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
Nov.
2015
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Nov.
2015
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)
Nov.
2015
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)

Alabama

2,144,046 2,165,629 2,182,193 2,194,754 132,779 117,100 123,750 128,787 6.2 5.4 5.7 5.9

Alaska

363,282 359,870 359,283 358,727 23,967 24,647 24,629 24,403 6.6 6.8 6.9 6.8

Arizona

3,162,525 3,221,981 3,235,935 3,252,419 185,859 178,741 169,380 161,803 5.9 5.5 5.2 5.0

Arkansas

1,335,905 1,356,711 1,354,571 1,349,512 64,178 54,927 54,650 53,520 4.8 4.0 4.0 4.0

California

18,990,260 19,348,395 19,439,132 19,454,351 1,124,274 1,070,605 1,069,511 1,037,742 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,982,610 5,118,986 5,143,737 5,141,205 301,498 257,259 262,977 260,671 6.1 5.0 5.1 5.1

Colorado

2,829,083 2,897,980 2,909,955 2,920,064 99,497 104,476 100,710 93,522 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.2

Connecticut

1,884,345 1,904,151 1,903,632 1,898,942 101,394 103,151 97,805 88,346 5.4 5.4 5.1 4.7

Delaware

472,673 477,623 475,470 473,165 22,972 20,721 20,640 20,443 4.9 4.3 4.3 4.3

District of Columbia

390,434 392,957 394,196 395,916 25,731 24,108 24,192 23,843 6.6 6.1 6.1 6.0

Florida

9,706,717 9,753,778 9,816,979 9,880,886 493,078 458,711 471,711 481,763 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.9

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,339,372 1,317,329 1,326,504 1,334,031 81,184 68,112 69,654 71,459 6.1 5.2 5.3 5.4

Georgia

4,777,577 4,918,155 4,949,550 4,971,311 261,341 248,467 258,034 264,098 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.3

Hawaii

680,578 687,696 692,829 696,855 22,602 22,588 21,872 20,635 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.0

Idaho

803,454 813,204 813,179 814,358 31,975 31,104 30,918 30,560 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.8

Illinois

6,533,663 6,565,550 6,564,183 6,565,414 393,844 360,500 366,464 368,458 6.0 5.5 5.6 5.6

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,776,251 3,825,575 3,817,049 3,811,388 216,265 204,207 214,372 222,767 5.7 5.3 5.6 5.8

Indiana

3,277,175 3,374,152 3,357,722 3,344,502 148,675 151,425 146,155 139,452 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.2

Iowa

1,704,130 1,722,741 1,725,633 1,720,006 59,743 72,581 70,425 65,039 3.5 4.2 4.1 3.8

Kansas

1,505,970 1,483,039 1,483,312 1,484,165 60,591 65,004 65,347 64,007 4.0 4.4 4.4 4.3

Kentucky

1,949,145 1,981,798 1,997,203 2,004,568 109,444 99,225 101,649 96,577 5.6 5.0 5.1 4.8

Louisiana

2,132,851 2,132,984 2,123,907 2,116,822 125,286 136,999 134,141 130,986 5.9 6.4 6.3 6.2

Maine

674,752 691,934 693,005 693,706 27,541 28,112 27,940 27,523 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0

Maryland

3,157,719 3,169,351 3,178,663 3,187,813 158,577 132,676 133,916 134,343 5.0 4.2 4.2 4.2

Massachusetts

3,562,183 3,611,102 3,608,800 3,602,494 173,505 129,148 117,316 105,354 4.9 3.6 3.3 2.9

Michigan

4,763,120 4,820,887 4,843,796 4,872,227 242,142 219,776 227,754 239,884 5.1 4.6 4.7 4.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

2,000,004 2,065,569 2,071,261 2,080,162 118,882 105,818 108,668 115,575 5.9 5.1 5.2 5.6

Minnesota

3,019,789 2,993,784 2,986,558 2,981,927 110,555 119,645 118,330 114,363 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.8

Mississippi

1,285,730 1,271,609 1,278,515 1,283,909 85,316 75,885 75,012 73,434 6.6 6.0 5.9 5.7

