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

Alabama

2,165,848 2,195,054 2,204,019 2,208,896 128,478 141,217 136,667 128,757 5.9 6.4 6.2 5.8

Alaska

361,012 360,734 362,762 364,710 23,766 23,401 23,288 23,444 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.4

Arizona

3,218,744 3,277,760 3,302,094 3,324,270 175,602 163,599 167,982 166,962 5.5 5.0 5.1 5.0

Arkansas

1,345,488 1,336,446 1,337,995 1,341,183 54,963 50,693 49,849 48,609 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.6

California

19,020,569 19,163,938 19,156,763 19,168,870 1,061,251 988,024 967,171 942,144 5.6 5.2 5.0 4.9

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,024,001 5,059,977 5,067,038 5,082,164 271,212 249,386 243,824 234,829 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.6

Colorado

2,874,039 2,912,170 2,922,824 2,933,275 95,988 84,682 84,694 75,689 3.3 2.9 2.9 2.6

Connecticut

1,891,730 1,892,209 1,901,386 1,911,815 102,882 85,003 89,404 91,772 5.4 4.5 4.7 4.8

Delaware

474,368 470,574 472,501 474,544 21,023 20,597 21,159 21,523 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5

District of Columbia

392,344 395,599 397,009 398,058 24,207 22,376 22,640 23,042 6.2 5.7 5.7 5.8

Florida

9,765,165 9,995,786 10,058,584 10,108,431 481,922 504,082 501,350 483,203 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,331,407 1,359,453 1,358,864 1,357,697 71,850 74,599 73,843 72,293 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.3

Georgia

4,877,682 4,998,333 5,010,705 5,020,332 266,585 276,071 267,114 257,648 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.1

Hawaii

681,149 693,611 695,103 696,797 21,066 19,735 19,594 19,095 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.7

Idaho

809,275 824,013 825,894 825,307 31,326 29,783 29,641 29,094 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.5

Illinois

6,562,380 6,522,220 6,526,938 6,523,618 398,918 374,615 352,271 322,778 6.1 5.7 5.4 4.9

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,815,527 3,781,775 3,768,508 3,754,964 230,515 213,657 194,757 172,595 6.0 5.6 5.2 4.6

Indiana

3,327,500 3,315,768 3,324,840 3,330,933 155,917 133,588 135,172 128,943 4.7 4.0 4.1 3.9

Iowa

1,701,355 1,693,918 1,693,567 1,692,058 64,038 56,891 53,844 51,854 3.8 3.4 3.2 3.1

Kansas

1,485,747 1,479,412 1,481,849 1,484,688 60,613 61,227 58,945 55,956 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.8

Kentucky

1,985,594 2,025,137 2,044,816 2,064,787 101,572 101,140 101,548 102,567 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0

Louisiana

2,136,657 2,099,633 2,106,952 2,114,052 133,242 123,110 121,847 120,235 6.2 5.9 5.8 5.7

Maine

685,423 696,193 698,100 700,614 25,506 24,351 22,359 20,976 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.0

Maryland

3,161,109 3,192,006 3,205,394 3,219,297 139,757 133,607 135,183 137,217 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.3

Massachusetts

3,587,261 3,599,258 3,626,754 3,661,256 146,980 113,753 123,412 131,277 4.1 3.2 3.4 3.6

Michigan

4,806,723 4,884,583 4,907,517 4,913,961 235,902 252,331 258,926 248,179 4.9 5.2 5.3 5.1

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,057,066 2,088,544 2,095,092 2,097,685 110,204 120,976 123,121 117,808 5.4 5.8 5.9 5.6

Minnesota

2,992,961 3,007,272 3,013,067 3,018,295 115,599 121,070 120,345 115,530 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.8

Mississippi

1,282,985 1,291,287 1,297,927 1,302,711 76,903 71,452 68,039 65,727 6.0 5.5 5.2 5.0

