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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
Oct.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Oct.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022(p)
Oct.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022(p)

Alabama

2,241,442 2,293,693 2,294,660 2,294,866 70,569 58,913 59,520 61,760 3.1 2.6 2.6 2.7

Alaska

358,558 361,918 360,657 360,581 20,483 16,661 15,858 16,298 5.7 4.6 4.4 4.5

Arizona

3,530,300 3,595,506 3,607,213 3,616,729 138,869 125,050 133,480 142,616 3.9 3.5 3.7 3.9

Arkansas

1,331,746 1,354,290 1,353,668 1,353,179 44,895 45,636 47,426 48,526 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.6

California

19,024,355 19,348,044 19,284,590 19,279,503 1,163,543 783,822 741,226 776,609 6.1 4.1 3.8 4.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,995,042 5,047,152 4,998,237 4,978,621 363,860 260,585 235,531 244,745 7.3 5.2 4.7 4.9

Colorado

3,169,784 3,257,886 3,254,981 3,256,853 143,451 111,878 109,591 116,421 4.5 3.4 3.4 3.6

Connecticut

1,860,534 1,905,529 1,903,495 1,903,814 100,931 77,702 76,864 81,406 5.4 4.1 4.0 4.3

Delaware

496,684 500,666 500,137 499,997 24,276 22,331 21,281 21,679 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.3

District of Columbia

385,285 385,046 382,168 380,214 24,203 19,816 18,048 18,274 6.3 5.1 4.7 4.8

Florida

10,415,801 10,705,514 10,713,511 10,750,153 386,198 292,609 266,160 285,404 3.7 2.7 2.5 2.7

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,318,132 1,334,820 1,327,526 1,329,847 52,286 31,687 27,034 28,867 4.0 2.4 2.0 2.2

Georgia

5,200,059 5,278,849 5,274,491 5,268,918 176,436 149,654 148,170 152,124 3.4 2.8 2.8 2.9

Hawaii

672,416 678,994 676,762 676,913 31,454 27,354 23,518 22,854 4.7 4.0 3.5 3.4

Idaho

921,775 956,796 959,727 961,441 29,748 25,697 26,914 28,173 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.9

Illinois

6,343,551 6,458,390 6,447,007 6,435,982 334,540 290,027 290,538 298,154 5.3 4.5 4.5 4.6

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,739,670 3,803,202 3,797,577 3,794,666 205,140 163,192 167,832 173,037 5.5 4.3 4.4 4.6

Indiana

3,299,997 3,401,743 3,401,059 3,397,335 92,565 95,218 96,847 100,416 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0

Iowa

1,677,109 1,709,545 1,709,769 1,712,027 66,317 44,698 46,488 49,670 4.0 2.6 2.7 2.9

Kansas

1,495,332 1,501,107 1,499,426 1,499,038 42,893 38,170 39,480 41,341 2.9 2.5 2.6 2.8

Kentucky

2,049,746 2,062,996 2,062,061 2,060,078 95,235 78,292 78,178 80,171 4.6 3.8 3.8 3.9

Louisiana

2,058,294 2,096,105 2,089,870 2,083,847 95,705 73,895 70,285 68,039 4.6 3.5 3.4 3.3

Maine

679,766 676,897 675,576 674,707 29,900 21,092 22,127 24,546 4.4 3.1 3.3 3.6

Maryland

3,197,771 3,226,267 3,211,994 3,220,504 183,129 138,107 128,311 144,841 5.7 4.3 4.0 4.5

Massachusetts

3,759,342 3,762,959 3,749,608 3,745,772 187,944 134,742 128,983 131,297 5.0 3.6 3.4 3.5

Michigan

4,791,888 4,858,848 4,860,950 4,854,884 256,466 200,680 200,798 205,145 5.4 4.1 4.1 4.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,127,561 2,124,585 2,118,734 2,114,219 118,667 81,587 77,405 76,490 5.6 3.8 3.7 3.6

Minnesota

3,030,169 3,082,333 3,077,830 3,073,111 94,673 58,258 61,675 65,873 3.1 1.9 2.0 2.1

Mississippi

1,249,556 1,265,752 1,263,162 1,259,972 59,051 45,237 45,922 47,275 4.7 3.6 3.6 3.8

