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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
2020 2021 2020 2021(p) February March February March
2020 2021 2020 2021(p) 2020 2021 2020 2021(p)

Alabama

2,236,698 2,228,554 2,227,126 2,213,630 62,212 83,386 61,666 75,633 2.8 3.7 2.8 3.4

Alaska

350,406 346,481 349,989 343,912 18,227 24,507 21,832 24,588 5.2 7.1 6.2 7.1

Arizona

3,597,043 3,590,240 3,585,541 3,600,382 162,885 253,833 186,149 232,833 4.5 7.1 5.2 6.5

Arkansas

1,371,586 1,353,169 1,367,760 1,358,770 55,507 72,037 57,100 64,739 4.0 5.3 4.2 4.8

California

19,514,077 19,020,738 19,167,207 18,912,315 844,212 1,598,534 974,161 1,551,202 4.3 8.4 5.1 8.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,218,494 5,125,343 4,941,316 5,103,370 245,988 556,617 276,380 555,124 4.7 10.9 5.6 10.9

Colorado

3,163,054 3,178,875 3,079,676 3,156,337 91,030 211,931 153,311 206,319 2.9 6.7 5.0 6.5

Connecticut

1,912,972 1,685,742 1,903,646 1,724,725 76,856 140,032 80,956 143,201 4.0 8.3 4.3 8.3

Delaware

495,454 489,296 482,043 491,224 22,248 32,489 25,293 32,599 4.5 6.6 5.2 6.6

District of Columbia

425,308 407,673 420,428 403,736 20,714 30,949 22,944 28,128 4.9 7.6 5.5 7.0

Florida

10,501,385 10,221,907 10,566,114 10,271,970 321,065 516,995 531,061 543,013 3.1 5.1 5.0 5.3

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,385,366 1,314,453 1,331,833 1,285,555 22,521 103,447 29,164 105,441 1.6 7.9 2.2 8.2

Georgia

5,236,253 5,154,233 5,201,099 5,174,235 177,360 229,290 192,874 208,021 3.4 4.4 3.7 4.0

Hawaii

675,724 658,637 670,957 651,735 11,645 56,643 14,196 55,875 1.7 8.6 2.1 8.6

Idaho

889,882 896,782 884,713 894,390 26,414 40,053 29,288 36,108 3.0 4.5 3.3 4.0

Illinois

6,359,497 6,097,520 6,307,742 6,103,570 237,430 475,543 253,673 434,049 3.7 7.8 4.0 7.1

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,700,823 3,564,997 3,683,584 3,573,292 135,881 313,004 144,554 275,065 3.7 8.8 3.9 7.7

Indiana

3,360,761 3,300,840 3,313,299 3,296,498 114,552 155,827 123,603 153,805 3.4 4.7 3.7 4.7

Iowa

1,736,013 1,650,496 1,709,220 1,640,146 55,416 82,098 60,457 72,510 3.2 5.0 3.5 4.4

Kansas

1,505,032 1,500,139 1,487,454 1,507,020 49,549 58,056 52,338 57,536 3.3 3.9 3.5 3.8

Kentucky

2,073,203 1,974,131 2,071,046 1,981,069 90,378 100,063 100,710 99,174 4.4 5.1 4.9 5.0

Louisiana

2,138,252 2,041,035 2,146,472 2,059,165 90,410 144,228 113,933 135,345 4.2 7.1 5.3 6.6

Maine

692,530 666,069 692,623 668,089 23,859 37,182 29,481 36,120 3.4 5.6 4.3 5.4

Maryland

3,296,282 3,084,074 3,287,072 3,106,449 113,812 189,122 127,045 186,611 3.5 6.1 3.9 6.0

Massachusetts

3,758,153 3,708,222 3,712,130 3,702,706 117,212 269,738 116,907 243,164 3.1 7.3 3.1 6.6

Michigan

4,919,562 4,643,494 4,894,999 4,686,955 185,581 238,534 217,985 242,722 3.8 5.1 4.5 5.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,141,857 1,978,549 2,138,004 2,016,622 85,710 84,678 103,866 90,940 4.0 4.3 4.9 4.5

Minnesota

3,118,067 3,009,494 3,111,045 3,003,073 112,407 146,150 139,838 136,004 3.6 4.9 4.5 4.5

Mississippi

1,277,395 1,268,332 1,281,468 1,265,696 68,048 77,591 79,363 79,454 5.3 6.1 6.2 6.3

