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

Alabama

2,185,628 2,156,951 2,163,284 2,168,761 137,875 77,231 75,775 75,698 6.3 3.6 3.5 3.5

Alaska

359,743 363,246 363,119 363,230 23,597 26,156 26,155 26,361 6.6 7.2 7.2 7.3

Arizona

3,260,480 3,317,510 3,326,486 3,340,127 162,015 147,881 144,108 149,556 5.0 4.5 4.3 4.5

Arkansas

1,337,311 1,378,254 1,372,261 1,362,173 52,779 49,591 50,117 50,196 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.7

California

19,164,633 19,360,260 19,393,944 19,386,306 999,208 952,996 884,952 838,740 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,060,023 5,177,166 5,179,134 5,167,479 255,678 245,813 235,210 227,624 5.1 4.7 4.5 4.4

Colorado

2,908,395 3,020,823 3,035,321 3,050,118 86,281 81,374 86,937 93,086 3.0 2.7 2.9 3.1

Connecticut

1,886,206 1,906,084 1,902,482 1,901,529 82,098 85,603 86,950 87,040 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.6

Delaware

470,053 478,069 476,858 475,543 20,380 22,735 22,237 21,833 4.3 4.8 4.7 4.6

District of Columbia

393,752 400,873 400,475 401,047 22,423 26,539 25,536 24,091 5.7 6.6 6.4 6.0

Florida

9,942,473 10,117,844 10,123,592 10,127,020 491,981 369,146 369,165 374,371 4.9 3.6 3.6 3.7

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,360,429 1,390,342 1,387,683 1,388,128 75,159 62,441 64,522 64,981 5.5 4.5 4.6 4.7

Georgia

4,982,691 5,085,111 5,093,295 5,095,939 273,934 219,548 221,371 224,831 5.5 4.3 4.3 4.4

Hawaii

691,547 686,589 684,398 682,184 19,859 15,172 14,051 13,561 2.9 2.2 2.1 2.0

Idaho

821,440 828,663 835,965 842,429 29,947 23,617 24,183 24,695 3.6 2.9 2.9 2.9

Illinois

6,500,846 6,425,364 6,445,372 6,464,449 372,800 317,137 313,738 309,162 5.7 4.9 4.9 4.8

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,787,945 3,766,002 3,775,711 3,781,627 222,772 192,571 194,295 191,673 5.9 5.1 5.1 5.1

Indiana

3,308,196 3,330,887 3,315,610 3,301,415 132,737 128,733 123,227 112,531 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.4

Iowa

1,693,623 1,686,580 1,686,701 1,684,799 59,004 50,974 49,121 47,010 3.5 3.0 2.9 2.8

Kansas

1,478,785 1,487,674 1,487,343 1,482,444 63,498 53,783 52,259 50,450 4.3 3.6 3.5 3.4

Kentucky

2,007,499 2,062,033 2,061,892 2,063,106 97,008 103,223 97,608 90,956 4.8 5.0 4.7 4.4

Louisiana

2,100,414 2,087,013 2,098,549 2,116,924 125,915 100,204 98,158 97,337 6.0 4.8 4.7 4.6

Maine

695,036 703,846 702,240 699,973 26,095 24,970 23,136 20,702 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.0

Maryland

3,182,680 3,251,304 3,245,135 3,230,359 133,157 122,106 126,066 130,247 4.2 3.8 3.9 4.0

Massachusetts

3,583,515 3,656,009 3,647,475 3,646,947 110,093 134,792 130,515 128,042 3.1 3.7 3.6 3.5

Michigan

4,862,253 4,858,302 4,874,823 4,887,450 246,327 217,830 223,810 231,363 5.1 4.5 4.6 4.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,084,281 2,090,114 2,100,069 2,106,186 117,772 82,155 89,763 97,387 5.7 3.9 4.3 4.6

Minnesota

3,003,239 3,074,081 3,079,776 3,081,549 121,394 103,060 97,079 94,227 4.0 3.4 3.2 3.1

Mississippi

1,283,461 1,272,309 1,272,660 1,271,691 71,107 62,561 60,771 58,051 5.5 4.9 4.8 4.6

