 40.0 39.9


South Carolina

2,035.5 2,068.8 2,070.7 2,076.0 91.2 99.8 98.4 98.3 237.1 240.4 241.6 241.5

South Dakota(2)

430.4 435.3 435.4 435.3 23.0 24.2 23.9 23.9 42.5 41.4 41.5 40.6

Tennessee(2)

2,936.5 2,990.6 2,994.1 2,995.3 119.7 120.9 122.2 124.5 339.1 344.0 344.9 344.8

Texas

11,963.8 12,114.6 12,137.8 12,189.1 696.5 705.5 704.9 710.2 858.9 841.3 841.9 849.2

Utah

1,405.6 1,446.3 1,449.4 1,452.0 89.8 93.2 92.2 94.0 124.9 127.3 128.1 128.3


Vermont

312.3 312.6 313.9 315.2 15.3 14.9 15.4 15.6 30.5 29.2 29.3 29.1

Virginia

3,894.2 3,932.8 3,936.3 3,950.5 187.7 189.0 189.3 189.3 233.9 232.6 233.1 232.5

Washington

3,193.9 3,283.5 3,291.5 3,284.3 178.8 191.2 192.1 191.1 292.7 286.8 286.5 286.5

West Virginia

751.7 754.4 746.8 747.2 31.2 30.2 30.5 30.6 47.2 46.5 46.4 45.9

Wisconsin

2,918.4 2,933.8 2,934.3 2,934.5 111.5 111.0 112.8 114.4 466.4 466.2 468.4 467.8

Wyoming

287.1 276.6 276.8 278.0 22.2 20.3 20.4 21.0 9.4 9.1 9.1 9.3


Puerto Rico(2)

896.1 890.9 893.1 884.2 23.6 23.0 24.5 22.3 74.3 73.3 73.9 72.6

Virgin Islands(3)

38.1 38.2 38.2 38.3 - - - - - - - -

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. Data have been revised to reflect 2016 benchmarks and updated seasonal adjustment factors. Seasonally adjusted data from January 2012 are subject to revision. Some seasonally adjusted series may have been revised back to 1990. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark 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
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Alabama

380.7 379.4 379.0 380.7 95.9 98.0 98.1 98.5 233.4 234.6 235.3 237.2

Alaska

65.7 65.2 65.0 64.9 12.1 12.0 12.0 11.8 29.1 27.2 27.1 27.7

Arizona

510.6 520.1 520.1 516.6 198.1 206.4 205.9 208.0 406.2 419.3 420.3 415.5

Arkansas

252.9 252.3 254.2 252.3 51.1 51.1 51.2 51.6 140.0 145.2 144.6 143.0

California

2,962.5 3,013.8 3,023.1 3,002.0 814.5 832.3 831.5 833.2 2,521.6 2,557.8 2,543.7 2,556.2


Colorado

451.3 457.7 458.9 458.9 161.8 163.2 163.7 166.7 402.4 410.1 409.7 411.1

Connecticut

298.5 298.5 298.1 299.8 130.1 130.2 130.2 131.6 218.3 215.8 216.4 218.3

Delaware

82.7 82.0 82.2 83.5 47.2 46.9 47.0 47.0 61.3 61.1 61.1 61.3

District of Columbia

32.3 31.7 31.9 32.2 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.7 163.8 166.8 167.3 168.6

Florida

1,701.6 1,734.1 1,737.8 1,744.5 541.7 551.9 553.0 555.8 1,258.9 1,301.8 1,303.0 1,314.8


Georgia

919.1 929.6 933.9 937.6 236.1 241.5 240.1 244.4 644.1 668.8 671.1 663.4

Hawaii

119.4 121.1 121.9 120.7 28.3 28.6 28.5 28.6 83.0 83.4 84.3 84.1

Idaho

136.5 139.1 139.6 140.8 33.6 34.9 35.1 35.6 85.0 88.3 88.6 88.7

Illinois

1,207.6 1,205.5 1,209.5 1,212.2 382.1 382.8 385.1 388.9 931.0 944.6 945.8 942.7

Indiana

593.9 598.8 598.4 592.0 132.8 134.9 134.8 136.1 332.6 340.7 337.3 335.8


Iowa

315.4 316.6 317.0 318.2 107.6 109.6 110.0 110.6 138.0 139.1 139.2 142.2

Kansas

266.5 265.6 266.0 266.7 84.9 85.2 86.0 86.3 178.3 179.1 179.0 177.2

Kentucky

393.3 399.2 402.2 402.6 92.9 95.0 95.8 95.2 219.1 223.8 225.1 222.6

Louisiana

391.0 387.3 387.7 387.0 92.5 92.3 92.3 92.3 210.9 210.8 211.3 209.5

Maine

120.3 119.3 120.1 122.2 31.0 30.8 30.4 30.7 65.7 65.6 66.0 66.0


Maryland

465.5 465.7 468.9 472.5 148.3 149.8 149.1 150.3 438.6 445.0 447.7 446.6

Massachusetts

571.7 573.1 572.2 578.6 222.8 224.1 224.7 227.8 541.9 554.8 556.4 553.8

Michigan

778.0 783.3 782.4 781.6 210.4 215.7 216.6 217.9 642.0 662.7 662.1 663.5

Minnesota

528.6 534.9 535.6 531.5 173.9 177.0 177.5 177.4 370.0 374.2 375.8 372.6

Mississippi

228.4 230.2 230.9 232.3 44.1 43.3 43.3 43.8 108.6 105.6 105.6 103.8


Missouri

543.6 547.2 550.5 557.3 168.1 170.0 170.2 170.4 374.6 381.7 385.0 386.5

Montana

95.3 95.2 95.1 95.8 23.8 24.2 24.3 24.3 40.6 41.0 41.2 42.2

Nebraska

205.2 205.6 206.9 205.4 72.8 73.8 74.0 73.5 116.7 120.1 120.0 120.4

Nevada

238.6 243.4 243.2 243.7 61.9 62.9 62.6 63.3 171.2 180.5 180.1 179.4

New Hampshire

139.3 140.7 139.5 142.6 36.8 37.4 37.5 37.3 77.3 78.3 78.9 79.1


New Jersey

858.2 873.1 875.1 876.1 247.3 249.3 250.1 250.5 655.2 672.1 670.1 675.7

New Mexico

139.2 138.6 139.3 138.1 33.5 33.1 33.2 33.7 100.0 102.0 102.8 102.2

New York

1,572.8 1,576.9 1,578.6 1,584.1 712.6 709.4 713.0 710.5 1,282.4 1,314.8 1,320.8 1,324.8

