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Midwest Economy - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the Midwest, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

163,111 164,401 164,347 164,556 1,445 0.9

Midwest

34,844.1 35,186.8 35,216.0 35,223.9 379.9 1.1

Illinois

6,470.5 6,505.1 6,496.4 (p)6,480.0 (p)9.5 (p)0.1

Indiana

3,392.3 3,383.7 3,384.2 (p)3,386.2 (p)-6.1 (p)-0.2

Iowa

1,691.6 1,748.6 1,757.9 (p)1,763.3 (p)71.7 (p)4.2

Kansas

1,486.4 1,488.7 1,493.1 (p)1,496.3 (p)9.9 (p)0.7

Michigan

4,903.1 4,957.3 4,955.5 (p)4,956.4 (p)53.3 (p)1.1

Minnesota

3,077.0 3,125.4 3,130.7 (p)3,132.2 (p)55.2 (p)1.8

Missouri

3,054.0 3,110.1 3,124.2 (p)3,128.9 (p)75.0 (p)2.5

Nebraska

1,022.4 1,042.6 1,044.6 (p)1,046.3 (p)23.9 (p)2.3

North Dakota

402.9 404.0 404.6 (p)405.3 (p)2.3 (p)0.6

Ohio

5,757.5 5,830.8 5,833.9 (p)5,838.7 (p)81.2 (p)1.4

South Dakota

460.9 468.8 469.8 (p)470.5 (p)9.5 (p)2.1

Wisconsin

3,125.6 3,121.8 3,121.1 (p)3,120.0 (p)-5.6 (p)-0.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in the Midwest, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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6,286 5,857 5,811 5,753 -533 -8.5

Midwest

1,275.1 1,254.9 1,253.4 1,243.6 -31.5 -2.5

Illinois

276.5 251.0 246.0 (p)240.1 (p)-36.4 (p)-13.2

Indiana

117.4 108.1 108.4 (p)108.4 (p)-9.0 (p)-7.7

Iowa

40.4 45.1 46.2 (p)47.2 (p)6.8 (p)16.9

Kansas

49.7 46.7 46.9 (p)47.2 (p)-2.5 (p)-4.9

Michigan

196.3 202.3 196.9 (p)191.4 (p)-4.9 (p)-2.5

Minnesota

87.9 100.8 101.8 (p)102.4 (p)14.4 (p)16.4

Missouri

94.2 95.4 98.3 (p)101.9 (p)7.7 (p)8.1

Nebraska

28.2 32.4 32.8 (p)32.3 (p)4.1 (p)14.6

North Dakota

10.3 10.0 10.0 (p)9.8 (p)-0.5 (p)-4.5

Ohio

267.1 246.0 247.1 (p)242.6 (p)-24.5 (p)-9.2

South Dakota

13.6 14.2 14.6 (p)15.0 (p)1.4 (p)10.2

Wisconsin

93.6 102.9 104.4 (p)105.5 (p)11.9 (p)12.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in the Midwest, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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United States

3.9 3.6 3.5 3.5 -0.4

Midwest

3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 -0.2

Illinois

4.3 3.9 3.8 (p)3.7 (p)-0.6

Indiana

3.5 3.2 3.2 (p)3.2 (p)-0.3

Iowa

2.4 2.6 2.6 (p)2.7 (p)0.3

Kansas

3.3 3.1 3.1 (p)3.2 (p)-0.1

Michigan

4.0 4.1 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)-0.1

Minnesota

2.9 3.2 3.3 (p)3.3 (p)0.4

Missouri

3.1 3.1 3.1 (p)3.3 (p)0.2

Nebraska

2.8 3.1 3.1 (p)3.1 (p)0.3

North Dakota

2.6 2.5 2.5 (p)2.4 (p)-0.2

Ohio

4.6 4.2 4.2 (p)4.2 (p)-0.4

South Dakota

2.9 3.0 3.1 (p)3.2 (p)0.3

Wisconsin

3.0 3.3 3.3 (p)3.4 (p)0.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in Midwest states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Illinois

