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
July August Number Percent of labor force
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) July August July August
2016 2017 2016 2017(p) 2016 2017 2016 2017(p)

California

19,209,227 19,284,617 19,178,340 19,293,497 1,115,050 1,035,395 1,069,094 1,041,499 5.8 5.4 5.6 5.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,677,694 6,746,093 6,660,764 6,737,326 366,944 338,761 353,009 344,694 5.5 5.0 5.3 5.1

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,608,723 1,590,039 1,601,503 1,587,083 71,298 66,907 68,720 67,355 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,068,971 5,156,054 5,059,261 5,150,243 295,646 271,854 284,289 277,339 5.8 5.3 5.6 5.4

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,565,142 2,571,053 2,559,668 2,572,031 105,733 99,844 102,243 101,309 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.9

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,405,175 1,407,709 1,400,533 1,406,111 66,107 61,561 63,963 62,312 4.7 4.4 4.6 4.4

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

1,017,001 1,021,410 1,016,796 1,023,184 34,585 33,501 33,390 34,132 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3

San Rafael

142,966 141,934 142,339 142,736 5,041 4,782 4,890 4,865 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4

District of Columbia

397,407 405,950 391,268 397,247 25,186 28,062 24,968 26,244 6.3 6.9 6.4 6.6

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,353,057 3,452,903 3,317,964 3,405,922 134,186 133,991 132,301 127,497 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.7

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

689,161 709,775 683,331 704,879 24,773 24,397 23,280 22,017 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.1

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,663,896 2,743,128 2,634,633 2,701,043 109,413 109,594 109,021 105,480 4.1 4.0 4.1 3.9

Florida

9,879,776 10,169,972 9,867,355 10,127,466 508,776 444,547 509,388 430,233 5.1 4.4 5.2 4.2

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,061,366 3,173,284 3,057,021 3,140,503 159,871 142,537 163,683 140,398 5.2 4.5 5.4 4.5

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

1,009,490 1,042,828 1,008,014 1,036,747 48,890 42,470 48,762 40,799 4.8 4.1 4.8 3.9

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,343,295 1,401,069 1,340,860 1,378,632 73,618 67,400 77,390 67,573 5.5 4.8 5.8 4.9

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

708,581 729,387 708,147 725,124 37,363 32,667 37,531 32,026 5.3 4.5 5.3 4.4

Illinois

6,607,396 6,528,216 6,542,874 6,460,360 386,828 319,642 380,780 335,592 5.9 4.9 5.8 5.2

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,994,264 4,943,768 4,934,902 4,892,644 289,509 234,607 283,932 257,208 5.8 4.7 5.8 5.3

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,852,098 3,804,446 3,804,720 3,771,688 229,412 183,247 223,786 204,442 6.0 4.8 5.9 5.4

Elgin

326,345 322,441 323,711 317,549 17,033 15,264 17,100 14,965 5.2 4.7 5.3 4.7

Gary(3)

346,291 344,397 341,376 339,153 20,138 15,754 20,106 17,981 5.8 4.6 5.9 5.3

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

469,530 472,484 465,095 464,254 22,926 20,342 22,940 19,820 4.9 4.3 4.9 4.3

Massachusetts

3,634,702 3,738,461 3,622,631 3,712,208 139,969 162,976 123,037 139,070 3.9 4.4 3.4 3.7

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,671,945 2,750,264 2,663,901 2,730,900 95,058 109,480 84,533 94,515 3.6 4.0 3.2 3.5

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,584,584 1,637,404 1,580,414 1,626,432 53,513 63,192 47,019 53,751 3.4 3.9 3.0 3.3

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

105,182 108,829 104,951 107,754 4,838 5,718 4,224 4,823 4.6 5.3 4.0 4.5

Framingham

156,436 160,268 156,022 159,480 4,973 6,021 4,429 5,157 3.2 3.8 2.8 3.2

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

115,209 117,834 114,593 116,967 3,962 4,222 3,651 3,832 3.4 3.6 3.2 3.3

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

96,439 98,317 95,901 97,643 4,674 5,300 4,365 4,793 4.8 5.4 4.6 4.9

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

187,630 191,970 186,719 190,323 7,555 8,477 6,606 7,252 4.0 4.4 3.5 3.8

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

83,736 85,999 83,508 85,271 3,256 3,655 2,869 3,151 3.9 4.3 3.4 3.7

Nashua(2)

