Employment Indicators in Selected States

Employment Indicators in Selected States - November 2016
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
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Labor force data

 

Civilian labor force

1,335.9 1,354.6 1,349.5 2,132.9 2,123.9 2,116.8 915.1 928.4 928.5 1,846.8 1,815.8 1,822.9 13,127.1 13,377.1 13,404.6

Employed

1,271.7 1,299.9 1,296.0 2,007.6 1,989.8 1,985.8 855.1 866.0 866.5 1,770.2 1,720.8 1,729.8 12,523.4 12,745.6 12,789.5

Unemployed

64.2 54.7 53.5 125.3 134.1 131.0 60.0 62.4 61.9 76.6 95.0 93.1 603.7 631.5 615.1

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.0 4.0 5.9 6.3 6.2 6.6 6.7 6.7 4.1 5.2 5.1 4.6 4.7 4.6
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,220.2 1,231.0 1,229.0 1,981.7 1,974.7 1,975.3 828.2 822.2 825.9 1,667.0 1,657.3 1,651.5 11,915.5 12,105.4 12,126.3

Mining and Logging

7.5 6.3 6.4 43.7 39.2 38.3 23.1 17.7 18.0 49.7 44.1 44.0 256.0 223.6 226.8

Construction

49.7 49.7 49.3 144.0 146.3 146.7 43.7 43.9 44.3 79.1 80.9 79.9 696.5 694.5 697.0

Manufacturing

153.6 152.9 153.4 141.7 134.5 134.0 27.0 26.0 26.3 132.7 125.7 125.0 866.4 846.3 842.4

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

255.1 255.4 252.5 390.8 389.4 390.7 139.6 135.7 134.1 308.5 305.5 306.1 2,408.9 2,457.8 2,455.3

Information(1)

13.7 13.7 13.5 24.5 24.8 25.4 13.0 12.3 12.4 20.9 21.6 21.7 200.0 201.4 201.2

Financial Activities

49.6 50.4 50.1 90.0 90.4 90.2 33.2 33.4 33.1 80.9 81.3 81.1 728.2 747.2 749.3

Professional & Business Services

141.1 144.6 146.9 210.7 211.7 211.4 100.1 101.0 101.9 182.2 178.0 175.9 1,602.5 1,631.9 1,634.8

Education and Health Services

177.4 184.2 183.2 305.1 315.2 313.5 135.3 140.7 141.2 233.2 237.3 237.2 1,600.9 1,662.5 1,667.2

Leisure and Hospitality

114.5 115.7 115.0 229.9 225.7 227.5 94.5 93.6 96.2 165.5 168.6 166.2 1,270.7 1,314.0 1,319.7

Other Services

44.7 44.8 45.2 75.0 74.5 74.5 28.7 29.1 29.4 61.6 61.6 61.9 422.2 429.1 430.4

Government

213.3 213.3 213.5 326.3 323.0 323.1 190.0 188.8 189.0 352.7 352.7 352.5 1,863.2 1,897.1 1,902.2

(1) Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma information industry employment data are not seasonally adjusted.
(P) Preliminary

Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys; December 16, 2016.