Bloomington

4.7 3.5 3.1 (p)3.4 (p)-1.3

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

2.9 2.5 3.1 (p)3.2 (p)0.3

Carbondale-Marion

5.2 3.7 3.4 (p)3.7 (p)-1.5

Champaign-Urbana

4.6 3.5 3.1 (p)3.3 (p)-1.3

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

3.9 3.5 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)-0.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL(1)

3.6 3.4 3.1 (p)2.8 (p)-0.8

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI(1)

5.0 3.5 3.4 (p)4.0 (p)-1.0

Danville

6.7 4.9 4.6 (p)5.3 (p)-1.4

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

4.7 3.9 3.9 (p)4.5 (p)-0.2

Decatur

6.3 4.8 4.5 (p)5.1 (p)-1.2

Elgin

5.8 3.7 3.6 (p)4.4 (p)-1.4

Kankakee

6.4 4.3 4.6 (p)5.4 (p)-1.0

Peoria

5.8 4.2 4.0 (p)4.6 (p)-1.2

Rockford

6.4 5.0 5.1 (p)5.8 (p)-0.6

St Louis, MO-IL

3.4 2.7 3.0 (p)3.3 (p)-0.1

Springfield

5.0 3.5 3.2 (p)3.6 (p)-1.4

Indiana

Bloomington

3.4 3.1 3.2 (p)2.8 (p)-0.6

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

3.9 3.5 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)-0.7

Gary(1)

4.8 3.8 4.2 (p)4.5 (p)-0.3

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

4.0 3.6 3.4 (p)3.2 (p)-0.8

Columbus

2.5 2.2 2.3 (p)2.1 (p)-0.4

Elkhart-Goshen

2.9 2.8 2.8 (p)2.7 (p)-0.2

Evansville, IN-KY

3.0 2.8 3.0 (p)2.8 (p)-0.2

Fort Wayne

3.0 3.2 3.1 (p)2.8 (p)-0.2

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson

3.1 2.7 2.9 (p)2.7 (p)-0.4

Kokomo

3.8 3.2 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)-0.4

Lafayette-West Lafayette

3.0 2.8 2.9 (p)2.6 (p)-0.4

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

3.5 3.3 3.4 (p)3.3 (p)-0.2

Michigan City-LaPorte

4.7 3.6 3.9 (p)4.2 (p)-0.5

Muncie

3.9 3.6 3.7 (p)3.5 (p)-0.4

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

3.7 3.4 3.5 (p)3.4 (p)-0.3

Terre Haute

4.5 3.6 3.9 (p)3.9 (p)-0.6

Iowa

Ames

1.5 1.3 1.6 (p)2.0 (p)0.5

Cedar Rapids

2.7 2.4 2.6 (p)3.1 (p)0.4

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

4.7 3.9 3.9 (p)4.5 (p)-0.2

Des Moines-West Des Moines

2.4 2.1 2.3 (p)2.7 (p)0.3

Dubuque

2.5 1.9 2.2 (p)3.1 (p)0.6

Iowa City

1.9 1.6 1.8 (p)2.3 (p)0.4

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.8 2.7 2.7 (p)2.7 (p)-0.1

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

2.7 2.4 2.6 (p)3.1 (p)0.4

Waterloo-Cedar Falls

2.6 2.5 2.7 (p)3.3 (p)0.7

Kansas

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.1 2.7 2.8 (p)3.1 (p)0.0

Lawrence

2.8 2.6 2.6 (p)2.5 (p)-0.3

Manhattan

2.8 2.4 2.5 (p)2.4 (p)-0.4

Topeka

3.4 2.9 2.9 (p)3.1 (p)-0.3

St. Joseph, MO-KS

2.9 2.3 2.6 (p)3.0 (p)0.1

Wichita

3.4 3.1 3.1 (p)3.2 (p)-0.2

Michigan

Ann Arbor

2.8 2.5 2.2 (p)2.2 (p)-0.6

Battle Creek

4.2 3.5 3.2 (p)3.5 (p)-0.7

Bay City

4.6 4.1 3.7 (p)4.3 (p)-0.3

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

4.3 3.7 3.4 (p)3.7 (p)-0.6

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia(1)

