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
July August Number Percent of labor force
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) July August July August
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

2,173,465 2,180,600 2,168,460 2,162,768 132,734 106,593 134,754 92,837 6.1 4.9 6.2 4.3

Alaska

371,272 376,851 366,325 369,982 22,540 24,709 21,301 23,430 6.1 6.6 5.8 6.3

Arizona

3,240,274 3,314,032 3,243,683 3,304,258 186,236 181,037 186,548 169,670 5.7 5.5 5.8 5.1

Arkansas

1,360,570 1,393,745 1,345,036 1,371,780 59,883 53,259 52,969 48,633 4.4 3.8 3.9 3.5

California

19,209,227 19,284,617 19,178,340 19,293,497 1,115,050 1,035,395 1,069,094 1,041,499 5.8 5.4 5.6 5.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,068,971 5,156,054 5,059,261 5,150,243 295,646 271,854 284,289 277,339 5.8 5.3 5.6 5.4

Colorado

2,916,061 3,022,710 2,910,544 3,009,751 98,970 76,206 93,703 66,616 3.4 2.5 3.2 2.2

Connecticut

1,924,769 1,966,249 1,907,030 1,919,376 103,538 98,484 98,951 87,404 5.4 5.0 5.2 4.6

Delaware

478,124 482,307 474,958 481,515 21,762 24,735 21,262 24,794 4.6 5.1 4.5 5.1

District of Columbia

397,407 405,950 391,268 397,247 25,186 28,062 24,968 26,244 6.3 6.9 6.4 6.6

Florida

9,879,776 10,169,972 9,867,355 10,127,466 508,776 444,547 509,388 430,233 5.1 4.4 5.2 4.2

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,343,295 1,401,069 1,340,860 1,378,632 73,618 67,400 77,390 67,573 5.5 4.8 5.8 4.9

Georgia

4,948,936 5,078,790 4,920,833 5,057,573 283,213 256,555 273,846 242,570 5.7 5.1 5.6 4.8

Hawaii

689,706 694,663 686,674 687,142 21,439 17,479 19,978 16,511 3.1 2.5 2.9 2.4

Idaho

827,800 832,807 821,604 827,899 30,081 23,891 30,223 21,296 3.6 2.9 3.7 2.6

Illinois

6,607,396 6,528,216 6,542,874 6,460,360 386,828 319,642 380,780 335,592 5.9 4.9 5.8 5.2

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,852,098 3,804,446 3,804,720 3,771,688 229,412 183,247 223,786 204,442 6.0 4.8 5.9 5.4

Indiana

3,360,615 3,379,507 3,334,171 3,355,775 147,172 116,400 147,078 135,466 4.4 3.4 4.4 4.0

Iowa

1,723,032 1,704,341 1,702,436 1,687,993 63,255 53,304 62,720 54,885 3.7 3.1 3.7 3.3

Kansas

1,502,871 1,504,441 1,477,686 1,481,458 72,640 64,520 67,296 61,627 4.8 4.3 4.6 4.2

Kentucky

2,004,794 2,076,628 1,990,054 2,054,263 103,089 123,031 95,780 106,224 5.1 5.9 4.8 5.2

Louisiana

2,152,264 2,111,841 2,118,794 2,091,226 142,515 118,592 138,745 117,990 6.6 5.6 6.5 5.6

Maine

710,901 723,949 710,951 721,388 26,109 25,028 23,400 22,181 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.1

Maryland

3,219,317 3,294,081 3,191,365 3,264,773 142,953 137,838 139,987 131,430 4.4 4.2 4.4 4.0

Massachusetts

3,634,702 3,738,461 3,622,631 3,712,208 139,969 162,976 123,037 139,070 3.9 4.4 3.4 3.7

Michigan

4,891,813 4,899,403 4,874,284 4,883,829 282,996 241,409 254,249 226,382 5.8 4.9 5.2 4.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,098,213 2,103,303 2,095,235 2,108,214 132,532 93,179 127,250 93,068 6.3 4.4 6.1 4.4

Minnesota

3,032,161 3,091,925 3,016,796 3,082,329 115,174 105,928 113,799 109,940 3.8 3.4 3.8 3.6

Mississippi

1,292,473 1,304,303 1,272,765 1,276,299 82,624 79,317 71,743 64,669 6.4 6.1 5.6 5.1

