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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.
2019
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Nov.
2019
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Nov.
2019
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)

Alabama

2,248,190 2,272,635 2,247,024 2,266,845 61,381 153,338 127,425 100,537 2.7 6.7 5.7 4.4

Alaska

346,806 333,751 353,383 356,191 21,238 23,963 20,756 28,757 6.1 7.2 5.9 8.1

Arizona

3,596,303 3,576,010 3,581,246 3,582,721 163,112 233,671 282,643 280,541 4.5 6.5 7.9 7.8

Arkansas

1,364,331 1,344,120 1,330,662 1,327,737 48,190 97,320 83,039 82,860 3.5 7.2 6.2 6.2

California

19,487,634 18,668,686 19,216,657 18,889,070 753,741 2,065,840 1,728,135 1,542,117 3.9 11.1 9.0 8.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,151,664 4,942,500 5,063,745 4,969,850 221,964 765,523 608,774 545,951 4.3 15.5 12.0 11.0

Colorado

3,175,472 3,121,150 3,136,138 3,136,047 80,143 199,830 199,884 199,318 2.5 6.4 6.4 6.4

Connecticut

1,926,916 1,898,596 1,848,100 1,885,776 72,373 146,371 112,748 154,627 3.8 7.7 6.1 8.2

Delaware

488,945 487,778 480,859 476,243 19,448 40,653 27,166 24,418 4.0 8.3 5.6 5.1

District of Columbia

411,999 399,638 398,723 397,804 21,843 36,024 32,942 30,000 5.3 9.0 8.3 7.5

Florida

10,423,269 10,123,478 10,096,966 10,145,552 296,723 731,394 644,139 651,129 2.8 7.2 6.4 6.4

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,391,085 1,397,541 1,338,105 1,322,964 27,750 174,154 117,108 100,959 2.0 12.5 8.8 7.6

Georgia

5,138,942 4,946,197 5,087,554 5,168,832 161,210 313,535 227,680 296,199 3.1 6.3 4.5 5.7

Hawaii

666,654 613,970 642,593 657,436 17,666 92,039 91,238 66,426 2.6 15.0 14.2 10.1

Idaho

888,878 919,040 912,798 906,033 25,377 56,144 50,419 43,814 2.9 6.1 5.5 4.8

Illinois

6,433,159 6,345,115 6,288,658 6,138,058 235,583 660,816 466,347 425,937 3.7 10.4 7.4 6.9

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,710,271 3,661,959 3,549,513 3,533,203 122,451 440,906 309,284 272,476 3.3 12.0 8.7 7.7

Indiana

3,389,478 3,348,571 3,371,127 3,330,853 107,503 209,504 185,324 167,979 3.2 6.3 5.5 5.0

Iowa

1,754,287 1,637,890 1,635,549 1,619,463 49,397 78,746 59,886 57,875 2.8 4.8 3.7 3.6

Kansas

1,491,949 1,470,181 1,513,344 1,529,289 46,906 86,464 75,757 86,209 3.1 5.9 5.0 5.6

Kentucky

2,082,697 1,900,652 1,961,672 1,998,601 90,300 106,340 142,560 112,098 4.3 5.6 7.3 5.6

Louisiana

2,102,578 2,099,194 2,112,587 2,091,168 109,331 167,815 197,580 173,970 5.2 8.0 9.4 8.3

Maine

693,715 683,394 677,722 676,359 20,631 41,919 36,843 33,515 3.0 6.1 5.4 5.0

Maryland

3,272,834 3,085,846 3,150,643 3,145,701 111,898 234,289 243,371 212,833 3.4 7.6 7.7 6.8

Massachusetts

3,835,120 3,763,963 3,622,194 3,578,342 106,510 368,925 266,979 241,109 2.8 9.8 7.4 6.7

Michigan

4,941,316 4,840,824 4,893,265 4,922,791 190,354 414,850 298,625 341,839 3.9 8.6 6.1 6.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,165,221 2,020,593 2,125,855 2,180,434 86,976 200,602 149,500 203,274 4.0 9.9 7.0 9.3

Minnesota

3,123,569 3,061,012 3,014,207 3,034,419 101,928 181,932 137,339 133,782 3.3 5.9 4.6 4.4

Mississippi

1,281,170 1,299,026 1,290,854 1,279,639 71,296 93,261 95,126 81,608 5.6 7.2 7.4 6.4

