Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Census region and
division
Civilian labor force Unemployed
November December Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2015 2016 November December November December
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016

Northeast

28,391,766 28,380,707 28,398,676 28,284,241 1,292,611 1,197,672 1,259,442 1,173,916 4.6 4.2 4.4 4.2

New England

7,755,513 7,808,524 7,733,407 7,808,922 344,859 242,755 341,574 251,230 4.4 3.1 4.4 3.2

Middle Atlantic

20,636,253 20,572,183 20,665,269 20,475,319 947,752 954,917 917,868 922,686 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.5

South

57,450,719 58,471,854 57,414,319 58,501,848 2,817,040 2,668,552 2,769,898 2,729,544 4.9 4.6 4.8 4.7

South Atlantic

30,522,771 31,125,225 30,520,312 31,209,939 1,516,629 1,434,947 1,482,753 1,423,290 5.0 4.6 4.9 4.6

East South Central

8,453,501 8,660,602 8,469,274 8,641,043 468,268 416,721 489,390 448,288 5.5 4.8 5.8 5.2

West South Central

18,474,447 18,686,027 18,424,733 18,650,866 832,143 816,884 797,755 857,966 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.6

Midwest

34,605,423 34,750,376 34,564,697 34,554,545 1,485,952 1,428,956 1,548,961 1,512,222 4.3 4.1 4.5 4.4

East North Central

23,386,253 23,571,218 23,353,424 23,421,731 1,114,295 1,056,347 1,148,253 1,092,840 4.8 4.5 4.9 4.7

West North Central

11,219,170 11,179,158 11,211,273 11,132,814 371,657 372,609 400,708 419,382 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.8

West

37,049,617 37,848,371 37,029,465 37,627,294 1,985,440 1,770,927 1,972,506 1,754,297 5.4 4.7 5.3 4.7

Mountain

11,450,943 11,689,760 11,438,862 11,665,421 528,911 468,780 524,476 469,793 4.6 4.0 4.6 4.0

Pacific

25,598,674 26,158,611 25,590,603 25,961,873 1,456,529 1,302,147 1,448,030 1,284,504 5.7 5.0 5.7 4.9

Footnotes
(1) Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The composition of the regions and divisions is described in table 1. Estimates for the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.

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Last Modified Date: January 24, 2017