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
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) October November October November
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) 2015 2016 2015 2016(p)

California

18,995,347 19,465,194 18,995,979 19,358,018 1,094,641 1,030,568 1,101,576 976,424 5.8 5.3 5.8 5.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,595,274 6,782,855 6,600,183 6,742,604 370,412 328,460 360,349 306,431 5.6 4.8 5.5 4.5

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,602,375 1,642,663 1,605,797 1,636,618 69,928 66,898 68,804 60,709 4.4 4.1 4.3 3.7

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

4,992,899 5,140,192 4,994,386 5,105,986 300,484 261,562 291,545 245,722 6.0 5.1 5.8 4.8

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,517,869 2,584,034 2,516,938 2,570,628 102,805 99,843 101,472 91,531 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.6

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,377,452 1,413,555 1,378,356 1,405,118 64,026 61,791 63,326 56,670 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.0

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

998,741 1,024,162 997,223 1,020,047 33,892 33,220 33,362 30,444 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.0

San Rafael

141,676 146,317 141,359 145,463 4,887 4,832 4,784 4,417 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.0

District of Columbia

390,409 399,323 391,291 399,220 25,983 24,583 25,845 23,374 6.7 6.2 6.6 5.9

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,291,298 3,335,541 3,293,304 3,335,937 139,006 130,502 133,738 123,908 4.2 3.9 4.1 3.7

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

680,270 687,289 680,670 687,425 27,410 23,365 26,113 21,931 4.0 3.4 3.8 3.2

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,611,028 2,648,252 2,612,634 2,648,512 111,596 107,137 107,625 101,977 4.3 4.0 4.1 3.9

Florida

9,698,746 9,885,370 9,685,448 9,895,824 495,501 485,967 480,189 479,154 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.8

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,031,755 3,068,012 3,034,541 3,081,768 161,753 154,016 154,221 149,443 5.3 5.0 5.1 4.8

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

996,831 1,021,920 993,529 1,023,225 47,137 47,005 45,961 46,926 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,338,131 1,339,681 1,340,962 1,344,208 80,539 71,487 75,377 67,579 6.0 5.3 5.6 5.0

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

696,793 706,411 700,050 714,335 34,077 35,524 32,883 34,938 4.9 5.0 4.7 4.9

Illinois

6,529,418 6,560,737 6,541,640 6,548,171 366,098 363,545 379,763 345,614 5.6 5.5 5.8 5.3

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,887,598 4,930,903 4,887,867 4,916,464 259,280 272,050 266,114 259,181 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.3

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,763,177 3,796,449 3,761,366 3,785,036 198,353 217,339 201,268 205,383 5.3 5.7 5.4 5.4

Elgin

326,090 327,642 328,517 328,146 18,413 15,943 19,751 15,561 5.6 4.9 6.0 4.7

Gary(3)

338,518 345,373 337,509 343,379 18,674 17,453 19,547 17,364 5.5 5.1 5.8 5.1

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

459,813 461,439 460,475 459,903 23,840 21,315 25,548 20,873 5.2 4.6 5.5 4.5

Massachusetts

3,557,973 3,584,829 3,562,821 3,579,700 158,980 97,923 160,734 91,520 4.5 2.7 4.5 2.6

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,620,948 2,646,900 2,629,115 2,650,297 107,258 67,844 107,387 63,405 4.1 2.6 4.1 2.4

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,551,530 1,567,623 1,555,591 1,568,909 60,997 37,821 60,716 34,844 3.9 2.4 3.9 2.2

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

105,005 105,348 105,652 105,910 5,189 3,217 5,283 2,963 4.9 3.1 5.0 2.8

Framingham

153,656 155,322 154,039 155,305 5,560 3,540 5,531 3,229 3.6 2.3 3.6 2.1

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

112,485 114,828 112,723 114,534 4,536 3,004 4,582 2,959 4.0 2.6 4.1 2.6

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

95,423 94,506 95,778 94,621 5,751 3,585 5,726 3,405 6.0 3.8 6.0 3.6

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

181,563 183,050 182,939 183,254 8,284 5,220 8,480 4,879 4.6 2.9 4.6 2.7

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

82,744 82,988 82,817 83,084 3,805 2,379 3,792 2,186 4.6 2.9 4.6 2.6

Nashua(2)

