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
September October Number Percent of labor force
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) September October September October
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

California

19,186,046 19,450,716 19,201,496 19,353,387 1,004,338 918,466 1,007,701 837,435 5.2 4.7 5.2 4.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,679,796 6,812,473 6,680,714 6,770,590 332,444 310,702 324,880 277,552 5.0 4.6 4.9 4.1

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,606,923 1,612,984 1,608,745 1,606,551 63,904 58,043 64,979 52,555 4.0 3.6 4.0 3.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,072,873 5,199,489 5,071,969 5,164,039 268,540 252,659 259,901 224,997 5.3 4.9 5.1 4.4

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,556,644 2,588,196 2,566,170 2,577,098 95,621 86,499 97,060 78,516 3.7 3.3 3.8 3.0

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,400,407 1,414,594 1,405,923 1,408,845 59,561 53,278 60,150 48,358 4.3 3.8 4.3 3.4

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

1,014,718 1,029,902 1,017,985 1,024,274 31,499 29,110 32,238 26,456 3.1 2.8 3.2 2.6

San Rafael

141,519 143,700 142,262 143,979 4,561 4,111 4,672 3,702 3.2 2.9 3.3 2.6

District of Columbia

390,933 399,623 394,704 401,102 24,088 27,986 23,389 27,497 6.2 7.0 5.9 6.9

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,316,842 3,404,790 3,337,197 3,394,279 130,231 121,547 128,641 123,537 3.9 3.6 3.9 3.6

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

682,823 704,751 685,982 702,083 23,474 20,211 23,471 22,268 3.4 2.9 3.4 3.2

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,634,019 2,700,039 2,651,215 2,692,196 106,757 101,336 105,170 101,269 4.1 3.8 4.0 3.8

Florida

9,946,538 10,190,863 9,932,052 10,094,694 508,834 373,013 490,603 360,126 5.1 3.7 4.9 3.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,076,112 3,163,348 3,085,377 3,142,522 162,972 126,736 157,254 123,139 5.3 4.0 5.1 3.9

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

1,015,650 1,042,982 1,011,612 1,034,911 48,487 34,603 47,066 33,994 4.8 3.3 4.7 3.3

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,345,375 1,390,750 1,357,687 1,385,367 76,973 65,231 74,553 63,285 5.7 4.7 5.5 4.6

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

715,087 729,616 716,078 722,244 37,512 26,902 35,635 25,860 5.2 3.7 5.0 3.6

Illinois

6,517,022 6,419,956 6,520,067 6,431,632 364,791 293,870 363,282 301,911 5.6 4.6 5.6 4.7

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,906,234 4,856,218 4,909,472 4,860,658 269,640 225,886 272,019 230,537 5.5 4.7 5.5 4.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,780,509 3,747,227 3,783,546 3,753,860 212,408 179,252 216,835 183,914 5.6 4.8 5.7 4.9

Elgin

323,564 315,202 324,341 317,373 16,433 12,840 16,059 13,402 5.1 4.1 5.0 4.2

Gary(3)

341,795 336,293 342,883 333,849 18,677 16,594 17,649 15,585 5.5 4.9 5.1 4.7

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

460,366 457,496 458,702 455,576 22,122 17,200 21,476 17,636 4.8 3.8 4.7 3.9

Massachusetts

3,568,057 3,645,166 3,576,746 3,624,329 119,229 128,032 101,927 119,461 3.3 3.5 2.8 3.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,631,273 2,689,540 2,643,751 2,681,283 81,748 87,787 70,763 81,960 3.1 3.3 2.7 3.1

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,559,249 1,601,324 1,568,339 1,596,426 45,730 50,092 39,396 46,648 2.9 3.1 2.5 2.9

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

104,368 106,395 104,833 106,035 4,038 4,313 3,352 3,940 3.9 4.1 3.2 3.7

Framingham

153,475 156,591 154,226 155,392 4,281 4,703 3,685 4,383 2.8 3.0 2.4 2.8

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

113,072 114,832 113,270 114,155 3,496 3,557 3,140 3,383 3.1 3.1 2.8 3.0

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

94,860 95,710 94,842 95,459 4,300 4,504 3,748 4,236 4.5 4.7 4.0 4.4

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

183,904 186,819 184,250 186,327 6,347 6,582 5,448 6,218 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.3

