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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
November December Number Percent of labor force
2019 2020 2019 2020(p) November December November December
2019 2020 2019 2020(p) 2019 2020 2019 2020(p)

Alabama

2,249,775 2,260,561 2,247,379 2,233,124 54,861 90,187 56,967 82,601 2.4 4.0 2.5 3.7

Alaska

343,483 346,092 341,670 343,753 20,910 22,042 20,866 20,481 6.1 6.4 6.1 6.0

Arizona

3,615,186 3,578,897 3,611,711 3,567,761 154,572 276,261 152,154 259,221 4.3 7.7 4.2 7.3

Arkansas

1,361,974 1,318,179 1,355,941 1,349,863 41,816 76,825 45,725 54,497 3.1 5.8 3.4 4.0

California

19,534,610 18,938,160 19,470,116 18,916,444 718,032 1,495,691 711,206 1,669,625 3.7 7.9 3.7 8.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,177,117 4,999,284 5,158,181 4,896,159 213,729 533,610 207,090 521,618 4.1 10.7 4.0 10.7

Colorado

3,178,357 3,171,032 3,176,471 3,204,625 74,970 196,649 74,703 264,285 2.4 6.2 2.4 8.2

Connecticut

1,927,932 1,886,051 1,920,196 1,868,773 62,775 145,522 61,837 139,902 3.3 7.7 3.2 7.5

Delaware

488,408 480,897 488,289 477,702 17,290 22,373 17,300 23,075 3.5 4.7 3.5 4.8

District of Columbia

412,346 397,117 411,233 413,304 20,781 28,919 20,426 31,477 5.0 7.3 5.0 7.6

Florida

10,411,499 10,092,127 10,397,884 10,093,945 283,039 621,086 264,725 586,855 2.7 6.2 2.5 5.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,384,486 1,329,607 1,392,870 1,312,409 24,179 105,674 22,034 96,322 1.7 7.9 1.6 7.3

Georgia

5,135,208 5,155,192 5,148,163 5,116,980 141,518 275,670 148,846 273,874 2.8 5.3 2.9 5.4

Hawaii

667,857 663,132 667,325 651,714 17,344 68,832 14,982 58,595 2.6 10.4 2.2 9.0

Idaho

887,607 901,607 888,452 903,201 24,433 43,164 25,372 40,416 2.8 4.8 2.9 4.5

Illinois

6,416,333 6,170,882 6,377,232 6,152,160 215,173 399,750 220,397 462,321 3.4 6.5 3.5 7.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,693,414 3,559,855 3,674,796 3,591,077 110,045 254,912 104,413 310,752 3.0 7.2 2.8 8.7

Indiana

3,385,064 3,309,509 3,359,406 3,370,340 104,202 163,034 99,811 136,335 3.1 4.9 3.0 4.0

Iowa

1,752,989 1,608,561 1,745,731 1,613,697 42,650 53,506 51,293 52,950 2.4 3.3 2.9 3.3

Kansas

1,497,273 1,528,366 1,492,699 1,502,220 43,110 73,228 42,840 52,888 2.9 4.8 2.9 3.5

Kentucky

2,078,031 2,015,202 2,073,838 2,007,867 78,739 102,427 81,086 114,556 3.8 5.1 3.9 5.7

Louisiana

2,109,627 2,091,407 2,091,000 2,079,591 104,716 172,445 102,981 142,519 5.0 8.2 4.9 6.9

Maine

689,655 670,818 688,899 667,918 19,516 31,285 19,920 31,658 2.8 4.7 2.9 4.7

Maryland

3,270,600 3,134,905 3,261,324 3,123,417 104,359 207,281 98,116 188,095 3.2 6.6 3.0 6.0

Massachusetts

3,825,517 3,582,691 3,822,997 3,648,590 87,801 223,481 90,442 258,000 2.3 6.2 2.4 7.1

Michigan

4,931,109 4,932,851 4,922,109 4,783,402 159,361 311,286 174,864 346,968 3.2 6.3 3.6 7.3

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,156,528 2,207,369 2,163,057 2,157,561 75,903 194,449 81,206 217,183 3.5 8.8 3.8 10.1

Minnesota

3,123,662 3,033,280 3,123,709 3,018,335 88,135 120,396 108,186 137,721 2.8 4.0 3.5 4.6

Mississippi

1,279,839 1,276,813 1,279,977 1,268,657 65,909 75,711 66,922 75,466 5.1 5.9 5.2 5.9

