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
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) September October September October
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

2,176,728 2,171,138 2,193,487 2,178,323 134,032 72,327 136,336 76,101 6.2 3.3 6.2 3.5

Alaska

360,761 363,078 357,474 359,815 21,892 23,919 22,232 24,116 6.1 6.6 6.2 6.7

Arizona

3,263,107 3,337,835 3,264,008 3,315,610 175,080 156,238 167,206 146,026 5.4 4.7 5.1 4.4

Arkansas

1,345,513 1,375,221 1,342,421 1,374,813 52,163 46,479 46,406 43,601 3.9 3.4 3.5 3.2

California

19,186,046 19,450,716 19,201,496 19,353,387 1,004,338 918,466 1,007,701 837,435 5.2 4.7 5.2 4.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,072,873 5,199,489 5,071,969 5,164,039 268,540 252,659 259,901 224,997 5.3 4.9 5.1 4.4

Colorado

2,911,124 3,023,493 2,915,022 3,021,697 84,799 68,704 82,055 79,763 2.9 2.3 2.8 2.6

Connecticut

1,883,920 1,896,424 1,885,732 1,899,380 86,819 76,205 79,435 81,970 4.6 4.0 4.2 4.3

Delaware

467,885 475,250 470,204 474,839 20,185 22,205 19,814 20,723 4.3 4.7 4.2 4.4

District of Columbia

390,933 399,623 394,704 401,102 24,088 27,986 23,389 27,497 6.2 7.0 5.9 6.9

Florida

9,946,538 10,190,863 9,932,052 10,094,694 508,834 373,013 490,603 360,126 5.1 3.7 4.9 3.6

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,345,375 1,390,750 1,357,687 1,385,367 76,973 65,231 74,553 63,285 5.7 4.7 5.5 4.6

Georgia

4,957,356 5,088,267 4,972,208 5,075,140 274,962 214,507 276,234 221,641 5.5 4.2 5.6 4.4

Hawaii

685,456 684,363 687,426 681,770 21,042 16,596 20,269 12,863 3.1 2.4 2.9 1.9

Idaho

817,802 827,472 819,947 832,290 27,770 20,654 26,793 21,829 3.4 2.5 3.3 2.6

Illinois

6,517,022 6,419,956 6,520,067 6,431,632 364,791 293,870 363,282 301,911 5.6 4.6 5.6 4.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,780,509 3,747,227 3,783,546 3,753,860 212,408 179,252 216,835 183,914 5.6 4.8 5.7 4.9

Indiana

3,325,272 3,338,417 3,328,690 3,305,053 134,378 119,137 130,358 112,589 4.0 3.6 3.9 3.4

Iowa

1,698,623 1,688,336 1,702,903 1,686,191 57,646 50,349 54,397 39,727 3.4 3.0 3.2 2.4

Kansas

1,478,192 1,486,519 1,483,972 1,490,265 60,371 50,985 59,924 45,235 4.1 3.4 4.0 3.0

Kentucky

2,000,277 2,064,324 1,997,151 2,050,783 96,448 89,043 91,044 87,272 4.8 4.3 4.6 4.3

Louisiana

2,118,949 2,090,122 2,118,476 2,098,942 134,882 110,115 124,482 89,835 6.4 5.3 5.9 4.3

Maine

695,467 705,304 697,727 704,739 23,693 21,341 23,884 21,150 3.4 3.0 3.4 3.0

Maryland

3,177,815 3,243,578 3,187,678 3,242,860 132,464 113,145 133,706 122,939 4.2 3.5 4.2 3.8

Massachusetts

3,568,057 3,645,166 3,576,746 3,624,329 119,229 128,032 101,927 119,461 3.3 3.5 2.8 3.3

Michigan

4,860,874 4,900,400 4,868,988 4,863,876 233,070 218,734 234,794 206,388 4.8 4.5 4.8 4.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,095,472 2,116,422 2,088,594 2,097,185 118,095 93,633 118,523 89,105 5.6 4.4 5.7 4.2

Minnesota

3,001,492 3,071,418 3,003,265 3,058,874 108,951 89,217 103,221 72,447 3.6 2.9 3.4 2.4

Mississippi

1,282,108 1,276,800 1,287,090 1,269,054 72,753 59,839 73,056 56,152 5.7 4.7 5.7 4.4

