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
Feb.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Feb.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)
Feb.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)

Alabama

2,166,597 2,185,628 2,195,054 2,203,868 130,283 137,875 141,217 136,826 6.0 6.3 6.4 6.2

Alaska

361,191 359,743 360,734 362,688 23,703 23,597 23,401 23,300 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.4

Arizona

3,214,118 3,260,480 3,277,760 3,302,202 176,689 162,015 163,599 168,038 5.5 5.0 5.0 5.1

Arkansas

1,345,280 1,337,311 1,336,446 1,337,882 55,660 52,779 50,693 49,665 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7

California

19,004,339 19,164,633 19,163,938 19,155,661 1,068,344 999,208 988,024 965,942 5.6 5.2 5.2 5.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,018,554 5,060,023 5,059,977 5,066,851 275,672 255,678 249,386 243,280 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.8

Colorado

2,869,962 2,908,395 2,912,170 2,922,529 96,136 86,281 84,682 84,727 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.9

Connecticut

1,891,160 1,886,206 1,892,209 1,901,358 103,534 82,098 85,003 89,495 5.5 4.4 4.5 4.7

Delaware

474,260 470,053 470,574 472,309 21,241 20,380 20,597 21,149 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.5

District of Columbia

391,786 393,752 395,599 396,788 24,449 22,423 22,376 22,657 6.2 5.7 5.7 5.7

Florida

9,757,265 9,942,473 9,995,786 10,057,991 485,181 491,981 504,082 500,666 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,330,373 1,360,429 1,359,453 1,358,656 72,959 75,159 74,599 73,807 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4

Georgia

4,868,627 4,982,691 4,998,333 5,010,813 269,108 273,934 276,071 267,370 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.3

Hawaii

680,563 691,547 693,611 694,868 21,057 19,859 19,735 19,350 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.8

Idaho

807,884 821,440 824,013 826,127 31,590 29,947 29,783 29,648 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6

Illinois

6,566,946 6,500,846 6,522,220 6,528,448 402,842 372,800 374,615 352,376 6.1 5.7 5.7 5.4

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,815,041 3,787,945 3,781,775 3,769,688 232,019 222,772 213,657 194,784 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.2

Indiana

3,323,451 3,308,196 3,315,768 3,323,680 155,900 132,737 133,588 135,106 4.7 4.0 4.0 4.1

Iowa

1,701,959 1,693,623 1,693,918 1,693,329 64,207 59,004 56,891 53,633 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.2

Kansas

1,487,850 1,478,785 1,479,412 1,481,864 60,732 63,498 61,227 59,030 4.1 4.3 4.1 4.0

Kentucky

1,984,421 2,007,499 2,025,137 2,044,119 103,475 97,008 101,140 101,030 5.2 4.8 5.0 4.9

Louisiana

2,139,402 2,100,414 2,099,633 2,106,632 132,963 125,915 123,110 121,682 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.8

Maine

683,670 695,036 696,193 698,146 25,381 26,095 24,351 22,361 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2

Maryland

3,161,295 3,182,680 3,192,006 3,206,338 142,224 133,157 133,607 135,701 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.2

Massachusetts

3,586,316 3,583,515 3,599,258 3,626,947 150,805 110,093 113,753 123,457 4.2 3.1 3.2 3.4

Michigan

4,803,551 4,862,253 4,884,583 4,907,664 238,435 246,327 252,331 258,989 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,054,016 2,084,281 2,088,544 2,095,042 111,542 117,772 120,976 123,155 5.4 5.7 5.8 5.9

Minnesota

2,992,380 3,003,239 3,007,272 3,012,927 116,111 121,394 121,070 120,391 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0

Mississippi

1,284,894 1,283,461 1,291,287 1,298,154 77,816 71,107 71,452 68,098 6.1 5.5 5.5 5.2