5.1 4.5 4.0 (p)4.4 (p)-0.7

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills(1)

3.8 3.3 3.0 (p)3.3 (p)-0.5

Flint

4.7 4.8 3.8 (p)4.0 (p)-0.7

Grand Rapids-Wyoming

2.9 2.5 2.3 (p)2.4 (p)-0.5

Jackson

3.8 3.3 3.0 (p)3.2 (p)-0.6

Kalamazoo-Portage

3.7 3.1 2.8 (p)3.0 (p)-0.7

Lansing-East Lansing

3.2 3.6 2.5 (p)2.7 (p)-0.5

Midland

3.8 3.1 3.0 (p)3.3 (p)-0.5

Monroe

4.0 2.9 2.9 (p)3.1 (p)-0.9

Muskegon

4.4 3.6 3.6 (p)3.7 (p)-0.7

Niles-Benton Harbor

4.4 3.1 3.1 (p)3.6 (p)-0.8

Saginaw

4.6 4.8 3.9 (p)4.1 (p)-0.5

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

3.7 3.4 3.5 (p)3.4 (p)-0.3

Minnesota

Duluth, MN-WI

4.0 3.2 3.9 (p)4.5 (p)0.5

Fargo, ND-MN

2.3 1.6 1.9 (p)2.2 (p)-0.1

Grand Forks, ND-MN

2.5 1.8 2.1 (p)2.5 (p)0.0

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

2.5 2.3 2.3 (p)2.7 (p)0.2

Mankato-North Mankato

2.5 2.0 2.0 (p)2.6 (p)0.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.8 2.5 2.7 (p)3.0 (p)0.2

