Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted(1)
Census region and
division
Civilian labor force Unemployed
Nov.
2015
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Number Percent of labor force
Nov.
2015
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016

Northeast

28,453,444 28,571,492 28,582,162 28,549,928 1,379,575 1,411,070 1,420,282 1,382,282 4.8 4.9 5.0 4.8

New England

7,759,489 7,875,134 7,865,199 7,846,660 367,957 323,744 308,416 286,117 4.7 4.1 3.9 3.6

Middle Atlantic

20,693,955 20,696,358 20,716,963 20,703,268 1,011,618 1,087,326 1,111,866 1,096,165 4.9 5.3 5.4 5.3

South

57,498,713 58,179,494 58,354,279 58,507,111 2,960,054 2,788,979 2,845,472 2,862,435 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.9

South Atlantic

30,592,984 30,875,192 31,013,940 31,139,321 1,589,618 1,423,510 1,474,343 1,511,246 5.2 4.6 4.8 4.9

East South Central

8,453,827 8,620,158 8,662,818 8,684,734 503,265 443,633 460,325 461,834 6.0 5.1 5.3 5.3

West South Central

18,451,902 18,684,144 18,677,521 18,683,056 867,171 921,836 910,804 889,355 4.7 4.9 4.9 4.8

Midwest

34,619,869 34,966,320 34,931,691 34,892,720 1,624,282 1,611,591 1,638,569 1,636,678 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7

East North Central

23,380,073 23,710,881 23,674,476 23,648,758 1,194,592 1,139,456 1,164,293 1,175,351 5.1 4.8 4.9 5.0

West North Central

11,239,796 11,255,439 11,257,215 11,243,962 429,690 472,135 474,276 461,327 3.8 4.2 4.2 4.1

West

37,042,441 37,763,370 37,894,487 37,943,709 2,034,756 1,977,979 1,956,721 1,895,395 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.0

Mountain

11,450,972 11,625,649 11,650,472 11,681,422 555,647 548,582 533,260 512,615 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.4

Pacific

25,591,469 26,137,721 26,244,015 26,262,287 1,479,109 1,429,397 1,423,461 1,382,780 5.8 5.5 5.4 5.3

Footnotes
(1) Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The states (including the District of Columbia) that compose the various census divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Estimates for the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.

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Last Modified Date: December 16, 2016