Missouri

3,102,272 3,102,945 3,104,253 3,107,727 138,615 137,545 131,707 128,403 4.5 4.4 4.2 4.1

Montana

524,655 528,349 527,459 526,502 22,044 21,027 20,733 20,223 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.8

Nebraska

1,010,240 1,012,237 1,012,238 1,011,205 32,074 33,408 33,223 32,512 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2

Nevada

1,420,991 1,434,386 1,435,616 1,438,418 86,661 73,712 71,197 70,624 6.1 5.1 5.0 4.9

New Hampshire

745,338 751,316 751,876 751,837 20,914 20,515 20,229 20,533 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7

New Jersey

4,517,396 4,507,830 4,514,340 4,522,985 227,529 212,501 205,778 201,062 5.0 4.7 4.6 4.4

New Mexico

925,024 928,823 930,678 932,570 60,609 62,449 62,756 63,178 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.8

New York

9,560,734 9,513,807 9,523,041 9,554,111 464,674 456,692 435,652 424,060 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.4

New York City

4,119,402 4,113,073 4,118,997 4,140,893 217,411 201,137 186,485 176,482 5.3 4.9 4.5 4.3

North Carolina

4,841,132 4,920,437 4,934,997 4,944,033 253,913 256,852 260,064 252,452 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.1

North Dakota

414,406 417,465 418,490 419,442 13,502 12,603 12,610 12,369 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.9

Ohio

5,715,211 5,686,703 5,704,154 5,738,868 284,846 284,380 286,933 293,907 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.1

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,027,928 1,027,316 1,025,502 1,025,939 51,361 58,303 59,673 62,699 5.0 5.7 5.8 6.1

Oklahoma

1,834,371 1,823,830 1,827,615 1,834,199 87,304 88,312 85,329 84,371 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6

Oregon

2,035,947 2,064,850 2,067,837 2,071,279 100,716 93,177 89,619 82,353 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.0

Pennsylvania

6,437,640 6,454,219 6,440,304 6,434,441 345,683 351,535 333,016 320,541 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.0

Rhode Island

552,212 550,587 551,042 552,212 29,843 27,250 26,192 24,984 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.5

South Carolina

2,295,079 2,298,087 2,310,643 2,323,023 124,092 98,225 101,455 103,190 5.4 4.3 4.4 4.4

South Dakota

451,421 454,029 455,118 456,142 12,263 13,100 13,012 12,929 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.8

Tennessee

3,112,823 3,167,839 3,184,662 3,196,201 146,095 162,603 171,448 169,665 4.7 5.1 5.4 5.3

Texas

13,186,816 13,360,842 13,400,291 13,459,664 601,298 637,553 642,499 660,606 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.9

Utah

1,492,665 1,528,430 1,533,758 1,543,005 53,100 48,668 47,761 47,484 3.6 3.2 3.1 3.1

Vermont

344,197 345,093 346,072 346,841 11,337 10,894 10,633 10,513 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0

Virginia

4,217,388 4,268,228 4,273,689 4,281,022 168,737 174,273 171,454 165,380 4.0 4.1 4.0 3.9

Washington

3,605,581 3,677,114 3,684,288 3,686,773 202,145 189,172 187,274 180,833 5.6 5.1 5.1 4.9

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,603,735 1,638,614 1,643,808 1,647,069 70,261 61,206 60,798 58,050 4.4 3.7 3.7 3.5

West Virginia

783,619 782,578 782,599 781,734 49,291 45,151 43,551 40,328 6.3 5.8 5.6 5.2

Wisconsin

3,112,110 3,114,899 3,120,442 3,130,714 129,980 126,791 121,607 117,248 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.7

Wyoming

303,253 300,872 302,196 303,146 16,151 14,539 14,583 14,319 5.3 4.8 4.8 4.7

Puerto Rico

1,126,324 1,119,349 1,118,027 1,128,371 131,716 138,800 136,710 135,313 11.7 12.4 12.2 12.0

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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