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
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Alabama

2,172,599 2,177,272 2,160,058 2,148,022 128,413 100,187 96,158 90,913 5.9 4.6 4.5 4.2

Alaska

359,974 367,136 366,310 365,109 23,983 25,112 25,741 26,155 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.2

Arizona

3,241,843 3,317,172 3,307,813 3,302,912 165,943 168,456 169,447 164,878 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0

Arkansas

1,342,501 1,365,448 1,374,438 1,377,710 54,232 46,387 46,497 47,731 4.0 3.4 3.4 3.5

California

19,132,887 19,137,757 19,136,914 19,168,533 1,031,070 901,202 926,050 971,770 5.4 4.7 4.8 5.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,051,904 5,119,963 5,123,987 5,131,310 261,589 226,041 231,836 244,529 5.2 4.4 4.5 4.8

Colorado

2,897,177 2,969,369 2,982,566 2,992,403 95,565 67,138 70,776 72,616 3.3 2.3 2.4 2.4

Connecticut

1,891,278 1,933,123 1,933,117 1,923,206 93,100 97,043 96,491 92,227 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.8

Delaware

472,077 477,303 477,376 478,054 20,511 22,372 22,942 23,513 4.3 4.7 4.8 4.9

District of Columbia

392,080 403,294 403,242 402,369 23,498 24,786 25,706 25,728 6.0 6.1 6.4 6.4

Florida

9,845,281 10,138,480 10,114,482 10,094,951 480,826 420,496 411,923 407,689 4.9 4.1 4.1 4.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,344,678 1,382,225 1,391,446 1,391,640 72,099 66,772 65,372 63,688 5.4 4.8 4.7 4.6

Georgia

4,932,454 5,037,965 5,038,076 5,046,999 262,765 240,586 236,705 235,718 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.7

Hawaii

687,048 695,551 693,272 690,388 20,609 19,149 18,668 18,030 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.6

Idaho

816,697 818,645 818,046 819,848 30,965 25,343 24,595 23,418 3.8 3.1 3.0 2.9

Illinois

6,514,368 6,462,811 6,438,011 6,425,800 376,672 302,287 308,183 323,054 5.8 4.7 4.8 5.0

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,796,803 3,742,413 3,747,059 3,756,398 221,888 162,568 167,440 182,158 5.8 4.3 4.5 4.8

Indiana

3,325,384 3,331,771 3,332,529 3,337,144 145,331 101,162 104,088 116,710 4.4 3.0 3.1 3.5

Iowa

1,699,773 1,686,106 1,682,557 1,682,938 62,979 53,736 54,500 55,161 3.7 3.2 3.2 3.3

Kansas

1,480,809 1,482,914 1,482,835 1,483,483 63,497 54,588 55,535 57,308 4.3 3.7 3.7 3.9

Kentucky

2,000,905 2,077,618 2,067,179 2,059,885 99,599 106,857 110,737 111,995 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.4

Louisiana

2,112,540 2,108,202 2,092,130 2,082,730 129,851 114,864 109,930 107,521 6.1 5.4 5.3 5.2

Maine

694,043 703,606 704,650 704,963 27,794 24,740 26,216 26,780 4.0 3.5 3.7 3.8

Maryland

3,171,266 3,230,723 3,236,987 3,242,312 134,457 131,546 129,147 127,371 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9

Massachusetts

3,586,562 3,708,806 3,697,674 3,680,435 122,905 160,419 160,699 154,194 3.4 4.3 4.3 4.2

Michigan

4,833,276 4,865,209 4,839,530 4,833,040 237,588 186,890 180,006 189,945 4.9 3.8 3.7 3.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,071,441 2,088,420 2,078,026 2,076,942 110,184 79,619 68,291 67,426 5.3 3.8 3.3 3.2

Minnesota

2,998,818 3,038,049 3,045,413 3,053,950 118,801 111,720 112,421 116,279 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.8

Mississippi

1,280,627 1,296,560 1,288,999 1,283,122 74,310 65,334 67,429 68,248 5.8 5.0 5.2 5.3

