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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
September October Number Percent of labor force
2018 2019 2018 2019(p) September October September October
2018 2019 2018 2019(p) 2018 2019 2018 2019(p)

Alabama

2,192,040 2,264,263 2,212,503 2,268,807 80,600 56,924 81,676 55,198 3.7 2.5 3.7 2.4

Alaska

357,350 349,424 354,262 344,086 21,107 19,674 21,539 19,302 5.9 5.6 6.1 5.6

Arizona

3,477,406 3,599,212 3,491,620 3,600,272 171,484 160,003 170,174 155,592 4.9 4.4 4.9 4.3

Arkansas

1,353,432 1,363,893 1,355,060 1,371,506 46,919 45,710 44,065 43,543 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2

California

19,478,378 19,567,536 19,542,699 19,587,530 756,608 690,859 772,789 718,288 3.9 3.5 4.0 3.7

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,151,806 5,153,201 5,165,359 5,161,499 240,751 230,236 240,088 233,025 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.5

Colorado

3,124,018 3,177,825 3,135,286 3,178,070 101,808 70,003 106,223 75,930 3.3 2.2 3.4 2.4

Connecticut

1,903,862 1,913,778 1,915,336 1,929,656 69,691 65,606 66,683 67,400 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.5

Delaware

478,645 484,873 481,871 490,070 17,069 18,227 16,101 18,747 3.6 3.8 3.3 3.8

District of Columbia

400,542 407,982 402,446 408,359 22,194 21,705 21,315 21,847 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.3

Florida

10,280,409 10,532,471 10,305,265 10,565,454 342,076 317,695 340,078 307,338 3.3 3.0 3.3 2.9

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,376,079 1,433,319 1,381,547 1,462,938 52,205 44,799 50,415 42,483 3.8 3.1 3.6 2.9

Georgia

5,090,466 5,112,295 5,112,773 5,132,691 182,202 156,470 191,762 156,161 3.6 3.1 3.8 3.0

Hawaii

673,932 657,524 673,215 663,485 18,180 18,240 17,405 17,433 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.6

Idaho

858,931 885,920 862,938 887,724 18,905 20,304 19,220 20,729 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3

Illinois

6,435,664 6,482,734 6,477,162 6,483,880 248,531 230,385 263,231 235,466 3.9 3.6 4.1 3.6

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,705,981 3,721,644 3,732,976 3,714,650 128,020 120,786 134,188 126,791 3.5 3.2 3.6 3.4

Indiana

3,370,504 3,366,755 3,393,074 3,378,649 104,423 95,452 112,491 101,383 3.1 2.8 3.3 3.0

Iowa

1,684,670 1,758,902 1,695,446 1,773,729 34,932 38,677 31,524 38,106 2.1 2.2 1.9 2.1

Kansas

1,478,994 1,491,504 1,488,086 1,502,615 44,157 41,041 44,868 42,716 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.8

Kentucky

2,054,993 2,070,290 2,050,539 2,074,620 84,562 78,396 79,263 76,865 4.1 3.8 3.9 3.7

Louisiana

2,093,336 2,095,218 2,105,178 2,102,691 102,970 95,158 97,073 99,047 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.7

Maine

697,191 688,370 699,745 692,392 19,790 15,506 20,500 16,376 2.8 2.3 2.9 2.4

Maryland

3,185,520 3,266,964 3,198,764 3,299,699 113,462 109,198 115,284 106,909 3.6 3.3 3.6 3.2

Massachusetts

3,795,770 3,816,437 3,817,350 3,840,588 115,381 110,593 104,354 94,491 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.5

Michigan

4,882,449 4,943,788 4,909,341 4,941,096 172,631 184,659 181,296 174,138 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,139,652 2,177,830 2,149,643 2,174,309 84,818 89,540 93,159 81,543 4.0 4.1 4.3 3.8

Minnesota

3,062,746 3,122,799 3,077,928 3,138,214 70,277 77,470 68,733 79,545 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.5

Mississippi

1,265,313 1,289,580 1,270,344 1,283,542 54,900 71,742 54,552 66,433 4.3 5.6 4.3 5.2

