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

LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted(1)
Census region and
division
Civilian labor force Unemployed
Dec.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Number Percent of labor force
Dec.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016

Northeast

28,478,304 28,582,162 28,549,928 28,503,773 1,374,772 1,420,282 1,382,282 1,338,313 4.8 5.0 4.8 4.7

New England

7,759,430 7,865,199 7,846,660 7,840,340 368,003 308,416 286,117 273,938 4.7 3.9 3.6 3.5

Middle Atlantic

20,718,874 20,716,963 20,703,268 20,663,433 1,006,769 1,111,866 1,096,165 1,064,375 4.9 5.4 5.3 5.2

South

57,564,039 58,354,279 58,507,111 58,689,351 2,976,344 2,845,472 2,862,435 2,892,589 5.2 4.9 4.9 4.9

South Atlantic

30,630,112 31,013,940 31,139,321 31,289,298 1,590,458 1,474,343 1,511,246 1,531,211 5.2 4.8 4.9 4.9

East South Central

8,465,185 8,662,818 8,684,734 8,690,833 512,295 460,325 461,834 465,904 6.1 5.3 5.3 5.4

West South Central

18,468,742 18,677,521 18,683,056 18,709,220 873,591 910,804 889,355 895,474 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.8

Midwest

34,666,288 34,931,691 34,892,720 34,834,133 1,640,851 1,638,569 1,636,678 1,630,922 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7

East North Central

23,415,124 23,674,476 23,648,758 23,609,652 1,211,369 1,164,293 1,175,351 1,179,666 5.2 4.9 5.0 5.0

West North Central

11,251,164 11,257,215 11,243,962 11,224,481 429,482 474,276 461,327 451,256 3.8 4.2 4.1 4.0

West

37,073,736 37,894,487 37,943,709 37,906,044 2,033,856 1,956,721 1,895,395 1,838,753 5.5 5.2 5.0 4.9

Mountain

11,458,846 11,650,472 11,681,422 11,708,975 552,603 533,260 512,615 499,323 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.3

Pacific

25,614,890 26,244,015 26,262,287 26,197,069 1,481,253 1,423,461 1,382,780 1,339,430 5.8 5.4 5.3 5.1

Footnotes
(1) Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.

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

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Last Modified Date: January 24, 2017