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
November December Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) November December November December
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) 2015 2016 2015 2016(p)

California

18,995,979 19,357,095 18,993,947 19,192,788 1,101,576 976,630 1,088,835 964,217 5.8 5.0 5.7 5.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,600,183 6,744,258 6,600,592 6,691,537 360,349 306,975 349,329 296,840 5.5 4.6 5.3 4.4

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,605,797 1,635,008 1,608,935 1,620,416 68,804 60,482 65,188 56,923 4.3 3.7 4.1 3.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

4,994,386 5,109,250 4,991,657 5,071,121 291,545 246,493 284,141 239,917 5.8 4.8 5.7 4.7

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,516,938 2,566,276 2,524,701 2,548,157 101,472 91,386 97,280 86,667 4.0 3.6 3.9 3.4

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,378,356 1,402,557 1,380,854 1,392,588 63,326 56,572 60,676 53,773 4.6 4.0 4.4 3.9

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

997,223 1,018,723 1,001,873 1,011,179 33,362 30,420 32,013 28,716 3.3 3.0 3.2 2.8

San Rafael

141,359 144,996 141,974 144,390 4,784 4,394 4,591 4,178 3.4 3.0 3.2 2.9

District of Columbia

391,291 399,375 389,975 397,720 25,845 23,336 24,753 21,607 6.6 5.8 6.3 5.4

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,293,304 3,337,179 3,285,388 3,347,490 133,738 123,585 128,240 115,345 4.1 3.7 3.9 3.4

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

680,670 687,660 677,087 688,106 26,113 21,872 23,638 19,637 3.8 3.2 3.5 2.9

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,612,634 2,649,519 2,608,301 2,659,384 107,625 101,713 104,602 95,708 4.1 3.8 4.0 3.6

Florida

9,685,448 9,895,322 9,703,956 9,922,037 480,189 480,400 464,062 465,862 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,034,541 3,081,280 3,037,750 3,093,910 154,221 149,793 152,805 150,569 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.9

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

993,529 1,023,548 995,932 1,025,431 45,961 47,045 43,827 44,712 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,340,962 1,343,335 1,342,510 1,357,331 75,377 67,748 77,698 72,658 5.6 5.0 5.8 5.4

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

700,050 714,397 699,308 711,148 32,883 35,000 31,280 33,199 4.7 4.9 4.5 4.7

Illinois

6,541,640 6,545,037 6,534,881 6,512,493 379,763 345,405 390,552 362,965 5.8 5.3 6.0 5.6

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,887,867 4,914,922 4,894,460 4,896,843 266,114 259,012 277,811 265,144 5.4 5.3 5.7 5.4

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,761,366 3,784,470 3,771,441 3,773,042 201,268 205,256 208,567 203,326 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4

Elgin

328,517 327,848 325,507 324,352 19,751 15,544 20,883 18,521 6.0 4.7 6.4 5.7

Gary(3)

337,509 343,956 339,085 340,448 19,547 17,370 21,266 18,910 5.8 5.1 6.3 5.6

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

460,475 458,648 458,427 459,001 25,548 20,842 27,095 24,387 5.5 4.5 5.9 5.3

Massachusetts

3,562,821 3,579,767 3,554,554 3,587,944 160,734 91,522 162,367 100,100 4.5 2.6 4.6 2.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,629,115 2,650,951 2,619,817 2,656,752 107,387 63,403 105,889 67,561 4.1 2.4 4.0 2.5

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,555,591 1,568,951 1,548,647 1,573,131 60,716 34,852 59,197 36,937 3.9 2.2 3.8 2.3

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

105,652 105,798 105,519 106,026 5,283 2,965 5,350 3,249 5.0 2.8 5.1 3.1

Framingham

154,039 155,398 153,657 155,941 5,531 3,231 5,603 3,534 3.6 2.1 3.6 2.3

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

112,723 114,656 112,115 114,319 4,582 2,957 4,577 3,217 4.1 2.6 4.1 2.8

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

95,778 94,587 95,474 94,381 5,726 3,400 5,747 3,577 6.0 3.6 6.0 3.8

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

182,939 183,278 182,424 184,224 8,480 4,873 8,459 5,300 4.6 2.7 4.6 2.9

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

82,817 83,124 82,659 83,183 3,792 2,187 3,791 2,320 4.6 2.6 4.6 2.8

Nashua(2)