North Carolina

808.1 818.8 820.9 822.7 223.8 228.8 229.2 230.9 599.0 617.8 619.0 617.8

North Dakota

99.4 94.3 95.4 96.1 24.1 24.4 24.6 24.5 35.2 35.4 34.9 34.7


Ohio

1,021.0 1,023.6 1,027.3 1,028.2 296.9 300.1 300.4 304.9 720.4 722.3 724.1 724.3

Oklahoma

307.4 308.0 307.6 305.8 79.1 78.9 79.5 80.3 181.9 179.8 179.8 180.2

Oregon

338.4 342.6 342.7 345.0 95.6 98.8 98.4 99.3 235.7 240.2 241.5 241.4

Pennsylvania

1,125.3 1,129.2 1,125.9 1,130.8 316.9 316.9 317.9 316.6 789.4 799.0 797.3 802.1

Rhode Island

76.6 76.3 76.6 76.2 33.6 33.0 32.8 33.2 65.2 66.7 66.4 66.9


South Carolina

390.8 397.4 399.8 398.5 99.4 99.6 99.7 102.5 266.6 269.4 268.2 272.2

South Dakota

88.2 88.6 89.1 89.3 29.4 29.6 29.6 30.3 31.0 31.7 31.6 31.6

Tennessee

612.3 620.3 621.2 625.3 150.3 154.6 155.0 153.9 400.2 413.7 410.7 411.1

Texas

2,409.6 2,438.7 2,446.7 2,454.8 726.8 738.9 739.1 744.9 1,615.7 1,644.1 1,647.2 1,661.2

Utah

268.0 275.6 276.6 277.5 80.4 82.9 82.5 82.2 199.4 206.9 207.8 208.2


Vermont

55.6 55.1 55.2 55.8 12.0 12.0 11.9 11.7 27.6 27.6 27.6 27.8

Virginia

659.0 663.7 666.5 669.0 199.5 201.0 202.1 204.2 708.5 717.5 718.6 728.3

Washington

595.0 617.7 619.2 617.9 148.8 151.9 152.0 153.3 398.0 406.9 406.8 407.3

West Virginia

134.3 132.0 132.2 131.6 27.9 27.2 27.2 27.2 65.5 64.5 64.6 64.9

Wisconsin

538.2 537.9 535.8 537.6 151.2 151.6 152.2 154.0 322.6 320.7 320.3 321.5

Wyoming

55.3 53.4 53.4 52.8 11.0 10.6 10.4 10.5 18.1 17.5 17.6 17.2


Puerto Rico

174.2 171.6 171.2 170.1 42.5 42.1 42.5 41.7 113.5 115.1 114.9 114.8

Virgin Islands(1)

8.0 8.0 7.9 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. Data have been revised to reflect 2016 benchmarks and updated seasonal adjustment factors. Seasonally adjusted data from January 2012 are subject to revision. Some seasonally adjusted series may have been revised back to 1990. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark 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
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Alabama

229.6 234.9 235.9 236.2 194.9 199.6 199.1 202.5 377.3 380.4 379.8 379.3

Alaska

48.1 49.1 49.0 48.8 35.0 36.2 36.1 36.4 81.9 81.0 80.8 80.7

Arizona

406.3 414.8 417.2 418.5 304.0 317.1 318.3 318.1 409.3 411.8 411.7 409.9

Arkansas

178.4 184.3 185.1 185.2 113.9 116.1 116.3 114.5 212.8 211.1 211.2 211.3

California

2,497.8 2,564.5 2,570.5 2,590.3 1,874.6 1,916.6 1,922.6 1,917.9 2,486.8 2,539.0 2,545.6 2,546.5


Colorado

321.2 333.7 332.8 332.6 319.6 328.8 327.0 328.6 424.0 427.8 428.0 431.7

Connecticut

327.3 331.2 331.3 328.5 152.0 155.3 155.3 158.4 238.1 234.3 233.9 233.7

Delaware

76.3 77.9 78.1 78.5 48.8 51.2 51.0 51.3 65.2 65.1 65.0 64.6

District of Columbia

133.4 136.2 136.4 135.0 73.2 77.0 77.5 77.7 239.3 239.9 240.3 240.5

Florida

1,224.5 1,261.7 1,262.7 1,268.8 1,160.9 1,192.5 1,194.0 1,198.7 1,086.4 1,098.5 1,100.1 1,103.7


