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

Alabama

2,168,460 2,162,979 2,176,728 2,170,209 134,754 92,424 134,032 72,631 6.2 4.3 6.2 3.3

Alaska

366,325 369,931 360,761 362,917 21,301 23,408 21,892 23,937 5.8 6.3 6.1 6.6

Arizona

3,243,683 3,305,023 3,263,107 3,340,182 186,548 169,533 175,080 156,330 5.8 5.1 5.4 4.7

Arkansas

1,345,036 1,372,881 1,345,513 1,375,186 52,969 48,625 52,163 46,565 3.9 3.5 3.9 3.4

California

19,178,340 19,294,073 19,186,046 19,450,352 1,069,094 1,043,156 1,004,338 917,296 5.6 5.4 5.2 4.7

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,059,261 5,152,265 5,072,873 5,197,445 284,289 278,974 268,540 251,574 5.6 5.4 5.3 4.8

Colorado

2,910,544 3,008,385 2,911,124 3,024,730 93,703 66,546 84,799 68,772 3.2 2.2 2.9 2.3

Connecticut

1,907,030 1,919,400 1,883,920 1,896,089 98,951 87,292 86,819 76,340 5.2 4.5 4.6 4.0

Delaware

474,958 481,409 467,885 475,292 21,262 24,790 20,185 22,223 4.5 5.1 4.3 4.7

District of Columbia

391,268 397,156 390,933 399,120 24,968 26,206 24,088 28,053 6.4 6.6 6.2 7.0

Florida

9,867,355 10,129,925 9,946,538 10,184,523 509,388 431,261 508,834 366,862 5.2 4.3 5.1 3.6

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,340,860 1,380,257 1,345,375 1,386,576 77,390 67,669 76,973 64,004 5.8 4.9 5.7 4.6

Georgia

4,920,833 5,055,130 4,957,356 5,091,718 273,846 242,495 274,962 216,127 5.6 4.8 5.5 4.2

Hawaii

686,674 687,161 685,456 684,329 19,978 16,527 21,042 16,447 2.9 2.4 3.1 2.4

Idaho

821,604 828,008 817,802 827,366 30,223 21,293 27,770 20,668 3.7 2.6 3.4 2.5

Illinois

6,542,874 6,460,449 6,517,022 6,418,454 380,780 335,463 364,791 294,081 5.8 5.2 5.6 4.6

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,804,720 3,772,175 3,780,509 3,743,527 223,786 204,388 212,408 179,348 5.9 5.4 5.6 4.8

Indiana

3,334,171 3,354,159 3,325,272 3,340,423 147,078 135,450 134,378 119,196 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.6

Iowa

1,702,436 1,688,288 1,698,623 1,688,189 62,720 55,174 57,646 50,097 3.7 3.3 3.4 3.0

Kansas

1,477,686 1,482,048 1,478,192 1,486,961 67,296 61,407 60,371 50,971 4.6 4.1 4.1 3.4

Kentucky

1,990,054 2,055,408 2,000,277 2,063,363 95,780 107,284 96,448 88,206 4.8 5.2 4.8 4.3

Louisiana

2,118,794 2,090,299 2,118,949 2,090,429 138,745 117,869 134,882 110,356 6.5 5.6 6.4 5.3

Maine

710,951 721,879 695,467 705,244 23,400 22,156 23,693 21,357 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.0

Maryland

3,191,365 3,264,665 3,177,815 3,245,132 139,987 130,838 132,464 114,486 4.4 4.0 4.2 3.5

Massachusetts

3,622,631 3,712,378 3,568,057 3,645,775 123,037 139,164 119,229 128,050 3.4 3.7 3.3 3.5

Michigan

4,874,284 4,883,648 4,860,874 4,898,001 254,249 226,281 233,070 218,842 5.2 4.6 4.8 4.5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,095,235 2,107,495 2,095,472 2,116,392 127,250 93,032 118,095 93,658 6.1 4.4 5.6 4.4

Minnesota

3,016,796 3,082,486 3,001,492 3,071,661 113,799 109,837 108,951 89,367 3.8 3.6 3.6 2.9

Mississippi

1,272,765 1,275,891 1,282,108 1,277,442 71,743 64,775 72,753 59,780 5.6 5.1 5.7 4.7

