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
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) November December November December
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) 2017 2018 2017 2018(p)

Alabama

2,161,741 2,219,313 2,150,786 2,202,871 74,457 75,448 73,328 77,573 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5

Alaska

359,192 352,679 357,686 349,408 25,753 22,044 25,985 22,508 7.2 6.3 7.3 6.4

Arizona

3,349,772 3,490,916 3,347,605 3,486,647 151,672 154,906 153,192 177,077 4.5 4.4 4.6 5.1

Arkansas

1,352,672 1,349,752 1,342,354 1,344,817 44,046 45,047 48,463 49,184 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.7

California

19,383,662 19,715,588 19,318,482 19,681,627 812,588 777,582 803,663 810,996 4.2 3.9 4.2 4.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,151,157 5,203,614 5,129,929 5,188,681 221,228 240,434 211,073 239,883 4.3 4.6 4.1 4.6

Colorado

3,032,759 3,123,449 3,031,829 3,130,637 87,030 105,579 89,514 120,048 2.9 3.4 3.0 3.8

Connecticut

1,902,380 1,926,113 1,895,645 1,923,181 77,595 58,372 75,196 62,295 4.1 3.0 4.0 3.2

Delaware

477,363 484,731 477,137 488,154 19,340 14,419 19,425 14,782 4.1 3.0 4.1 3.0

District of Columbia

401,397 404,198 400,171 404,346 22,642 21,182 21,616 19,597 5.6 5.2 5.4 4.8

Florida

10,116,131 10,250,163 10,091,645 10,278,909 389,257 313,079 371,952 340,753 3.8 3.1 3.7 3.3

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,391,504 1,364,861 1,397,491 1,400,132 62,595 44,197 65,241 50,142 4.5 3.2 4.7 3.6

Georgia

5,088,573 5,122,164 5,090,476 5,137,448 215,282 171,378 218,200 192,827 4.2 3.3 4.3 3.8

Hawaii

683,241 681,820 682,638 676,807 14,520 17,757 12,014 15,500 2.1 2.6 1.8 2.3

Idaho

843,194 855,275 840,982 858,219 25,158 22,056 24,269 24,198 3.0 2.6 2.9 2.8

Illinois

6,494,157 6,521,202 6,464,968 6,448,956 296,032 270,283 302,301 284,267 4.6 4.1 4.7 4.4

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,795,425 3,754,003 3,782,099 3,718,381 181,316 135,820 184,399 135,476 4.8 3.6 4.9 3.6

Indiana

3,310,187 3,392,898 3,280,820 3,372,001 105,283 123,819 100,908 114,342 3.2 3.6 3.1 3.4

Iowa

1,671,857 1,690,339 1,664,423 1,689,853 41,027 31,757 47,974 41,986 2.5 1.9 2.9 2.5

Kansas

1,480,776 1,492,877 1,471,948 1,491,587 46,579 43,478 44,738 45,768 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.1

Kentucky

2,043,061 2,064,521 2,038,066 2,054,677 78,663 72,812 77,872 77,857 3.9 3.5 3.8 3.8

Louisiana

2,118,485 2,106,892 2,103,197 2,095,299 89,197 94,401 84,742 90,463 4.2 4.5 4.0 4.3

Maine

695,326 697,637 692,068 692,987 20,619 22,654 18,043 22,190 3.0 3.2 2.6 3.2

Maryland

3,217,600 3,219,386 3,198,599 3,214,609 128,111 112,921 122,544 110,801 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.4

Massachusetts

3,644,703 3,812,500 3,636,531 3,821,903 110,579 98,370 111,847 103,552 3.0 2.6 3.1 2.7

Michigan

4,886,970 4,890,837 4,875,550 4,884,472 199,719 174,172 216,550 197,257 4.1 3.6 4.4 4.0

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,113,382 2,113,575 2,111,754 2,125,407 82,264 80,959 86,219 88,601 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.2

Minnesota

3,065,061 3,076,659 3,061,445 3,089,811 85,587 67,860 103,858 97,928 2.8 2.2 3.4 3.2

Mississippi

1,275,900 1,275,304 1,277,300 1,273,890 54,914 52,874 56,337 60,490 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.7

