Employment Indicators in Selected States

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

 

Civilian labor force

1,337.0 1,349.9 1,343.2 2,129.6 2,116.3 2,112.6 914.7 929.0 930.0 1,847.6 1,823.3 1,832.7 13,142.4 13,404.4 13,435.0

Employed

1,273.5 1,296.3 1,291.0 2,005.2 1,985.4 1,983.2 854.6 867.0 868.4 1,771.2 1,730.2 1,741.2 12,531.9 12,789.4 12,810.7

Unemployed

63.5 53.6 52.3 124.4 130.9 129.3 60.1 61.9 61.6 76.4 93.1 91.5 610.6 615.0 624.3

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.0 3.9 5.8 6.2 6.1 6.6 6.7 6.6 4.1 5.1 5.0 4.6 4.6 4.6
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,227.0 1,230.5 1,232.2 1,980.0 1,973.5 1,975.4 828.0 829.1 830.5 1,663.1 1,654.5 1,657.5 11,931.1 12,140.5 12,141.3

Mining and Logging

7.5 6.3 6.5 43.4 38.9 37.3 22.8 18.0 17.8 49.5 43.7 42.5 255.3 228.1 228.8

Construction

50.2 49.3 49.0 145.0 146.4 145.5 43.4 44.8 44.8 79.8 80.0 80.1 698.2 697.8 693.7

Manufacturing

154.6 153.7 152.4 141.0 131.9 132.9 27.3 26.3 26.5 132.3 124.8 126.1 858.7 842.6 844.0

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

257.3 253.6 255.2 389.3 391.4 392.2 138.6 135.5 135.7 308.5 307.6 307.0 2,413.6 2,463.4 2,455.2

Information(1)

13.7 13.5 13.4 24.1 25.5 25.4 12.0 12.7 12.7 20.9 21.7 21.9 199.7 201.7 201.5

Financial Activities

49.4 50.2 49.9 89.9 90.5 91.0 33.1 33.1 33.2 80.6 81.0 82.1 728.4 747.6 746.7

Professional & Business Services

141.6 146.9 146.3 211.0 211.5 211.4 100.4 102.0 102.8 181.1 177.3 176.1 1,607.1 1,636.8 1,634.8

Education and Health Services

178.4 183.4 184.3 307.5 313.5 316.1 136.0 141.2 141.6 231.4 237.6 238.5 1,604.4 1,672.4 1,679.7

Leisure and Hospitality

115.7 114.9 116.1 228.9 226.3 226.0 94.9 96.2 96.4 165.1 166.7 170.2 1,276.1 1,316.6 1,320.5

Other Services

45.2 45.2 45.6 74.6 74.4 75.1 28.8 29.5 29.5 61.5 61.6 60.4 422.6 431.6 431.8

Government

213.4 213.5 213.5 325.3 323.2 322.5 190.7 189.8 189.5 352.4 352.5 352.6 1,867.0 1,901.9 1,904.6

(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; January 24, 2017.