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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
Sept.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Sept.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Sept.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)

Alabama

2,203,300 2,246,855 2,255,088 2,261,077 84,568 75,101 70,608 66,919 3.8 3.3 3.1 3.0

Alaska

356,358 351,414 350,689 350,125 23,189 22,054 21,808 21,703 6.5 6.3 6.2 6.2

Arizona

3,473,093 3,534,147 3,552,043 3,566,930 167,862 174,131 177,808 175,812 4.8 4.9 5.0 4.9

Arkansas

1,351,706 1,363,387 1,362,512 1,362,193 49,281 46,906 46,869 47,102 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.5

California

19,463,226 19,387,851 19,380,103 19,400,754 796,927 804,042 791,357 773,987 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,147,163 5,099,327 5,099,073 5,104,889 239,057 227,598 225,714 225,142 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4

Colorado

3,120,833 3,149,312 3,155,105 3,160,240 110,751 90,535 88,343 85,287 3.5 2.9 2.8 2.7

Connecticut

1,916,531 1,905,725 1,907,301 1,911,029 74,212 69,034 68,094 68,274 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6

Delaware

483,143 489,054 489,167 489,256 17,377 15,979 16,624 17,207 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.5

District of Columbia

403,368 412,091 412,006 411,897 21,694 22,991 22,541 22,158 5.4 5.6 5.5 5.4

Florida

10,266,517 10,354,282 10,386,745 10,420,952 343,299 343,996 341,797 335,980 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,381,303 1,418,748 1,422,441 1,427,282 49,197 46,363 45,925 45,132 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.2

Georgia

5,108,300 5,102,295 5,107,560 5,111,915 190,948 185,257 182,066 177,249 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5

Hawaii

677,745 662,841 661,065 660,402 17,523 18,353 17,995 17,749 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.7

Idaho

861,524 876,405 879,308 882,214 23,628 25,059 25,490 25,626 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9

Illinois

6,463,131 6,496,450 6,504,503 6,505,941 273,598 272,576 262,464 255,924 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.9

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,734,397 3,748,716 3,754,657 3,753,434 137,801 143,526 139,816 136,226 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.6

Indiana

3,389,372 3,388,229 3,386,363 3,383,641 117,172 116,624 112,364 109,430 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2

Iowa

1,688,953 1,723,228 1,730,041 1,738,435 39,963 42,782 43,770 44,223 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5

Kansas

1,484,669 1,478,848 1,480,417 1,483,942 48,882 48,746 47,722 46,892 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2

Kentucky

2,062,889 2,068,200 2,071,338 2,073,147 89,660 88,243 90,564 90,421 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4

Louisiana

2,099,159 2,095,844 2,094,179 2,094,226 102,815 90,248 90,154 90,952 4.9 4.3 4.3 4.3

Maine

698,269 692,626 691,780 691,020 24,335 20,923 20,114 19,697 3.5 3.0 2.9 2.9

Maryland

3,193,191 3,233,000 3,245,247 3,255,578 119,795 121,955 121,940 120,956 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7

Massachusetts

3,829,454 3,834,110 3,837,444 3,839,898 121,814 111,186 110,690 111,479 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.9

Michigan

4,895,817 4,961,242 4,963,440 4,960,806 191,622 212,287 210,604 207,671 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,130,088 2,160,695 2,161,434 2,162,609 86,102 99,639 97,593 95,078 4.0 4.6 4.5 4.4

Minnesota

3,072,787 3,107,128 3,112,506 3,118,213 86,169 104,584 103,476 101,249 2.8 3.4 3.3 3.2

Mississippi

1,273,816 1,276,328 1,282,318 1,287,413 59,311 64,851 66,877 69,317 4.7 5.1 5.2 5.4

Missouri

3,048,216 3,062,090 3,075,373 3,091,786 91,277 100,306 98,189 95,090 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.1

Montana

529,622 531,984 532,702 533,047 19,672 17,868 17,669 17,776 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.3

Nebraska

1,021,903 1,037,870 1,039,103 1,040,641 27,941 31,833 32,094 32,209 2.7 3.1 3.1 3.1

Nevada

1,511,071 1,534,339 1,539,817 1,545,559 67,327 62,236 63,327 63,201 4.5 4.1 4.1 4.1

New Hampshire

763,246 770,541 771,678 772,757 18,495 19,084 19,327 19,562 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5

New Jersey

4,419,916 4,445,721 4,456,892 4,475,911 172,434 146,945 141,858 140,754 3.9 3.3 3.2 3.1

New Mexico

943,302 961,668 963,765 965,447 46,334 47,567 47,519 46,925 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9

New York

9,591,147 9,535,585 9,520,731 9,519,306 368,668 377,300 377,563 375,979 3.8 4.0 4.0 3.9

New York City

4,115,997 4,095,970 4,091,232 4,087,430 162,342 175,122 171,470 167,163 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.1

North Carolina

4,982,275 5,097,523 5,111,917 5,119,950 184,967 212,095 212,216 208,399 3.7 4.2 4.2 4.1

North Dakota

403,027 404,918 404,311 403,938 10,438 9,687 9,769 9,910 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.5

Ohio

5,752,130 5,816,185 5,825,387 5,828,508 263,008 235,196 237,808 242,886 4.6 4.0 4.1 4.2

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,035,605 1,040,870 1,041,413 1,041,100 52,228 44,583 44,073 44,538 5.0 4.3 4.2 4.3

Oklahoma

1,837,174 1,838,330 1,845,520 1,850,869 56,987 58,522 58,978 59,564 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2

Oregon

2,106,849 2,115,332 2,116,118 2,116,036 87,395 84,275 84,875 86,052 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,439,525 6,470,268 6,479,546 6,491,646 269,863 250,187 254,881 260,232 4.2 3.9 3.9 4.0

Rhode Island

555,981 553,078 554,449 555,268 21,880 19,588 19,857 19,997 3.9 3.5 3.6 3.6

South Carolina

2,326,126 2,379,328 2,382,215 2,380,658 75,079 81,770 77,309 69,179 3.2 3.4 3.2 2.9

South Dakota

460,311 466,511 467,132 467,957 13,563 13,590 13,768 13,960 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.0

Tennessee

3,251,716 3,350,085 3,358,260 3,361,001 109,926 117,041 117,046 115,816 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.4

Texas

13,888,924 14,018,764 14,032,289 14,055,717 513,741 475,791 471,861 471,089 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.4

Utah

1,576,879 1,595,978 1,601,441 1,605,994 49,630 45,453 45,083 43,366 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.7

Vermont

345,719 347,799 347,131 345,888 9,051 7,268 7,413 7,583 2.6 2.1 2.1 2.2

Virginia

4,333,453 4,390,288 4,404,389 4,414,521 121,571 126,144 122,574 119,019 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7

Washington

3,813,325 3,884,675 3,895,830 3,907,708 168,459 179,247 179,681 179,439 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.6

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,692,478 1,717,944 1,722,204 1,728,008 55,872 55,038 53,371 52,295 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0

West Virginia

783,496 793,407 795,713 798,077 40,151 36,997 36,836 37,132 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.7

Wisconsin

3,124,776 3,118,477 3,121,000 3,121,216 93,550 93,087 96,805 100,667 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2

Wyoming

289,332 288,445 288,559 289,257 12,069 10,390 10,696 10,908 4.2 3.6 3.7 3.8

Puerto Rico

1,083,057 1,085,951 1,086,722 1,083,923 90,784 88,234 83,402 82,009 8.4 8.1 7.7 7.6

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. 18-03, dated April 10, 2018, 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: October 18, 2019