167,615 171,808 167,497 171,783 5,555 4,564 5,328 4,664 3.3 2.7 3.2 2.7

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

89,876 90,529 89,875 90,950 3,785 2,113 3,734 2,257 4.2 2.3 4.2 2.5

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

82,085 82,822 81,950 82,814 3,937 2,261 4,103 2,506 4.8 2.7 5.0 3.0

Michigan

4,747,157 4,866,240 4,752,838 4,831,428 201,429 217,823 213,526 214,347 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.4

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

1,991,684 2,071,137 2,001,783 2,069,104 101,235 105,003 107,419 99,229 5.1 5.1 5.4 4.8

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

747,241 775,510 750,371 773,784 45,028 46,918 47,294 43,940 6.0 6.0 6.3 5.7

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,244,443 1,295,626 1,251,412 1,295,319 56,206 58,085 60,125 55,288 4.5 4.5 4.8 4.3

New York

9,673,441 9,585,223 9,692,870 9,539,259 462,578 449,936 459,519 424,561 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.5

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

10,095,383 10,010,717 10,117,972 9,985,555 465,362 446,989 450,829 412,497 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.1

Dutchess County-Putnam County

194,259 193,329 194,475 191,059 7,740 7,521 7,675 7,465 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,471,339 1,469,266 1,473,832 1,459,632 59,686 57,998 59,013 56,762 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.9

Newark(3)

1,259,840 1,245,743 1,263,428 1,244,928 55,531 50,680 53,151 50,160 4.4 4.1 4.2 4.0

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,169,945 7,102,379 7,186,237 7,089,936 342,405 330,790 330,990 298,110 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.2

Pennsylvania

6,418,087 6,474,410 6,417,503 6,420,121 279,299 317,880 260,479 312,433 4.4 4.9 4.1 4.9

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,074,123 3,104,393 3,075,878 3,087,467 135,299 141,629 124,723 134,666 4.4 4.6 4.1 4.4

Camden(3)

638,474 639,176 639,393 638,154 29,822 26,632 28,460 26,241 4.7 4.2 4.5 4.1

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,058,413 1,072,551 1,060,342 1,065,515 36,376 41,707 32,513 39,247 3.4 3.9 3.1 3.7

Philadelphia

993,323 1,011,882 990,793 1,001,932 51,943 58,187 46,879 54,353 5.2 5.8 4.7 5.4

Wilmington(3)

383,913 380,784 385,350 381,866 17,158 15,103 16,871 14,825 4.5 4.0 4.4 3.9

Texas

13,147,382 13,390,507 13,136,901 13,398,817 583,304 566,680 556,706 609,927 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.6

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,626,424 3,752,319 3,625,068 3,749,215 140,460 130,412 131,786 138,651 3.9 3.5 3.6 3.7

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,438,327 2,532,433 2,434,940 2,531,340 92,192 86,387 86,507 91,982 3.8 3.4 3.6 3.6

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,188,097 1,219,886 1,190,128 1,217,875 48,268 44,025 45,279 46,669 4.1 3.6 3.8 3.8

Washington

3,560,884 3,677,276 3,568,849 3,661,925 202,545 189,687 210,992 194,105 5.7 5.2 5.9 5.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

1,976,496 2,050,248 1,983,893 2,039,824 104,146 88,366 99,258 82,583 5.3 4.3 5.0 4.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,575,717 1,637,586 1,579,774 1,625,907 80,686 64,308 74,196 57,675 5.1 3.9 4.7 3.5

Tacoma-Lakewood

400,779 412,662 404,119 413,917 23,460 24,058 25,062 24,908 5.9 5.8 6.2 6.0

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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