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
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Number Percent of labor force
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

California

18,916,318 19,098,452 19,082,543 1,112,542 957,110 1,049,247 5.9 5.0 5.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,586,911 6,647,478 6,630,275 351,561 293,940 319,055 5.3 4.4 4.8

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,593,400 1,599,580 1,593,060 65,071 56,436 61,664 4.1 3.5 3.9

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

4,993,511 5,047,898 5,037,215 286,490 237,504 257,391 5.7 4.7 5.1

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,510,146 2,557,905 2,539,795 98,960 85,906 93,899 3.9 3.4 3.7

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,377,325 1,401,393 1,394,161 61,908 53,337 58,229 4.5 3.8 4.2

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

993,880 1,015,125 1,005,340 32,424 28,468 31,166 3.3 2.8 3.1

San Rafael

138,941 141,387 140,294 4,628 4,101 4,504 3.3 2.9 3.2

District of Columbia

389,396 392,765 397,115 25,527 21,456 23,540 6.6 5.5 5.9

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,274,082 3,322,085 3,341,563 133,145 115,190 129,506 4.1 3.5 3.9

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

675,748 681,902 686,799 24,767 19,762 23,697 3.7 2.9 3.5

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,598,334 2,640,183 2,654,764 108,378 95,428 105,809 4.2 3.6 4.0

Florida

9,668,561 9,909,607 9,973,791 485,449 467,212 519,406 5.0 4.7 5.2

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,022,255 3,089,811 3,100,186 150,558 150,855 158,065 5.0 4.9 5.1

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

988,605 1,010,074 1,018,162 46,827 44,709 50,836 4.7 4.4 5.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,333,962 1,361,651 1,360,727 70,081 72,959 69,648 5.3 5.4 5.1

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

699,688 718,086 721,297 33,650 33,187 37,581 4.8 4.6 5.2

Illinois

6,517,381 6,481,471 6,489,376 439,742 363,140 423,393 6.7 5.6 6.5

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,900,503 4,877,119 4,875,449 321,611 266,695 293,832 6.6 5.5 6.0

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,781,009 3,758,619 3,751,302 247,654 205,362 219,109 6.5 5.5 5.8

Elgin

320,809 322,453 323,362 21,898 18,404 23,424 6.8 5.7 7.2

Gary(3)

339,042 338,901 343,200 23,388 18,837 21,691 6.9 5.6 6.3

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

459,643 457,146 457,585 28,671 24,092 29,608 6.2 5.3 6.5

Massachusetts

3,569,436 3,575,041 3,597,817 175,361 98,949 144,165 4.9 2.8 4.0

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,635,070 2,649,807 2,669,460 112,377 66,868 94,081 4.3 2.5 3.5

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,558,346 1,572,112 1,583,012 61,884 36,521 51,481 4.0 2.3 3.3

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

104,404 105,416 105,533 5,689 3,216 4,613 5.4 3.1 4.4

Framingham

155,200 154,404 155,985 6,065 3,490 5,075 3.9 2.3 3.3

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

112,401 112,557 113,611 4,973 3,190 4,374 4.4 2.8 3.8

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

95,689 94,470 95,522 6,049 3,545 4,970 6.3 3.8 5.2

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

184,920 184,955 187,394 8,990 5,247 7,462 4.9 2.8 4.0

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

83,021 82,838 83,222 4,013 2,290 3,234 4.8 2.8 3.9

Nashua(2)

169,718 171,099 173,011 6,098 4,668 5,943 3.6 2.7 3.4

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

89,390 90,373 89,933 4,019 2,228 3,198 4.5 2.5 3.6

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

81,981 81,583 82,237 4,597 2,473 3,731 5.6 3.0 4.5

Michigan

4,751,237 4,830,685 4,863,951 241,886 215,298 275,806 5.1 4.5 5.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,031,314 2,068,225 2,082,674 109,066 99,229 128,490 5.4 4.8 6.2

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

760,491 773,015 782,498 46,843 43,961 56,507 6.2 5.7 7.2

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,270,823 1,295,212 1,300,176 62,223 55,269 71,982 4.9 4.3 5.5

New York

9,575,623 9,437,309 9,499,659 509,899 420,764 470,435 5.3 4.5 5.0

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

9,965,945 9,888,806 9,926,738 508,744 410,419 457,574 5.1 4.2 4.6

Dutchess County-Putnam County

192,572 188,304 187,079 8,587 7,443 8,370 4.5 4.0 4.5

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,468,637 1,454,318 1,457,838 65,975 56,718 64,233 4.5 3.9 4.4

Newark(3)

1,242,992 1,229,641 1,234,729 62,878 50,660 57,656 5.1 4.1 4.7

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,061,744 7,016,543 7,047,092 371,304 295,598 327,315 5.3 4.2 4.6

Pennsylvania

6,425,448 6,395,720 6,379,947 362,723 306,757 337,717 5.6 4.8 5.3

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,062,651 3,089,962 3,083,500 159,927 133,141 146,483 5.2 4.3 4.8

Camden(3)

634,871 640,187 644,349 32,953 26,436 29,742 5.2 4.1 4.6

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,058,907 1,065,189 1,061,159 45,852 38,556 42,330 4.3 3.6 4.0

Philadelphia

988,593 1,004,821 999,221 62,069 53,327 56,303 6.3 5.3 5.6

Wilmington(3)

380,280 379,765 378,771 19,053 14,822 18,108 5.0 3.9 4.8

Texas

13,112,957 13,353,321 13,357,997 591,497 605,992 660,876 4.5 4.5 4.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,616,290 3,732,597 3,742,503 140,205 137,964 150,911 3.9 3.7 4.0

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,433,402 2,520,613 2,527,104 92,318 91,579 100,466 3.8 3.6 4.0

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,182,888 1,211,984 1,215,399 47,887 46,385 50,445 4.0 3.8 4.2

Washington

3,580,828 3,666,401 3,677,264 222,835 193,221 212,620 6.2 5.3 5.8

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

1,985,260 2,039,201 2,052,343 99,054 82,526 90,019 5.0 4.0 4.4

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,580,460 1,623,073 1,636,699 71,670 57,743 63,341 4.5 3.6 3.9

Tacoma-Lakewood

404,800 416,128 415,644 27,384 24,783 26,678 6.8 6.0 6.4

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, 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. Data for 2016 have been revised to incorporate updated inputs and adjustment to new state controls. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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