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

Alabama

2,180,736 2,148,116 2,151,656 2,156,934 133,875 90,756 82,562 77,358 6.1 4.2 3.8 3.6

Alaska

359,784 365,088 364,072 363,331 23,796 26,146 26,235 26,163 6.6 7.2 7.2 7.2

Arizona

3,253,295 3,303,219 3,315,109 3,317,898 163,462 164,825 156,649 147,946 5.0 5.0 4.7 4.5

Arkansas

1,340,169 1,378,157 1,379,610 1,378,419 53,565 47,729 48,635 49,314 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.6

California

19,159,462 19,169,290 19,295,733 19,358,025 1,014,757 972,953 987,010 952,152 5.3 5.1 5.1 4.9

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,058,837 5,132,182 5,163,733 5,176,447 258,979 245,244 251,214 245,523 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.7

Colorado

2,905,146 2,991,860 3,010,114 3,020,646 91,049 72,589 76,526 81,366 3.1 2.4 2.5 2.7

Connecticut

1,888,778 1,923,215 1,913,982 1,906,087 86,887 92,184 87,100 85,647 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.5

Delaware

470,912 478,011 478,982 478,257 20,408 23,511 23,423 22,731 4.3 4.9 4.9 4.8

District of Columbia

392,862 402,330 402,005 400,847 22,942 25,712 26,231 26,553 5.8 6.4 6.5 6.6

Florida

9,900,774 10,095,925 10,115,461 10,117,011 487,137 408,109 385,319 368,524 4.9 4.0 3.8 3.6

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,354,062 1,392,300 1,395,347 1,390,829 73,922 63,730 62,659 62,411 5.5 4.6 4.5 4.5

Georgia

4,962,078 5,046,000 5,070,396 5,085,519 269,621 235,690 225,171 219,660 5.4 4.7 4.4 4.3

Hawaii

689,772 690,397 688,776 686,615 20,164 18,038 17,007 15,144 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.2

Idaho

819,510 819,892 823,696 828,546 30,485 23,417 23,018 23,622 3.7 2.9 2.8 2.9

Illinois

6,507,953 6,425,845 6,424,858 6,424,376 375,351 323,009 321,617 317,157 5.8 5.0 5.0 4.9

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,793,345 3,756,616 3,765,208 3,765,868 223,368 182,146 190,466 192,593 5.9 4.8 5.1 5.1

Indiana

3,318,151 3,336,497 3,341,796 3,330,102 138,972 116,707 126,375 128,726 4.2 3.5 3.8 3.9

Iowa

1,697,013 1,683,061 1,686,979 1,686,691 60,840 55,281 54,680 50,980 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.0

Kansas

1,480,104 1,483,721 1,487,227 1,487,690 63,818 57,217 56,781 53,861 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.6

Kentucky

2,005,474 2,060,365 2,061,849 2,061,944 98,662 112,443 107,148 102,836 4.9 5.5 5.2 5.0

Louisiana

2,105,475 2,082,352 2,083,328 2,086,965 127,783 107,474 105,736 100,275 6.1 5.2 5.1 4.8

Maine

695,060 705,160 705,266 704,153 27,153 26,770 26,101 24,975 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.5

Maryland

3,178,220 3,242,268 3,251,906 3,251,538 133,973 127,133 122,395 122,335 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.8

Massachusetts

3,585,359 3,680,507 3,669,467 3,656,098 115,209 154,238 142,538 134,795 3.2 4.2 3.9 3.7

Michigan

4,851,673 4,832,984 4,851,275 4,859,067 243,558 189,919 208,573 217,823 5.0 3.9 4.3 4.5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,079,728 2,076,652 2,087,118 2,089,990 115,053 67,418 75,905 82,137 5.5 3.2 3.6 3.9

Minnesota

3,002,158 3,054,016 3,069,062 3,073,826 120,714 116,241 112,150 102,919 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.3

Mississippi

1,282,625 1,282,978 1,277,975 1,272,070 72,627 68,318 66,040 62,534 5.7 5.3 5.2 4.9