Missouri

3,145,778 3,096,872 3,107,753 3,069,421 162,471 124,507 160,287 129,036 5.2 4.0 5.2 4.2

Montana

537,115 535,808 534,042 532,869 20,466 18,621 19,672 17,874 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.4

Nebraska

1,026,937 1,023,223 1,013,673 1,010,473 35,980 30,942 32,821 27,996 3.5 3.0 3.2 2.8

Nevada

1,435,612 1,452,357 1,429,173 1,449,767 83,557 74,445 79,024 72,239 5.8 5.1 5.5 5.0

New Hampshire

761,939 764,157 758,169 757,798 21,521 19,447 20,933 19,437 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.6

New Jersey

4,591,439 4,588,074 4,545,123 4,553,480 252,733 217,499 229,302 218,421 5.5 4.7 5.0 4.8

New Mexico

932,188 930,132 928,217 924,413 69,792 65,075 66,051 59,585 7.5 7.0 7.1 6.4

New York

9,696,799 9,827,042 9,627,104 9,730,139 487,956 476,970 474,278 473,017 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9

New York City

4,165,039 4,280,291 4,147,743 4,237,140 232,883 214,199 229,669 216,846 5.6 5.0 5.5 5.1

North Carolina

4,903,825 4,956,213 4,867,507 4,904,622 257,157 220,931 255,587 218,650 5.2 4.5 5.3 4.5

North Dakota

424,877 425,175 424,003 422,505 12,420 8,771 12,150 8,953 2.9 2.1 2.9 2.1

Ohio

5,778,517 5,845,564 5,754,445 5,790,834 289,528 322,016 278,828 308,055 5.0 5.5 4.8 5.3

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,052,757 1,059,575 1,039,216 1,041,894 59,057 69,716 55,690 70,354 5.6 6.6 5.4 6.8

Oklahoma

1,831,221 1,822,069 1,820,146 1,821,272 93,412 82,307 92,321 86,190 5.1 4.5 5.1 4.7

Oregon

2,084,202 2,153,531 2,085,823 2,142,125 110,678 94,330 107,054 96,841 5.3 4.4 5.1 4.5

Pennsylvania

6,572,241 6,534,398 6,509,403 6,443,254 395,273 348,538 381,313 329,328 6.0 5.3 5.9 5.1

Rhode Island

560,384 565,382 558,556 560,511 31,448 27,011 30,925 23,736 5.6 4.8 5.5 4.2

South Carolina

2,327,413 2,354,942 2,316,553 2,339,433 115,692 102,623 117,129 104,659 5.0 4.4 5.1 4.5

South Dakota

462,389 465,427 458,179 462,682 11,911 14,043 12,510 15,649 2.6 3.0 2.7 3.4

Tennessee

3,173,928 3,210,196 3,149,600 3,193,952 163,765 132,287 163,305 115,311 5.2 4.1 5.2 3.6

Texas

13,356,834 13,434,624 13,295,171 13,406,779 674,961 583,977 656,216 604,757 5.1 4.3 4.9 4.5

Utah

1,524,943 1,581,768 1,521,514 1,575,635 54,440 56,291 51,814 55,217 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.5

Vermont

351,345 349,484 348,711 349,081 11,996 10,607 10,916 10,475 3.4 3.0 3.1 3.0

Virginia

4,283,528 4,391,110 4,250,825 4,331,940 180,463 168,995 183,143 165,276 4.2 3.8 4.3 3.8

Washington

3,675,259 3,754,843 3,658,770 3,743,407 198,745 163,601 193,627 169,583 5.4 4.4 5.3 4.5

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,629,753 1,641,838 1,629,635 1,655,979 68,725 60,571 64,757 65,780 4.2 3.7 4.0 4.0

West Virginia

791,694 786,185 787,513 782,243 45,427 38,982 46,854 42,023 5.7 5.0 5.9 5.4

Wisconsin

3,164,480 3,204,010 3,144,447 3,185,750 131,738 107,549 125,875 107,344 4.2 3.4 4.0 3.4

Wyoming

306,926 298,116 304,511 296,602 15,458 11,430 14,322 10,254 5.0 3.8 4.7 3.5

Puerto Rico

1,125,198 1,095,817 1,106,765 1,096,951 140,449 114,108 133,047 128,054 12.5 10.4 12.0 11.7

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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