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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
2018 2019 2018 2019(p) October November October November
2018 2019 2018 2019(p) 2018 2019 2018 2019(p)

California

19,542,699 19,588,210 19,562,413 19,616,666 772,789 719,195 760,287 719,250 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.7

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,806,284 6,797,275 6,817,785 6,833,846 286,727 275,353 278,806 261,949 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.8

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,640,925 1,634,233 1,642,110 1,630,091 46,639 41,319 44,401 41,329 2.8 2.5 2.7 2.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,165,359 5,163,042 5,175,675 5,203,755 240,088 234,034 234,405 220,620 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.2

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,608,606 2,633,310 2,617,117 2,630,977 68,309 61,088 65,402 60,963 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.3

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,422,748 1,431,158 1,427,522 1,428,832 42,054 38,052 40,455 37,939 3.0 2.7 2.8 2.7

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

1,042,990 1,058,898 1,047,093 1,058,897 22,890 20,154 21,770 20,150 2.2 1.9 2.1 1.9

San Rafael

142,868 143,254 142,502 143,248 3,365 2,882 3,177 2,874 2.4 2.0 2.2 2.0

District of Columbia

402,446 408,339 402,811 415,088 21,315 21,835 20,563 20,558 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.0

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,393,284 3,487,666 3,385,124 3,492,075 104,742 98,416 98,787 96,779 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.8

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

686,453 703,794 683,897 702,944 20,991 19,261 19,785 18,662 3.1 2.7 2.9 2.7

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,706,831 2,783,872 2,701,227 2,789,131 83,751 79,155 79,002 78,117 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.8

Florida

10,305,265 10,566,507 10,293,133 10,479,146 340,078 307,598 335,916 287,779 3.3 2.9 3.3 2.7

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,163,808 3,270,402 3,168,158 3,221,968 107,396 94,652 101,211 87,410 3.4 2.9 3.2 2.7

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

1,047,301 1,061,181 1,042,740 1,052,094 32,321 29,630 31,944 27,798 3.1 2.8 3.1 2.6

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,381,547 1,463,774 1,386,673 1,430,295 50,415 42,518 45,184 38,784 3.6 2.9 3.3 2.7

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

734,960 745,447 738,745 739,579 24,660 22,504 24,083 20,828 3.4 3.0 3.3 2.8

Illinois

6,477,162 6,487,355 6,468,774 6,447,310 263,231 235,472 259,018 218,259 4.1 3.6 4.0 3.4

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,877,420 4,873,069 4,873,710 4,852,539 182,549 168,980 172,179 158,665 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.3

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,732,976 3,720,732 3,728,038 3,708,631 134,188 126,805 123,652 116,753 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.1

Elgin

331,020 333,596 332,238 331,472 15,104 12,439 15,572 11,806 4.6 3.7 4.7 3.6

Gary(3)

343,807 344,027 343,936 342,379 14,617 13,237 14,265 14,211 4.3 3.8 4.1 4.2

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

469,617 474,714 469,498 470,057 18,640 16,499 18,690 15,895 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.4

Massachusetts

3,817,350 3,840,687 3,823,218 3,837,116 104,354 94,594 98,823 88,675 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,821,289 2,844,515 2,827,796 2,844,941 71,261 65,300 66,984 60,618 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.1

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,686,619 1,702,151 1,689,324 1,701,821 40,597 36,388 37,737 33,467 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.0

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

111,814 112,400 112,319 112,892 3,446 3,064 3,179 2,835 3.1 2.7 2.8 2.5

Framingham

163,791 164,064 163,941 163,997 3,837 3,422 3,504 3,088 2.3 2.1 2.1 1.9

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

117,900 118,993 118,090 119,156 3,037 2,961 2,999 2,857 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

99,233 98,628 99,127 98,359 3,652 3,389 3,432 3,165 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.2

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

197,969 199,077 198,295 198,871 5,316 4,895 5,023 4,613 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.3

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

87,157 88,031 87,547 87,892 2,468 2,230 2,254 2,024 2.8 2.5 2.6 2.3

Nashua(2)

173,942 177,318 175,641 177,932 3,934 4,416 4,186 4,416 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.5

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

95,224 96,170 95,400 95,905 2,468 2,214 2,297 2,010 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.1

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

87,640 87,683 88,112 88,116 2,506 2,321 2,373 2,143 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.4

Michigan

4,909,341 4,938,576 4,893,580 4,934,862 181,296 174,052 166,773 157,495 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,149,643 2,175,085 2,129,400 2,148,174 93,159 81,502 78,916 72,550 4.3 3.7 3.7 3.4

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

802,052 809,113 793,199 799,899 43,101 36,365 35,833 32,284 5.4 4.5 4.5 4.0

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,347,592 1,365,973 1,336,201 1,348,277 50,059 45,137 43,083 40,267 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.0

New York

9,603,222 9,583,705 9,576,358 9,511,374 347,452 373,274 339,417 345,862 3.6 3.9 3.5 3.6

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

9,937,952 10,027,732 9,916,030 9,978,678 356,047 368,011 337,329 342,886 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.4

Dutchess County-Putnam County

196,208 196,247 196,123 196,175 6,237 6,968 6,005 6,429 3.2 3.6 3.1 3.3

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,487,221 1,489,807 1,481,455 1,484,057 46,447 51,485 45,686 48,512 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.3

Newark(3)

1,214,580 1,258,990 1,213,853 1,259,965 43,587 42,490 40,270 41,877 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.3

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,039,943 7,082,688 7,024,599 7,038,481 259,776 267,068 245,368 246,068 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.5

Pennsylvania

6,444,551 6,570,222 6,437,401 6,542,425 248,016 285,827 233,777 278,771 3.8 4.4 3.6 4.3

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,096,866 3,173,357 3,093,266 3,164,985 118,481 131,058 109,302 125,591 3.8 4.1 3.5 4.0

Camden(3)

623,232 640,110 623,304 638,974 22,455 22,072 21,276 21,975 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.4

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,077,100 1,101,242 1,074,776 1,092,875 34,724 39,682 31,958 37,513 3.2 3.6 3.0 3.4

Philadelphia

1,016,468 1,042,606 1,013,168 1,040,404 48,114 54,571 44,307 52,092 4.7 5.2 4.4 5.0

Wilmington(3)

380,066 389,399 382,018 392,732 13,188 14,733 11,761 14,011 3.5 3.8 3.1 3.6

Texas

13,901,088 14,190,783 13,961,940 14,265,562 489,204 467,680 485,960 477,021 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,928,885 4,030,421 3,948,427 4,061,740 128,366 123,844 126,608 123,322 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.0

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,650,889 2,732,133 2,665,536 2,751,122 86,951 82,489 85,627 82,931 3.3 3.0 3.2 3.0

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,277,996 1,298,288 1,282,891 1,310,618 41,415 41,355 40,981 40,391 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1

Washington

3,829,284 3,959,290 3,828,288 3,971,745 156,123 159,682 169,864 157,780 4.1 4.0 4.4 4.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,117,874 2,188,523 2,127,070 2,203,712 77,856 71,157 83,265 63,848 3.7 3.3 3.9 2.9

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,688,061 1,738,839 1,693,502 1,749,705 57,768 48,394 61,951 40,729 3.4 2.8 3.7 2.3

Tacoma-Lakewood

429,813 449,684 433,568 454,007 20,088 22,763 21,314 23,119 4.7 5.1 4.9 5.1

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.

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Last Modified Date: January 03, 2020