Table 4. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 4. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted
State and area Civilian labor force Unemployed
November December Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) November December November December
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) 2015 2016 2015 2016(p)

Alabama

2,149,027 2,199,219 2,145,546 2,181,837 122,654 123,112 126,275 128,874 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.9

Alaska

360,156 354,427 360,050 353,728 23,410 23,270 24,133 23,161 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.5

Arizona

3,174,476 3,259,777 3,171,024 3,252,711 179,006 154,307 173,895 152,348 5.6 4.7 5.5 4.7

Arkansas

1,331,955 1,339,966 1,330,319 1,327,435 57,334 47,464 61,285 50,795 4.3 3.5 4.6 3.8

California

18,995,979 19,357,095 18,993,947 19,192,788 1,101,576 976,630 1,088,835 964,217 5.8 5.0 5.7 5.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4,994,386 5,109,250 4,991,657 5,071,121 291,545 246,493 284,141 239,917 5.8 4.8 5.7 4.7

Colorado

2,825,155 2,908,953 2,829,174 2,899,662 93,177 80,619 93,349 79,250 3.3 2.8 3.3 2.7

Connecticut

1,883,525 1,887,836 1,876,257 1,887,269 94,823 70,439 92,853 73,976 5.0 3.7 4.9 3.9

Delaware

473,250 470,704 474,501 470,075 20,503 18,312 20,481 18,153 4.3 3.9 4.3 3.9

District of Columbia

391,291 399,375 389,975 397,720 25,845 23,336 24,753 21,607 6.6 5.8 6.3 5.4

Florida

9,685,448 9,895,322 9,703,956 9,922,037 480,189 480,400 464,062 465,862 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall(1)

1,340,962 1,343,335 1,342,510 1,357,331 75,377 67,748 77,698 72,658 5.6 5.0 5.8 5.4

Georgia

4,782,554 4,965,744 4,795,233 4,993,511 248,130 249,584 245,282 260,232 5.2 5.0 5.1 5.2

Hawaii

681,609 699,361 681,598 699,577 22,815 19,752 19,928 17,992 3.3 2.8 2.9 2.6

Idaho

800,840 810,633 801,820 805,716 31,218 30,404 31,670 29,171 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.6

Illinois

6,541,640 6,545,037 6,534,881 6,512,493 379,763 345,405 390,552 362,965 5.8 5.3 6.0 5.6

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights(1)

3,761,366 3,784,470 3,771,441 3,773,042 201,268 205,256 208,567 203,326 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4

Indiana

3,286,144 3,332,313 3,274,687 3,295,293 147,181 130,185 148,972 131,441 4.5 3.9 4.5 4.0

Iowa

1,704,515 1,702,255 1,700,273 1,690,916 53,601 52,327 60,610 60,113 3.1 3.1 3.6 3.6

Kansas

1,507,632 1,489,810 1,505,167 1,482,709 54,119 56,001 54,560 56,949 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.8

Kentucky

1,953,308 2,004,367 1,955,484 2,012,099 103,215 81,279 107,787 90,566 5.3 4.1 5.5 4.5

Louisiana

2,136,802 2,108,324 2,112,333 2,089,577 115,730 116,658 106,188 112,570 5.4 5.5 5.0 5.4

Maine

670,780 690,736 669,572 690,121 26,173 26,546 25,964 23,871 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.5

Maryland

3,156,822 3,195,398 3,149,196 3,197,318 153,069 129,029 146,610 122,781 4.8 4.0 4.7 3.8

Massachusetts

3,562,821 3,579,767 3,554,554 3,587,944 160,734 91,522 162,367 100,100 4.5 2.6 4.6 2.8

Michigan

4,747,157 4,866,240 4,752,838 4,831,428 201,429 217,823 213,526 214,347 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.4

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn(2)

1,991,684 2,071,137 2,001,783 2,069,104 101,235 105,003 107,419 99,229 5.1 5.1 5.4 4.8

Minnesota

3,016,922 2,972,551 3,020,213 2,977,719 93,799 97,044 110,264 120,589 3.1 3.3 3.7 4.0

Mississippi

1,285,356 1,286,400 1,299,191 1,290,731 79,139 67,275 92,293 73,731 6.2 5.2 7.1 5.7

