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
April May Number Percent of labor force
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) April May April May
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

California

19,030,030 19,085,797 19,021,893 19,061,296 1,019,131 864,015 941,445 805,572 5.4 4.5 4.9 4.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,624,061 6,689,427 6,618,082 6,676,230 312,204 264,221 301,141 255,868 4.7 3.9 4.6 3.8

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,596,401 1,580,708 1,595,227 1,575,450 63,171 51,943 58,245 50,025 4.0 3.3 3.7 3.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,027,660 5,108,719 5,022,855 5,100,780 249,033 212,278 242,896 205,843 5.0 4.2 4.8 4.0

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,524,303 2,532,235 2,521,842 2,527,358 94,200 78,792 86,437 76,297 3.7 3.1 3.4 3.0

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,385,387 1,386,141 1,383,841 1,383,828 58,992 48,768 54,260 46,963 4.3 3.5 3.9 3.4

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

999,039 1,006,645 997,874 1,004,103 30,774 26,248 28,175 25,720 3.1 2.6 2.8 2.6

San Rafael

139,877 139,449 140,127 139,427 4,434 3,776 4,002 3,614 3.2 2.7 2.9 2.6

District of Columbia

391,221 397,998 388,784 400,850 21,130 21,589 21,042 21,975 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,290,317 3,368,573 3,299,917 3,385,298 113,959 115,690 117,807 123,178 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.6

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

674,871 686,043 674,851 689,037 21,028 20,302 21,690 22,461 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.3

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,615,446 2,682,530 2,625,066 2,696,261 92,931 95,388 96,117 100,717 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7

Florida

9,766,559 10,095,521 9,819,355 10,129,616 450,261 409,041 445,147 404,500 4.6 4.1 4.5 4.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,034,341 3,146,104 3,043,228 3,150,611 146,245 137,959 143,101 132,803 4.8 4.4 4.7 4.2

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

994,361 1,031,290 1,001,241 1,037,079 43,545 39,175 43,230 39,335 4.4 3.8 4.3 3.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,334,630 1,387,407 1,333,460 1,386,709 71,833 70,407 69,007 64,843 5.4 5.1 5.2 4.7

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

705,350 727,407 708,527 726,823 30,867 28,377 30,864 28,625 4.4 3.9 4.4 3.9

Illinois

6,537,340 6,418,403 6,516,889 6,435,332 380,480 280,434 342,972 275,090 5.8 4.4 5.3 4.3

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,922,262 4,816,698 4,906,431 4,850,534 289,301 202,806 258,403 197,846 5.9 4.2 5.3 4.1

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,805,743 3,706,449 3,787,318 3,741,100 229,416 157,299 203,515 153,913 6.0 4.2 5.4 4.1

Elgin

319,846 317,320 320,506 315,721 16,869 14,056 15,236 13,667 5.3 4.4 4.8 4.3

Gary(3)

342,931 337,498 342,236 338,136 20,667 13,050 19,332 12,622 6.0 3.9 5.6 3.7

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

453,742 455,431 456,371 455,577 22,349 18,401 20,320 17,644 4.9 4.0 4.5 3.9

Massachusetts

3,571,623 3,684,286 3,569,607 3,686,676 136,232 140,628 131,194 152,551 3.8 3.8 3.7 4.1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,638,763 2,721,716 2,634,593 2,719,862 90,671 93,544 89,058 102,880 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.8

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,563,071 1,616,924 1,559,619 1,615,846 50,204 52,042 50,003 58,889 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.6

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

104,796 108,780 104,333 108,218 4,603 4,661 4,424 5,082 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.7

Framingham

154,538 158,939 154,122 158,749 4,766 5,043 4,623 5,509 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.5

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

112,701 116,165 113,395 116,132 3,943 4,154 3,804 4,212 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.6

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

95,270 97,627 95,326 97,680 4,897 5,061 4,639 5,350 5.1 5.2 4.9 5.5

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

184,304 189,951 184,144 189,866 7,179 7,414 6,961 7,881 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.2

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

82,978 84,912 83,010 85,225 3,151 3,120 3,111 3,503 3.8 3.7 3.7 4.1

Nashua(2)

169,187 171,909 169,167 171,794 5,213 5,294 5,120 5,152 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

90,037 92,307 89,806 92,213 3,210 3,191 3,125 3,541 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.8

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

81,881 84,202 81,671 84,139 3,505 3,564 3,248 3,761 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.5

Michigan

4,786,552 4,844,764 4,834,360 4,869,326 217,050 179,807 218,781 179,817 4.5 3.7 4.5 3.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,029,683 2,077,780 2,053,841 2,089,660 93,864 82,502 97,170 75,331 4.6 4.0 4.7 3.6

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

758,877 777,466 765,253 778,582 41,136 37,636 42,627 33,748 5.4 4.8 5.6 4.3

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,270,806 1,300,315 1,288,589 1,311,077 52,728 44,866 54,543 41,583 4.1 3.5 4.2 3.2

New York

9,576,980 9,618,458 9,566,693 9,618,997 439,358 405,338 414,684 410,710 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.3

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

9,994,275 10,047,028 9,985,542 10,054,375 461,687 390,060 447,542 413,462 4.6 3.9 4.5 4.1

Dutchess County-Putnam County

193,272 192,232 194,130 192,956 7,502 7,636 7,366 7,582 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.9

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,471,190 1,470,827 1,480,010 1,480,336 56,818 57,289 55,196 57,331 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.9

Newark(3)

1,254,018 1,234,624 1,254,323 1,234,316 62,795 47,940 61,929 52,125 5.0 3.9 4.9 4.2

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,075,795 7,149,345 7,057,079 7,146,767 334,572 277,195 323,051 296,424 4.7 3.9 4.6 4.1

Pennsylvania

6,459,383 6,450,613 6,484,977 6,476,898 334,738 302,450 343,548 336,285 5.2 4.7 5.3 5.2

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,083,390 3,107,489 3,084,610 3,101,812 151,565 135,981 155,073 151,197 4.9 4.4 5.0 4.9

Camden(3)

638,033 644,944 635,969 639,484 31,961 24,045 31,827 26,840 5.0 3.7 5.0 4.2

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,066,093 1,072,544 1,071,242 1,077,003 42,790 39,857 44,424 45,402 4.0 3.7 4.1 4.2

Philadelphia

999,217 1,008,861 1,000,507 1,006,887 60,098 55,098 62,654 62,202 6.0 5.5 6.3 6.2

Wilmington(3)

380,047 381,140 376,892 378,438 16,716 16,981 16,168 16,753 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.4

Texas

13,236,855 13,506,876 13,245,519 13,449,184 564,001 611,747 566,379 591,954 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,653,284 3,771,253 3,658,856 3,767,277 129,778 144,651 130,048 142,365 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.8

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,457,574 2,544,188 2,461,514 2,542,796 84,917 97,361 85,450 95,815 3.5 3.8 3.5 3.8

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,195,710 1,227,065 1,197,342 1,224,481 44,861 47,290 44,598 46,550 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8

Washington

3,613,072 3,672,339 3,625,231 3,675,875 190,589 156,243 190,151 159,882 5.3 4.3 5.2 4.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,018,455 2,056,819 2,020,321 2,056,326 85,011 68,653 87,384 74,435 4.2 3.3 4.3 3.6

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,617,598 1,646,824 1,618,175 1,645,922 59,669 47,249 62,389 52,911 3.7 2.9 3.9 3.2

Tacoma-Lakewood

400,857 409,995 402,146 410,404 25,342 21,404 24,995 21,524 6.3 5.2 6.2 5.2

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. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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