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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
Oct.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Oct.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021(p)
Oct.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021(p)

Alabama

2,266,300 2,207,602 2,207,728 2,212,185 107,301 69,014 68,576 67,829 4.7 3.1 3.1 3.1

Alaska

354,075 349,367 349,454 349,757 22,904 22,507 22,005 21,492 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.1

Arizona

3,556,433 3,637,679 3,643,912 3,646,948 241,312 225,161 208,946 189,790 6.8 6.2 5.7 5.2

Arkansas

1,333,366 1,357,416 1,357,689 1,353,559 74,007 57,226 54,276 50,520 5.6 4.2 4.0 3.7

California

18,904,638 18,982,838 19,030,844 19,022,372 1,854,378 1,431,518 1,424,397 1,383,223 9.8 7.5 7.5 7.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,959,176 5,098,818 5,094,145 5,079,232 613,093 516,981 506,182 477,259 12.4 10.1 9.9 9.4

Colorado

3,153,491 3,193,194 3,193,444 3,196,796 217,880 188,947 179,889 171,322 6.9 5.9 5.6 5.4

Connecticut

1,844,473 1,810,194 1,812,130 1,812,579 151,737 129,886 123,353 115,124 8.2 7.2 6.8 6.4

Delaware

481,815 488,914 489,544 489,745 27,544 26,371 26,333 25,801 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.3

District of Columbia

409,507 409,695 411,388 412,473 35,844 27,585 26,989 26,059 8.8 6.7 6.6 6.3

Florida

10,010,524 10,543,063 10,561,387 10,590,466 583,412 529,573 505,810 490,691 5.8 5.0 4.8 4.6

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,302,316 1,340,742 1,347,910 1,348,315 111,105 89,777 85,402 76,849 8.5 6.7 6.3 5.7

Georgia

5,133,190 5,174,216 5,175,941 5,174,052 301,359 181,591 171,004 158,107 5.9 3.5 3.3 3.1

Hawaii

643,115 647,340 647,210 646,795 89,920 45,558 42,971 40,865 14.0 7.0 6.6 6.3

Idaho

903,294 904,921 906,152 907,622 43,795 26,555 25,879 25,079 4.8 2.9 2.9 2.8

Illinois

6,326,464 6,217,605 6,214,156 6,222,873 512,477 435,949 383,449 370,438 8.1 7.0 6.2 6.0

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,578,355 3,634,929 3,625,088 3,634,363 331,226 290,653 253,612 241,706 9.3 8.0 7.0 6.7

Indiana

3,338,006 3,342,971 3,336,617 3,327,434 185,261 137,437 117,205 110,175 5.6 4.1 3.5 3.3

Iowa

1,630,576 1,660,533 1,660,826 1,660,928 69,180 68,005 66,198 64,708 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9

Kansas

1,508,097 1,515,213 1,514,736 1,511,879 70,939 57,952 58,991 58,441 4.7 3.8 3.9 3.9

Kentucky

1,983,293 1,985,736 1,987,131 1,991,931 109,978 85,010 84,717 84,580 5.5 4.3 4.3 4.2

Louisiana

2,094,453 2,065,886 2,062,198 2,060,767 164,481 128,320 120,145 111,607 7.9 6.2 5.8 5.4

Maine

666,379 677,717 679,325 679,456 31,892 33,226 32,945 33,060 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.9

Maryland

3,113,628 3,142,393 3,144,128 3,142,549 210,389 187,997 183,610 178,433 6.8 6.0 5.8 5.7

Massachusetts

3,688,327 3,709,495 3,720,738 3,726,330 315,007 185,393 192,897 196,935 8.5 5.0 5.2 5.3

Michigan

4,854,613 4,726,020 4,758,679 4,758,642 392,843 223,885 297,643 291,300 8.1 4.7 6.3 6.1

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,122,804 2,038,006 2,063,353 2,065,200 215,027 84,529 123,627 119,795 10.1 4.1 6.0 5.8

Minnesota

3,070,211 3,030,629 3,033,786 3,032,807 163,759 114,921 110,939 106,415 5.3 3.8 3.7 3.5

Mississippi

1,268,234 1,277,882 1,275,246 1,272,248 87,918 77,135 73,934 69,832 6.9 6.0 5.8 5.5

Missouri

3,071,517 3,072,693 3,069,954 3,064,875 152,428 123,102 118,051 114,556 5.0 4.0 3.8 3.7