Missouri

3,107,753 3,068,354 3,108,513 3,081,861 160,287 128,881 141,820 102,076 5.2 4.2 4.6 3.3

Montana

534,042 532,642 525,693 524,252 19,672 17,937 17,809 17,618 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.4

Nebraska

1,013,673 1,010,698 1,003,800 1,000,367 32,821 28,061 31,006 25,451 3.2 2.8 3.1 2.5

Nevada

1,429,173 1,449,756 1,432,348 1,457,790 79,024 72,289 77,259 72,263 5.5 5.0 5.4 5.0

New Hampshire

758,169 757,359 746,963 743,752 20,933 19,423 19,415 19,449 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.6

New Jersey

4,545,123 4,553,612 4,500,021 4,503,328 229,302 218,851 220,483 215,945 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.8

New Mexico

928,217 924,767 925,371 926,280 66,051 59,647 62,481 56,364 7.1 6.4 6.8 6.1

New York

9,627,104 9,728,580 9,554,863 9,738,070 474,278 472,617 471,384 461,203 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.7

New York City

4,147,743 4,236,476 4,141,323 4,257,955 229,669 216,645 222,170 212,875 5.5 5.1 5.4 5.0

North Carolina

4,867,507 4,904,148 4,902,908 4,967,185 255,587 218,565 243,039 197,787 5.3 4.5 5.0 4.0

North Dakota

424,003 422,679 417,632 417,114 12,150 9,092 10,058 7,822 2.9 2.2 2.4 1.9

Ohio

5,754,445 5,791,363 5,719,701 5,770,613 278,828 307,839 281,698 270,835 4.8 5.3 4.9 4.7

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,039,216 1,041,091 1,029,181 1,034,646 55,690 70,310 54,249 58,707 5.4 6.8 5.3 5.7

Oklahoma

1,820,146 1,821,384 1,827,050 1,838,387 92,321 86,298 89,975 79,762 5.1 4.7 4.9 4.3

Oregon

2,085,823 2,142,837 2,075,688 2,137,787 107,054 96,579 95,099 88,962 5.1 4.5 4.6 4.2

Pennsylvania

6,509,403 6,444,680 6,474,896 6,404,607 381,313 329,298 345,629 282,627 5.9 5.1 5.3 4.4

Rhode Island

558,556 560,138 552,409 551,156 30,925 23,791 27,069 20,438 5.5 4.2 4.9 3.7

South Carolina

2,316,553 2,340,124 2,301,557 2,323,275 117,129 104,662 108,274 89,151 5.1 4.5 4.7 3.8

South Dakota

458,179 462,308 451,351 455,919 12,510 15,635 11,406 13,919 2.7 3.4 2.5 3.1

Tennessee

3,149,600 3,193,004 3,160,765 3,223,416 163,305 114,558 164,593 93,431 5.2 3.6 5.2 2.9

Texas

13,295,171 13,406,493 13,359,661 13,499,113 656,216 604,778 646,980 543,637 4.9 4.5 4.8 4.0

Utah

1,521,514 1,575,870 1,521,521 1,573,459 51,814 55,242 46,235 48,027 3.4 3.5 3.0 3.1

Vermont

348,711 349,208 344,666 343,168 10,916 10,478 11,186 10,000 3.1 3.0 3.2 2.9

Virginia

4,250,825 4,331,902 4,251,219 4,336,446 183,143 165,044 177,096 156,536 4.3 3.8 4.2 3.6

Washington

3,658,770 3,742,152 3,666,453 3,774,386 193,627 168,196 185,885 165,289 5.3 4.5 5.1 4.4

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,629,635 1,655,041 1,636,498 1,668,102 64,757 65,246 66,044 66,919 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.0

West Virginia

787,513 782,355 787,174 784,426 46,854 42,019 42,749 34,582 5.9 5.4 5.4 4.4

Wisconsin

3,144,447 3,186,928 3,127,214 3,167,409 125,875 107,806 117,402 95,141 4.0 3.4 3.8 3.0

Wyoming

304,511 296,742 301,548 292,551 14,322 10,264 13,574 10,244 4.7 3.5 4.5 3.5

Puerto Rico

1,106,765 1,096,951 1,119,147 - 133,047 128,054 146,222 - 12.0 11.7 13.1 -

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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