Missouri

3,112,765 3,118,924 3,114,615 3,093,755 122,172 115,854 120,973 123,719 3.9 3.7 3.9 4.0

Montana

520,839 522,071 518,176 519,979 21,331 19,639 22,327 21,634 4.1 3.8 4.3 4.2

Nebraska

1,014,674 1,012,843 1,012,621 1,008,515 25,840 28,436 29,360 31,674 2.5 2.8 2.9 3.1

Nevada

1,429,441 1,432,217 1,424,522 1,427,057 88,199 71,487 87,245 70,006 6.2 5.0 6.1 4.9

New Hampshire

739,341 750,334 737,765 746,996 22,365 18,673 21,269 18,942 3.0 2.5 2.9 2.5

New Jersey

4,544,725 4,512,551 4,554,896 4,515,938 205,875 187,102 197,870 185,691 4.5 4.1 4.3 4.1

New Mexico

922,421 935,089 921,441 935,358 58,430 59,637 57,055 58,886 6.3 6.4 6.2 6.3

New York

9,673,441 9,585,223 9,692,870 9,539,259 462,578 449,936 459,519 424,561 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.5

New York City

4,211,545 4,160,631 4,222,212 4,146,281 217,941 214,732 211,599 184,089 5.2 5.2 5.0 4.4

North Carolina

4,784,064 4,895,213 4,758,598 4,901,041 259,937 233,953 250,271 239,491 5.4 4.8 5.3 4.9

North Dakota

409,616 427,441 408,153 427,558 9,475 11,013 11,272 12,833 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0

Ohio

5,705,880 5,693,306 5,692,551 5,673,884 256,462 250,007 263,896 268,337 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.7

Cleveland-Elyria(2)

1,014,692 1,021,524 1,007,659 1,014,214 39,171 45,856 39,863 52,943 3.9 4.5 4.0 5.2

Oklahoma

1,858,307 1,847,229 1,845,180 1,835,037 75,774 86,082 73,576 84,674 4.1 4.7 4.0 4.6

Oregon

2,000,046 2,070,451 1,986,160 2,053,854 106,183 92,808 104,142 85,028 5.3 4.5 5.2 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,418,087 6,474,410 6,417,503 6,420,121 279,299 317,880 260,479 312,433 4.4 4.9 4.1 4.9

Rhode Island

555,755 555,241 553,517 552,748 29,115 25,641 28,396 24,765 5.2 4.6 5.1 4.5

South Carolina

2,248,867 2,283,237 2,248,758 2,289,830 119,592 91,804 120,334 94,962 5.3 4.0 5.4 4.1

South Dakota

453,046 455,334 450,233 451,642 12,651 11,934 13,671 13,504 2.8 2.6 3.0 3.0

Tennessee

3,065,810 3,170,615 3,069,053 3,156,375 163,260 145,054 163,035 155,116 5.3 4.6 5.3 4.9

Texas

13,147,382 13,390,507 13,136,901 13,398,817 583,304 566,680 556,706 609,927 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.6

Utah

1,473,182 1,517,705 1,470,450 1,522,330 44,259 38,851 45,043 43,732 3.0 2.6 3.1 2.9

Vermont

343,291 344,610 341,741 343,843 11,648 9,934 10,725 9,575 3.4 2.9 3.1 2.8

Virginia

4,220,907 4,233,591 4,224,090 4,262,681 164,809 168,079 165,046 161,017 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.8

Washington

3,560,884 3,677,276 3,568,849 3,661,925 202,545 189,687 210,992 194,105 5.7 5.2 5.9 5.3

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

1,575,717 1,637,586 1,579,774 1,625,907 80,686 64,308 74,196 57,675 5.1 3.9 4.7 3.5

West Virginia

779,570 786,641 776,004 775,724 44,556 40,450 45,914 39,183 5.7 5.1 5.9 5.1

Wisconsin

3,105,431 3,134,323 3,098,466 3,108,632 129,459 112,928 131,307 115,750 4.2 3.6 4.2 3.7

Wyoming

304,589 303,315 302,254 302,608 13,291 13,836 13,892 14,766 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.9

Puerto Rico

1,135,382 1,122,242 1,147,814 1,150,563 133,160 123,249 118,727 138,589 11.7 11.0 10.3 12.0

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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