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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
September October Number Percent of labor force
2019 2020 2019 2020(p) September October September October
2019 2020 2019 2020(p) 2019 2020 2019 2020(p)

Alabama

2,237,761 2,266,350 2,252,789 2,256,997 57,536 147,185 57,113 123,584 2.6 6.5 2.5 5.5

Alaska

348,825 334,515 344,605 351,548 19,306 21,580 19,701 19,030 5.5 6.5 5.7 5.4

Arizona

3,591,467 3,587,391 3,601,094 3,594,564 165,431 236,960 161,137 284,601 4.6 6.6 4.5 7.9

Arkansas

1,364,706 1,344,851 1,367,199 1,331,562 45,467 93,700 42,231 76,007 3.3 7.0 3.1 5.7

California

19,505,846 18,730,849 19,538,254 19,341,630 704,291 2,005,969 725,895 1,736,288 3.6 10.7 3.7 9.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

5,152,447 4,962,393 5,157,853 5,089,807 222,671 760,094 221,664 613,399 4.3 15.3 4.3 12.1

Colorado

3,178,923 3,135,918 3,183,835 3,151,175 75,467 192,920 75,314 194,309 2.4 6.2 2.4 6.2

Connecticut

1,913,111 1,892,440 1,925,483 1,856,084 66,569 142,318 66,634 108,532 3.5 7.5 3.5 5.8

Delaware

484,356 484,737 487,774 478,936 18,909 40,387 18,749 26,334 3.9 8.3 3.8 5.5

District of Columbia

407,988 396,021 409,726 395,863 21,886 36,262 21,517 32,473 5.4 9.2 5.3 8.2

Florida

10,438,897 10,166,280 10,458,221 10,153,913 304,238 735,744 295,902 652,787 2.9 7.2 2.8 6.4

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,384,761 1,396,663 1,399,889 1,342,819 31,696 176,388 28,349 118,718 2.3 12.6 2.0 8.8

Georgia

5,119,873 4,938,515 5,140,986 5,093,669 156,100 306,054 159,171 228,654 3.0 6.2 3.1 4.5

Hawaii

662,543 610,217 663,747 639,195 18,842 92,450 17,540 90,903 2.8 15.2 2.6 14.2

Idaho

886,206 919,116 888,851 915,311 20,685 51,637 20,787 45,983 2.3 5.6 2.3 5.0

Illinois

6,426,636 6,334,468 6,443,336 6,255,869 222,928 634,628 224,741 407,255 3.5 10.0 3.5 6.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,697,145 3,647,470 3,705,055 3,517,151 117,332 427,981 119,267 274,153 3.2 11.7 3.2 7.8

Indiana

3,374,034 3,343,358 3,392,188 3,353,337 95,125 195,513 102,208 160,712 2.8 5.8 3.0 4.8

Iowa

1,748,279 1,632,950 1,759,289 1,638,478 41,466 71,212 40,745 49,084 2.4 4.4 2.3 3.0

Kansas

1,484,776 1,467,274 1,493,923 1,519,494 40,121 81,479 42,395 74,643 2.7 5.6 2.8 4.9

Kentucky

2,073,191 1,894,665 2,075,032 1,955,722 79,648 98,849 79,834 135,622 3.8 5.2 3.8 6.9

Louisiana

2,096,725 2,097,096 2,108,448 2,118,292 104,342 169,723 105,844 197,250 5.0 8.1 5.0 9.3

Maine

692,599 682,807 695,929 679,139 16,025 37,161 16,749 32,295 2.3 5.4 2.4 4.8

Maryland

3,264,649 3,079,451 3,278,073 3,157,253 106,899 225,825 108,418 241,545 3.3 7.3 3.3 7.7

Massachusetts

3,798,668 3,752,660 3,819,962 3,610,723 101,529 362,323 90,037 250,244 2.7 9.7 2.4 6.9

Michigan

4,930,761 4,833,677 4,943,286 4,868,808 173,033 396,905 173,524 247,431 3.5 8.2 3.5 5.1

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,177,102 2,035,649 2,180,195 2,124,283 86,349 200,965 87,008 132,837 4.0 9.9 4.0 6.3

Minnesota

3,110,208 3,055,645 3,125,946 3,017,864 80,560 163,943 81,756 117,689 2.6 5.4 2.6 3.9

Mississippi

1,276,039 1,297,658 1,276,407 1,289,654 68,196 90,055 65,083 90,150 5.3 6.9 5.1 7.0