Georgia

553.0 568.5 569.7 568.6 459.7 479.5 481.6 485.8 681.4 692.1 691.1 692.7

Hawaii

83.0 83.3 83.3 82.6 116.8 119.2 120.1 119.6 124.6 128.2 126.2 126.1

Idaho

99.3 102.1 102.3 103.5 71.0 72.7 72.5 72.6 120.1 123.2 123.0 122.7

Illinois

910.2 920.3 918.1 919.6 591.7 596.8 596.9 593.4 828.8 831.6 831.6 827.6

Indiana

458.0 472.1 470.0 470.5 304.8 309.5 310.2 308.3 426.4 431.4 430.6 431.6


Iowa

228.0 227.8 228.2 229.3 142.3 143.8 142.7 145.5 257.0 257.9 258.5 258.3

Kansas

195.4 197.3 197.0 196.5 127.2 127.5 127.0 127.5 255.3 255.9 257.3 255.2

Kentucky

266.2 272.0 272.9 271.1 191.6 192.1 190.6 192.9 319.2 318.9 318.8 318.6

Louisiana

307.4 311.3 313.1 314.9 231.7 231.5 230.3 228.6 326.6 323.7 323.1 324.3

Maine

124.5 126.3 125.9 127.5 65.0 66.0 65.6 65.7 99.1 99.8 99.5 99.4


Maryland

454.2 463.8 464.8 462.7 271.8 273.2 273.8 277.7 502.9 505.8 506.1 505.3

Massachusetts

772.6 789.5 791.4 791.8 356.7 360.9 363.2 364.4 450.9 462.7 457.5 460.4

Michigan

660.1 666.5 667.6 668.2 421.2 434.0 434.4 438.5 594.9 609.2 609.9 610.7

Minnesota

517.1 529.0 531.2 530.5 264.0 262.4 261.6 264.9 422.6 428.7 429.7 427.0

Mississippi

139.2 141.0 141.1 140.7 131.6 136.8 136.5 134.3 244.0 245.2 244.9 245.6


Missouri

451.8 463.7 464.0 463.7 298.0 306.6 307.1 306.4 432.4 435.7 435.9 434.6

Montana

73.1 75.1 75.2 75.8 63.7 65.2 65.2 65.1 90.6 91.9 91.9 91.5

Nebraska

151.0 154.1 154.0 154.6 89.5 91.4 91.1 89.6 171.7 171.4 171.0 171.4

Nevada

124.6 131.2 131.1 129.5 342.0 348.9 349.7 351.3 155.9 159.2 159.0 159.1

New Hampshire

119.6 122.2 121.8 122.1 69.4 72.5 72.5 75.4 90.3 91.3 90.6 91.1


New Jersey

667.7 683.4 686.6 685.9 364.7 372.4 375.2 377.7 613.2 612.0 611.4 609.4

New Mexico

136.7 141.0 140.9 140.8 94.5 97.4 97.8 98.7 191.4 192.3 191.4 188.9

New York

1,922.4 1,970.0 1,969.7 1,986.7 910.3 914.2 926.5 924.0 1,443.5 1,451.0 1,451.2 1,451.4

North Carolina

578.7 586.8 589.0 589.9 473.3 486.6 485.6 483.7 719.2 730.9 732.4 727.2

North Dakota

60.9 62.6 62.5 63.0 39.9 39.5 39.5 38.6 83.1 83.3 83.4 84.4


Ohio

915.3 932.3 934.2 923.4 549.8 556.4 555.9 551.5 774.8 775.1 771.6 771.5

Oklahoma

233.8 234.9 234.6 234.9 164.5 164.5 166.2 162.8 353.7 353.3 353.5 354.4

Oregon

262.7 271.5 272.6 271.5 196.6 200.3 200.1 200.0 303.8 308.5 308.5 307.5

Pennsylvania

1,204.3 1,240.0 1,242.5 1,243.8 551.9 565.5 565.1 566.0 702.2 703.6 703.1 701.5

Rhode Island

105.4 106.9 106.8 106.9 57.1 58.9 58.6 58.7 60.2 60.8 60.7 60.5


South Carolina

238.3 244.3 245.4 245.9 244.7 247.3 247.5 245.9 362.1 365.1 365.1 364.5

South Dakota

69.7 71.0 71.1 70.8 46.7 47.7 47.8 46.9 78.0 79.2 79.0 79.6

Tennessee

419.2 428.8 430.4 425.1 315.4 323.5 325.5 327.8 425.5 428.9 428.3 426.7

Texas

1,610.6 1,651.8 1,658.6 1,657.7 1,275.3 1,310.1 1,312.6 1,319.6 1,903.6 1,937.5 1,940.4 1,945.8

Utah

187.9 196.0 195.6 195.2 135.6 140.2 140.7 141.9 235.2 240.1 240.7 239.9


Vermont

64.0 64.4 64.6 65.1 35.8 37.9 37.9 38.2 55.5 55.4 55.7 55.7

Virginia

523.7 539.4 538.1 535.9 395.8 399.5 398.4 403.1 710.8 714.5 715.1 713.5

Washington

457.0 470.4 471.2 474.2 317.0 331.1 334.0 329.0 566.5 578.7 580.3 576.7

West Virginia

130.0 130.8 131.2 132.6 75.0 74.7 74.6 73.5 154.5 164.7 155.8 155.6

Wisconsin

441.0 449.6 449.2 450.4 275.2 274.3 274.3 273.0 410.1 420.5 418.2 412.6

Wyoming

27.5 27.6 27.6 27.8 35.8 34.9 35.0 36.1 71.8 70.8 70.9 70.5


Puerto Rico

122.4 123.0 122.8 122.8 80.9 81.8 82.0 80.8 228.6 225.9 226.3 224.4

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.6 7.5 7.6 7.6 10.8 10.9 10.8 10.7

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. Data have been revised to reflect 2016 benchmarks and updated seasonal adjustment factors. Seasonally adjusted data from January 2012 are subject to revision. Some seasonally adjusted series may have been revised back to 1990. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark 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
December January December January December January
2015 2016 2016 2017(p) 2015 2016 2016 2017(p) 2015 2016 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