Missouri

3,105,710 3,042,669 3,055,733 3,051,938 143,475 120,183 116,159 105,479 4.6 3.9 3.8 3.5

Montana

527,716 524,996 525,882 525,681 21,275 20,255 20,391 20,389 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9

Nebraska

1,011,465 1,008,161 1,010,354 1,010,777 33,173 28,064 27,832 27,039 3.3 2.8 2.8 2.7

Nevada

1,432,366 1,445,620 1,451,447 1,457,092 75,872 70,610 71,764 72,465 5.3 4.9 4.9 5.0

New Hampshire

750,989 751,965 750,028 747,906 20,921 20,018 20,063 20,129 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7

New Jersey

4,511,792 4,515,791 4,524,302 4,520,764 218,554 201,813 212,993 220,874 4.8 4.5 4.7 4.9

New Mexico

928,137 929,297 930,322 931,506 62,861 58,221 57,652 57,127 6.8 6.3 6.2 6.1

New York

9,530,003 9,657,374 9,693,682 9,712,825 467,406 466,141 472,629 470,688 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.8

New York City

4,125,135 4,233,610 4,243,870 4,247,333 213,823 207,175 214,579 213,855 5.2 4.9 5.1 5.0

North Carolina

4,901,670 4,902,196 4,931,077 4,946,249 251,275 200,167 200,222 203,890 5.1 4.1 4.1 4.1

North Dakota

417,273 418,029 417,976 418,521 12,661 9,527 9,924 10,315 3.0 2.3 2.4 2.5

Ohio

5,694,926 5,751,074 5,757,728 5,762,217 284,596 310,559 305,213 295,949 5.0 5.4 5.3 5.1

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,028,650 1,037,668 1,036,275 1,033,182 57,380 65,714 66,105 64,121 5.6 6.3 6.4 6.2

Oklahoma

1,823,784 1,819,372 1,827,368 1,835,540 90,000 81,521 81,726 80,403 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.4

Oregon

2,064,709 2,128,660 2,131,170 2,135,010 97,952 86,405 90,020 92,354 4.7 4.1 4.2 4.3

Pennsylvania

6,455,269 6,429,009 6,414,524 6,399,091 355,679 317,632 309,293 297,851 5.5 4.9 4.8 4.7

Rhode Island

551,668 556,266 555,203 554,495 28,378 23,745 23,242 23,258 5.1 4.3 4.2 4.2

South Carolina

2,297,919 2,318,954 2,324,112 2,325,691 101,772 93,069 91,342 91,091 4.4 4.0 3.9 3.9

South Dakota

454,044 458,172 458,775 459,073 13,143 15,322 15,758 15,986 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.5

Tennessee

3,163,163 3,152,638 3,183,060 3,208,324 158,721 103,024 95,648 95,177 5.0 3.3 3.0 3.0

Texas

13,330,692 13,373,330 13,408,314 13,427,736 633,349 556,969 541,098 517,417 4.8 4.2 4.0 3.9

Utah

1,523,918 1,573,527 1,575,177 1,575,758 49,127 54,578 53,852 51,570 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.3

Vermont

345,202 344,342 344,734 345,212 11,030 10,447 10,166 10,011 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.9

Virginia

4,258,723 4,320,613 4,340,173 4,339,212 174,951 162,184 159,586 157,695 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.6

Washington

3,669,886 3,725,363 3,754,537 3,768,587 193,456 170,081 171,901 170,959 5.3 4.6 4.6 4.5

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,634,286 1,641,342 1,650,213 1,654,733 62,345 60,180 62,189 62,730 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8

West Virginia

783,163 778,922 780,337 779,641 46,095 39,224 39,837 39,866 5.9 5.0 5.1 5.1

Wisconsin

3,118,631 3,158,412 3,162,031 3,162,138 129,826 106,270 109,414 107,940 4.2 3.4 3.5 3.4

Wyoming

301,210 294,375 293,821 293,421 14,982 11,721 11,882 12,216 5.0 4.0 4.0 4.2

Puerto Rico

1,116,212 1,094,563 - - 134,857 110,362 - - 12.1 10.1 - -

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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