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

82,502 84,121 82,658 83,567 2,882 2,953 2,478 2,713 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.2

Nashua(2)

168,833 169,584 169,859 170,662 4,853 4,848 4,583 4,630 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

89,374 91,357 89,891 91,089 2,814 3,059 2,398 2,862 3.1 3.3 2.7 3.1

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

81,636 82,807 81,583 82,171 3,007 3,176 2,535 2,947 3.7 3.8 3.1 3.6

Michigan

4,860,874 4,900,400 4,868,988 4,863,876 233,070 218,734 234,794 206,388 4.8 4.5 4.8 4.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,095,472 2,116,422 2,088,594 2,097,185 118,095 93,633 118,523 89,105 5.6 4.4 5.7 4.2

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

785,017 792,266 783,010 782,921 53,641 44,136 54,697 40,817 6.8 5.6 7.0 5.2

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,310,453 1,324,156 1,305,584 1,314,264 64,453 49,497 63,825 48,288 4.9 3.7 4.9 3.7

New York

9,554,863 9,738,498 9,548,033 9,712,111 471,384 460,959 455,099 449,212 4.9 4.7 4.8 4.6

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

9,968,188 10,122,173 9,972,256 10,098,358 490,139 478,586 468,892 466,277 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.6

Dutchess County-Putnam County

191,872 195,066 192,664 195,415 8,249 8,429 7,779 8,071 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.1

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,467,843 1,493,426 1,467,139 1,484,196 62,418 62,976 59,667 61,188 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1

Newark(3)

1,238,398 1,227,637 1,238,599 1,224,793 61,357 60,086 56,954 58,454 5.0 4.9 4.6 4.8

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,070,075 7,206,044 7,073,854 7,193,954 358,115 347,095 344,492 338,564 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.7

Pennsylvania

6,474,896 6,405,318 6,461,574 6,373,489 345,629 282,534 339,080 265,262 5.3 4.4 5.2 4.2

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,088,499 3,088,609 3,098,302 3,089,440 158,396 143,039 153,868 135,663 5.1 4.6 5.0 4.4

Camden(3)

635,502 639,721 639,151 639,488 31,718 31,294 29,207 30,677 5.0 4.9 4.6 4.8

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,070,919 1,068,204 1,071,122 1,066,352 45,655 39,140 45,430 36,241 4.3 3.7 4.2 3.4

Philadelphia

1,009,406 1,001,761 1,011,707 1,002,656 64,110 54,818 62,871 51,867 6.4 5.5 6.2 5.2

Wilmington(3)

372,672 378,923 376,322 380,944 16,913 17,787 16,360 16,878 4.5 4.7 4.3 4.4

Texas

13,359,661 13,498,742 13,338,725 13,392,285 646,980 543,922 612,866 470,201 4.8 4.0 4.6 3.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,720,102 3,804,779 3,720,265 3,768,428 148,645 127,863 142,480 113,120 4.0 3.4 3.8 3.0

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,507,695 2,566,491 2,508,786 2,543,271 98,401 85,938 94,466 76,188 3.9 3.3 3.8 3.0

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,212,407 1,238,288 1,211,479 1,225,157 50,244 41,925 48,014 36,932 4.1 3.4 4.0 3.0

Washington

3,666,453 3,772,310 3,681,300 3,762,673 185,885 164,255 184,152 158,960 5.1 4.4 5.0 4.2

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,041,588 2,089,345 2,039,888 2,070,342 90,341 86,689 86,905 82,596 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,636,498 1,666,034 1,631,040 1,643,223 66,044 66,506 62,494 62,692 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.8

Tacoma-Lakewood

405,090 423,311 408,848 427,119 24,297 20,183 24,411 19,904 6.0 4.8 6.0 4.7

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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