Missouri

3,031,261 3,045,837 3,020,519 3,043,803 94,198 76,535 99,395 92,824 3.1 2.5 3.3 3.0

Montana

524,065 526,398 522,394 525,272 21,236 18,724 22,008 20,489 4.1 3.6 4.2 3.9

Nebraska

1,005,855 1,024,819 1,001,779 1,025,742 25,431 24,694 28,001 26,645 2.5 2.4 2.8 2.6

Nevada

1,476,492 1,533,697 1,476,211 1,531,376 68,989 63,660 69,474 65,897 4.7 4.2 4.7 4.3

New Hampshire

744,516 760,662 740,737 760,795 17,953 16,511 16,849 15,837 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.1

New Jersey

4,493,166 4,474,591 4,479,374 4,500,526 194,923 138,563 186,168 162,678 4.3 3.1 4.2 3.6

New Mexico

938,165 957,307 937,403 960,717 53,171 43,833 51,696 46,131 5.7 4.6 5.5 4.8

New York

9,636,664 9,733,303 9,586,148 9,744,236 427,162 338,977 424,725 366,717 4.4 3.5 4.4 3.8

New York City

4,205,495 4,202,669 4,189,865 4,201,778 171,135 156,408 165,902 165,882 4.1 3.7 4.0 3.9

North Carolina

4,966,393 4,994,533 4,927,249 4,979,245 222,302 172,558 213,913 187,253 4.5 3.5 4.3 3.8

North Dakota

408,808 397,181 406,978 396,398 9,368 8,790 10,669 9,563 2.3 2.2 2.6 2.4

Ohio

5,766,426 5,756,717 5,732,467 5,741,917 251,694 237,120 259,783 272,863 4.4 4.1 4.5 4.8

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,020,176 1,033,690 1,005,220 1,020,599 46,137 45,850 48,039 49,869 4.5 4.4 4.8 4.9

Oklahoma

1,854,292 1,848,439 1,840,707 1,821,813 71,883 52,727 72,319 54,941 3.9 2.9 3.9 3.0

Oregon

2,127,353 2,122,967 2,111,916 2,106,593 83,663 84,990 81,190 86,547 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,392,642 6,457,129 6,358,094 6,456,636 280,809 245,004 278,310 255,096 4.4 3.8 4.4 4.0

Rhode Island

559,063 562,607 556,897 562,008 23,787 20,885 23,412 21,388 4.3 3.7 4.2 3.8

South Carolina

2,304,383 2,309,103 2,300,845 2,321,824 92,499 72,593 96,152 75,871 4.0 3.1 4.2 3.3

South Dakota

456,151 459,971 453,465 458,303 14,904 12,968 15,962 13,708 3.3 2.8 3.5 3.0

Tennessee

3,210,614 3,261,890 3,202,657 3,253,151 101,299 107,695 98,979 98,458 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.0

Texas

13,613,780 13,937,051 13,598,061 13,976,348 515,473 482,539 501,845 504,658 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.6

Utah

1,579,016 1,576,366 1,577,752 1,574,895 43,482 43,520 44,924 45,411 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9

Vermont

344,178 342,116 342,891 340,965 9,085 7,848 8,556 7,681 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.3

Virginia

4,290,731 4,336,348 4,274,412 4,332,814 146,405 116,953 142,929 113,181 3.4 2.7 3.3 2.6

Washington

3,755,206 3,831,119 3,748,141 3,836,549 174,366 169,253 182,468 181,399 4.6 4.4 4.9 4.7

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,662,530 1,692,697 1,663,045 1,691,608 67,597 60,851 60,936 56,864 4.1 3.6 3.7 3.4

West Virginia

778,514 777,767 773,775 774,292 38,899 36,022 40,372 37,262 5.0 4.6 5.2 4.8

Wisconsin

3,154,455 3,131,102 3,132,675 3,105,642 87,480 81,845 84,035 81,710 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.6

Wyoming

291,608 288,404 289,592 285,511 11,649 11,008 11,632 11,048 4.0 3.8 4.0 3.9

Puerto Rico

1,106,581 1,074,567 1,110,787 1,093,175 114,449 81,206 109,768 93,029 10.3 7.6 9.9 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. 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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