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Northeast - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the United States, Northeast, and Puerto Rico, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

166,263 167,451 (1)167,276 167,426 1,163 0.7

Northeast

(r)28,969.1 (r)29,159.2 29,162.2 29,176.5 (r)207.4 (r)0.7

New England

(r)7,994.0 (r)8,026.6 8,040.4 8,048.8 (r)54.8 (r)0.7

Connecticut

(r)1,886.4 (r)1,899.1 1,902.4 (p)1,906.4 (p)(r)20.0 (p)(r)1.1

Maine

(r)681.7 (r)691.7 692.1 (p)692.8 (p)(r)11.1 (p)(r)1.6

Massachusetts

(r)3,748.2 (r)3,749.9 3,750.2 (p)3,748.5 (p)(r)0.3 (p)(r)0.0

New Hampshire

(r)757.8 (r)762.0 763.1 (p)763.6 (p)(r)5.8 (p)(r)0.8

Rhode Island

(r)571.2 (r)576.2 578.5 (p)580.6 (p)(r)9.4 (p)(r)1.6

Vermont

(r)348.2 (r)353.4 354.2 (p)354.9 (p)(r)6.7 (p)(r)1.9

Middle Atlantic

(r)20,975.0 (r)21,132.6 21,121.8 21,127.6 (r)152.6 (r)0.7

New Jersey

(r)4,813.9 (r)4,832.3 4,824.5 (p)4,819.9 (p)(r)6.0 (p)(r)0.1

New York

(r)9,659.1 (r)9,760.8 9,751.9 (p)9,748.5 (p)(r)89.3 (p)(r)0.9

Pennsylvania

(r)6,501.1 (r)6,538.2 6,544.3 (p)6,558.3 (p)(r)57.3 (p)(r)0.9

Puerto Rico

(r)1,197.7 (r)1,212.5 1,216.2 1,216.7 (r)18.9 (r)1.6

Footnotes
(1) Data affected by changes in population controls.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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 United States, Northeast, and Puerto Rico, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

5,962 6,268 6,124 6,458 496 8.3

Northeast

(r)1,074.6 (r)1,165.8 1,162.8 1,155.2 (r)80.6 (r)7.5

New England

(r)253.2 (r)267.2 269.6 272.5 (r)19.3 (r)7.6

Connecticut

(r)65.8 (r)79.9 82.9 (p)86.1 (p)(r)20.3 (p)(r)30.8

Maine

(r)16.6 (r)23.4 23.7 (p)23.7 (p)(r)7.0 (p)(r)42.3

Massachusetts

(r)133.2 (r)121.7 114.2 (p)110.0 (p)(r)-23.2 (p)(r)-17.4

New Hampshire

(r)14.3 (r)19.9 19.7 (p)19.9 (p)(r)5.5 (p)(r)38.7

Rhode Island

(r)16.2 (r)19.6 20.9 (p)22.7 (p)(r)6.5 (p)(r)40.5

Vermont

(r)6.7 (r)8.0 8.1 (p)8.1 (p)(r)1.3 (p)(r)19.9

Middle Atlantic

(r)821.4 (r)898.6 893.2 882.7 (r)61.3 (r)7.5

New Jersey

(r)191.4 (r)231.5 232.3 (p)231.4 (p)(r)40.0 (p)(r)20.9

New York

(r)390.2 (r)444.7 439.0 (p)430.3 (p)(r)40.1 (p)(r)10.3

Pennsylvania

(r)239.2 (r)220.7 220.6 (p)220.1 (p)(r)-19.1 (p)(r)-8.0

Puerto Rico

(r)71.7 (r)68.8 69.1 69.9 (r)-1.8 (r)-2.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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 United States, Northeast, and Puerto Rico, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
Area
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United States

3.6 3.7 3.7 3.9 0.3

Northeast

(r)3.7 (r)4.0 4.0 4.0 (r)0.3

New England

(r)3.2 (r)3.3 3.4 3.4 (r)0.2

Connecticut

(r)3.5 (r)4.2 4.4 (p)4.5 (p)(r)1.0

Maine

(r)2.4 (r)3.4 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)(r)1.0

Massachusetts

(r)3.6 (r)3.2 3.0 (p)2.9 (p)(r)-0.7

New Hampshire

(r)1.9 (r)2.6 2.6 (p)2.6 (p)(r)0.7

Rhode Island

(r)2.8 (r)3.4 3.6 (p)3.9 (p)(r)1.1

Vermont

(r)1.9 (r)2.3 2.3 (p)2.3 (p)(r)0.4

Middle Atlantic

(r)3.9 (r)4.3 4.2 4.2 (r)0.3

New Jersey

(r)4.0 (r)4.8 4.8 (p)4.8 (p)(r)0.8

New York

(r)4.0 (r)4.6 4.5 (p)4.4 (p)(r)0.4

Pennsylvania

(r)3.7 (r)3.4 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)(r)-0.3

Puerto Rico

(r)6.0 (r)5.7 5.7 5.7 (r)-0.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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 by selected Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the Northeast and Puerto Rico, not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
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Connecticut