Missouri

3,101,120 3,104,253 3,107,268 3,101,571 138,837 131,707 128,247 121,780 4.5 4.2 4.1 3.9

Montana

525,059 527,459 526,547 525,855 22,102 20,733 20,276 19,862 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.8

Nebraska

1,010,136 1,012,238 1,011,217 1,008,430 32,057 33,223 32,537 30,977 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1

Nevada

1,421,092 1,435,616 1,438,666 1,438,919 85,430 71,197 70,654 68,531 6.0 5.0 4.9 4.8

New Hampshire

745,974 751,876 752,012 752,099 20,939 20,229 20,629 21,000 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8

New Jersey

4,516,737 4,514,340 4,523,342 4,522,023 229,136 205,778 201,815 190,689 5.1 4.6 4.5 4.2

New Mexico

925,411 930,678 932,421 934,422 60,924 62,756 63,180 63,035 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.7

New York

9,551,992 9,523,041 9,552,905 9,604,845 461,327 435,652 423,525 409,073 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.3

New York City

4,118,537 4,118,997 4,139,937 4,178,564 215,438 186,485 176,230 168,874 5.2 4.5 4.3 4.0

North Carolina

4,844,441 4,934,997 4,943,673 4,950,855 248,757 260,064 252,209 244,060 5.1 5.3 5.1 4.9

North Dakota

414,815 418,490 419,532 420,903 13,713 12,610 12,461 11,904 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.8

Ohio

5,715,634 5,704,154 5,739,198 5,767,157 284,670 286,933 293,937 293,558 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,029,021 1,025,502 1,025,910 1,028,188 52,241 59,673 62,708 64,518 5.1 5.8 6.1 6.3

Oklahoma

1,831,859 1,827,615 1,831,799 1,836,643 88,786 85,329 81,975 79,682 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.3

Oregon

2,043,036 2,067,837 2,071,126 2,078,468 101,024 89,619 82,289 78,803 4.9 4.3 4.0 3.8

Pennsylvania

6,439,970 6,440,304 6,435,475 6,442,464 349,106 333,016 320,423 310,888 5.4 5.2 5.0 4.8

Rhode Island

552,299 551,042 552,336 554,048 29,835 26,192 25,054 23,949 5.4 4.8 4.5 4.3

South Carolina

2,296,452 2,310,643 2,323,423 2,333,186 122,223 101,455 103,363 103,587 5.3 4.4 4.4 4.4

South Dakota

451,619 455,118 456,193 456,741 12,281 13,012 12,934 12,803 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.8

Tennessee

3,116,856 3,184,662 3,195,607 3,203,209 143,964 171,448 169,409 164,555 4.6 5.4 5.3 5.1

Texas

13,201,461 13,400,291 13,461,621 13,519,716 604,585 642,499 662,593 677,475 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.0

Utah

1,497,080 1,533,758 1,542,973 1,553,789 53,170 47,761 47,490 47,712 3.6 3.1 3.1 3.1

Vermont

344,335 346,072 346,791 347,466 11,320 10,633 10,514 10,579 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.0

Virginia

4,217,093 4,273,689 4,281,149 4,290,397 167,795 171,454 165,556 161,274 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8

Washington

3,614,526 3,684,288 3,686,187 3,687,691 201,931 187,274 180,116 174,520 5.6 5.1 4.9 4.7

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,607,669 1,643,808 1,646,930 1,649,419 69,300 60,798 57,852 54,812 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.3

West Virginia

783,051 782,599 781,734 780,534 48,654 43,551 40,370 38,118 6.2 5.6 5.2 4.9

Wisconsin

3,113,330 3,120,442 3,130,910 3,137,075 128,422 121,607 117,377 107,131 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.4

Wyoming

303,286 302,196 303,084 303,615 16,717 14,583 14,330 13,752 5.5 4.8 4.7 4.5

Puerto Rico

1,126,132 1,118,027 1,128,371 1,130,127 130,403 136,710 135,313 130,352 11.6 12.2 12.0 11.5

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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