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
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) September October September October
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) 2017 2018 2017 2018(p)

Alabama

2,166,431 2,208,369 2,168,171 2,226,304 79,571 84,194 78,653 84,746 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.8

Alaska

363,815 355,369 359,848 354,834 24,193 19,801 24,543 20,510 6.6 5.6 6.8 5.8

Arizona

3,351,088 3,437,172 3,336,707 3,455,227 162,539 168,265 155,387 156,127 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.5

Arkansas

1,363,077 1,347,699 1,359,086 1,353,649 48,345 44,798 43,597 44,635 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.3

California

19,462,033 19,549,346 19,374,412 19,627,398 841,531 767,720 816,310 780,472 4.3 3.9 4.2 4.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,171,660 5,167,470 5,146,520 5,179,859 237,000 248,024 224,494 242,739 4.6 4.8 4.4 4.7

Colorado

3,035,955 3,112,289 3,034,052 3,118,902 82,092 95,928 83,759 96,425 2.7 3.1 2.8 3.1

Connecticut

1,903,588 1,904,067 1,900,360 1,914,839 80,486 73,161 78,219 73,471 4.2 3.8 4.1 3.8

Delaware

474,481 481,487 476,851 484,392 21,221 19,801 20,735 17,177 4.5 4.1 4.3 3.5

District of Columbia

399,944 399,003 401,245 402,104 25,089 23,790 23,895 22,405 6.3 6.0 6.0 5.6

Florida

10,202,985 10,263,010 10,128,026 10,261,846 411,122 313,992 390,619 312,597 4.0 3.1 3.9 3.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,387,270 1,364,440 1,386,660 1,357,854 67,082 49,458 65,325 48,791 4.8 3.6 4.7 3.6

Georgia

5,099,501 5,119,499 5,082,865 5,137,434 227,050 165,304 223,205 185,183 4.5 3.2 4.4 3.6

Hawaii

679,436 681,272 678,823 679,733 15,297 17,069 13,948 17,189 2.3 2.5 2.1 2.5

Idaho

839,287 852,381 843,654 855,429 22,497 18,111 21,928 19,126 2.7 2.1 2.6 2.2

Illinois

6,496,827 6,462,858 6,483,672 6,527,645 299,985 245,989 294,392 273,133 4.6 3.8 4.5 4.2

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,797,676 3,702,559 3,788,939 3,751,182 184,964 133,726 183,508 148,095 4.9 3.6 4.8 3.9

Indiana

3,326,645 3,386,095 3,315,355 3,404,398 109,414 101,932 103,227 120,871 3.3 3.0 3.1 3.6

Iowa

1,677,793 1,683,405 1,675,691 1,697,159 46,234 35,881 39,065 31,932 2.8 2.1 2.3 1.9

Kansas

1,476,680 1,483,138 1,477,351 1,495,759 48,648 43,531 45,079 44,785 3.3 2.9 3.1 3.0

Kentucky

2,056,757 2,069,558 2,038,572 2,063,185 88,035 88,257 81,100 86,744 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.2

Louisiana

2,120,750 2,099,174 2,117,409 2,107,987 105,383 104,744 91,126 98,627 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.7

Maine

702,255 702,804 702,650 704,726 19,418 21,006 19,379 22,292 2.8 3.0 2.8 3.2

Maryland

3,229,574 3,207,608 3,224,637 3,229,798 124,509 123,648 127,143 121,618 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8

Massachusetts

3,639,953 3,814,745 3,637,788 3,820,853 126,627 120,367 111,544 109,703 3.5 3.2 3.1 2.9

Michigan

4,914,046 4,884,529 4,884,824 4,907,170 221,097 169,211 204,681 185,438 4.5 3.5 4.2 3.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,140,148 2,126,331 2,121,865 2,137,075 98,430 79,170 91,876 93,014 4.6 3.7 4.3 4.4

Minnesota

3,071,191 3,073,214 3,059,916 3,084,915 87,539 68,528 73,290 66,585 2.9 2.2 2.4 2.2

Mississippi

1,276,196 1,279,584 1,272,072 1,273,283 59,527 58,078 56,161 53,982 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.2