1,975.5 1,992.6 1,941.2 1,967.9 10.2 9.7 9.9 9.6 84.2 83.1 82.9 82.7

Alaska

321.5 315.0 317.9 310.2 16.3 13.1 15.7 12.8 15.0 13.9 13.9 12.7

Arizona

2,716.8 2,773.0 2,662.6 2,716.3 12.1 11.5 11.8 11.5 130.9 134.0 128.6 132.6

Arkansas

1,232.9 1,240.6 1,204.5 1,216.3 7.4 6.1 7.0 5.9 50.4 49.1 48.3 48.1

California

16,454.9 16,763.5 16,158.1 16,456.0 26.7 23.1 25.7 22.4 757.6 774.2 737.3 746.1


Colorado

2,592.0 2,631.0 2,543.7 2,588.2 27.1 22.2 26.0 22.1 150.4 153.5 145.0 145.7

Connecticut

1,698.1 1,693.8 1,651.8 1,653.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 59.3 56.9 54.7 52.7

Delaware(1)

456.9 457.4 441.4 446.4 - - - - 20.8 20.8 19.8 20.1

District of Columbia(1)

784.0 788.9 770.2 780.1 - - - - 15.9 14.3 15.8 14.3

Florida

8,359.5 8,581.4 8,236.3 8,498.5 5.8 5.7 5.8 5.7 454.6 487.2 449.3 482.8


Georgia

4,356.6 4,462.9 4,277.4 4,396.1 9.1 9.8 9.3 9.8 171.3 178.1 166.9 174.3

Hawaii(1)

655.8 659.6 637.8 644.8 - - - - 37.9 37.8 37.2 37.1

Idaho

682.0 707.2 667.5 693.1 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.8 38.3 42.3 36.3 40.1

Illinois

6,052.6 6,053.6 5,881.0 5,892.3 8.6 7.9 8.2 7.7 214.0 201.7 192.3 188.8

Indiana

3,097.5 3,118.6 3,008.5 3,048.3 6.5 6.2 6.2 6.1 129.7 125.7 117.1 120.8


Iowa

1,575.1 1,576.7 1,534.7 1,548.6 2.1 2.3 1.7 2.0 78.0 77.4 68.6 69.4

Kansas

1,422.7 1,418.3 1,387.3 1,385.2 7.7 6.7 7.2 6.7 61.2 58.7 57.3 56.7

Kentucky

1,929.3 1,952.4 1,874.7 1,905.9 12.4 10.1 11.6 9.8 77.1 76.7 71.3 73.6

Louisiana

2,002.7 1,980.1 1,965.5 1,952.5 43.1 34.8 42.3 34.5 140.4 142.7 136.4 145.2

Maine

613.0 615.5 593.6 599.6 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 26.9 27.8 24.8 26.3


Maryland

2,720.3 2,745.0 2,636.7 2,670.1 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 159.5 160.8 153.8 156.2

Massachusetts

3,559.6 3,602.0 3,452.5 3,515.9 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 144.3 146.9 134.9 138.6

Michigan

4,307.9 4,379.6 4,215.0 4,302.3 7.4 6.7 7.1 6.7 147.3 151.3 137.2 142.3

Minnesota

2,882.3 2,915.0 2,818.7 2,853.7 6.4 6.2 5.5 6.1 110.8 109.4 97.3 100.7

Mississippi

1,152.1 1,147.9 1,133.5 1,133.0 7.3 6.9 7.2 6.8 45.5 41.9 43.8 41.6


Missouri

2,839.0 2,881.0 2,768.2 2,823.0 4.0 4.2 4.0 3.9 117.8 121.5 111.1 115.4

Montana

465.0 468.1 451.5 459.2 7.5 6.8 7.1 6.7 25.9 25.7 23.1 23.8

Nebraska

1,020.1 1,026.8 992.3 1,003.3 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 49.0 48.3 45.4 45.4

Nevada

1,288.9 1,325.9 1,264.2 1,305.0 13.6 13.6 13.4 13.6 74.8 80.6 72.4 77.7

New Hampshire

668.6 678.9 652.0 667.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 25.1 26.7 23.6 24.9


New Jersey

4,093.3 4,141.2 3,957.6 4,018.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 152.8 153.0 143.0 142.8

New Mexico

833.8 840.9 820.6 821.5 22.9 18.7 22.1 18.9 43.7 44.1 42.9 42.9

New York

9,465.0 9,542.2 9,143.2 9,275.4 5.3 4.9 4.4 4.4 370.0 362.6 345.6 345.5

North Carolina

4,330.3 4,410.8 4,240.1 4,317.8 5.5 5.7 5.6 5.8 194.2 203.2 190.5 196.4

North Dakota

445.9 435.2 428.2 426.6 18.6 15.4 17.2 15.5 31.3 29.4 26.0 27.4


Ohio

5,498.8 5,515.8 5,353.6 5,375.2 12.6 11.2 11.6 10.9 202.5 197.1 185.6 187.9

Oklahoma

1,678.9 1,661.9 1,642.4 1,632.2 48.4 42.6 47.5 42.9 77.5 76.0 75.8 76.7

Oregon

1,817.3 1,856.1 1,782.4 1,820.9 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.2 84.6 93.1 82.1 90.0

Pennsylvania

5,912.6 5,958.5 5,753.9 5,810.7 29.4 23.1 27.3 22.7 234.8 233.1 218.2 224.6

Rhode Island

492.8 493.4 474.8 479.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 17.9 19.1 16.0 17.3


South Carolina

2,046.1 2,081.4 1,997.0 2,038.6 4.0 4.2 4.0 4.3 90.3 97.4 89.7 96.3

South Dakota

430.1 433.2 418.1 423.3 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 21.4 21.5 18.9 19.8

Tennessee

2,974.2 3,027.1 2,898.0 2,952.6 4.4 4.0 4.3 4.0 114.9 118.6 110.1 115.2

Texas

12,038.8 12,224.9 11,839.4 12,072.7 251.4 218.4 241.3 218.8 688.5 701.8 683.8 696.5

