Table 3. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 3. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
Dec.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Dec.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Dec.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)

Alabama

2,145,878 2,182,193 2,194,663 2,203,251 134,403 123,750 128,651 136,409 6.3 5.7 5.9 6.2

Alaska

363,340 359,283 358,715 358,092 24,045 24,629 24,392 23,982 6.6 6.9 6.8 6.7

Arizona

3,167,258 3,235,935 3,251,377 3,264,621 185,541 169,380 161,731 157,928 5.9 5.2 5.0 4.8

Arkansas

1,336,983 1,354,571 1,349,945 1,343,243 63,504 54,650 53,638 52,293 4.7 4.0 4.0 3.9

California

19,001,730 19,439,132 19,454,450 19,385,568 1,124,105 1,069,511 1,038,308 1,008,969 5.9 5.5 5.3 5.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,982,372 5,143,737 5,142,569 5,120,790 299,165 262,977 261,035 256,838 6.0 5.1 5.1 5.0

Colorado

2,832,289 2,909,955 2,920,878 2,926,075 98,458 100,710 93,495 87,530 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.0

Connecticut

1,885,199 1,903,632 1,898,822 1,898,141 102,080 97,805 88,323 83,454 5.4 5.1 4.7 4.4

Delaware

473,597 475,470 473,140 471,305 22,972 20,640 20,443 20,260 4.9 4.3 4.3 4.3

District of Columbia

390,661 394,196 395,985 397,723 25,684 24,192 23,827 23,095 6.6 6.1 6.0 5.8

Florida

9,723,835 9,816,979 9,880,719 9,946,702 493,028 471,711 482,292 490,623 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.9

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,341,629 1,326,504 1,333,673 1,344,178 81,841 69,654 71,527 73,791 6.1 5.3 5.4 5.5

Georgia

4,784,423 4,949,550 4,971,439 4,993,859 260,867 258,034 263,986 270,894 5.5 5.2 5.3 5.4

Hawaii

681,115 692,829 696,842 699,902 22,352 21,872 20,656 20,005 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.9

Idaho

804,647 813,179 814,423 814,231 31,731 30,918 30,556 30,045 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7

Illinois

6,542,893 6,564,183 6,564,162 6,561,687 400,724 366,464 368,384 374,514 6.1 5.6 5.6 5.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,783,523 3,817,049 3,811,138 3,805,767 220,141 214,372 222,708 226,073 5.8 5.6 5.8 5.9

Indiana

3,279,479 3,357,722 3,344,642 3,328,953 149,406 146,155 139,484 134,351 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.0

Iowa

1,705,445 1,725,633 1,719,956 1,712,051 59,428 70,425 65,111 61,216 3.5 4.1 3.8 3.6

Kansas

1,507,385 1,483,312 1,483,713 1,484,858 60,655 65,347 63,842 62,745 4.0 4.4 4.3 4.2

Kentucky

1,952,734 1,997,203 2,004,932 2,016,835 112,030 101,649 96,989 97,177 5.7 5.1 4.8 4.8

Louisiana

2,129,610 2,123,907 2,116,268 2,112,592 124,408 134,141 130,905 129,349 5.8 6.3 6.2 6.1

Maine

674,016 693,005 693,638 693,943 27,046 27,940 27,509 26,159 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.8

Maryland

3,159,706 3,178,663 3,187,845 3,197,717 158,389 133,916 134,112 133,401 5.0 4.2 4.2 4.2

Massachusetts

3,561,723 3,608,800 3,602,525 3,601,354 174,633 117,316 105,358 101,345 4.9 3.3 2.9 2.8

Michigan

4,770,650 4,843,796 4,873,286 4,887,215 243,303 227,754 239,910 244,908 5.1 4.7 4.9 5.0

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,004,574 2,071,261 2,080,360 2,086,211 121,281 108,668 115,515 117,277 6.1 5.2 5.6 5.6

Minnesota

3,021,733 2,986,558 2,982,970 2,986,041 111,436 118,330 114,730 115,238 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.9

Mississippi

1,289,056 1,278,515 1,284,044 1,288,231 87,257 75,012 73,415 72,207 6.8 5.9 5.7 5.6