Missouri

3,105,035 3,001,999 2,980,442 3,003,941 106,453 143,812 135,981 131,215 3.4 4.8 4.6 4.4

Montana

535,823 534,990 536,700 537,406 18,739 28,856 26,656 26,565 3.5 5.4 5.0 4.9

Nebraska

1,038,315 1,034,631 1,029,890 1,032,713 31,147 37,495 30,721 31,709 3.0 3.6 3.0 3.1

Nevada

1,551,744 1,547,922 1,544,795 1,512,859 57,032 192,884 184,522 153,379 3.7 12.5 11.9 10.1

New Hampshire

776,709 740,032 728,402 750,456 19,917 42,584 30,402 28,145 2.6 5.8 4.2 3.8

New Jersey

4,537,131 4,325,103 4,401,919 4,526,235 168,168 289,756 350,494 462,645 3.7 6.7 8.0 10.2

New Mexico

960,148 953,957 925,827 926,261 45,680 94,402 74,986 69,179 4.8 9.9 8.1 7.5

New York

9,529,070 9,158,406 9,058,948 9,140,674 371,213 886,306 835,625 771,153 3.9 9.7 9.2 8.4

New York City

4,059,478 3,847,114 3,810,411 3,863,855 147,589 535,963 494,329 468,581 3.6 13.9 13.0 12.1

North Carolina

5,104,251 4,896,048 4,934,752 4,965,722 185,638 351,834 306,255 308,905 3.6 7.2 6.2 6.2

North Dakota

403,988 396,672 400,234 401,378 9,639 17,310 18,859 17,936 2.4 4.4 4.7 4.5

Ohio

5,812,596 5,659,390 5,835,881 5,672,033 236,970 468,690 355,681 324,109 4.1 8.3 6.1 5.7

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,042,584 922,930 1,020,468 1,010,651 41,139 96,557 73,099 66,791 3.9 10.5 7.2 6.6

Oklahoma

1,845,800 1,885,351 1,872,270 1,864,443 62,123 101,862 115,176 109,364 3.4 5.4 6.2 5.9

Oregon

2,103,089 2,031,486 2,138,300 2,113,434 71,088 159,503 145,602 126,756 3.4 7.9 6.8 6.0

Pennsylvania

6,540,059 6,438,911 6,373,110 6,333,348 304,070 536,340 473,377 418,383 4.6 8.3 7.4 6.6

Rhode Island

556,972 559,740 542,290 540,918 19,296 58,642 38,578 39,218 3.5 10.5 7.1 7.3

South Carolina

2,383,533 2,383,641 2,387,736 2,325,535 56,712 125,120 100,544 102,186 2.4 5.2 4.2 4.4

South Dakota

465,885 464,422 462,781 462,267 15,795 18,981 17,023 15,961 3.4 4.1 3.7 3.5

Tennessee

3,367,604 3,318,806 3,336,432 3,460,413 111,587 216,073 245,083 182,340 3.3 6.5 7.3 5.3

Texas

14,161,219 14,219,504 14,084,005 14,181,827 496,337 1,173,813 968,165 1,153,252 3.5 8.3 6.9 8.1

Utah

1,622,909 1,670,923 1,643,619 1,652,303 39,509 83,680 67,129 70,878 2.4 5.0 4.1 4.3

Vermont

340,681 322,951 321,060 322,927 8,263 13,835 10,221 9,973 2.4 4.3 3.2 3.1

Virginia

4,444,649 4,292,284 4,270,335 4,286,658 118,434 267,683 220,619 208,155 2.7 6.2 5.2 4.9

Washington

3,946,541 3,928,267 3,995,300 3,839,947 158,520 325,959 237,785 229,465 4.0 8.3 6.0 6.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,742,443 1,714,866 1,701,064 1,694,200 46,275 117,920 82,377 75,602 2.7 6.9 4.8 4.5

West Virginia

803,129 774,072 764,863 769,685 40,794 66,881 49,156 47,558 5.1 8.6 6.4 6.2

Wisconsin

3,108,239 3,144,354 3,144,707 3,121,636 107,600 169,493 189,488 156,549 3.5 5.4 6.0 5.0

Wyoming

292,684 294,249 295,492 293,919 10,828 17,850 16,351 15,005 3.7 6.1 5.5 5.1

Puerto Rico

1,065,107 1,041,260 1,040,026 1,037,472 90,149 87,465 85,789 88,165 8.5 8.4 8.2 8.5

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. 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 18, 2020