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
October November Number Percent of labor force
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) October November October November
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

2,193,487 2,178,339 2,184,641 2,173,604 136,336 75,766 123,834 77,270 6.2 3.5 5.7 3.6

Alaska

357,474 359,601 356,778 359,172 22,232 24,097 23,006 25,520 6.2 6.7 6.4 7.1

Arizona

3,264,008 3,314,636 3,265,507 3,334,467 167,206 145,862 155,867 143,390 5.1 4.4 4.8 4.3

Arkansas

1,342,421 1,374,366 1,334,504 1,358,380 46,406 44,246 45,836 45,183 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.3

California

19,201,496 19,357,850 19,157,621 19,344,423 1,007,701 838,586 963,869 775,534 5.2 4.3 5.0 4.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,071,969 5,165,721 5,067,615 5,152,795 259,901 225,617 243,819 212,583 5.1 4.4 4.8 4.1

Colorado

2,915,022 3,022,135 2,899,265 3,028,318 82,055 79,777 78,408 87,754 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.9

Connecticut

1,885,732 1,899,371 1,882,158 1,898,168 79,435 81,857 73,411 82,085 4.2 4.3 3.9 4.3

Delaware

470,204 474,369 470,281 474,209 19,814 20,733 18,029 19,527 4.2 4.4 3.8 4.1

District of Columbia

394,704 401,159 394,454 401,691 23,389 27,462 22,343 23,190 5.9 6.8 5.7 5.8

Florida

9,932,052 10,096,651 9,927,342 10,080,228 490,603 361,634 473,563 386,197 4.9 3.6 4.8 3.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,357,687 1,384,154 1,360,607 1,385,846 74,553 63,353 68,334 63,461 5.5 4.6 5.0 4.6

Georgia

4,972,208 5,074,106 4,975,427 5,075,968 276,234 221,354 251,828 220,636 5.6 4.4 5.1 4.3

Hawaii

687,426 681,699 692,102 683,547 20,269 12,925 19,950 13,786 2.9 1.9 2.9 2.0

Idaho

819,947 832,579 818,262 838,263 26,793 21,817 30,103 25,588 3.3 2.6 3.7 3.1

Illinois

6,520,067 6,434,065 6,493,487 6,467,818 363,282 301,844 340,691 302,474 5.6 4.7 5.2 4.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,783,546 3,754,154 3,761,186 3,776,395 216,835 183,860 198,080 181,611 5.7 4.9 5.3 4.8

Indiana

3,328,690 3,306,994 3,316,013 3,288,895 130,358 112,598 127,730 110,326 3.9 3.4 3.9 3.4

Iowa

1,702,903 1,685,910 1,691,617 1,680,021 54,397 39,708 50,922 42,682 3.2 2.4 3.0 2.5

Kansas

1,483,972 1,490,226 1,482,627 1,490,742 59,924 45,049 56,378 48,233 4.0 3.0 3.8 3.2

Kentucky

1,997,151 2,050,958 2,002,931 2,054,529 91,044 88,189 84,844 83,255 4.6 4.3 4.2 4.1

Louisiana

2,118,476 2,099,057 2,104,428 2,109,462 124,482 89,657 114,387 89,073 5.9 4.3 5.4 4.2

Maine

697,727 703,975 691,090 696,606 23,884 21,139 25,518 20,875 3.4 3.0 3.7 3.0

Maryland

3,187,678 3,242,273 3,180,574 3,231,517 133,706 122,365 126,573 130,005 4.2 3.8 4.0 4.0

Massachusetts

3,576,746 3,624,102 3,583,688 3,624,361 101,927 119,447 98,720 118,960 2.8 3.3 2.8 3.3

Michigan

4,868,988 4,862,005 4,845,978 4,869,727 234,794 206,364 203,410 192,643 4.8 4.2 4.2 4.0

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,088,594 2,097,497 2,067,175 2,095,142 118,523 89,144 97,931 77,678 5.7 4.3 4.7 3.7

Minnesota

3,003,265 3,059,481 2,997,906 3,066,990 103,221 72,773 102,107 80,545 3.4 2.4 3.4 2.6

Mississippi

1,287,090 1,269,576 1,281,867 1,276,553 73,056 56,169 64,314 57,351 5.7 4.4 5.0 4.5

