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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
August September Number Percent of labor force
2018 2019 2018 2019(p) August September August September
2018 2019 2018 2019(p) 2018 2019 2018 2019(p)

California

19,378,108 19,425,066 19,478,378 19,564,887 836,713 810,292 756,608 688,584 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,741,435 6,714,017 6,782,795 6,772,429 308,353 291,132 285,930 267,852 4.6 4.3 4.2 4.0

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,619,377 1,613,708 1,630,989 1,631,857 50,807 48,351 45,179 39,080 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,122,058 5,100,309 5,151,806 5,140,572 257,546 242,781 240,751 228,772 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.5

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,587,206 2,614,291 2,599,544 2,633,873 73,875 71,877 66,042 57,399 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.2

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,411,185 1,421,237 1,418,048 1,432,005 45,427 44,808 40,617 35,962 3.2 3.2 2.9 2.5

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

1,034,672 1,051,011 1,039,457 1,058,733 24,863 23,640 22,227 18,708 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.8

San Rafael

141,349 142,043 142,039 143,135 3,585 3,429 3,198 2,729 2.5 2.4 2.3 1.9

District of Columbia

401,594 407,033 400,542 408,084 23,151 22,084 22,194 21,726 5.8 5.4 5.5 5.3

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,383,565 3,468,393 3,381,116 3,461,672 114,503 109,467 105,536 100,140 3.4 3.2 3.1 2.9

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

687,305 703,572 686,149 699,270 21,123 21,491 20,690 19,783 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.8

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,696,260 2,764,821 2,694,967 2,762,402 93,380 87,976 84,846 80,357 3.5 3.2 3.1 2.9

Florida

10,184,034 10,454,907 10,280,409 10,530,871 372,814 368,469 342,076 317,379 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,120,896 3,217,261 3,149,837 3,237,907 117,341 112,034 109,688 98,537 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.0

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

1,033,399 1,051,203 1,043,978 1,060,561 35,425 34,952 32,319 30,058 3.4 3.3 3.1 2.8

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,364,261 1,427,194 1,376,079 1,433,823 54,245 49,372 52,205 44,753 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.1

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

723,236 738,864 729,780 743,523 27,671 27,710 25,164 23,726 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.2

Illinois

6,442,739 6,527,270 6,435,664 6,481,611 278,285 245,998 248,531 230,367 4.3 3.8 3.9 3.6

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,871,777 4,935,857 4,842,910 4,868,877 197,002 180,838 173,982 163,282 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.4

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,732,627 3,785,022 3,705,981 3,720,717 145,780 137,073 128,020 120,780 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.2

Elgin

328,262 331,110 328,885 332,097 15,397 12,373 14,016 12,397 4.7 3.7 4.3 3.7

Gary(3)

342,690 343,787 342,113 341,412 15,891 14,254 14,322 13,439 4.6 4.1 4.2 3.9

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

468,198 475,938 465,931 474,651 19,934 17,138 17,624 16,666 4.3 3.6 3.8 3.5

Massachusetts

3,847,405 3,886,911 3,795,770 3,816,383 124,140 110,145 115,381 110,521 3.2 2.8 3.0 2.9

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,830,756 2,864,698 2,799,770 2,820,371 84,942 75,162 78,666 75,480 3.0 2.6 2.8 2.7

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,691,923 1,713,972 1,672,618 1,685,517 47,938 41,594 44,999 42,876 2.8 2.4 2.7 2.5

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

111,659 112,981 110,918 111,618 4,308 3,705 3,847 3,588 3.9 3.3 3.5 3.2

Framingham

164,523 165,235 162,457 162,707 4,543 3,963 4,190 3,983 2.8 2.4 2.6 2.4

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

119,204 120,393 117,299 117,835 3,544 3,380 3,250 3,229 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.7