Utah

1,416.0 1,458.8 1,388.0 1,431.8 9.5 8.1 9.1 8.1 88.2 90.9 84.2 88.0


Vermont

318.4 320.3 310.3 314.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 15.1 15.1 13.4 13.7

Virginia

3,930.4 3,953.8 3,835.9 3,887.7 8.5 7.7 8.0 7.8 187.7 186.3 180.1 182.4

Washington

3,189.4 3,285.9 3,151.5 3,235.9 6.3 6.4 6.1 6.3 174.3 186.8 171.7 179.9

West Virginia

764.3 753.6 735.9 731.1 23.3 20.7 21.7 20.7 31.0 29.5 27.0 26.3

Wisconsin

2,928.9 2,935.2 2,847.9 2,868.8 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.4 108.0 106.3 98.3 100.5

Wyoming

286.8 274.5 278.3 269.0 21.7 18.5 21.2 18.4 21.7 19.4 19.6 18.3


Puerto Rico

931.9 914.6 887.9 881.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 26.7 24.0 22.1 21.0

Virgin Islands(1)

38.3 38.4 38.1 38.2 - - - - 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. Data have been revised to reflect 2016 benchmarks. Unadjusted data from April 2015 are subject to revision. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month 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
December January December January December January
2015 2016 2016 2017(p) 2015 2016 2016 2017(p) 2015 2016 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

260.0 263.8 258.6 263.4 390.3 387.7 376.6 377.4 21.2 20.5 20.7 20.0

Alaska

7.7 6.7 11.5 8.2 63.9 62.8 61.6 61.2 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.2

Arizona

160.8 162.1 159.5 161.7 530.3 534.8 510.6 516.8 44.6 44.8 44.9 44.6

Arkansas

155.3 155.9 154.3 156.4 257.8 257.3 249.8 250.1 13.8 13.4 13.6 13.0

California

1,301.7 1,298.4 1,292.7 1,286.9 3,057.9 3,121.8 2,952.3 2,999.7 502.9 524.9 508.3 518.0


Colorado

142.2 141.8 141.1 140.3 464.6 470.1 448.9 457.1 71.3 71.4 71.0 71.3

Connecticut

156.7 155.8 155.8 155.1 311.7 311.3 298.0 298.7 32.6 31.7 32.3 31.3

Delaware

25.6 25.8 25.6 25.6 86.2 84.8 81.4 82.1 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.7

District of Columbia

1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 33.7 32.7 32.1 31.9 17.6 16.9 16.9 16.7

Florida

350.7 359.7 348.9 360.5 1,764.0 1,787.6 1,700.0 1,749.3 138.9 138.2 136.3 135.8


Georgia

384.9 390.8 384.7 391.7 944.9 956.9 914.0 932.5 115.6 112.3 109.2 111.4

Hawaii

14.3 13.9 14.0 13.6 123.5 124.2 119.7 121.1 9.7 9.2 8.2 9.0

Idaho

63.2 66.1 63.1 65.6 139.6 141.2 134.4 137.9 9.5 9.2 8.8 9.3

Illinois

579.3 572.6 573.7 564.6 1,241.4 1,242.9 1,193.6 1,199.4 101.7 98.8 98.3 97.5

Indiana

520.8 526.5 518.1 523.7 605.8 608.7 586.0 584.9 33.2 31.9 32.8 32.1


Iowa

214.8 210.1 213.9 210.3 321.4 322.3 311.5 315.0 23.3 21.7 23.1 21.6

Kansas

161.8 161.4 160.6 158.6 272.7 270.7 264.2 265.1 21.0 20.6 21.0 19.9

Kentucky

246.1 252.0 244.7 252.1 402.3 413.7 390.1 399.7 22.6 23.7 22.6 23.6

Louisiana

141.1 133.5 138.5 133.6 401.5 395.9 389.0 384.7 26.2 23.4 24.8 21.6

Maine

51.4 50.5 49.7 49.1 123.7 124.0 117.3 120.0 7.7 7.6 7.7 7.6


Maryland

105.4 104.4 103.2 103.0 484.9 482.8 461.4 467.9 38.5 38.2 37.6 37.5

Massachusetts

248.5 245.1 246.0 243.2 589.1 588.4 568.1 574.2 88.9 90.2 88.5 90.3

Michigan

595.4 603.6 593.7 599.2 797.5 797.2 767.1 771.7 56.5 57.5 56.7 58.0

Minnesota

317.3 316.6 314.2 312.4 539.5 546.2 521.6 525.9 50.9 50.7 50.2 51.3

Mississippi

143.1 142.2 143.5 142.3 234.7 236.1 227.0 230.8 12.8 11.8 12.4 11.6


Missouri

262.3 262.4 260.2 260.4 556.7 560.6 537.3 549.8 54.1 53.1 53.3 51.1

Montana

19.6 19.8 19.2 19.4 97.2 96.3 93.8 94.1 6.4 6.5 6.3 6.4

Nebraska

97.5 97.3 96.7 96.8 212.9 212.7 203.0 204.1 18.6 18.9 18.5 18.9

Nevada

43.0 44.5 42.7 44.4 248.4 249.8 237.5 243.5 14.2 14.4 14.2 14.3

New Hampshire

67.8 68.4 67.6 68.4 143.6 143.8 138.4 141.1 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.5


