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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
2020 2021 2020 2021(p) October November October November
2020 2021 2020 2021(p) 2020 2021 2020 2021(p)

California

18,887,681 19,106,763 18,667,576 19,178,909 1,757,771 1,166,737 1,544,099 1,040,477 9.3 6.1 8.3 5.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,500,469 6,618,160 6,466,937 6,677,579 718,838 469,907 689,750 426,981 11.1 7.1 10.7 6.4

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,554,865 1,588,831 1,535,572 1,593,253 127,455 75,362 100,770 64,739 8.2 4.7 6.6 4.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

4,945,604 5,029,329 4,931,365 5,084,326 591,383 394,545 588,980 362,242 12.0 7.8 11.9 7.1

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,464,185 2,491,616 2,428,090 2,501,178 191,668 111,264 152,287 95,737 7.8 4.5 6.3 3.8

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,353,344 1,352,186 1,334,205 1,355,930 114,083 68,938 91,516 59,382 8.4 5.1 6.9 4.4

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

979,843 1,004,629 965,068 1,010,560 69,770 37,737 54,451 32,410 7.1 3.8 5.6 3.2

San Rafael

130,998 134,801 128,817 134,688 7,815 4,589 6,320 3,945 6.0 3.4 4.9 2.9

District of Columbia

405,870 410,486 409,289 415,101 33,338 22,685 34,273 21,478 8.2 5.5 8.4 5.2

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,351,733 3,368,065 3,347,853 3,371,864 215,500 130,572 215,567 122,931 6.4 3.9 6.4 3.6

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

667,585 673,761 667,429 671,757 41,669 30,144 42,620 28,015 6.2 4.5 6.4 4.2

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,684,148 2,694,304 2,680,424 2,700,107 173,831 100,428 172,947 94,916 6.5 3.7 6.5 3.5

Florida

10,047,839 10,656,033 9,999,225 10,645,740 565,043 424,800 499,570 385,820 5.6 4.0 5.0 3.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,021,810 3,158,649 3,001,207 3,161,958 207,810 126,045 189,268 115,990 6.9 4.0 6.3 3.7

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

1,004,367 1,061,846 995,849 1,053,694 60,774 44,766 51,503 39,980 6.1 4.2 5.2 3.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,306,434 1,341,757 1,298,144 1,352,182 110,612 51,203 106,956 49,473 8.5 3.8 8.2 3.7

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

711,009 755,046 707,214 756,082 36,424 30,076 30,809 26,537 5.1 4.0 4.4 3.5

Illinois

6,324,429 6,263,088 6,169,598 6,333,207 474,466 310,895 465,928 286,666 7.5 5.0 7.6 4.5

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,690,619 4,751,984 4,667,374 4,802,282 384,774 241,756 384,515 217,606 8.2 5.1 8.2 4.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,567,543 3,673,980 3,583,239 3,710,755 314,358 199,235 317,887 177,738 8.8 5.4 8.9 4.8

Elgin

325,306 307,564 307,223 314,310 20,818 13,697 19,386 13,479 6.4 4.5 6.3 4.3

Gary(3)

329,296 322,923 328,987 322,418 22,737 12,040 21,949 10,263 6.9 3.7 6.7 3.2

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

468,474 447,517 447,925 454,799 26,861 16,784 25,293 16,126 5.7 3.8 5.6 3.5

Massachusetts

3,675,919 3,721,470 3,699,806 3,752,764 296,395 190,762 283,487 178,909 8.1 5.1 7.7 4.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,734,632 2,761,208 2,750,524 2,787,455 211,339 128,562 199,036 118,968 7.7 4.7 7.2 4.3

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,628,080 1,654,319 1,635,860 1,670,072 127,110 76,585 119,217 70,313 7.8 4.6 7.3 4.2

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

108,654 109,264 109,816 110,810 10,181 6,569 9,733 6,259 9.4 6.0 8.9 5.6

Framingham

156,133 159,246 157,600 160,758 10,826 6,411 10,370 5,869 6.9 4.0 6.6 3.7

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

115,419 114,651 115,937 115,759 7,740 4,547 7,360 4,301 6.7 4.0 6.3 3.7

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

99,190 97,871 99,556 98,438 10,565 6,797 10,094 6,513 10.7 6.9 10.1 6.6

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

192,215 194,335 194,055 196,315 14,050 9,253 13,621 8,506 7.3 4.8 7.0 4.3

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

85,506 85,509 85,814 86,406 8,666 5,221 7,883 4,979 10.1 6.1 9.2 5.8

Nashua(2)

