Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

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
Nov.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Nov.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Nov.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)

Alabama

2,183,650 2,151,656 2,156,951 2,163,474 136,135 82,562 77,231 75,807 6.2 3.8 3.6 3.5

Alaska

359,745 364,072 363,246 363,111 23,691 26,235 26,156 26,160 6.6 7.2 7.2 7.2

Arizona

3,257,465 3,315,109 3,317,510 3,327,116 162,652 156,649 147,881 144,129 5.0 4.7 4.5 4.3

Arkansas

1,338,739 1,379,610 1,378,254 1,372,006 53,168 48,635 49,591 50,127 4.0 3.5 3.6 3.7

California

19,164,659 19,295,733 19,360,260 19,393,427 1,006,961 987,010 952,996 884,294 5.3 5.1 4.9 4.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,060,065 5,163,733 5,177,166 5,178,085 257,458 251,214 245,813 234,271 5.1 4.9 4.7 4.5

Colorado

2,907,353 3,010,114 3,020,823 3,035,098 88,592 76,526 81,374 86,945 3.0 2.5 2.7 2.9

Connecticut

1,887,486 1,913,982 1,906,084 1,902,426 84,279 87,100 85,603 86,993 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.6

Delaware

470,434 478,982 478,069 476,891 20,388 23,423 22,735 22,235 4.3 4.9 4.8 4.7

District of Columbia

393,325 402,005 400,873 400,492 22,672 26,231 26,539 25,541 5.8 6.5 6.6 6.4

Florida

9,924,184 10,115,461 10,117,844 10,122,761 490,060 385,319 369,146 368,578 4.9 3.8 3.6 3.6

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,357,760 1,395,347 1,390,342 1,387,234 74,695 62,659 62,441 64,455 5.5 4.5 4.5 4.6

Georgia

4,973,933 5,070,396 5,085,111 5,093,395 272,252 225,171 219,548 221,447 5.5 4.4 4.3 4.3

Hawaii

690,799 688,776 686,589 684,340 19,992 17,007 15,172 14,023 2.9 2.5 2.2 2.0

Idaho

820,620 823,696 828,663 835,890 30,211 23,018 23,617 24,186 3.7 2.8 2.9 2.9

Illinois

6,504,520 6,424,858 6,425,364 6,445,125 374,409 321,617 317,137 313,769 5.8 5.0 4.9 4.9

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,790,951 3,765,208 3,766,002 3,775,364 223,532 190,466 192,571 194,328 5.9 5.1 5.1 5.1

Indiana

3,313,308 3,341,796 3,330,887 3,315,489 135,806 126,375 128,733 123,217 4.1 3.8 3.9 3.7

Iowa

1,695,296 1,686,979 1,686,580 1,686,744 59,844 54,680 50,974 49,133 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.9

Kansas

1,479,477 1,487,227 1,487,674 1,487,493 63,735 56,781 53,783 52,367 4.3 3.8 3.6 3.5

Kentucky

2,006,806 2,061,849 2,062,033 2,061,760 97,878 107,148 103,223 97,503 4.9 5.2 5.0 4.7

Louisiana

2,102,642 2,083,328 2,087,013 2,098,597 126,841 105,736 100,204 98,184 6.0 5.1 4.8 4.7

Maine

695,168 705,266 703,846 702,150 26,642 26,101 24,970 23,069 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.3

Maryland

3,180,866 3,251,906 3,251,304 3,245,507 133,638 122,395 122,106 126,327 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.9

Massachusetts

3,584,510 3,669,467 3,656,009 3,647,779 112,267 142,538 134,792 130,557 3.1 3.9 3.7 3.6

Michigan

4,858,145 4,851,275 4,858,302 4,874,774 245,422 208,573 217,830 223,808 5.1 4.3 4.5 4.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,082,619 2,087,118 2,090,114 2,100,234 116,857 75,905 82,155 89,771 5.6 3.6 3.9 4.3

Minnesota

3,002,955 3,069,062 3,074,081 3,079,420 121,208 112,150 103,060 96,674 4.0 3.7 3.4 3.1

Mississippi

1,283,179 1,277,975 1,272,309 1,272,532 71,833 66,040 62,561 60,782 5.6 5.2 4.9 4.8

