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.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Dec.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Alabama

2,163,554 2,212,672 2,215,688 2,216,217 82,378 89,745 87,754 86,023 3.8 4.1 4.0 3.9

Alaska

362,473 356,349 355,986 355,543 26,220 22,777 22,469 22,390 7.2 6.4 6.3 6.3

Arizona

3,339,431 3,400,870 3,423,764 3,446,535 157,747 158,128 159,915 165,508 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.8

Arkansas

1,356,940 1,346,590 1,348,197 1,350,399 50,413 47,447 48,185 49,111 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6

California

19,386,465 19,441,591 19,517,174 19,593,041 866,372 804,301 806,649 813,858 4.5 4.1 4.1 4.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,145,895 5,159,362 5,169,058 5,178,725 231,986 239,824 243,239 247,045 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8

Colorado

3,029,796 3,101,129 3,108,593 3,118,212 91,834 98,159 102,398 107,888 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.5

Connecticut

1,912,551 1,909,333 1,916,633 1,923,569 86,384 79,978 77,672 76,220 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.0

Delaware

477,882 486,709 486,610 487,141 21,694 19,128 18,678 18,175 4.5 3.9 3.8 3.7

District of Columbia

401,428 405,221 404,505 404,563 23,740 22,857 22,641 22,280 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.5

Florida

10,138,193 10,246,102 10,255,943 10,277,514 397,032 345,107 335,035 334,552 3.9 3.4 3.3 3.3

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,387,964 1,378,646 1,372,136 1,373,206 65,218 52,417 50,560 49,639 4.7 3.8 3.7 3.6

Georgia

5,091,491 5,152,449 5,148,033 5,147,244 228,219 184,567 182,363 184,632 4.5 3.6 3.5 3.6

Hawaii

682,852 686,178 685,088 683,405 14,670 15,751 16,361 16,900 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.5

Idaho

841,774 853,478 854,324 856,337 25,163 22,825 22,391 22,581 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.6

Illinois

6,500,446 6,488,104 6,499,383 6,500,922 318,122 270,067 273,823 277,518 4.9 4.2 4.2 4.3

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,809,750 3,738,728 3,746,841 3,748,469 196,375 143,812 144,905 144,619 5.2 3.8 3.9 3.9

Indiana

3,320,260 3,402,196 3,404,512 3,406,055 113,473 119,668 121,782 121,865 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.6

Iowa

1,674,894 1,688,173 1,689,650 1,691,947 49,267 41,165 40,611 40,631 2.9 2.4 2.4 2.4

Kansas

1,478,476 1,485,048 1,487,086 1,489,906 52,249 48,455 48,286 48,972 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.3

Kentucky

2,053,713 2,075,387 2,075,651 2,074,067 93,188 94,029 92,616 90,987 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.4

Louisiana

2,115,536 2,117,244 2,113,704 2,112,783 99,639 105,949 105,212 104,350 4.7 5.0 5.0 4.9

Maine

700,192 705,416 704,588 703,363 22,048 23,831 23,959 24,017 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.4

Maryland

3,221,685 3,227,308 3,226,008 3,226,938 130,611 131,380 127,911 125,219 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9

Massachusetts

3,657,291 3,832,804 3,836,955 3,842,000 128,878 134,070 130,014 126,215 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3

Michigan

4,900,207 4,891,985 4,893,073 4,898,032 230,939 191,347 191,773 195,680 4.7 3.9 3.9 4.0

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,119,694 2,113,557 2,114,520 2,119,152 93,642 84,083 84,785 87,233 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.1

Minnesota

3,069,832 3,095,093 3,092,089 3,093,361 101,630 86,131 85,326 86,683 3.3 2.8 2.8 2.8

Mississippi

1,277,573 1,286,545 1,284,184 1,281,089 60,933 60,832 60,052 60,121 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7

Missouri

3,048,394 3,065,464 3,065,748 3,066,573 111,386 94,361 93,427 95,242 3.7 3.1 3.0 3.1