New Jersey

241.8 241.3 239.4 240.3 886.4 901.2 850.8 869.8 74.6 73.1 73.0 72.6

New Mexico

27.7 26.5 26.9 26.0 142.5 142.5 138.3 137.4 11.9 12.9 11.5 12.6

New York

456.6 442.8 449.9 434.1 1,631.4 1,630.9 1,561.1 1,574.5 270.9 270.3 260.8 266.6

North Carolina

467.1 467.6 463.0 462.1 828.8 840.1 798.4 814.6 77.9 78.5 77.3 76.8

North Dakota

25.0 24.0 24.5 23.5 102.5 97.2 98.5 95.3 6.7 6.8 6.6 7.0


Ohio

690.0 687.5 682.8 684.9 1,052.1 1,050.9 1,009.7 1,015.2 72.5 74.1 71.4 72.8

Oklahoma

133.4 127.6 131.9 128.0 317.2 314.3 304.0 302.4 21.8 21.4 21.2 21.2

Oregon

186.5 184.7 185.4 183.6 347.9 352.3 334.6 340.4 33.3 34.3 32.7 34.1

Pennsylvania

563.1 557.2 557.9 550.5 1,165.4 1,166.7 1,119.8 1,123.0 85.1 85.6 83.6 84.4

Rhode Island

41.4 40.1 40.5 39.7 79.6 78.8 75.6 75.7 8.2 7.9 8.0 7.8


South Carolina

237.6 242.5 236.5 241.1 398.5 410.5 385.3 394.8 27.3 27.4 26.9 27.3

South Dakota

42.5 41.1 42.1 40.0 89.2 89.9 86.8 88.5 5.9 5.9 5.8 6.1

Tennessee

338.6 344.7 338.0 343.0 628.3 636.2 607.2 621.2 45.6 45.8 44.9 44.9

Texas

862.7 846.5 855.6 847.1 2,472.4 2,506.8 2,397.6 2,443.4 203.4 202.0 200.4 197.0

Utah

125.3 127.5 124.2 127.1 274.4 284.2 265.0 274.7 36.2 36.9 35.7 35.8


Vermont

30.9 29.5 30.0 28.3 57.4 57.0 55.1 55.4 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.5

Virginia

235.1 233.1 232.3 231.7 681.5 687.1 652.9 664.4 69.2 65.7 68.5 65.7

Washington

290.5 284.5 288.7 282.3 607.9 630.3 587.4 610.2 116.9 124.0 116.3 121.7

West Virginia

47.5 46.2 47.0 45.6 140.7 136.8 132.7 130.0 9.7 10.0 9.6 9.8

Wisconsin

465.3 465.7 462.0 464.0 550.6 551.2 530.3 530.7 49.6 48.0 49.2 47.5

Wyoming

9.7 9.3 9.4 9.2 56.0 53.8 54.4 52.2 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7


Puerto Rico

76.0 74.5 73.5 72.5 185.3 180.9 175.1 172.8 18.9 17.7 18.8 17.5

Virgin Islands

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 8.2 8.0 8.1 8.0 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2016 benchmarks. Unadjusted data from April 2015 are subject to revision. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month 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
December January December January December January
2015 2016 2016 2017(p) 2015 2016 2016 2017(p) 2015 2016 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

95.7 98.0 95.1 97.8 234.0 235.5 229.1 232.3 231.8 237.5 227.5 234.7

Alaska

11.7 11.7 11.7 11.5 28.4 26.4 27.6 26.1 47.9 49.1 47.8 48.8

Arizona

198.8 207.7 197.1 207.2 416.9 429.3 405.1 412.9 409.3 420.4 405.8 418.7

Arkansas

51.2 51.5 50.7 51.2 142.8 145.0 136.4 139.1 179.1 185.7 177.9 184.4

California

815.8 834.8 809.0 827.8 2,560.8 2,559.7 2,490.9 2,520.7 2,517.8 2,584.9 2,484.8 2,569.3


Colorado

162.7 165.3 161.4 166.3 401.9 408.2 393.4 400.8 322.2 331.9 319.6 330.2

Connecticut

130.1 130.4 129.2 131.0 220.0 216.1 212.3 210.9 331.5 334.2 325.5 325.4

Delaware

46.9 47.0 46.8 46.8 64.4 62.5 60.2 60.3 76.6 78.5 76.1 78.1

District of Columbia

29.5 29.8 29.5 29.2 164.2 168.4 162.1 166.3 138.0 137.8 133.7 135.1

Florida

543.4 556.3 538.3 552.2 1,265.8 1,311.6 1,250.1 1,294.8 1,230.5 1,273.8 1,219.8 1,264.6


