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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
2020 2021 2020 2021(p) August September August September
2020 2021 2020 2021(p) 2020 2021 2020 2021(p)

Alabama

2,234,629 2,217,397 2,213,645 2,217,042 163,319 76,391 151,290 66,033 7.3 3.4 6.8 3.0

Alaska

339,540 353,294 335,688 350,446 20,973 17,934 21,941 18,376 6.2 5.1 6.5 5.2

Arizona

3,518,126 3,634,888 3,557,313 3,660,529 249,959 193,802 249,405 159,033 7.1 5.3 7.0 4.3

Arkansas

1,347,895 1,358,013 1,340,180 1,356,947 84,611 51,612 77,940 42,743 6.3 3.8 5.8 3.1

California

18,690,463 19,024,036 18,494,445 19,041,573 2,299,887 1,423,841 1,933,139 1,216,588 12.3 7.5 10.5 6.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,938,493 5,023,392 4,804,945 5,034,521 862,109 485,330 631,853 413,027 17.5 9.7 13.2 8.2

Colorado

3,125,930 3,195,523 3,152,249 3,211,153 219,516 171,047 213,829 148,515 7.0 5.4 6.8 4.6

Connecticut

1,854,836 1,804,289 1,843,886 1,815,726 154,840 110,185 150,477 97,764 8.3 6.1 8.2 5.4

Delaware

490,448 489,477 485,471 484,084 37,775 26,090 35,588 23,681 7.7 5.3 7.3 4.9

District of Columbia

406,441 411,618 404,522 408,435 36,135 27,170 35,648 23,925 8.9 6.6 8.8 5.9

Florida

10,003,284 10,626,658 10,109,604 10,668,860 803,812 525,543 740,593 459,994 8.0 4.9 7.3 4.3

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,296,605 1,358,403 1,352,247 1,365,072 118,303 90,389 170,076 77,110 9.1 6.7 12.6 5.6

Georgia

4,930,238 5,147,237 4,933,424 5,141,352 343,514 161,381 315,517 128,098 7.0 3.1 6.4 2.5

Hawaii

645,049 648,495 608,565 646,829 91,155 43,012 93,068 41,144 14.1 6.6 15.3 6.4

Idaho

891,663 912,707 907,941 907,657 38,766 24,655 50,384 19,504 4.3 2.7 5.5 2.1

Illinois

6,275,238 6,240,743 6,358,334 6,219,714 690,102 425,211 640,189 343,756 11.0 6.8 10.1 5.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,584,783 3,638,891 3,690,447 3,612,893 465,537 271,600 451,442 219,529 13.0 7.5 12.2 6.1

Indiana

3,339,458 3,331,182 3,321,153 3,327,038 238,890 134,618 200,335 115,552 7.2 4.0 6.0 3.5

Iowa

1,631,247 1,648,868 1,635,725 1,655,423 79,510 63,457 69,064 47,973 4.9 3.8 4.2 2.9

Kansas

1,508,539 1,509,740 1,471,196 1,504,579 96,273 60,604 86,186 52,930 6.4 4.0 5.9 3.5

Kentucky

1,976,599 1,991,418 1,970,842 1,989,064 102,890 74,661 102,131 76,689 5.2 3.7 5.2 3.9

Louisiana

2,101,254 2,060,445 2,090,267 2,052,375 174,030 113,383 170,842 101,491 8.3 5.5 8.2 4.9

Maine

684,574 694,570 664,210 680,931 29,554 30,905 26,682 27,014 4.3 4.4 4.0 4.0

Maryland

3,176,646 3,154,097 3,004,854 3,127,321 268,849 185,176 206,005 170,045 8.5 5.9 6.9 5.4

Massachusetts

3,664,525 3,752,957 3,641,540 3,703,455 334,996 203,555 325,035 195,143 9.1 5.4 8.9 5.3

Michigan

4,883,260 4,778,899 4,851,512 4,736,735 404,670 210,125 378,479 180,047 8.3 4.4 7.8 3.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,137,372 2,074,807 2,133,276 2,056,112 226,810 77,280 216,078 60,079 10.6 3.7 10.1 2.9

Minnesota

3,126,078 3,035,823 3,084,862 3,033,209 195,939 101,882 169,776 85,056 6.3 3.4 5.5 2.8

Mississippi

1,255,536 1,271,613 1,262,195 1,264,518 96,874 74,812 88,775 59,263 7.7 5.9 7.0 4.7