Missouri

3,066,928 3,051,614 3,053,598 3,055,911 121,577 76,156 74,534 78,871 4.0 2.5 2.4 2.6

Montana

553,662 567,249 568,014 568,246 16,679 15,868 16,405 16,894 3.0 2.8 2.9 3.0

Nebraska

1,054,654 1,063,182 1,063,514 1,063,281 25,329 22,363 23,641 25,167 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.4

Nevada

1,490,463 1,527,090 1,536,911 1,546,669 80,022 66,464 67,282 71,303 5.4 4.4 4.4 4.6

New Hampshire

754,359 769,176 770,755 772,000 23,325 15,542 16,601 18,343 3.1 2.0 2.2 2.4

New Jersey

4,646,759 4,693,253 4,675,993 4,699,944 254,691 188,221 154,119 162,949 5.5 4.0 3.3 3.5

New Mexico

943,509 946,604 943,696 941,610 57,436 41,821 40,031 40,166 6.1 4.4 4.2 4.3

New York

9,385,787 9,542,654 9,504,907 9,519,932 534,575 445,097 404,637 415,014 5.7 4.7 4.3 4.4

New York City

4,003,121 4,026,524 3,980,700 3,988,109 316,844 266,063 222,037 234,098 7.9 6.6 5.6 5.9

North Carolina

4,997,228 5,124,349 5,128,100 5,127,734 217,971 179,521 184,181 194,125 4.4 3.5 3.6 3.8

North Dakota

406,219 408,906 407,719 407,135 12,828 9,277 9,109 9,234 3.2 2.3 2.2 2.3

Ohio

5,739,102 5,787,036 5,777,872 5,761,370 260,693 228,949 231,923 241,608 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.2

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,020,358 1,028,579 1,033,316 1,035,384 55,386 53,462 52,464 53,242 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.1

Oklahoma

1,848,267 1,882,148 1,881,084 1,880,651 53,566 57,484 60,476 63,546 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.4

Oregon

2,153,888 2,206,930 2,202,611 2,201,840 94,565 81,977 83,647 90,253 4.4 3.7 3.8 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,365,045 6,447,729 6,448,444 6,450,468 356,693 272,464 263,528 257,630 5.6 4.2 4.1 4.0

Rhode Island

571,546 575,093 576,830 577,590 28,565 16,348 17,683 19,514 5.0 2.8 3.1 3.4

South Carolina

2,370,730 2,394,720 2,391,226 2,386,416 86,523 74,521 75,404 78,578 3.6 3.1 3.2 3.3

South Dakota

470,035 478,380 478,143 477,796 13,979 11,000 11,095 11,346 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.4

Tennessee

3,338,298 3,399,015 3,385,971 3,368,280 122,075 114,679 114,437 116,560 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.5

Texas

14,295,547 14,595,814 14,583,680 14,592,351 714,152 594,584 580,603 589,440 5.0 4.1 4.0 4.0

Utah

1,691,653 1,735,513 1,738,346 1,740,785 39,747 35,505 36,162 37,298 2.3 2.0 2.1 2.1

Vermont

328,586 336,176 336,490 336,418 10,196 6,995 7,206 7,728 3.1 2.1 2.1 2.3

Virginia

4,261,352 4,346,828 4,346,910 4,348,072 142,841 114,105 113,216 116,881 3.4 2.6 2.6 2.7

Washington

3,947,637 4,020,402 4,012,023 4,008,108 182,238 149,242 149,900 153,719 4.6 3.7 3.7 3.8

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,725,706 1,779,076 1,777,771 1,777,127 63,531 46,206 47,443 49,816 3.7 2.6 2.7 2.8

West Virginia

791,877 796,918 795,828 794,480 34,432 30,979 31,513 32,160 4.3 3.9 4.0 4.0

Wisconsin

3,134,799 3,125,558 3,113,798 3,098,224 99,284 96,263 99,886 102,065 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.3

Wyoming

289,766 289,642 289,358 289,257 11,678 9,071 9,484 10,044 4.0 3.1 3.3 3.5

Puerto Rico

1,202,897 1,181,524 - - 90,743 68,753 - - 7.5 5.8 - -

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan division.
(2) Metropolitan statistical area.
(p) Preliminary

- Data not available.
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.

Last Modified Date: November 18, 2022