166,720 170,211 167,615 171,436 5,447 4,337 5,555 4,562 3.3 2.5 3.3 2.7

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

89,944 90,271 89,876 90,376 3,763 2,306 3,785 2,114 4.2 2.6 4.2 2.3

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

81,878 82,753 82,085 82,868 3,926 2,435 3,937 2,264 4.8 2.9 4.8 2.7

Michigan

4,754,223 4,859,681 4,747,157 4,863,763 223,097 224,780 201,429 217,820 4.7 4.6 4.2 4.5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,010,141 2,078,753 1,991,684 2,070,642 122,750 111,689 101,235 105,123 6.1 5.4 5.1 5.1

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

754,575 780,046 747,241 774,801 55,912 51,599 45,028 46,904 7.4 6.6 6.0 6.1

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,255,566 1,298,707 1,244,443 1,295,841 66,837 60,090 56,206 58,220 5.3 4.6 4.5 4.5

New York

9,668,199 9,627,220 9,673,441 9,586,850 457,318 476,060 462,578 450,246 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.7

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

10,068,742 10,044,033 10,095,383 10,010,189 473,411 498,897 465,362 446,892 4.7 5.0 4.6 4.5

Dutchess County-Putnam County

194,809 196,125 194,259 193,586 7,904 7,904 7,740 7,524 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,471,561 1,475,409 1,471,339 1,467,386 60,633 60,438 59,686 58,036 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0

Newark(3)

1,258,856 1,254,500 1,259,840 1,246,442 59,211 61,127 55,531 50,520 4.7 4.9 4.4 4.1

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,143,516 7,117,999 7,169,945 7,102,775 345,663 369,428 342,405 330,812 4.8 5.2 4.8 4.7

Pennsylvania

6,415,244 6,503,839 6,418,087 6,473,055 284,564 350,172 279,299 317,913 4.4 5.4 4.4 4.9

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,063,452 3,107,778 3,074,123 3,102,393 142,631 159,863 135,299 141,600 4.7 5.1 4.4 4.6

Camden(3)

638,401 640,281 638,474 639,145 31,408 31,429 29,822 26,603 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.2

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,055,338 1,074,964 1,058,413 1,071,809 37,622 46,885 36,376 41,691 3.6 4.4 3.4 3.9

Philadelphia

989,708 1,012,616 993,323 1,011,903 55,051 64,945 51,943 58,194 5.6 6.4 5.2 5.8

Wilmington(3)

380,005 379,917 383,913 379,536 18,550 16,604 17,158 15,112 4.9 4.4 4.5 4.0

Texas

13,114,424 13,334,552 13,147,382 13,391,218 582,556 584,597 583,304 566,893 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.2

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,610,389 3,727,510 3,626,424 3,750,323 142,921 135,729 140,460 130,432 4.0 3.6 3.9 3.5

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,424,643 2,513,369 2,438,327 2,529,086 93,794 89,914 92,192 86,416 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.4

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,185,746 1,214,141 1,188,097 1,221,237 49,127 45,815 48,268 44,016 4.1 3.8 4.1 3.6

Washington

3,561,952 3,687,724 3,560,884 3,677,831 189,562 186,221 202,545 190,343 5.3 5.0 5.7 5.2

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

1,972,909 2,049,771 1,976,496 2,050,956 97,907 86,750 104,146 88,876 5.0 4.2 5.3 4.3

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,579,458 1,642,583 1,575,717 1,638,584 74,879 61,789 80,686 64,792 4.7 3.8 5.1 4.0

Tacoma-Lakewood

393,451 407,188 400,779 412,372 23,028 24,961 23,460 24,084 5.9 6.1 5.9 5.8

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. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013, 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, N.J., are totally outside the states under which their metropolitan areas are listed. For Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va., the metropolitan area and division titles are identical. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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