Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
February March Number Percent of labor force
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) February March February March
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

2,152,446 2,180,410 2,160,907 2,186,599 135,407 132,066 129,417 117,187 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.4

Alaska

357,339 360,469 357,230 362,198 26,762 26,770 25,741 26,169 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.2

Arizona

3,214,959 3,313,683 3,223,314 3,325,614 171,147 164,441 171,025 154,227 5.3 5.0 5.3 4.6

Arkansas

1,337,682 1,336,804 1,343,609 1,343,083 61,266 57,418 54,291 47,839 4.6 4.3 4.0 3.6

California

19,041,291 19,121,796 19,085,020 19,167,882 1,096,284 1,001,804 1,104,679 974,363 5.8 5.2 5.8 5.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,033,790 5,081,781 5,031,990 5,102,360 271,399 245,135 264,153 220,928 5.4 4.8 5.2 4.3

Colorado

2,870,746 2,931,099 2,874,045 2,931,037 110,856 98,991 111,638 72,492 3.9 3.4 3.9 2.5

Connecticut

1,880,764 1,896,116 1,890,541 1,909,487 113,325 104,739 110,688 97,996 6.0 5.5 5.9 5.1

Delaware

471,486 472,172 474,004 475,296 22,590 23,425 21,451 22,071 4.8 5.0 4.5 4.6

District of Columbia

392,467 399,576 391,324 396,909 25,650 24,487 23,501 22,581 6.5 6.1 6.0 5.7

Florida

9,734,040 10,046,858 9,790,964 10,084,858 460,727 473,430 466,631 435,339 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.3

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,334,342 1,359,544 1,327,319 1,348,803 68,071 69,392 73,544 72,080 5.1 5.1 5.5 5.3

Georgia

4,867,137 5,003,393 4,894,135 5,014,429 264,387 255,817 260,822 241,849 5.4 5.1 5.3 4.8

Hawaii

679,931 693,970 681,602 696,813 20,426 19,262 20,494 18,025 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.6

Idaho

802,960 820,389 806,071 817,810 36,623 34,403 35,407 31,748 4.6 4.2 4.4 3.9

Illinois

6,555,515 6,469,999 6,568,081 6,464,446 434,443 356,526 419,163 305,536 6.6 5.5 6.4 4.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,817,712 3,751,450 3,823,236 3,742,290 248,856 192,846 240,745 158,852 6.5 5.1 6.3 4.2

Indiana

3,310,569 3,305,619 3,327,600 3,306,054 169,356 153,936 170,289 126,423 5.1 4.7 5.1 3.8

Iowa

1,700,054 1,686,390 1,698,856 1,685,079 73,843 60,595 67,435 56,872 4.3 3.6 4.0 3.4

Kansas

1,486,195 1,478,915 1,484,973 1,480,135 62,245 60,567 62,200 54,810 4.2 4.1 4.2 3.7

Kentucky

1,970,941 2,043,943 1,983,653 2,069,995 116,114 114,038 108,376 111,762 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.4

Louisiana

2,110,065 2,091,740 2,127,347 2,112,302 121,977 113,477 128,087 114,866 5.8 5.4 6.0 5.4

Maine

674,135 689,277 677,706 692,193 31,502 26,624 30,469 24,847 4.7 3.9 4.5 3.6

Maryland

3,138,625 3,195,826 3,151,868 3,211,130 147,351 144,626 139,770 139,428 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3

Massachusetts

3,578,493 3,634,380 3,584,456 3,670,786 165,935 152,135 157,457 142,733 4.6 4.2 4.4 3.9

Michigan

4,794,016 4,886,568 4,825,198 4,868,888 242,852 276,530 256,851 233,346 5.1 5.7 5.3 4.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,039,164 2,088,934 2,057,356 2,090,672 105,925 122,334 113,903 105,915 5.2 5.9 5.5 5.1

Minnesota

2,987,047 2,999,620 2,997,397 3,011,401 135,154 142,467 138,515 131,434 4.5 4.7 4.6 4.4

Mississippi

1,274,871 1,287,141 1,273,091 1,287,262 75,774 59,097 71,300 59,570 5.9 4.6 5.6 4.6

