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.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Oct.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)
Oct.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)

Alabama

2,164,470 2,203,282 2,208,177 2,212,724 81,877 91,183 90,818 89,754 3.8 4.1 4.1 4.1

Alaska

362,514 358,293 356,985 356,487 26,265 24,098 23,337 22,779 7.2 6.7 6.5 6.4

Arizona

3,340,425 3,374,642 3,384,701 3,401,010 156,837 156,162 157,347 158,154 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7

Arkansas

1,357,679 1,346,866 1,345,675 1,346,556 50,504 48,135 47,230 47,441 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5

California

19,392,851 19,351,060 19,384,803 19,441,049 866,585 803,256 802,744 804,349 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,148,947 5,151,275 5,153,516 5,158,865 231,997 233,403 236,506 239,722 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6

Colorado

3,031,110 3,090,695 3,095,724 3,101,187 92,291 90,508 94,519 98,176 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.2

Connecticut

1,912,024 1,899,242 1,903,469 1,909,250 86,071 80,869 80,049 79,992 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.2

Delaware

477,983 486,397 486,631 486,675 21,669 18,997 19,264 19,126 4.5 3.9 4.0 3.9

District of Columbia

401,373 408,116 406,600 405,232 23,784 23,033 23,021 22,866 5.9 5.6 5.7 5.6

Florida

10,139,339 10,243,298 10,240,585 10,245,720 395,836 375,331 358,608 345,083 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.4

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,387,395 1,393,640 1,387,076 1,378,667 64,982 57,958 54,803 52,413 4.7 4.2 4.0 3.8

Georgia

5,093,754 5,161,624 5,155,254 5,152,204 227,253 196,959 188,376 184,554 4.5 3.8 3.7 3.6

Hawaii

682,569 687,369 686,851 686,117 14,571 14,633 15,067 15,742 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.3

Idaho

841,857 852,920 853,045 853,444 25,131 24,012 23,282 22,828 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.7

Illinois

6,501,975 6,480,152 6,478,147 6,488,157 319,561 268,689 266,832 270,057 4.9 4.1 4.1 4.2

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,811,762 3,736,636 3,732,569 3,738,752 197,703 144,396 142,298 143,805 5.2 3.9 3.8 3.8

Indiana

3,322,852 3,392,408 3,397,226 3,402,529 115,058 117,759 117,344 119,755 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5

Iowa

1,675,041 1,685,186 1,686,130 1,688,263 49,246 42,723 41,764 41,170 2.9 2.5 2.5 2.4

Kansas

1,478,910 1,479,442 1,481,564 1,484,916 52,289 49,115 48,444 48,443 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3

Kentucky

2,055,308 2,071,442 2,073,661 2,075,251 93,683 91,024 92,597 93,994 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.5

Louisiana

2,115,366 2,130,849 2,122,778 2,117,019 99,134 106,806 106,412 105,971 4.7 5.0 5.0 5.0

Maine

700,529 706,530 706,160 705,463 22,306 22,434 23,189 23,831 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4

Maryland

3,223,061 3,233,747 3,229,082 3,227,761 130,227 136,102 134,095 131,469 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.1

Massachusetts

3,658,063 3,806,037 3,822,056 3,832,872 128,837 137,270 135,803 134,068 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.5

Michigan

4,902,141 4,898,068 4,891,713 4,891,598 231,992 201,383 193,398 191,302 4.7 4.1 4.0 3.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,120,442 2,113,476 2,111,777 2,113,552 93,828 88,063 84,470 84,054 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.0

Minnesota

3,070,582 3,104,981 3,098,407 3,094,904 101,388 89,810 87,156 86,118 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.8

Mississippi

1,277,620 1,287,792 1,288,211 1,286,548 61,067 61,679 61,624 60,839 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7

Missouri

3,048,881 3,060,860 3,061,961 3,065,576 110,667 100,522 96,853 94,398 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.1