Missouri

3,104,646 3,055,733 3,051,590 3,044,776 140,666 116,159 105,404 103,231 4.5 3.8 3.5 3.4

Montana

528,070 525,882 525,878 526,053 21,127 20,391 20,422 20,955 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.0

Nebraska

1,011,893 1,010,354 1,010,893 1,011,386 33,313 27,832 27,061 27,189 3.3 2.8 2.7 2.7

Nevada

1,433,564 1,451,447 1,457,082 1,464,453 74,661 71,764 72,484 73,358 5.2 4.9 5.0 5.0

New Hampshire

751,229 750,028 748,044 746,299 20,698 20,063 20,137 20,015 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7

New Jersey

4,509,982 4,524,302 4,521,272 4,515,788 215,405 212,993 220,958 230,340 4.8 4.7 4.9 5.1

New Mexico

928,535 930,322 931,378 932,930 62,676 57,652 57,130 56,508 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.1

New York

9,522,738 9,693,682 9,712,582 9,714,914 462,772 472,629 470,592 460,316 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7

New York City

4,119,693 4,243,870 4,247,213 4,236,330 207,853 214,579 213,803 197,043 5.0 5.1 5.0 4.7

North Carolina

4,912,477 4,931,077 4,946,506 4,952,898 254,665 200,222 203,783 213,437 5.2 4.1 4.1 4.3

North Dakota

417,400 417,976 418,560 418,181 12,614 9,924 10,324 10,767 3.0 2.4 2.5 2.6

Ohio

5,691,174 5,757,728 5,761,152 5,771,488 284,934 305,213 295,869 279,122 5.0 5.3 5.1 4.8

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,028,107 1,036,275 1,032,559 1,030,293 58,020 66,105 64,099 60,201 5.6 6.4 6.2 5.8

Oklahoma

1,823,846 1,827,368 1,835,578 1,841,642 89,161 81,726 80,430 77,177 4.9 4.5 4.4 4.2

Oregon

2,065,048 2,131,170 2,134,176 2,138,115 95,514 90,020 92,300 90,734 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.2

Pennsylvania

6,455,357 6,414,524 6,398,872 6,396,698 353,825 309,293 297,886 295,550 5.5 4.8 4.7 4.6

Rhode Island

551,140 555,203 554,791 554,721 27,785 23,242 23,290 24,003 5.0 4.2 4.2 4.3

South Carolina

2,298,141 2,324,112 2,326,122 2,325,319 99,867 91,342 91,092 92,740 4.3 3.9 3.9 4.0

South Dakota

454,081 458,775 459,164 459,491 13,125 15,758 15,986 16,091 2.9 3.4 3.5 3.5

Tennessee

3,166,396 3,183,060 3,208,049 3,222,215 161,072 95,648 94,946 98,415 5.1 3.0 3.0 3.1

Texas

13,347,755 13,408,314 13,427,830 13,480,561 636,048 541,098 517,228 512,121 4.8 4.0 3.9 3.8

Utah

1,526,504 1,575,177 1,575,812 1,577,986 48,845 53,852 51,577 50,308 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.2

Vermont

345,154 344,734 345,184 345,628 10,954 10,166 10,031 9,951 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.9

Virginia

4,264,458 4,340,173 4,338,624 4,327,189 174,905 159,586 157,562 159,126 4.1 3.7 3.6 3.7

Washington

3,674,364 3,754,537 3,767,779 3,772,950 191,280 171,901 170,572 168,159 5.2 4.6 4.5 4.5

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,636,867 1,650,213 1,654,423 1,658,756 61,738 62,189 62,569 62,792 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8

West Virginia

782,915 780,337 779,618 780,033 45,629 39,837 39,861 41,510 5.8 5.1 5.1 5.3

Wisconsin

3,116,966 3,162,031 3,162,202 3,168,140 128,422 109,414 108,062 102,432 4.1 3.5 3.4 3.2

Wyoming

300,998 293,821 293,413 292,802 14,709 11,882 12,222 12,488 4.9 4.0 4.2 4.3

Puerto Rico

1,117,076 - 1,078,036 1,088,900 136,751 - 114,381 117,938 12.2 - 10.6 10.8

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan division.
(2) Metropolitan statistical area.
(p) Preliminary

- Data not available.
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.

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Last Modified Date: December 22, 2017