Missouri

3,104,593 3,079,601 3,118,733 3,058,587 151,362 148,622 151,038 127,737 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.2

Montana

519,664 521,221 522,197 522,430 26,156 23,414 25,582 22,687 5.0 4.5 4.9 4.3

Nebraska

1,004,058 1,004,926 1,008,495 1,004,492 33,976 33,577 33,719 30,825 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.1

Nevada

1,422,269 1,439,690 1,422,063 1,434,815 88,608 72,958 86,979 67,574 6.2 5.1 6.1 4.7

New Hampshire

743,674 749,213 744,820 750,297 24,367 25,227 23,501 23,844 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.2

New Jersey

4,523,008 4,517,965 4,539,380 4,504,654 241,938 222,067 245,237 193,817 5.3 4.9 5.4 4.3

New Mexico

926,499 933,311 922,098 931,268 62,267 64,637 60,404 61,671 6.7 6.9 6.6 6.6

New York

9,638,879 9,557,962 9,650,167 9,616,642 511,796 481,678 488,592 420,378 5.3 5.0 5.1 4.4

New York City

4,174,635 4,184,039 4,175,756 4,223,691 234,543 198,800 224,473 173,303 5.6 4.8 5.4 4.1

North Carolina

4,837,668 4,915,580 4,871,358 4,944,504 255,584 246,599 245,221 231,828 5.3 5.0 5.0 4.7

North Dakota

409,691 416,603 411,486 419,122 16,456 15,058 16,909 14,091 4.0 3.6 4.1 3.4

Ohio

5,688,315 5,720,387 5,713,377 5,738,468 311,702 339,994 304,346 301,950 5.5 5.9 5.3 5.3

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,029,443 1,027,166 1,026,672 1,024,648 60,215 77,528 55,962 66,985 5.8 7.5 5.5 6.5

Oklahoma

1,828,032 1,825,976 1,832,534 1,835,887 90,386 82,418 87,435 77,037 4.9 4.5 4.8 4.2

Oregon

2,022,510 2,057,047 2,034,388 2,069,452 106,865 81,512 106,457 84,791 5.3 4.0 5.2 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,444,353 6,397,696 6,474,709 6,419,818 361,565 342,541 369,891 326,529 5.6 5.4 5.7 5.1

Rhode Island

549,472 549,897 548,781 551,167 34,090 27,875 32,590 25,812 6.2 5.1 5.9 4.7

South Carolina

2,278,246 2,314,634 2,289,595 2,323,409 124,139 106,908 117,246 93,884 5.4 4.6 5.1 4.0

South Dakota

446,985 453,285 449,225 454,623 14,734 15,242 14,162 14,580 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.2

Tennessee

3,089,586 3,166,482 3,105,299 3,178,209 141,482 155,541 139,548 147,406 4.6 4.9 4.5 4.6

Texas

13,185,966 13,471,275 13,239,718 13,513,734 581,318 693,488 590,841 675,604 4.4 5.1 4.5 5.0

Utah

1,489,692 1,547,936 1,494,937 1,558,549 59,836 53,530 57,383 52,446 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.4

Vermont

342,735 345,958 343,344 347,076 12,454 11,621 12,458 11,984 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.5

Virginia

4,211,047 4,267,816 4,237,899 4,293,589 174,579 169,101 170,973 162,641 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.8

Washington

3,608,103 3,682,989 3,624,428 3,685,830 221,553 193,055 210,755 179,129 6.1 5.2 5.8 4.9

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,611,120 1,654,196 1,615,595 1,652,645 71,593 55,720 70,159 52,554 4.4 3.4 4.3 3.2

West Virginia

780,879 776,080 776,928 770,882 58,854 46,438 53,243 42,821 7.5 6.0 6.9 5.6

Wisconsin

3,106,527 3,121,116 3,103,663 3,111,053 152,272 141,218 146,817 115,252 4.9 4.5 4.7 3.7

Wyoming

299,963 300,869 301,721 301,965 17,593 15,229 18,172 14,539 5.9 5.1 6.0 4.8

Puerto Rico

1,133,795 1,147,020 1,126,982 1,127,107 131,565 129,665 137,705 123,479 11.6 11.3 12.2 11.0

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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