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
March April Number Percent of labor force
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) March April March April
2017 2018 2017 2018(p) 2017 2018 2017 2018(p)

California

19,281,265 19,344,494 19,240,604 19,246,752 997,908 818,548 902,414 737,834 5.2 4.2 4.7 3.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,730,088 6,766,573 6,716,182 6,740,723 298,384 260,685 280,811 248,310 4.4 3.9 4.2 3.7

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,614,880 1,614,614 1,609,645 1,604,425 59,222 46,009 54,063 41,844 3.7 2.8 3.4 2.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,115,208 5,151,959 5,106,537 5,136,298 239,162 214,676 226,748 206,466 4.7 4.2 4.4 4.0

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,574,120 2,576,015 2,559,590 2,554,104 89,490 69,231 81,781 62,120 3.5 2.7 3.2 2.4

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,412,948 1,413,205 1,404,275 1,401,352 55,450 42,585 50,553 38,357 3.9 3.0 3.6 2.7

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

1,020,134 1,021,925 1,014,891 1,013,522 29,801 23,376 27,333 20,781 2.9 2.3 2.7 2.1

San Rafael

141,038 140,885 140,424 139,230 4,239 3,270 3,895 2,982 3.0 2.3 2.8 2.1

District of Columbia

399,738 406,302 399,234 408,712 23,776 23,031 22,272 20,545 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.0

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,381,547 3,422,637 3,375,015 3,411,710 125,545 124,297 114,802 107,061 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.1

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

686,869 693,711 681,419 687,347 22,356 25,556 20,158 21,276 3.3 3.7 3.0 3.1

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,694,678 2,728,926 2,693,596 2,724,363 103,189 98,741 94,644 85,785 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.1

Florida

10,079,800 10,228,266 10,091,093 10,201,847 419,457 387,276 398,973 347,578 4.2 3.8 4.0 3.4

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,115,502 3,151,107 3,143,080 3,157,156 136,759 130,976 131,070 115,783 4.4 4.2 4.2 3.7

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

1,024,016 1,036,812 1,020,659 1,032,334 39,757 36,188 37,909 32,804 3.9 3.5 3.7 3.2

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,361,315 1,379,957 1,396,688 1,401,126 68,030 68,472 65,840 59,412 5.0 5.0 4.7 4.2

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

730,171 734,338 725,733 723,696 28,972 26,316 27,321 23,567 4.0 3.6 3.8 3.3

Illinois

6,478,093 6,496,446 6,462,314 6,448,751 321,186 285,769 291,942 233,163 5.0 4.4 4.5 3.6

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,891,068 4,893,315 4,870,738 4,841,889 232,838 211,917 219,951 173,832 4.8 4.3 4.5 3.6

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,776,577 3,759,867 3,755,838 3,706,969 175,628 159,593 174,070 131,958 4.7 4.2 4.6 3.6

Elgin

321,952 328,672 320,052 326,215 17,370 15,638 13,502 12,044 5.4 4.8 4.2 3.7

Gary(3)

337,320 338,327 338,997 341,059 17,048 16,022 14,476 13,891 5.1 4.7 4.3 4.1

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

455,219 466,449 455,851 467,646 22,792 20,664 17,903 15,939 5.0 4.4 3.9 3.4

Massachusetts

3,657,658 3,726,752 3,646,782 3,750,967 149,623 142,833 130,569 123,201 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,702,627 2,752,088 2,696,477 2,772,337 96,886 92,621 87,026 82,066 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.0

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,606,115 1,636,965 1,603,267 1,651,403 53,025 51,022 48,359 45,365 3.3 3.1 3.0 2.7

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

107,288 109,600 107,145 110,391 4,845 4,519 4,337 3,939 4.5 4.1 4.0 3.6

Framingham

157,555 159,403 156,599 160,235 5,332 5,112 4,695 4,372 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.7

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

113,841 116,873 113,939 117,868 4,457 4,106 3,857 3,656 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.1