Missouri

3,092,673 3,057,225 3,084,107 3,067,023 118,969 158,791 134,961 135,460 3.8 5.2 4.4 4.4

Montana

542,851 528,910 539,456 530,458 22,794 26,270 25,551 23,429 4.2 5.0 4.7 4.4

Nebraska

1,044,596 1,013,732 1,039,301 1,015,073 31,919 32,022 36,687 28,495 3.1 3.2 3.5 2.8

Nevada

1,611,382 1,552,065 1,586,360 1,548,115 57,476 124,289 105,533 117,885 3.6 8.0 6.7 7.6

New Hampshire

773,709 752,724 766,392 749,817 22,946 23,667 24,141 24,024 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2

New Jersey

4,596,012 4,403,221 4,560,340 4,436,700 181,355 363,133 189,899 344,023 3.9 8.2 4.2 7.8

New Mexico

966,815 955,199 955,595 947,531 49,236 78,941 52,848 75,461 5.1 8.3 5.5 8.0

New York

9,524,311 9,215,509 9,463,134 9,436,946 394,346 889,674 419,555 798,744 4.1 9.7 4.4 8.5

New York City

4,118,532 3,895,874 4,077,377 4,109,346 154,712 515,129 170,851 462,131 3.8 13.2 4.2 11.2

North Carolina

5,112,398 5,001,539 4,890,781 4,992,356 174,325 280,026 193,957 229,665 3.4 5.6 4.0 4.6

North Dakota

405,223 400,731 402,014 400,457 11,444 21,993 12,846 19,348 2.8 5.5 3.2 4.8

Ohio

5,882,748 5,704,897 5,821,848 5,721,419 292,656 316,838 337,584 280,126 5.0 5.6 5.8 4.9

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,065,483 975,492 1,004,201 982,983 57,479 47,254 62,192 47,913 5.4 4.8 6.2 4.9

Oklahoma

1,851,114 1,863,302 1,834,662 1,854,700 57,949 95,622 61,962 75,918 3.1 5.1 3.4 4.1

Oregon

2,106,874 2,135,709 2,098,879 2,153,827 75,501 142,236 89,389 140,284 3.6 6.7 4.3 6.5

Pennsylvania

6,528,280 6,322,924 6,471,607 6,290,511 328,362 502,160 361,564 460,786 5.0 7.9 5.6 7.3

Rhode Island

562,428 536,759 558,186 539,748 24,047 42,248 27,014 38,993 4.3 7.9 4.8 7.2

South Carolina

2,368,555 2,379,174 2,354,415 2,392,993 70,660 122,983 73,206 115,056 3.0 5.2 3.1 4.8

South Dakota

460,964 468,708 459,393 466,772 14,905 16,798 16,100 15,309 3.2 3.6 3.5 3.3

Tennessee

3,341,965 3,298,451 3,306,102 3,298,593 128,090 160,386 142,819 167,333 3.8 4.9 4.3 5.1

Texas

14,262,779 14,047,933 13,953,661 14,096,630 501,576 1,058,776 704,889 1,009,732 3.5 7.5 5.1 7.2

Utah

1,640,139 1,641,809 1,626,054 1,636,857 43,633 59,216 47,156 47,017 2.7 3.6 2.9 2.9

Vermont

343,087 309,693 340,422 312,734 8,861 9,659 9,779 10,172 2.6 3.1 2.9 3.3

Virginia

4,461,764 4,224,831 4,436,793 4,249,613 111,375 226,104 123,223 217,904 2.5 5.4 2.8 5.1

Washington

3,988,229 3,874,189 3,930,706 3,892,706 177,565 246,890 229,593 238,866 4.5 6.4 5.8 6.1

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,766,052 1,766,168 1,719,132 1,757,694 45,152 98,744 90,813 99,161 2.6 5.6 5.3 5.6

West Virginia

805,171 790,202 794,966 783,020 46,326 54,312 49,152 47,923 5.8 6.9 6.2 6.1

Wisconsin

3,070,731 3,057,176 3,041,275 3,070,311 107,685 148,925 115,879 146,583 3.5 4.9 3.8 4.8

Wyoming

297,365 295,352 297,605 294,787 14,440 19,312 17,589 17,370 4.9 6.5 5.9 5.9

Puerto Rico

1,056,845 1,044,854 - 1,068,462 82,583 80,964 - 78,891 7.8 7.7 - 7.4

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.

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Last Modified Date: April 16, 2021