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
January February Number Percent of labor force
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) January February January February
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

Alabama

2,141,628 2,168,848 2,152,446 2,180,055 134,592 146,488 135,407 132,484 6.3 6.8 6.3 6.1

Alaska

356,376 356,084 357,339 360,285 25,900 25,625 26,762 26,802 7.3 7.2 7.5 7.4

Arizona

3,197,977 3,283,071 3,214,959 3,313,963 178,545 168,107 171,147 164,582 5.6 5.1 5.3 5.0

Arkansas

1,321,884 1,316,106 1,337,682 1,336,527 61,989 54,690 61,266 56,966 4.7 4.2 4.6 4.3

California

18,916,318 19,084,394 19,041,291 19,120,575 1,112,542 1,051,297 1,096,284 1,000,280 5.9 5.5 5.8 5.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,993,511 5,040,616 5,033,790 5,081,470 286,490 258,202 271,399 243,935 5.7 5.1 5.4 4.8

Colorado

2,848,862 2,897,455 2,870,746 2,930,368 108,016 96,180 110,856 99,079 3.8 3.3 3.9 3.4

Connecticut

1,880,245 1,887,115 1,880,764 1,896,082 114,735 102,181 113,325 104,986 6.1 5.4 6.0 5.5

Delaware

471,876 469,308 471,486 471,691 23,227 22,764 22,590 23,398 4.9 4.9 4.8 5.0

District of Columbia

389,396 397,018 392,467 399,074 25,527 23,530 25,650 24,527 6.6 5.9 6.5 6.1

Florida

9,668,561 9,975,656 9,734,040 10,045,483 485,449 521,181 460,727 471,775 5.0 5.2 4.7 4.7

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,333,962 1,360,889 1,334,342 1,359,030 70,081 69,810 68,071 69,294 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.1

Georgia

4,834,499 4,987,341 4,867,137 5,003,700 265,324 279,784 264,387 256,473 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.1

Hawaii

680,740 696,135 679,931 693,397 21,331 20,424 20,426 18,666 3.1 2.9 3.0 2.7

Idaho

798,986 816,832 802,960 820,966 38,813 36,401 36,623 34,420 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.2

Illinois

6,517,381 6,489,853 6,555,515 6,473,756 439,742 423,031 434,443 356,813 6.7 6.5 6.6 5.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,781,009 3,754,774 3,817,712 3,754,271 247,654 218,912 248,856 192,979 6.5 5.8 6.5 5.1

Indiana

3,291,001 3,304,780 3,310,569 3,302,752 164,921 153,804 169,356 153,789 5.0 4.7 5.1 4.7

Iowa

1,692,611 1,681,210 1,700,054 1,685,831 76,883 68,859 73,843 60,100 4.5 4.1 4.3 3.6

Kansas

1,483,297 1,470,412 1,486,195 1,478,963 63,725 62,876 62,245 60,785 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1

Kentucky

1,956,786 2,024,724 1,970,941 2,042,251 114,577 118,550 116,114 112,800 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.5

Louisiana

2,111,622 2,074,139 2,110,065 2,090,947 136,134 125,686 121,977 113,057 6.4 6.1 5.8 5.4

Maine

672,505 688,668 674,135 689,393 31,061 28,022 31,502 26,630 4.6 4.1 4.7 3.9

Maryland

3,134,982 3,180,882 3,138,625 3,198,197 149,803 142,064 147,351 145,930 4.8 4.5 4.7 4.6

Massachusetts

3,569,436 3,596,880 3,578,493 3,634,899 175,361 144,077 165,935 152,277 4.9 4.0 4.6 4.2

Michigan

4,751,237 4,861,270 4,794,016 4,886,957 241,886 276,516 242,852 276,744 5.1 5.7 5.1 5.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,031,314 2,082,967 2,039,164 2,088,820 109,066 128,747 105,925 122,432 5.4 6.2 5.2 5.9

Minnesota

2,975,603 2,992,912 2,987,047 2,999,305 136,200 148,454 135,154 142,615 4.6 5.0 4.5 4.8

Mississippi

1,272,194 1,289,979 1,274,871 1,287,694 82,377 79,224 75,774 59,254 6.5 6.1 5.9 4.6