Georgia

236.6 241.5 235.0 243.4 645.9 670.9 632.6 651.0 553.5 573.8 550.8 566.1

Hawaii

28.3 28.5 28.1 28.3 84.5 85.1 82.6 83.5 83.7 84.1 82.4 81.9

Idaho

33.4 35.2 33.1 34.9 81.8 87.4 81.4 85.2 99.9 103.4 98.9 103.0

Illinois

382.7 386.3 378.7 387.1 935.4 943.6 908.0 912.0 913.6 923.2 903.1 913.3

Indiana

133.2 134.7 131.6 134.5 339.8 340.9 321.9 327.3 462.7 472.8 453.6 466.9


Iowa

107.4 110.4 107.1 110.0 137.6 138.5 134.4 138.2 231.1 232.4 226.9 229.7

Kansas

83.5 85.8 84.2 86.1 181.7 179.5 174.8 173.1 196.4 197.3 194.7 195.1

Kentucky

93.2 95.8 92.4 94.7 231.9 234.4 216.5 220.9 269.6 273.7 264.0 269.3

Louisiana

93.3 92.1 92.1 92.1 212.2 211.6 208.6 207.8 310.0 314.3 306.8 312.5

Maine

30.8 30.3 30.5 30.2 64.7 65.0 63.3 63.0 124.3 126.4 124.3 126.2


Maryland

148.7 149.1 146.9 148.9 436.8 445.7 427.3 433.6 457.4 469.7 450.9 458.1

Massachusetts

222.2 225.3 220.7 226.1 543.3 552.7 527.2 537.1 780.3 799.1 762.3 786.5

Michigan

209.3 216.0 208.6 215.1 643.5 661.3 632.3 654.8 666.4 672.5 654.5 663.6

Minnesota

174.1 177.0 172.6 176.2 370.2 376.1 360.8 363.5 516.0 531.5 514.1 527.4

Mississippi

44.4 43.5 43.8 43.3 112.2 105.7 107.5 102.9 139.9 141.9 138.9 141.3


Missouri

168.1 169.7 166.5 168.9 377.8 385.2 365.7 378.6 451.3 465.3 448.1 460.7

Montana

24.0 24.5 23.5 24.0 39.8 40.2 38.8 40.2 73.1 75.5 73.1 75.4

Nebraska

73.1 74.1 72.5 72.9 116.4 120.4 114.0 117.9 152.8 154.7 149.9 154.1

Nevada

62.4 62.8 61.5 62.7 173.3 181.3 172.0 179.0 124.7 130.5 123.5 128.6

New Hampshire

36.5 37.1 36.5 37.0 77.8 78.3 75.6 76.9 120.3 122.5 119.3 121.9


New Jersey

248.0 251.4 244.4 248.9 666.7 677.8 635.2 648.8 673.7 693.4 663.0 681.6

New Mexico

33.7 33.5 33.5 33.5 100.4 103.0 99.1 101.4 136.4 141.3 137.3 140.5

New York

713.4 710.6 706.1 705.6 1,288.5 1,324.6 1,251.7 1,290.2 1,963.0 2,011.1 1,898.2 1,963.4

North Carolina

223.4 228.2 221.3 228.1 601.7 618.9 587.1 604.0 582.6 594.3 574.8 586.4

North Dakota

24.2 24.7 24.0 24.5 35.5 34.8 33.8 34.0 61.2 62.6 60.8 62.6


Ohio

296.1 302.2 294.5 300.9 723.6 724.9 702.0 703.5 921.4 940.6 908.2 917.4

Oklahoma

79.5 79.8 78.6 80.0 182.9 179.6 179.1 176.9 234.1 235.6 232.7 234.1

Oregon

96.2 98.3 94.4 98.1 234.8 241.2 230.1 234.9 264.8 274.4 261.0 270.5

Pennsylvania

316.7 317.3 314.4 314.2 799.0 798.1 773.1 780.0 1,213.3 1,257.1 1,193.2 1,227.6

Rhode Island

34.0 32.8 33.3 33.0 65.2 66.0 62.9 64.3 107.7 108.6 104.0 105.3


South Carolina

98.8 99.9 97.8 100.5 274.4 271.1 259.2 264.7 239.5 247.0 236.3 243.5

South Dakota

29.8 29.9 29.1 29.9 30.9 31.5 30.2 30.8 70.1 71.7 69.1 70.5

Tennessee

151.0 155.3 149.3 153.5 412.3 422.4 393.6 402.8 423.4 431.8 416.8 422.5

Texas

726.5 742.7 722.4 739.6 1,626.2 1,657.3 1,596.2 1,639.2 1,614.7 1,663.2 1,596.7 1,650.7

Utah

80.7 83.2 79.9 82.0 200.8 208.8 195.1 202.4 189.8 197.4 189.0 195.6


Vermont

11.9 11.9 11.9 11.7 27.4 27.3 26.3 26.6 64.6 64.9 63.7 64.3

Virginia

199.6 201.9 197.5 202.0 720.0 720.2 700.3 716.3 522.4 540.0 523.8 535.4

Washington

147.9 152.1 147.4 152.0 397.5 403.4 390.2 397.1 456.6 473.5 455.6 473.5

West Virginia

28.0 27.2 27.7 27.1 66.9 64.6 64.4 63.8 131.2 133.2 128.7 131.1

Wisconsin

151.6 151.9 150.0 152.6 321.8 317.8 314.4 312.2 444.8 452.4 435.9 445.4

Wyoming

11.0 10.4 10.9 10.4 17.9 17.1 17.0 16.4 27.7 27.7 27.4 27.9


Puerto Rico

43.0 42.7 42.4 41.9 118.9 119.0 112.4 113.9 129.6 126.4 118.8 119.6

Virgin Islands

2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.4 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2016 benchmarks. Unadjusted data from April 2015 are subject to revision. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month 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
December January December January December January
2015 2016 2016 2017(p) 2015 2016 2016 2017(p) 2015 2016 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

189.6 195.1 186.2 192.2 79.4 79.8 79.0 79.5 379.1 381.9 375.6 378.3

Alaska

30.7 32.1 29.9 31.0 11.0 11.4 10.8 11.7 82.6 81.6 81.2 80.0

Arizona

302.6 317.7 300.3 314.7 88.3 87.5 88.4 86.1 422.2 423.2 410.5 409.5

Arkansas

111.8 112.6 108.9 110.2 46.4 48.5 46.5 48.4 216.9 215.5 211.1 209.5

California

1,854.9 1,914.7 1,824.5 1,864.0 547.6 561.3 541.8 556.4 2,511.2 2,565.7 2,490.8 2,544.7


Colorado

318.4 326.7 316.1 327.4 103.6 106.2 103.5 106.8 427.6 433.7 417.7 420.2

Connecticut

149.1 152.7 142.1 148.8 64.1 65.7 63.3 65.2 242.4 238.4 238.1 234.1

Delaware

46.6 48.1 44.0 46.2 18.6 18.6 18.3 18.3 66.5 66.5 64.6 64.2

District of Columbia

73.7 76.7 70.2 75.1 71.4 71.4 71.1 70.5 238.9 239.7 237.6 239.8

Florida

1,160.6 1,188.0 1,147.7 1,182.0 343.0 358.2 342.3 360.1 1,102.2 1,115.1 1,097.8 1,110.7