Missouri

3,083,575 2,994,695 3,103,578 2,980,680 82,035 127,577 86,305 114,425 2.7 4.3 2.8 3.8

Montana

534,592 533,013 535,076 533,821 15,869 24,499 16,905 22,296 3.0 4.6 3.2 4.2

Nebraska

1,029,469 1,026,784 1,038,851 1,029,141 28,495 34,586 29,226 27,876 2.8 3.4 2.8 2.7

Nevada

1,552,411 1,550,430 1,555,164 1,548,358 57,740 192,954 55,450 182,494 3.7 12.4 3.6 11.8

New Hampshire

772,689 736,395 773,369 724,578 17,831 40,491 16,995 27,260 2.3 5.5 2.2 3.8

New Jersey

4,496,207 4,291,718 4,533,349 4,404,759 152,067 276,969 154,959 345,181 3.4 6.5 3.4 7.8

New Mexico

955,891 952,541 963,427 929,046 44,186 93,936 44,673 73,809 4.6 9.9 4.6 7.9

New York

9,504,828 9,128,601 9,543,205 9,072,437 342,694 849,479 354,358 834,025 3.6 9.3 3.7 9.2

New York City

4,054,999 3,838,401 4,072,942 3,826,002 142,400 529,290 150,928 501,818 3.5 13.8 3.7 13.1

North Carolina

5,094,495 4,896,385 5,123,098 4,958,027 174,618 339,862 180,081 302,413 3.4 6.9 3.5 6.1

North Dakota

403,896 396,704 403,653 399,873 7,434 15,129 6,535 15,922 1.8 3.8 1.6 4.0

Ohio

5,805,781 5,643,557 5,828,726 5,815,536 225,181 448,813 220,052 299,998 3.9 8.0 3.8 5.2

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,045,516 925,332 1,039,084 1,012,137 38,501 92,369 34,760 58,860 3.7 10.0 3.3 5.8

Oklahoma

1,844,419 1,885,410 1,854,653 1,880,047 57,872 99,532 62,648 115,470 3.1 5.3 3.4 6.1

Oregon

2,109,356 2,038,215 2,109,185 2,145,460 64,940 149,864 63,668 137,452 3.1 7.4 3.0 6.4

Pennsylvania

6,506,111 6,419,715 6,545,629 6,357,371 271,125 502,581 289,032 436,208 4.2 7.8 4.4 6.9

Rhode Island

556,320 561,092 557,600 542,409 17,493 56,963 16,402 35,151 3.1 10.2 2.9 6.5

South Carolina

2,366,932 2,372,326 2,384,080 2,386,076 47,844 116,197 56,883 97,321 2.0 4.9 2.4 4.1

South Dakota

463,200 462,748 466,961 463,636 14,012 17,379 14,240 15,362 3.0 3.8 3.0 3.3

Tennessee

3,351,337 3,303,274 3,369,212 3,332,952 105,792 210,097 108,485 240,834 3.2 6.4 3.2 7.2

Texas

14,111,297 14,198,955 14,161,315 14,094,292 482,829 1,163,781 474,329 950,292 3.4 8.2 3.3 6.7

Utah

1,615,873 1,669,478 1,623,876 1,645,673 34,864 78,973 34,061 61,597 2.2 4.7 2.1 3.7

Vermont

338,959 320,494 339,366 319,265 7,834 13,356 5,798 7,559 2.3 4.2 1.7 2.4

Virginia

4,420,479 4,273,950 4,440,231 4,272,772 114,346 262,055 111,836 218,161 2.6 6.1 2.5 5.1

Washington

3,937,562 3,935,164 3,950,939 4,004,506 144,349 308,164 143,866 222,624 3.7 7.8 3.6 5.6

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,746,456 1,722,748 1,729,765 1,694,860 49,683 121,198 46,219 81,823 2.8 7.0 2.7 4.8

West Virginia

803,603 776,210 807,512 768,774 34,801 61,636 36,871 44,143 4.3 7.9 4.6 5.7

Wisconsin

3,096,038 3,130,746 3,104,233 3,122,618 88,493 144,668 86,937 153,490 2.9 4.6 2.8 4.9

Wyoming

293,770 295,023 293,310 295,987 9,663 16,375 9,855 14,930 3.3 5.6 3.4 5.0

Puerto Rico

1,066,859 1,048,264 1,067,044 1,030,440 87,618 97,905 95,954 86,924 8.2 9.3 9.0 8.4

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: November 25, 2020