Montana

527,027 523,002 523,380 524,257 21,579 19,095 19,096 19,143 4.1 3.7 3.6 3.7

Nebraska

1,007,035 1,015,038 1,016,175 1,018,381 29,272 28,839 28,600 28,691 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8

Nevada

1,473,938 1,502,167 1,506,524 1,512,119 71,839 68,000 67,459 67,118 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.4

New Hampshire

746,893 760,558 761,794 762,467 19,498 20,512 20,246 19,727 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6

New Jersey

4,515,353 4,485,541 4,487,632 4,492,792 214,264 188,301 187,032 184,042 4.7 4.2 4.2 4.1

New Mexico

931,539 939,866 941,119 943,165 55,736 43,345 43,011 43,148 6.0 4.6 4.6 4.6

New York

9,715,583 9,690,939 9,709,285 9,735,860 456,122 408,920 397,637 387,713 4.7 4.2 4.1 4.0

New York City

4,229,615 4,228,902 4,227,055 4,230,223 187,964 172,850 170,846 168,476 4.4 4.1 4.0 4.0

North Carolina

4,968,481 5,002,552 4,993,059 4,992,392 221,322 196,916 187,346 181,435 4.5 3.9 3.8 3.6

North Dakota

413,648 405,865 404,220 403,098 10,923 10,727 10,948 11,103 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8

Ohio

5,785,775 5,789,423 5,775,488 5,770,624 282,447 267,764 265,755 265,827 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.6

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,028,655 1,034,016 1,035,184 1,037,477 56,043 53,121 53,050 53,033 5.4 5.1 5.1 5.1

Oklahoma

1,842,332 1,864,493 1,863,224 1,861,601 76,070 68,324 65,294 62,609 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.4

Oregon

2,121,693 2,112,282 2,110,339 2,111,492 88,215 80,612 79,841 80,960 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.8

Pennsylvania

6,418,284 6,381,093 6,396,578 6,420,101 308,828 262,391 262,160 265,302 4.8 4.1 4.1 4.1

Rhode Island

556,339 562,187 561,911 561,169 25,071 22,567 22,072 21,325 4.5 4.0 3.9 3.8

South Carolina

2,319,409 2,306,520 2,304,338 2,307,247 97,934 78,758 76,741 76,220 4.2 3.4 3.3 3.3

South Dakota

456,331 458,770 458,661 458,803 15,605 13,957 13,677 13,599 3.4 3.0 3.0 3.0

Tennessee

3,220,679 3,255,943 3,253,703 3,253,393 105,961 116,202 117,337 119,019 3.3 3.6 3.6 3.7

Texas

13,592,091 13,821,915 13,816,243 13,833,511 534,702 535,928 525,550 516,731 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7

Utah

1,573,918 1,592,018 1,589,104 1,584,643 50,159 49,781 50,359 49,968 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.2

Vermont

344,945 348,192 347,167 346,040 10,059 9,895 9,901 9,635 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.8

Virginia

4,320,772 4,356,573 4,353,016 4,353,510 156,117 130,071 126,469 124,790 3.6 3.0 2.9 2.9

Washington

3,756,619 3,765,672 3,770,743 3,782,175 177,116 169,006 165,027 162,889 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,666,158 1,683,054 1,684,811 1,687,732 64,567 58,821 57,604 56,483 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.3

West Virginia

781,886 782,117 781,017 780,892 42,187 41,265 40,700 40,507 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.2

Wisconsin

3,159,757 3,178,087 3,170,493 3,163,819 101,782 95,109 95,127 95,096 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0

Wyoming

292,348 285,694 285,315 285,519 12,159 11,253 11,593 11,725 4.2 3.9 4.1 4.1

Puerto Rico

1,090,766 1,103,638 1,099,876 1,092,360 116,954 96,905 92,504 87,305 10.7 8.8 8.4 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. 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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