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

97,000 98,680 96,718 99,063 5,365 5,033 4,766 4,513 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.6

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

189,753 194,029 189,352 195,158 7,684 7,267 6,832 6,378 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.3

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

84,684 86,141 84,307 86,676 3,261 3,057 2,874 2,696 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.1

Nashua(2)

170,004 171,712 169,712 172,048 5,796 5,616 5,016 5,224 3.4 3.3 3.0 3.0

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

92,466 93,234 92,000 93,634 3,259 3,226 2,965 2,869 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.1

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

83,921 85,451 83,438 85,861 3,862 3,663 3,325 3,054 4.6 4.3 4.0 3.6

Michigan

4,864,645 4,896,710 4,829,355 4,878,476 230,931 227,139 181,556 193,784 4.7 4.6 3.8 4.0

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,101,063 2,106,760 2,076,197 2,092,680 95,119 90,018 69,782 75,935 4.5 4.3 3.4 3.6

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

787,079 790,080 775,431 783,281 42,512 39,720 31,750 33,530 5.4 5.0 4.1 4.3

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,313,985 1,316,678 1,300,766 1,309,399 52,608 50,297 38,032 42,404 4.0 3.8 2.9 3.2

New York

9,711,006 9,632,114 9,687,025 9,621,092 452,962 458,140 421,390 419,199 4.7 4.8 4.4 4.4

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

10,119,584 10,046,107 10,094,000 10,001,592 442,290 440,510 415,423 403,117 4.4 4.4 4.1 4.0

Dutchess County-Putnam County

195,108 193,589 195,589 194,348 8,095 8,645 7,800 7,854 4.1 4.5 4.0 4.0

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,482,557 1,464,661 1,484,141 1,474,986 62,885 66,788 58,583 58,933 4.2 4.6 3.9 4.0

Newark(3)

1,248,951 1,229,534 1,248,161 1,217,361 56,310 57,512 52,502 50,008 4.5 4.7 4.2 4.1

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,192,968 7,158,323 7,166,109 7,114,897 315,000 307,565 296,538 286,322 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.0

Pennsylvania

6,433,347 6,313,950 6,431,950 6,322,630 333,171 290,570 290,893 251,900 5.2 4.6 4.5 4.0

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,093,815 3,066,165 3,092,587 3,068,626 145,883 135,935 134,892 120,972 4.7 4.4 4.4 3.9

Camden(3)

643,451 641,773 641,748 638,679 28,847 29,388 26,451 25,628 4.5 4.6 4.1 4.0

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,069,079 1,051,509 1,071,534 1,055,709 42,296 37,789 38,404 33,668 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.2

Philadelphia

1,000,005 987,721 999,099 989,980 56,709 52,393 52,989 47,021 5.7 5.3 5.3 4.7

Wilmington(3)

381,280 385,162 380,206 384,258 18,031 16,365 17,048 14,655 4.7 4.2 4.5 3.8

Texas

13,517,746 13,836,504 13,527,232 13,860,323 613,327 569,424 559,386 520,158 4.5 4.1 4.1 3.8

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,765,100 3,887,962 3,773,905 3,903,466 147,123 143,934 132,899 131,077 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.4

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,540,338 2,630,334 2,547,672 2,639,162 98,272 97,289 89,460 88,881 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.4

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,224,762 1,257,628 1,226,233 1,264,304 48,851 46,645 43,439 42,196 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.3

Washington

3,696,726 3,765,160 3,693,551 3,742,729 182,054 184,326 162,273 166,044 4.9 4.9 4.4 4.4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,060,106 2,116,587 2,059,684 2,103,154 82,373 82,858 74,040 75,082 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.6

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,644,403 1,695,994 1,647,507 1,684,534 59,205 58,648 52,465 52,282 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.1

Tacoma-Lakewood

415,703 420,593 412,177 418,620 23,168 24,210 21,575 22,800 5.6 5.8 5.2 5.4

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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