Employment Indicators in Selected States

Employment Indicators in Selected States - March 2017
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
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Labor force data

 

Civilian labor force

1,345.5 1,338.0 1,341.2 2,136.7 2,107.0 2,114.1 925.4 932.4 934.4 1,831.9 1,831.8 1,836.6 13,201.5 13,461.6 13,519.7

Employed

1,290.5 1,288.1 1,292.6 2,003.4 1,985.1 1,993.8 864.5 869.2 871.4 1,743.1 1,749.8 1,757.0 12,596.9 12,799.0 12,842.2

Unemployed

55.0 49.8 48.6 133.2 121.8 120.2 60.9 63.2 63.0 88.8 82.0 79.7 604.6 662.6 677.5

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.7 3.6 6.2 5.8 5.7 6.6 6.8 6.7 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.6 4.9 5.0
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,226.5 1,240.6 1,240.5 1,977.0 1,983.6 1,975.1 829.6 837.0 836.7 1,657.7 1,656.0 1,655.8 11,966.1 12,205.6 12,215.1

Mining and Logging

6.8 6.1 6.1 40.3 35.0 35.2 20.8 19.3 19.4 45.8 44.0 46.0 231.4 222.3 227.1

Construction

50.6 51.0 50.2 139.8 153.9 147.2 44.2 44.5 46.0 76.9 80.6 79.0 695.4 710.3 714.3

Manufacturing

154.2 157.2 157.3 138.1 137.2 134.7 27.2 26.5 26.2 130.6 129.3 129.5 853.5 856.3 858.0

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

252.7 252.9 253.3 389.9 384.0 385.5 138.9 138.9 138.7 307.3 302.7 301.2 2,414.2 2,447.2 2,441.7

Information(1)

13.7 13.1 13.1 24.2 22.5 22.3 12.3 12.8 12.8 21.3 21.2 21.0 201.5 196.6 196.8

Financial Activities

51.1 51.2 51.3 92.3 92.3 91.7 33.4 33.3 33.7 78.7 80.6 81.3 726.8 742.9 745.7

Professional & Business Services

142.1 146.6 147.8 210.1 213.5 214.2 100.5 102.1 100.7 180.3 180.1 179.5 1,613.7 1,659.0 1,672.2

Education and Health Services

179.0 187.5 185.5 308.9 314.7 315.7 137.4 140.5 140.9 234.0 237.4 236.9 1,618.2 1,668.9 1,666.5

Leisure and Hospitality

115.4 115.4 115.9 232.0 229.4 229.9 95.0 98.4 97.9 165.6 164.5 165.5 1,280.3 1,325.5 1,313.2

Other Services

47.2 48.3 48.1 75.4 77.5 75.5 28.4 29.1 29.1 62.9 61.0 61.3 422.6 432.1 432.6

Government

213.7 211.3 211.9 326.0 323.6 323.2 191.5 191.6 191.3 354.3 354.6 354.6 1,908.5 1,944.5 1,947.0

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


Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys; April 21, 2017.