Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division (1)

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division(1)
State, area, and division Civilian labor force Unemployed
August September Number Percent of labor force
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) August September August September
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) 2017 2018 2017 2018(p)

California

19,376,487 19,368,395 19,462,033 19,552,490 959,037 826,550 841,531 768,865 4.9 4.3 4.3 3.9

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,757,630 6,745,932 6,804,412 6,796,085 324,482 311,830 290,348 293,383 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.3

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,619,737 1,604,449 1,632,752 1,627,668 61,979 49,588 53,348 45,632 3.8 3.1 3.3 2.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,137,893 5,141,483 5,171,660 5,168,417 262,503 262,242 237,000 247,751 5.1 5.1 4.6 4.8

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,583,154 2,580,195 2,591,894 2,614,051 92,821 71,869 79,111 66,465 3.6 2.8 3.1 2.5

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,415,528 1,413,023 1,421,076 1,432,149 56,855 44,191 48,612 40,883 4.0 3.1 3.4 2.9

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

1,025,796 1,024,735 1,028,948 1,037,236 31,529 24,178 26,752 22,348 3.1 2.4 2.6 2.2

San Rafael

141,830 142,437 141,870 144,666 4,437 3,500 3,747 3,234 3.1 2.5 2.6 2.2

District of Columbia

400,601 401,298 399,944 399,996 25,560 24,564 25,089 23,832 6.4 6.1 6.3 6.0

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,392,976 3,406,778 3,396,035 3,395,276 130,626 118,294 123,220 111,312 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.3

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

691,402 697,705 692,842 694,620 23,053 22,372 22,298 22,517 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,701,574 2,709,073 2,703,193 2,700,656 107,573 95,922 100,922 88,795 4.0 3.5 3.7 3.3

Florida

10,105,593 10,190,015 10,202,985 10,263,364 439,388 382,965 411,122 311,027 4.3 3.8 4.0 3.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,129,204 3,118,765 3,149,447 3,136,835 142,970 120,634 134,972 100,990 4.6 3.9 4.3 3.2

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

1,028,811 1,033,353 1,035,384 1,044,868 41,156 36,478 38,410 29,295 4.0 3.5 3.7 2.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,377,698 1,362,268 1,387,270 1,363,766 69,890 55,801 67,082 48,994 5.1 4.1 4.8 3.6

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

722,695 723,144 726,793 728,201 31,924 28,355 29,480 22,701 4.4 3.9 4.1 3.1

Illinois

6,504,014 6,458,387 6,496,827 6,463,340 344,193 268,814 299,985 245,991 5.3 4.2 4.6 3.8

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,933,346 4,882,816 4,921,065 4,847,187 265,755 193,688 230,308 177,478 5.4 4.0 4.7 3.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,806,199 3,742,524 3,797,676 3,704,103 213,637 143,440 184,964 133,694 5.6 3.8 4.9 3.6

Elgin

322,064 326,346 321,282 330,749 14,960 14,483 12,932 12,981 4.6 4.4 4.0 3.9

Gary(3)

338,578 344,588 339,134 341,753 17,425 16,514 15,261 14,023 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.1

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

466,505 469,358 462,973 470,582 19,733 19,251 17,151 16,780 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.6

Massachusetts

3,693,503 3,866,768 3,639,953 3,814,947 134,706 136,825 126,627 120,334 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.2

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,712,518 2,844,757 2,681,308 2,810,737 92,115 93,547 86,831 82,161 3.4 3.3 3.2 2.9

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,613,571 1,699,037 1,594,487 1,677,674 52,277 52,803 49,728 46,896 3.2 3.1 3.1 2.8

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

107,022 112,151 106,178 111,418 4,657 4,756 4,256 4,020 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.6

Framingham

158,150 163,996 155,996 161,836 5,012 5,013 4,672 4,372 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.7

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

115,884 120,757 114,124 118,323 3,773 3,898 3,483 3,418 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.9

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

97,640 101,853 96,074 100,448 4,690 4,802 4,452 4,258 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.2

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

191,024 200,823 188,437 198,006 7,007 7,102 6,478 6,126 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.1

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

84,826 89,164 83,987 88,232 3,047 3,132 2,917 2,854 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.2