Montana

536,872 540,678 540,929 542,128 25,453 19,138 18,104 16,908 4.7 3.5 3.3 3.1

Nebraska

1,026,818 1,021,905 1,022,963 1,023,422 36,579 22,359 20,686 19,342 3.6 2.2 2.0 1.9

Nevada

1,545,744 1,571,422 1,562,654 1,552,758 185,350 120,483 117,269 112,764 12.0 7.7 7.5 7.3

New Hampshire

761,379 750,901 749,681 747,312 36,127 22,185 21,842 21,357 4.7 3.0 2.9 2.9

New Jersey

4,378,750 4,430,209 4,431,993 4,438,109 335,441 319,773 315,672 308,735 7.7 7.2 7.1 7.0

New Mexico

960,709 953,740 952,028 951,702 82,015 68,782 65,681 61,938 8.5 7.2 6.9 6.5

New York

9,226,555 9,338,579 9,315,975 9,303,737 802,509 690,745 663,209 639,658 8.7 7.4 7.1 6.9

New York City

3,869,498 3,997,354 3,989,245 3,986,404 462,813 407,282 390,126 373,462 12.0 10.2 9.8 9.4

North Carolina

5,028,348 5,011,471 5,029,107 5,033,893 340,996 216,574 214,349 208,126 6.8 4.3 4.3 4.1

North Dakota

404,945 401,898 402,032 401,429 18,933 14,569 14,029 13,316 4.7 3.6 3.5 3.3

Ohio

5,698,877 5,638,328 5,658,921 5,673,734 318,720 304,977 297,877 289,163 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.1

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,000,800 1,006,765 1,003,533 1,003,730 81,807 52,855 51,964 50,975 8.2 5.2 5.2 5.1

Oklahoma

1,861,590 1,862,553 1,861,038 1,860,060 96,447 60,554 55,200 50,443 5.2 3.3 3.0 2.7

Oregon

2,122,565 2,170,411 2,170,982 2,168,534 147,884 107,512 102,164 95,612 7.0 5.0 4.7 4.4

Pennsylvania

6,314,482 6,293,200 6,276,103 6,270,198 444,342 404,715 389,942 377,808 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.0

Rhode Island

535,860 534,673 577,977 551,654 38,946 30,887 30,157 29,528 7.3 5.8 5.2 5.4

South Carolina

2,437,115 2,404,401 2,408,380 2,407,798 130,857 101,481 99,060 94,322 5.4 4.2 4.1 3.9

South Dakota

474,305 471,280 471,061 471,319 17,575 13,647 13,460 13,347 3.7 2.9 2.9 2.8

Tennessee

3,396,932 3,333,192 3,322,498 3,313,097 265,044 154,306 146,888 139,817 7.8 4.6 4.4 4.2

Texas

14,220,838 14,127,472 14,165,255 14,204,236 1,043,490 835,698 796,747 769,958 7.3 5.9 5.6 5.4

Utah

1,637,215 1,667,686 1,670,032 1,674,192 62,319 42,525 40,066 37,373 3.8 2.5 2.4 2.2

Vermont

318,369 317,426 318,218 318,528 12,714 9,653 9,059 8,771 4.0 3.0 2.8 2.8

Virginia

4,290,462 4,248,055 4,250,716 4,256,634 262,900 168,392 161,692 154,126 6.1 4.0 3.8 3.6

Washington

3,981,810 3,922,962 3,928,041 3,935,591 277,802 198,818 198,683 198,088 7.0 5.1 5.1 5.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,735,672 1,754,814 1,752,480 1,754,394 115,237 88,712 86,597 85,978 6.6 5.1 4.9 4.9

West Virginia

793,305 792,740 793,074 791,930 58,787 38,121 36,662 34,341 7.4 4.8 4.6 4.3

Wisconsin

3,054,307 3,109,998 3,110,189 3,108,650 145,990 122,632 105,252 100,560 4.8 3.9 3.4 3.2

Wyoming

295,623 294,747 293,700 292,999 16,003 14,510 13,214 12,048 5.4 4.9 4.5 4.1

Puerto Rico

1,056,203 1,071,268 1,076,201 1,079,309 94,566 89,554 89,020 85,977 9.0 8.4 8.3 8.0

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. 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.

Last Modified Date: November 19, 2021