Missouri

3,107,424 3,041,351 3,091,875 3,021,930 126,662 75,038 114,870 96,100 4.1 2.5 3.7 3.2

Montana

526,549 522,847 524,923 523,574 19,296 18,829 19,879 21,278 3.7 3.6 3.8 4.1

Nebraska

1,011,427 1,007,622 1,010,228 1,008,349 30,561 23,591 27,976 23,919 3.0 2.3 2.8 2.4

Nevada

1,432,972 1,461,212 1,433,620 1,471,481 73,890 70,732 71,570 72,048 5.2 4.8 5.0 4.9

New Hampshire

748,222 743,251 749,293 743,037 18,430 17,943 19,573 18,542 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.5

New Jersey

4,505,268 4,490,335 4,492,794 4,485,012 205,724 211,764 186,915 217,068 4.6 4.7 4.2 4.8

New Mexico

929,347 932,944 935,046 938,742 61,112 54,766 60,388 53,908 6.6 5.9 6.5 5.7

New York

9,548,033 9,711,454 9,496,305 9,644,829 455,099 448,961 428,310 431,628 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.5

New York City

4,138,355 4,251,205 4,116,024 4,205,559 217,199 208,141 194,867 169,054 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.0

North Carolina

4,928,025 4,955,702 4,921,006 4,944,492 251,212 203,745 241,445 222,035 5.1 4.1 4.9 4.5

North Dakota

417,255 418,732 413,729 413,804 9,260 7,301 10,765 9,373 2.2 1.7 2.6 2.3

Ohio

5,722,196 5,770,907 5,692,448 5,767,484 268,016 260,459 256,301 244,072 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.2

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,023,257 1,024,882 1,020,042 1,025,083 52,168 52,854 48,683 46,911 5.1 5.2 4.8 4.6

Oklahoma

1,833,474 1,850,053 1,837,205 1,855,713 88,124 75,742 84,586 69,264 4.8 4.1 4.6 3.7

Oregon

2,076,489 2,149,135 2,070,415 2,146,652 94,169 88,338 89,684 82,782 4.5 4.1 4.3 3.9

Pennsylvania

6,461,574 6,372,892 6,439,865 6,379,536 339,080 265,311 312,670 273,749 5.2 4.2 4.9 4.3

Rhode Island

552,117 553,030 553,212 557,091 25,753 21,339 25,413 23,822 4.7 3.9 4.6 4.3

South Carolina

2,299,345 2,315,358 2,285,900 2,301,906 102,913 90,403 91,905 91,379 4.5 3.9 4.0 4.0

South Dakota

454,982 458,894 454,040 458,728 11,096 13,805 12,215 15,310 2.4 3.0 2.7 3.3

Tennessee

3,162,841 3,213,334 3,157,185 3,206,346 157,787 97,259 148,866 107,045 5.0 3.0 4.7 3.3

Texas

13,338,725 13,392,522 13,371,089 13,501,846 612,866 469,673 599,870 499,270 4.6 3.5 4.5 3.7

Utah

1,527,871 1,572,224 1,526,692 1,574,943 47,409 45,609 40,660 42,621 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.7

Vermont

344,510 343,620 344,383 344,876 8,720 7,947 10,072 9,148 2.5 2.3 2.9 2.7

Virginia

4,258,096 4,291,931 4,249,068 4,270,565 170,163 150,667 159,490 155,171 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.6

Washington

3,681,300 3,760,589 3,671,129 3,755,995 184,152 157,929 188,004 167,580 5.0 4.2 5.1 4.5

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,631,040 1,642,460 1,627,247 1,649,879 62,494 62,290 63,900 65,752 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0

West Virginia

788,123 781,720 779,129 777,192 41,772 33,085 38,750 38,739 5.3 4.2 5.0 5.0

Wisconsin

3,127,427 3,165,425 3,116,760 3,172,610 114,870 89,083 113,945 85,694 3.7 2.8 3.7 2.7

Wyoming

300,979 292,305 300,414 291,505 13,436 11,103 13,967 12,172 4.5 3.8 4.6 4.2

Puerto Rico

1,102,730 1,061,157 1,111,068 1,114,967 137,831 121,137 121,705 115,427 12.5 11.4 11.0 10.4

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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