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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
Nov.
2018
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Nov.
2018
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Alabama

2,204,184 2,260,992 2,264,142 2,265,458 83,298 66,883 63,284 61,963 3.8 3.0 2.8 2.7

Alaska

356,270 350,040 349,040 348,015 23,042 21,701 21,494 21,347 6.5 6.2 6.2 6.1

Arizona

3,487,957 3,567,149 3,580,568 3,592,349 171,590 175,783 172,781 170,128 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7

Arkansas

1,353,117 1,362,180 1,363,801 1,366,004 49,681 47,105 47,795 48,559 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.6

California

19,509,220 19,401,250 19,442,217 19,492,150 801,461 774,414 765,422 761,699 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.9

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,157,441 5,107,255 5,119,815 5,138,396 242,046 225,417 227,248 228,006 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.4

Colorado

3,129,482 3,160,273 3,164,855 3,170,431 113,947 85,275 83,532 82,372 3.6 2.7 2.6 2.6

Connecticut

1,921,236 1,911,013 1,917,262 1,923,690 73,243 68,246 69,478 71,074 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.7

Delaware

483,392 489,244 489,930 491,049 17,160 17,212 17,930 18,694 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.8

District of Columbia

403,393 411,878 411,401 412,172 21,558 22,154 22,027 21,905 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.3

Florida

10,292,048 10,421,251 10,465,402 10,491,944 343,485 336,039 330,625 322,529 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,384,083 1,427,187 1,437,953 1,441,961 48,695 45,140 44,362 43,727 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.0

Georgia

5,115,538 5,111,935 5,119,637 5,125,617 191,169 177,275 172,052 166,857 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.3

Hawaii

677,621 660,342 661,375 662,772 17,706 17,763 17,688 17,513 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6

Idaho

862,547 882,107 884,656 886,877 23,724 25,624 25,734 25,880 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9

Illinois

6,469,866 6,506,151 6,505,066 6,496,303 275,931 255,927 250,959 246,021 4.3 3.9 3.9 3.8

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,737,793 3,753,608 3,749,754 3,743,499 137,443 136,227 133,292 130,943 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5

Indiana

3,392,174 3,383,285 3,383,700 3,384,046 117,237 109,437 108,052 108,360 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.2

Iowa

1,691,536 1,738,484 1,748,589 1,757,867 40,268 44,221 45,096 46,198 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6

Kansas

1,486,402 1,483,887 1,488,664 1,493,152 49,619 46,871 46,708 46,958 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.1

Kentucky

2,062,422 2,073,254 2,076,970 2,082,442 88,668 90,533 90,192 90,845 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.4

Louisiana

2,099,349 2,094,212 2,095,272 2,098,762 102,439 90,939 94,149 98,712 4.9 4.3 4.5 4.7

Maine

698,260 691,011 690,859 691,158 24,458 19,697 19,526 19,447 3.5 2.9 2.8 2.8

Maryland

3,193,774 3,255,152 3,267,707 3,278,593 118,232 120,825 118,629 116,643 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6

Massachusetts

3,833,903 3,839,908 3,845,561 3,849,644 119,400 111,492 111,331 110,482 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9

Michigan

4,902,200 4,960,980 4,957,310 4,955,801 195,635 207,654 202,307 196,908 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.0

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,131,708 2,162,563 2,163,860 2,163,453 85,924 95,070 90,352 87,031 4.0 4.4 4.2 4.0

Minnesota

3,076,964 3,118,239 3,125,415 3,130,509 87,840 101,327 100,820 101,795 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.3

Mississippi

1,274,741 1,287,378 1,289,839 1,290,094 59,685 69,324 70,834 72,746 4.7 5.4 5.5 5.6

Missouri

3,053,457 3,091,770 3,110,075 3,124,310 93,793 95,066 95,366 98,291 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1

Montana

529,710 533,083 533,942 535,408 19,711 17,780 17,962 18,228 3.7 3.3 3.4 3.4

Nebraska

1,022,411 1,040,639 1,042,550 1,044,707 28,133 32,177 32,444 32,763 2.8 3.1 3.1 3.1

Nevada

1,514,582 1,545,422 1,551,746 1,557,892 67,273 63,219 63,000 61,641 4.4 4.1 4.1 4.0

New Hampshire

763,632 772,815 774,535 776,006 18,333 19,562 19,936 19,998 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6

New Jersey

4,424,320 4,475,460 4,501,654 4,528,545 172,127 140,690 144,965 152,244 3.9 3.1 3.2 3.4

New Mexico

944,985 965,306 966,260 966,724 47,101 46,944 46,514 46,172 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.8

New York

9,611,722 9,518,658 9,530,050 9,540,869 371,398 375,787 378,954 379,281 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0

New York City

4,122,617 4,087,394 4,088,933 4,086,268 164,743 167,072 166,220 165,127 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.0

North Carolina

4,987,296 5,120,287 5,128,664 5,129,845 185,379 208,427 204,167 197,456 3.7 4.1 4.0 3.8

North Dakota

402,890 403,933 403,980 404,572 10,305 9,911 9,999 10,029 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5

Ohio

5,756,633 5,828,584 5,830,838 5,833,979 266,598 242,878 246,037 247,113 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.2

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,035,848 1,041,105 1,040,089 1,040,637 52,734 44,536 43,581 42,916 5.1 4.3 4.2 4.1

Oklahoma

1,836,984 1,850,818 1,853,492 1,851,204 57,284 59,591 60,794 62,613 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4

Oregon

2,111,049 2,116,309 2,116,517 2,115,495 89,932 86,066 85,710 83,265 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.9

Pennsylvania

6,450,875 6,492,745 6,515,976 6,533,953 270,365 260,488 271,518 281,721 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.3

Rhode Island

556,236 555,269 556,343 557,550 22,163 20,010 19,863 19,585 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.5

South Carolina

2,330,227 2,380,757 2,381,283 2,382,401 75,107 69,186 62,377 57,891 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.4

South Dakota

460,970 467,960 468,817 469,737 13,567 13,960 14,235 14,586 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1

Tennessee

3,255,623 3,361,014 3,361,966 3,363,438 107,867 115,734 114,108 112,620 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.3

Texas

13,921,637 14,055,795 14,099,774 14,148,367 515,225 471,072 477,979 486,035 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.4

Utah

1,580,279 1,606,085 1,610,853 1,616,818 49,857 43,367 41,046 39,176 3.2 2.7 2.5 2.4

Vermont

345,551 345,844 344,373 343,104 9,031 7,584 7,716 7,806 2.6 2.2 2.2 2.3

Virginia

4,338,748 4,414,206 4,427,692 4,441,018 121,113 119,008 116,617 116,096 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.6

Washington

3,823,803 3,907,085 3,922,090 3,940,048 170,286 178,988 178,182 174,967 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.4

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,696,235 1,727,957 1,734,953 1,743,196 55,971 52,493 51,546 48,919 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.8

West Virginia

784,531 798,093 801,019 803,528 40,345 37,153 38,059 39,274 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.9

Wisconsin

3,124,816 3,121,112 3,121,772 3,121,048 93,386 100,681 102,866 104,350 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.3

Wyoming

289,198 289,262 290,243 291,492 11,942 10,908 10,959 10,899 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.7

Puerto Rico

1,078,568 1,083,923 1,079,789 1,071,501 90,941 82,009 82,894 84,724 8.4 7.6 7.7 7.9

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.

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Last Modified Date: December 20, 2019