Missouri

3,052,192 3,056,664 3,031,234 3,070,323 99,677 80,603 82,841 71,387 3.3 2.6 2.7 2.3

Montana

525,710 523,111 524,892 524,858 18,235 16,520 19,394 17,279 3.5 3.2 3.7 3.3

Nebraska

1,000,098 1,012,180 1,005,465 1,024,158 27,212 25,895 25,672 27,008 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6

Nevada

1,473,917 1,519,245 1,474,068 1,526,445 72,059 67,150 68,899 63,591 4.9 4.4 4.7 4.2

New Hampshire

743,350 758,780 744,206 758,608 18,490 17,479 17,199 15,562 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.1

New Jersey

4,505,265 4,457,867 4,498,988 4,486,971 210,108 182,302 198,549 160,343 4.7 4.1 4.4 3.6

New Mexico

930,215 943,589 933,360 951,378 55,508 43,462 53,585 42,945 6.0 4.6 5.7 4.5

New York

9,743,446 9,740,425 9,683,391 9,787,056 446,739 365,727 429,759 352,282 4.6 3.8 4.4 3.6

New York City

4,243,249 4,215,371 4,226,863 4,242,780 191,105 169,156 184,876 166,806 4.5 4.0 4.4 3.9

North Carolina

4,989,623 4,957,232 4,972,021 5,013,870 211,307 152,193 211,534 170,887 4.2 3.1 4.3 3.4

North Dakota

414,703 401,220 413,442 401,062 8,221 9,029 7,532 7,920 2.0 2.3 1.8 2.0

Ohio

5,800,421 5,728,075 5,780,912 5,784,462 270,887 233,676 252,102 247,409 4.7 4.1 4.4 4.3

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,037,329 1,039,724 1,022,335 1,039,643 53,335 46,123 48,185 46,414 5.1 4.4 4.7 4.5

Oklahoma

1,846,157 1,854,750 1,848,467 1,861,101 75,274 55,582 73,847 55,951 4.1 3.0 4.0 3.0

Oregon

2,134,310 2,122,489 2,130,000 2,128,399 85,082 78,804 84,155 85,675 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.0

Pennsylvania

6,421,837 6,423,332 6,383,896 6,455,032 283,990 250,856 274,047 252,191 4.4 3.9 4.3 3.9

Rhode Island

555,698 559,261 556,526 558,063 22,433 19,529 22,789 17,191 4.0 3.5 4.1 3.1

South Carolina

2,317,579 2,297,655 2,316,025 2,316,491 98,002 76,269 96,947 76,757 4.2 3.3 4.2 3.3

South Dakota

454,086 456,501 457,090 459,632 13,828 11,773 13,567 11,995 3.0 2.6 3.0 2.6

Tennessee

3,222,941 3,234,140 3,213,444 3,251,426 105,030 119,695 101,958 120,258 3.3 3.7 3.2 3.7

Texas

13,619,456 13,802,138 13,536,215 13,869,529 548,848 517,036 501,634 478,909 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.5

Utah

1,571,088 1,576,960 1,574,321 1,571,635 46,718 47,651 46,298 43,192 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7

Vermont

343,810 342,964 344,217 342,283 9,919 9,567 7,783 6,224 2.9 2.8 2.3 1.8

Virginia

4,327,531 4,323,618 4,302,973 4,345,779 155,426 118,444 146,155 119,863 3.6 2.7 3.4 2.8

Washington

3,761,882 3,792,019 3,757,972 3,823,627 168,840 147,755 163,671 152,043 4.5 3.9 4.4 4.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,669,438 1,696,604 1,656,221 1,684,471 67,548 58,721 64,004 55,166 4.0 3.5 3.9 3.3

West Virginia

785,351 782,682 783,319 785,538 35,865 34,947 36,014 36,147 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.6

Wisconsin

3,166,604 3,147,177 3,159,058 3,148,847 92,134 80,668 86,267 81,663 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.6

Wyoming

292,678 285,812 292,185 287,291 10,386 10,605 10,771 10,094 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.5

Puerto Rico

1,091,617 1,088,594 1,055,201 1,082,287 120,527 93,171 120,289 89,486 11.0 8.6 11.4 8.3

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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