174,277 170,039 175,638 171,268 8,013 4,016 7,410 3,671 4.6 2.4 4.2 2.1

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

90,213 90,311 90,654 91,250 7,360 4,593 6,861 4,231 8.2 5.1 7.6 4.6

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

84,945 85,663 85,594 86,379 6,828 4,570 6,487 4,326 8.0 5.3 7.6 5.0

Michigan

4,853,635 4,755,751 4,862,903 4,769,474 350,632 222,172 359,727 198,482 7.2 4.7 7.4 4.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,136,631 2,093,795 2,129,060 2,097,444 203,167 93,757 201,243 79,348 9.5 4.5 9.5 3.8

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

814,769 790,889 812,266 789,832 100,102 45,895 97,759 38,371 12.3 5.8 12.0 4.9

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,321,864 1,302,906 1,316,795 1,307,610 103,066 47,863 103,484 40,976 7.8 3.7 7.9 3.1

New York

9,195,073 9,254,848 9,231,677 9,187,419 761,164 548,869 763,468 507,912 8.3 5.9 8.3 5.5

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

9,570,705 9,684,501 9,679,408 9,645,357 834,672 609,511 920,394 575,134 8.7 6.3 9.5 6.0

Dutchess County-Putnam County

190,450 185,963 191,685 184,593 10,178 7,212 10,192 6,318 5.3 3.9 5.3 3.4

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,446,954 1,427,576 1,458,193 1,422,004 86,005 56,219 84,869 49,768 5.9 3.9 5.8 3.5

Newark(3)

1,194,446 1,207,465 1,222,219 1,204,656 86,234 66,461 119,363 64,628 7.2 5.5 9.8 5.4

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

6,738,855 6,863,497 6,807,311 6,834,104 652,255 479,619 705,970 454,420 9.7 7.0 10.4 6.6

Pennsylvania

6,316,802 6,272,447 6,303,477 6,219,017 403,395 307,464 408,218 266,786 6.4 4.9 6.5 4.3

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,058,858 3,066,135 3,068,315 3,055,401 207,026 155,989 223,579 139,509 6.8 5.1 7.3 4.6

Camden(3)

622,769 641,189 639,447 643,777 40,550 33,009 57,296 32,281 6.5 5.1 9.0 5.0

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,059,623 1,058,644 1,052,321 1,050,562 54,975 40,645 53,699 34,203 5.2 3.8 5.1 3.3

Philadelphia

1,000,421 982,842 997,203 975,398 91,329 64,547 91,424 57,222 9.1 6.6 9.2 5.9

Wilmington(3)

376,045 383,460 379,344 385,664 20,172 17,788 21,160 15,803 5.4 4.6 5.6 4.1

Texas

14,186,427 14,315,600 14,050,100 14,430,417 976,056 681,119 973,462 655,155 6.9 4.8 6.9 4.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

4,064,538 4,138,885 4,033,726 4,192,726 251,614 173,777 250,161 165,463 6.2 4.2 6.2 3.9

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,739,702 2,797,438 2,717,286 2,831,518 168,218 116,061 166,885 110,765 6.1 4.1 6.1 3.9

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,324,836 1,341,447 1,316,440 1,361,208 83,396 57,716 83,276 54,698 6.3 4.3 6.3 4.0

Washington

3,978,552 3,941,774 3,857,075 3,934,786 250,226 173,498 249,679 134,307 6.3 4.4 6.5 3.4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,189,034 2,185,991 2,172,706 2,175,457 142,766 100,568 136,941 70,373 6.5 4.6 6.3 3.2

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,724,314 1,743,161 1,735,724 1,727,269 111,281 80,452 105,081 53,190 6.5 4.6 6.1 3.1

Tacoma-Lakewood

464,720 442,830 436,982 448,188 31,485 20,116 31,860 17,183 6.8 4.5 7.3 3.8

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. 18-03, dated April 10, 2018, 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.

Last Modified Date: December 30, 2021