Missouri

3,124,774 3,130,428 3,139,988 3,142,492 138,911 161,227 158,691 147,845 4.4 5.2 5.1 4.7

Montana

523,888 523,264 524,392 524,826 21,618 22,445 22,338 21,165 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.0

Nebraska

1,016,433 1,018,467 1,018,037 1,017,957 30,899 33,097 34,020 34,345 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.4

Nevada

1,431,416 1,431,456 1,430,063 1,430,560 91,561 83,634 78,984 74,761 6.4 5.8 5.5 5.2

New Hampshire

740,609 757,233 755,870 754,469 23,311 22,107 21,087 20,067 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.7

New Jersey

4,555,034 4,562,736 4,561,211 4,548,588 223,726 243,335 239,510 226,265 4.9 5.3 5.3 5.0

New Mexico

915,080 928,594 928,401 928,451 60,001 62,205 62,359 61,932 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7

New York

9,704,030 9,579,173 9,609,731 9,624,940 479,316 480,960 495,022 490,966 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.1

New York City

4,208,927 4,132,112 4,146,270 4,154,043 217,090 238,818 245,362 237,470 5.2 5.8 5.9 5.7

North Carolina

4,777,241 4,823,630 4,853,520 4,880,813 268,317 227,110 236,756 242,990 5.6 4.7 4.9 5.0

North Dakota

412,911 425,730 428,044 429,752 11,078 13,030 12,833 12,666 2.7 3.1 3.0 2.9

Ohio

5,689,726 5,747,606 5,728,593 5,713,285 268,724 275,126 280,026 278,216 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,018,008 1,031,375 1,029,623 1,027,789 44,010 53,452 55,365 55,219 4.3 5.2 5.4 5.4

Oklahoma

1,846,833 1,815,694 1,815,813 1,822,866 76,615 95,325 95,032 93,055 4.1 5.3 5.2 5.1

Oregon

1,990,723 2,075,204 2,082,101 2,078,043 110,610 113,462 111,147 103,994 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.0

Pennsylvania

6,434,882 6,522,960 6,530,018 6,528,044 303,034 371,148 375,889 373,054 4.7 5.7 5.8 5.7

Rhode Island

552,573 557,568 557,273 555,500 30,293 31,144 30,661 29,231 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.3

South Carolina

2,260,810 2,298,073 2,300,923 2,302,176 124,159 111,941 108,350 102,075 5.5 4.9 4.7 4.4

South Dakota

453,006 457,143 456,917 456,220 13,411 13,082 12,897 12,537 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7

Tennessee

3,063,328 3,153,967 3,174,264 3,188,097 171,558 146,024 151,000 151,907 5.6 4.6 4.8 4.8

Texas

13,127,052 13,355,657 13,377,050 13,404,598 603,662 637,095 631,455 615,094 4.6 4.8 4.7 4.6

Utah

1,471,737 1,501,873 1,507,318 1,514,147 50,238 50,742 48,575 46,551 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.1

Vermont

343,279 345,445 345,004 344,758 12,247 11,513 11,322 10,886 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.2

Virginia

4,236,656 4,220,958 4,247,294 4,261,091 176,169 168,437 175,861 178,729 4.2 4.0 4.1 4.2

Washington

3,562,610 3,653,170 3,676,072 3,690,953 204,361 202,915 199,047 194,426 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.3

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,587,024 1,624,779 1,639,112 1,649,544 76,809 63,939 61,915 61,367 4.8 3.9 3.8 3.7

West Virginia

782,849 790,854 794,680 794,356 49,183 45,548 47,893 47,935 6.3 5.8 6.0 6.0

Wisconsin

3,105,526 3,132,449 3,135,130 3,136,705 142,730 129,955 129,446 127,116 4.6 4.1 4.1 4.1

Wyoming

304,586 300,142 301,438 302,395 13,168 16,058 15,504 14,712 4.3 5.4 5.1 4.9

Puerto Rico

1,141,301 1,132,691 1,124,112 1,120,132 139,196 134,692 136,506 133,499 12.2 11.9 12.1 11.9

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. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013, and are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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