Georgia

451.7 475.2 441.2 468.2 155.9 157.5 154.5 155.9 687.2 696.1 679.2 691.8

Hawaii

117.1 120.1 115.8 118.8 27.0 27.2 26.9 27.0 129.8 129.5 122.9 124.5

Idaho

67.7 70.1 67.2 68.7 23.6 24.3 23.3 24.3 121.2 124.2 117.4 120.3

Illinois

581.2 582.8 561.1 561.8 252.2 247.9 248.7 246.0 842.5 845.9 815.3 814.1

Indiana

298.2 300.6 288.1 290.5 126.0 127.9 124.4 127.5 441.6 442.7 428.7 434.0


Iowa

137.5 136.7 133.1 134.9 59.3 60.0 58.6 59.7 262.6 264.9 255.8 257.8

Kansas

125.1 124.3 121.1 121.4 49.7 50.5 49.5 49.8 261.9 262.8 252.7 252.7

Kentucky

186.5 184.3 180.1 180.5 64.3 65.8 63.9 65.4 323.3 322.2 317.5 316.3

Louisiana

230.7 227.8 227.2 223.4 75.1 76.6 75.0 75.1 329.1 327.4 324.8 322.0

Maine

57.2 57.1 53.9 54.2 21.6 21.4 21.1 21.3 102.2 103.0 98.6 99.3


Maryland

261.7 262.2 251.0 254.9 112.0 115.9 111.3 114.7 514.0 514.9 492.0 494.1

Massachusetts

342.7 344.7 327.8 332.5 134.0 135.4 131.2 133.2 465.2 473.2 444.8 453.3

Michigan

405.2 417.1 396.6 411.5 168.2 172.1 165.7 170.2 611.2 624.3 595.5 609.2

Minnesota

253.0 249.1 248.1 248.4 114.9 116.2 113.3 116.5 429.2 436.0 421.0 425.3

Mississippi

129.6 133.1 126.9 128.2 39.9 39.8 39.9 39.9 242.7 245.0 242.6 244.3


Missouri

289.2 296.0 276.6 284.6 115.4 116.7 114.4 115.4 442.3 446.3 431.0 434.2

Montana

61.4 62.0 59.9 60.7 18.2 18.0 17.9 18.3 91.9 92.8 88.8 90.2

Nebraska

87.5 88.5 84.8 84.7 37.0 37.1 36.4 37.3 174.3 173.8 170.2 170.3

Nevada

337.3 345.9 334.7 344.7 37.4 41.0 37.5 39.9 159.8 161.5 154.8 156.6

New Hampshire

64.9 68.3 64.4 69.6 24.1 24.2 23.9 23.5 94.9 96.1 89.2 90.5


New Jersey

354.2 356.9 332.6 340.6 169.2 168.7 166.7 166.2 624.5 623.0 608.2 605.5

New Mexico

93.0 96.1 92.3 95.2 27.5 28.5 27.3 28.3 194.1 193.8 189.4 184.8

New York

895.8 901.4 847.3 859.3 406.5 408.6 397.9 403.0 1,463.6 1,474.4 1,420.2 1,428.8

North Carolina

459.3 472.1 448.8 455.4 148.3 151.2 147.1 152.3 741.5 751.0 726.2 735.9

North Dakota

39.9 39.4 38.2 37.7 16.3 15.7 16.0 15.2 84.7 85.2 82.6 83.9


Ohio

531.3 536.0 513.0 513.8 212.3 208.6 210.1 209.7 784.4 782.7 764.7 758.2

Oklahoma

161.7 162.8 158.3 157.6 62.4 61.4 62.4 61.0 360.0 360.8 350.9 351.4

Oregon

190.0 192.7 187.4 189.4 62.1 64.2 61.6 63.6 309.4 313.3 305.5 309.1

Pennsylvania

534.2 544.1 516.8 528.7 254.9 257.3 252.4 257.5 716.7 718.9 697.2 697.5

Rhode Island

54.5 56.0 51.1 52.6 22.9 22.3 22.5 22.1 61.2 61.6 60.7 61.1


South Carolina

234.0 237.2 227.0 228.3 74.1 74.1 73.3 74.5 367.6 370.1 361.0 363.3

South Dakota

44.4 44.4 42.5 42.1 15.8 15.9 15.7 16.0 79.2 80.5 77.1 78.7

Tennessee

309.8 320.3 300.4 309.5 108.8 109.2 107.9 109.0 437.1 438.8 425.5 427.0

Texas

1,248.1 1,292.5 1,227.9 1,275.4 416.5 426.4 411.8 424.5 1,928.4 1,967.3 1,905.7 1,940.5

Utah

134.6 139.3 132.9 139.0 38.8 39.5 38.4 39.3 237.7 243.0 234.5 239.8


Vermont

37.4 40.1 38.1 41.7 10.4 11.0 10.2 10.7 57.8 58.1 56.2 56.4

Virginia

384.9 386.5 370.6 374.3 198.0 200.2 195.5 197.4 723.5 725.1 706.4 710.3

Washington

310.2 326.7 304.2 315.7 114.7 117.8 114.4 116.9 566.6 580.4 569.5 580.3

West Virginia

74.1 72.6 71.8 70.3 54.2 54.1 53.6 54.2 157.7 158.7 151.7 152.2

Wisconsin

263.4 259.3 254.3 252.4 149.3 151.6 146.9 150.4 420.6 427.4 403.1 409.7

Wyoming

33.3 32.0 32.8 32.3 11.3 10.9 11.1 10.8 72.7 71.7 70.7 69.4


Puerto Rico

83.3 83.2 80.1 81.2 18.1 18.0 17.2 17.3 231.5 227.7 227.0 223.2

Virgin Islands

7.8 7.7 7.8 7.8 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.2 10.7 10.8 10.5 10.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2016 benchmarks. Unadjusted data from April 2015 are subject to revision. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: March 13, 2017