Missouri

3,099,987 2,997,284 3,096,892 3,069,786 96,022 119,944 105,397 177,965 3.1 4.0 3.4 5.8

Montana

534,315 535,514 531,156 530,555 18,209 23,538 19,339 23,681 3.4 4.4 3.6 4.5

Nebraska

1,037,741 1,031,496 1,033,276 1,031,054 27,173 27,574 27,581 28,859 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8

Nevada

1,554,598 1,494,958 1,550,143 1,482,807 52,974 151,482 52,275 133,043 3.4 10.1 3.4 9.0

New Hampshire

773,447 749,814 773,044 745,120 17,891 27,730 17,574 27,976 2.3 3.7 2.3 3.8

New Jersey

4,534,778 4,532,883 4,547,131 4,444,535 157,091 445,657 164,246 329,770 3.5 9.8 3.6 7.4

New Mexico

967,203 928,388 966,863 932,560 44,691 63,048 43,421 71,906 4.6 6.8 4.5 7.7

New York

9,487,235 9,061,253 9,468,280 9,037,394 341,376 735,708 351,928 733,171 3.6 8.1 3.7 8.1

New York City

4,041,534 3,824,438 4,030,008 3,791,923 136,003 453,297 125,990 417,966 3.4 11.9 3.1 11.0

North Carolina

5,100,768 4,985,837 5,070,827 4,978,718 177,831 300,890 168,255 297,387 3.5 6.0 3.3 6.0

North Dakota

399,846 397,707 398,298 396,991 7,968 16,681 8,852 16,323 2.0 4.2 2.2 4.1

Ohio

5,808,659 5,728,834 5,776,856 5,634,688 214,762 298,530 218,927 295,513 3.7 5.2 3.8 5.2

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,038,615 1,012,788 1,026,107 971,301 34,448 58,255 35,865 60,293 3.3 5.8 3.5 6.2

Oklahoma

1,852,252 1,870,942 1,837,940 1,839,955 59,724 111,252 58,211 95,263 3.2 5.9 3.2 5.2

Oregon

2,103,774 2,121,235 2,089,779 2,111,895 61,282 116,823 61,165 125,889 2.9 5.5 2.9 6.0

Pennsylvania

6,536,425 6,280,344 6,524,296 6,239,878 284,629 394,781 295,120 397,625 4.4 6.3 4.5 6.4

Rhode Island

560,489 544,204 558,770 542,723 18,234 38,000 17,797 42,022 3.3 7.0 3.2 7.7

South Carolina

2,372,583 2,321,613 2,372,013 2,321,019 53,912 95,032 56,479 106,380 2.3 4.1 2.4 4.6

South Dakota

466,655 461,207 463,453 458,878 15,316 15,481 16,303 14,642 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.2

Tennessee

3,366,225 3,455,071 3,361,721 3,435,147 104,839 171,236 104,576 213,010 3.1 5.0 3.1 6.2

Texas

14,209,425 14,200,317 14,192,255 14,170,462 480,312 1,130,172 470,136 1,006,737 3.4 8.0 3.3 7.1

Utah

1,629,725 1,650,422 1,629,253 1,653,543 33,756 64,580 35,240 55,016 2.1 3.9 2.2 3.3

Vermont

339,375 321,324 338,615 320,239 7,647 8,892 7,241 9,036 2.3 2.8 2.1 2.8

Virginia

4,431,196 4,270,221 4,425,963 4,259,711 108,653 192,526 107,305 198,530 2.5 4.5 2.4 4.7

Washington

3,947,984 3,817,261 3,944,481 3,851,256 152,256 213,891 157,598 276,932 3.9 5.6 4.0 7.2

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,740,335 1,689,848 1,725,656 1,713,680 45,462 76,532 43,872 120,696 2.6 4.5 2.5 7.0

West Virginia

801,681 767,477 797,720 764,473 38,187 44,519 39,566 46,519 4.8 5.8 5.0 6.1

Wisconsin

3,099,895 3,103,507 3,089,959 3,094,145 93,112 144,593 99,409 162,589 3.0 4.7 3.2 5.3

Wyoming

292,723 294,251 290,539 291,676 10,771 14,594 10,701 13,527 3.7 5.0 3.7 4.6

Puerto Rico

1,049,995 1,021,909 1,048,331 1,019,262 89,120 95,945 95,983 106,827 8.5 9.4 9.2 10.5

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: January 26, 2021