169,977 172,370 169,351 170,794 5,397 5,056 5,283 5,028 3.2 2.9 3.1 2.9

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

90,171 92,834 90,035 92,136 3,280 3,727 2,889 3,191 3.6 4.0 3.2 3.5

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

82,581 84,439 82,407 84,100 3,610 4,112 3,198 3,537 4.4 4.9 3.9 4.2

Michigan

4,891,813 4,899,403 4,874,284 4,883,829 282,996 241,409 254,249 226,382 5.8 4.9 5.2 4.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

2,098,213 2,103,303 2,095,235 2,108,214 132,532 93,179 127,250 93,068 6.3 4.4 6.1 4.4

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

784,456 783,514 784,624 788,164 59,873 43,760 57,929 43,145 7.6 5.6 7.4 5.5

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,313,757 1,319,789 1,310,611 1,320,049 72,659 49,419 69,321 49,922 5.5 3.7 5.3 3.8

New York

9,696,799 9,827,042 9,627,104 9,730,139 487,956 476,970 474,278 473,017 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

10,131,061 10,265,855 10,046,939 10,160,481 527,389 487,401 503,205 488,285 5.2 4.7 5.0 4.8

Dutchess County-Putnam County

197,135 198,859 194,680 196,848 8,430 8,601 8,011 8,334 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.2

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,507,914 1,520,303 1,490,889 1,499,221 64,853 67,693 62,551 66,443 4.3 4.5 4.2 4.4

Newark(3)

1,265,739 1,251,777 1,250,788 1,242,815 69,905 60,228 63,530 60,318 5.5 4.8 5.1 4.9

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,160,273 7,294,916 7,110,582 7,221,597 384,201 350,879 369,113 353,190 5.4 4.8 5.2 4.9

Pennsylvania

6,572,241 6,534,398 6,509,403 6,443,254 395,273 348,538 381,313 329,328 6.0 5.3 5.9 5.1

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,126,766 3,136,801 3,097,873 3,098,451 178,486 163,496 170,559 158,158 5.7 5.2 5.5 5.1

Camden(3)

641,985 644,260 637,510 640,504 36,514 31,527 33,221 31,795 5.7 4.9 5.2 5.0

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,091,918 1,096,458 1,081,760 1,078,998 52,397 47,635 50,498 44,908 4.8 4.3 4.7 4.2

Philadelphia

1,013,455 1,014,257 1,003,295 998,026 70,908 64,293 68,780 61,375 7.0 6.3 6.9 6.1

Wilmington(3)

379,408 381,826 375,308 380,923 18,667 20,041 18,060 20,080 4.9 5.2 4.8 5.3

Texas

13,356,834 13,434,624 13,295,171 13,406,779 674,961 583,977 656,216 604,757 5.1 4.3 4.9 4.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,711,345 3,782,926 3,699,756 3,773,579 155,477 141,580 150,287 146,743 4.2 3.7 4.1 3.9

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,500,683 2,550,399 2,493,990 2,546,954 102,395 94,670 99,078 98,331 4.1 3.7 4.0 3.9

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,210,662 1,232,527 1,205,766 1,226,625 53,082 46,910 51,209 48,412 4.4 3.8 4.2 3.9

Washington

3,675,259 3,754,843 3,658,770 3,743,407 198,745 163,601 193,627 169,583 5.4 4.4 5.3 4.5

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2,035,613 2,063,557 2,033,624 2,077,056 94,527 81,582 90,376 86,782 4.6 4.0 4.4 4.2

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,629,753 1,641,838 1,629,635 1,655,979 68,725 60,571 64,757 65,780 4.2 3.7 4.0 4.0

Tacoma-Lakewood

405,860 421,719 403,989 421,077 25,802 21,011 25,619 21,002 6.4 5.0 6.3 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. 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, 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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