Nashua(2)

168,968 173,945 167,979 173,016 5,123 5,302 4,660 4,419 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.6

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

91,418 94,947 90,751 94,263 3,099 3,223 3,035 2,877 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.1

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

84,015 88,084 83,295 87,521 3,430 3,516 3,150 2,921 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.3

Michigan

4,924,856 4,875,350 4,914,046 4,884,730 251,002 185,535 221,097 169,217 5.1 3.8 4.5 3.5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,140,596 2,114,224 2,140,148 2,126,435 108,502 88,804 98,430 79,175 5.1 4.2 4.6 3.7

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

801,707 792,793 801,271 795,130 50,286 42,240 46,349 36,050 6.3 5.3 5.8 4.5

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,338,888 1,321,432 1,338,876 1,331,304 58,216 46,565 52,081 43,125 4.3 3.5 3.9 3.2

New York

9,767,149 9,755,035 9,743,446 9,741,673 481,791 401,572 446,739 366,697 4.9 4.1 4.6 3.8

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

10,174,407 10,144,623 10,126,576 10,069,995 496,741 424,060 455,826 389,277 4.9 4.2 4.5 3.9

Dutchess County-Putnam County

197,740 197,492 196,341 198,233 8,670 7,262 8,674 6,667 4.4 3.7 4.4 3.4

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,512,090 1,513,983 1,499,055 1,505,628 69,156 57,965 64,841 50,003 4.6 3.8 4.3 3.3

Newark(3)

1,249,661 1,236,854 1,239,437 1,220,501 62,465 55,904 58,440 51,652 5.0 4.5 4.7 4.2

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,214,916 7,196,294 7,191,743 7,145,633 356,450 302,929 323,871 280,955 4.9 4.2 4.5 3.9

Pennsylvania

6,449,859 6,438,316 6,421,837 6,419,854 341,711 286,093 283,990 249,584 5.3 4.4 4.4 3.9

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,093,827 3,104,388 3,088,445 3,095,370 162,377 141,391 142,234 125,938 5.2 4.6 4.6 4.1

Camden(3)

641,015 642,388 642,430 637,396 32,957 29,716 30,439 26,767 5.1 4.6 4.7 4.2

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,079,544 1,078,448 1,069,928 1,070,647 46,687 39,450 39,392 34,870 4.3 3.7 3.7 3.3

Philadelphia

996,032 999,181 1,001,022 1,006,132 63,736 54,900 55,108 48,316 6.4 5.5 5.5 4.8

Wilmington(3)

377,236 384,371 375,065 381,195 18,997 17,325 17,295 15,985 5.0 4.5 4.6 4.2

Texas

13,522,840 13,750,098 13,619,456 13,802,300 601,021 539,403 548,848 516,604 4.4 3.9 4.0 3.7

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,805,982 3,892,802 3,835,897 3,902,639 146,513 138,640 129,572 132,962 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.4

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,568,487 2,635,091 2,588,554 2,640,771 98,229 93,625 87,150 90,049 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.4

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,237,495 1,257,711 1,247,343 1,261,868 48,284 45,015 42,422 42,913 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.4

Washington

3,738,990 3,769,712 3,761,882 3,792,764 178,199 153,661 168,840 148,474 4.8 4.1 4.5 3.9

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,073,452 2,104,959 2,086,860 2,118,360 90,816 74,955 88,504 77,582 4.4 3.6 4.2 3.7

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,658,270 1,686,327 1,669,438 1,697,661 68,610 54,798 67,548 59,026 4.1 3.2 4.0 3.5

Tacoma-Lakewood

415,182 418,632 417,422 420,699 22,206 20,157 20,956 18,556 5.3 4.8 5.0 4.4

Footnotes
(1) These 11 areas contain all of the 38 metropolitan divisions.
(2) Part of the area (or division) is in one or more adjacent states.
(3) All of the division is in one or more adjacent states.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Area delineations 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. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based. Some metropolitan areas lie in two or more states. They are listed under the state containing the first principal city. Metropolitan divisions are listed under their metropolitan areas. Some divisions lie in more than one state, and some, like Camden, NJ, are totally outside the states under which their metropolitan areas are listed. For Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, the metropolitan area and division titles are identical. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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