Missouri

3,034,664 3,125,516 3,045,583 3,141,572 78,485 73,820 70,459 78,975 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.5

Montana

528,163 531,565 528,418 534,345 16,612 15,756 17,784 16,642 3.1 3.0 3.4 3.1

Nebraska

1,013,831 1,036,023 1,022,354 1,046,966 25,238 29,521 25,751 31,102 2.5 2.8 2.5 3.0

Nevada

1,511,305 1,558,504 1,516,177 1,566,286 67,608 59,196 64,664 58,314 4.5 3.8 4.3 3.7

New Hampshire

757,972 770,546 759,725 774,289 16,354 18,093 15,191 17,912 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.3

New Jersey

4,383,803 4,507,912 4,412,319 4,557,982 164,888 144,697 154,190 150,031 3.8 3.2 3.5 3.3

New Mexico

939,873 963,823 948,513 968,393 46,039 43,703 46,182 43,833 4.9 4.5 4.9 4.5

New York

9,547,754 9,539,775 9,603,222 9,582,441 347,563 353,170 347,452 374,217 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.9

New York City

4,098,363 4,078,048 4,127,111 4,107,289 157,237 152,869 163,272 170,936 3.8 3.7 4.0 4.2

North Carolina

4,965,574 5,122,133 5,007,407 5,153,112 172,031 178,368 181,089 185,142 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6

North Dakota

403,172 403,489 402,879 404,046 8,020 7,829 7,157 6,951 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7

Ohio

5,730,788 5,811,297 5,774,153 5,828,745 238,820 240,276 246,996 227,965 4.2 4.1 4.3 3.9

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,037,428 1,042,674 1,035,215 1,034,543 46,577 42,193 46,825 33,520 4.5 4.0 4.5 3.2

Oklahoma

1,834,606 1,857,552 1,844,742 1,856,561 53,843 57,971 56,342 61,510 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.3

Oregon

2,112,722 2,124,764 2,117,663 2,118,914 77,800 82,620 83,429 74,575 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.5

Pennsylvania

6,414,056 6,522,663 6,444,551 6,571,225 249,244 255,958 248,016 284,607 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.3

Rhode Island

556,243 555,580 556,208 558,187 19,927 18,240 19,182 16,156 3.6 3.3 3.4 2.9

South Carolina

2,316,250 2,362,736 2,330,794 2,379,312 75,024 42,459 75,373 50,111 3.2 1.8 3.2 2.1

South Dakota

457,620 467,128 461,575 470,748 11,976 12,794 12,065 13,366 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.8

Tennessee

3,238,611 3,348,862 3,259,609 3,355,432 108,475 104,662 106,795 106,353 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.2

Texas

13,849,870 14,113,138 13,901,088 14,189,091 512,839 471,527 489,204 467,991 3.7 3.3 3.5 3.3

Utah

1,575,536 1,612,660 1,581,739 1,620,643 46,039 32,753 45,535 29,939 2.9 2.0 2.9 1.8

Vermont

343,991 339,404 344,338 339,367 8,567 7,532 6,419 5,426 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6

Virginia

4,315,374 4,414,738 4,332,241 4,444,906 118,118 108,209 115,281 107,036 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.4

Washington

3,805,427 3,935,912 3,829,284 3,960,349 151,394 161,428 156,123 160,530 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,695,957 1,747,935 1,688,061 1,739,007 59,706 55,439 57,768 48,643 3.5 3.2 3.4 2.8

West Virginia

785,466 806,147 788,391 810,421 35,285 33,630 35,784 36,480 4.5 4.2 4.5 4.5

Wisconsin

3,112,050 3,108,570 3,121,149 3,110,345 73,637 91,401 74,734 85,869 2.4 2.9 2.4 2.8

Wyoming

289,631 292,446 289,628 293,213 10,693 9,715 10,831 9,570 3.7 3.3 3.7 3.3

Puerto Rico

1,080,804 1,062,293 1,073,873 1,062,590 93,881 87,206 89,194 95,462 8.7 8.2 8.3 9.0

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. 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: November 19, 2019