Rochester

2.7 2.1 2.3 (p)3.0 (p)0.3

St. Cloud

3.5 2.3 2.8 (p)3.7 (p)0.2

Missouri

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

2.9 2.5 3.1 (p)3.2 (p)0.3

Columbia

2.2 1.7 2.2 (p)2.4 (p)0.2

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.7 2.3 2.2 (p)2.3 (p)-0.4

Jefferson City

2.6 1.9 2.5 (p)2.8 (p)0.2

Joplin

2.7 2.4 2.9 (p)3.2 (p)0.5

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.1 2.7 2.8 (p)3.1 (p)0.0

Springfield

2.6 2.2 2.8 (p)3.2 (p)0.6

St. Joseph

2.9 2.3 2.6 (p)3.0 (p)0.1

St. Louis, MO-IL

3.4 2.7 3.0 (p)3.3 (p)-0.1

Nebraska

Grand Island

2.9 4.2 2.8 (p)2.9 (p)0.0

Lincoln

2.4 2.7 2.6 (p)2.4 (p)0.0

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.8 2.7 2.7 (p)2.7 (p)-0.1

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

2.7 2.4 2.6 (p)3.1 (p)0.4

North Dakota

Bismarck

2.8 1.8 2.3 (p)2.4 (p)-0.4

Fargo, ND-MN

2.3 1.6 1.9 (p)2.2 (p)-0.1

Grand Forks, ND-MN

2.5 1.8 2.1 (p)2.5 (p)0.0

Ohio

Akron

4.9 4.1 4.0 (p)4.0 (p)-0.9

Canton-Massillon

5.2 4.3 4.4 (p)4.4 (p)-0.8

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

4.0 3.6 3.4 (p)3.2 (p)-0.8

Cleveland-Elyria

5.0 3.2 3.3 (p)3.5 (p)-1.5

Columbus

4.1 3.5 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)-0.9

Dayton

4.6 4.2 3.8 (p)3.6 (p)-1.0

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

5.1 4.6 4.6 (p)4.8 (p)-0.3

Lima

4.7 4.0 3.8 (p)3.8 (p)-0.9

Mansfield

5.4 4.3 4.4 (p)4.4 (p)-1.0

Parkersburg-Vienna

5.3 4.9 5.3 (p)5.3 (p)0.0

Springfield

4.9 5.0 4.3 (p)4.0 (p)-0.9

Toledo

5.1 4.2 4.0 (p)4.0 (p)-1.1

Wheeling, WV-OH

4.9 5.2 5.4 (p)5.5 (p)0.6

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

5.9 5.7 5.6 (p)5.5 (p)-0.4

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

6.0 5.5 5.6 (p)5.4 (p)-0.6

South Dakota

Rapid City

3.2 3.0 3.4 (p)3.7 (p)0.5

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

2.7 2.4 2.6 (p)3.1 (p)0.4

Sioux Falls

2.5 2.4 2.6 (p)3.0 (p)0.5

Wisconsin

Appleton

2.6 2.4 2.5 (p)2.8 (p)0.2

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

3.9 3.5 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)-0.7

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI(1)

5.0 3.5 3.4 (p)4.0 (p)-1.0

Duluth, MN-WI

4.0 3.2 3.9 (p)4.5 (p)0.5

Eau Claire

2.9 2.6 2.7 (p)3.5 (p)0.6

Fond du Lac

2.4 2.5 2.5 (p)2.7 (p)0.3

Green Bay

2.6 2.6 2.7 (p)2.9 (p)0.3

Janesville-Beloit

2.9 3.2 3.4 (p)3.5 (p)0.6

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

2.5 2.3 2.3 (p)2.7 (p)0.2

Madison

2.1 2.2 2.2 (p)2.3 (p)0.2

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

2.8 3.1 3.2 (p)3.1 (p)0.3

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.8 2.5 2.7 (p)3.0 (p)0.2

Oshkosh-Neenah

2.4 2.6 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)0.4

Racine

3.3 3.6 3.7 (p)3.8 (p)0.5

Sheboygan

2.3 2.4 2.6 (p)2.6 (p)0.3

Wausau

2.4 2.4 2.5 (p)2.7 (p)0.3

Footnotes
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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in Midwest States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

149,865 151,553 151,814 (p)151,961 (p)2,096 (p)1.4

Illinois

6,148.3 6,198.7 6,185.3 (p)6,193.3 (p)45.0 (p)0.7

Indiana

3,161.1 3,161.1 3,164.9 (p)3,165.5 (p)4.4 (p)0.1

Iowa

1,593.4 1,596.4 1,594.1 (p)1,591.0 (p)-2.4 (p)-0.2

Kansas

1,423.3 1,438.8 1,440.0 (p)1,443.4 (p)20.1 (p)1.4

Michigan

4,432.2 4,422.3 4,447.2 (p)4,451.7 (p)19.5 (p)0.4

Minnesota

2,961.1 2,969.8 2,967.2 (p)2,967.4 (p)6.3 (p)0.2

Missouri

2,894.1 2,921.6 2,922.7 (p)2,914.2 (p)20.1 (p)0.7

Nebraska

1,023.8 1,036.7 1,036.7 (p)1,039.5 (p)15.7 (p)1.5

North Dakota

434.6 435.2 436.9 (p)436.9 (p)2.3 (p)0.5

Ohio

5,583.3 5,591.3 5,600.8 (p)5,610.6 (p)27.3 (p)0.5

South Dakota

445.6 449.6 449.7 (p)449.5 (p)3.9 (p)0.9

Wisconsin

2,984.5 2,982.4 2,981.7 (p)2,991.5 (p)7.0 (p)0.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.