Missouri

3,093,781 3,055,940 3,067,041 3,047,662 187,462 106,650 147,973 87,257 6.1 3.5 4.8 2.9

Montana

547,995 548,165 540,272 542,252 28,535 15,655 24,489 10,503 5.2 2.9 4.5 1.9

Nebraska

1,031,473 1,022,109 1,023,637 1,018,835 39,782 18,765 37,866 14,253 3.9 1.8 3.7 1.4

Nevada

1,523,321 1,533,153 1,539,088 1,532,345 219,299 109,883 200,711 97,755 14.4 7.2 13.0 6.4

New Hampshire

768,870 756,979 758,568 742,972 48,630 21,503 40,858 18,089 6.3 2.8 5.4 2.4

New Jersey

4,548,021 4,446,146 4,348,286 4,385,187 494,604 308,503 333,020 273,063 10.9 6.9 7.7 6.2

New Mexico

915,617 950,216 961,466 945,592 85,672 59,845 82,725 54,575 9.4 6.3 8.6 5.8

New York

9,477,391 9,335,246 9,303,744 9,248,590 1,096,540 662,810 916,728 579,501 11.6 7.1 9.9 6.3

New York City

3,987,015 3,973,834 3,965,032 3,951,746 592,670 388,409 581,307 352,651 14.9 9.8 14.7 8.9

North Carolina

4,913,809 5,026,291 5,016,045 5,045,589 337,266 221,150 357,508 189,745 6.9 4.4 7.1 3.8

North Dakota

415,991 406,639 406,373 404,240 24,206 13,032 16,530 10,481 5.8 3.2 4.1 2.6

Ohio

5,850,096 5,684,431 5,669,149 5,644,075 505,548 290,837 413,661 261,688 8.6 5.1 7.3 4.6

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

990,490 1,004,762 904,577 987,748 79,764 53,122 79,698 43,823 8.1 5.3 8.8 4.4

Oklahoma

1,851,733 1,852,559 1,864,238 1,858,126 112,985 52,360 103,246 37,504 6.1 2.8 5.5 2.0

Oregon

2,110,616 2,177,183 2,116,300 2,171,365 176,159 98,775 155,374 88,944 8.3 4.5 7.3 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,307,843 6,318,696 6,331,317 6,262,637 646,398 416,980 444,222 339,004 10.2 6.6 7.0 5.4

Rhode Island

535,226 535,607 557,852 574,410 67,083 32,452 57,597 25,032 12.5 6.1 10.3 4.4

South Carolina

2,414,177 2,416,939 2,411,907 2,386,123 130,920 101,911 122,607 77,799 5.4 4.2 5.1 3.3

South Dakota

459,134 475,612 475,314 468,846 21,131 13,596 17,295 10,103 4.6 2.9 3.6 2.2

Tennessee

3,371,004 3,316,555 3,379,104 3,286,244 262,028 141,341 256,163 116,278 7.8 4.3 7.6 3.5

Texas

14,090,773 14,191,262 13,993,842 14,254,432 973,671 758,342 1,116,437 705,249 6.9 5.3 8.0 4.9

Utah

1,646,330 1,674,737 1,641,771 1,678,988 78,638 42,373 66,216 26,563 4.8 2.5 4.0 1.6

Vermont

325,514 322,525 318,926 317,639 16,427 9,486 14,262 6,366 5.0 2.9 4.5 2.0

Virginia

4,401,474 4,266,523 4,289,848 4,208,762 312,141 161,031 276,693 134,733 7.1 3.8 6.4 3.2

Washington

3,886,399 3,959,899 3,869,556 3,962,743 335,071 197,137 293,324 164,113 8.6 5.0 7.6 4.1

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,732,288 1,769,259 1,731,367 1,764,863 137,176 87,828 127,947 78,838 7.9 5.0 7.4 4.5

West Virginia

793,761 794,965 794,260 790,318 65,786 33,706 57,454 25,475 8.3 4.2 7.2 3.2

Wisconsin

3,079,474 3,130,893 3,129,027 3,116,580 179,297 125,982 153,718 103,902 5.8 4.0 4.9 3.3

Wyoming

299,955 294,877 298,662 292,802 17,661 10,917 16,320 8,082 5.9 3.7 5.5 2.8

Puerto Rico

1,069,818 1,087,221 1,069,225 1,091,928 90,330 99,221 100,195 86,320 8.4 9.1 9.4 7.9

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. 18-03, dated April 10, 2018, 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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Last Modified Date: October 22, 2021