Missouri

3,126,931 3,139,988 3,142,002 3,139,008 137,187 158,691 147,599 139,266 4.4 5.1 4.7 4.4

Montana

523,929 524,392 524,996 525,053 21,645 22,338 21,209 20,820 4.1 4.3 4.0 4.0

Nebraska

1,016,800 1,018,037 1,017,791 1,016,226 30,846 34,020 34,296 34,046 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.4

Nevada

1,431,699 1,430,063 1,430,458 1,432,144 90,559 78,984 74,798 72,492 6.3 5.5 5.2 5.1

New Hampshire

740,329 755,870 754,512 752,598 23,013 21,087 20,073 19,574 3.1 2.8 2.7 2.6

New Jersey

4,560,931 4,561,211 4,548,704 4,538,105 220,049 239,510 226,406 215,109 4.8 5.3 5.0 4.7

New Mexico

914,719 928,401 928,977 930,008 60,094 62,359 61,928 61,631 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.6

New York

9,712,520 9,609,731 9,624,313 9,623,664 480,803 495,022 490,846 473,851 5.0 5.2 5.1 4.9

New York City

4,215,022 4,146,270 4,153,562 4,155,809 218,909 245,362 237,409 218,024 5.2 5.9 5.7 5.2

North Carolina

4,781,785 4,853,520 4,880,570 4,919,346 268,432 236,756 242,889 251,607 5.6 4.9 5.0 5.1

North Dakota

412,980 428,044 429,848 431,506 11,083 12,833 12,728 12,859 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.0

Ohio

5,694,027 5,728,593 5,712,891 5,708,571 273,389 280,026 278,087 281,899 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,018,364 1,029,623 1,027,854 1,027,810 44,050 55,365 55,190 56,860 4.3 5.4 5.4 5.5

Oklahoma

1,847,602 1,815,813 1,823,299 1,832,693 76,373 95,032 93,115 91,541 4.1 5.2 5.1 5.0

Oregon

1,994,857 2,082,101 2,078,693 2,073,957 109,647 111,147 104,191 95,900 5.5 5.3 5.0 4.6

Pennsylvania

6,437,066 6,530,018 6,528,649 6,510,151 299,600 375,889 373,053 365,699 4.7 5.8 5.7 5.6

Rhode Island

552,236 557,273 555,612 553,301 30,018 30,661 29,263 27,835 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.0

South Carolina

2,263,430 2,300,923 2,302,389 2,307,885 124,433 108,350 102,166 98,962 5.5 4.7 4.4 4.3

South Dakota

453,087 456,917 456,304 455,490 13,272 12,897 12,546 12,567 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8

Tennessee

3,068,336 3,174,264 3,187,743 3,192,652 172,876 151,000 151,695 157,631 5.6 4.8 4.8 4.9

Texas

13,142,426 13,377,050 13,404,386 13,434,978 610,551 631,455 615,028 624,327 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.6

Utah

1,472,480 1,507,318 1,513,757 1,522,018 49,976 48,575 46,569 47,223 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.1

Vermont

343,151 345,004 344,773 344,965 12,082 11,322 10,890 10,579 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.1

Virginia

4,241,570 4,247,294 4,261,170 4,278,223 176,633 175,861 178,613 177,255 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.1

Washington

3,568,774 3,676,072 3,690,777 3,690,024 206,173 199,047 194,208 190,742 5.8 5.4 5.3 5.2

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,588,533 1,639,112 1,649,138 1,650,100 78,722 61,915 61,182 61,361 5.0 3.8 3.7 3.7

West Virginia

782,406 794,680 794,341 792,297 48,380 47,893 47,931 46,838 6.2 6.0 6.0 5.9

Wisconsin

3,108,662 3,135,130 3,137,247 3,132,918 143,187 129,446 127,312 125,020 4.6 4.1 4.1 4.0

Wyoming

304,249 301,438 302,379 303,420 13,255 15,504 14,724 14,674 4.4 5.1 4.9 4.8

Puerto Rico

1,144,133 1,124,112 1,120,132 1,128,472 139,564 136,506 133,499 139,417 12.2 12.1 11.9 12.4

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. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013, 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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