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
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) July August July August
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) 2017 2018 2017 2018(p)

Alabama

2,173,759 2,217,339 2,158,653 2,204,787 100,246 97,615 93,099 91,950 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.2

Alaska

373,884 366,761 368,916 360,804 24,848 21,143 23,546 19,390 6.6 5.8 6.4 5.4

Arizona

3,309,906 3,372,025 3,314,163 3,363,285 169,559 169,248 171,931 178,100 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.3

Arkansas

1,373,322 1,364,018 1,360,376 1,344,473 57,080 51,940 51,805 45,168 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.4

California

19,413,562 19,469,829 19,376,487 19,368,137 995,611 857,023 959,037 825,595 5.1 4.4 4.9 4.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,152,986 5,179,812 5,137,893 5,138,451 273,428 263,162 262,503 260,291 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.1

Colorado

3,019,606 3,126,122 3,018,153 3,101,394 84,207 95,289 83,673 106,094 2.8 3.0 2.8 3.4

Connecticut

1,951,246 1,944,408 1,920,059 1,905,326 94,974 86,499 89,647 77,120 4.9 4.4 4.7 4.0

Delaware

483,010 492,985 480,786 488,689 23,342 20,650 22,830 20,790 4.8 4.2 4.7 4.3

District of Columbia

407,291 414,707 400,601 401,407 26,933 24,791 25,560 24,622 6.6 6.0 6.4 6.1

Florida

10,164,624 10,319,333 10,105,593 10,191,327 444,483 409,001 439,388 383,417 4.4 4.0 4.3 3.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,402,620 1,396,346 1,377,698 1,361,811 68,949 60,045 69,890 55,867 4.9 4.3 5.1 4.1

Georgia

5,090,447 5,196,412 5,060,417 5,124,948 255,534 209,298 248,105 192,615 5.0 4.0 4.9 3.8

Hawaii

688,438 690,125 682,136 683,846 16,219 15,151 14,814 14,754 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.2

Idaho

845,036 866,913 839,691 854,464 24,691 23,870 24,036 19,695 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.3

Illinois

6,567,081 6,561,454 6,504,014 6,460,016 335,872 280,091 344,193 269,055 5.1 4.3 5.3 4.2

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,844,615 3,795,206 3,806,199 3,742,782 204,102 154,295 213,637 143,531 5.3 4.1 5.6 3.8

Indiana

3,355,414 3,446,083 3,332,392 3,409,605 120,612 121,497 131,017 127,488 3.6 3.5 3.9 3.7

Iowa

1,698,474 1,713,981 1,679,665 1,681,661 51,144 41,736 52,490 40,416 3.0 2.4 3.1 2.4

Kansas

1,501,319 1,500,325 1,477,378 1,476,834 62,362 59,107 59,507 51,492 4.2 3.9 4.0 3.5

Kentucky

2,071,239 2,091,089 2,047,213 2,056,845 110,880 103,479 98,105 84,339 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.1

Louisiana

2,136,012 2,159,051 2,118,448 2,115,837 119,626 126,696 118,483 117,317 5.6 5.9 5.6 5.5

Maine

720,418 728,259 718,153 722,902 23,499 23,890 20,058 20,718 3.3 3.3 2.8 2.9

Maryland

3,274,692 3,284,643 3,238,148 3,237,791 140,435 145,527 136,940 135,660 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.2

Massachusetts

3,713,111 3,892,173 3,693,503 3,866,987 148,026 153,070 134,706 136,763 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.5

Michigan

4,942,077 4,949,857 4,924,856 4,874,942 268,290 239,239 251,002 185,713 5.4 4.8 5.1 3.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,138,047 2,137,275 2,140,596 2,114,654 107,913 107,815 108,502 88,881 5.0 5.0 5.1 4.2

Minnesota

3,097,084 3,137,539 3,083,928 3,087,727 102,342 85,917 104,234 77,958 3.3 2.7 3.4 2.5

Mississippi

1,293,157 1,304,792 1,269,033 1,281,473 75,197 69,628 63,102 60,565 5.8 5.3 5.0 4.7