Missouri

3,105,609 3,054,697 3,043,881 3,043,095 147,641 117,315 117,061 120,242 4.8 3.8 3.8 4.0

Montana

526,891 525,021 524,912 525,087 21,664 20,387 20,442 20,229 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9

Nebraska

1,010,525 1,005,658 1,006,422 1,008,070 32,808 28,757 28,113 28,037 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.8

Nevada

1,428,963 1,441,574 1,442,795 1,445,624 78,660 67,930 69,293 70,590 5.5 4.7 4.8 4.9

New Hampshire

750,008 753,497 752,897 752,142 21,403 21,665 20,804 20,023 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7

New Jersey

4,513,965 4,520,110 4,514,605 4,515,732 225,410 186,785 189,872 201,637 5.0 4.1 4.2 4.5

New Mexico

927,184 933,892 931,430 929,151 63,015 59,570 58,876 58,195 6.8 6.4 6.3 6.3

New York

9,536,018 9,690,838 9,680,247 9,657,974 471,098 439,842 452,949 466,293 4.9 4.5 4.7 4.8

New York City

4,130,179 4,249,001 4,248,481 4,233,867 221,478 187,610 197,677 207,251 5.4 4.4 4.7 4.9

North Carolina

4,875,585 4,908,517 4,900,264 4,902,413 243,110 207,757 200,547 200,200 5.0 4.2 4.1 4.1

North Dakota

416,810 419,341 418,624 417,957 12,881 9,711 9,425 9,470 3.1 2.3 2.3 2.3

Ohio

5,699,533 5,783,628 5,767,976 5,750,853 282,045 291,415 300,108 310,639 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.4

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,028,988 1,040,003 1,040,065 1,037,995 55,585 61,764 62,138 65,733 5.4 5.9 6.0 6.3

Oklahoma

1,823,438 1,822,548 1,817,149 1,819,326 91,510 78,919 79,202 81,476 5.0 4.3 4.4 4.5

Oregon

2,062,731 2,116,045 2,126,643 2,128,352 102,692 77,348 81,603 86,493 5.0 3.7 3.8 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,450,125 6,473,548 6,457,527 6,428,365 357,514 325,360 324,048 317,622 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.9

Rhode Island

552,539 556,501 557,010 556,415 29,545 23,287 24,179 23,721 5.3 4.2 4.3 4.3

South Carolina

2,297,229 2,322,198 2,319,425 2,318,677 106,559 91,627 91,607 93,067 4.6 3.9 3.9 4.0

South Dakota

453,764 457,496 457,604 458,325 13,134 13,650 14,382 15,328 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.3

Tennessee

3,151,938 3,158,980 3,146,212 3,153,006 152,809 114,207 107,881 103,313 4.8 3.6 3.4 3.3

Texas

13,290,348 13,468,668 13,401,892 13,373,443 627,586 620,529 574,464 556,942 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.2

Utah

1,517,461 1,575,282 1,575,096 1,573,430 50,076 53,405 54,474 54,567 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.5

Vermont

345,248 344,821 343,837 344,288 11,216 10,901 10,638 10,445 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0

Virginia

4,242,706 4,314,184 4,320,245 4,320,635 173,639 161,316 162,046 162,277 4.1 3.7 3.8 3.8

Washington

3,656,845 3,696,016 3,708,947 3,725,826 198,020 167,304 167,333 170,599 5.4 4.5 4.5 4.6

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,626,985 1,639,999 1,636,213 1,641,726 63,841 56,149 57,047 60,390 3.9 3.4 3.5 3.7

West Virginia

783,093 779,671 778,835 778,877 46,704 35,576 36,883 39,226 6.0 4.6 4.7 5.0

Wisconsin

3,119,918 3,160,351 3,159,594 3,157,933 131,393 97,049 100,360 106,080 4.2 3.1 3.2 3.4

Wyoming

301,844 297,469 295,187 294,318 15,805 11,678 11,720 11,717 5.2 3.9 4.0 4.0

Puerto Rico

1,117,320 1,103,636 1,096,860 1,094,563 130,654 111,339 107,696 110,362 11.7 10.1 9.8 10.1

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: September 15, 2017