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

100,289 99,600 98,809 97,264 4,366 3,905 4,080 3,789 4.4 3.9 4.1 3.9

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

198,997 201,572 196,730 198,067 6,447 5,786 5,865 5,665 3.2 2.9 3.0 2.9

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

87,679 88,669 86,901 87,250 2,850 2,569 2,745 2,581 3.3 2.9 3.2 3.0

Nashua(2)

173,708 177,497 172,806 177,471 4,839 4,930 4,141 4,451 2.8 2.8 2.4 2.5

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

94,981 96,243 94,325 95,148 2,920 2,476 2,753 2,593 3.1 2.6 2.9 2.7

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

87,793 88,536 86,907 87,494 3,187 2,854 2,796 2,725 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.1

Michigan

4,902,292 4,984,864 4,882,449 4,942,862 199,158 208,276 172,631 184,748 4.1 4.2 3.5 3.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,141,916 2,179,641 2,139,652 2,178,072 97,180 98,049 84,818 89,582 4.5 4.5 4.0 4.1

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

799,363 811,708 797,051 811,816 46,163 43,867 38,591 39,662 5.8 5.4 4.8 4.9

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,342,552 1,367,933 1,342,601 1,366,256 51,016 54,182 46,227 49,920 3.8 4.0 3.4 3.7

New York

9,579,389 9,537,116 9,547,754 9,543,235 385,791 397,978 347,563 354,193 4.0 4.2 3.6 3.7

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

9,933,851 9,967,495 9,872,871 9,944,938 405,720 388,076 361,265 347,110 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.5

Dutchess County-Putnam County

194,970 194,815 194,104 194,890 6,842 7,368 6,444 6,930 3.5 3.8 3.3 3.6

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,496,422 1,488,953 1,483,657 1,483,748 54,656 57,877 48,286 50,822 3.7 3.9 3.3 3.4

Newark(3)

1,215,339 1,241,926 1,204,337 1,241,490 52,273 43,849 46,819 41,373 4.3 3.5 3.9 3.3

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,027,120 7,041,801 6,990,773 7,024,810 291,949 278,982 259,716 247,985 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.5

Pennsylvania

6,443,881 6,539,968 6,414,056 6,516,799 295,479 294,784 249,244 254,595 4.6 4.5 3.9 3.9

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,079,105 3,137,344 3,071,271 3,138,757 141,004 136,384 121,262 120,829 4.6 4.3 3.9 3.8

Camden(3)

621,019 630,389 618,847 633,304 27,634 23,114 24,157 21,304 4.4 3.7 3.9 3.4

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,078,286 1,096,965 1,070,509 1,092,673 40,823 40,969 34,847 35,496 3.8 3.7 3.3 3.2

Philadelphia

1,002,635 1,025,668 1,006,353 1,029,580 56,811 56,238 48,325 49,530 5.7 5.5 4.8 4.8

Wilmington(3)

377,165 384,322 375,562 383,200 15,736 16,063 13,933 14,499 4.2 4.2 3.7 3.8

Texas

13,768,541 14,015,597 13,849,870 14,112,718 546,121 506,768 512,839 471,617 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,884,415 3,986,660 3,908,721 4,014,600 141,261 132,416 132,835 123,217 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.1

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,620,676 2,704,040 2,636,444 2,720,428 95,540 89,274 90,093 83,077 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.1

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,263,739 1,282,620 1,272,277 1,294,172 45,721 43,142 42,742 40,140 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.1

Washington

3,793,102 3,930,463 3,805,427 3,939,241 161,104 177,991 151,394 163,840 4.2 4.5 4.0 4.2

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,110,158 2,180,769 2,117,773 2,190,618 79,795 78,053 78,754 76,622 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.5

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,688,760 1,738,014 1,695,957 1,748,208 58,923 53,201 59,706 54,384 3.5 3.1 3.5 3.1

Tacoma-Lakewood

421,398 442,755 421,816 442,410 20,872 24,852 19,048 22,238 5.0 5.6 4.5 5.0

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. 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: October 30, 2019