Missouri

3,087,860 3,111,773 3,049,843 3,041,588 128,665 117,084 129,606 105,619 4.2 3.8 4.2 3.5

Montana

535,948 533,560 532,953 530,353 19,530 17,231 19,171 16,769 3.6 3.2 3.6 3.2

Nebraska

1,022,611 1,031,535 1,010,044 1,018,192 32,315 31,639 29,345 27,829 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7

Nevada

1,470,436 1,511,980 1,467,506 1,511,103 75,576 67,875 72,887 70,162 5.1 4.5 5.0 4.6

New Hampshire

759,632 775,787 754,645 771,044 19,741 20,692 19,652 20,311 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.6

New Jersey

4,586,978 4,579,780 4,545,577 4,527,351 234,116 217,846 226,022 199,547 5.1 4.8 5.0 4.4

New Mexico

932,069 943,529 927,597 935,881 62,198 47,534 58,085 44,958 6.7 5.0 6.3 4.8

New York

9,858,475 9,831,240 9,767,149 9,757,182 485,742 416,407 481,791 401,687 4.9 4.2 4.9 4.1

New York City

4,263,610 4,257,392 4,236,696 4,229,163 214,568 186,717 215,114 179,918 5.0 4.4 5.1 4.3

North Carolina

4,988,088 5,052,642 4,938,611 4,960,170 237,962 206,181 238,077 194,685 4.8 4.1 4.8 3.9

North Dakota

423,222 411,863 421,299 407,132 9,731 9,902 9,870 9,211 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3

Ohio

5,864,866 5,846,896 5,830,467 5,752,284 310,257 284,136 297,563 256,935 5.3 4.9 5.1 4.5

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,056,494 1,059,929 1,038,865 1,041,520 63,768 58,285 61,189 54,348 6.0 5.5 5.9 5.2

Oklahoma

1,839,879 1,873,194 1,830,593 1,855,540 79,646 68,218 78,942 64,315 4.3 3.6 4.3 3.5

Oregon

2,134,577 2,137,211 2,134,652 2,122,899 95,339 85,552 95,441 83,851 4.5 4.0 4.5 3.9

Pennsylvania

6,514,475 6,506,856 6,449,859 6,435,111 344,024 293,400 341,711 286,076 5.3 4.5 5.3 4.4

Rhode Island

561,995 571,665 560,123 565,648 26,292 23,447 25,123 21,650 4.7 4.1 4.5 3.8

South Carolina

2,342,714 2,336,359 2,330,276 2,312,891 104,779 82,240 111,007 83,578 4.5 3.5 4.8 3.6

South Dakota

463,056 466,365 459,844 461,548 14,479 12,357 15,202 12,855 3.1 2.6 3.3 2.8

Tennessee

3,230,978 3,296,841 3,201,982 3,240,320 125,904 132,827 118,047 123,911 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.8

Texas

13,571,881 13,840,761 13,522,840 13,751,850 604,241 556,604 601,021 539,409 4.5 4.0 4.4 3.9

Utah

1,570,778 1,601,286 1,569,268 1,586,516 52,995 51,881 53,051 55,299 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.5

Vermont

350,175 352,270 348,728 348,360 10,730 10,275 10,244 9,760 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8

Virginia

4,367,600 4,417,724 4,318,478 4,340,469 169,970 129,930 170,341 133,149 3.9 2.9 3.9 3.1

Washington

3,756,579 3,798,238 3,738,990 3,771,608 174,245 159,775 178,199 155,329 4.6 4.2 4.8 4.1

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,654,880 1,694,069 1,658,270 1,687,111 67,175 61,074 68,610 55,366 4.1 3.6 4.1 3.3

West Virginia

785,049 788,629 781,215 777,064 39,644 42,725 41,517 37,915 5.0 5.4 5.3 4.9

Wisconsin

3,201,145 3,216,751 3,176,657 3,175,053 108,410 101,864 106,386 98,012 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.1

Wyoming

297,426 288,839 295,499 286,613 11,094 10,937 10,574 10,455 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.6

Puerto Rico

1,091,104 1,105,128 1,092,130 1,087,497 113,848 105,410 127,946 99,385 10.4 9.5 11.7 9.1

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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