Missouri

3,108,513 3,081,857 3,107,424 3,042,240 141,820 101,865 126,662 75,233 4.6 3.3 4.1 2.5

Montana

525,693 524,037 526,549 522,363 17,809 17,701 19,296 18,750 3.4 3.4 3.7 3.6

Nebraska

1,003,800 1,000,642 1,011,427 1,007,339 31,006 25,525 30,561 23,541 3.1 2.6 3.0 2.3

Nevada

1,432,348 1,457,856 1,432,972 1,461,238 77,259 72,336 73,890 70,685 5.4 5.0 5.2 4.8

New Hampshire

746,963 743,355 748,222 742,912 19,415 19,453 18,430 17,924 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4

New Jersey

4,500,021 4,502,188 4,505,268 4,489,080 220,483 216,281 205,724 211,561 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.7

New Mexico

925,371 928,397 929,347 933,259 62,481 56,362 61,112 54,760 6.8 6.1 6.6 5.9

New York

9,554,863 9,738,498 9,548,033 9,712,111 471,384 460,959 455,099 449,212 4.9 4.7 4.8 4.6

New York City

4,141,323 4,258,079 4,138,355 4,251,519 222,170 212,745 217,199 208,276 5.4 5.0 5.2 4.9

North Carolina

4,902,908 4,966,385 4,928,025 4,955,159 243,039 196,033 251,212 204,020 5.0 3.9 5.1 4.1

North Dakota

417,632 417,181 417,255 418,634 10,058 7,839 9,260 7,277 2.4 1.9 2.2 1.7

Ohio

5,719,701 5,766,709 5,722,196 5,773,564 281,698 270,913 268,016 260,672 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.5

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,029,181 1,034,018 1,023,257 1,026,403 54,249 58,729 52,168 52,900 5.3 5.7 5.1 5.2

Oklahoma

1,827,050 1,839,031 1,833,474 1,849,959 89,975 79,804 88,124 75,681 4.9 4.3 4.8 4.1

Oregon

2,075,688 2,139,304 2,076,489 2,151,230 95,099 88,695 94,169 88,502 4.6 4.1 4.5 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,474,896 6,405,318 6,461,574 6,373,489 345,629 282,534 339,080 265,262 5.3 4.4 5.2 4.2

Rhode Island

552,409 551,661 552,117 552,300 27,069 20,518 25,753 21,265 4.9 3.7 4.7 3.9

South Carolina

2,301,557 2,322,981 2,299,345 2,314,286 108,274 88,921 102,913 90,403 4.7 3.8 4.5 3.9

South Dakota

451,351 456,119 454,982 458,671 11,406 13,924 11,096 13,804 2.5 3.1 2.4 3.0

Tennessee

3,160,765 3,222,167 3,162,841 3,214,048 164,593 92,838 157,787 97,859 5.2 2.9 5.0 3.0

Texas

13,359,661 13,498,742 13,338,725 13,392,285 646,980 543,922 612,866 470,201 4.8 4.0 4.6 3.5

Utah

1,521,521 1,574,968 1,527,871 1,572,099 46,235 48,033 47,409 45,596 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9

Vermont

344,666 343,273 344,510 343,689 11,186 10,084 8,720 7,902 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.3

Virginia

4,251,219 4,335,900 4,258,096 4,293,410 177,096 155,475 170,163 151,002 4.2 3.6 4.0 3.5

Washington

3,666,453 3,772,310 3,681,300 3,762,673 185,885 164,255 184,152 158,960 5.1 4.4 5.0 4.2

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,636,498 1,666,034 1,631,040 1,643,223 66,044 66,506 62,494 62,692 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.8

West Virginia

787,174 784,270 788,123 781,779 42,749 34,521 41,772 33,096 5.4 4.4 5.3 4.2

Wisconsin

3,127,214 3,169,419 3,127,427 3,165,270 117,402 95,442 114,870 88,788 3.8 3.0 3.7 2.8

Wyoming

301,548 292,553 300,979 292,325 13,574 10,258 13,436 11,087 4.5 3.5 4.5 3.8

Puerto Rico

1,119,147 - 1,102,730 1,061,157 146,222 - 137,831 121,137 13.1 - 12.5 11.4

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. 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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