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

4.8 (p)4.1 5.2 (p)5.6 (p)0.8

Danbury

4.3 (p)3.5 4.6 (p)5.0 (p)0.7

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

4.5 (p)3.8 4.9 (p)5.2 (p)0.7

New Haven

4.2 (p)3.6 4.7 (p)5.0 (p)0.8

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

4.5 (p)3.7 4.8 (p)5.2 (p)0.7

Waterbury

5.8 (p)4.9 6.4 (p)6.8 (p)1.0

Maine

Bangor

2.7 (p)3.3 3.5 (p)3.7 (p)1.0

Lewiston-Auburn

3.1 (p)3.3 3.6 (p)3.7 (p)0.6

Portland-South Portland, ME

2.3 (p)2.8 3.0 (p)3.0 (p)0.7

Massachusetts

Barnstable Town

6.6 (p)4.5 5.0 (p)5.3 (p)-1.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

3.7 (p)3.2 3.2 (p)3.3 (p)-0.4

Boston-Cambridge-Newton(1)

3.4 (p)3.1 3.0 (p)3.1 (p)-0.3

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton(1)

4.8 (p)4.0 4.0 (p)4.2 (p)-0.6

Framingham(1)

3.6 (p)3.0 3.0 (p)3.2 (p)-0.4

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(1)

3.7 (p)3.2 3.3 (p)3.6 (p)-0.1

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH(1)

5.5 (p)4.5 4.4 (p)4.8 (p)-0.7

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH(1)

4.0 (p)3.5 3.5 (p)3.7 (p)-0.3

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA(1)

4.4 (p)3.7 3.7 (p)3.8 (p)-0.6

Nashua NH-MA(1)

2.8 (p)2.7 2.9 (p)3.3 (p)0.5

Peabody-Salem-Beverly(1)

3.8 (p)3.1 3.1 (p)3.2 (p)-0.6

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton(1)

4.8 (p)3.7 3.9 (p)4.1 (p)-0.7

Leominster-Gardner, MA

5.2 (p)4.0 4.0 (p)4.3 (p)-0.9

New Bedford

6.6 (p)4.7 5.2 (p)5.4 (p)-1.2

Pittsfield

5.4 (p)3.9 3.9 (p)4.1 (p)-1.3

Springfield MA-CT

4.7 (p)3.9 4.1 (p)4.3 (p)-0.4

Worcester MA-CT

4.4 (p)3.6 3.7 (p)3.9 (p)-0.5

New Hampshire

Manchester

2.2 (p)2.4 2.5 (p)2.8 (p)0.6

Portsmouth NH-ME

2.2 (p)2.4 2.5 (p)2.8 (p)0.6

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

2.1 (p)2.3 2.5 (p)2.7 (p)0.6

New York

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

3.3 (p)3.6 3.8 (p)4.0 (p)0.7

Binghamton

4.1 (p)4.6 4.8 (p)4.8 (p)0.7

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls

4.0 (p)4.5 4.7 (p)4.8 (p)0.8

Elmira

4.2 (p)4.5 4.5 (p)4.6 (p)0.4

Glens Falls

4.1 (p)4.4 4.8 (p)5.1 (p)1.0

Ithaca

2.9 (p)3.5 3.5 (p)3.5 (p)0.6

Kingston

3.5 (p)3.9 4.1 (p)4.3 (p)0.8

New York-Newark-Jersey City

4.4 (p)4.5 4.5 (p)4.7 (p)0.3

Dutchess County-Putnam County(1)

3.3 (p)3.6 3.7 (p)3.8 (p)0.5

Nassau County-Suffolk County(1)

3.3 (p)3.6 3.7 (p)3.9 (p)0.6

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(1)

4.8 (p)4.7 4.6 (p)4.8 (p)0.0

New York City

(r)5.6 (r)5.1 4.6 (p)4.9 (p)(r)-0.7

Rochester

3.7 (p)4.1 4.3 (p)4.4 (p)0.7

Syracuse

3.8 (p)4.1 4.4 (p)4.5 (p)0.7

Utica-Rome

4.1 (p)4.4 4.7 (p)4.8 (p)0.7

Watertown-Fort Drum

5.0 (p)5.4 6.0 (p)6.1 (p)1.1

Rhode Island

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

4.3 (p)3.5 4.6 (p)5.2 (p)0.9

Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington

2.1 (p)1.6 2.0 (p)2.0 (p)-0.1

Puerto Rico

Aguadilla-Isabela

8.6 (p)7.5 7.9 (p)8.1 (p)-0.5

Arecibo

7.8 (p)6.6 6.7 (p)6.4 (p)-1.4

Guayama

8.3 (p)8.2 8.6 (p)9.1 (p)0.8

Mayaguez

6.2 (p)6.1 5.6 (p)6.3 (p)0.1

Ponce

8.9 (p)8.1 8.5 (p)8.7 (p)-0.2

San German

7.6 (p)7.1 7.3 (p)7.5 (p)-0.1

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas

4.8 (p)4.9 4.8 (p)4.7 (p)-0.1

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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 selected Northeast states, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

155,060 157,304 157,560 (p)157,830 (p)2,770 (p)1.8

Connecticut

1,687.6 1,695.8 1,701.6 (p)1,702.5 (p)14.9 (p)0.9

Maine

646.8 654.1 655.5 (p)656.2 (p)9.4 (p)1.5

Massachusetts

3,714.1 3,721.1 3,732.6 (p)3,738.9 (p)24.8 (p)0.7

New Hampshire

696.7 704.7 704.2 (p)705.0 (p)8.3 (p)1.2

New York

9,669.6 9,762.5 9,802.5 (p)9,802.6 (p)133.0 (p)1.4

Rhode Island

502.8 509.1 512.3 (p)512.1 (p)9.3 (p)1.8

Vermont

309.4 309.6 312.2 (p)312.7 (p)3.3 (p)1.1

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.