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
October November Number Percent of labor force
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) October November October November
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) 2017 2018 2017 2018(p)

California

19,374,412 19,630,287 19,383,662 19,715,573 816,310 780,216 812,588 777,497 4.2 4.0 4.2 3.9

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,772,653 6,818,794 6,778,807 6,845,129 276,364 290,368 271,223 285,458 4.1 4.3 4.0 4.2

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,626,133 1,636,282 1,627,650 1,643,836 51,870 47,084 49,995 45,437 3.2 2.9 3.1 2.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,146,520 5,182,512 5,151,157 5,201,293 224,494 243,284 221,228 240,021 4.4 4.7 4.3 4.6

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,580,850 2,622,928 2,586,405 2,643,307 76,921 68,766 73,821 66,687 3.0 2.6 2.9 2.5

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,415,172 1,437,990 1,418,629 1,449,098 47,138 42,321 45,483 41,245 3.3 2.9 3.2 2.8

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

1,023,537 1,039,571 1,025,964 1,048,569 26,152 23,046 24,889 22,195 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.1

San Rafael

142,141 145,367 141,812 145,640 3,631 3,399 3,449 3,247 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.2

District of Columbia

401,245 402,040 401,397 404,168 23,895 22,356 22,642 21,205 6.0 5.6 5.6 5.2

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,389,870 3,406,166 3,387,877 3,405,018 120,310 109,150 118,851 103,143 3.5 3.2 3.5 3.0

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

689,632 695,146 689,327 693,723 23,148 21,942 23,001 20,269 3.4 3.2 3.3 2.9

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,700,238 2,711,020 2,698,550 2,711,295 97,162 87,208 95,850 82,874 3.6 3.2 3.6 3.1

Florida

10,128,026 10,263,880 10,116,131 10,250,622 390,619 312,722 389,257 312,635 3.9 3.0 3.8 3.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,141,344 3,136,923 3,142,697 3,142,865 129,922 100,761 126,943 95,996 4.1 3.2 4.0 3.1

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

1,031,719 1,045,760 1,028,382 1,041,177 36,940 29,522 37,003 29,613 3.6 2.8 3.6 2.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,386,660 1,357,748 1,391,504 1,364,342 65,325 48,817 62,595 44,158 4.7 3.6 4.5 3.2

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

722,965 733,415 722,811 737,346 27,657 22,422 27,345 22,225 3.8 3.1 3.8 3.0

Illinois

6,483,672 6,527,364 6,494,157 6,521,690 294,392 273,187 296,032 270,382 4.5 4.2 4.6 4.1

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,909,919 4,901,826 4,915,077 4,903,048 227,138 196,676 226,042 185,759 4.6 4.0 4.6 3.8

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,788,939 3,751,052 3,795,425 3,755,034 183,508 148,134 181,316 135,870 4.8 3.9 4.8 3.6

Elgin

322,586 333,467 324,195 333,961 12,648 14,546 13,306 15,396 3.9 4.4 4.1 4.6

Gary(3)

338,299 343,728 334,911 342,709 14,295 15,664 14,115 15,803 4.2 4.6 4.2 4.6

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

460,095 473,579 460,546 471,344 16,687 18,332 17,305 18,690 3.6 3.9 3.8 4.0

Massachusetts

3,637,788 3,820,489 3,644,703 3,812,801 111,544 109,714 110,579 98,415 3.1 2.9 3.0 2.6

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,686,390 2,821,141 2,693,215 2,819,971 76,931 74,755 75,380 66,688 2.9 2.6 2.8 2.4

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,598,473 1,685,011 1,601,820 1,683,218 43,731 42,666 42,592 37,513 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.2

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

106,313 111,585 106,734 111,680 3,663 3,631 3,551 3,170 3.4 3.3 3.3 2.8

Framingham

155,560 162,834 156,353 162,440 4,100 4,038 4,018 3,488 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.1

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

113,886 118,525 113,835 118,588 3,202 3,162 3,228 2,994 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.5