Missouri

3,102,945 3,051,590 3,044,603 3,028,178 137,545 105,404 102,985 104,688 4.4 3.5 3.4 3.5

Montana

528,349 525,878 526,069 526,002 21,027 20,422 20,965 21,342 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.1

Nebraska

1,012,237 1,010,893 1,011,475 1,010,518 33,408 27,061 27,186 27,667 3.3 2.7 2.7 2.7

Nevada

1,434,386 1,457,082 1,465,039 1,473,867 73,712 72,484 73,382 73,325 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0

New Hampshire

751,316 748,044 746,424 744,038 20,515 20,137 20,014 19,527 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6

New Jersey

4,507,830 4,521,272 4,515,745 4,489,655 212,501 220,958 230,331 224,192 4.7 4.9 5.1 5.0

New Mexico

928,823 931,378 932,988 935,651 62,449 57,130 56,505 55,813 6.7 6.1 6.1 6.0

New York

9,513,807 9,712,582 9,714,611 9,685,002 456,692 470,592 460,260 449,761 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6

New York City

4,113,073 4,247,213 4,235,920 4,215,133 201,137 213,803 197,041 182,416 4.9 5.0 4.7 4.3

North Carolina

4,920,437 4,946,506 4,952,549 4,949,223 256,852 203,783 213,361 222,116 5.2 4.1 4.3 4.5

North Dakota

417,465 418,560 418,178 416,393 12,603 10,324 10,769 10,838 3.0 2.5 2.6 2.6

Ohio

5,686,703 5,761,152 5,770,987 5,774,214 284,380 295,869 279,094 270,092 5.0 5.1 4.8 4.7

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,027,316 1,032,559 1,030,435 1,027,686 58,303 64,099 60,190 55,865 5.7 6.2 5.8 5.4

Oklahoma

1,823,830 1,835,578 1,841,835 1,847,899 88,312 80,430 77,211 76,004 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.1

Oregon

2,064,850 2,134,176 2,138,286 2,143,455 93,177 92,300 90,718 88,634 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,454,219 6,398,872 6,397,107 6,391,884 351,535 297,886 295,624 298,953 5.4 4.7 4.6 4.7

Rhode Island

550,587 554,791 554,801 554,893 27,250 23,290 24,032 24,547 4.9 4.2 4.3 4.4

South Carolina

2,298,087 2,326,122 2,325,372 2,323,976 98,225 91,092 92,726 96,434 4.3 3.9 4.0 4.1

South Dakota

454,029 459,164 459,460 459,771 13,100 15,986 16,092 16,077 2.9 3.5 3.5 3.5

Tennessee

3,167,839 3,208,049 3,222,152 3,230,761 162,603 94,946 98,366 102,054 5.1 3.0 3.1 3.2

Texas

13,360,842 13,427,830 13,480,180 13,547,022 637,553 517,228 512,134 522,211 4.8 3.9 3.8 3.9

Utah

1,528,430 1,575,812 1,577,675 1,580,966 48,668 51,577 50,308 49,727 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1

Vermont

345,093 345,184 345,600 345,756 10,894 10,031 9,951 9,850 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.8

Virginia

4,268,228 4,338,624 4,327,213 4,308,950 174,273 157,562 158,983 157,466 4.1 3.6 3.7 3.7

Washington

3,677,114 3,767,779 3,772,589 3,763,136 189,172 170,572 167,843 169,548 5.1 4.5 4.4 4.5

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,638,614 1,654,423 1,658,710 1,664,719 61,206 62,569 62,656 63,129 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8

West Virginia

782,578 779,618 780,013 783,036 45,151 39,861 41,513 43,129 5.8 5.1 5.3 5.5

Wisconsin

3,114,899 3,162,202 3,168,279 3,170,646 126,791 108,062 102,500 95,651 4.1 3.4 3.2 3.0

Wyoming

300,872 293,413 292,796 292,303 14,539 12,222 12,491 12,345 4.8 4.2 4.3 4.2

Puerto Rico

1,119,349 1,078,036 1,088,900 1,099,750 138,800 114,381 117,938 119,795 12.4 10.6 10.8 10.9

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.

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Last Modified Date: January 23, 2018