Employment Indicators in Selected States

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

 

Civilian labor force

1,338.7 1,378.3 1,372.0 2,102.6 2,087.0 2,098.6 928.5 931.4 932.9 1,823.8 1,835.6 1,841.6 13,347.8 13,427.8 13,480.6

Employed

1,285.6 1,328.7 1,321.9 1,975.8 1,986.8 2,000.4 865.9 874.2 876.4 1,734.7 1,755.1 1,764.5 12,711.7 12,910.6 12,968.4

Unemployed

53.2 49.6 50.1 126.8 100.2 98.2 62.7 57.1 56.5 89.2 80.4 77.2 636.0 517.2 512.1

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.6 3.7 6.0 4.8 4.7 6.7 6.1 6.1 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.8 3.9 3.8
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,233.5 1,256.2 1,254.1 1,966.0 1,978.0 1,974.9 835.4 844.3 845.6 1,649.2 1,672.1 1,668.3 12,114.6 12,390.7 12,445.2

Mining and Logging

6.0 5.9 6.0 35.2 34.8 35.4 18.6 18.2 18.3 42.4 46.8 47.7 216.1 247.6 248.9

Construction

50.2 52.6 52.9 143.1 150.5 151.4 43.5 45.6 46.4 76.8 83.2 81.8 705.5 721.2 729.4

Manufacturing

155.8 160.8 160.5 131.2 133.9 133.1 26.4 26.5 26.5 126.9 130.6 130.9 841.3 876.7 879.4

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

252.3 256.0 255.0 387.3 380.7 377.9 138.6 140.8 140.8 308.0 303.7 301.4 2,438.7 2,460.2 2,468.4

Information(1)

13.4 13.1 13.0 23.4 22.0 21.8 13.2 12.7 13.0 21.3 20.9 21.2 201.3 189.8 188.2

Financial Activities

51.1 50.8 51.2 92.3 93.3 92.5 33.1 34.4 34.7 78.9 80.9 81.0 738.9 765.2 768.3

Professional & Business Services

145.2 148.1 148.3 210.8 213.2 215.4 102.0 104.6 104.0 179.8 181.3 181.0 1,644.1 1,685.9 1,700.6

Education and Health Services

184.3 188.8 189.7 311.3 316.0 316.8 141.0 142.4 142.9 234.9 240.0 239.2 1,651.8 1,684.0 1,692.2

Leisure and Hospitality

116.1 119.4 117.5 231.5 235.5 234.3 97.4 100.2 100.0 164.5 169.8 169.3 1,310.1 1,340.5 1,348.5

Other Services

48.0 50.2 49.7 76.2 78.2 77.0 29.3 29.3 29.6 62.4 60.1 60.5 429.3 448.6 447.8

Government

211.1 210.5 210.3 323.7 319.9 319.3 192.3 189.6 189.4 353.3 354.8 354.3 1,937.5 1,971.0 1,973.5

(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; December 22, 2017.