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

96,325 100,624 96,543 100,287 3,984 3,826 3,933 3,423 4.1 3.8 4.1 3.4

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

188,882 198,328 189,305 197,876 5,800 5,576 5,658 4,996 3.1 2.8 3.0 2.5

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

83,958 88,411 84,182 88,509 2,532 2,587 2,514 2,240 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.5

Nashua(2)

168,888 173,547 169,834 175,020 4,479 4,034 4,591 4,197 2.7 2.3 2.7 2.4

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

91,028 94,702 91,251 94,597 2,683 2,599 2,619 2,290 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.4

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

83,077 87,574 83,358 87,756 2,757 2,636 2,676 2,377 3.3 3.0 3.2 2.7

Michigan

4,884,824 4,909,236 4,886,970 4,890,244 204,681 185,677 199,719 173,935 4.2 3.8 4.1 3.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,121,865 2,137,100 2,113,382 2,113,775 91,876 93,167 82,264 80,815 4.3 4.4 3.9 3.8

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

793,709 799,628 788,748 789,343 42,170 43,170 37,119 36,612 5.3 5.4 4.7 4.6

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,328,156 1,337,471 1,324,634 1,324,433 49,706 49,997 45,146 44,203 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.3

New York

9,683,391 9,788,200 9,636,664 9,733,109 429,759 351,374 427,162 338,979 4.4 3.6 4.4 3.5

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

10,086,557 10,132,231 10,042,609 10,074,340 435,435 363,627 418,637 333,406 4.3 3.6 4.2 3.3

Dutchess County-Putnam County

196,256 200,484 195,499 200,466 8,204 6,265 8,218 5,918 4.2 3.1 4.2 3.0

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,484,358 1,509,778 1,473,340 1,504,440 62,174 46,662 63,560 45,007 4.2 3.1 4.3 3.0

Newark(3)

1,237,681 1,230,545 1,231,681 1,227,205 54,958 45,185 52,849 38,393 4.4 3.7 4.3 3.1

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,168,262 7,191,424 7,142,089 7,142,229 310,099 265,515 294,010 244,088 4.3 3.7 4.1 3.4

Pennsylvania

6,383,896 6,454,652 6,392,642 6,457,667 274,047 253,329 280,809 244,871 4.3 3.9 4.4 3.8

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,087,668 3,122,394 3,091,219 3,118,787 136,774 121,849 135,247 111,803 4.4 3.9 4.4 3.6

Camden(3)

642,350 641,336 644,526 639,720 28,797 23,371 28,204 20,271 4.5 3.6 4.4 3.2

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,065,425 1,078,612 1,063,393 1,077,092 37,498 35,388 37,822 33,384 3.5 3.3 3.6 3.1

Philadelphia

1,000,178 1,016,966 1,001,763 1,014,774 53,638 49,038 53,482 46,316 5.4 4.8 5.3 4.6

Wilmington(3)

379,715 385,480 381,537 387,201 16,841 14,052 15,739 11,832 4.4 3.6 4.1 3.1

Texas

13,536,215 13,866,839 13,613,780 13,936,886 501,634 478,672 515,473 482,612 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,813,603 3,925,572 3,841,732 3,943,443 121,199 124,865 124,815 124,990 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,576,095 2,658,276 2,598,192 2,671,845 81,694 84,453 84,023 84,409 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,237,508 1,267,296 1,243,540 1,271,598 39,505 40,412 40,792 40,581 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2

Washington

3,757,972 3,820,193 3,755,206 3,830,301 163,671 151,373 174,366 169,654 4.4 4.0 4.6 4.4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,077,400 2,115,551 2,087,776 2,128,452 84,643 74,565 88,933 82,409 4.1 3.5 4.3 3.9

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,656,221 1,684,045 1,662,530 1,692,974 64,004 54,911 67,597 60,994 3.9 3.3 4.1 3.6

Tacoma-Lakewood

421,179 431,506 425,246 435,478 20,639 19,654 21,336 21,415 4.9 4.6 5.0 4.9

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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