Missouri

3,082,328 3,066,606 3,104,593 3,080,790 140,552 140,379 151,362 149,041 4.6 4.6 4.9 4.8

Montana

518,896 520,232 519,664 521,110 27,530 25,035 26,156 23,285 5.3 4.8 5.0 4.5

Nebraska

999,380 1,001,345 1,004,058 1,004,904 35,162 36,586 33,976 33,522 3.5 3.7 3.4 3.3

Nevada

1,415,888 1,428,208 1,422,269 1,439,074 93,218 72,663 88,608 72,885 6.6 5.1 6.2 5.1

New Hampshire

742,972 748,984 743,674 748,781 24,654 23,664 24,367 24,989 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.3

New Jersey

4,485,206 4,487,328 4,523,008 4,517,114 232,767 213,369 241,938 220,226 5.2 4.8 5.3 4.9

New Mexico

921,162 929,961 926,499 933,676 62,184 64,824 62,267 64,632 6.8 7.0 6.7 6.9

New York

9,575,623 9,498,819 9,638,879 9,561,073 509,899 469,944 511,796 483,075 5.3 4.9 5.3 5.1

New York City

4,135,417 4,129,589 4,174,635 4,186,459 232,648 197,530 234,543 199,462 5.6 4.8 5.6 4.8

North Carolina

4,783,164 4,896,980 4,837,668 4,916,529 260,255 269,050 255,584 247,223 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.0

North Dakota

408,127 414,801 409,691 416,384 16,099 15,371 16,456 14,834 3.9 3.7 4.0 3.6

Ohio

5,649,557 5,657,750 5,688,315 5,719,589 317,810 338,666 311,702 339,951 5.6 6.0 5.5 5.9

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,015,153 1,015,823 1,029,443 1,027,256 52,236 66,944 60,215 77,527 5.1 6.6 5.8 7.5

Oklahoma

1,823,746 1,820,822 1,828,032 1,831,921 87,307 84,875 90,386 88,347 4.8 4.7 4.9 4.8

Oregon

2,003,414 2,047,690 2,022,510 2,057,466 105,493 92,152 106,865 81,714 5.3 4.5 5.3 4.0

Pennsylvania

6,425,448 6,379,662 6,444,353 6,395,439 362,723 337,807 361,565 342,987 5.6 5.3 5.6 5.4

Rhode Island

549,590 549,229 549,472 549,604 35,567 30,360 34,090 27,716 6.5 5.5 6.2 5.0

South Carolina

2,265,096 2,303,179 2,278,246 2,313,650 126,284 112,371 124,139 106,488 5.6 4.9 5.4 4.6

South Dakota

443,642 449,654 446,985 453,161 14,459 15,045 14,734 15,229 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4

Tennessee

3,070,950 3,163,810 3,089,586 3,167,975 148,116 181,415 141,482 156,203 4.8 5.7 4.6 4.9

Texas

13,112,957 13,356,586 13,185,966 13,466,399 591,497 660,856 581,318 688,431 4.5 4.9 4.4 5.1

Utah

1,483,167 1,531,907 1,489,692 1,548,025 58,060 50,092 59,836 53,520 3.9 3.3 4.0 3.5

Vermont

342,359 345,632 342,735 346,080 13,564 12,185 12,454 11,621 4.0 3.5 3.6 3.4

Virginia

4,179,096 4,242,259 4,211,047 4,267,526 175,530 177,349 174,579 168,676 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.0

Washington

3,580,828 3,676,071 3,608,103 3,684,546 222,835 210,257 221,553 194,940 6.2 5.7 6.1 5.3

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,580,460 1,636,056 1,611,120 1,654,604 71,670 62,601 71,593 56,267 4.5 3.8 4.4 3.4

West Virginia

774,279 770,527 780,879 776,083 55,903 47,589 58,854 46,339 7.2 6.2 7.5 6.0

Wisconsin

3,084,452 3,095,588 3,106,527 3,120,633 144,473 130,545 152,272 140,906 4.7 4.2 4.9 4.5

Wyoming

300,160 301,194 299,963 301,019 17,939 16,808 17,593 15,203 6.0 5.6 5.9 5.1

Puerto Rico

1,122,044 1,124,443 1,133,795 1,147,020 125,139 131,322 131,565 129,665 11.2 11.7 11.6 11.3

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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