Montana

526,944 524,250 525,538 526,793 21,531 19,151 19,282 19,425 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.7

Nebraska

1,007,050 1,018,320 1,020,898 1,024,189 29,309 28,706 28,646 28,472 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8

Nevada

1,473,704 1,512,276 1,518,759 1,524,835 71,981 67,145 67,098 67,457 4.9 4.4 4.4 4.4

New Hampshire

746,676 762,411 763,003 763,896 19,431 19,724 19,175 18,719 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5

New Jersey

4,513,664 4,492,649 4,495,138 4,501,043 213,490 183,999 178,614 178,097 4.7 4.1 4.0 4.0

New Mexico

931,571 943,172 945,752 949,047 55,772 43,154 43,675 44,851 6.0 4.6 4.6 4.7

New York

9,708,580 9,736,073 9,757,146 9,781,522 454,939 387,542 379,379 378,512 4.7 4.0 3.9 3.9

New York City

4,226,764 4,230,397 4,229,536 4,230,278 186,749 168,390 167,105 169,090 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.0

North Carolina

4,966,113 4,992,207 4,991,418 4,996,890 221,849 181,524 177,263 178,436 4.5 3.6 3.6 3.6

North Dakota

413,573 403,110 402,429 402,143 10,905 11,103 11,073 10,827 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7

Ohio

5,782,017 5,770,527 5,765,675 5,766,953 281,000 265,842 263,179 264,830 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.6

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,028,091 1,037,393 1,038,509 1,039,495 55,740 53,035 53,034 53,081 5.4 5.1 5.1 5.1

Oklahoma

1,841,801 1,861,846 1,856,839 1,849,452 76,235 62,669 60,382 59,073 4.1 3.4 3.3 3.2

Oregon

2,120,955 2,111,671 2,113,776 2,116,656 87,979 81,126 83,014 85,905 4.1 3.8 3.9 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,418,025 6,420,029 6,440,509 6,461,982 309,542 265,515 268,903 273,620 4.8 4.1 4.2 4.2

Rhode Island

556,267 561,241 560,942 561,039 25,118 21,340 21,322 21,662 4.5 3.8 3.8 3.9

South Carolina

2,318,724 2,307,307 2,312,108 2,319,627 97,879 76,220 76,710 77,087 4.2 3.3 3.3 3.3

South Dakota

456,271 458,734 459,213 459,958 15,555 13,602 13,578 13,525 3.4 3.0 3.0 2.9

Tennessee

3,218,569 3,253,312 3,256,234 3,259,991 106,726 119,000 118,641 116,136 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.6

Texas

13,591,013 13,833,006 13,859,710 13,902,459 537,688 516,686 511,818 515,093 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.7

Utah

1,573,889 1,584,648 1,581,453 1,579,468 50,150 49,973 50,030 49,946 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2

Vermont

344,870 346,058 345,113 344,405 10,050 9,636 9,380 9,182 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.7

Virginia

4,318,483 4,353,411 4,355,029 4,359,242 156,280 124,756 123,920 123,180 3.6 2.9 2.8 2.8

Washington

3,754,871 3,781,532 3,795,986 3,812,295 176,864 162,764 163,149 165,727 4.7 4.3 4.3 4.3

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,666,021 1,687,653 1,692,080 1,696,630 64,373 56,436 56,090 56,687 3.9 3.3 3.3 3.3

West Virginia

781,852 780,919 780,996 781,846 42,251 40,511 40,254 40,104 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1

Wisconsin

3,158,257 3,163,914 3,156,373 3,149,038 100,861 95,113 94,355 93,384 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0

Wyoming

292,305 285,523 286,248 286,749 12,105 11,726 11,759 11,619 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1

Puerto Rico

1,095,052 1,092,360 1,081,694 1,079,796 119,918 87,305 83,828 89,429 11.0 8.0 7.7 8.3

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 18, 2019